Kristina Mladenovic

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Kristina Mladenovic
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Kristina Mladenovic at the 2014 French Open
Country  France
Residence Porrentruy, Switzerland[1]
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 21)
Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France
Height 1.84 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2009
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,522,338
Singles
Career record 148–125
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 36 (26 August 2013)
Current ranking 107 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open 3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 135–71
Career titles 8 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 13 (15 July 2013)
Current ranking 15 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2012)
French Open QF (2013)
Wimbledon F (2014)
US Open 3R (2013)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2014)
French Open F (2013)
Wimbledon W (2013)
US Open SF (2013)
Last updated on: 25 June 2014.

Kristina Mladenovic (Serbian: Кристина Младеновић, Kristina Mladenović) (born 14 May 1993 in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord) is a French professional tennis player of Serbian ancestry. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 36th, which she reached on 26 June 2013.[2] She won the 2013 Wimbledon and 2014 Australian Open mixed doubles titles with Canadian Daniel Nestor.

Personal life[edit]

Kristina Mladenovic was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, in the Nord department of France.[3][4] Her father is Dragan Mladenović, a former handball player for Yugoslavia, and her mother Dženita (of Bosniak origin) is a former volleyball player. They moved to France in 1992 when Dragan was signed by Dunkirk.[5] They are now naturalized French citizens.[6][7] Mladenovic has a brother Luka.[5] She lives in Porrentruy, Switzerland.

Tennis career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mladenovic started playing juniors in May 2006. In 2007 Mladanovic became the European Under 14 singles champion.[5] Her biggest junior achievement was at the 2009 Junior French Open Girls' Singles, where she beat Daria Gavrilova of Russia in two sets in the final.[8] Her highest junior ranking was No. 1, on 8 June 2009. She advanced to both the Girls' Singles and Doubles finals at the 2009 Junior Wimbledon, losing to Noppawan Lertcheewakarnin the singles. In doubles, with partner Silvia Njiric, lost also to Lertcheewakarnin with partner Sally Peers.

She began playing on the ITF circuit in September 2007. On the WTA Tour she tried to qualify for Open Gaz de France, but lost her first match to Petra Kvitová.[9] At the 2009 Australian Open, Kristina received a wild card, but was defeated by the No. 14 seed, Patty Schnyder.[10] In July Kristina qualified for the 2009 ECM Prague Open but lost in the first round to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.[11][12]

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg Mladenovic won her first match on the WTA Tour, coming back from 5–2 in the final set to win the tiebreak against Stefanie Vögele.[13]

Mladenovic played for France at the 2011 Hopman Cup, partnering with Nicolas Mahut.[14] France was drawn in the same group as the United States, Great Britain, and Italy. Mladenovic beat Francesca Schiavone and Laura Robson while losing to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the singles matches. In the mixed doubles she and Mahut won one of their three matches.

2011[edit]

Mladenovic started 2011 year at 2011 Australian Open but lost in the first round of qualifying to Heather Watson. Mladenovic won her first Senior title at a $25,000 tournament in Sutton, defeating Mona Barthel.[15] This was followed with a win in Stockholm the following week, defeating Arantxa Rus in the final.[16] Padova defeating Karin Knapp in three sets.

2012[edit]

At the start of the year Mladenovic linked up with Biljana Veselinovic but they split just before Wimbledon and since then she had been coached by Thierry Ascione.[5] Mladenovic claimed her first WTA Tour title of any type in Montreal when she and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik won the doubles title at the Rogers Cup.[17] Mladenovic made it through to the third round of the US Open after defeating Pavlyuchenkova.[18] At the Bell Classic in Quebec, Mladenovic reached her first WTA Semifinal.[19] With Tatjana Malek, Mladenovic won her second WTA doubles title at the Bell Classic.[20] Following her run to the semifinals, Mladenovic entered the top 100 in the rankings for the first time.[21] Mladenovic won the first ever WTA 125s event the Taipei WTA Ladies Open and took the doubles crown as well.[22]

2013[edit]

Mladenovic At 2013 US Open

At the 2013 Open GDF Suez, a WTA Premier tournament, Mladenovic made the semifinals, including defeating Petra Kvitová. Teaming with Daniel Nestor Mladenovic made it to the final of the 2013 French Open in mixed doubles where they were defeated. However, she and Nestor rebounded at the mixed doubles at the 2013 Wimbledon capturing her first grand slam title.

At the 2013 U.S. Open, she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 1-6 6-1 in the first round and then lost to the 23rd seed Jamie Hampton 7-5 6-4 in the second round. Mladenovic partnered up with Daniel Nestor to reach the semifinals of the Mixed Doubles, where they were defeated by the seventh seeded team of Max Mirnyi and Andrea Hlaváčková 7-5 6-7 [12-10].

2014[edit]

Mladenovic would start 2014 off strong capturing her second Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open partnering again with Daniel Nestor. At the Open GDF Suez, Mladenovic defeated Australian Open Quarter Finalist Simona Halep in the first round. At Roland Garros, she defeated Li Na (world No.2 and 2011 champion) in the first round, her first top 5 win. She continued her strong performance with a three-set win over American Alison Riske in the second round. She was, however, beaten in the round of 32 by eventual semifinalist Andrea Petkovic.

