Kateřina Siniaková

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Kateřina Siniaková
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceHradec Králové, Czech Republic
Born (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 24)
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachFrantišek Čermák
Prize moneyUS$ 5,969,598
Official websitesiniakovakaterina.com
Singles
Career record247–174 (58.7%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 31 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 61 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2015, 2018)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2016, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record192–108 (64.0%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 1 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 10 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2020)
French OpenW (2018)
WimbledonW (2018)
US OpenF (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup
  • W (2018)
  • Record 5–5
Last updated on: 9 September 2020.

Kateřina Siniaková (born 10 May 1996) is a Czech tennis player. A former world No. 1 in doubles, she won two consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles with compatriot Barbora Krejčíková at the 2018 French Open and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. She became the No. 1 in doubles on 22 October 2018 and held the top ranking for 33 consecutive weeks. Her best singles triumph came at the 2019 French Open where she upset the world No. 1 and winner of the last two Grand Slam tournaments, Naomi Osaka, en route to the fourth round. She also has reached the third round at four other Grand Slam events (the 2016 Wimbledon Championships as well as the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in 2018) and reached her career-high singles ranking of No. 31 on 22 October 2018. She has won two singles and eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Career[edit]

Kateřina Siniaková

Siniaková was born to a Czech mother and Russian father Dmitry, a former boxer and her coach.[1] She began playing on the ITF Women's Circuit in the Czech Republic in June 2012. There in a doubles competition, she won her first ITF title.

2012–2016[edit]

She was ranked the world No. 2 junior tennis player in December 2012.[2] With fellow Czech Barbora Krejčíková, she won the girls' doubles titles at the French Open, at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2013.

In March 2013, Siniaková made her debut on the WTA Tour in the qualifying draw of Sony Open Tennis. She defeated Mandy Minella and Alexa Glatch, but lost a three-set encounter with Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round of the main draw. After winning her first Grand Slam singles match at the 2015 Australian Open, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in 2016 at Wimbledon with victories over Pauline Parmentier and 30th seed Caroline Garcia before being defeated by former world No. 2 Agnieszka Radwańska.

2017: First WTA singles titles[edit]

Kateřina Siniaková won her first WTA singles title at Shenzhen Open. The tournament began by defeating Peng Shuai in the first round in two sets. In the second, she edged world No. 4, Simona Halep, in three sets (7–5 in the third) and claimed first win over a top-10 player. Her run continued by beating qualifier Nina Stojanovic and world No. 9, Johanna Konta, in three sets. In the final, she defeated Alison Riske and won first WTA title.

At Melbourne, she lost to Julia Görges in the first round. Then she moved to Taiwan Open where she edged Galina Voskoboeva in the first round in three sets, but then lost easily to Peng Shuai. In February, she was nominated to the Fed Cup team for the first time by the captain Petr Pála as she was the third best ranked woman Czech tennis player (considering Petra Kvitová's injury) after Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Strýcová. Anyway, the captain announced eventually that Siniaková will first of all collect experience.[3]

After a little bit of struggling in tournaments not being able to win more than two matches in a row, she got back to Båstad for Swedish Open, where she reached her first career final in previous year. She eventually clinched her second career WTA title here, beating three top-20 players, including a huge upset of top-seed and former world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets in the final.[4] She faced some struggles the rest of the year, only recording four wins in thirteen matches. She finished the year ranked No. 49, the exact same ranking as the previous year.

2018: World No. 1 in doubles[edit]

In Shenzhen, Siniaková lost to Simona Halep in the final,[5] after defeating Maria Sharapova in the semifinals.[6] She also played in the doubles final alongside Barbora Krejčíková, they lost to Halep and Begu.

At the Australian Open, she lost to Elina Svitolina in the second round.[7] In doubles, Siniaková and Krejčíková lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in round three. But together they won the women's doubles[8] title at the French Open and in Wimbledon.[9]

2020[edit]

In the first round of the 2020 Italian Open, she defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets.[10]

Performance timelines[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; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

Singles[edit]

Current after the 2020 Italian Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[11]
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 2–7 22%
French Open A Q2 1R 1R 1R 3R 4R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R NH 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open A Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–4 0–4 7–4 4–4 0–2 0 / 23 15–23 39%
National representation
Fed Cup A A A A SF W RR 1 / 3 4–2 67%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R NH 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami Open 1R A 1R Q1 1R 1R 2R NH 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Madrid Open A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R NH 0 / 4 1–4 20%
China Open A A A 1R 1R QF 3R NH 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A 1R Q2 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Italian Open A A 1R A 2R Q2 2R 2R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Canadian Open A A A A 2R 1R 2R NH 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A 2R 2R QF 1R NH 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Career statistics[12]
Tournaments 1 6 20 19 25 22 28 9 Career total: 130
Titles 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 Career total: 5
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 4–6 13–20 17–19 24–24 28–22 20–29 2–9 2 / 130 108–130 45%
Win (%) 0% 40% 39% 47% 50% 56% 41% 18% Career total: 45%
Year-end ranking 211 74 108 49 47 31 58 $5,969,598

Doubles[edit]

