Luksika Kumkhum

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Luksika Kumkhum
ลักษิกา คำขำ
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Luksika Kumkhum at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Thailand
ResidenceBangkok
Born (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 26)
Chanthaburi
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
CoachLersak Kumkhum (her father)
Prize money$1,138,199
Singles
Career record317–162 (66.2%)
Career titles2 WTA 125K, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 66 (19 November 2018)
Current rankingNo.634 (20 January 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open1R (2014, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record140–93 (60.1%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 86 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 494 (20 January 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup18–8
Last updated on: 27 January 2020.

Luksika "Luk" Kumkhum (Thai: ลักษิกา คำขำ; RTGSLaksika Khamkham; born 21 July 1993) is a Thai tennis player. She turned professional in 2011, and reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 66 on 19 November 2018. On 16 July 2018, she peaked at No. 86 of the WTA doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Kumkhum had won one ITF event in singles but three events in doubles. The next year she won five singles ITF events, all 10Ks, and two in doubles. In 2012, she won two singles and two doubles ITF events.

2013[edit]

In 2013, she cracked the top 200 and started to play on the WTA Tour as well as the ITF Women's Circuit. Kumkhum qualified for the Australian Open where she defeated Sofia Arvidsson in the first round, she was then beaten by Jamie Hampton. She played the Malaysian Open where she qualified for the tournament and reached the quarterfinals defeating Olivia Rogowska and Eleni Daniilidou en route before falling to Ayumi Morita in the quarterfinals, she also reached the semifinals of the tournament where she partnered with Erika Sema, falling to Janette Husárová and Zhang Shuai in the semifinals. In April, she won the 25K event in Phuket, defeating Lisa Whybourn in the finals. She played the Roland Garros qualifying event where she defeated Zarina Diyas before falling to Sandra Záhlavová in the second qualifying round. She then suffered first-round losses at Nottingham, Birmingham and Wimbledon. Kumkhum's next event was the 100K event, President's Cup in Astana, where she defeated Eugeniya Pashkova, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the second round, and Ekaterina Bychkova in the quarterfinals before she lost to Nadiya Kichenok in the semifinals. In the doubles event she and Tamarine Tanasugarn reached the final before falling to first-seeds Nina Bratchikova and Valeria Solovyeva.

2014[edit]

At the Australian Open, Kumkhum, ranked 87 in the world, caused a major upset when she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the first round, in three sets. This was the first time ever that Kumkhum had ever faced a top-ten opponent in her career.[1] She then suffered first-round loss at the Pattaya Open from Julia Görges 4–6, 4–6.

2018[edit]

Having qualified for the Australian Open, Kumkhum has progressed to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the second round, she defeated former top-ten player Belinda Bencic, 6–1, 6–3.[2]

WTA finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea International Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
1–6, 4–6

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2018 Mumbai, India Hard Russia Irina Khromacheva 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Nov 2018 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Germany Sabine Lisicki 6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles (15–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (14–8)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 October 2010 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Norway Emma Flood 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 23 October 2010 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard China Zhu Lin 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 November 2010 Manila, Philippines Hard Finland Piia Suomalainen 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. 7 May 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti 6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 14 May 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 4 June 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Russia Marta Sirotkina 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 18 June 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard China Liang Chen 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 2 July 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard China Liang Chen 6–2, 6–7(6), 5–7
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 Kuching, Malaysia Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 7–6(3), 6–3
Winner 6. 20 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard China Zhao Yijing 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 7 July 2012 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Thailand Nudnida Luangnam 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 28 April 2013 Phuket, Thailand Hard United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn 6–0, 7–5
Winner 10. 24 November 2013 Toyota, Japan Carpet Japan Hiroko Kuwata 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 3 August 2014 Wuhan, China Hard China Wang Qiang 2–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 1–6, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 29 November 2015 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Croatia Jana Fett 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 30 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard China Wang Qiang 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 21 May 2017 Incheon, South Korea Hard South Korea Han Na-lae 6–7(2), 5–7
Winner 12. 29 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Russia Alisa Kleybanova 7–5, 6–7(4), 6–3
Winner 13. 19 August 2017 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard China Yuan Yue 7–5, 6–2
Winner 14. 1 April 2018 Kōfu, Japan Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 6–3, 6–3
Winner 15. 8 April 2018 Kashiwa, Japan Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 6–3, 7–6(4)

Doubles (12–7)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (11–6)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 October 2010 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Vietnam Huỳnh Phương Đài Trang
Japan Maya Kato
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 14 November 2010 Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech United States Ivana King
United States Jasmin Schnack
6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 12 December 2010 Bangalore, India Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
Japan Kumiko Iijima
7–6(7), 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 June 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Thailand Napatsakorn Sankaew China Liang Chen
China Zhao Yijing
6–1, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 6 November 2011 Kuching, Malaysia Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk China Lu Jiaxiang
China Lu Jiajing
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 13 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech China Zhao Yijing
China Zheng Junyi
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 20 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Thailand Napatsakorn Sankaew
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 22 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
Russia Ekaterina Yashina
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 2 September 2012 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Japan Yurina Koshino
Japan Mari Tanaka
6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 5 May 2013 Gifu, Japan Hard Japan Erika Sema Japan Nao Hibino
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2013 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
4–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Runner-up 4. 11 July 2014 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 28 November 2015 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Yuuki Tanaka Japan Akiko Omae
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
6–3, 0–6, [9–11]
Winner 9. 2 April 2017 Kōfu, Japan Hard South Korea Han Na-lae Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Robu Kajitani
6–3, 6–0
Winner 10. 28 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina Australia Naiktha Bains
Switzerland Karin Kennel
6–3, 2–6, [14–12]
Winner 11. 31 March 2018 Kōfu, Japan Hard China Gao Xinyu Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Momoko Kobori
6–0, 2–6, [10–4]
Winner 12. 17 June 2018 Manchester, Great Britain Grass India Prarthana Thombare United Kingdom Naomi Broady
United States Asia Muhammad
7–6(5), 6–3
Runner-up 6. 20 October 2018 Suzhou, China Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Nao Hibino
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 10 November 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard South Korea Choi Ji-hee Japan Shuko Aoyama
China Yang Zhaoxuan
2–6, 3–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open 2R 2R Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 4–6
French Open Q2 1R A Q1 A 1R 1R 0–3
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q3 1R Q2 2R 1R 1–3
US Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–3 0–3 5–12

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score LKR
2014
1. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 6 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 1st round 6–2, 1–6, 6–4 No. 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sixth seed Petra Kvitova crashes out to Luksika Kumkhum, Sky Sports, 13 January 2014
  2. ^ Salvado, John (17 January 2018). "Belinda Bencic out of Australian Open after shock loss to Luksika Kumkhum". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

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