|Full name||Margarita Melikovna Gasparyan|
|Born||1 September 1994|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 1,877,240|
|Career record||219–143 (60.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 41 (15 February 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 100 (24 May 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2016)|
|French Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)|
|US Open||2R (2019, 2020)|
|Career record||116–65 (64.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (6 June 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 298 (24 May 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2016)|
|French Open||SF (2016)|
|US Open||2R (2015, 2018)|
|Fed Cup||F (2013), 1–4 (20.0%)|
|Last updated on: 28 May 2021.|
Gasparyan has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as nine singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 15 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 41, while on 6 June 2016, she reached her best doubles ranking of No. 25.
In 2015, she won both her first singles and doubles titles during the same week, a feat she achieved at the Baku Cup. She was formerly coached by Elena Makarova, and is currently coached by Carlos Martinez.
Born to an Armenian father, Melik, and a Russian mother, Lyudmila, Gasparyan began playing tennis at age five. Her father was for a time a weightlifter, while her mother a biathlonist. Margarita's home club is CSKA Moscow.
2010–14: Early career
Gasparyan started her pro career at the $10k tournament in St. Petersburg in mid-March 2010, losing in the first qualification round. Her first successful appearance was in another $10k tournament in Minsk, reaching the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles, respectively. Her first final was in Tyumen in doubles with Natela Dzalamidze in the very end of 2011, losing 0–6, 2–6 to Darya Kustova and Olga Savchuk.
In 2012, Gasparyan won four singles titles on the ITF Circuit, all under the category $25k. All of her singles titles came from Russia. She was awarded a wildcard into the Kremlin Cup but lost to Lucie Šafářová, in three sets.
At the end of the 2013 season, Gasparyan was called by captain, Shamil Tarpischev, to be part of the Russian team for the Fed Cup Final against Italy, in early November. Afterwards, she won her fifth ITF title in Minsk.
The 2014 WTA Tour was for Gasparyan more productive especially by season's end in singles, while in doubles she improved as she won two major ITF tournaments out of four, one being a top-levelled tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Gasparyan qualified for the Tashkent Open, but lost in the first round. She debuted at a Grand Slam tournament when she was in the qualifying draw at the US Open. At the end of the season, Gasparyan saw good results in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, winning one tournament.
2015: First WTA Tour titles, Grand Slam main-draw debut
Gasparyan won three ITF singles tournaments and one ITF doubles tournament, former being a top-level one. She achieved her first loss in an ITF final, also a $100k tournament, in Trnava, Slovakia, where she lost to Danka Kovinić. She then decided to play on the WTA Tour.
In May, Gasparyan made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at French Open, where she lost in two sets to Ana Konjuh as a qualifier. On June 29, she made her second Grand Slam main-draw entry as a qualifier at Wimbledon, where she faced No. 1 seed, Serena Williams, in the first round. She broke Williams' serve early in the first set, but lost the match after yielding 11 of the final 13 games of the match.
At the İstanbul Cup, Gasparyan was drawn to face eighth seed Tsvetana Pironkova after getting past the qualifying rounds. Despite winning the first set 6–0 and having two match points, she lost the match 6–0, 6–7, 6–7. Gasparyan won her first WTA title in Baku, defeating Patricia Maria Țig in the final. She became the first one-handed backhand player to win in the 2015 WTA season. As a result, her singles ranking rose to a career-high No. 71. Gasparyan, also with her win in the doubles event alongside title defender Alexandra Panova, climbed to No. 84 in the doubles rankings. At the Connecticut Open, she fell in the first round of qualifying to Christina McHale. She also fell in the qualifying rounds at the US Open, losing to American wildcard Jessica Pegula in straight sets.
Gasparyan then lost in the second round of the Tashkent Open to German Anna-Lena Friedsam, in straight sets. However, she won her second WTA doubles title of the year there with Alexandra Panova. At the Generali Ladies Linz, Gasparyan upset sixth seed Camila Giorgi in the second round, before losing to Friedsam again. At the Kremlin Cup, Gasparyan upset ninth seed Kristina Mladenovic in the second round but fell to eventual finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals. In her last tournament of the year, Gasparyan reached the quarterfinals of the WTA Challenger Open de Seine-et-Marne, before retiring in the match against former Grand Slam champion Francesca Schiavone after losing the first set in a tiebreak.
Gasparyan ended the season as world No. 62, her first season ending in the top 100 and winning her first WTA singles title.
2016: Top 50, French Open doubles semifinal
Gasparyan played in Brisbane, but fell in the final qualifying round. However, due to Maria Sharapova's withdrawal, Gasparyan was awarded a lucky loser spot. However, she lost in the first round to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova. In Hobart, Gasparyan lost in the second round to Johanna Larsson.
