Kristina Mladenovic at the 2013 French Open
14 May 1993 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 36 (26 August 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 37 (22 June 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2015)|
|French Open||3R (2014, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2012)|
|Career titles||11 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (18 May 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 5 (18 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2012)|
|French Open||QF (2013)|
|US Open||3R (2013)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2014)|
|French Open||F (2013)|
|US Open||SF (2013)|
|Last updated on: 3 January 2015.|
Kristina Mladenovic (French pronunciation: [kʁis.tina mla.dɛˈnɔvitʃ]; Serbian: Кристина Младеновић, pronounced [mlaːdɛnoʋit͡ɕ]) (born 14 May 1993 in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer) also known as Kiki, is a French professional tennis player of Serbian ancestry.
Mladenovic has won one singles and ten doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as four singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 26 August 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 36. On 15 July 2013, she peaked at world number 13 in the doubles rankings.
Although Mladenovic has enjoyed modest success in singles, her greatest achievements have all come in doubles, having won the Mixed Doubles titles at the 2014 Australian Open and 2013 Wimbledon Championships alongside Daniel Nestor and reaching the 2014 Wimbledon Doubles Final with Timea Babos.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Tennis career
- 3 Apparel and equipment
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 WTA and WTA 125K series career finals
- 6 ITF Circuit finals
- 7 Junior Grand Slam singles finals (1–1)
- 8 Grand Slam performance timelines
- 9 WTA Tour career earnings
- 10 Top 10 wins per season
- 11 Head-to-head record against other players
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Kristina Mladenovic was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, in the Nord department of France. Her father is Dragan Mladenović, a former handball player for Yugoslavia, and her mother Dženita (of Bosniak origin) is a former volleyball player. They moved to France in 1992 when Dragan was signed by Dunkirk. They are now naturalized French citizens. Mladenovic has a brother Luka. She lives in Porrentruy, Switzerland.
Mladenovic started playing juniors in May 2006. In 2007 Mladenovic became the European Under 14 singles champion. Her biggest junior achievement was at the 2009 Junior French Open Girls' Singles, where she beat Daria Gavrilova of Russia in two sets in the final. Her highest junior ranking was No. 1, on 8 June 2009. She advanced to both the Girls' Singles and Doubles finals at the 2009 Junior Wimbledon, losing to Noppawan Lertcheewakarnin the singles. In doubles, with partner Silvia Njiric, lost also to Lertcheewakarnin with partner Sally Peers.
She began playing on the ITF circuit in September 2007. On the WTA Tour she tried to qualify for Open Gaz de France, but lost her first match to Petra Kvitová. At the 2009 Australian Open, Kristina received a wild card, but was defeated by the No. 14 seed, Patty Schnyder. In July Kristina qualified for the 2009 ECM Prague Open but lost in the first round to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
Mladenovic played for France at the 2011 Hopman Cup, partnering with Nicolas Mahut. France was drawn in the same group as the United States, Great Britain, and Italy. Mladenovic beat Francesca Schiavone and Laura Robson while losing to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the singles matches. In the mixed doubles she and Mahut won one of their three matches.
Mladenovic started 2011 year at 2011 Australian Open but lost in the first round of qualifying to Heather Watson. Mladenovic won her first Senior title at a $25,000 tournament in Sutton, defeating Mona Barthel. This was followed with a win in Stockholm the following week, defeating Arantxa Rus in the final. Padova defeating Karin Knapp in three sets.
At the start of the year Mladenovic linked up with Biljana Veselinovic but they split just before Wimbledon and since then she had been coached by Thierry Ascione. Mladenovic claimed her first WTA Tour title of any type in Montreal when she and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik won the doubles title at the Rogers Cup. Mladenovic made it through to the third round of the US Open after defeating Pavlyuchenkova. At the Bell Classic in Quebec, Mladenovic reached her first WTA Semifinal. With Tatjana Malek, Mladenovic won her second WTA doubles title at the Bell Classic. Following her run to the semifinals, Mladenovic entered the top 100 in the rankings for the first time. Mladenovic won the first ever WTA 125s event the Taipei WTA Ladies Open and took the doubles crown as well.
