8 August 1986 |
Kryvyi Rih, Soviet Union
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||1 WTA (3 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (12 October 2009)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2009)|
|French Open||3R (2009)|
|US Open||QF (2009)|
|Career titles||3 WTA (2 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (20 October 2008)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2008)|
|French Open||SF (2008)|
|US Open||3R (2008)|
|Last updated on: 12 October 2013.|
Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Володимирівна Бондаренко, born 8 August 1986) is a professional female tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at Australian Open 2008.
The younger sister of professional tennis players Valeria and Alona Bondarenko, she was born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. She was introduced to tennis by her parents at age 4. She plays right-handed and turned pro in 2000. As of 10 January 2011 she is ranked World No. 89 in singles and World No. 104 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association. Her career-high rankings in singles and doubles are World No. 29 and World No. 9, respectively.
She pulled off the biggest singles win of her career so far at the 2009 Rogers Cup held in Toronto, Canada, by beating Venus Williams, the third seed at that event, in three sets. She has also defeated Ana Ivanovic twice in professional matches, as well as in the 2004 Wimbledon Championships girls final; Elena Dementieva at the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open and Li Na in the first round of the 2010 US Open.
Bondarenko is coached by her father, Volodymyr and mother, Natalia.
On 24 January 2008, paired with her sister Alona, she won the doubles tournament at the Australian Open 2008 without seeding, defeating in the final the number 12-seeded pair Victoria Azarenka/Shahar Pe'er in three sets.
At the Paris Gaz de France tournament, she reached the singles quarterfinals beating defending champion Nadia Petrova and fellow Ukrainian Yuliana Fedak before falling to Elena Dementieva. In doubles, she partnered with her sister Alona again and won their back-to-back tour title.
She played the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp the week after. Beat countrywoman Tatiana Perebiynis in the 1st round 7–6, 6–3. Then went out in the second round after a close match against young Russian Alisa Kleybanova 5–7, 6–3, 5–7. She was injured though, she had a left hip strain. That injury was also the reason for the loss in the doubles semi final 1–6, 1–6 together with her sister.
The injury prevented her from playing in Doha.
She represented Ukraine at the Beijing Olympics, falling to Dementieva 6–1, 6–4. In doubles, she and Alona reached fourth place after they lost in the third place decider.
Bondarenko began the year with first round losses at 2009 Brisbane International to eventual champion Victoria Azarenka and at 2009 Moorilla Hobart International losing to Magdaléna Rybáriková. At the 2009 Australian Open Bondarenko upset No.9 Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round before losing to Jie Zheng in the third round. However, she followed it up with 3 straight losses at the first round of 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships, 2009 BNP Paribas Open, and 2009 Sony Ericsson Open.
She then claimed her first victory in 2 months over Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová at the 2009 MPS Group Championships before losing to sister Alona in the second round. She then made a good run on clay considering her low ranking by reaching the third round of both the 2009 MPS Group Championships and the 2009 French Open, as well as the second round of the 2009 Warsaw Open. She then reached the second round at the grass tournaments 2009 Ordina Open, where she lost to Daniela Hantuchová, and the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Venus Williams.
She then reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 ECM Prague Open losing to Francesca Schiavone, after beating her sister Alona in the first round, and the second rounds of 2009 GDF Suez Grand Prix and the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open losing to Serena Williams. She then upset Venus Williams in the second round of the 2009 Rogers Cup before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska in the following round.
In the first round of the 2009 U.S. Open, Bondarenko upset Ana Ivanovic in a tight three-set match, defending a match point 2–6, 6–3, 7–6. She then made quick work of Shenay Perry and Anastasia Rodionova in the following rounds, defeating them in straight sets. In the fourth round, she crushed Gisela Dulko 6–0, 6–0, who had defeated her sister in the second round, to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal where she lost to Yanina Wickmayer 5–7, 4–6. She was the first Ukrainian female tennis player to reach a Grand Slam Quarterfinal.
Bondarenko had some success in the Toray Pan Pacific Open. She won her opening round match, defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 6–1 before causing a big upset in the 2nd round where she defeated 3rd seed Elena Dementieva 6–2, 6–7, 6–1. In the third round she lost to Li Na in a close three setter 6–2, 5–7, 3–6.
