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Amanmuradova at Wimbledon 2015
|Full name||Akgul Charievna Amanmuradova|
|Born||June 23, 1984|
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (26 May 2008)|
|Current ranking||No. 418 (20 February 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2006, 2009, 2013)|
|French Open||3R (2010)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 12 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 36 (18 January 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 263 (20 February 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009)|
|French Open||2R (2012)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2008, 2010)|
|US Open||2R (2011)|
|Last updated on: 21 February 2017.|
Amanmuradova has won two doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as nine singles and 12 doubles titles on the ITF circuit. On 26 May 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 50. On 18 January 2010, she peaked at world number 36 in the doubles rankings.
- 1 Career
- 2 WTA career finals
- 3 ITF Circuit finals
- 4 Performance timeline
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Amanmuradova played her first WTA Circuit match in her home town of Tashkent. She lost in the first round.
In 2005 Amanmuradova qualified for her first ever WTA Tour tournament in Pattaya City, Thailand. She reached the semifinals in Phuket and Coimbra but her real success story came when she reached the final at the Tashkent Open. This run pushed her into the top 200 for the first time.
Amanmuradova received a wild card entry into the Australian Open, where she defeated Dally Randriantefy in three sets in the first round. In the second round she faced 17th seed Daniela Hantuchová and was defeated 6–4, 6–1.
Amanmuradova then tried to qualify for Pattaya City and Bangalore but lost in the qualifying tournaments. She represented Uzbekistan in the Fed Cup again, this time playing in the Asia/Oceania Group 1. She lost to Samantha Stosur of Australia and Mi Yoo of South Korea. Uzbekistan was made to play New Zealand in the relegation play-off and Amanmuradova was matched up against Marina Erakovic. She lost 7–5, 6–1 and Uzbekistan was relegated.
Amanmuradova tried to qualify for Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open, but lost in the qualifying tournaments. She returned to Tashkent but failed to replicate her run from the previous year, falling to Tamarine Tanasugarn in the first round. This meant she fell out of the top 200 for the first time in 2006.
In November 2006 Amanmuradova headed to Shanghai to play the Shanghai $50,000 tournament. She played very well and defeated the first, third and fifth seeds to reach the final. Here she faced Tamarine Tanasugarn again, and again she was unable to defeat her, losing 6–3, 6–3. At the end of 2006, Amanmuradova reached the final at Pune, a tournament she had won two times before. However, she was forced to retire with a knee strain whilst trailing 7–6, 4–2.
She ended the year with a 21–21 record and a ranking of 227.
Amanmuradova began the year by losing in the qualifying tournament at the Australian Open. This meant a significant drop in rankings as she had reached the second round in the previous year.
At the French Open she managed to qualify by defeating María José Argeri, Evgeniya Rodina and Gréta Arn. In the first round she faced world no. 74 Vania King, whom she defeated in a tight match 7–6, 4–6, 6–3. In the second round Amanmuradova came up against world no. 10 Nicole Vaidišová, to whom she lost 6–2, 6–4. This success boosted her ranking back into the top 200, and she reached a career high of 141.
In July 2007 Amanmuradova headed to Cincinnati. Here she managed to qualify and make it to the semifinals, defeating Bethanie Mattek along the way. However, she lost to Akiko Morigami in the semifinals, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3, the same woman she had lost to in the fed cup five years prior. This success pushed her ranking up to 108.
After another good performance in Tashkent, Amanmuradova moved into the top 100 for the first time. She ended the year with a record of 32–20 and a ranking of 97.
Amanmuradova began the year with a direct acceptance into the Australian Open, the first time she had ever been accepted straight into a grand slam. She lost in the first round to 26th seed Victoria Azarenka, 6–2, 7–5.
Playing in the fed cup, Amanmuradova defeated Yung-Jun Chan of Chinese Taipei and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand for a chance of promotion. However, she lost to Marina Erakovic of New Zealand in the promotion playoff.
In Berlin Amanmuradova managed to qualify for the premier event. After knocking out Aravane Rezaï of France, Amanmuradova faced world no. 2 Ana Ivanovic. This was the first time she had played a top five player. She held her own, pushing the first set to a tie-break before losing the match: 7–6, 6–2.
Amanmuradova was playing some of her best tennis. At the 2008 İstanbul Cup she made it to the semifinals, defeating Nadia Petrova en route. Here she fell to world no. 7 Elena Dementieva. After this she reached her highest ever ranking of 50. For the rest of the year she didn't excel as much as previously. She made it to the second round of the French Open for the second year running. She represented Uzbekistan at the Beijing Olympics, losing to Francesca Schiavone in the first round.
She ended the year with a 22–29 singles record and a ranking of 80.
