Olga Govortsova

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Olga Govortsova
Вольга Гаварцова
Olga Govortsova 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Wimbledon qualifying, 2015
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk
Born (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 30)
Pinsk
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,122,088
Singles
Career record360–289
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking35 (23 June 2008)
Current ranking341 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open3R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon4R (2015)
US Open3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record152–161
Career titles8 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking24 (29 August 2011)
Current ranking467 (14 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2011)
French Open3R (2010)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup26–13
Last updated on: 28 January 2019.

Olga Govortsova (Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Гаварцова (Volga Havartsova); Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Говорцова; born 23 August 1988) is a professional Belarusian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 35, which she reached on 23 June 2008.

Govortsova at the 2010 US Open

Career[edit]

She reached her first WTA Tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis. She lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.

Olga Govortsova is sponsored by Wilson[1] and Chinese clothing company Peak.[2] She is represented by French-based sports agency Lagardére Unlimited [3]

2009[edit]

She began her saison at the Brisbane International, where she defeated eighth seed Francesca Schiavone en-route to the quarterfinals. However, she fell against world No. 41, Sara Errani. At the Australian Open she received main-draw entry but lost in straight sets (4–6, 3–6) against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round.

She then played in Indian Wells, a Premier-Mandatory event. She defeated British No. 1, Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Peng Shuai. In Miami, at the second Premier-Mandatory event, she lost in the first round to Belarusian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova.

In October, she reached the final of the Kremlin Cup, losing to Francesca Schiavone.

2010[edit]

She started the year 2010 with the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. At the Medibank International Sydney she lost in the first qualifying round to Chanelle Scheepers.

At the Australian Open she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.

At the MPS Group Championships she beat second seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round, in the second round she beat Anna Tatishvili, in the quarterfinals she defeated Varvara Lepchenko, and in the semifinals third seed Dominika Cibulková, to lose her third WTA singles final to Caroline Wozniacki.

2015[edit]

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Govortsova retired in the first round when she played against Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.[4] She failed to qualify for the French Open, losing in three sets to Alexa Glatch.

At Wimbledon, Govortsova advanced to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, by defeating opponents such as Alizé Cornet (who had beaten Serena Williams the previous year) and Magdaléna Rybáriková in the early rounds. She eventually lost to Madison Keys.[5]

At the Rogers Cup, Govortsova qualified for the main draw, and defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in her opening match before losing to fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.[6]

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2008 Charleston Hard Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 2010 Beijing Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (4 runner-ups)[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 (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2008 National Indoor Championships, U.S. Tier III Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i) Italy Francesca Schiavone 3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2010 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. International Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 5–7
Loss 0–4 Sep 2013 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 14 (8 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–5)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 2008 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, U.S. Clay Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 1. May 2008 İstanbul Cup, Turkey Clay United States Jill Craybas New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
Win 2. Sep 2009 Guangzhou International Women's Open, China Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Win 3. Sep 2009 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–7(1-7), [10–8]
Win 4. Oct 2010 China Open, Beijing Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]
Win 5. Feb 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 6. Jun 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, U.K. Grass Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 2. Jul 2011 Citi Open, Washington, U.S. Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Win 7. Aug 2011 New Haven Open at Yale, U.S. Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–2
Loss 3. Feb 2012 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Russia Vera Dushevina Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Win 8. May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 4. Sep 2013 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella Hungary Tímea Babos
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3-6, 3-6
Loss 5. Apr 2014 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard Hungary Tímea Babos Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 6. Sep 2016 Guangzhou International Women's Open, China Hard Belarus Vera Lapko United States Asia Muhammad
China Peng Shuai
2–6, 6–7(3–7)

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Only main-draw results of WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R LQ 1R LQ A 0 / 8 3–8 27%
French Open A A 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R LQ 1R LQ A 0 / 8 7–8 47%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R LQ A 0 / 10 6–10 38%
US Open A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R LQ A LQ 0 / 9 5–9 36%
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 5–4 1–4 1–4 4–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 35 21–35 38%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R LQ A 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Miami Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R LQ 2R 2R A 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Madrid Open Not Held LQ 2R 1R A LQ LQ 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R 2R LQ 1R A A LQ 0 / 3 1–3 25%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Championships Not Tier I 1R 3R A Not Premier 5 A NP5 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Qatar Open Not Tier I 2R Not Held NP5 A 1R A NP5 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Italian Open A A 2R A 1R LQ 1R LQ A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Canadian Open A A 1R A 1R LQ A LQ A 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Masters Not Tier I 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ A LQ 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Pan Pacific Open A A A A 2R A A A NP5 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open Not Held A LQ 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 12 26 24 27 19 19 14 12 11 165
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 14–12 21–26 26–24 13–27 6–19 12–19 12–14 5–12 7–11 0 / 165 116–165 41.28%
Win % 0% 54% 45% 52% 33% 24% 39% 46% 29% 39% 41.28%
Year-end ranking 334 49 49 52 74 114 57 95 145 69 199 271 427 $2,830,354

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Wimbledon A A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A A A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
US Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 4–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 28 16–28 36%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Miami Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open Not Held A 1R 1R A 2R A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R W 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1 / 5 6–5 55%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Championships Not Tier I A A A Not Premier 5 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Qatar Open Not Tier I A Not Held NP5 A 1R A NP5 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R A A 0 / 4 2–3 40%
Canadian Open A A A A 1R 2R A 2R A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Masters Not Tier I A 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Pan Pacific Open A A A A A A A A NP5 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open Not Held A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 3 18 15 26 21 18 19 8 2 131
Titles 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 8
Finals 0 0 2 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 12
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 15–17 13–13 26–25 20–17 16–16 13–19 4–8 1–2 8 / 131 109–121 47.39%
Win % 0% 25% 47% 50% 51% 54% 50% 41% 33% 33% 47.39%
Year-end ranking 467 404 58 72 29 44 61 60 137 364 247 493

Record against select players[edit]

Govortsova's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or better is as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olga Govortsova. Wilson Tennis
  2. ^ http://www.peaksporteu.com/olga_govortsova
  3. ^ Lagardére Unlimited press kit p. 13
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "RADWANSKA SETS UP KEYS CLASH". WTA official website. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  6. ^ "IVANOVIC ADVANCES IN TORONTO". WTA official website. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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