Makarova at the 2013 French Open
7 June 1988 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Turned pro||October 2004|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 19 (7 January 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 23 (3 February 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012, 2013)|
|French Open||4R (2011)|
|US Open||QF (2013)|
|Career titles||5 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (8 July 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 4 (8 July 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2014)|
|French Open||W (2013)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2008, 2009 ,2012)|
|US Open||SF (2009)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2010)|
|US Open||W (2012)|
|Last updated on: 24 June 2013.|
|Competitor for Russia|
Ekaterina Valeryevna Makarova (Russian: Екатери́на Вале́рьевна Мака́рова; born on 7 June 1988) is a Russian professional tennis player. She achieved her career high ranking of number 19 on 7 January 2013. Makarova is a two-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2012 US Open mixed doubles tournament with Bruno Soares, and the 2013 French Open with Elena Vesnina.
She began playing tennis when she was six years old and joined the senior women's circuit at the age of fifteen.
In her first professional tournament in Elektrostal as a wildcard, she reached the quarter-finals losing to Olga Savchuk. At the Zhukovsky, Russia, she lost in the first round after qualifying. This was her last tournament of 2003. She then played in Cairo, Egypt, reaching the second round as a qualifying. At Antalya, Turkey, she won her career first title over Kateryna Avdiyenko. Appearing at Felixstowe, Great Britain, she lost in the first round. At Târgu Mureş, Romania, Makarova claimed her second $10,000 title without dropping a set, defeating Simona Matei in the finals. In Moscow as a wildcard in the qualifier, she earned her first top 100 victory over Tatiana Perebiynis and Marta Domachowska, but lost to compatriot Anna Chakvetadze.
At Redbridge, Makarova lost to Baltacha in the semifinals. In the next tournament she again reached semifinals, at St. Petersburg, in which she lost to her compatriot Ekaterina Bychkova. Bychkov beat her in the semifinal at the tournament in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. In the second round of qualifying for the US Open losing to Indian Shikha Uberoi. Her next tournaments were fruitless, often reaching first rounds or losing in qualifications. The last tournament she would play that year would be in Dubai, where as a wildcard lost in the first round to Yaroslava Shvedova, 5–7, 0–6.
Her first tournament in 2006 was at Ortesei, in which as a qualifier she lost to Eva Birnerová in the first round. At Torrent, Valencia, Spain, she reached the finals, eventually losing to Romina Oprandi. At an ITF event in Moscow she reached the finals defeating Vesna Manasieva in the quarter-finals and Anna Lapushchenkova in the semi-finals, before falling to Evgeniya Rodina.
Makarova began her 2007 season losing to Olga Blahotová, at Tampa, Florida. In Moscow she won the title with victories over Evgenia Grenbenyuk, and Evgeniya Rodina in the final. Makarova entered the qualifying draw for the French Open defeating Erika Takao but was defeated again by Ioana Raluca Olaru. Then, in Zagreb, she reached the semifinals, before losing to Kyra Nagy. Makarova then lost in qualifying for the Wimbledon Championships to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová after defeating Lilia Osterloh. Makarova qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw at the 2007 US Open, in the main draw she defeated Julia Schruff and Ai Sugiyama, but lost to reigning world number 1 and eventual champion Justine Henin 6–0, 6–2. In her last tournament of the year in Minsk, she reached the second round, losing to Ekaterina Dzehalevich.
Makarova began the year by losing in the qualifying round of 2008 Medibank International. She earned her first win over a top 20 at the 2008 Australian Open, where she overcame no. 19 Ágnes Szávay. 14th seed Nadia Petrova hindered her way to the fourth round. In the opening season Makarova had a number of second round achievements, such as at the 2008 French Open. Makarova suffered consecutive first round loses in 2008 Wimbledon, 2008 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open and 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. At the 2008 US Open she earned her first top ten win over world no. 9 Anna Chakvetadze, until falling to Li Na.
Makarova started the 2009 season with early losses in the first rounds of the 2009 Medibank International Sydney, the 2009 Open GDF Suez, and the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships, and the second rounds of the 2009 Australian Open and the 2009 BNP Paribas Open. She reached her first WTA final in the 2009 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem with a win over Alisa Kleybanova and, without dropping a set leading up to the finals, she lost in a one-sided final to Anabel Medina Garrigues. She also reached the final of the 2009 Estoril Open defeating Maria Kirilenko and Anna-Lena Grönefeld en route but losing to Yanina Wickmayer.