Her ranking slipped throughout the year as she had little success on the WTA Tour. She went to play at the $100,000 Biarritz event and reached the semifinals, defeating world no. 86 Mathilde Johansson in the process, before falling to Julia Görges. The next week she reached another semifinal at a $50,000 tournament in Contrexéville.
She returned to the WTA Tour, but had little success until her home tournament, the Tashkent Open, where she reached her second WTA Tour final. She defeated Stefanie Vögele and Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets en route to the final. In the final she was defeated by Shahar Pe'er, 6–3, 6–4.
Amanmuradova and partner Ai Sugiyama won the 2009 Aegon International at Eastbourne. This is the only WTA Premier event played on grass. She also won the $100,000 ITF doubles tournament in Cueno alongside Darya Kustova.
She ended the 2009 season ranked 85 with a win-loss record of 25–27.
Amanmuradova began the year with three consecutive losses in qualifying at the 2010 Brisbane International and the 2010 Medibank International Sydney. She followed this up with a first round loss at the 2010 Australian Open to Croatian Karolina Šprem 6–0, 7–6.
Ammanmuradova then had some recent success in singles as she qualified for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open after defeating Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 5–7, 6–1 and Patricia Mayr 6–2, 6–0. In the first round she was defeated by Tsvetana Pironkova 6–3, 6–2.
Amanmuradova then qualified for the main draw of the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia by defeating Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6–2, 6–1 and Chanelle Scheepers 6–0, 7–6. She then lost to 12th seed Flavia Pennetta in the first round, 6–2, 6–3.
Amanmuradova then qualified for a Premier Mandatory event in Madrid, the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, by defeating Roberta Vinci 7–6, 6–3 and Ayumi Morita 6–3, 6–2. She again lost in the first round, this time to Alisa Kleybanova 6–3, 6–2.
Amanmuradova then flew to Paris to compete at the 2010 French Open, where her ranking enabled her to be directly entered into the main draw. In the first round, she caused one of the biggest upsets of the day by defeating 20th seed and well established clay court player María José Martínez Sánchez 6–2, 6–4. She then defeated Johanna Larsson 7–6, 6–2 to move into the third round for the first time in her career. She then lost to Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 6–3.
Amanmuradova was unable to shift her good form onto the grass and suffered a first round loss at the 2010 Aegon International at Eastbourne to Jill Craybas 6–1, 6–4 and a first round loss at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–2, 6–7, 6–4.
Amanmuradova then suffered two more first round losses. At the 2010 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo she was defeated again by Jill Craybas. This time it was much closer, with a score of 7–6, 7–5. She then lost in the first round of the 2010 İstanbul Cup to Sorana Cîrstea 7–6, 6–3.
Amanmuradova then flew to the US to begin preparations for the US Open, and entered the first tournament in the US Open Series, the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego. Her ranking was too low for her to gain direct entry into the main draw, so she had to qualify. She won her first qualifying match against Yurika Sema 6–2, 6–1, but lost her second to Chanelle Scheepers 6–7, 7–6, 6–4.
Then next tournament Amanmuradova entered was the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati. Again, she had to qualify to enter the main draw, and she did so by defeating Anna Tatishvili 6–4, 6–2 and Varvara Lepchenko 7–6, 6–4. In the first round of the main draw she upset Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm, crushing her 6–1, 6–2. In the second round she defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6–2, 6–0 to book a third round encounter with top seed and World No. 2 Jelena Janković. Despite being 112 places below Janković in the rankings, Amanmuradova won with an impressive 7–6, 6–4 score to record her first ever top 5 win. She ran out of steam in the quarterfinals, losing to another Serbian, resurgent Ana Ivanovic 6–1, 6–3.
At the US Open, Amanmuradova qualified by winning all three matches in the qualifying tournament. She defeated Dia Evtimova 6–1, 6–4, Fuda Ryoko 6–3, 6–3 and Valérie Tétreault 6–4, 6–3. In the first round of the main draw she defeated Chanelle Scheepers for the third time that year, 6–3, 6–4. Her run was ended by no. 31 seed Kaia Kanepi, losing in straight sets to the Estonian, 6–2 and 6–4.
Amanmuradova gained direct entry into the 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open and defeated Olga Savchuk in the first round, 7–5, 6–2. She was defeated in straight sets by Sania Mirza in the second round, 6–4 and 6–3.
Seeded no. 2 at her home tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she made the final in 2005 and 2009, Amanmuradova defeated Eirini Georgatou 6–4, 6–3 in the first round. In the second round she defeated American veteran Jill Craybas for the first time, 7–5, 6–7, 6–2. In the quarterfinals she was defeated in straight sets by no. 7 seed Alla Kudryavtseva, 7–6, 6–3.
She ended the year in the top 100 for the 4th year in a row with a ranking of 70.
