Galina Voskoboeva

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Galina Voskoboeva
Галина Воскобоева
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Voskoboeva playing at the 2011 US Open
Country  Kazakhstan
Residence Astana, Kazakhstan
Born (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 30)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,169,264
Singles
Career record 350–289
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 42 (7 May 2012)
Current ranking No. 120 (11 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2009, 2012)
French Open 2R (2008, 2009, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2012)
US Open 2R (2012, 2013)
Doubles
Career record 270–209
Career titles 5 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 26 (20 August 2012)
Current ranking No. 54 (11 August 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2007, 2012)
French Open QF (2008, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2006, 2011, 2013)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: 11 August 2014.

Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva (Russian: Галина Олеговна Воскобоева, born 18 December 1984) is a professional Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She reached her career-high singles rank of World No. 42 on 7 May 2012. Her career high in doubles is 26th, set on 20 August 2012.

Early life[edit]

Galina was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. She was introduced to tennis by her mother, a swimming coach, at age six. She attended University RUPF in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

2002–2010[edit]

She turned pro in 2002. During her career, she has won two ITF singles titles: in Mont-de-Marsan in 2003, and Cuneo in 2006. She reached her career high in doubles on 29 January 2007. In 2008, Voskoboeva managed to qualify for the Qatar Total Open in Doha,. In the first round she defeated Eleni Daniilidou before taking a set off world number No. 5 Maria Sharapova before losing 4–6, 6–4, 1–6. That same year, she reached the quarter finals in Quebec City. On 16 February 2009, she reached her singles career high of no. 64 and also reached the quarter finals in Warsaw. At the 2009 US Open she lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–0.

Few years back she did not have a coach, as she was unable to afford one. She is now coached by Alina Jidkova, former top 100 player who retired at the end of 2010.

2011[edit]

Galina Voskoboeva returns a shot in the 2011 US Open Qualifying tournament.

Ranked 560 in the world, Galina reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 PTT Pattaya Open. Due to her ranking, she had to qualify, and did so by defeating No.1 seed Sania Mirza 6–4, 6–4 and No.7 seed Lindsay Lee-Waters 4–6, 6–1, 6–0 in the qualifying tournament. In the first round of the main draw she defeated Romina Oprandi 4–6, 6–3, 7–5 before defeating No.3 seed Maria Kirilenko in an epic match 1–6, 7–5, 6–4. Galina was 1–6, 3–5 before making a remarkable comeback.

She qualified for the 2011 e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open and upset the No. 7 seed Jelena Dokic in the first round.

Voskoboeva became the first woman to win a main draw singles match at the new event in Azerbaijan, the 2011 Baku Cup, by inflicting a 6–0, 6–0 win over Sofia Shapatava. She followed up this win by defeating 5th seed and doubles partner Monica Niculescu in the second round. She then went on to upset no. 2 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals with a 6–7, 6–4, 6–3 win, but lost to Ksenia Pervak in the semifinals. In doubles Voskoboeva and Niculescu are the first seeds. They crushed Georgian duo Tatia Mikadze and Sofia Shapatava.They pair beat wildcard Nigina Abduraimova and Kamilla Farhad in the quarterfinals, and advanced to the finals after defeating Daniela Dominikovic and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, but lost to 2nd seeds Mariya Koryttseva and Tatiana Poutchek in a tough match.

After qualifying for the Premier-level 2011 Rogers Cup in Toronto, Voskoboeva recorded the biggest win of her career by defeating French Open-Semifinalist and World No. 9 Marion Bartoli 6–3, 6–3 in the first round. She followed this up with a decisive win against Italian world No. 25 Flavia Pennetta 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 to reach the third round. She followed her strong performance by beating former world no.1 Maria Sharapova 6–3, 7–5. She lost to fourth seeded Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals.

Voskoboeva qualified for the 2011 US Open, but lost to 7th seed Francesca Schiavone in a tough three sets in the first round.

2012[edit]

As of 2012, Voskoboeva has paired with fellow Kazakh player Yaroslava Shvedova in doubles, in an effort to represent their nation at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

2013[edit]

At the 2013 Australian Open, Voskoboeva faced Venus Williams in the first round, and was heavily defeated, 1–6, 0–6 after winning the opening game of the match.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2006 Moscow Carpet Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Italy Francesca Schiavone
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(7-4), 1–6

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Winner – 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 (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7(0–7), 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 14 (5 titles, 9 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 October 2005 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova Italy Maria Elena Camerin
France Émilie Loit
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 15 October 2006 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Carpet Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Italy Francesca Schiavone
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 6 January 2007 Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts, Gold Coast, Australia Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Russia Dinara Safina Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Australia Jessica Moore
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 30 April 2011 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 21 May 2011 Brussels Open, Brussels, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 6–0, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 23 July 2011 Baku Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 25 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Russia Vera Dushevina South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 6. 22 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 May 2012 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Zhang Shuai
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]
Winner 4. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 21 September 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard United States Vania King Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3-6, 6-4, [10-12]
Runner-up 9. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3-6, 1-6
Winner 5. 2 March 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]

ITF singles finals[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 January 2003 Tipton Hard (i) Croatia Matea Mezak 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 29 June 2003 Mont-de-Marsan Hard (i) Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 3 October 2003 Latina Clay Italy Roberta Vinci 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 8 November 2005 Pittsburgh Hard United States Lilia Osterloh 6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 6 June 2006 Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa 6–1, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A LQ 2R 1R A 3R 1R A 3R 1R 2R 6–7
French Open A A A LQ 1R LQ 2R 2R LQ A 1R 2R 3–5
Wimbledon A A A LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R A LQ 2R 1R 1–4
US Open A A LQ LQ 1R A 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R 2–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–3 3–4 0–1 0–1 4–4 2–4 1–1 12–22

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 11–9
French Open 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 7–9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 6–8
US Open 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 3R 10–9
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 3–4 4–4 6–4 4–3 1–2 3–4 5–4 5–4 1–1 34–35

Personal[edit]

She is fluent in Russian and English. In 2008, she changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani.

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

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