2013: Doubles and Grand Slam Mixed success
At the 2013 Open GDF Suez, a WTA Premier tournament, Mladenovic made the semifinals, including defeating Petra Kvitová. Teaming with Daniel Nestor Mladenovic made it to the final of the 2013 French Open in mixed doubles where they were defeated. However, she and Nestor rebounded at the mixed doubles at the 2013 Wimbledon capturing her first grand slam title.
At the 2013 U.S. Open, she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 1-6 6-1 in the first round and then lost to the 23rd seed Jamie Hampton 7-5 6-4 in the second round. Mladenovic partnered up with Daniel Nestor to reach the semifinals of the Mixed Doubles, where they were defeated by the seventh seeded team of Max Mirnyi and Andrea Hlaváčková 7-5 6-7 [12-10].
2014: Continued doubles and mixed success
Mladenovic would start 2014 off strong capturing her second Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open partnering again with Daniel Nestor. At the Open GDF Suez, Mladenovic defeated Australian Open Quarter Finalist Simona Halep in the first round. At Roland Garros, she defeated Li Na (world No.2 and 2011 champion) in the first round, her first top 5 win. She continued her strong performance with a three-set win over American Alison Riske in the second round. She was, however, beaten in the round of 32 by eventual semifinalist Andrea Petkovic.
Mladenovic opened her grass court season in Birmingham, but lost her opening match to Shahar Pe'er of Israel. She then competed in 's-Hertogenbosch qualifying, managing to win a round but ultimately falling to Coco Vandeweghe, who would go on to qualify and win the entire tournament. At Wimbledon, she drew Zarina Diyas in the first round, but fell to the Kazakh in what was a rain delayed straight-set encounter. In the doubles draw, Mladenovic partnered Timea Babos of Hungary, and reached their first Grand Slam women's doubles final, ultimately losing to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets. She then traveled to Istanbul for the Istanbul Cup. She stunned the 3rd seed Klara Koukalova, but lost in the semifinals to number 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki. Her strong run returned her to the top 100, at 81. She then traveled to Baku, where she lost in quarterfinals, losing to Francesca Schiavone in a rematch of the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals. She next competed at the Citi Open, where she stunned top seeded Lucie Safarova, before defeating qualifier Taylor Townsend. She lost to Kurumi Nara in the quarterfinals. After the Citi Open, Mladenovic lost in the final round of qualifying to Yanina Wickmayer in Montreal, and also the first round of qualifying in Cincinnati. She played doubles in Montreal, losing in the first round with partner Timea Babos.
2015: Return to top 50, first WTA Tour singles final
Mladenovic began the year losing in the second round of the 2015 Australian Open to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She, along with Daniel Nestor, reached the final of the mixed doubles event. She lost in the second round of the 2015 Diamond Games in Antwerp to Lucie Safarova.
She reached the semifinals of Marrakesh, losing to her doubles partner Timea Babos, and made the final in Strasbourg, her first ever final at Tour level. She lost to Samantha Stosur. Her strong showing at both tournaments ensured her entry into the top 50.
At the 2015 French Open, Mladenovic once again stunned a top-10 player in her opening match by defeating World No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. She advanced to the third round with a victory over Danka Kovinic and will face Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck for a spot in the last 16.
At the 2015 Aegon Classic, Mladenovic beat Eugenie Bouchard again 6-3, 4-6, 0-6, and then once again stunned a top-10 player by defeating World No.3 Simona Halep of Romania with a stunning score of 2-6,6-0,7-6.