She won her first match of the season in Pattaya, Thailand, competing at the 2011 PTT Pattaya Open where she defeated 7th seed Zheng Jie in the first round, 6–4, 7–6. She then defeated Chanelle Scheepers 6–2, 6–4 to book a quarterfinal place against no. 4 seed Daniela Hantuchová. Her run ended her however after a drubbing by Hantuchová, 6–2, 6–0.
Amanmuradova started off the 2012 season falling in the qualifying draws of both Brisbane and the Australian Open. She then represented Uzbekistan at the 2012 Fed Cup in Shenzhen, China. She won her singles match against Ayu Fani Damayanti, but lost both doubles matches.
Amanmuradova then lost early in Pattaya and Kuala Lumpur, to Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwańska, respectively. She failed to qualify for the Premier Mandatory tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, and also lost in the first round at Osprey.
As the clay court season began, she managed to make it to the main draw of Charleston, but was beaten by Jill Craybas. She was given a Lucky Loser spot in Stuttgart where she upset Dominika Cibulková in round one, her biggest win since 2010. However, she could not hold on to the good form, as she lost early in Budapest, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Prague. She was also beaten in the qualifications at Roland Garros.
WTA career finals
Singles: 2 (0–2)
|Runner-up||1.||October 9, 2005||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Michaëlla Krajicek||6–0, 4–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||September 27, 2009||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Shahar Pe'er||6–3, 6–4|
Doubles: 4 (2–2)
|Winner||1.||June 20, 2009||Aegon International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom||Grass||Ai Sugiyama|| Samantha Stosur
|Winner||2.||May 21, 2011||Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France||Clay||Chuang Chia-jung|| Natalie Grandin
|6–4, 5–7 [10–2]|
|Runner-up||1.||September 23, 2012||Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Vania King|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|6–2, 2–6 [8–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||February 3, 2013||PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Kimiko Date-Krumm
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 19 (9–10)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||22 September 2002||Hyderabad, India||Hard||Sania Mirza||6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||17 November 2002||Manila, Philippines||Hard||Sania Mirza||6–0, 4–6, 6–3|
|Winner||1.||6 April 2003||Mumbai, India||Hard||Rushmi Chakravarthi||6–4, 3–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||3.||13 April 2003||Mumbai, India||Hard||Manisha Malhotra||2–6, 6–4, 7–6(12–10)|
|Winner||2.||21 June 2003||Inchon, South Korea||Hard||Khoo Chin-bee||7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||9 November 2003||Mumbai, India||Hard||Isha Lakhani||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||16 November 2003||Pune, India||Hard||Meghha Vakaria||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||5.||22 August 2004||Coimbra, Portugal||Hard||Irina Kotkina||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||6.||30 October 2004||Pune, India||Hard||Rushmi Chakravarthi||6–0, 7–6(7–5)|
|Winner||7.||4 December 2004||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Napaporn Tongsalee||6–2, 6–3|
|Runner-up||4.||5 November 2006||Shanghai, China||Hard||Tamarine Tanasugarn||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||5.||19 November 2006||Pune, India||Clay||Amina Rakhim||7–6(7–5), 4–2ret|
|Winner||8.||24 March 2007||Mumbai, India||Hard||Stefanie Vögele||6–0, 7–5|
|Runner-up||6.||30 July 2011||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Vitalia Diatchenko||6–4, 6–1|
|Runner-up||7.||16 October 2011||Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard||Alison Riske||2–6, 6–2, 7–5|
|Winner||9.||26 May 2014||Bukhara, Uzbekistan||Hard||Veronika Kapshay||6–3, 7–5|
|Runner-up||8.||20 December 2014||Ankara, Turkey||Hard (i)||Aleksandra Krunić||6–3, 2–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||9.||25 June 2016||Ystad, Sweden||Clay||Susanne Celik||1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||10.||2 September 2017||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Clay||Polina Leykina||3–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 40 (14–26)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||8 December 2002||Pune, India||Hard||Kateryna Bondarenko|| Sania Mirza
|Winner||2.||9 February 2003||Chennai, India||Hard||Ivanna Israilova|| Rushmi Chakravarthi
Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
