Ekaterina Bychkova

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Ekaterina Bychkova
Екатерина Бычкова
Ekaterina Bychkova 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Full name Ekaterina Andreevna Bychkova
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 32)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2017
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,002,037
Singles
Career record 387–318
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 66 (20 February 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
US Open 2R (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 117–139
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking 106 (29 January 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 2R (2006)
US Open 1R (2006)

Ekaterina Andreevna Bychkova (Russian: Екатерина Андреевна Бычкова; born 5 June 1985 in Moscow) is a Russian retired tennis player.

Bychkova has won nine singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 20 February 2006, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 66. On 29 January 2007, she peaked at world number 106 in the doubles rankings.

Bychkova is famous for defeating defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round of the 2005 US Open. It was the first time a defending US Open champion had lost in the first round. The win didn't last for long; Bychkova lost in the second round to Ivana Lisjak.

Biography[edit]

Coached by mother, Liudmila Bychkova. Father's name is Andrey Bychkov. Introduced to tennis by mother; began playing at Spartak and Chajka tennis clubs. Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is serve. Speaks Russian and English. Enjoys playing basketball, shopping, dancing, drawing, Russian movies and reading (favorite authors are Dostoevskiy, Remark, Tolstoy and Verber). Also likes sushi, pancakes, chocolate, pop and orange juice. Favorite city is hometown of Moscow; also enjoys visiting Paris.

Career statistics[edit]

Singles Finals: 17 (10–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. December 14, 2003 Cairo, Egypt Clay Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu 6–1 6–4
Winner 2. July 4, 2004 Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard Russia Olga Panova 6–2 6–3
Winner 3. August 23, 2004 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Maria Kondratieva 6–2 6–1
Runner-up 4. October 3, 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Hungary Virág Németh 6–2 2–6 2–6
Runner-up 5. December 19, 2004 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 4–6 3–6
Winner 6. March 27, 2005 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Finland Emma Laine 6–1 6–2
Runner-up 7. May 1, 2005 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Spain Laura Pous-Tio 6–7 (4) 6–4
Winner 8. December 17, 2005 Bergamo, Italy Carpet Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić 6–3 6–0
Winner 9. June 18, 2006 Marseille, France Clay France Severine Beltrame 6–1 6–2
Runner-up 10. May 3, 2009 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 3–6 5–7
Winner 11. June 19, 2009 Contrexéville, France Clay Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 12. July 26, 2009 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 3–6 2–6
Winner 13. August 7, 2010 Moscow, Russia Clay Belarus Darya Kustova 6–2 7–5
Runner-up 14. March 26, 2011 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić 6–7 6–2 6–7
Winner 15. April 14, 2013 Edgbaston, United Kingdom Hard (i) Italy Angelica Moratelli 6–4 6–3
Winner 16. February 23, 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Pauline Parmentier 3–0 Ret.
Runner-up 17. April 28, 2014 Gifu, Japan Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 1-6 2-6

Doubles finals: 15 (5-10)[edit]

Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 8 December 2003 10,000 Cairo, Egypt Clay Russia Raissa Gourevitch New Zealand Eden Marama
New Zealand Paula Marama
6–0, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 4 July 2004 10,000 Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard Russia Vasilisa Davydova Russia Vasilisa Bardina
Russia Julia Efremova
7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner-up 27 September 2004 25,000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Italy Giulia Casoni
Croatia Darija Jurak
0–6, 2–6
Winner 18 December 2005 50,000 Bergamo, Italy Carpet (i) Russia Marina Shamayko Italy Valentina Sassi
Italy Francesca Lubiani
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8 March 2009 25,000 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Russia Alexandra Panova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 26 April 2009 75,000 Dothan, United States Clay Russia Alexandra Panova United States Julie Ditty
United States Carly Gullickson
6–2, 1–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 5 April 2010 50,000 Torhout, Belgium Hard (i) Czech Republic Hana Birnerová Germany Mona Barthel
Germany Justine Ozga
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 25 October 2010 25,000 İstanbul, Turkey Hard France Iryna Brémond Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Marta Sirotkina
3–6, 1–6
Winner 8 November 2010 25,000 Minsk, Belarus Hard Russia Elena Bovina Poland Paula Kania
Poland Katarzyna Piter
6-4, 6-0
Runner-up 26 March 2011 25,000 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Marina Shamayko Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Uzbekistan Nigina Abduraimova
6–4 6–7(3–7), [8–10]
Runner–up 14 April 2012 25,000 Pelham, United States Clay Russia Elena Bovina France Julie Coin
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
5-7, 4-6
Winner 28 April 2013 50,000 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok Turkey Başak Eraydın
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
3–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Runner-up 14 April 2014 25,000 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Veronika Kudermetova Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–2, 5–7, [4–10]
Runner-up 26 May 2014 25,000 Moscow, Russia Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6 April 2015 25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Naomi Broady France Stéphanie Foretz
Croatia Ana Vrljić
2–6, 7–5, [7–10]

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