Makarova suffered first match losses in the 2009 French Open and the 2009 Aegon Classic. She reached second rounds at 2009 Wimbledon, the 2009 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, and the 2009 LA Women's Tennis Championships, until enduring a 7-match losing streak spanning the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, the 2009 Rogers Cup, the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, the 2009 US Open, the 2009 Hansol Korea Open, and the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open. She finally broke her losing streak at the 2009 China Open by defeating Shahar Pe'er before losing to Serena Williams. In her last tournament of the year, she lost in the first round to Lucie Šafářová in the 2009 Kremlin Cup.
In 2010 Makarova continued her bad form in 2009, as she suffered first round loses in 2010 Brisbane International and 2010 Moorilla Hobart International. In the 2010 Australian Open she lost to Sara Errani after defeating Virginie Razzano. She then failed to qualify in the 2010 Open GDF Suez and lost in the first round of 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships as a qualifier. She also lost in the first round of 2010 BNP Paribas Open and the 2010 French Open, and the second round of 2010 Sony Ericsson Open. At the 2010 Aegon International qualifier Makarova made it to the final without dropping a set. She triumphed over Victoria Azarenka in the final to earn her first WTA tour title. Makarova defeated 5 top 20 players in the tournament, emerging victorious over #11 Flavia Pennetta, #13 Nadia Petrova, #20 Svetlana Kuznetsova, #7 Samantha Stosur, and #15 Victoria Azarenka. Makarova then made it to the second round at Wimbledon, but was beaten by 2nd seed Venus Williams. In the 2010 US Open, she was defeated by Ana Ivanovic in the first round.
Makarova caused an upset in the first round of the Australian Open when she defeated 19th seed Ana Ivanovic. She won 6–3, 4–6, 8–10, in 2 hours and 47 minutes. She then went on to defeat qualifier Lesia Tsurenko, and caused another upset by beating 13th seed Nadia Petrova. Makarova's career-best run at a Grand Slam tournament was ended in the fourth round by 3rd seed and champion Kim Clijsters. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Makarova upset defending champion María José Martínez Sánchez in the first round, but lost to eventual champion Maria Sharapova. Makarova would reach the fourth round of the 2011 French Open before losing to 4th seed Victoria Azarenka.
Makarova started her year at the 2012 Australian Open. In the second round, she defeated 25th seed Kaia Kanepi. Then in the third round, she defeated 7th seed Vera Zvonareva. In the Round of 16, she defeated 13-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career. There she faced 4th seed and former champion Maria Sharapova and was defeated by the eventual finalist. She reached the semi-finals of the Aegon Classic 2012, losing to Melanie Oudin.
At the Mutua Madrid Open, Makarova caused an upset in the second round when she defeated world number three Victoria Azarenka (after winning only one game in the first set), ending the Belarusian's 18-match winning streak to start the season in the process. She reached the quarter-finals, where she lost to seventh seed Sara Errani in straight sets.
At the 2013 US Open, she defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the fourth round to reach her third career Grand Slam quarter-final, and first at the US Open. She subsequently lost to fifth seed Li Na in three sets.
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||3R||2R||2R||4R||QF||QF||4R||0 / 6||18–7|
|French Open||LQ||2R||1R||1R||4R||1R||1R||0 / 6||4–6|
|Wimbledon||LQ||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||3R||0 / 6||5–6|
|US Open||3R||3R||1R||1R||1R||3R||QF||0 / 7||10–7|
Doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Winner||2013||French Open||Clay||Elena Vesnina|| Sara Errani
|Runner-up||2014||Australian Open||Hard||Elena Vesnina|| Sara Errani
|4–6, 6–3, 5–7|
Mixed doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Runner-up||2010||Australian Open||Hard||Jaroslav Levinský|| Cara Black
|Winner||2012||US Open||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Květa Peschke
|6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]|
- Japanese veteran Sugiyama loses to Russian teenager
- "Ekaterina Makarova". Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- A fuming Victoria Azarenka crashes out of the Mutua Madrid Open after loss to Ekaterina Makarova, ESPN.co.uk, 8 May 2013
- US Open: Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens to advance, Radwanska upset as Li Na wins through, ABC Grandstand Sport, 2 September 2013
- U.S. Open: Li Na beats Ekaterina Makarova; Serena Williams could be next, latimes.com, 3 September 2013
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