Yaroslava Shvedova

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vyacheslavovna and the family name is Shvedova.
Yaroslava Shvédova "Slava"
Яросла́ва Шве́дова
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Yaroslava Shvedova at the 2016 French Open
Country (sports)  Russia (2002–08)
 Kazakhstan (2008–present)
Residence Astana, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-09-12) 12 September 1987 (age 29)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro September 2005
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 4,783,748
Singles
Career record 330–233
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 25 (29 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 50 (23 August 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open QF (2010, 2012)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 4R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 239–147
Career titles 12 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 3 (23 February 2016)
Current ranking 5 (23 August 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2012)
French Open F (2015)
Wimbledon W (2010)
US Open W (2010)
Last updated on: 25 August 2016.

Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12 September 1987) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player.

Shvedova has won one singles and eleven doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as four singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 29 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 25. On 23 February, she peaked at world number 3 in the doubles rankings.

Shvedova has made three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 and the 2012 French Open and most recently at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. She has won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles, the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 US Open, partnering American player Vania King in both. Shvedova is also one of only 7 players to record a golden set in the professional era. She achieved this feat at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in her match against Sara Errani, the only time a golden set was recorded in a Grand Slam.

She began wearing prescription sports glasses in 2012 after seeking medical advice about a nervous tic in one eye.[1]

Playing Style[edit]

Shvedova is noted for her powerful serve, groundstrokes, and proficient net play. Shvedova's favorite serve is the flat serve down the T. Shvedova's weakness is her consistency on the forehand side.

Career[edit]

2007–2008[edit]

In February 2007, she unexpectedly reached the final of the Sony Ericsson International in Bangalore, beating homecrowd favourite and No.2 seed Sania Mirza in the quarterfinals. In the final, she defeated top-seeded defending champion Mara Santangelo in straight sets, to win her first WTA Tour title.[2][3] This win caused her to be in the top 100 for the first time, at 78.

At the 2007 Miami Masters, she came through qualifying and impressively recorded her first-ever top 20 win over future number one Ana Ivanovic in the second round, beating her 7–5, 6–4. Tathiana Garbin beat her 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 in the third round.

In August 2008, she won an ITF title in Monterrey, Mexico, defeating Magdaléna Rybáriková in the final in two sets. Just over a week later, she won through the qualifying rounds for 2008 US Open, but lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round.[4]

2009[edit]

Shvedova after her match against Maria Sharapova at the 2009 French Open.

In 2009, Shvedova qualified for the main draw of Roland Garros, defeating Americans Shenay Perry in the first qualifying round and Angela Haynes, in the second qualifying round. She then beat Elena Baltacha in the final qualifying round to enter the main draw. She beat Kaia Kanepi in the first round and advanced to the third round after defeating Arantxa Rus, also a qualifier, in the second. There she lost in a close three-sets third round match to former number one Maria Sharapova, returning from a long-lasting shoulder injury and then ranked 102.

At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships in the first round she faced Romanian Monica Niculescu and defeated her with the loss of just one game, but lost to American teenager Melanie Oudin in the second. At the 2009 US Open, Shvedova pulled off the biggest win of her career by beating then No. 5 Jelena Janković in three sets, in a match where she saved two match points.[5]

2010[edit]

Yaroslava Shvedova at the 2010 US Open

Shvedova experienced a good run at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. She gained direct entry into the main draw and won a tight first round match against wildcard Ajla Tomljanović 6–7, 7–6, 7–5. She then defeated 23rd seed Sabine Lisicki in the second round after she retired whilst trailing 3–6, 1–0. In the third round, Shvedova advanced against unseeded Andrea Petkovic by winning another close match 6–0, 5–7, 7–5. She fell to 6th seed Agnieszka Radwańska 6–1, 6–4 in the fourth round.

At the 2010 Barcelona Ladies Open Shvedova defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round before upsetting fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko in the second round. Next, she defeated Iveta Benešová before falling to eventual tournament and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the semifinals.

Shvedova enjoyed arguably her best career result at the 2010 French Open. There, she advanced to the quarterfinals in the Women's Singles competition. Shvedova defeated 8th seed Agnieszka Radwańska, avenging her loss to her in Miami, en route to the quarters. As the last unseeded player in the tournament, Shvedova was defeated by 4th seed Jelena Janković in the quarterfinal, 7–5, 6–4. In mixed doubles, Shvedova partnered with Julian Knowle of Austria to reach the final, beating doubles legends Cara Black and Leander Paes, the second seeds, along the way. They fell 4–6, 7–6, [11–9] in a close final to sixth seeds Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Nenad Zimonjić of Serbia.

