Evgeniya Rodina

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Evgeniya Rodina
Евгения Родина
Yevgeniya Rodina.jpg
Evgeniya Rodina, January 2010
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 25)
Moscow, Soviet Union
now Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$645,765
Singles
Career record 264 - 176
Career titles WTA: 0, ITF: 8
Highest ranking No. 74 (28 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 283 (07 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 1R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 1R (2008, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 110 - 76
Career titles WTA: 0, ITF: 6
Highest ranking No. 99 (24 October 2011)
Current ranking No. 201 (07 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2011)
US Open 2R (2008)
Last updated on: 07 July 2014.

Evgeniya Sergeyevna Rodina (Евгения Сергеевна Родина, born 4 February 1989) is a Russian professional tennis player. She achieved her career-high ranking of No. 74 on 28 February 2011.

Career summary[edit]

Rodina has made strong progress up through the world rankings to reach a career high of World No. 120 by the end of 2007, and has won four career ITF singles titles to date, of which one has been at $50,000 level and the other three all at $25,000.

2004–5[edit]

Rodina began her career on the ITF circuit with the assistance of a wildcard into the first round of the main draw of a $25,000 tournament at Moscow in late August 2004, when she was just fifteen and a half years old, and justified the award by taking a set from up-and-coming fellow Russian star Elena Vesnina, though she lost the match in three.

Further wildcards into two successive $10,000 events at Dubrovnik, Croatia that October gave her the opportunity to win her first and second main-draw ITF matches without ever having had to qualify for an ITF event, though she lost in the second round on both occasions.

These two results were sufficient to put her onto the tail end of the rankings board at World No. 1138 by the end of the year.

After taking a six-month break from competition, she was granted a further wildcard directly into the main draw of a $10,000 event at Cavtat, Croatia in late April, 2005, a couple of months after her sixteenth birthday, and this time won two rounds before losing in the quarter-finals.

At the end of that same week, she at last entered a $10,000 qualifying draw on the merit of her ranking alone, and proved her capability by qualifying and then winning four rounds of the main draw without dropping a set, only to lose in the final to a little-known player called Vanja Corovic of Serbia and Montenegro.

Her next significant breakthrough followed in mid-August, as she came through qualifying into a $25,000 draw for the first time at Moscow, and defeated Oxana Lyubtsova in the main draw on the way to a quarter-final defeat by up-and-coming fellow Russian star Vasilisa Bardina.

The following week, she was wildcarded directly into a $25,000 draw at Balashikha, also in Russia, and bettered her career-best result set the previous week by battling through to the semifinals, after knocking out competent Israeli player Yevgenia Savransky in the quarter-finals, before she was once again defeated by Bardina in straight sets.

On her next attempt to qualify for a $25,000 tournament, at Tbilisi, Georgia in September, she lost in the qualifying round to Kristina Antoniychuk of Ukraine in straight sets, but was allowed into the main draw as a lucky loser, only to face Bardina for a third time in the first round. Despite winning a set from her fellow Russian for the first time, she lost the match in three.

Wildcarded into a $50,000 main draw at Batumi, also in Georgia, at the end of that month, she reached the second round, then lost to another emerging compatriot Alla Kudryavtseva.

The next week, in early October, she was favoured with yet another wildcard into a main draw, and this time it was to be her first WTA tour main draw, although she had never even entered qualifying for an event above $25,000 calibre previously. Nonetheless, she rose to the occasion by defeating experienced compatriot Tatiana Panova in Round One and Hungarian talent Melinda Czink in Round Two to reach the quarter-final stage at her début WTA event, but then lost a tight three-set clash to her compatriot Ekaterina Bychkova.

The ranking points accrued by this recent run of results were sufficient to afford her direct entry into the main draw of the next $25,000 contest she entered, which took place at Minsk in Belarus, early in November. In this instance, she won through to the quarter-finals, but was stopped a round short of her career-best performance at this level by emerging star Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland.

