Galina Voskoboeva

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Galina Voskoboeva
Галина Воскобоева
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Country (sports) Russia (until 2008)
 Kazakhstan (2008–present)
ResidenceNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Born (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 36)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,508,468
Singles
Career record373–313 (54.4%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 42 (7 May 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2009, 2012)
French Open2R (2008, 2009, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record338–267 (55.9%)
Career titles5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (20 August 2012)
Current rankingNo. 491 (30 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2007, 2012)
French OpenQF (2008, 2013)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2006, 2011, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2021)
US Open2R (2012, 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup28–14 (66.7%)
Last updated on: 31 August 2021.

Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva (Russian: Галина Олеговна Воскобоева; born 18 December 1984) is a professional Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 42 on 7 May 2012. Her best ranking in doubles is 26th, achieved on 20 August 2012.

Professional career[edit]

Born in Moscow, Voskoboeva was introduced to tennis by her mother, a swimming coach, at age six. She turned pro in 2002. During her career, she has won five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as three singles titles (in Mont-de-Marsan in 2003, Cuneo in 2006, and Casablanca in 2011) and 13 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

2008–2010[edit]

In 2008, Voskoboeva managed to qualify for the Qatar Open in Doha. In the first round she defeated Eleni Daniilidou before taking a set off world No. 5, Maria Sharapova, but losing 4–6, 6–4, 1–6. That same year, she reached the quarterfinals in Quebec City. In 2009, she reached the quarterfinals in Warsaw. At the US Open, she lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets.

Few years back she did not have a coach, as she was unable to afford one. After that she was coached by Alina Jidkova, former top-100 player who retired at the end of 2010.

2011[edit]

Voskoboeva returns a shot in the 2011 US Open qualifying

Ranked 560 in the world, Galina reached the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Open. Due to her ranking, she had to qualify, and did so by defeating top seed Sania Mirza, and No. 7 seed Lindsay Lee-Waters in the qualifying tournament. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated Romina Oprandi before defeating No. 3 seed Maria Kirilenko in a close match 1–6, 7–5, 6–4. Galina was down 1–6, 3–5 before making a remarkable comeback.

She qualified for the Sony Ericsson Open and upset the No. 7 seed Jelena Dokic in the first round.

Voskoboeva became the first woman to win a main-draw singles match at the new event in Azerbaijan, the Baku Cup, by inflicting a 6–0, 6–0 win over Sofia Shapatava. She followed up this win by defeating fifth seed and doubles partner Monica Niculescu in the second round. She then went on to upset No. 2 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals, but lost to Ksenia Pervak in the semifinals. In doubles, Voskoboeva and Niculescu were the first seeds. They crushed Georgian duo Tatia Mikadze and Sofia Shapatava. The pair beat wildcard Nigina Abduraimova and Kamilla Farhad in the quarterfinals, and advanced to the finals by defeating Daniela Dominikovic and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, but lost to second seeds Mariya Koryttseva and Tatiana Poutchek in a tough match.

After qualifying for the Premier-level Rogers Cup in Toronto, Voskoboeva recorded the biggest win of her career by defeating French Open-semifinalist and world No. 9, Marion Bartoli, 6–3, 6–3 in the first round. She followed this up with a decisive win against world No. 25, Flavia Pennetta, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 to reach the third round. She followed her strong performance by beating former world No. 1, Maria Sharapova, in two sets. She lost to fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals.

Voskoboeva qualified for the US Open, but lost to seventh seed Francesca Schiavone in a tough three sets in the first round.

2012[edit]

As of 2012, Voskoboeva has paired with fellow Kazakh player Yaroslava Shvedova in doubles, in an effort to represent their nation at the Olympic Games in London, a feat they achieved, reaching the second round.[1]

2013[edit]

Voskoboeva began her 2013 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens. Coming through the qualifying rounds at the Apia International Sydney, Voskoboeva defeated Yanina Wickmayer in the first round.[2] She was defeated in the second round by second seed Angelique Kerber.[3] At the Australian Open, Voskoboeva lost in the first round to 25th seed Venus Williams.[4]

In Memphis at the National Indoor Championships, Voskoboeva was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Heather Watson.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Galina changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani. She attended University RUPF in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2005. On 15 April 2021, she married Jonathan Gully, a physician, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2006 Kremlin Cup,
Moscow
Carpet (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Italy Francesca Schiavone
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(4), 1–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2011 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7(0), 6–7(2)

