Lyudmyla Kichenok

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Lyudmyla Kichenok
Людмила Кіченок
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Kichenok in 2014
Country (sports)  Ukraine
Residence Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Born (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 24)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 350,544
Singles
Career record 190–141
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 156 (21 July 2014)
Current ranking No. 349 (8 February 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2013)
French Open Q1 (2013, 2014)
Wimbledon Q2 (2014)
US Open Q1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record 244–112
Career titles 1 WTA, 26 ITF
Highest ranking 52 (27 July 2015)
Current ranking 56 (8 February 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
French Open 2R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2015)
US Open 2R (2015)
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.

Lyudmyla Viktorivna Kichenok (Ukrainian: Людмила Вікторівна Кіченок; born 20 July 1992 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) is a professional Ukrainian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 156, which she reached on 21 July 2014. Her career high in doubles is 52, which she reached on 27 July 2015. She is the twin sister of Nadiia Kichenok.

Career[edit]

She won her first WTA doubles title together with her sister. They escaped a 5-0 deficit in the second set tie-break of their 6-4, 7-6(6) defeat of Liang Chen and Wang Yafan in the Shenzhen Open final. That made the Kichenoks the second pair of twins, after Karolína Plíšková and Kristýna Plíšková, to win a WTA doubles title. They previously were runners-up at Tashkent in 2011 and Shenzhen in 2014.[1]

