Elena-Gabriela Ruse

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Elena-Gabriela Ruse
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Ruse at Wimbledon 2018
Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest
Born (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 22)
Bucharest
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$268,768
Singles
Career record169–97
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 171 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 182 (6 January 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019)
US OpenQ3 (2019)
Doubles
Career record83–47
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (12 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 118 (6 January 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open JuniorQF (2014)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2014)
US Open Junior1R (2014)
Last updated on: 6 January 2020.

Elena-Gabriela Ruse (born 6 November 1997) is a Romanian tennis player.

She has career-high WTA rankings of 182 in singles and 179 in doubles, both achieved in July 2018. Ruse had a career-high ITF juniors ranking of 7, achieved on 18 May 2015. She made the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon girls' singles event.

Ruse made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2015 BRD Bucharest Open in the doubles event partnering Jaqueline Cristian.

Tennis career[edit]

2012–2015: Junior career[edit]

Ruse won two junior singles titles and eight junior doubles titles. The biggest title of her junior career was the Grade 1 Canadian Open Junior Championships, where she beat Katie Swan in the final. Ruse also reached the semifinals of Junior Wimbledon in 2014 and the final of Eddie Herr.

2015–2016: Rise up the professional ranks[edit]

When Ruse finished her junior career, she still did not have a professional ranking. In July 2015, she received a wildcard into the qualifying draw of the 2015 BRD Bucharest Open and beat Alexandra Cadantu in the first round. She lost her next match to Maria Sakkari. She reached semifinals at $10,000 ITF events in Bucharest and Antalya and finished 2015 with a year-end ranking of 642 in singles and 575 in doubles.

In November 2015, Ruse won her first professional singles title at a $10k event in Antalya, beating Ekaterine Gorgodze in the final. In January 2016, Ruse qualified for the $25k event in Sunrise, beating former top-30 player Laura Robson along the way, and reached the quarterfinals. After that event, she won 10 singles matches and 8 doubles matches in a row and won two singles and two doubles titles at $10,000 events in Antalya. In March, Ruse reached two straight finals at $10k events in Hammamet, Tunisia. She lost the first one to Claudia Giovine in straight sets, snapping her 14-match winning streak in singles, and in the second one she beat Julia Grabher. At the end of April, Ruse qualified for a $25k event in Chiasso, Switzerland and reached the semifinals, where she lost to fellow qualifier Amanda Carreras.

After taking time off for her high school graduation, Ruse returned to competition in June at a $50k event in Essen, Germany. As the last direct acceptance, Ruse shocked top seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets for her first win over a top-100 player. Due to rain delays in Essen, Ruse had to play her second-round match the same day and lost in straight sets to Spanish qualifier Olga Sáez Larra.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 0–0  – 
French Open A A 0–0  – 
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2 0%
US Open Q1 Q3 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0%

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2019 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Romania Jaqueline Cristian Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
4–6, 6–7(3–7)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (6–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 2–0 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay France Josephine Boualem 7–6(7–3), 0–6, 6–1
Win 3–0 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Slovenia Nina Potočnik 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Mar 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $10,000 Clay Italy Claudia Giovine 4–6, 0–6
Win 4–1 Apr 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $10,000 Clay Austria Julia Grabher 6–4, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Oct 2016 ITF Joué-lès-Tours, France $50,000 Hard (i) Belgium Maryna Zanevska 3–6, 3–6
Win 5–2 Aug 2017 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany $25,000 Clay United States Chiara Scholl 6–1, 6–2
Win 6–2 Aug 2017 ITF Arad, Romania $15,000 Clay Slovenia Nina Potočnik 6–4, 6–1
Loss 6–3 Mar 2019 ITF Yokohama, Japan W25 Hard Belgium Greet Minnen 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (7–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2015 ITF Arad, Romania $10,000 Clay Romania Jaqueline Cristian Romania Andreea Ghițescu
Slovakia Katarína Strešnáková
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Aug 2015 ITF Bucharest, Romania $10,000 Clay Romania Oana Georgeta Simion Romania Diana Buzean
Romania Cristina Dinu
0–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Dec 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Denmark Julie Noe Ukraine Alona Fomina
Germany Christina Shakovets
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 2–2 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Bulgaria Petia Arshinkova Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Uzbekistan Arina Folts
7–6(7–0), 6–4
Win 3–2 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay United States Dasha Ivanova Croatia Adrijana Lekaj
Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Win 4–2 Apr 2016 ITF Hammamet. Tunisia $10,000 Clay Germany Katharina Hobgarski Egypt Ola Abou Zekry
India Snehadevi Reddy
6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Jun 2016 ITF Essen, Germany $50,000 Clay Belgium Elyne Boeykens Spain Laura Pous Tió
Germany Anne Schäfer
2–6, 3–6
Win 5–3 Aug 2017 ITF Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary $25,000 Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Italy Martina Di Giuseppe
Italy Anna-Giulia Remondina
6–3, 6–1
Win 6–3 Sep 2017 ITF Mamaia, Romania $25,000 Clay Russia Anastasiya Komardina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herdželaš
Romania Oana Georgeta Simion
3–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Loss 6–4 Sep 2017 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou Romania Jaqueline Adina Cristian
Russia Anastasiya Komardina
3–6, 0–6
Loss 6–5 Oct 2017 ITF Joué-lès-Tours, France $25,000 Hard (i) Romania Jaqueline Adina Cristian United Kingdom Sarah Beth Grey
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Win 7–5 Sep 2018 ITF Montreux, Switzerland $60,000 Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Brazil Laura Pigossi
Belgium Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 7–6 Sep 2018 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay Romania Jaqueline Adina Cristian Romania Cristina Dinu
Venezuela Aymet Uzcategui
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Loss 7–7 Jan 2019 ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France W60 Hard (i) Romania Andreea Mitu Sweden Cornelia Lister
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 2–6
Loss 7–8 Feb 2019 ITF Grenoble, France W25 Hard (i) Romania Andreea Mitu France Estelle Cascino
France Elixane Lechemia
2–6, 2–6

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