Alla Kudryavtseva

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Alla Kudryavtseva
Алла Кудрявцева
Alla Kudryavtseva 5, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Boynton Beach, United States
Born (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 30) [1]
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Turned pro February 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$3,028,338
Singles
Career record 356-332
Career titles 1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 56 (4 October 2010)
Current ranking No. 292 (11 September 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007, 2010, 2014)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 4R (2008)
US Open 3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 337-248
Career titles 8 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest ranking No. 15 (8 September 2014)
Current ranking No. 69 (11 September 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2012, 2016)
French Open 3R (2010, 2013)
Wimbledon QF (2014)
US Open QF (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 2R (2014)
Last updated on: 11 September 2017.

Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Russian: Алла Александровна Кудрявцева; born 3 November 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player.

Alla Kudryavtseva, 2015

Kudryavtseva has won one singles and eight doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as two singles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 October 2010, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 56. On 8 September 2014, she peaked at No. 15 in the doubles rankings.

Pro career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kudryavtseva debuted at the WTA Tour in the 2004 Kremlin Cup, where she could not succeed beyond the qualifying round. In the following season her best result in the WTA tour was reaching the 1st Rounds of the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm in singles and the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in doubles.

Her first Major appearance was at the 2006 Australian Open, where she could not win a qualification round. The same result was seen at the other three Grand Slams. Among her more notable results in that season were reaching the singles quarterfinals of the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata, India, and the semifinals in doubles of the Tashkent Open, with Canadian Stéphanie Dubois.

2007–11: Steady progress[edit]

In 2007, Kudryavtseva qualified for main draw of the Australian Open, reaching the 2nd Rounds in singles and doubles. With Hsieh Su-wei she reached her first WTA final at the Sony Ericsson International in Bangalore, India, losing to a pair from Taipei. At French open Kudryavtseva qualified for the second grand slam in a row and reached the third round, beating Gisela Dulko in the second round, and eventually losing to Maria Sharapova. Her best result in singles at a WTA tournament was reaching quarterfinal at the Barcelona KIA tournament. At Wimbledon Kudryavtseva earned first Grand Slam direct entry but drew the eventual champion Venus Williams and lost in three sets. Later that year in Kolkata, Kudryavtseva with Vania King won her first title.

In 2008 partnering with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, she reached the final at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, losing to Sara Errani and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She played alongside several doubles partners, including King and Vera Dushevina. In singles, Kudryavtseva fought her way through the 4th Round of Wimbledon, defeating 3rd-sedded Maria Sharapova in the second round, which is to date her best result in a Grand Slam singles event.

2009. Kudryavtseva progressed in doubles in the next season, climbing with Ekaterina Makarova to the final of the Premier Mandatory China Open, eventually losing to Chinese pair Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai. Kudryavtseva/Dushevina reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.

2010. The Russian two times in succession reached the finals in singles, becoming champion in Tashkent and before that runner-up Guangzhou. As a result, she reached a carrier high ranking of 56 and finished the year at number 61 in the world in singles. With her new partner Anastasia Rodionova she also reached two finals in doubles, winning the UNICEF Open.

In the 2011 season she and Olga Govortsova reached three WTA finals at the Cellular South Cup, Aegon Classic and Citi Open, the first two of which they won.

Kudryavtseva and Makarova became quarterfinalists of the 2012 Australian Open, eventually losing to Errani/Vinci; this became her best result in a Grand Slam doubles tournament. However, her 2012 season was rather poor, eventually skipping the WTA tour for ITF tournaments at season end.

From 2013: Breakthrough in doubles[edit]

The back and forth switching of ITF and WTA tournaments continued until showing with Rodionova significant results since late April. They won the Challenge Bell, and also reached the final of the Kremlin Cup. Furthermore, the two became semifinalists at the Premier 5 events Internezionali BNL d'Italia and Toray Pan Pacific Open. Kudryavtseva returned to the top 50in doubles as a result of her successful season.

In 2014,[edit]

Kudryavtseva/Rodionova continued their successful partnership starting the year with a title at Brisbane. The second title came in February in Dubai, where they defeated Kops-Jones and Spears in the final. Their biggest Grand Slam result came at Wimbledon Championships, where they lost in the quarterfinal against Babos/Mladenovic. They also reached the semifinals in Cincinnati and Beijing, the quarterfinals in Miami, Doha and Wuhan. Their last title of the season came at an international event in Tianjin, which also led them into the WTA Championship in Singapore.

