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Kateryna Bondarenko
Катерина Бондаренко
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Bondarenko at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Born (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 32)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2012–2013; active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Alona Bondarenko
Prize money $3,663,269
Singles
Career record 435–320 (57.62%)
Career titles 2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (12 October 2009)
Current ranking No. 86 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2009, 2016, 2018)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open QF (2009)
Doubles
Career record 212–219 (49.19%)
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 9 (20 October 2008)
Current ranking No. 51 (14 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2008)
French Open SF (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2008)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games SF (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 23–11
Last updated on: 14 May 2018.

Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Володимирівна Бондаренко; born 8 August 1986) is a tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at the 2008 Australian Open.

She is the younger sister of professional tennis players Valeria and Alona Bondarenko. She plays right-handed and turned pro in 2000.[1] Her career-high rankings in singles and doubles are world No. 29 and No. 9, respectively.

Her best Grand Slam result in singles was reaching the quarterfinals at the 2009 US Open.

Bondarenko has defeated seven top-10 players: Ana Ivanovic, Agnieszka Radwańska, Venus Williams, Elena Dementieva, Li Na, Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci.

Biography[edit]

Bondarenko was born on 8 August 1986 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR (nowadays Ukraine) to father, Vladimir, and mother, Natalia. She was introduced to tennis at age 4 by her parents. She has two sisters, Valeria and Alona, both who used to play on the WTA Tour. Her favourite surface is hard court. In September 2011, Bondarenko married her coach, Denis Volodko. Their first child, Karin, was born in 2013. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.[2][3]

Tennis career[edit]

2008: First WTA title[edit]

Bondarenko began her season at the Hobart International. She lost in the first round to world No. 144 Anna Lapushchenkova 3-6, 4-6. At the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to world No. 69 Aravane Rezaï 6-7(4), 2-6.[4] However, on 24 January 2008, paired with her sister Alona, she won the doubles tournament at the Australian Open without seeding, defeating in the final the No. 12-seeded pair Victoria Azarenka/Shahar Pe'er 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.[5]

After that, she played for Ukraine in the tie against Belgium in the 2008 Fed Cup World Group II. She lost her first match to Yanina Wickmayer 6-7(5), 1-6. She then won her last match defeating Tamaryn Hendler 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Ukraine defeated Belgium 3-2.[6] At the Open Gaz de France, she upset 5th seed and defending champion Nadia Petrova in the first round 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4,[7] and she defeated qualifier and compatriot Yuliana Fedak 6-0, 6-3.[8] In the quarterfinals, she lost to 4th seed Elena Dementieva 5-7, 2-6.[9] In doubles, she parterned with her sister Alona, and they won the tournament defeating Czech pair Vladimíra Uhlířová/Eva Hrdinová in the final 6-1, 6-4.[10] Bondarenko then played at the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, where she beat qualifier and compatriot Tatiana Perebiynis 7-6(1), 6-3 and young Russian Alisa Kleybanova 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. During the match, she suffered a left hip strain. In doubles, partnering up with her sister Alona, they lost in the semifinals to 2nd seeds Květa Peschke/Ai Sugiyama 1-6, 1-6. Kateryna's injury prevented her from playing at the Qatar Ladies Open.

Bondarenko returned at the Pacific Life Open. Seeded No. 30 and getting a first-round bye, she was upset in the second round by world No. 216 Jie Zheng 6-2, 6-4.[11] At the Sony Ericsson Open, she defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-1, 6-3, in the second round, she lost to 10th seed Elena Dementieva 0-6, 4-6. Playing for Ukraine again at the 2008 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs, Ukraine faced Italy. Bondarenko played one rubber, but she lost to Italian Sara Errani 3-6, 2-6. In the end, Italy defeated Ukraine 3-2.