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova entered the Women's Doubles competition unseeded with partner Vania King. The two began playing together at the start of the grass court season two weeks before, and were only in their third event together. In a stunning string of upsets, Shvedova and King won the tournament, beating Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva in the final. The pairing they beat in the final beat Serena and Venus Williams in the quarterfinals, and Zvonareva lost to Serena in the women's singles final.

Both Shvedova and King continued their good form onto the hard courts of the 2010 US Open, being seeded 6th, the team continued to win match after match before taking a spot in their second consecutive Grand Slam final, this time facing Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova. King and Shvedova won in three sets after the match was played over two days due to heavy rainfall.

2011[edit]

Shvedova at the 2011 Citi Open

Shvedova missed the Australian Open due to injury. She began her season at the 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships, losing in the first round to Zhang Shuai. She then suffered two most consecutive losses in Doha and Indian Wells. She then lost in the second round of three more tournaments. After losing two more matches in Rome and Madrid (reaching the semifinals and final in doubles, respectively), she entered the French Open, ranked No. 54. Shvedova lost in the first round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, which saw her ranking drop to No. 115 as a result. She also reached the semifinals of the tournament with her regular doubles partner Vania King.

She won one match at the 2011 Aegon Classic followed by a 4-match losing streak. Now ranked No. 157, she played at an $50K ITF event in The Bronx, where she reached the final. She lost to Italian Romina Oprandi after retiring early in the second set. She then lost in the first round of qualifying of the 2011 US Open.

She showed some resurgence, qualifying through to the main draw in Seoul and Osaka, losing in the second round of the main draw of both tournaments. Her final tournament of the year saw her reach the quarterfinals of a $100K ITF event in Taipei.

Shvedova ended the year ranked No. 206, her lowest year-end singles ranking since 2005. She also won four WTA Doubles titles. Her decline in form in singles was later explained by a knee injury that required surgery.

2012[edit]

Yaroslava Shvedova at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

She started the year at the 2012 Australian Open, where she lost in the first round of qualifying to Bibiane Schoofs in a marathon three-set match. She then rebounded, qualifying into the main draw in Bogotá, winning five total matches to enter the quarterfinals, where she fell to Hungary's Tímea Babos. Shvedova then entered the 2012 Monterrey Open, where she beat countrywoman Sesil Karatantcheva in the first round. She lost to Mandy Minella in the second round.

She then played in Acapulco, before playing in a $25K ITF event in Irapuato, where she reached the final. She continued her rise in form at another $25K ITF event in Poza Rica, where she won the title, dropping only one set the entire tournament. She continued her tour, reaching the third round of the Premier-level 2012 Family Circle Cup, losing to Sabine Lisicki. Shvedova then played two more European tournaments before the French Open.

At the 2012 Roland Garros Championship, Shvedova qualified into the main draw. There, she defeated Mandy Minella, Sofia Arvidsson, and Carla Suárez Navarro. In the fourth round, she beat defending champion Li Na to advance to her second grand slam quarterfinal. This is Shvedova's biggest win in singles. She lost to reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the quarterfinals.[6] In doubles, she also reached the quarterfinals with Vania King.

On 15 June 2012, Shvedova and her partner Sania Mirza made a shock first-round exit from the Aegon Classic.[7]

At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova received a wild card into the main draw. There, she defeated Chanelle Scheepers and Kiki Bertens to reach the third round. In the third round, she faced tenth seed Sara Errani and won the fourth "Golden Set" in the history of tennis. She won all 24 points in the fifteen-minute-long first set, blasting 14 winners and making 0 unforced errors before losing the first point of the second set to break the sequence. She went on to win the match in straight sets reaching the second week of Wimbledon for the first time. In the fourth round, she was defeated by sixth-seed and eventual champion Serena Williams in three sets.

At the 2012 US Open, Shvedova was defeated in the second round by eventual quarterfinalist Roberta Vinci.