Apparel and equipment
Mladenovic wears Adidas clothing and uses Wilson rackets.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2014||Wimbledon||Grass||Tímea Babos|| Sara Errani
Mixed Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Runner–up||2013||French Open||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Lucie Hradecká
|6–1, 4–6, [6–10]|
|Winner||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Daniel Nestor|| Bruno Soares
|5–7, 6–2, 8–6|
|Winner||2014||Australian Open||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Sania Mirza
|Runner–up||2015||Australian Open||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Martina Hingis
Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals
Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner up)
|Winner||2012||Canadian Open||Hard||Klaudia Jans-Ignacik|| Nadia Petrova
|7–5, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||2014||Cincinnati Masters||Hard||Tímea Babos|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|1–6, 0–2 ret.|
|Winner||2015||Dubai Tennis Championships||Hard||Tímea Babos|| Garbiñe Muguruza
Carla Suárez Navarro
|Winner||2015||Internazionali BNL d'Italia||Clay||Tímea Babos|| Martina Hingis
WTA and WTA 125K series career finals
Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Tier II / Premier (0–0)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)|
|WTA 125s tournaments (1–1)|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Winner||1.||4 November 2012||Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan||Hard||Chang Kai-chen||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner–up||1.||9 November 2014||Open GDF Suez de Limoges, Limoges, France||Hard (i)||Tereza Smitková||6–7(4–7), 5–7|
|Runner–up||2.||23 May 2015||Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France||Clay||Samantha Stosur||6–3, 2–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runners-up)
|Winner – Legend|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–1)|
|Tier II / Premier (1–2)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International (7–3)|
|WTA 125s tournaments (1–1)|
|Titles by Surface|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner–up||1.||12 June 2011||Danish Open, Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard||Katarzyna Piter|| Johanna Larsson
|Winner||1.||12 August 2012||Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada||Hard||Klaudia Jans-Ignacik|| Nadia Petrova
|7–5, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||2.||16 September 2012||Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada||Hard||Tatjana Malek|| Alicja Rosolska
|7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||4 November 2012||Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan||Hard||Chan Hao-ching|| Chang Kai-chen
|5–7, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Winner||4.||23 February 2013||U.S. National Indoors, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Galina Voskoboeva|| Sofia Arvidsson
|Winner||5.||7 April 2013||Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States||Clay (green)||Lucie Šafářová|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Runner-up||2.||28 April 2013||Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco||Clay||Petra Martić|| Tímea Babos
|Winner||6.||4 May 2013||Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal||Clay||Chan Hao-ching|| Darija Jurak
|Winner||7.||13 July 2013||Palermo International, Palermo, Italy||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Karolína Plíšková
|6–1, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Winner||8.||13 October 2013||Japan Women's Open, Osaka, Japan||Hard||Flavia Pennetta|| Samantha Stosur
|Runner-up||3.||4 January 2014||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Galina Voskoboeva|| Alla Kudryavtseva
|Runner-up||4.||2 February 2014||Open GDF Suez, Paris, France||Hard (i)||Timea Babos|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|7–6(9–7), 4–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||9.||2 March 2014||Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico||Hard||Galina Voskoboeva|| Petra Cetkovská
|6–3, 2–6, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||5.||20 June 2014||Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, Netherlands||Grass||Michaëlla Krajicek|| Marina Erakovic
Arantxa Parra Santonja
|6–0, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]|
|Runner-up||6.||6 July 2014||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Tímea Babos|| Sara Errani
|Runner-up||7.||August 18, 2014||Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Timea Babos|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|2-6, 0-2 ret.|
|Runner–up||8.||November 9, 2014||Open GDF Suez de Limoges, Limoges, France||Hard (i)||Timea Babos|| Kateřina Siniaková
