İpek Soylu

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İpek Soylu
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) (6) def. Ipek Soylu (TUR) (21300614406).jpg
Soylu at the 2015 US Open
Full name İpek Soylu
Country (sports)  Turkey
Residence Istanbul
Born (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 22)
Adana
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Coach Goran Prpić
Prize money $370,949
Official website ipeksoylu.com
Singles
Career record 201–142 (58.6%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 151 (31 October 2016)
Current ranking No. 362 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open 1R (2016)
Wimbledon Q2 (2017)
US Open 1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record 140–81 (63.35%)
Career titles 3 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest ranking No. 63 (17 April 2017)
Current ranking No. 361 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
French Open 1R (2017)
Wimbledon 2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 13–8 (61.9%)
Last updated on: 9 October 2018.

İpek Soylu (born 15 April 1996 in Adana) is a Turkish tennis player.

Soylu has won three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, her biggest coming at the 2016 WTA Elite Trophy. She has also won eight singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 31 October 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 151. On 17 April 2017, she peaked at world No. 63 in the doubles rankings.

Soylu's sole Grand Slam title as a junior came in 2014, when she partnered Jil Teichmann of Switzerland to win the doubles title at the US Open.[1]

Playing for Turkey at the Fed Cup, Soylu has accumulated a win–loss record of 13–8.[2] She is also a member of the Enkaspor tennis team.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2016, Soylu won her first three WTA titles, all in the doubles discipline, the biggest coming at the WTA Elite Trophy where she partnered Xu Yifan.[4] That year, she also won two other doubles titles, one on home soil at the İstanbul Cup and the other at the Tashkent Open, both partnering Romania's Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru respectively.

That same year, she also made her Grand Slam tournament main-draw debut after qualifying for the French Open. She drew wildcard Virginie Razzano in the first round and lost to the French veteran in three sets.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2016 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Montenegro Danka Kovinić
w/o
Win 2–0 Sep 2016 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Romania Raluca Olaru Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–3
Win 3–0 Oct 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, China Elite Hard (i) China Xu Yifan China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]

WTA 125 Series finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2016 Bol Open, Croatia Clay Romania Raluca Olaru Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Croatia Petra Martić
3–6, 2–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (8–8)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7–5)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 December 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 12 May 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Italy Camilla Rosatello 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. 25 August 2013 Izmir, Turkey Hard Netherlands Gabriela van de Graaf 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 29 September 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Italy Giulia Bruzzone 4–6, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 6 October 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Russia Anna Morgina 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 4. 19 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Greece Despina Papamichail 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 5. 13 April 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard Israel Deniz Khazaniuk 7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 8 June 2014 Adana, Turkey Hard Turkey Başak Eraydın 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. 22 June 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Melis Sezer 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 16 August 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan 6–7(4–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. 24 August 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard France Clothilde de Bernardi 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 23 May 2015 Caserta, Italy Clay Russia Daria Kasatkina 6–7(4–7), 1–6
Winner 8. 12 July 2015 Bursa, Turkey Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 12 June 2016 Padua, Italy Clay China Xu Shilin 7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 18 September 2016 Zhuhai, China Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 22 July 2017 Bursa, Turkey Clay Russia Sofya Zhuk 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 24 (14–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7–7)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 May 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Clay Turkey Başak Eraydın China Liu Chang
China Zhang Nannan
3–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 2. 16 June 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Turkey Başak Eraydın
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić
6–4, ret.
Runner-up 1. 23 August 2013 Izmir, Turkey Hard Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Ukraine Khristina Kazimova
Germany Christina Shakovets
4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 27 December 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Belgium Elise Mertens Japan Yuuki Tanaka
Russia Ekaterina Yashina
6–0, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 4. 18 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Greece Despina Papamichail
Italy Gaia Sanesi
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. 25 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
6–3, 4–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 29 March 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Sweden Susanne Celik
Japan Kotomi Takahata
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 5 April 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Czech Republic Denisa Allertová
Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
2–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 7 June 2014 Adana, Turkey Hard Turkey Başak Eraydın Ukraine Alona Fomina
Russia Ekaterina Tsiklauri
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 20 June 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Ayla Aksu Belgium Elke Lemmens
Bulgaria Julia Stamatova
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 7. 31 October 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Switzerland Xenia Knoll Turkey Ayla Aksu
Turkey Müge Topsel
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 26 December 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Turkey Ayla Aksu Croatia Jana Fett
Croatia Adrijana Lekaj
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2015 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard Serbia Nina Stojanović United States Samantha Crawford
United States Asia Muhammad
0–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 16 May 2015 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Turkey Pemra Özgen Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner-up 7. 22 May 2015 Caserta, Italy Clay Italy Alice Matteucci Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
0–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 9. 3 July 2015 Denain, France Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Argentina Florencia Molinero
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 14 November 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Greece Maria Sakkari
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 10. 26 February 2016 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i) Netherlands Arantxa Rus Republic of Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herdželaš
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Russia Irina Khromacheva Australia Arina Rodionova
Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova
1–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 1 July 2016 Rome, Italy Clay China Xu Shilin Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 15 April 2017 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Veronika Kudermetova Russia Ksenia Lykina
Russia Polina Monova
4–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 13. 6 August 2017 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Russia Anna Kalinskaya Romania Nicoleta Dascalu
Romania Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–2
Winner 14. 15 June 2018 Padova, Italy Clay Czech Republic Anastasia Zarycká Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herdželaš
Croatia Tereza Mrdeža
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 10 August 2018 Las Palmas, Spain Clay Turkey Başak Eraydın Russia Yana Sizikova
Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
2–6, 4–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 US Open Hard Switzerland Jil Teichmann Belarus Vera Lapko
Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkey's İpek Soylu claims historic title in junior girls' doubles at US Open". Hurriyet Daily News. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ İpek Soylu at the Fed Cup
  3. ^ "İpek Soylu'dan ITF JR Klasmanı'nda en iyi derece". Enka Spor Kulübü (in Turkish). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Turkish tennis player Ipek Soylu wins doubles finals at WTA Elite Trophy tournament in China". DAILY SABAH. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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