Kateryna participated in her first tournament of the year Hobart passing the first round of Lucie Šafářová with 6–2, 6–7 losing in the second round to Sara Errani with a score of 6–7, 4–6. The grand slam Australian Open where was your favorite 30, past the first round by Ioana Raluca Olaru with a score of 7–6 losing 6–4 in the second round Elena Baltacha with the choir of 2–6, and 5–7 in doubles with her sister Alona Bondarenko lost the first round the pair Flavia Pennetta/Gisela Dulko with the score 4–6, 6–2, 3–6. The tournament in Dubai Katerina managed to pass the first round of Magdaléna Rybáriková with the score 6–3, 6–1, in the second round was forced to retire before of Victoria Azarenka the score 1–4. The tournament in Indian Wells could not participate equally and to Miami. The tournament in Warsaw Open has been eliminated since the first round of Alexandra Dulgheru with the score 3–6, 1–6, losing in doubles category with his score Alona pairs in front Su-Wei Hsieh/Jie Zheng with the score 5–7, 7–5, 10–8. The Grand Slam French Open, rated as the favorite last 32 first round by Julie Coin with the score 6–1, 6–2. Lost in second round at Canadian athlete Aleksandra Wozniak with the score 4–6, 1–6. In doubles Kateryna and Alona lost in the quarterfinals to favorites 12 Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik with the score 4–6, 6–2, 6–3.
Bondarenko began her 2011 campaign at the 2011 ASB Classic in Auckland. Ranked No. 99, she advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Julia Görges. She then failed to qualify at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International, but made the doubles final with Liga Dekmeijere, losing to Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. At the 2011 Australian Open, Bondarenko faced Peng Shuai in the first round and lost 2–6, 6–3, 8–6.
She then participated in Fed Cup where she won both singles matches against Sweden's Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson. Kateryna then failed to qualify in Dubai and Doha. She then lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round of an ITF event in The Bahamas. Her poor form continued, as she failed to qualify in Miami and Rome. Bondarenko lost in the final round of qualifying to local girl Stéphanie Foretz Gacon at the 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg. She lost in the first round of the 2011 French Open to Rebecca Marino.
Kateryna opened her grass court season at the 2011 Unicef Open, but lost to World No. 97 Vesna Dolonts in the first round. Her fortunes began to change at Wimbledon, where she advanced to the third round for the first time in her career. Bondarenko defeated Alizé Cornet and Sara Errani before losing to former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova. She then made the quarterfinals in Budapest, losing there to Klára Zakopalová. Her best showing of the year came in Bad Gastein at the 2011 Gastein Ladies, where she made the semifinals. Bondarenko advanced to the semis defeating Nuria Llagostera Vives, Johanna Larsson, and Carla Suárez Navarro before losing to Spaniard María José Martínez Sánchez.
After losing in the quarterfinals of the inaugural 2011 Baku Cup, she missed out on qualifying in Toronto and Cincinnati, losing to Galina Voskoboeva and Petra Cetkovská, respectively. After winning two matches to qualify for the 2011 Texas Tennis Open, she cruised into the quarterfinals where she was soundly beaten by in-form German Sabine Lisicki. At the US Open, Bondarenko won her first round against Lucie Hradecká. She lost in the second round to 2nd seed and 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva in a tough three sets.
Bondarenko started off her 2012 season by playing doubles in the Hobart International. She lost in the 1st round. She next participated in the 2012 Australian Open where she was beaten by American Vania King in the first round. She was eliminated in the second round of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships by Ana Ivanovic, against whom she had never previously lost.
WTA career finals
Singles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||15 June 2008||DFS Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Yanina Wickmayer||7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)|
Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||26 January 2008||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Alona Bondarenko|| Victoria Azarenka
|2–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||10 February 2008||Open Gaz de France, Paris, France||Hard (i)||Alona Bondarenko|| Vladimíra Uhlířová
|Runner-up||1.||16 January 2009||Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia (1)||Hard||Alona Bondarenko|| Gisela Dulko
|Runner-up||2.||6 July 2009||GDF Suez Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Alona Bondarenko|| Alisa Kleybanova
|Winner||3.||13 July 2009||ECM Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Alona Bondarenko|| Iveta Benešová
|Runner-up||3.||15 January 2011||Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia (2)||Hard||Līga Dekmeijere|| Sara Errani
Singles Performance Timeline
Doubles Performance Timeline
- Kateryna Bondarenko at the Women's Tennis Association
- Kateryna Bondarenko at the International Tennis Federation
- The official website of Kateryna Bondarenko
- Ukrainian FedCup team Official site
- Site about Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko