Yaroslava Shvedova

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Yaroslava Shvédova "Slava"
Яросла́ва Шве́дова
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Shvedova at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Russia (2002–08)
 Kazakhstan (2008–present)
Residence Astana, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-09-12) 12 September 1987 (age 30)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro September 2005
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 6,437,404
Singles
Career record 355–264
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 25 (29 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 125 (18 September 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open QF (2010, 2012)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 4R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 285–174
Career titles 13 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 3 (22 February 2016)
Current ranking 23 (18 September 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2012)
French Open F (2015)
Wimbledon W (2010)
US Open W (2010)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2013)
French Open F (2010)
Wimbledon SF (2016)
US Open QF (2015, 2016)
Last updated on: 18 September 2017.

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 five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 29 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 25. On 22 February 2016, she peaked at No. 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 seven 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.[1]

She began wearing prescription sports glasses in 2012 after seeking medical advice about a nervous tic in one eye.[2]

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.[3][4] 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 US Open, but lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round.[5]

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 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 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.[6]

2010[edit]

Shvedova experienced a good run at the 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 1–6, 4–6 in the fourth round.

At the 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 6–4, 6–7, [9–11] in a close final to sixth seeds Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Nenad Zimonjić of Serbia.

At the 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 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 began her season representing Kazakhstan at the 2011 Hopman Cup. She lost her first match to Ana Ivanovic 6-7(6), 1-6. During her match against Ivanovic, Shvedova injured her right knee which caused her to pull out of the Hopman Cup.[7] Shvedova also missed the 2011 Australian Open due to the same right knee injury.

Shvedova returned from injury in February to play at the Dubai Tennis Championships. She lost in the 1st round to Shuai Zhang 3-6, 4-6.[8] After Dubau, Shvedova went to play at the Qatar Ladies Open. Seeded 5th for qualifying, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round of qualifying by wildcard Elena Vesnina 7-5, 7-5. In March, she traveled to Indian Wells to compete at the BNP Paribas Open where she lost in the 1st round to Kimiko Date-Krumm 4-6, 5-7.[9] After Indian Wells, Shvedova went to Miami to play at the Sony Ericsson Open. After beating Sara Errani in the 1st round, Shvedova retired in her 2nd round match against 28th seed Jarmila Groth due to a left thigh muscle strain.[10]

Shvedova began her clay court season at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. Seeded 2nd, she was defeated in the 2nd round by Anastasia Pivovarova 6-2, 7-6(5).[11] At the Barcelona Ladies Open, Shvedova lost in the 2nd round to 6th seed and eventual champion Roberta Vinci 1-6, 4-6.[12] Playing at the Mutua Madrid Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 10th seed Agnieszka Radwańska 6-2, 1-6, 3-6. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, she lost in the 1st round to qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 4-6, 4-6. In doubles, she and Vania King reached the final where they lost to Peng Shuai/Jie Zheng in straight sets.[13] Shvedova entered the French Open ranked No. 54. Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 14th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. As a result of not defending her quarterfinalist points from the previous year, her ranking dropped to No. 115. In doubles, she and her regular doubles partner, Vania King, reached the semifinals where they fell to eventual champions Andrea Hlaváčková/Lucie Hradecká 3-6, 3-6.[14]

Shvedova started the grass court season at the Aegon Classic. Seeded 11th, she lost in the 2nd round to Marina Erakovic 6-7(7), 5-7.[15] At the Aegon International, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 3-6, 4-6. Ranked World Number 123 at the Wimbledon Championships, she was defeated in the 1st round by qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-2, 6-3.