She began her clay-court season at the German Open where she beat world No. 45 Tamira Paszek 6-4, 6-3.[12] but lost in the second round to 7th seed and eventual finalist Dementieva 1-6, 2-6.[13] At the Italian Open, Bondarenko defeated world No. 53 Tathiana Garbin 7-5, 6-4. Then she lost to 6th seed Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 6-7(1), 0-6.[14] Playing at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, she lost in the first round to world No. 93 Petra Kvitová 6-3, 4-6, 2-6.[15] At the French Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round to 13th seed and eventual finalist Dinara Safina 1-6, 3-6.[16][17][18] However, in doubles, she and Alona reached the semifinals where they lost to Casey Dellacqua/Francesca Schiavone 2-6, 1-6.[19]

Bondarenko began her grass-court season at the DFS Classic in Birmingham. Seeded 12th, she defeated world No. 92 Anne Keothavong 6-3, 6-2 in the first and qualifier Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.[20] In the third round, she beat Lucky Loser Melinda Czink 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.[21] In her second quarterfinal of the year she beat world No. 52 Petra Cetkovská 7-6(3), 6-2 to reach her first WTA semifinal[22] where she defeated world No. 64 Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-2 to reach her first WTA singles final.[23] In the final, Bondarenko defeated world No. 85 Yanina Wickmayer 7-6(7), 3-6, 7-6(4) to win her first and only WTA singles title.[24][25] The week after, she played at the Ordina Open where she lost in the first round to qualifier and eventual champion Tamarine Tanasugarn 3-6, 3-6.[26] At the Wimbledon Championships, Bondarenko defeated qualifier Rika Fujiwara 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.[27] In the second round she lost to 4th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 3-6.[28]

Bondarenko began her US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic. She beat world No. 72 Ashley Harkleroad 7-5, 6-2, but lost in the second round to world No. 32 Dominika Cibulková 2-6, 3-6.[29] At the East West Bank Classic, she lost in the first round to world No. 122 Meng Yuan 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6.[30] Seeded 7th at the Nordea Nordic Light Open, she lost in the first round to world No. 77 Camille Pin 4-6, 6-7(3).[31] Bondarenko represented Ukraine at the Beijing Olympics. She lost in the first round to 5th seed and eventual gold medalist Elena Dementieva 1-6, 4-6. This was the fourth time that year that Bondarenko has lost to Dementieva. In doubles, she and Alona reached the semifinals where they lost to 2nd seeds Serena Williams/Venus Williams 6-4, 4-6, 1-6.[32] In the Bronze Medal match, they lost to Chinese pair Yan Zi/Jie Zheng 2-6, 2-6.[33] Due to their loss in the Bronze Medal match, they ended in 4th place. Bondarenko lost in the first round at the US Open to 4th seed and eventual champion Serena Williams 1-6, 4-6.[34] In doubles, she and Alona lost in the third round to 10th seeds and eventual finalists Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur 6-7(3), 3-6.[35]

Bondarenko qualified for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix defeating Lucie Hradecká in the final round of qualifying 6-2, 6-2. She beat world No. 15 Flavia Pennetta 4-6, 6-2, 6-1,[36] in the second round, she lost to 6th seed Venus Williams 4-6, 2-6.[37] At the Kremlin Cup, Bondarenko lost in the first round of qualifying to Aravane Rezaï 0-6, 6-3, 1-6. At the Zurich Open, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Monica Niculescu 1-6, 1-6. Playing her final tournament of the year, the Generali Ladies Linz, Bondarenko lost in the first round to 5th seed Nadia Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 1-6.[38]

Bondarenko ended the year ranked No. 63 in singles and No. 10 in doubles.

2009: US Open quarterfinal[edit]

Bondarenko began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to 2nd seed and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka 0-6, 2-6.[39] Next, she played at the Hobart International. She lost in the first round to world No. 57 Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-4, 6-7(6), 1-6.[40] In doubles, Bondarenko partnered with her sister Alona. They reached the final where they lost to Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-7(4).[41] At the Australian Open, Bondarenko upset 9th seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-1.[42] In the second round, she beat world No. 90 Lourdes Domínguez Lino 7-5, 7-5. In the third round, she lost to 22nd seed Jie Zheng 2-6, 2-6.