In the Australian Open, she managed to reach the fourth round, her best to date Grand Slam performance, after upsetting 17th seed, Sara Errani, in the first round. She then fell to world No. 1, Serena Williams, in straight sets.
At the inaugural St. Petersburg Trophy, Gasparyan reached the second round, before losing to fourth seed Ana Ivanovic. In Doha, she caused a big upset by outclassing 10th seed Karolína Plíšková in just 49 minutes. However, she failed to keep up the good momentum as she lost to Andrea Petkovic. At the Indian Wells Open, Gasparyan defeated Olga Govortsova in the first round but lost to ninth seed Roberta Vinci in the second round despite having two match points.
After Wimbledon, Gasparyan underwent surgery due to an injury, after which she was not able to participate over a specific time period. Among the tournaments she skipped were the Summer Olympics, where she planned to partner with Kuznetsova in doubles.
2017–18: Recovery from injury
Gasparyan came back to tennis in late 2017, participating in the qualifying rounds of the Kremlin Cup. In 2018, she reached the final of a $25k event in Spain, losing to Paula Badosa Gibert. She then entered her first WTA tournament since coming back from injury, the Jiangxi International Open in Nanchang, China, reaching the second round where she eventually lost to Zhang Shuai.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.
Current through the 2021 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||4R||A||A||2R||1R||1R||0 / 4||4–4||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||0–5||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||2R||NH||A||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|US Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||A||A||1R||2R||2R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–2||3–3||0–0||0–1||3–4||1–3||0–2||0 / 15||7–15||32%|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1]||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||Q1||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||1R||NH||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||1R||NH||Q1||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 2]||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Tournaments||1||0||1||7||12||0||6||19||5||5||Career total: 56|
|Titles||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||Career total: 3|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–1||10–6||8–14||0–0||11–5||14–19||2–5||5–5||2 / 56||50–56||47%|
Current after the 2021 St. Petersburg Trophy.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||2R||A||A||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||4–1||80%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||A||1R||NH||A||0 / 3||1–3||33%|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||2R||1R||A||0 / 3||2–3||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–2||5–3||0–0||1–1||1–3||0–0||0–0||0 / 9||9–9||57%|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1]||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Tournaments||1||1||1||3||7||9||0||3||8||1||2||Career total: 36|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||Career total: 4|
|Finals||0||0||0||1||2||1||0||0||2||0||0||Career total: 6|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–2||5–3||9–5||15–8||0–0||4–3||10–7||0–1||0–2||4 / 36||43–33||57%|
- The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009 to 2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
WTA career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|Premier M & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0–0)|
|Premier / WTA 500 (0–1)|
|International / WTA 250 (2–0)|
|Win||1–0||Aug 2015||Baku Cup, Azerbaijan||International||Hard||Patricia Maria Țig||6–3, 5–7, 6–0|
|Win||2–0||Sep 2018||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Anastasia Potapova||6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||2–1||Mar 2021||St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia||WTA 500||Hard (i)||Daria Kasatkina||3–6, 1–2 ret.|
Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|Premier M & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2014||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Aleksandra Krunić
|Win||1–1||Aug 2015||Baku Cup, Azerbaijan||International||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Vitalia Diatchenko
|Win||2–1||Oct 2015||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Vera Dushevina
|6–1, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Win||3–1||Apr 2016||Prague Open, Czech Republic||International||Clay||Andrea Hlaváčková|| María Irigoyen
|Win||4–1||Feb 2019||St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia||Premier||Hard (i)||Ekaterina Makarova|| Anna Kalinskaya
|Loss||4–2||Aug 2019||Bronx Open, United States||International||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Darija Jurak
María José Martínez Sánchez
|5–7, 6–2, [7–10]|
WTA 125K series finals
Doubles: 1 (runner-up)
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2015||Open de Limoges, France||Hard||Oksana Kalashnikova|| Barbora Krejčíková
|6–1, 5–7, [6–10]|
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 11 (9 titles, 2 runner–ups)
|Win||1–0||Mar 2012||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Carpet (i)||Lyudmyla Kichenok||6–0, ret.|
