13 December 1990 |
Delft, The Netherlands
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 61 (13 August 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 154 (6 January 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011)|
|French Open||4R (2012)|
|US Open||2R (2011)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 160 (28 October 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 28 October 2013.|
Arantxa Rus (Dutch pronunciation: [aʀɑntʃa ʀœs])(born 13 December 1990, in Delft, South Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch tennis player. In 2008 she won the Australian Open for juniors, defeating Jessica Moore from Australia. With this win she went from the 35th to 2nd place on the junior ranking, ultimately becoming the world junior No.1 player.
Rus' biggest successes to date are a second round shocker over World No. 2 Kim Clijsters at the 2011 French Open, saving two match points in the second set, reaching the 4th round at the 2012 French Open, and defeating World No. 5 Samantha Stosur in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.
At age 14 Arantxa Rus played her first ITF Pro tournament at Alkmaar. She lost in the second round to Julie Coin.
She played 2 more ITF tournaments at Heerhugowaard and Vlaardingen, reaching the semi finals at the latter.
Rus continued playing ITF tournaments and winning her first at Vlaardingen and second at Alphen aan de Rijn. In San Luis Potosí she reached the finals, but lost in 3 sets.
Her end of season ranking was 465.
In September she played qualifications in Guangzhou winning both matches and reaching the main draw. In the first round she beat Yanina Wickmayer 6–7, 6–2, 6–4. This was her first main draw win on the WTA tour. Rus reached the quarterfinal after beating Gisela Dulko 6–4, 6–4. In the quarterfinal she lost to Camille Pin 3–6, 3–6.
In Opole she won another ITF tournament, her second in 2008, and fourth overall. With this win she ended the year ranked 188.
Rus failed at Hobart and 2009 Australian Open qualifying. Then she played some qualifying matches on few tournaments, but with no success. On the clay season she found her game and in Marbella she passed through the qualifying rounds, won in the first round, but lost to 3rd seed Kaia Kanepi 7–5, 6–2. A bigger result came at the 2nd Grand Slam of the season 2009 Roland Garros, where she came as world No. 142. She passed through the qualifying rounds, won her 1st round match against Olivia Sanchez 6–1, 6–1 but lost in 2nd round to Yaroslava Shvedova 6–0, 6–2. Then she played a few more tournaments but without much success. Then in the end of the season she won 10 of 11 matches. First at ITF Poitiers she passed through the qualifying rounds, won matches against 3rd seed Alexandra Dulgheru and Séverine Beltrame before losing in the quarterfinals to Pauline Parmentier. Then she played at ITF Nantes where she won the title without dropping any set through the tournament. She came through with the victory against Renata Voráčová in the final 6–3, 6–2. She ended the year with a Win/Lost of 37–24.
Rus failed at the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Moorilla Hobart International and the 2010 Australian Open. She played few tournaments but her biggest result was in Marbella when she qualified to the 1st round. Then in Estoril she passed 3 qualifying round, won 2 matches in main draw but lost to Sorana Cîrstea 6–4, 6–1. She lost at the US Open qualifying 2nd round to junior 2010 Wimbledon Championships champion Kristýna Plíšková 7–6, 6–7, 2–6. She played at Koddaert Ladies Open. In 1st round she overcame 8th seed Tathiana Garbin 6–3, 6–2 and in the 2nd round, was better than Michaëlla Krajicek 6–1, 6–4. She lost in the quarterfinals to No.2 seed Timea Bacsinszky 6–3, 6–2. Then she played qualifying at the 2010 BGL Luxembourg Open, but she lost in 1st round to No. 5 seed Sorana Cîrstea 6–4, 3–6, 7–6. Later, she played in the Real Tennis Masters Rotterdam final against Michaëlla Krajicek, but lost 6–4, 6–2. She ended the year with a Win/Lost of 33–26.
Her first tournament was the 2011 Brisbane International, where she played through the qualifying rounds. In the first round, she defeated Isabella Holland 6–2, 6–2. In the second round, she defeated Olivia Rogowska 6–1, 6–7, 6–2, but then lost to Anna Tatishvili 6–2, 6–4. Rus next went through the qualifying rounds at the 2011 Medibank International Sydney. In the first round, she beat 1999 Wimbledon semifinalist Mirjana Lučić 6–4, 6–2, but in the second round, she lost against Bojana Jovanovski 6–2, 5–7, 7–5.
Then Rus went on to the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, where she went through the qualifying rounds, as the no. 18 seed. In the first round, she defeated Julia Cohen 6–3, 6–2. In the second, round she again defeated Isabella Holland 6–2, 6–3, and in the third qualifying round, Rus beat Kurumi Nara 6–4, 6–1. In her first Australian Open main draw appearance, she defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–1, 3–6, 7–5, but she lost to no. 23 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round 6–1, 6–4.
Then, she played for the Netherlands Fed Cup Team at Group I of the European/African Zone. She won all of her singles matches against Hungary, Romania, and Latvia, helping the Netherlands with three victories. But they lost in the Promotional Play-off against Switzerland 2–1.