Shvedova started her US Open Series at the Citi Open. She was defeated in the 1st round by 6th seed Elena Baltacha 6-2, 7-6(5).[16] In doubles, Shvedova and Sania Mirza won the title defeating Olga Govortsova/Alla Kudryavtseva in the final 6-3, 6-3.[17] Ranked 143 at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 7th seed Stéphanie Dubois 4-6, 0-6. She then played at the Bronx Open, where she reached the 2nd round and lost to Italian Romina Oprandi after retiring early in the second set. Due to having the ranking of 212, Shvedova had to play qualifying in order to make it into the main draw at the US Open. She lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Ekaterina Bychkova 6-7(5), 6-7(3). In doubles, she and Vania King were the defending champions; they reached the final for a second year in a row, but they lost to Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(3).[18]

Seeded 8th for qualifying at the Korea Open, Shvedova qualified for the main draw beating wildcard Choi Ji-hee, Han Sung-hee, and 3rd seed Rika Fujiwara. In the 1st round, she beat Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-2, 6-0.[19] In the 2nd round, Shvedova retired after losing the 1st set 6-7(4) to 4th seed Dominika Cibulková.[20] She qualified for the HP Open defeating 6th seed Kristina Mladenovic, wildcard Risa Ozaki, and Hsieh Su-Wei. Shvedova was defeated in the 2nd round by 7th seed Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5).[21] In doubles, she and Vania King advanced to the final where they lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm/Zhang Shuai 7-5, 3-6, 11-9. Shvedova played her final tournament of the year at the OEC Taipei Ladies Open. She reached the quarterfinals where she lost to 8th seed Chang Kai-chen 3-6, 4-6.

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]

Shvedova started the year playing qualifying at the Australian Open. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Bibiane Schoofs in a marathon three-set match 4-6, 6-3, 9-11.[22]

She then rebounded, qualifying into the main draw at Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas defeating Raluca Olaru and Leticia Costas. In the main draw, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals where she fell to Tímea Babos 4-6, 4-6. Receiving a wildcard to play at the Monterrey Open, she beat countrywoman Sesil Karatantcheva in the 1st round 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.[23] She lost to Mandy Minella in the 2nd round 3-6, 7-6(1), 4-6.[24] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Shvedova retired due to a left thigh injury in the final round of qualifying to top seed Edina Gallovits-Hall.[25] Seeded 4th at the $25K ITF event in Irapuato, she reached the final where she lost to 6th seed Kiki Bertens 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.[26] Shvedova continued her rise in form at another $25K ITF event in Poza Rica, where she won the title beating Monica Puig in the final 6-1, 6-2.[27]

Shvedova started her clay court season by playing qualifying at the Family Circle Cup. Seeded 20th for qualifying, she qualified for the main draw defeating Jessica Pegula and 10th seed Andrea Hlaváčková. In the main draw, she reached the 3rd round after defeating Alexandra Panova and 12th seed Yanina Wickmayer. In the 3rd round, she lost to 6th seed Sabine Lisicki 5-7, 4-6.[28] Seeded 7th for qualifying at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Shvedova lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to Bianca Botto 6-4, 2-6, 1-6. At the Estoril Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round of qualifying by Bianca Botto 7-6(5), 6-4. Due to having a low ranking, Shvedova played qualifying at the French Open. She qualified into the main draw beating Ajla Tomljanović, Coco Vandeweghe, and Elena Bogdan. In the main draw, she defeated Mandy Minella, Sofia Arvidsson, and Carla Suárez Navarro in the first 3 rounds. In the fourth round, she upset 7th seed and defending champion Li Na 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 to advance to her second French Open quarterfinal.[29] This was Shvedova's biggest win of her career in singles. She lost to 4th seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the quarterfinals 6-3, 2-6, 4-6.[30] Due to making the quarterfinals at the French Open, Shvedova's ranking went from 142 to 62. In doubles, she and Vania King reached the quarterfinals where they lost to 7th seed and eventual finalist Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova 3-6, 4-6.

