Viktoriya Kutuzova

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Viktoriya Kutuzova
Viktoriya Kutuzova Portoroz.jpg
Country (sports)  Ukraine
Residence Odessa, Ukraine
Born (1988-08-19) 19 August 1988 (age 28)
Odessa, Soviet Union
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2014
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $586,580
Singles
Career record 190–135
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 76 (28 November 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2006, 2009, 2010)
French Open 2R (2006, 2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
US Open 2R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 10–23
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 285 (20 April 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 1R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2009)

Viktoriya Kutuzova (Ukrainian: Вікторія Кутузова, born 19 August 1988) is a former female tennis player from Ukraine.

On 28 November 2005, Kutuzova reached her highest singles ranking, world No. 76.

Kutuzova remains most notable for her results as a 14-year-old. In her debut WTA maindraw event, the Tier II event in Los Angeles 2003, Kutuzova beat top 50 player, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, in the first round, and top 30 player, Alexandra Stevenson in her next match, before losing in the third round to the then world number 12, Ai Sugiyama.

Other career highlights in WTA main draw events include, a fourth round appearance at the Tier I event at Indian Wells 2005, eventually losing to then number one, Lindsay Davenport. Kutuzova has also made the second round at three of the four grand slam events on the WTA tour.

As a junior Kutuzova reached the final of the Australian Open in 2003 losing to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

Kutuzova has experienced considerable success at an ITF level. Kutuzova has won four French ITF events. In 2008, Kutuzova won her biggest ITF title to date in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Her other titles have come in Poitiers (2005) and Deauville (2005 and 06). In 2009, she reached the final of the $100.000 ITF event in Torhout, losing to Croatia's Karolina Šprem in straight-sets.

Viktoriya has suffered some shoulder problems throughout her young career which have stalled her progression on the main WTA tour.

After having over a year off-tour, Kutuzova used her protected ranking to enter her first big event, the 2011 Sparta Prague Open, where she lost to Katarzyna Piter in round one. She also entered Roland Garros using her protected ranking, but was beaten by Chanelle Scheepers in the first round.

Career finals[edit]

Singles : 8 (6–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 24 July 2005 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Belarus Victoria Azarenka 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 20 November 2005 Deauville, France Clay Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 3. 27 November 2005 Poitiers, France Hard Estonia Maret Ani 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 19 November 2006 Deauville, France Clay Italy Alberta Brianti 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 4 May 2008 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Estonia Maret Ani 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 12 April 2009 Torhout, Belgium Hard Croatia Karolina Šprem 1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 22 August 2011 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Laura Ioana Andrei 6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. 5 December 2011 Antalya, Turkey Clay Romania Patricia Maria Tig 3–6, 6–1, 6–1

Doubles : 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 9 June 2008 Marseille, France Clay Russia Anna Lapushchenkova Romania Ágnes Szatmári
France Aurélie Védy
4–6, 3–6

Performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 W–L
Australian Open 1R Q1 1R 1R 3–4
French Open 2R Q2 Q1 2R 1R 3–5
Wimbledon Q3 2R 1R 1R 1R 9–4
US Open 1R 2R Q3 1R 6–4
Win–Loss 5–2 3–3 3–4 3–2 7–4 0–1 0–1 21–17

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