Olga Govortsova

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Olga Govortsova
Вольга Гаварцова
Olga Govortsova 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Belarus
Residence Minsk, Belarus
Born (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 27)
Pinsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,280,058
Singles
Career record 261–216
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking 35 (23 June 2008)
Current ranking 79 (20 July 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 3R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon 4R (2015)
US Open 3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 129–136
Career titles 8 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking 24 (29 August 2011)
Current ranking 298 (20 July 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 3R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 24–9
Last updated on: 17 March 2014.

Olga Govortsova (Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Гаварцова (Volha Havartsova); Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Говорцова; born 23 August 1988) is a professional Belarusian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking was world number 35, which she reached on 23 June 2008.

Career[edit]

She reached her first WTA tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis, Tennessee. There she lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.

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

Personal[edit]

She has two brothers and four dogs who reside in Minsk, Belarus.

2009[edit]

She began her year at the 2009 Brisbane International, here she defeated 8th seed Francesca Schiavone en route to the quarterfinals. She fell here however against world number 41 Sara Errani.

At the Australian Open she received main draw entry but was drawn against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round, she lost in straight sets 6–4 6–3.

She then played in Indian Wells, a premier mandatory event. She defeated British number 1 Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Peng Shuai.

In Miami 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 of Italy.

2010[edit]

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

At the 2010 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, in the semifinal she defeated third seed Dominika Cibulková, to lose in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, and so lost the third WTA singles final of her career.

2015[edit]

In 2015 Internationaux de Strasbourg Olga Govortsova retired in the first round when she played against Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.[4] In 2015 Olga Govortsova failed to qualify for 2015 French Open, losing 6:2,4:6,8:6 to Alexa Glatch.

At Wimbledon, Govortsova advanced to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, after 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 in the second.[6]

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2008 Charleston Hard Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Winner 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 runners-up)[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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 March 2008 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 25 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Italy Francesca Schiavone 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 11 April 2010 MPS Group Championships, Ponte Vedra Beach, United States Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2013 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runners-up)[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 (6–4)
WTA 125s tournaments (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2008 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 19 May 2008 İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Clay United States Jill Craybas New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 20 September 2009 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 3. 26 September 2009 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–7(1-7), [10–8]
Winner 4. 9 October 2010 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]
Winner 5. 19 February 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 6. 12 June 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 31 July 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 27 August 2011 New Haven Open at Yale, New Haven, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 25 February 2012 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Russia Vera Dushevina Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2013 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella Hungary Tímea Babos
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 7 April 2014 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Hungary Tímea Babos Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 November 2012 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
7-5, 2-6, [8–10]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a Bronze, Silver (F or S) or Gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles[edit]

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2015 Kremlin Cup.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R LQ 1R 0 / 8 3–8 27%
French Open A A 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R LQ 0 / 7 7–7 50%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 0 / 9 6–9 40%
US Open A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 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 0–1 0 / 33 21–33 39%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R 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 $2,830,354

Doubles[edit]

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2015 US Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Wimbledon A A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
US Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 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 / 27 16–27 37%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R 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

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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