On 15 June 2012, Shvedova and her partner, Sania Mirza, made a shock 1st round exit from the Aegon Classic; they lost to Iveta Benešová/Alla Kudryavtseva 5-7, 3-6.[31] At the Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova received a wild card into the main draw. There, she defeated Chanelle Scheepers and Kiki Bertens to reach the 3rd round where she faced 10th 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 6-0, 6-4 reaching the second week of Wimbledon for the first time.[32] In the fourth round, she was defeated by 6th seed and eventual champion Serena Williams 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.[33]

Representing Kazakhstan at the 2012 London Olympics, she reached the second round of the women's singles where she lost to 15th seed Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 3-6, 5-7.[34] In doubles, she reached the second round with partner Galina Voskoboeva.[35]

As the top seed for qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, Shvedova qualified for the main draw beating wildcard Lauren Davis and 14th seed Anna Tatishvili. She beat 16th seed Lucie Šafářová in the 1st round 6-3, 6-4. In the 2nd round, Shvedova was up against qualifier Urszula Radwańska and won the 1st set 6-4; Urszula was leading 4-1 in the 2nd set when Shvedova retired due to heat illness.[36] At the Texas Tennis Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round in a tough three set match to 2nd seed and eventual finalist Jelena Janković 7-6(7), 6-7(4), 1-6.[37] Ranked 45 at the US Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 2nd round by 20th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Roberta Vinci 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

At the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-7(4), 4-6.[38] At the China Open, Shvedova faced 12th seed Dominika Cibulková in the 1st round. Shvedova won the 1st set 6-4 and was leading 4-1 in the 2nd set when Cibulkova retired due to a left hip injury. In the 2nd round, she was defeated by Peng Shuai 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.[39] Seeded 5th at the HP Open, she lost in the 1st round to wildcard Tamarine Tanasugarn 3-6, 2-6.[40] Shvedova played her final tournament of the year at the Kremlin Cup. She beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-2[41] but in the 2nd round, Shvedova was defeated by 7th seed Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 6-4.[42]

Shvedova ended the year ranked 29 in singles and 26 in doubles.

2013[edit]

Shvedova at the 2013 French Open

She began her year at the ASB Classic. Seeded 6th, she defeated Lara Arruabarrena in the 1st round, but lost in the 2nd round to Elena Vesnina 2-6, 3-6.[43] In doubles, Shvedova and her partner Julia Görges both reached the final, but they lost to Cara Black/Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 2-6, 5-10.[44] Seeded 4th at the Moorilla Hobart International, Shvedova lost in the 2nd round to eventual champion Elena Vesnina 6-4, 2-6, 1-6.[45] Seeded 28th at the Australian Open, she was upset in the 1st round by world No. 71 Annika Beck 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-3.[46]

Seeded 2nd at the 1st edition of the Brasil Tennis Cup, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by Melinda Czink 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.[47] 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.[48] Seeded 31st at the BNP Paribas Open, Shvedova got a bye into the 2nd round where she lost to qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 1-6, 6-3, 1-6.[49] At the Sony Open Tennis, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Jie Zheng 5-7, 4-6.[50]

Shvedova started her clay court season at the Family Circle Cup. As the 14th seed, she lost in the 1st round to American qualifier Vania King 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.[51] At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals with wins over Roberta Vinci and Carla Suárez Navarro. In the quarterfinals, she lost to 3rd seed Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-7(2).[52] Shvedova stunned 10th seed and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the 1st round at the Mutua Madrid Open 6-2, 6-4.[53] In the 2nd round, she beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.[54] Shvedova withdrew from her 3rd round match against Spanish wildcard Anabel Medina Garrigues due to a right arm injury.[55] Seeded 27th at the French Open, Shvedova had quarterfinalist points to defend from last year. In the 1st round, she defeated Coco Vandeweghe 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.[56] However, she was defeated in the 2nd round by qualifier Paula Ormaechea 6-4, 7-6(6).[57] As a result of her 2nd round loss at the French Open, Shvedova failed to defend her quarterfinalist points from last year, and her ranking dropped from 31 to 52.