2012: Retirement from tennis[edit]

Bondarenko started off her 2012 season by playing doubles at the Hobart International. Partnering with Anastasia Rodionova, they defeated Shuko Aoyama/Irina Falconi in the first round 6-2, 0-6, [10-6]. In the quarterfinals, they upset 1st seeds Lucie Hradecká/Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(3), 3-6, [10-6]. In the semifinals, they lost to 3rd seeds Chuang Chia-jung/Marina Erakovic 6-3, 1-6, [4-10]. Bondarenko next participated at the Australian Open. In the first round, she lost to world No. 66 Vania King 6-7(3), 3-6.[43]

She played for Ukraine in the Fed Cup tie against Italy. She lost both of her matches to Sara Errani 6-2, 6-3 and Francesca Schiavone 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-4. Italy defeated Ukraine 3-2.[44] Seeded 6th for qualifying at the Qatar Total Open, she qualified beating Alizé Lim 6-1, 6-3 and 13th seed Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 6-1. In the first round, she beat fellow qualifier Vera Dushevina 7-5, 6-2 before she defeated world No. 23 Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2.[45] In the third round, Bondarenko lost to world No. 31 Monica Niculescu 6-7(5), 4-6.[46] Playing qualifying at Dubai, she was beaten in the second round of qualifying by Aleksandra Wozniak 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1. Seeded 2nd for qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round of qualifying to Paula Ormaechea 6-7(3), 4-6. Seeded 1st in qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open, Bondarenko qualified defeating Mirjana Lučić in the final round of qualifying 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.[47] In the first round, she beat fellow qualifier Urszula Radwańska 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. In the second round, she lost to 20th seed Daniela Hantuchová in a tough match 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-7(4).[48]

Bondarenko began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. In the first round, she defeated world No. 84 Olga Govortsova 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.[49] In the second round, she lost easily to 4th seed Vera Zvonareva 1-6, 1-6.[50] Playing qualifying at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Bondarenko reached the final round of qualifying where she lost to Anna Chakvetadze 3-6, 6-7(2). Still entering the draw as a Lucky Loser, she lost in the first round to qualifier Gréta Arn 6-7, 3-6.[51] At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, she retired in the first round of qualifying trailing 7-6(3) to Anastasia Rodionova. At the Brussels Open, she lost in the first round to 10th seed Nadia Petrova 4-6, 4-6.[52] Playing at the French Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round to qualifier Chan Yung-jan 1-6, 6-7(8).[53]

She played only one grass-court tournament to prepare for Wimbledon. At the UNICEF Open, she upset 2nd seed and Sara Errani in the first round 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.[54] In the second round, she lost to world No. 53 Kim Clijsters 2-6, 1-6.[55] At the Wimbledon Championships, she beat world No. 82 Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.[56] She was eliminated in the second round by 14th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 7-6(3).[57] Bondarenko had led their head to head 2-0.

After Wimbledon, Bondarenko played the Swedish Open. In the first round, she defeated qualifier Carina Witthöft 6-2, 7-6(5).[58] In the second round, she lost to 7th seed Mona Barthel 2-6, 5-7.[59] Representing Ukraine at the Summer Olympics, Bondarenko lost in the first round to 6th seed Petra Kvitová 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.[60]

Playing qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Eleni Daniilidou 3-6, 6-7(2). At the New Haven Open, Bondarenko was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Anastasia Rodionova 7-6(4), 6-2. At the US Open, the final tournament of her career, she lost in the first round to 30th seed and former world No. 1 Jelena Janković 1-6, 2-6.[61]

Bondarenko then retired from the WTA Tour due to being pregnant.

2014: Return from pregnancy[edit]

She made her return in the qualifying for the Katowice Open, where she lost to Slovakia's Kristína Kučová in two sets.

At the French Open Bondarenko lost in the first round of qualifying to Indy de Vroome. She made a quarterfinal at the 10k ITF event in Budapest, Hungary and also at the 25k event in Kristinehamn, where she won the doubles partnering Cornelia Lister from Sweden. She lost to Kateřina Siniaková in three sets in the first round of qualifying for Bad Gastein, and in the second round of qualifying against Yulia Putintseva at Båstad after beating Stephanie Vogt in two sets.

