Vitalia Diatchenko

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Vitalia Diatchenko
Виталия Дьяченко
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Vitalia Diatchenko in 2014
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 24)
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money $382,034
Career record 157–87
Career titles 1 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 71 (17 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 83 (13 April 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
US Open 1R (2011)
Career record 111–54
Career titles 1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 60 (21 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 143 (10 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2015)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2012)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010, 2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 1–0
Last updated on: July 28, 2014.

Vitalia Anatolyevna Diatchenko (Russian: Виталия Анатольевна Дьяченко, born 2 August 1990 in Sochi, Russia) is a professional Russian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is No. 71, which she reached on 17 November 2014.[1] Her career high in doubles is No. 60, which she reached on 21 February 2011.[1]


Diatchenko at the 2011 US Open

Diatchenko's first Grand Slam tournament was the Roland Garros 2009, where she qualified for the main draw. In the tournament, Diatchenko upset world No. 75 player Mathilde Johansson to reach the second round before she eventually lost to World No. 1 Dinara Safina.

In 2009 she lost the 2009 Pattaya Women's Open with Yulia Beygelzimer, in Thailand to opponents Tamarine Tanasugarn and Yaroslava Shvedova with the score 3–6, 2–6, and 2009 Tashkent Open with Ekaterina Dzehalevich in Uzbekistan to opponents Tatiana Poutchek and Olga Govortsova with the score 6–2, 6–7, [10–8].

In 2010 she lost a 1 WTA International tournament with Aurélie Védy, losing the 2010 Estoril Open in Portugal to opponents Anabel Medina Garrigues and Sorana Cîrstea with the score 1–6, 5–7.

In this year, at the 2010 French Open, she lost in the third round in qualifying to Misaki Doi with the score 6–7, 0–6.[2] At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships she lost in the second round in qualifying to Romanian player Monica Niculescu with the score 5–7, 2–6.

This year Diatchenko participated in the ITF Women's Circuit where she won the ITF tournament in Darmstadt, Germany; in the final, she beat the 8th seeded German player Julia Schruff with the score 6–4, 5–7, 6–4.

She lost her fourth WTA International doubles tournament with partner Tatiana Poutchek. Then she lost the 2010 Copenhagen tournament to pair Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Julia Görges with the score 4–6, 4–6.


Vitalia lost in the 2011 Australian Open – Women's Singles Qualifying in the second round to Sania Mirza 6–3 6–7 6–4. She then entered the 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships – Women's Singles Qualifying but lost in the first round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–4 6–3 despite being 3–1 ahead in the second set.

Vitalia qualified for the main draw of the Wimbledon Championships for the first time in her career after defeating Julia Glushko, Maria Elena Camerin and Stéphanie Dubois in the qualifying stages of the Grand Slam. In the first round she was defeated by the 25th seed Daniela Hantuchová, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6. Vitalia was also in the Women's Doubles with compatriot Maria Kondratieva but were defeated by Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova in the first round.

Vitalia played in the Aegon GB Pro-Series Foxhills. Vitalia was seeded 1st. Vitalia defeated Alenka Hubacek in the first round and Lucy Brown in the second round. She defeated the 5th seed Marta Sirotkina in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Vitalia retired whilst trailing 2–6 0–2 to Johanna Konta.

On July 30, Vitalia won the biggest singles title of her career so far at the President's Cup, an ITF $100,000 tournament held in Astana, Kazakhstan. She defeated the 6th seed, Akgul Amanmuradova in the final 6–4, 6–1. Vitalia also won the Women's Doubles with Galina Voskoboeva. They defeated Akgul Amanmuradova and Alexandra Panova in the final 6–3, 6–4.

Vitalia participated in the 2011 Tatarstan Open in singles and doubles. Alexandra Panova was her doubles partner. Vitalia was seeded 5th in the singles and 1st in the doubles. In the first round of the singles, Vitalia defeated Evgeniya Pashkova 6–1, 6–1. In the second round, Vitalia beat Pemra Özgen 6–3, 6–2. In the quarterfinals, Vitalia beat Valentyna Ivakhnenko 6–2, 6–2. In the semifinals, Vitalia retired against the wildcard (and eventual champion), Yulia Putintseva, after suffering an ankle injury. In the doubles, after winning their first round and quarterfinal matches, Vitalia and Alexandra faced the 3rd seeds, Evgeniya Rodina and Valeria Solovieva in the semifinals. Vitalia and Alexandra won 6–3, 6–2. Due to Vitalia suffering an injury in the semifinals of the singles, she was unable to play the doubles final and so the 2nd seeds, Ekaterina Ivanova and Andreja Klepač, got a walkover.

Vitalia played at the 2011 US Open, the final Grand Slam of 2011. In the first round of the Qualifying Stages, Vitalia beat Laura Siegemund 6–3, 7–5. In the second round, Vitalia defeated Sesil Karatantcheva on a scoreline of 7–5, 6–2. In the final round, Vitalia defeated Marta Domachowska 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 for a place in the Main Draw. This is Vitalia's first time to qualify for the main draw of the US Open. In the first round, Vitalia was defeated by Zheng Jie 6–4, 5–7, 2–6.