Doubles: 18 (5 titles, 13 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–10)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–8)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–4)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 October 2005 Tashkent Open,
Uzbekistan
Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova Italy Maria Elena Camerin
France Émilie Loit
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 15 October 2006 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Carpet (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Italy Francesca Schiavone
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 6 January 2007 Australian Hardcourts Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysian Open Hard Russia Dinara Safina Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Australia Jessica Moore
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 30 April 2011 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 21 May 2011 Brussels Open, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 6–0, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 23 July 2011 Baku Cup, Azerbaijan Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 25 September 2011 Korea Open, Seoul Hard Russia Vera Dushevina South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 6. 22 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Hard (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 May 2012 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Zhang Shuai
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]
Winner 4. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoors Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 21 September 2013 Guangzhou Open, China Hard United States Vania King Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
3–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Runner-up 9. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International,
Australia
Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 2 March 2014 Mexican Open Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 26 February 2017 Hungarian Open Hard (i) Australia Arina Rodionova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
3–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner-up 11. 29 July 2018 Moscow River Cup,
Russia
Clay Russia Alexandra Panova Russia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 14 April 2019 Ladies Open Lugano,
Switzerland
Clay Russia Veronika Kudermetova Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Romania Andreea Mitu
6–1, 2–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 13. 28 July 2019 Baltic Open, Latvia Clay Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Canada Sharon Fichman
Serbia Nina Stojanović
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [6–10]

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2018 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i) Russia Veronika Kudermetova Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7–5, 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 8 (3–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2003 ITF Tipton, Great Britain Hard (i) Croatia Matea Mezak 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 July 2003 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 ITF Latina, Italy Clay Italy Roberta Vinci 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2005 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i) United States Lilia Osterloh 6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 2. 9 July 2006 ITF Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 16 April 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić 6–7(4), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2016 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Russia Victoria Kan 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 June 2016 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Anastasiya Komardina 6–7(3), 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 23 (13–10)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 August 2001 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay Israel Yevgenia Savranska Ukraine Olena Antypina
Ukraine Yuliana Fedak
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 2 September 2001 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay Ukraine Yuliana Fedak Romania Adriana Burz
Serbia Sanja Todorović
6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. 15 September 2002 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Russia Vera Dushevina Italy Laura Dell'Angelo
Italy Nathalie Viérin
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 20 October 2002 ITF Mansoura, Egypt Clay Russia Gulnara Fattakhetdinova Ukraine Olena Antypina
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 21 January 2003 ITF Hull, Great Britain Hard (i) Russia Irina Bulykina Belgium Elke Clijsters
Serbia Borka Majstorović
4–6, 7–6(0), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 2 March 2003 ITF Ostrava, Czech Republic Hard (i) Czech Republic Magdalena Zděnovcová Italy Roberta Vinci
Serbia Dragana Zarić
2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1 May 2003 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Russia Vera Dushevina Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2003 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Belarus Darya Kustova
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 5. 6 April 2004 ITF Dinan, France Clay (i) Croatia Darija Jurak Russia Gulnara Fattakhetdinova
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 18 October 2004 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Tunisia Selima Sfar
6–7(3), 6–2, 4–6
Winner 6. 19 April 2005 ITF Dothan, United States Clay United States Carly Gullickson United States Julie Ditty
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. 10 July 2005 ITF Cuneo, Italy Clay Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Giulia Gabba
6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 16 October 2006 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Carpet (i) Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva France Alizé Cornet
France Youlia Fedossova
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 12 November 2006 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i) United States Ashley Harkleroad Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 9. 8 September 2008 ITF Athens, Greece Clay Romania Sorana Cîrstea Germany Kristina Barrois
Germany Julia Schruff
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 19 October 2008 ITF Ortisei, Italy Carpet (i) Estonia Maret Ani Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 31 October 2009 ITF Ortisei, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
2–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 29 July 2011 President's Cup, Kazakhstan Hard Russia Vitalia Diatchenko Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 14 May 2016 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Russia Vitalia Diatchenko Russia Victoria Kan
Uzbekistan Sabina Sharipova
6–3, 1–6, [12–10]
Winner 12. 26 November 2016 ITF Valencia, Spain Clay North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska Spain Alicia Herrero Liñana
Russia Ksenija Sharifova
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 13 May 2018 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Belarus Vera Lapko United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 13. 20 May 2018 ITF Trnava, Slovakia Clay Australia Jessica Moore Switzerland Xenia Knoll
United Kingdom Anna Smith
0–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 10. 23 June 2018 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain Grass Russia Natela Dzalamidze United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
6–4, 3–6, [1–10]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (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.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A Q2 Q3 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A 3R 1R 2R A A 1R 6–8
French Open A A Q1 Q3 1R Q2 2R 2R Q1 A 1R 2R A A 1R A 3–6
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q1 1R 1R A Q3 2R 1R A A A A 1–4
US Open A A Q2 Q2 1R Q2 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A A A 2–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–4 3–4 0–1 0–1 4–4 2–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 12–24

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R A 1R NH A 12–11
French Open 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF A A 2R A A 1R NH A 10–11
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A A Q1 2R NH 1R 7–10
US Open 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 3R A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 10–12
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 3–4 4–4 6–4 4–3 1–2 3–4 5–4 7–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–2 39–44

Head-to-head records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galina Voskoboyeva Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-16.
  2. ^ DAR, TALAL (7 January 2013). "Nadia Petrova and Daniela Hantuchova fall in the first round of Sydney International". www.tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Galina Voskoboeva looses to tennis champ Kerber in Sydney". 8 January 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ LANGFORD, RICHARD (13 January 2013). "Venus Williams Defeats Galina Voskoboeva at 2013 Australian Open". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Heather Watson beats Galina Voskoboeva in Memphis". 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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