Luksika Kumkhum

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Luksika Kumkhum
ลักษิกา คำขำ
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Luksika Kumkhum at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports)  Thailand
Residence Bangkok
Born (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 25)
Chanthaburi
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Coach Lersak Kumkhum (her father)
Prize money $780,310
Singles
Career record 296–144 (67.27%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest ranking No. 85 (20 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 92 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2018)
French Open 1R (2014, 2018)
Wimbledon 2R (2018)
US Open Q2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record 123–81 (60.29%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 86 (16 July 2018)
Current ranking No. 98 (2 July 2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 18–8
Last updated on: 2 July 2018.

Luksika "Luk" Kumkhum (Thai: ลักษิกา คำขำ; RTGSLaksika Khamkham; born 21 July 1993) is a Thai tennis player. She turned professional in 2011, and reached on 20 October 2014 her career-high singles ranking of world No. 85. On 24 February 2014, she peaked at No. 139 of the doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Kumkhum had won one ITF event in singles but three ITF 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 quarters, she also reached the semifinals of the tournament where she partnered with Erika Sema, falling to Janette Husárová and Zhang Shuai in the semis. In April she won the 25K ITF 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 ITF 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 PTT 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 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)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles 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, South Korea International Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
1–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 24 (15–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Titles 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(6–8), 5–7
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 Kuching, Malaysia Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 7–6(7–3), 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(2–7), 5–7
Winner 12. 29 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Russia Alisa Kleybanova 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 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(7–4)

Doubles: 16 (11–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Titles by surface
Hard (11–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 October 2010 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Vietnam Trang Huynh
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 Yi Chen
Japan Kumiko Iijima
7–6(9–7), 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 Yi Chen Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
4–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Runner-up 4. 7 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]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open 2R 2R Q1 1R 1R 3R 4–5
French Open Q2 1R A Q1 A 1R 0–2
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q3 1R Q2 0–1
US Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 A 0–0
Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 4–8

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 2018-01-18.

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