Alla Kudryavtseva

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Alla Kudryavtseva
Алла Кудрявцева
Alla Kudryavtseva at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 26) [1]
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Turned pro February 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,804,092
Singles
Career record 184–152
Career titles 1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 56 (October 4, 2010)
Current ranking No. 142 (August 19, 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007, 2010, 2014)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 4R (2008)
US Open 3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 130–98
Career titles 7 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 27 (August 30, 2010)
Current ranking No. 63 (June 24, 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2012)
French Open 3R (2010, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2008, 2009, 2010)
US Open 3R (2009, 2011)
Last updated on: June 24, 2013.

Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Russian: А́лла Алекса́ндровна Кудря́вцева, born November 3, 1987 in Moscow) is a professional tennis player from Russia. She currently lives in Moscow, where she is coached by Nick Rybakov. Her father Alexander was a world champion Greco-Roman wrestler in the 1980s and her grandfather a Russian weightlifter of some note [1].

Her career high rank in singles is world number 56, which she achieved on October 4, 2010. On August 30, 2010, her career-high doubles ranking is world number 27. Kudryavtseva won US$ 952,589 in prize money, 1 singles and 3 doubles titles on the WTA tour. She was a finalist at the Orange Bowl Championships, as a junior.

Her main sponsor is Wilson and she also has an endorsement deal with Diadora.

Kudryavtseva's first Grand Slam tournament, competing in the main draw, was the 2007 Australian Open. She defeated Finland's Emma Laine in the first round 4–6, 6–2 and 9–7. In the second rond she lost against her lifetime heroine Martina Hingis in two sets, 6–2 and 6–2. In Paris, Kudryavtseva won against the 29th seed Gisela Dulko 7–5, 1–6, 8–6 to reach the third round of Roland Garros, where she was defeated by second seed Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6–1, 6–4. After this match, she reached her new career high of #67. At her first Wimbledon, she lost against the eventual champion Venus Williams, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5.

During the 2008 Wimbledon, Kudryavtseva shocked the tennis world by beating fellow Russian and 3rd seed Maria Sharapova in the second round in two sets 6–2 and 6–4. Afterwards, she joked "It's very pleasant to beat Maria... Why? Well, I don't like her outfit." (Sharapova wore a tuxedo-like outfit during the game [2].)

She lost to Dinara Safina in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, she lost to #4 Elena Dementieva in the first round.

In 2010, she lost at the second round of the Australian Open to Agnieszka Radwańska with 6–0, 6–2. She reached the third round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, before losing to Maria Sharapova 6–3, 6–1. She reached her first WTA final at the 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open but lost to top seed Jarmila Groth 6–1, 6–4. Her good performance continued and she won her first WTA singles title a week later, defeating Elena Vesnina 6–4, 6–4 at the 2010 Tashkent Open.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Beijing Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 19, 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Australia Jarmila Groth 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 25, 2010 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Elena Vesnina 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 14 (7 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-1)
Tier II / Premier (2–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (5–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2007 Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Winner 1. September 23, 2007 Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India Hard United States Vania King Italy Alberta Brianti
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2008 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Italy Sara Errani
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]
Runner-up 3. October 11, 2009 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. May 22, 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Australia Anastasia Rodionova France Alizé Cornet
United States Vania King
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 2. June 20, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 3. February 19, 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Belarus Olga Govortsova Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. June 12, 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Belarus Olga Govortsova Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. July 31, 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. September 15, 2013 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. October 20, 2013 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Australia Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 6. January 4, 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 7. February 2, 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova China Peng Shuai
China Shuai Zhang
6-3, 6-7(5-7), [6-10]
Winner 7. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6-2, 5-7, [10-8]

Grand Slam timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 W–L
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3–7
French Open 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3–5
Wimbledon 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R 4–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2–6
Win–Loss 3–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 12–23
Year-end Ranking 90 71 90 61 104

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R 9–8
French Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 6–7
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R 7–7
US Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 6–7
Win–Loss 2–4 3–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 0–1 28–28

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