Olga Govortsova

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Olga Govortsova
Вольга Гаварцова
Olga Govortsova at the 2010 US Open 03.jpg
Country  Belarus
Residence Minsk, Belarus
Born (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 26)
Pinsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,280,058
Singles
Career record 261–216
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking 35 (23 June 2008)
Current ranking 98 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 3R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2007, 2009, 2012)
US Open 3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 129–136
Career titles 8 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking 24 (29 August 2011)
Current ranking 62 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 3R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2009)
Last updated on: 17 March 2014.

Olga Govortsova (Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Гаварцова (Volga Havartsova); Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Говорцова; born 23 August 1988 in Pinsk, Brest Voblast) is a professional Belarusian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking was world number 35, which she reached on 23 June 2008.

Career[edit]

She reached her first WTA tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis, Tennessee. There she lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.

Olga is sponsored by Wilson [1] and Chinese clothing company Peak.[2] She is represented by French based sports agency Lagardére Unlimited [3]

Personal[edit]

She has two brothers and four dogs who reside in Minsk, Belarus.

2009[edit]

She began her year at the 2009 Brisbane International, here she defeated 8th seed Francesca Schiavone en route to the quarterfinals. She fell here however against world number 41 Sara Errani.

At the Australian Open she received main draw entry but was drawn against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round, she lost in straight sets 6–4 6–3.

She then played in Indian Wells, a premier mandatory event. She defeated British number 1 Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Shuai Peng.

In Miami the second premier mandatory event she lost in the first round to Belarusian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova.

In October, she reached the final of the Kremlin Cup, losing to Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

2010[edit]

She started the year 2010 with the 2010 Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. At the 2010 Medibank International Sydney she lost in the first qualifying round to Chanelle Scheepers.

At the 2010 Australian Open she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.

At the MPS Group Championships she beat second seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round, in the second round she beat Anna Tatishvili, in the quarterfinals she defeated Varvara Lepchenko, in the semifinal she defeated third seed Dominika Cibulková, to lose in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, and so lost the third WTA singles final of her career.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2008 Charleston Hard Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2010 Beijing Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 March 2008 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 25 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Italy Francesca Schiavone 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 11 April 2010 MPS Group Championships, Ponte Vedra Beach, United States Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2013 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1-1)
Tier II / Premier (1–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–4)
WTA 125s tournaments (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2008 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 19 May 2008 Istanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Clay United States Jill Craybas New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 20 September 2009 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 3. 26 September 2009 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–7(1-7), [10–8]
Winner 4. 9 October 2010 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]
Winner 5. 19 February 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 6. 12 June 2011 AEGON Classic, Birmingham, United KIngdom Grass Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 31 July 2011 Citi Open, Washington D.C., United States Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 27 August 2011 New Haven Open at Yale, New Haven, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 25 February 2012 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Russia Vera Dushevina Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2013 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella Hungary Timea Babos
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 7 April 2014 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Hungary Timea Babos Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 November 2012 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
7-5, 2-6, [8–10]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3–7
French Open A 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 7–7
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3–8
US Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 4–8
Win-Loss 2–2 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 5–4 1–4 1–4 17–29
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held A NH 0–1
Year-End Championship
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A A 0–0
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3–5
Miami A 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 2R 1–5
Madrid Not Held LQ 2R A A LQ 1–3
Beijing 1R LQ 1R 2R LQ 1R A 1–3
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Not TierI 1R 3R A NP5 LQ 2–2
Rome A 2R A 1R LQ 1R LQ 1–3
Cincinnati QF A 2R 2R LQ LQ LQ 4–3
Montréal / Toronto A A A 1R LQ A LQ 0–1
Tokyo A A A 2R A A A 1–1
Year End Ranking 49 49 52 74 114 57 95

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4–7
French Open A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 4–6
Wimbledon 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 4–5
US Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3–7
Win-Loss 0–1 1–4 2–3 4–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–1 15–25

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

References[edit]

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