Bondarenko managed to qualify for Baku by beating Jovana Jakšić in straight sets but she lost in the first round to Julia Glushko in three sets. She received a wildcard into the first round of Tashkent where she fell to the top seed and defending champion Bojana Jovanovski in a tight three set match. She won a 25k event in Monterrey by beating Ana Vrljić 6-1, 7-5. A few weeks later she won a 50k event in Macon by beating Grace Min in the final in two sets. Her last tournament of the year was a 50k event in Captiva Island, where she was beaten by Julia Glushko in three sets.

2015: Back in game[edit]

Bondarenko about to serve at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships

Bondarenko began her 2015 year by playing qualifying at the Australian Open. She lost in the second round of qualifying to 22nd seed Laura Siegemund 4-6, 2-6.

After the Australian Open, Bondarenko played qualifying at the Diamond Games. She qualified for her first Premier-level tournament since coming back to the WTA Tour by defeating Dinah Pfizenmaier in the final round of qualifying 6-1, 6-1.[62] In the first round, she lost to 6th seed Dominika Cibulková 1-6, 2-6.[63] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, she lost in the second round of qualifying to 6th seed Richèl Hogenkamp 3-6, 3-6. She then played qualifying at the Monterrey Open where she lost in the final round of qualifying to 4th seed Tímea Babos 5-7, 6-2, 4-6.

Bondarenko began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. Seeded 15th in qualifying, Bondarenko qualified by defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final round of qualifying 6-3, 7-6(10). In the first round, she had her first WTA Tour win since she returned from retirement by beating American Alison Riske 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.[64] In the second round, Bondarenko lost to American, 7th seed, and eventual finalist Madison Keys 2-6, 1-6.[65][66][67] Bondarenko qualified for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix by beating Alexa Glatch in the final round of qualifying 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. In the first round, she lost to Lucie Šafářová 7-6(8), 6-4. At the J&T Banka Prague Open, but lost in the second round of qualifying to 6th seed Danka Kovinić 3-6, 4-6. However, in doubles, Bondarenko partnered up with Eva Hrdinová. They reached the final, but they lost to Belinda Bencic/Kateřina Siniaková 2-6, 2-6.[68] At the Madrid Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round of qualifying to 14th seed Marina Erakovic 3-6, 6-4, 3-6. Playing qualifying at the French Open, Bondarenko lost in the final round of qualifying to Alexa Glatch 2-6, 6-3, 3-6.[69]

She began her grass-court season by playing qualifying at the first edition of the Aegon Open Nottingham. She lost in the first round of qualifying to compatriot Olga Savchuk 1-6, 2-6. At the Aegon Classic, Bondarenko qualified by beating 13th seed Yanina Wickmayer in the final round of qualifying 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3. In the first round, she lost to Zarina Diyas 7-6(7), 7-6(5).[70] Seeded 10th for qualifying at the Wimbledon Championships, Bondarenko was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-6(6).

After Wimbledon, Bondarenko played at the BRD Bucharest Open. In the first round, she lost to Shahar Pe'er 6-2, 4-6, 4-6.[71] Seeded 4th for qualifying at the İstanbul Cup, Bondarenko successfully qualified by beating Hiroko Kuwata 6-3, 6-2 and Nastassja Burnett 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. In the first round, Bondarenko upset top seed Venus Williams 6-4, 7-6(4).[72] In the second round, she defeated Mona Barthel 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.[73] In the quarterfinals, Bondarenko lost in a close match to compatriot and eventual champion Lesia Tsurenko 6-7(13), 5-7.[74] At the Baku Cup, Bondarenko beat qualifier Valentyna Ivakhnenko in the first round 6-1, 6-2.[75] In the second round, she retired trailing 0-3 to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova due to a right lower leg injury.[76]

Bondarenko started her US Open Series by playing qualifying at the Bank of the West Classic. Seeded 2nd, she qualified by defeating wildcard Caroline Doyle 6-0, 6-0 and 6th seed Petra Martić 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. In the first round, she lost to 8th seed and compatriot Elina Svitolina 6-4, 4-6, 5-7.[77] Bondarenko qualified for the Western & Southern Open beating 19th seed Lara Arruabarrena 6-1, 6-4 and Jana Čepelová 6-3, 6-0. In the first round, she lost in a tough match to world No. 26 Eugenie Bouchard 6-7(2), 6-7(5).[78] Seeded 6th for qualifying at the US Open, Bondarenko made it through qualifying to qualify for the main draw defeating 18th seed Nao Hibino in the final round of qualifying 6-1, 6-1. In the first round, she beat world No. 78 Yulia Putintseva 6-0, 6-3.[79] In the second round, Bondarenko lost with a fight to 2nd seed Simona Halep 3-6, 4-6.[80] This performance made her re-enter the top 90 in the rankings.