2013[edit]

Shvedova ath the 2013 French Open

Shvedova began her year at the 2013 ASB Classic. Seeded 6th, she defeated Lara Arruabarrena in the 1st round 6-3, 6-2. In the 2nd round, she lost to Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-3. [8] In doubles, Shvedova and her partner Julia Görges both reached the final, but they lost to Cara Black/Anastasia Rodionova 2-6, 6-2, 10-5. Seeded 4th at the 2013 Moorilla Hobart International, Shvedova beat Lourdes Domínguez Lino in the 1st round 6-4, 6-1. In the 2nd round, she lost again to eventual champion Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.[9] At the 2013 Australian Open, Shvedova was the 28th seed. She was upset in the 1st round by Annika Beck 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-3. [10]

Seeded 2nd at the 1st edition of the 2013 Brasil Tennis Cup, she was upset in the 1st round by Melinda Czink 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. However, in doubles, she and her partner Anabel Medina Garrigues won the title defeating Anne Keothavong/Valeria Savinykh in the final 6-0, 6-4. At the 2013 BNP Paribas Open, Shvedova was the 31st seed, and got a bye into the 2nd round. In the 2nd round, Shvedova lost to qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. [11] At the 2013 Sony Open Tennis, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Jie Zheng 7-5, 6-4.

Shvedova started her clay court season at the 2013 Family Circle Cup. Seeded 14th, she lost in the 1st round to American qualifier Vania King 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. At the 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals with wins over Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-2 and Carla Suárez Navarro 7-5, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, she lost to 3rd seed and German Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(2). [12] At the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open, Shvedova upset 10th seed and former world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the 1st round 6-2, 6-4. In the 2nd round, she defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. In the 3rd round, she withdrew from her match against Spanish wildcard Anabel Medina Garrigues due to a right arm injury. At the 2013 French Open, Shvedova was the 27th seed and a last year quarterfinalist. In the 1st round, she defeated Coco Vandeweghe 6-0, 3-6, 6-2. However, she was upset in the 2nd round by qualifier Paula Ormaechea 6-4, 7-6(6). [13]

At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova beat Kiki Bertens in the 1st round 6-4, 6-3. She then withdrew from her 2nd round match against 8th seed and 2011 Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová due to an arm injury. [14]

Shvedova played qualifying at the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale. She defeated 8th seed Lourdes Domínguez Lino 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and Duan Yingying 7-6(6), 6-4 in the first two rounds of qualifying. In the final round of qualifying, Shvedova retired to 5th seed Stefanie Vögele at 6-3, 3-6, 2-1. [15] At the 2013 US Open, Shvedova reached the 3rd round by defeating Olga Puchkova 6-1, 6-0 and lucky loser Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2, 6-3. She lost in the 3rd round to World Number 1, Defending Champion, and eventual champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-1.

Seeded 8th at the 2013 Tashkent Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Vesna Dolonc 7-6(6), 7-5. In doubles, she and Tímea Babos won the title defeating Mandy Minella/Olga Govortsova in the final 6-3, 6-3. At the 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open, she lost to Jie Zheng in the 1st round 6-1, 6-4. Seeded 7th at the 2013 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals defeating Tímea Babos 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 and Chinese wildcard Saisai Zheng 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. She then lost in the quarterfinals to 4th seed Yvonne Meusburger 6-2, 6-4. Seeded 10th for qualifying at the 2013 China Open, Shvedova beat Anabel Medina Garrigues in the 1st round of qualifying 6-2, 7-6(9). In the final round of qualifying, she was defeated by Sharon Fichman 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

Her final tournament of the year was the 2013 Kremlin Cup. She lost in the 1st round to Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-2.

Shvedova ended the year ranked 81 in singles and 59 in doubles.

2014[edit]

Shvedova began the year at the 2014 Brisbane International. Seeded 1st in qualifying, she defeated Stephanie Vogt in the 1st round of qualifying 7-5, 6-4. In the 2nd round of qualifying, she lost to Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-4. Seeded 12th in qualifying at the 2014 Apia International Sydney, Shvedova beat Virginie Razzano 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Hsieh Su-wei 6-7(0), 6-3, 6-4 in the 1st two rounds of qualifying. In the final round of qualifying, Shvedova lost to 5th seed Christina McHale 6-3, 6-4. At the 2014 Australian Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by 13th seed and last year semifinalist Sloane Stephens 7-6(1), 6-3.