Current after the 2020 US Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments[11]
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 3R QF SF 0 / 6 9–6 60%
French Open A 3R SF SF W 1R 1 / 5 16–4 80%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 3R W SF NH 1 / 5 13–4 76%
US Open A 1R QF F SF 1R 2R 0 / 6 13–6 68%
Win–Loss 0–0 3–4 7–4 11–4 18–2 7–4 5–2 2 / 22 51–20 72%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify F RR NH 0 / 2 3–3 50%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 1R F 2R F NH 0 / 4 9–4 69%
Miami Open A 1R 1R 1R F 1R NH 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Madrid Open A A 2R QF 2R QF NH 0 / 4 5–4 56%
China Open A A 2R QF 2R 2R NH 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A 2R 1R 1R SF QF SF 0 / 6 6–6 50%
Italian Open A A A QF 1R SF 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Canadian Open A A A 1R 2R W NH 1 / 3 4–2 67%
Cincinnati Open A A A 1R QF QF 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 5 16 18 21 17 19 6 Career total: 102
Titles 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 Career total: 8
Finals 2 2 0 5 5 4 1 Career total: 19
Overall Win–Loss 8–4 16–14 18–18 35–23 37–15 32–18 13–5 8 / 102 159–97 62%
Year-end ranking 86 58 35 13 1 7

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 US Open Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
3–6, 2–6
Win 2018 French Open Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6–3, 6–3
Win 2018 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–4, 4–6, 6–0

Other significant finals[edit]

Year-end championships finals[edit]

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

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 WTA Finals, Singapore Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 5–7

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 Indian Wells Open Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 2018 Miami Open Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
2–6, 1–6
Loss 2019 Indian Wells Open Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
3–6, 2–6
Win 2019 Canadian Open Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
7–5, 6–0

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2016 Swedish Open, Sweden International Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 5–7, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2016 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard United States Christina McHale 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Jan 2017 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard United States Alison Riske 6–3, 6–4
Win 2–2 Jul 2017 Swedish Open, Sweden International Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–3 Jan 2018 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard Romania Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 0–6

Doubles: 19 (8 titles, 11 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–3)
Premier (1–2)
International (4–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–9)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2014 Stanford Classic, United States Premier Hard Poland Paula Kania Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Win 1–1 Sep 2014 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Serbia Aleksandra Krunić Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–2, 6–1
Win 2–1 May 2015 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Switzerland Belinda Bencic Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Sep 2015 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Russia Vera Dushevina Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Russia Alexandra Panova
1–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 2–3 Feb 2017 Taipei Open, Taiwan International Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–4 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 2–5 Apr 2017 Charleston Open, United States Premier Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 2–6 May 2017 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 2–7 Sep 2017 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–8 Jan 2018 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Romania Simona Halep
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
6–1, 1–6, [8–10]
Loss 2–9 Apr 2018 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
2–6, 1–6
Win 3–9 Jun 2018 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6–3, 6–3
Win 4–9 July 2018 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Loss 4–10 Oct 2018 WTA Finals, Singapore Finals Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 5–7
Win 5–10 Jan 2019 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard Serbia Aleksandra Krunić Japan Eri Hozumi
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 5–11 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
3–6, 2–6
Win 6–11 Aug 2019 Rogers Cup, Canada Premier 5 Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
7–5, 6–0
Win 7–11 Oct 2019 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Austria Barbara Haas
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6–4, 6–3
Win 8–11 Jan 2020 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková China Zheng Saisai
China Duan Yingying
6–2, 3–6, [10–4]

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2014 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 6–2, [10–5]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (7 titles)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2013 ITF Frauenfeld, Switzerland 10,000 Carpet (i) Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 2–0 Aug 2013 ITF Westende, Belgium 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Kateřina Vaňková 6–1, 6–3
Win 3–0 Oct 2013 ITF Budapest, Hungary 25,000 Clay Italy Alberta Brianti 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 4–0 Nov 2013 ITF Zawada, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Germany Nina Zander 6–1, 6–3
Win 5–0 Jun 2014 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay Austria Yvonne Neuwirth 6–1, 7–5
Win 6–0 Nov 2014 Open Nantes Atalantique, France 50,000+H Hard (i) Tunisia Ons Jabeur 7–5, 6–2
Win 7–0 May 2016 Empire Slovak Open, Slovakia 100,000 Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–0

Doubles: 7 (4 titles. 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Jablonec nad Nisou,
Czech Republic
10,000 Clay Russia Victoria Kan Czech Republic Martina Borecká
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jun 2013 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay Switzerland Belinda Bencic Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–0, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Aug 2013 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
Romania Elena Bogdan
7–6(13–11), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 3–1 Aug 2013 ITF Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
France Laura Thorpe
6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Nov 2013 Soho Square Tournament, Egypt 75,000+H Clay Russia Anna Morgina Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Germany Kristina Barrois
7–6(7–5), 0–6, [4–10]
Win 4–2 May 2014 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Netherlands Cindy Burger
Chile Daniela Seguel
6–0, 6–1
Loss 4–3 Nov 2015 Open Nantes Atlantique, France 50,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Czech Republic Lenka Kunčíková
Czech Republic Karolína Stuchlá
4–6, 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' singles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2013 Australian Open Hard Croatia Ana Konjuh 3–6, 4–6

Girls' doubles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 French Open Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Ecuador Doménica González
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
7–5, 6–2
Win 2013 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
Belarus Iryna Shymanovich
6–3, 6–1
Win 2013 US Open Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–3, 6–4

Top 10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score KSR
2017
1. Romania Simona Halep No. 4 Shenzhen Open, China Hard 2R 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 No. 52
2. United Kingdom Johanna Konta No. 10 Shenzhen Open, China Hard SF 1–6, 6–4, 6–4 No. 52
3. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 6 Bastad Open, Sweden Clay F 6–3, 6–4 No. 56
2018
4. France Caroline Garcia No. 4 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2R 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4) No. 47
2019
5. Japan Naomi Osaka No. 1 French Open, France Clay 3R 6–4, 6–2 No. 42

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