After the US Open, she turned to the Asian swing. At the Japan Women's Open, Bondarenko upset top seed Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round 6-4, 6-4.[81] In the second round, she beat Jarmila Gajdošová 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.[82] In the quarterfinals, Bondarenko lost to eventual champion Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 3-6, 4-6.[83] Seeded 3rd for qualifying at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Bondarenko qualified defeating 6th seed Nao Hibino in the last round of qualifying 6-3, 6-4. In the first round, she lost to 6th seed Carla Suárez Navarro 6-7(3), 2-6.[84] Seeded 15th for qualifying at the China Open, Bondarenko made it through qualifying by beating 4th seed Heather Watson in the final round of qualifying 6-3, 6-4. In the first round, Bondarenko defeated Barbora Strýcová 6-3, 6-2.[85] In the second round, she lost to 14th seed Madison Keys 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.[86] Her final tournament of the year was the Tianjin Open. In the first round, Bondarenko lost to eventual finalist Danka Kovinić 6-4, 6-1.[87]

Bondarenko ended the year ranked No. 88.

2016[edit]

Bondarenko at the 2016 Aegon Classic Birmingham

She started her 2016 year by playing qualifying at the Brisbane International and qualified for the main draw by beating Naomi Osaka in the final round of qualifying 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-4. In the first round, she lost to world No. 40 Madison Brengle 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.[88] Bondarenko played qualifying at the Hobart International. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Pauline Parmentier 2-6, 2-6. At the Australian Open, she defeated world No. 67 Ajla Tomljanović in the first round 7-6(2), 6-3.[89] In the second round, she earned her first win over 23rd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 7-5 to reach the third round for the first time since 2009.[90] In the third round, Bondarenko lost to 12th seed Belinda Bencic 6-4, 2-6, 4-6.[91][92]

Playing qualifying at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Bondarenko beat Anastasija Sevastova in the first round of qualifying 6-3, 6-3. In the second round of qualifying, she lost to Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-1. Bondarenko successfully qualified for the Qatar Total Open defeating María José Martínez Sánchez 7-6(0), 3-6, 6-3 and 9th seed Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 7-5. In the first round, she defeated world No. 40 Annika Beck 6-4, 6-4.[93] In the second round, Bondarenko lost to 3rd seed Agnieszka Radwańska 4-6, 4-6.[94] At the BNP Paribas Open, she qualified for the main draw beating Paula Kania 6-0, 6-4 and 19th seed Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6-4, 6-0. In the first round, she defeated world No. 46 Alison Van Uytvanck 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-2.[95] In the second round, she rallied to upset 24th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-4.[96][97] In the third round, she beat compatriot and world No. 36 Lesia Tsurenko 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7) to reach the fourth round for the first time at the Indian Wells Masters.[98] In the fourth round, Bondarenko lost to world No. 1 Serena Williams 2-6, 2-6.[99][100] Nevertheless, this was her best result at Indian Wells. At the Miami Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round to world No. 36 Daria Kasatkina 2-6, 6-1, 2-6.[101]

Bondarenko began her clay-court season at the Volvo Car Open. In the first round, she upset 16th seed Misaki Doi 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.[102] In the second round, Bondarenko lost to qualifier Kristína Kučová 6-0, 3-6, 3-6.[103] Seeded 7th at the İstanbul Cup, Bondarenko defeated world No. 98 Olga Govortsova in the first round 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.[104] In the second round, she lost again to qualifier Kristína Kučová 3-6, 6-1, 5-7.[105] At the Mutua Madrid Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round of qualifying to Kateřina Siniaková 6-4, 2-6, 2-6. Her final tournament before the French Open was the Internationaux de Strasbourg. In the first round, she beat world No. 54 Heather Watson 6-3, 0-6, 6-1.[106] In the second round, Bondarenko lost to 7th seed Elena Vesnina 4-6, 5-7.[107] At the French Open, Bondarenko upset 7th seed Roberta Vinci in the first round 6-1, 6-3.[108][109] In the second round, she lost to world No. 39 Annika Beck 6-4, 3-6, 5-7.[110][111][112]