|Win||2–0||May 2012||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Çağla Büyükakçay||6–3, 4–6, 6–1|
|Win||3–0||May 2012||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Clay||Daria Gavrilova||4–6, 6–4, 7–6|
|Win||4–0||Sep 2012||ITF Yoshkar-Ola, Russia||25,000||Hard||Nadiia Kichenok||7–5, 7–6|
|Win||5–0||Nov 2013||ITF Minsk, Belarus||25,000||Hard (i)||Anastasiya Vasylyeva||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||6–0||Nov 2014||ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||25,000||Hard||Elitsa Kostova||6–3, 6–0|
|Win||7–0||Feb 2015||Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Elitsa Kostova||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||8–0||Feb 2015||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Karine Sarkisova||6–0, 6–4|
|Win||9–0||Apr 2015||Open de Seine-et-Marne, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Mathilde Johansson||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||9–1||May 2015||ITF Trnava, Slovakia||100,000||Clay||Danka Kovinić||5–7, 3–6|
|Loss||9–2||May 2018||Els Gorchs Internacional, Spain||25,000||Hard||Paula Badosa Gibert||4–6, 6–3, 2–6|
Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||Dec 2011||Siberia Cup, Russia||50,000||Hard (i)||Natela Dzalamidze|| Darya Kustova
|Win||1–1||Jan 2012||ITF Karst, Germany||10,000||Carpet (i)||Anna Smolina|| Alexandra Artamonova
|6–7, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Win||2–1||Mar 2012||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Carpet (i)||Anna Arina Marenko|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|3–6, 7–6, [10–6]|
|Win||3–1||Sep 2012||ITF Yoshkar-Ola, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Veronika Kapshay|| Irina Buryachok
|6–4, 2–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||3–2||Jan 2013||ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Olga Savchuk|| Amra Sadiković
|7–5, 5–7, [4–10]|
|Win||4–2||Feb 2013||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Polina Monova|| Maryna Zanevska
|6–4, 2–6, [10–5]|
|Win||5–2||Jun 2013||ITF Karshi, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Polina Pekhova|| Veronika Kapshay
|Loss||5–3||Sep 2013||ITF Clermont-Ferrand, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Alyona Sotnikova|| Michaëlla Krajicek
|7–5, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||5–4||Feb 2014||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Kateryna Kozlova|| Sofia Shapatava
|Win||6–4||Mar 2014||Open de Seine-et-Marne, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Lyudmyla Kichenok|| Kristina Barrois
|Loss||6–5||May 2014||ITF Trnava, Slovakia||100,000||Clay||Evgeniya Rodina|| Stephanie Vogt
|Win||7–5||Jul 2014||President's Cup, Kazakhstan||100,000||Hard||Vitalia Diatchenko|| Michaela Boev
|Win||8–5||May 2015||ITF Trnava, Slovakia||100,000||Clay||Yuliya Beygelzimer|| Aleksandra Krunić
Team competition: 1 (runner-up)
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2013||Fed Cup, Italy||Clay|| Alexandra Panova
| Sara Errani
Fed Cup participation
|World Group / World Group II / Zone Group|
Singles: 2 (0–2)
|2016 Fed Cup||WG PO||16 Apr 2016||Moscow, Russia||Belarus||Clay (i)||Victoria Azarenka||L||2–6, 3–6|
|17 Apr 2016||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||L||6–4, 1–6, 5–7|
Doubles: 3 (1–2)
|2013 Fed Cup||WG F||3 Nov 2013||Cagliari, Italy||Italy||Clay||Irina Khromacheva||Karin Knapp
|L||6–4, 2–6, [4–10]|
|2019 Fed Cup||Z1 RR||6 Feb 2019||Zielona Góra, Poland||Poland||Hard (i)||Daria Kasatkina||Alicja Rosolska
|L||0–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|7 Feb 2019||Denmark||Anastasia Potapova||Karen Barritza
Top 10 wins
|1.||Kiki Bertens||No. 10||Linz Open, Austria||Hard (i)||2R||7–5, 2–6, 7–6(3)||No. 137|
|2.||Elina Svitolina||No. 7||Birmingham Classic, UK||Grass||1R||6–3, 3–6, 6–4||No. 62|
- "Маргарита Гаспарян: Мне очень комфортно работать с Еленой Макаровой" [Margarita Gasparyan: I really like the comfortable training with Elena Makarova] (in Russian). GoTennis.ru. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Карлос Мартинес: Нужно развеять убеждение, что Гаспарян больше не заиграет" (in Russian). GoTennis.ru. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- Aleksandr Kharlamov (4 August 2015). "«Она как «Феррари». Кто такая Маргарита Гаспарян" ["She is Like a 'Ferrari'". Who is Margarita Gasparyan] (in Russian). sports.ru. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Margarita Gasparyan: Baku Champion". WTA. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Halep & Sharapova Out Of Brisbane". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
- Clarey, Christopher (24 January 2016). "Sharapova Looks to End 17-Match Losing Streak Against Serena Williams". New York Times. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "Мыскина: хотели, чтобы на Играх сыграл дуэт Кузнецова/Гаспарян, но у Риты травма" [Myskina: we wanted Kuznetsova and Gasparyan to play doubles at the Olympics, but Rita has been injured]. www.championat.com (in Russian). 14 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- "Player & Career overview". Australian Open. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
- Margarita Gasparyan at the Billie Jean King Cup
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