|Winner||3.||31 March 2003||Mumbai, India||Hard||Khoo Chin-bee|| Rushmi Chakravarthi
Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
|Runner-up||4.||13 April 2003||Mumbai, India||Hard||Khoo Chin-bee|| Ludmila Richterová
|Winner||5.||27 June 2004||Alkmaar, Netherlands||Clay||Kika Hogendoorn|| Kelly de Beer
|Winner||6.||22 August 2004||Coimbra, Portugal||Hard||Irina Kotkina|| Sarah Raab
|2–6, 6–1, 6–1|
|Runner-up||7.||28 August 2004||New Delhi, India||Hard||Sania Mirza|| Chuang Chia-jung
|Winner||8.||24 October 2004||Pune, India||Hard||Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram|| Wilawan Choptang
|6–3, 4–6, 6–3|
|Winner||9.||1 November 2004||Mumbai, India||Hard||Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram|| Maria Abramović
|4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||10.||4 December 2004||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Napaporn Tongsalee|| Hwang I-hsuan
|Runner–up||11.||16 May 2005||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Hard||Napaporn Tongsalee|| Wynne Prakusya
|Winner||12.||28 May 2005||Phuket, Thailand||Hard||Napaporn Tongsalee|| Monique Adamczak
|Runner–up||13.||20 June 2005||Périgueux, France||Clay||Antonia Matic|| Katarína Kachlíková
|Runner-up||14.||21 November 2005||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Nina Bratchikova|| Maret Ani
|Runner–up||15.||28 March 2006||Hammond, United States||Hard||Romana Tedjakusuma|| Tetiana Luzhanska
|Runner-up||16.||3 July 2006||Mont-de-Marsan, France||Clay||Nina Bratchikova|| Margalita Chakhnashvili
|5–7, 6–1, 1–6|
|Runner-up||17.||25 July 2006||Lexington, Kentucky, United States||Hard||Varvara Lepchenko|| Chan Chin-wei
|Runner-up||18.||31 July 2006||Washington, United States||Hard||Varvara Lepchenko|| Chan Chin-wei
|2–6, 6–1, 0–6|
|Runner-up||19.||5 November 2006||Shanghai, China||Hard||Iroda Tulyaganova|| Ji Chunmei
|Runner-up||20.||5 November 2006||Shenzhen, China||Hard||Iroda Tulyaganova|| Hsieh Su-wei
|Winner||21.||23 March 2007||Mumbai, India||Hard||Nina Bratchikova|| Olga Panova
|Runner-up||22.||17 May 2007||Saint-Gaudens, France||Hard||Iryna Brémond|| Jorgelina Cravero
|Runner-up||23.||12 November 2007||Deauville, France||Clay (i)||Anastasiya Yakimova|| Renata Voráčová
|Runner-up||24.||26 October 2008||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Monica Niculescu|| Petra Cetkovská
|Runner-up||25.||27 October 2008||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Monica Niculescu|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Winner||26.||4 July 2009||Cuneo, Italy||Clay||Darya Kustova|| Petra Cetkovská
|5–7, 6–1 [10–7]|
|Runner–up||27.||12 July 2009||Biarritz, France||Clay||Darya Kustova|| Anastasia Rodionova
|6–3, 4–6 [7–10]|
|Runner-up||28.||31 October 2010||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Kristina Barrois|| Lucie Hradecká
|7–6(7-5), 2–6 [5–10]|
|Runner-up||29.||25 July 2011||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Vitalia Diatchenko
|Runner-up||30.||28 November 2011||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Alexandra Dulgheru|| Nina Bratchikova
|4–6, 6–3 [6–10]|
|Runner-up||31.||20 May 2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Casey Dellacqua|| Alizé Cornet
|Winner||32.||29 October 2012||Barnstaple, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Vesna Dolonc|| Aliaksandra Sasnovich
|Runner-up||33.||26 May 2014||Bukhara, Uzbekistan||Hard||Nigina Abduraimova|| Veronika Kapshay
|Runner-up||34.||16 May 2016||Zhengzhou, China||Hard||Michaela Hončová|| Xun Fangying
|6–1, 2–6 [7–10]|
|Runner-up||35.||2 July 2016||Toruń, Poland||Clay||Valentyna Ivakhnenko|| Irina Bara
|3–6, 6–4 [7–10]|
|Runner-up||36.||3 June 2017||Andijan, Uzbekistan||Hard||Valeriya Strakhova|| Olga Doroshina
|Winner||37.||15 June 2017||Moscow, Russia||Clay||Valentyna Ivakhnenko|| Ilona Kremen
|Runner-up||38.||2 September 2017||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Clay||Nigina Abduraimova|| Gabriela Cé
|4–6, 6–3 [7–10]|
|Winner||39.||22 June 2018||Klosters, Switzerland||Clay||Ekaterine Gorgodze|| Lucie Hradecká
|Runner-up||40.||21 July 2018||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Ekaterine Gorgodze|| Berfu Cengiz
|6–3, 3–6, [7–10]|
|Year End Ranking||207||194||115||69||85||81||95||227||192||359||405||816|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||1–5|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||0 / 5||1–5|
|Wimbledon||3R||1R||3R||1R||1R||A||0 / 5||4–5|
|US Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||0 / 5||1–5|
|Win–loss||2–3||1–4||2–4||1–4||1–4||0–1||0 / 20||7–20|
- Copeman, Richard (June 26, 2012). "Akgul Amanmuradova". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 2012-06-26.