She played at ITF Stockholm, where she won the doubles title with Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR), and she lost the singles final from Kristina Mladenovic 6–4, 6–3. She withdrew from WTA Monterrey because of illnes. At BNP Paribas Open she played qualifications, but lost to Jamie Hampton 6–3, 6–7, 2–6. Next was ITF tournament The Bahamas Women's Open. Beating Jill Craybas 6–3, 6–4, Kristina Barrois (GER) 7–5, 6–2 in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, she met her doubles partner Anastasiya Yakimova and lost 6–3, 6–3. Then, she played qualifying matches for the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. In the first round, she defeated Japanese Misaki Doi 6–1, 6–2 and Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–4, 6–2 in the second qualifying round. In the main draw, she lost in the first round against Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 6–7, 6–4.
Next was the 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience, where she faced Dinara Safina in the first round, losing 6–3, 2–6, 4–6. She also lost in the first round at Fes 6–4, 4–6, 3–6 to Aravane Rezaï. Then she played qualifying matches for the Estoril Open, beating Anne Kremer in the first round 6–0, 6–1, but losing against Sesil Karatancheva 7–5, 4–6, 2–6. She played the first round at the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, losing against Maria Sharapova 6–2, 3–6, 2–6.
She continued on the ITF circuit, first at Saint-Gaudens. In the first round, Rus beat Claire de Gubernatis 6–1, 6–1, and in the second round Séverine Beltrame 6–3, 6–3. In the quarterfinal, she beat former junior No.1 Elina Svitolina 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, and in the semifinal Rus defeated Valeria Savinykh 7–5, 7–5. She lost to Anastasia Pivovarova in the final 7–6, 6–7, 6–2. Then, she went on to the French Open and defeated Marina Erakovic 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 in the first round. In the second round, she defeated the No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters 3–6, 7–5, 6–1, after saving two match points. She lost to Maria Kirilenko 6–1, 6–1. Than she played at UNICEF Open where she defeated Indy De Vroome and Coco Vandeweghe before she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–2, 6–4. In Wimbledon qualifying first round she was better than Olivia Sanchez before she lost to Lindsay Lee-Waters in second round. Than she played at ITF Cuneo where she defeated Camilla Rosatello, Laura Pous Tió, Petra Martić and Mirjana Lučić but she lost to Anna Tatishvili 6–4, 6–3 in the final. She is playing at ITF Contrexéville where as a 1st seed defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 6–2 in the first round, Roxane Vaisemberg 6–0, 6–3 in the second, but she lost to Iryna Brémond 6–3, 7–6 in the QF. Than she played ITF Astana 3. She defeated Zarina Diyas 6–7, 6–3, 7–6 in the first round, but in second round against Ekaterina Bychkova she retired in the 3rd set when Bychkova leads 2–0. After that she had tough trainings until the US Open where she defeated Elena Vesnina 6–4, 6–2 but lost to Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–0 in the second round. After that, she played at ITF Nigbo and she lost to Yi-Fan Xu 6–4, 0–6, 6–3 in sexond round. Then she had three 1st round losses at Seoul (lost to Dulgheru 2–6, 6–0, 7–5), Pan Pacific open (lost to Pavlyuchenkova 6–4, 6–3) and at qualifying 1st round in Linz (lost to Broady 6–0, 6–2). Then she had huge break from tennis and played next tournament at ITF Dubai. She won matches against Erika Sema, Conny Perrin, Akgul Amanmuradova before she lost from Kristina Mladenovic in the semies.
Started year at Brisbane, lost Q 1st round match to Arantxa Parra Santonja 2–6, 7–6, 6–4 and lost to Vania King 5–7, 6–3, 6–1 in the same round at WTA Sydney. In her second Australian Open main draw appearance, she lost to Lesia Tsurenko 7–6, 6–1.
She missed Fed Cup matches due tooth infection, she played in Qatar Q 1st round against Caroline Garcia, but lost 6–4, 6–3. Then, she went on in Dubai, she def. Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the Q 1st round 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, Ons Jabeur 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 in the 2nd before she lost to Simona Halep in final qualifying round 6–2, 6–2.
She went over to the Indian Wells Masters but lost to Elena Baltacha 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 in the first round. After that, she played an ITF tournament in Clearwater. She defeated Tetiana Luzhanska and Sachia Vickery before losing to Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco 6–4, 6–1. She then headed over to the Masters in Miami, she def. Caroline Garcia 2–6, 6–3, 6–1 before she lost to Misaki Doi 7–6, 6–2.
Then on her first clay tournament of the year, The Oaks Club Challenger, she won her first title after ITF Nantes in 2009. She defeated Misaki Doi, (6) Irina Falconi, Florencia Molinero, (5) Edina Gallovits-Hall and in the final, Sesil Karatantcheva with 6–4, 6–1. She played in Charleston and lost in the first round against Anna Tatishvili in 3 sets.