During the 2015 Tianjin Open, Kichenok caused the biggest upset of the tournament, upsetting world number 8 and reigning US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in the first round for the biggest win of her career so far.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 September 2011 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 4 January 2014 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Romania Monica Niculescu
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 10 January 2015 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok China Liang Chen
China Wang Yafan
6–4, 7–6(8–6)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (6–6)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 October 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok 6–7(2), 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 1 November 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Russia Marta Sirotkina 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 15 November 2009 Minsk, Belarus Hard Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 7–5, 6–7(3), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 4 April 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 22 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 March 2011 Moscow, Russia Hard Russia Daria Gavrilova 6–2 6–0
Runner-up 3. 25 March 2012 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Margarita Gasparyan 0–6 retired
Winner 5. 26 May 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn 4–6 6–4 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 June 2012 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 0–6 0–6
Runner-up 5. 10 November 2012 Minsk, Belarus Hard Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich 0–6 6–7 (4–7)
Runner-up 6. 15 July 2013 Imola, Italy Carpet Russia Victoria Kan 6–3 5–7 2–6
Winner 6. 18 August 2013 Kazan, Russia Hard Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Doubles: 48 (27–21)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (17–10)
Clay (4–9)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (5–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2006 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Croatia Josipa Bek
Serbia Karolina Jovanović
4–6 7–5 2–6
Runner-up 2. 25 May 2007 Cherkassy, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Katerina Avdiyenko
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
6–7(3) 2–6
Runner-up 3. 3 August 2008 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Russia Maria Kondratieva
3–6 1–6
Runner-up 4. 29 August 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
2–6 6–3 [6–10]
Runner-up 5. 29 March 2009 Moscow, Russia Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
1–6 1–6
Runner-up 6. 22 May 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
4–6 4–6
Winner 1. 13 September 2009 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Netherlands Chayenne Ewijk
Netherlands Marlot Meddens
6–2 4–6 [10–8]
Winner 2. 16 October 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
Latvia Irina Kuzmina
2–6 6–2 [10–3]
Winner 3. 1 November 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Alexandra Artamonova
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
6–3 6–1
Winner 4. 14 November 2009 Minsk, Belarus Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
6–3 7–6(7)
Runner-up 7. 22 November 2009 Opole, Poland Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Serbia Ana Jovanović
Germany Justine Ozga
4–6 4–6
Runner-up 8. 7 February 2010 Rancho Mirage, California, USA Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Australia Monique Adamczak
United States Abigail Spears
3–6 4–6
Runner-up 9. 28 March 2010 Moscow, Russia Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Nina Bratchikova
France Irena Pavlovic
7–6(4) 2–6 [3–10]p
Runner-up 10. 3 April 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Alexandra Panova
Russia Ksenia Pervak
6–7(7) 6–2 [7–10]
Winner 5. 8 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–4 6–2
Runner-up 11. 21 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Katerina Avdiyenko
Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
4–6 2–6
Runner-up 12. 20 June 2010 Montpellier, France Clay France Amandine Hesse China Lu Jingjing
Germany Laura Siegemund
4–6 2–6
Runner-up 13. 27 June 2010 Périgueux, France Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Netherlands Elise Tamaëla
Germany Scarlett Werner
2–6 1–6
Winner 6. 10 October 2010 Limoges, France Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok France Claire Feuerstein
France Caroline Garcia
6–7 (5–7) 6–4 [10–8]
Winner 7. 26 March 2011 Moscow, Russia Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Alexandra Panova
Russia Olga Panova
6–3 6–3
Winner 8. 30 April 2011 Minsk, Belarus Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Serbia Teodora Mirčić
Austria Nicole Rottmann
6–1 6–2
Runner-up 14. 5 June 2011 Přerov, Czech Republic Clay Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
3–6 4–6
Winner 9. 16 October 2011 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Greece Eirini Georgatou
France Irena Pavlovic
6–2 6–0
Winner 10. 6 November 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Croatia Ana Vrljić
4–6 6–1 [10–7]
Runner-up 15. 22 January 2012 Stuttgart, Germany Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Poland Paula Kania
Russia Ksenia Lykina
3–6 4–6
Winner 11. 20 May 2012 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–4 6–1
Winner 12. 16 June 2012 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
7–5 7–5
Winner 13. 21 July 2012 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
6–2 7–5
Runner-up 16. 28 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Marta Sirotkina
6–3 4–6 [2–10]
Runner-up 17. 18 August 2012 Kazan, Russia Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
4–6 7–6 (8–6) [4–10]
Winner 14. 3 November 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Slovakia Zuzana Luknárová
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
6–1 6–4
Runner-up 18. 10 November 2012 Minsk, Belarus Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
6–1 2–6 [3–10]
Winner 15. 18 November 2012 Helsinki, Finland Carpet Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–3 6–3
Runner-up 19. 30 March 2013 Tallinn, Estonia Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
6–2 5–7 [0–10]
Winner 16. 13 July 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Ukraine Alona Fomina
Slovenia Anja Prislan
6–2 4–6 [10–7]
Winner 17. 20 July 2013 Imola, Italy Carpet Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Philippines Katharina Lehnert
Italy Alice Matteucci
6–4 3–6 [10–3]
Winner 18. 27 July 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Nina Bratchikova
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–2 6–2
Winner 19. 28 September 2013 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Polina Pekhova Slovakia Michaela Hončová
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. 9 November 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Russia Alexandra Artamonova
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
6–1 6–1
Runner-up 20. 15 November 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok Ukraine Olga Savchuk
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
5–7, 1–6
Winner 21. 7 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay Russia Alexandra Panova France Laura Thorpe
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
6–1 6–3
Winner 22. 29 March 2014 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i) Russia Margarita Gasparyan Germany Kristina Barrois
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–2, 6–4
Winner 23. 1 November 2014 Nantes, France Hard (i) Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok France Stéphanie Foretz
France Amandine Hesse
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 15 November 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk Russia Alexandra Panova
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
6–3, 2–6, [4–10]
Winner 24. 21 February 2015 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet(i) Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok France Stéphanie Foretz
France Irina Ramialison
6–3, 6–3
Winner 25. 26 April 2015 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok Russia Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Polina Monova
6–4, 6–3
Winner 26. 8 June 2015 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Switzerland Xenia Knoll United Kingdom Tara Moore
United Kingdom Nicola Slater
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner 27. 20 March 2016 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok Japan Akiko Omae
India Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 6–4

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