Mladenovic opened her grass court season in Birmingham, but lost her opening match to Shahar Pe'er of Israel. She then competed in 's-Hertogenbosch qualifying, managing to win a round but ultimately falling to Coco Vandeweghe, who would go on to qualify and win the entire tournament. At Wimbledon, she drew Zarina Diyas in the first round, but fell to the Kazakh in what was a rain delayed straight-set encounter. In the doubles draw, Mladenovic partnered Timea Babos of Hungary, and reached their first Grand Slam women's doubles final, ultimately losing to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass Hungary Tímea Babos Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6

Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 2013 French Open Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic František Čermák
6–1, 4–6, [6–10]
Winner 2013 Wimbledon Grass Canada Daniel Nestor Brazil Bruno Soares
United States Lisa Raymond
5–7, 6–2, 8–6
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor India Sania Mirza
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–2

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 Canadian Open Hard Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 2–6, [10–7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

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 (0–0)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–0)

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 6–4, 6–3

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 14 (8 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–3)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–3)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (3–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 12 June 2011 Danish Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard Poland Katarzyna Piter Sweden Johanna Larsson
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 12 August 2012 Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada Hard Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 2. 16 September 2012 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard Germany Tatjana Malek Poland Alicja Rosolska
United Kingdom Heather Watson
7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
Winner 3. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoors, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 4. 7 April 2013 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay (green) Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
United States Liezel Huber
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2. 28 April 2013 Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Croatia Petra Martić Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 4 May 2013 Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal Clay Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Croatia Darija Jurak
Hungary Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 6. 13 July 2013 Palermo International, Palermo, Italy Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
6–1, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 7. 13 October 2013 Japan Women's Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Italy Flavia Pennetta Australia Samantha Stosur
China Shuai Zhang
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 2 February 2014 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Hard (i) Hungary Timea Babos Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
7–6(9–7), 4–6, [5–10]
Winner 8. 2 March 2014 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Hard Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 20 June 2014 Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–0, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]
Runner-up 6. 6 July 2014 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass Hungary Tímea Babos Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Belarus Olga Govortsova
5–7, 6–2, [10–8]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

$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. 11 April 2009 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay Poland Anna Korzeniak 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 6 February 2011 ITF Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Mona Barthel 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 February 2011 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Arantxa Rus 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay Italy Karin Knapp 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 2. 4 December 2011 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 24 December 2011 ITF Ankara, Turkey Hard (i) Russia Valeria Savinykh 7–5, 5–7, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (7–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 2009 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay Netherlands Marlot Meddens Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Italy Lara Meccico
7–6(3), 6–0
Runner–up 1. 2 May 2010 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Croatia Darija Jurak
6–0, 2–6, [5–10]
Runner–up 2. 2 October 2010 ITF Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Ukraine Yulia Beygelzimer Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 15 April 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco Clay Austria Sandra Klemenschits Poland Magda Linette
Poland Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Hungary Réka-Luca Jani
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 23 October 2011 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Finland Emma Laine Austria Yvonne Meusburger
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 ITF Nantes, France Hard France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon France Julie Coin
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–0, 6–4
Winner 6. 13 November 2011 ITF Opole, Poland Carpet United Kingdom Naomi Broady Poland Paula Kania
Poland Magda Linette
7–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 20 November 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovak Republic Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
5–7, 6–4, [10–2]

Junior Grand Slam singles finals (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2009 French Open Clay Russia Daria Gavrilova 6–3, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 6 3–6
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
US Open 1R A LQ 3R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 3–4 2–2 0 / 14 7–14
Year End Ranking 202 354 183 76 56

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A 3R 1R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 0 / 6 5–6
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R F 0 / 3 5–3
US Open A A A A 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 5–4 6–4 0 / 12 12–12
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Miami A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid NH A A A A SF 0 / 1 3–1
Beijing T II A A A A QF 0 / 1 2–1
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai T II A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Doha A Not Held P A QF 0 / 1 2–1
Rome A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Montreal/Toronto A A A A W 1R 1 / 2 5–1
Cincinnati T III A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Career
Tournament Played 1 1 2 5 12 17
Titles 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
Finals 0 0 0 1 2 6 9
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–2 6–5 17–10 25–14 49–33
Year-End rankings
Ranking 530 270 100 28 19

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
2009–11 0 0 0 213,798 n/a
2012 0 1 1 286,087 81
2013 0 0 0 651,121 37
2014 0 0 0 235,749 33
Career* 0 1 1 1,350,016 218

*As of 10 July 2013

Head-to-head record against other players[edit]

Mladenovic's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Player Record W% Hardcourt Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
Russia Maria Sharapova 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 2 ranked players
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
China Li Na 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Serbia and Montenegro/Australia Jelena Dokić 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Australia Samantha Stosur 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
France Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Andrea Petkovic 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
Russia Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
Total 2–8 17% 2–2 (50%) 0–3 (0%) 0–2 (0%) 0–1 (0%)

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External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
ITF Junior World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Russia Daria Gavrilova