Ranked 55 at the Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova beat Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-3.[58] She then withdrew from her 2nd round match against 8th seed and 2011 Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová due to an arm injury.[59]

She returned to action at the New Haven Open at Yale and retired in the final round of qualifying to 5th seed Stefanie Vögele. Ranked 78 at the US Open, Shvedova reached the 3rd round defeating Olga Puchkova and Lucky Loser Patricia Mayr-Achleitner. She lost in the 3rd round to world No. 1 and eventual champion Serena Williams 3-6, 1-6.[60]

Seeded 8th at the Tashkent Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Vesna Dolonc 6-7(6), 5-7.[61] In doubles, she and Tímea Babos won the title defeating Mandy Minella/Olga Govortsova in the final 6-3, 6-3.[62] At the Guangzhou International Women's Open, she lost to Jie Zheng in the 1st round 1-6, 4-6. Seeded 7th at the Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals defeating Tímea Babos and Chinese wildcard Zheng Saisai. She then lost in the quarterfinals to 4th seed Yvonne Meusburger 2-6, 4-6.[63] Seeded 10th for qualifying at the China Open, Shvedova lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to Sharon Fichman 6-4, 6-7(5), 4-6. At the Kremlin Cup, she was defeated in the 1st round by Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-2.[64] Competing at the 1st edition of the Nanjing Ladies Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 2nd seed Yanina Wickmayer 5-7, 2-6.[65] She played her final tournament of the year at the 2013 OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open. In the 1st round, she upset 4th seed Ayumi Morita in the 1st round 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3.[66] However, in doubles, Shvedova and Caroline Garcia won the title defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam/Alison Van Uytvanck in the final 6-3, 6-3.[67]

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

2014[edit]

Shvedova began the year at the Brisbane International. As the top seed for qualifying, she lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to Anastasia Rodionova 1-6, 7-6(3), 4-6. Seeded 12th in qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Shvedova was defeated in the final round of qualifying by 5th seed Christina McHale 6-3, 6-4. At the Australian Open, she lost in the 1st round to 13th seed Sloane Stephens 6-7(1), 3-6.[68]

At the 1st edition of the Rio Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 4-6, 3-6.[69] At the Brasil Tennis Cup, Shvedova reached the semifinals with wins over Sílvia Soler Espinosa, Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, and 6th seed Alexandra Cadanţu. She lost in the semifinals to 2nd seed Garbiñe Muguruza 6-2, 6-3.[70] In doubles, she and her partner Medina Garrigues won the title defeating Schiavone/Soler Espinosa in the final 7-6(1), 2-6, [10-3].[71]

Shvedova, as the 3rd seed, successfully qualified for the BNP Paribas Open by beating Magda Linette and 13th seed Kimiko Date-Krumm. In the main draw, she reached the 3rd round defeating Chanelle Scheepers and 24th seed Kaia Kanepi. In the 3rd round, she lost to 10th seed and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-7(7), 6-3, 1-6.[72] At the Sony Open Tennis, Shvedova defeated 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone in the 1st round 6-4, 6-2.[73] In the 2nd round, Shvedova lost to world No. 1 and eventual champion Serena Williams 6-7(7), 2-6.[74]

Shvedova began her clay court season at the Family Circle Cup. She defeated qualifier Saisai Zheng in the 1st round but lost in the 2nd round to 7th seed Samantha Stosur 3-6, 7-5, 1-6.[75] In doubles, she and Medina Garrigues won the title defeating Chan Hao-ching/Chan Yung-jan in the final 7-6(4), 6-2.[76] At the Portugal Open, Shvedova defeated Karin Knapp in the 1st round 6-2, 6-4.[77] She lost in the 2nd round to 2nd seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-2.[78] Seeded 7th for qualifying at the 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 Nürnberger Versicherungscup defeating Patricia Mayr-Achleitner and 6th seed Kurumi Nara. She lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals 6-7(3), 6-7(6).[79] Ranked world No. 69 at the French Open, Shvedova won her 1st round match over Lauren Davis 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.[80] In the 2nd round, she lost to French wildcard Pauline Parmentier 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.[81]