Rus entered the Roland Garros main draw based on her ranking. She reached the second round after Jamie Hampton retired with Rus leading 6–4, 4–3. She then beat Virginie Razzano, who had a shock win over Serena Williams in the first round, in 2 sets. Subsequently, for the first time in her career, she reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam tournament with a victory in 3 sets over 25th seed Julia Görges 7–6, 2–6, 6–2. She lost in the fourth round from 23rd seed Kaia Kanepi in 1–6, 6–4, 0–6. Rus was the first Dutchwoman in 19 years to reach the fourth round in Paris, the last being Brenda Schultz-McCarthy in 1993.
Rus entered Wimbledon and beat Misaki Doi 7–5, 6–3 in the first round. She then shocked the 5th seeded Samantha Stosur 6–2, 0–6, 6–4 in the second round. She lost in the 3rd round to Peng Shuai 6–1, 6–2. It was her best Wimbledon result in her career.
Losing 4–6, 206 to Olga Puchkova in the first round of Wimbledon was her 17-th loss at the WTA level in a row. She ended this streak in Bad Gastein, where she defeated María Teresa Torró Flor and Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first two round. In the quarterfinals she lost to Yvonne Meusburger, who then went on to win the tournament in her homeland.
Grand Slam Finals
Girls' Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Winner||2008||Australian Open||Hard||Jessica Moore||6–3, 6–4|
Singles: 15 (10–5)
|Winner||1.||26 August 2007||Vlaardingen, The Netherlands||Clay (o)||Anne Schaefer||6–7 (5) 6–2 6–2|
|Winner||2.||10 September 2007||Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands||Clay (o)||Renee Reinhard||4–6 7–5 7–6 (2)|
|Runner–up||1.||21 October 2007||San Luis Potosi, Mexico||Hard (o)||Mariana Duque-Marino||6–3 4–6 3–6|
|Winner||3.||19 April 2008||Bari, Italy||Clay (o)||Alberta Brianti||2–6 7–5 6–3|
|Runner–up||2.||20 July 2008||Zwevegem, Belgium||Clay (o)||Ksenia Milevskaya||4–6 6–3 6–7(5)|
|Winner||4.||23 November 2008||Opole, Poland||Carpet (i)||Ana Vrljic||4–6 7–5 6–3|
|Winner||5.||8 November 2009||Nantes, France||Hard (i)||Renata Voracova||6–3 6–2|
|Runner–up||3.||13 February 2011||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Kristina Mladenovic||3–6 4–6|
|Runner–up||4.||15 May 2011||Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay (o)||Anastasia Pivorarova||6–7(4)7–6(3)2–6|
|Runner–up||5.||3 July 2011||Cuneo, Italy||Clay (o)||Anna Tatishvili||4–6 3–6|
|Winner||6.||1 April 2012||Osprey, Florida||Clay (o)||Sesil Karatantcheva||6–4 6–1|
|Winner||7.||1 September 2013||Fleurus, Belgium||Clay (o)||Diana Marcinkevica||6–3 6–2|
|Winner||8.||8 September 2013||Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands||Clay (o)||Carina Witthoeft||4–6 6–2 6–2|
|Winner||9.||6 October 2013||Vallduxo, Spain||Clay (o)||Alize Lim||6–1 6–1|
|Winner||10.||13 October 2013||Sant Cugat, Spain||Clay (o)||Alberta Brianti||6–4 2–6 6–2|
Doubles: 6 (3–3)
|Winner||1.||27. October 2007||Mexico City||Hard||Nicole Thijssen|| Ivana Abramović
|Runner-up||2.||19 November 2008||Opole||Carpet||Katarzyna Piter|| Karolina Kosińska
|6–2, 6–7(6), [7–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||31 May 2010||Rome||Clay||Iryna Bremond|| Christina McHale
|Winner||4.||11. February 2011||Stockholm||Hard (i)||Anastasiya Yakimova|| Claire Feuerstein
|6–3, 2–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||5.||12. May 2013||Cagnes-sur-Mer||Clay||Vania King|| Catalina Castaño
|4–6, 7–5, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||6.||6 October 2013||Vallduxo||Clay||Cindy Burger|| Florencia Molinero
Single performance statistics
|Australian Open||A||A||Q2||Q1||2R||1R||1R||0 / 3||1–3|
|French Open||A||A||2R||Q2||3R||4R||1R||0 / 4||6–4|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||1R||Q2||3R||1R||0 / 3||2–3|
|US Open||A||A||1R||Q2||2R||1R||A||0 / 3||1–3|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–2||0–1||4–3||5–4||0–2||0 / 12||10–12|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Miami||A||A||1R||1R||1R||Q2||1R||0 / 4||0–4|
|Madrid||Not Held||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Beijing||Tier II||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Dubai||Tier II||A||A||A||Premier||0 / 0||0–0|
|Doha||T II||A||Not Held||P||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canada||A||A||A||Q2||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Tokyo||A||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Year End Ranking||465||188||107||138||84||68|
Doubles performance statistics
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