Bondarenko began her grass-court season by playing qualifying at the Aegon Classic Birmingham. She lost in the final round of qualifying to 5th seed and grass court specialist Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-4. At the Aegon International Eastbourne, she qualified beating Carina Witthöft 7-6(1), 6-2, and Anett Kontaveit 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. In the first round, she defeated world No. 38 Yulia Putintseva 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.[113] In the second round, Bondarenko upset 6th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.[114] In the third round, she lost to 12th seed and eventual champion Dominika Cibulková 6-7(3), 3-6.[115] At Wimbledon, Bondarenko lost in the first round to 27th seed CoCo Vandeweghe 2-6, 6-7(3).[116]

She began the US Open Series by competing at the Bank of the West Classic and lost in the first round to world No. 156 Urszula Radwańska 4-6, 5-7.[117] Bondarenko qualified for the Rogers Cup beating Xu Yifan 6-0, 6-1 and wildcard Bianca Andreescu 6-2, 6-1. In the first round, she lost to 14th seed Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 2-6, 5-7.[118] Bondarenko qualified for the Western & Southern Open defeating wildcard Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-2 and wildcard Jamie Loeb 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. In the first round, she lost to world No. 37 Kristina Mladenovic 6-7(1), 3-6.[119] Playing qualifying at the Connecticut Open, Bondarenko defeated wildcard Julia Elbaba in the first round of qualifying 6-3, 6-2. In the second round of qualifying, she retired trailing 1-3 to Nicole Gibbs. In doubles, she and her partner Chuang Chia-jung reached the final where they lost to 2nd seeds Sania Mirza/Monica Niculescu 5-7, 4-6.[120] At the US Open, Bondarenko defeated Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round 6-0, 7-5.[121] In the second round, she beat world No. 61 Zheng Saisai in a tough match 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-5.[122] After the match, a fan jumped onto the court trying to engage Bondarenko, but ends up getting arrested.[123] In the third round, Bondarenko lost to world No. 48 Anastasija Sevastova 4-6, 1-6.[124]

At the Japan Women's Open, she lost in the first round to world No. 75 Louisa Chirico 4-6, 5-7.[125] Bondarenko qualified for the Toray Pan Pacific Open defeating 8th seed Aleksandra Krunić in the final round of qualifying 6-0, 6-2. In the first round, she lost to Anastasija Sevastova 7-6(3), 6-3.[126] At the Wuhan Open, Bondarenko lost in the second round of qualifying to 6th seed Alizé Cornet 2-6, 1-6. Her final tournament of the year was the China Open. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Xinyun Han 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6.

Bondarenko ended the year ranked No. 70.

2017: First WTA singles title since 2008[edit]

Bondarenko began the year playing qualifying at the Brisbane International. Seeded 1st in qualifying, Bondarenko made it to the final round of qualifying where she lost to Asia Muhammad 4-6, 6-0, 1-6. However, she made it into the main draw as a Lucky Loser. In the first round, she lost in a thriller to 8th seed Roberta Vinci 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-7(5).[127] In doubles, she and Yulia Putintseva lost in the first round to Irina-Camelia Begu/Daria Kasatkina 2-6, 0-6.[128] Next, Bondarenko played qualifying at the Apia International Sydney. Seeded 5th, she qualified defeating Naomi Broady in the final round of qualifying 6-1, 6-1.[129] In the first round, she lost to fellow qualifier Christina McHale 6-4, 5-7, 2-6.[130] In doubles, she and Yulia Putintseva lost in the first round to 2nd seeds Martina Hingis/CoCo Vandeweghe 2-6, 3-6.[131] At the Australian Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round to 21st seed Caroline Garcia 6-7(4), 4-6.[132]