In mid-November she was forced to fight through qualifying to enter the popular $25,000 event at Pruhonice in the Czech Republic, and succeeded in defeating future top-50 star Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia and Maša Zec Peškirič of Slovenia to achieve this end. But in the first round of the main draw she lost in two close sets, 4–6 4–6, to Czech player Michaela Paštiková.

She did not play another match for the next three months, but ended the year ranked World No. 323, evidencing an auspiciously rapid start after her first full year on the ITF circuit.

ITF finals[edit]

Singles Finals: 13 (8–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 08 May 2005 Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay Serbia Vanja Corovic 4-6 0-6
Winner 2. 26 August 2006 Russia Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 6-3
Winner 3. 05 November 2006 Belarus Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i) Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-3
Runner-up 4. 01 April 2007 Russia Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Russia Ekaterina Makarova 4-6 7-6 3-6
Winner 5. 22 October 2007 Russia Podolsk, Russia Carpet Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 6-1 6-3
Winner 6. 11 November 2007 Belarus Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Romania Sorana Cirstea 6-1 6-1
Runner-up 7. 15 December 2007 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Russia Maria Kirilenko 5-7 2-6
Winner 8. 30 March 2009 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 6-3 6-2
Winner 9. 22 November 2009 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Renata Voracova 6-4 6-2
Winner 10. 08 August 2010 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich 4-6 6-1 6-4
Runner-up 11. 21 November 2010 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 6-7 2-6
Runner-up 12. 08 September 2013 Russia Moscow, Russia Clay Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva 2-6 1-6
Winner 13. 30 June 2014 Netherlands Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Angelique van der Meet 7–5, 7–5

Doubles Finals: 16 (6–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 08 May 2005 Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay Ukraine Natalia Bogdanova Slovenia Tina Obrez
Slovenia Meta Sevsek
4-6 6-4 6-4
Runner–up 2. 22 July 2006 Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk Ukraine Olena Antypina
Russia Nina Bratchikova
1-6 7-5 5-7
Runner-up 3. 25 August 2006 Russia Moscow, Russia Clay Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu Russia Maria Kondratieva
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6-4 4-6 1-6
Winner 4. 29 October 2006 Russia Podolsk, Russia Hard (i) Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6-1 6-2
Runner-up 5. 01 November 2006 Belarus Minsk, Belarus Carpet Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
4-6 4-6
Runner-up 6. 10 March 2007 Belarus Minsk, Belarus Carpet Russia Ekaterina Makarova Belarus Darya Kustova
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6-4 4-6 4-6
Winner 7. 01 April 2007 Russia Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Russia Alisa Kleybanova Australia Arina Rodionova
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
7-6 6-0
Winner 8. 15 April 2007 France Biarritz, France Clay Ukraine Yevgenia Savranska Russia Ekaterina Lopes
France Iryna Bremond
2-6 6-1 6-3
Winner 9. 23 April 2007 Spain Torrent, Spain Clay Russia Ekaterina Lopes Spain Marta Marrero
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
7–6 3–6 6–2
Runner-up 10. 14 November 2009 Belarus Minsk, Belarus Hard Serbia Vesna Dolonc Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
3–6 6–7
Runner-up 11. 06 June 2011 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Russia Regina Kulikova Czech Republic Eva Birnerova
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovska
3-6 2-6
Winner 12. 12 August 2013 Russia Kazan, Russia Hard Russia Veronika Kudermetova Russia Alexandra Artamonova
Czech Republic Martina Borecká
5–7 6–0 10–8
Runner-ups 13. 13 December 2013 Spain Madrid, Spain Hard Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
1–6 2–6
Runner-ups 14. 05 May 2014 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Hard Russia Margarita Gasparyan Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
China Saisai Zheng
4-6 2-6
Runner-ups 15. 26 May 2014 Russia Moscow, Russia Hard Russia Ekaterina Bychkova Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
3-6 2-6
Runner-up 16. 30 June 2014 Netherlands Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Russia Veronika Kudermetova Netherlands Angelique van der Meet
Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [5–10]

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