At the 1st edition of the 2014 Rio Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-4, 6-3. At the 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup, Shvedova reached the semifinals with wins over Sílvia Soler Espinosa 7-6(1), 7-6(1); Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6-2, 7-5; and 6th seed Alexandra Cadanţu 6-3, 6-3. She lost in the semifinals to 2nd seed Garbiñe Muguruza 6-2, 6-3. [16] In doubles, she and her partner Anabel Medina Garrigues won the title defeating Francesca Schiavone/Sílvia Soler Espinosa in the final 7-6(1), 2-6, 10-3. [17] Shvedova, as the 3rd seed, successfully qualified for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open by beating Magda Linette 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and 13th seed Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3, 1-6, 6-0. In the 1st round, she defeated Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In the 2nd round, she beat 24th seed Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-2. In the 3rd round, she lost to 10th seed and former World Number 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-1. At the 2014 Sony Open Tennis, Shvedova defeated 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone in the 1st round 6-4, 6-2. In the 2nd round, Shvedova lost to Defending Champion, World Number 1, and Eventual Champion Serena Williams 7-6(7), 6-2. [18]

Shvedova began her clay court season at the 2014 Family Circle Cup. She defeated qualifier Saisai Zheng in the 1st round 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. In the 2nd round, she lost to 7th seed Samantha Stosur 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. [19] In doubles, she and Anabel Medina Garrigues won the title defeating Chan Hao-ching/Chan Yung-jan in the final 7-6(4), 6-2. At the 2014 Portugal Open, Shvedova defeated Karin Knapp in the 1st round 6-2, 6-4. She lost in the 2nd round to 2nd seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-2. [20] As the 7th seed for qualifying at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, she lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Mariana Duque Mariño 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(7). Shvedova reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup defeating Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 7-5, 6-3 and 6th seed Kurumi Nara 6-4, 6-2. She lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals 7-6(3), 7-6(6). [21] At the 2014 French Open, Shvedova won her 1st round match over Lauren Davis 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. In the 2nd round, she lost to French wildcard Pauline Parmentier 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. [22]

Shvedova played at the 2014 Topshelf Open, her only grass court tune up tournament before Wimbledon. She reached the quarterfinals defeating 2nd seed Dominika Cibulková 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and wildcard Michaëlla Krajicek 7-6(6), 7-6(4). In the quarterfinals,Shvedova lost to 8th seed Klára Koukalová 6-2, 6-4. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova defeated wildcard Kristýna Plíšková in the 1st round 3-6, 6-4, 8-6. In the 2nd round, she beat 2010 and last year Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2. In the 3rd round, she defeated Madison Keys when Keys retired at 7-6(7), 6-6 due to a right thigh injury. [23] In the 4th round, Shvedova lost to 19th seed and last year finalist Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Seeded 4th at the 2014 Swedish Open, Shvedova was upset in the 1st round by qualifier Laura Siegemund 7-5, 6-3. Seeded 10th for qualifying at the 2014 Western & Southern Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to American wildcard Nicole Gibbs 7-6(2), 6-2. At the 2014 US Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Monica Niculescu 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-5.

At the 2014 Korea Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-6(5), 7-5. At the 2014 China Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Roberta Vinci 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

Shvedova ended the year ranked 66 in singles and 24 in doubles.

Personal[edit]

Shvedova was born to father Vyacheslav and mother Nurzia, who used to be a professional runner (winner of the International Association of Ultra Runners 100 km World Championships, 1992). Shvedova has one brother. She began playing tennis at age 8 when her father introduced her to the sport in Chernogolovka (Moscow region). Shvedova changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani in 2008 as part of the country's attempts to boost its sporting profile.[24][25]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 4 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2010 Wimbledon Grass United States Vania King Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 2010 US Open Hard United States Vania King United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2011 US Open Hard United States Vania King United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2015 French Open Clay Australia Casey Dellacqua United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2015 US Open (2) Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2016 Wimbledon Grass Hungary Timea Babos United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
4–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2010 French Open Clay Austria Julian Knowle Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Rome Clay United States Vania King China Peng Shuai
China Zheng Jie
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2011 Cincinnati Hard United States Vania King South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 2015 Madrid Open Clay Australia Casey Dellacqua Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Runner-up 2015 Cincinnati Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2016 Miami Open Hard Hungary Tímea Babos United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
3-6, 4-6

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Winner – Legend
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 (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 18 February 2007 Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India Hard Italy Mara Santangelo 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 April 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 6–7(2–7), 1–6