At the Qatar Total Open, she lost in the second round of qualifying to top seed Christina McHale 5-7, 1-6. Competing at the Dubai Tennis Championships, she won her first singles match of the year defeating qualifier Aryna Sabalenka in the first round 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.[133] In the second round, Bondarenko won when 5th seed Garbiñe Muguruza retired at 4-1 in the opening set due to a left achilles injury.[134] In the third round, she lost to 10th seed and eventual finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 2-6, 3-6.[135] Playing in Mexico at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, she was defeated in the first round by Julia Görges 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.[136] Ranked 75 at the BNP Paribas Open, Bondarenko lost in the first round to Wang Qiang 7-5, 4-6, 4-6.[137] At the Miami Open, she won her first round match over wildcard Paula Badosa Gibert 6-4, 7-5.[138] In the second round, she lost a tough three set match to 26th seed Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 2-6, 6-2, 6-7(2).[139]

Bondarenko began her clay-court season at the Volvo Car Open. She lost in the second round to 7th seed Kiki Bertens 2-6, 5-7.[140]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 title[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2004 Wimbledon Grass Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–2

Olympics[edit]

Doubles: Bronze Medal match (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing Hard Ukraine Alona Bondarenko China Zheng Jie
China Yan Zi
2–6, 2–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2010)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (2–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2008 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Tier III Grass Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2–0 Sep 2017 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Hungary Timea Babos 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2008 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Ukraine Alona Bondarenko Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Israel Shahar Pe'er
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–0 Feb 2008 Open Gaz de France, France Tier II Hard (i) Ukraine Alona Bondarenko Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–1, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Jan 2009 Hobart International, Australia International Hard Ukraine Alona Bondarenko Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 2–2 Jul 2009 Hungarian Ladies Open, Hungary International Clay Ukraine Alona Bondarenko Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Romania Monica Niculescu
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 3–2 Jul 2009 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Ukraine Alona Bondarenko Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–1, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Jan 2011 Hobart International, Australia International Hard Latvia Līga Dekmeijere Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
3–6, 5–7
Loss 3–4 May 2015 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 Aug 2016 Connecticut Open, United States Premier Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung India Sania Mirza
Romania Monica Niculescu
5–7, 4–6

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

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

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2018 Oracle Challenger Series – Indian Wells, United States 125K Hard Italy Sara Errani 4–6, 2–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W-L
Australian Open A Q3 Q1 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A A Q2 3R 1R 3R 7–8
French Open A A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A Q1 Q3 2R 1R 1R 5–9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R A A Q2 1R 1R 1R 6–11
US Open Q2 Q1 2R 1R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 2R 3R Q2 1R 10–9
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 9–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–4 0–3 2–4 28–37

Team[edit]

Levels of Fed Cup in which Ukraine did not compete in a particular year are marked "not participating" or "NP".

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Fed Cup
World Group NP QF NP QF NP 0–4
World Group Play-offs Not Participating PO A A A A NP A NP 0–1
World Group II NP W W NP W NP A NP A A 7–2
World Group II Play-offs NP W NP A NP W NP 4–0
Europe/Africa Zone Group I 9th 13th 1st NP A A 1st NP 11–2
Win–Loss 1–1 1–0 6–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 7–0 0–0 0–0 22–9

Doubles[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Australian Open A 2R W 1R 1R 1R 1R 8–5
French Open A 2R SF 2R QF 1R 2R 11–6
Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 1R 1–5
US Open 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 6–7
Win–Loss 1–2 4–4 14–2 1–4 5–4 0–3 1–4 26–23

Top 10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2007
1. Serbia Ana Ivanovic No. 5 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Hard 2nd round 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
2009
2. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 10 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 1st round 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–1
3. United States Venus Williams No. 3 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard 2nd round 1–6, 7–5, 6–4
4. Russia Elena Dementieva No. 4 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard 2nd round 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
2010
5. China Li Na No. 9 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1st round 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
2012
6. Italy Sara Errani No. 10 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass 1st round 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
2016
7. Italy Roberta Vinci No. 7 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1st round 6–1, 6–3
2017
8. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 7 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard 2nd round 4–1 ret.

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