Vitalia's next tournament was the 2011 Tashkent Open. In the first round, she fought past Olga Govortsova on a scoreline of 7–6, 3–6, 6–4. Vitalia lost to Alla Kudryavtseva in the second round 1–6, 6–2, 3–6.[3] In the Women's Doubles, Vitalia and her partner, Eleni Daniilidou, beat Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiya Kichenok in the final 6–4, 6–3. This was Vitalia's first time to win a WTA Tour doubles title in her career.

Vitalia qualified for the 2011 Generali Ladies Linz but lost in the first round to Ksenia Pervak 4–6, 1–6.

Vitalia suffered a knee injury playing doubles at the 2011 Kremlin Cup. This injury has ruled her out from playing tennis for 6 months.


After the Russian's brief appearance in the 2012 WTA tour and her return to the ITF tour, she showed her first notable game for years at the Kremlin Cup, where the 140-ranked Vitalia eliminated No. 14 Dominika Cibulkova in the Round of 16, until being knocked down by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Diatchenko completed the year by winning her first WTA singles title at the WTA 125K event of Taipei.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 runners-up)[edit]

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 (1–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. February 15, 2009 Pattaya Women's Open, Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. September 26, 2009 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 3. May 8, 2010 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay France Aurélie Védy Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. August 2, 2010 e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1. September 17, 2011 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. January 17, 2015 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
5–7, 3–6

WTA 125K series: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. November 3, 2014 OEC Taipei WTA Challenger, Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 1–6, 6–2, 6–4

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (9–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. November 11, 2007 Redbridge Hard Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. December 20, 2008 Dubai Hard Poland Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 3. March 29, 2009 Moscow Hard Serbia Vesna Dolonc 2–6, 6–3, 4–1 Ret
Winner 4. July 18, 2010 Darmstadt Clay Germany Julia Schruff 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1. August 15, 2010 Kazan Hard Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 1–6, 6–2, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 5. July 30, 2011 Astana Hard Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova 6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. December 21, 2013 Ankara Hard (I) Russia Marta Sirotkina 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. March 10, 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 2. March 17, 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady 2–6, 0–3 ret.
Runner-up 3. May 26, 2014 Moscow Clay Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva 5–7, 4–6
Winner 8. July 27, 2014 Astana Hard Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 9. September 13, 2014 Moscow Clay Russia Evgeniya Rodina 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. September 28, 2014 Podgorica Clay Romania Andreea Mitu 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 17 (12–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8–2)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 24, 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Croatia Tamara Stojković Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Serbia Karolina Jovanović
1–6, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 1. August 8, 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Maria Kondratieva Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
Latvia Irina Kuzmina
6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. August 23, 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Eugeniya Pashkova Slovenia Tadeja Majerič
Russia Natalia Ryzhonkova
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. September 15, 2008 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay Russia Eugeniya Pashkova Russia Alexandra Panova
Russia Ksenia Pervak
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 5–10
Runner-up 3. March 8, 2009 Minsk, Belarus Carpet Russia Eugeniya Pashkova Belarus Ima Bohush
Belarus Darya Kustova
1–6, 6–4, 8–10
Winner 3. March 29, 2009 Moscow, Russia Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. March 29, 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard Estonia Maret Ani Russia Elena Bovina
France Irena Pavlovic
0–6, 1–6
Winner 4. April 16, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Greece Irini Georgatou New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 5–7, [16–14]
Winner 5. July 18, 2010 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Germany Laura Siegemund Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Yurika Sema
4–6, 6–1, [10–4]
Winner 6. September 20, 2010 Shrewsbury, England Hard France Irena Pavlovic France Claire Feuerstein
Russia Vesna Manasieva
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 7. October 3, 2010 Athens, Greece Hard Turkey İpek Şenoğlu Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Croatia Petra Martić
Winner 8. July 29, 2011 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. August 12, 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard Russia Alexandra Panova Russia Ekaterina Lopes
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Winner 9. November 15, 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
7–5, 6–1
Winner 10. July 26, 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Russia Margarita Gasparyan Belgium Michaela Boev
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
6–4, 6–1
Winner 11. August 18, 2014 Saint Petersburg, Russia Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
6–1, 6–3
Winner 12. November 15, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Russia Alexandra Panova Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
3–6, 6–2, [10–4]

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A LQ 0–0
French Open 2R LQ LQ 1–1
Wimbledon LQ LQ 1R 0–1
US Open LQ LQ 1R 0–1
Win-Loss 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–3

Grand Slam Doubles performance timeline[edit]

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2010 2011 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 0–1
Wimbledon 1R 0–1
US Open 2R 2R 2–2
Win-Loss 1–1 1–4 2–5


  1. ^ a b "Vitalia Diatchenko stats on WTA official site". WTA. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Roland Garros 2010 Women’s Qualifiers". May 23, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alla Kudryavtseva defeats Vitalia Diatchenko in second round – Tashkent Open 2011". Retrieved September 17, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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