Doubles: 26 (13 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–3)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–3)
Tier II / Premier (2–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (7–6)
125K Series (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–8)
Grass (2–1)
Clay (1–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 September 2008 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 1. 15 February 2009 Pattaya Women's Open, Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 11 April 2010 Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain Clay Russia Maria Kondratieva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 19 June 2010 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass United States Vania King Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
6–3, 3–6, [6–10]
Winner 2. 3 July 2010 Wimbledon, London, Great Britain Grass United States Vania King Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 3. 13 September 2010 US Open, New York, United States Hard United States Vania King United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay United States Vania King China Peng Shuai
China Zheng Jie
2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 31 July 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard India Sania Mirza Belarus Olga Govortsova
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 20 August 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Vania King South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 5. 11 September 2011 US Open, New York, United States Hard United States Vania King United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 6. 16 October 2011 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard United States Vania King Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Zhang Shuai
5–7, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 6. 22 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) United States Vania King Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 7. 8 April 2012 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
7–5, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 8. 5 May 2012 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Zhang Shuai
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 5 January 2013 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Germany Julia Görges Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [5–10]
Winner 7. 1 March 2013 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brasil Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
Russia Valeria Savinykh
6–0, 6–4
Winner 8. 14 September 2013 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Hungary Tímea Babos Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 28 February 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Italy Francesca Schiavone
Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–3]
Winner 10. 6 April 2014 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay (green) Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 11. 9 May 2015 Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay Australia Casey Dellacqua Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 7 June 2015 French Open, Paris, France Clay Australia Casey Dellacqua United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 23 August 2015 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 13 September 2015 US Open, New York, United States Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
3–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 18 October 2015 Hong Kong Tennis Open, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard France Alizé Cornet Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 3 April 2016 Miami Open, Miami, United States Hard Hungary Timea Babos United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
3-6, 4-6
Winner 13. 11 June 2016 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
6–1, 6–1

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 November 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Japan Naomi Osaka 6–4, 6–7(8–10), 6–4

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, Ninjing, China Hard China Zhang Shuai Japan Misaki Doi
China Xu Yifan
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 10 November 2013 OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Chinese Taipei, Taiwan Carpet France Caroline Garcia Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Current through 2016 US Open.

Russia Russia Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q3 2R 1R 2R A Q1 1R 1R 3R 2R 5–7
French Open Q1 1R Q1 3R QF 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 12–9
Wimbledon 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 1R 4R 2R 4R 1R QF 13–10
US Open Q3 1R 1R 3R 1R Q1 2R 3R 1R Q3 4R 5–7
Win-Loss 0–1 0–3 1–2 5–4 6–4 0–2 8–3 4–3 4–4 2–3 5–3 35–33

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R A QF 1R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 8 6–8
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF QF 2R 1R F 3R 0 / 10 14–9
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R W 2R 3R A 3R QF F 1 / 8 21–7
US Open A QF 1R 2R W F 3R 1R 2R F 3R 1 / 9 22–8
Win-Loss 0–0 2–2 1–4 2–4 12–2 10–3 9–4 1–2 4–4 14–4 8–3 2 / 35 63–32
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships A A A A SF SF A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 1R 1R QF A 2R 2R A SF 0 / 6 7–6
Miami A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF QF A F 0 / 8 11–8
Madrid Not Held A 2R SF QF 1R SF W QF 1 / 7 14–6
Beijing Not Tier I 1R SF SF 2R 1R 1R SF 0 / 7 5–7
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A 1R 1R Premier A P 0 / 2 0–2
Doha Tier II 2R Not Held P A A A P QF 0 / 2 2–2
Rome A A 1R SF QF F A A SF 2R QF 0 / 7 12–7
Montréal / Toronto A A A 2R 2R A A A 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Cincinnati Tier III 2R 2R W A A QF F 1 / 4 11–4
Tokyo A A QF A 1R SF 1R A Premier 0 / 4 3–4
Wuhan Not Held A A 0 / 0 0–0
Year-end Ranking 242 111 42 49 7 5 26 59 24 6

Mixed[edit]

Russia Kazakhstan
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R SF A 4–2
French Open A A A A F A 1R A SF 7–3
Wimbledon A A A 2R QF 2R 3R A A 7–4
US Open A A A A 2R 1R A A 1–2

Records[edit]

Tournament Year Record accomplished Player tied
Wimbledon 2012 Achieved a Golden Set[26] Pauline Betz (1943)
Tine Scheuer-Larsen (1995)

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

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External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Germany Sabine Lisicki
WTA Comeback Player of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Russia Alisa Kleybanova