Shvedova played at the Topshelf Open, her only grass court tune up tournament before Wimbledon. She upset 2nd seed Dominika Cibulková in the 1st round 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.[82] In the 2nd round, she defeated Dutch wildcard Michaëlla Krajicek 7-6(6), 7-6(4).[83] Shvedova lost in the quarterfinals to 8th seed Klára Koukalová 6-2, 6-4.[84] At Wimbledon, Shvedova defeated wildcard Kristýna Plíšková in a 1st round thriller 3-6, 6-4, 8-6.[85] In the 2nd round, she beat last year quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2.[86] In the 3rd round, she faced Madison Keys. Shvedova won the 1st set 7-6(7); the 2nd set was tied 6-6 when Keys retired due to a right thigh injury.[87] [88] [89] In the 4th round, Shvedova lost to 19th seed and last year finalist Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 6-3, 4-6.[90]

Seeded 4th at the Swedish Open, Shvedova was upset in the 1st round by qualifier Laura Siegemund 7-5, 6-3.[91]

Seeded 10th for qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to American wildcard Nicole Gibbs 7-6(2), 6-2. At the US Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Monica Niculescu 7-6(5), 1-6, 5-7.[92]

Shvedova had a 1st round loss at the Korea Open to Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-7(5), 5-7.[93] Shvedova played her final tournament of the year at the China Open. She was defeated in the 1st round by Roberta Vinci 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.[94]

Shvedova ended the year ranked 66.

2015[edit]

Shvedova began her 2015 year by playing qualifying at the Brisbane International. As the top seed, Shvedova qualified for the main draw defeating Paula Ormaechea, Paula Kania, and Maryna Zanevska. In the 1st round, she beat world No. 27 Sabine Lisicki 0-6, 7-5, 6-4.[95] In the 2nd round, she lost to top seed and eventual champion Maria Sharapova 0-6, 1-6.[96] Seeded 5th for qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Kateřina Siniaková 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(2). Ranked 66 at the Australian Open, Shvedova upset 16th seed Lucie Šafářová in a 1st round thriller 6-4, 2-6, 8-6.[97] She then beat Monica Puig in the 2nd round 6-2, 7-6(6).[98] In the 3rd round, Shvedova was defeated by 21st seed Peng Shuai 7-6(7), 6-3.[99]

At the Miami Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Johanna Larsson 4-6, 6-7(4).[100]

Shvedova began her clay court season at the Family Circle Cup. In the 1st round, she beat Stefanie Vögele 7-5, 6-2.[101] In the 2nd round, Shvedova lost to 13th seed Irina-Camelia Begu 0-6, 7-6(4), 4-6.[102] Seeded 5th at the Copa Colsanitas, Shvedova reached her 1st WTA singles final since 2007 defeating Maryna Zanevska, qualifier Sachia Vickery, 2nd seed Monica Puig, and Mariana Duque Mariño. In the final, Shvedova lost to Teliana Pereira 6-7(2), 1-6.[103] As the top seed for qualifying at the Mutua Madrid Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Sesil Karatantcheva 3-6, 2-6. However, in doubles, she and Casey Dellacqua won the title defeating Garbiñe Muguruza/Carla Suárez Navarro in the final 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-5.[104] At the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-3. Ranked 69 at the French Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 7th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 2-6, 0-6.[105] In doubles, she and her partner, Casey Dellacqua, reached the final where they lost to Mattek-Sands/Šafářová 6-3, 4-6, 2-6.[106]

Shvedova only played one grass court warm up tournament before Wimbledon. At the Topshelf Open, she stunned top seed Eugenie Bouchard in the 1st round 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.[107] In the 2nd round, she beat Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-4.[108] In the quarterfinals, Shvedova was defeated by 5th seed and eventual champion Camila Giorgi 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9).[109] Ranked 79 at the Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 5-7, 7-6(5), 5-7.