|6–2, 2–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||10.||February 21, 2015||Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Timea Babos|| Garbiñe Muguruza
Carla Suárez Navarro
|Winner||11.||1 May 2015||Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Marrakesh, Morocco||Clay||Timea Babos|| Laura Siegemund
|Winner||12.||17 May 2015||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy||Clay||Timea Babos|| Martina Hingis
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 6 (4–2)
|Runner–up||1.||11 April 2009||ITF San Severo, Italy||Clay||Anna Korzeniak||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||1.||6 February 2011||ITF Sutton, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Mona Barthel||6–3, 1–6, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||13 February 2011||ITF Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Arantxa Rus||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||19 June 2011||ITF Padova, Italy||Clay||Karin Knapp||3–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|Runner–up||2.||4 December 2011||ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Noppawan Lertcheewakarn||5–7, 4–6|
|Winner||4.||24 December 2011||ITF Ankara, Turkey||Hard (i)||Valeria Savinykh||7–5, 5–7, 6–1|
Doubles: 9 (7–2)
|Winner||1.||10 April 2009||ITF San Severo, Italy||Clay||Marlot Meddens|| Anastasia Grymalska
|Runner–up||1.||2 May 2010||ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|6–0, 2–6, [5–10]|
|Runner–up||2.||2 October 2010||ITF Helsinki, Finland||Hard (i)||Yulia Beygelzimer|| Kiki Bertens
|Winner||2.||15 April 2011||ITF Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Sandra Klemenschits|| Magda Linette
|6–3, 3–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||3.||19 June 2011||ITF Padova, Italy||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Irina Buryachok
|Winner||4.||23 October 2011||ITF Glasgow, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Emma Laine|| Yvonne Meusburger
|Winner||5.||6 November 2011||ITF Nantes, France||Hard||Stéphanie Foretz Gacon|| Julie Coin
|Winner||6.||13 November 2011||ITF Opole, Poland||Carpet||Naomi Broady|| Paula Kania
|Winner||7.||20 November 2011||ITF Bratislava, Slovak Republic||Hard||Naomi Broady|| Karolína Plíšková
|5–7, 6–4, [10–2]|
Junior Grand Slam singles finals (1–1)
|Winner||2009||French Open||Clay||Daria Gavrilova||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2009||Wimbledon||Grass||Noppawan Lertcheewakarn||6–3, 3–6, 1–6|
Grand Slam performance timelines
|Australian Open||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||2R||1R||2R||0 / 4||2–4|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||3R||0 / 6||3–6|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3|
|US Open||1R||A||LQ||3R||2R||1R||0 / 4||3–4|
|Win–Loss||0–3||0–1||0–1||2–3||3–4||2–4||1–1||0 / 17||8–17|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 4||4–4|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||QF||3R||0 / 7||7–7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||F||0 / 3||7–3|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||2R||3R||1R||0 / 3||3–3|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–1||1–1||5–4||6–4||8–4||1–1||0 / 17||21–17|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 4||1–4|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||SF||0 / 3||3–3|
|Madrid||NH||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||SF||0 / 3||6–3|
|Beijing||T II||A||A||A||A||QF||SF||0 / 2||5–2|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai||T II||A||A||A||Premier||W||1 / 1||5–0|
|Doha||A||Not Held||P||A||QF||1R||P||0 / 1||2–1|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||W||0 / 1||1–1|
|Montreal/Toronto||A||A||A||A||W||1R||1R||1 / 3||5–2|
|Cincinnati||T III||A||A||A||A||1R||F||4 / 2||0–2|
|Tokyo||A||A||A||A||A||1R||Premier||0 / 1||0–1|
|Wuhan||Not Held||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
WTA Tour career earnings
|Earnings ($)||Money list rank|
*As of 10 July 2013
Top 10 wins per season
Wins over top 10 players per season
|1.||Petra Kvitova||No. 8||Paris, France||Hard||Quarterfinals||6–3, 6–4|
|2.||Simona Halep||No. 10||Paris, France||Hard||1st Round||7–6(7–1), 6–4|
|3.||Li Na||No. 2||French Open, France||Clay||1st Round||7–5, 3–6, 6–1|
|4.||Eugenie Bouchard||No. 6||French Open, France||Clay||1st Round||6–4, 6–4|
|5.||Simona Halep||No. 3||Aegon Classic, United Kingdom||Grass||Quarterfinals||2–6, 6–0, 7–6(7–4)|
Head-to-head record against other players
Mladenovic's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|/ Jelena Dokić||0–1||0%||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Total||10–26||28%||4–15 (21%)||3–8 (27%)||2–2 (50%)||1–1 (50%)|
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