In their debut Championships in Singapore appearing Kudryavtseva/Rodionova beat a fourth seeded team of Makarova/Vesnina, 4–6, 6–2, [10–6]. In the semifinals they were defeated by title defenders Su-wei/Shuai, 6–1, 6–4. As a consequence Kudryavtseva pushed into the top-20 in doubles, reaching a career-high ranking of 15.

In addition to the success in doubles Kudryavtseva qualified for 9 singles events including 3 grand slams; Australian open, French open and Wimbledon. She was able to finish the year in the top 100 at No. 96 for the first time since 2010.

2015[edit]

Kudryavtseva started 2015 with a quarterfinal showing at Brisbane in singles defeating world No. 23 Karolina Pliskova in the second round. She paired with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in hopes for Olympics and reaches semi finals at Dubai, Charleston, Rome and Washington DC. They also reached quarterfinal of US Open but fell one spot short of qualifying for the WTA Finals and went to Singapore as an alternate. Kudryavtseva finished the year at 170 in singles and 29 in doubles.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Beijing Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runners-up)[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 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 19, 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Australia Jarmila Groth 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 25, 2010 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Elena Vesnina 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 18 (8 titles, 10 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (2–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (5–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2007 Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Winner 1. September 23, 2007 Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India Hard United States Vania King Italy Alberta Brianti
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2008 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Italy Sara Errani
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]
Runner-up 3. October 11, 2009 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. May 22, 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Australia Anastasia Rodionova France Alizé Cornet
United States Vania King
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 2. June 20, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 3. February 19, 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Belarus Olga Govortsova Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. June 12, 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Belarus Olga Govortsova Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. July 31, 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. September 15, 2013 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. October 20, 2013 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Australia Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 6. January 4, 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. February 2, 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]
Winner 7. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 8. October 12, 2014 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up 8. June 19, 2016 Aegon Classic Birmingham, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass United States Vania King Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 9. September 18, 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Russia Alexandra Panova Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 10. 29 July 2017 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang, China Hard Australia Arina Rodionova China Jiang Xinyu
China Tang Qianhui
3–6, 2–6

Grand Slam timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through 2015 US Open

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q1 0 / 8 3–8
French Open A Q1 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q1 Q2 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 6 4–6
US Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R Q1 2R Q3 Q1 0 / 7 3–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 0 / 26 13–26
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 2R 1R A 2R LQ A LQ 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Miami A A A A 2R 2R 1R Q1 A Q1 Q1 0 / 3 2–3
Madrid Not Held A A LQ LQ A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing Tier II 1R 1R LQ A A LQ 0 / 2 0–2
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Not Premier 5 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Doha Tier II A Not Held NP5 Q1 A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 A A Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Montréal / Toronto A A A 2R 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 A A LQ 0 / 2 2–2
Cincinnati Tier III LQ 1R Q1 A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo A A A A LQ A A A A NP5 0 / 0 0–0
Career Statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 No.
Tournaments played 1 4 14 18 21 22 24 6 6 15 6 137
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Win–Loss 0–1 4–4 7–14 12–18 12–21 18–21 14–23 2–7 5–6 8–15 2–4 84–134
Year-End Ranking 216 138 90 71 90 61 104 208 176 98

Doubles[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2016 Rogers Cup

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R 3R QF 0 / 10 14–10
French Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10 7–10
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 0 / 10 13–10
US Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 0 / 10 15–10
Win–Loss 2–4 3–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 5–4 8–4 6–4 0 / 40 48–40
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held A 0 / 2 0–0
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships A A A A A A A SF A 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells 2R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF 0 / 8 6–8
Miami A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A QF 2R QF 0 / 8 6–8
Madrid Not Held 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R SF 0 / 7 5–7
Beijing Tier II F 1R 1R A 1R SF 2R 0 / 6 8–6
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A QF A Not Premier 5 SF NP 5 0 / 2 5–2
Doha T II A Not Held NP5 2R A QF NP5 A 0 / 2 3–2
Rome A 2R A 1R 1R 1R SF 1R SF A 0 / 7 7–7
Montréal / Toronto A 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Cincinnati Tier III 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF A 0 / 6 6–6
Tokyo A A A A A A SF NP5 0 / 1 2–1
Wuhan Not Held QF 2R 0 / 2 3–2
Career Statistics 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 No.
Tournaments 13 21 22 23 24 19 19 23 14 10 188
Titles 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 8
Finals reached 2 1 1 2 3 0 2 4 0 1 16
Overall Win–Loss 15–12 17–21 18–22 23–22 23–22 9–19 24–18 37–20 23–16 17–10 306–232
Year-End Ranking 56 49 33 41 39 73 31 18 29 No. 15

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