Shvedova was the top seed for qualifying at the BRD Bucharest Open; she lost in the final round of qualifying to Cristina Dinu 3-6, 3-6.[110] At the İstanbul Cup, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Bojana Jovanovski 7-5, 3-6, 4-6.[111]

Shvedova began her US Open series at the Rogers Cup. She lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to Monica Puig 4-6, 4-6. At the Western & Southern Open, Shvedova qualified for the main draw defeating 23rd seed Jarmila Gajdošová and Mariana Duque Mariño. In the 1st round, she upset 9th seed Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 7-6(0).[112] In the 2nd round, she lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 3-6, 2-6.[113] In doubles, she and Dellacqua reached the final but lost to Chan Hao-ching/Chan Yung-jan 5-7, 4-6.[114] Seeded 2nd for qualifying at the US Open, Shvedova lost in the final round of qualifying to Tereza Mrdeža 7-5, 6-7(8), 6-7(4).[115] In doubles, Shvedova and Dellacqua advanced to the final where they were defeated by Hingis/Mirza 6-3, 6-3.[116]

At the Korea Open, Shvedova faced Christina McHale in her 1st round match. McHale won the 1st set 6-4; Shvedova led 2-1 in the 2nd set when she abandoned the match.[117] At the Tashkent Open, Shvedova beat 8th seed Andreea Mitu in the 1st round 7-5, 6-3.[118] In the 2nd round, she lost to Evgeniya Rodina 4-6, 6-7(4).[119] At the China Open, Shvedova lost in the final round of qualifying to 8th seed Irina Falconi 6-3, 2-6, 2-6.[120] After the China Open, Shvedova played for the 1st time at the Hong Kong Tennis Open. She beat Jarmila Gajdošová in the 1st round 6-4, 6-4.[121] In the 2nd round, she was defeated by 8th seed and doubles partner Alizé Cornet 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4.[122] In doubles, Shvedova and Cornet won the title beating Lara Arruabarrena/Andreja Klepač 7-5, 6-4.[123] Seeded 4th at the 1st edition of the Hua Hin Championships, Shvedova reached the final defeating wildcard Kamonwan Buayam, qualifier Liu Chang, Duan Yingying, and Qiang Wang. In the final, Shvedova beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-4 for her 1st WTA 125K title.[124] Shvedova played her final tournament of the year at the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger. Seeded 2nd, she made it to the quarterfinals beating Marina Melnikova and Amandine Hesse. In the quarterfinals, Shvedova faced 5th seed Kirsten Flipkens. Shvedova won the first set 6-4; Flipkens was leading 2-1 in the 2nd set when Shvedova pulled out of the tournament.[125]

Shvedova ended the year ranked 82 in singles and 6 in doubles.

2016[edit]

Shvedova at the 2016 French Open

Shvedova started the year by playing qualifying at the Shenzhen Open. As the top seed for qualifying, she made it to the main draw defeating Vera Dushevina and 6th seed Çağla Büyükakçay.[126] In the 1st round, she lost to Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-7(5).[127] Seeded 4th for qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Shvedova retired in the 1st round of qualifying to Sesil Karatantcheva. Ranked 70 at the Australian Open, Shvedova won her 1st round match over Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-4.[128] In the 2nd round, she lost to 15th seed Madison Keys 7-6(4), 3-6, 3-6.[129]

Shvedova qualified for the Dubai Tennis Championships beating 5th seed Zarina Diyas, Wang Yafan, and 4th seed Denisa Allertová. In the 1st round, she stunned 7th seed Roberta Vinci 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.[130] In the 2nd round, she was defeated by eventual champion Sara Errani 6-3, 6-0.[131] At the Qatar Total Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3.[132] At the BNP Paribas Open, Shvedova won her first two rounds over qualifier Kristýna Plíšková and 11th seed Lucie Šafářová. In the 3rd round, she lost to American qualifier Nicole Gibbs 0-6, 4-6.[133] Seeded 2nd for qualifying at the Miami Open, Shvedova was defeated in the final round of qualifying by 19th seed Kristýna Plíšková 6-3, 6-3. In doubles, she and Tímea Babos reached the final where they lost to Mattek-Sands/Šafářová 3-6, 4-6.[134]

Shvedova started her clay court season at the Volvo Car Open. She lost in the 2nd round to 5th seed Sara Errani 6-0, 6-3.[135] Seeded 15th for qualifying at the Mutua Madrid Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Mariana Duque Mariño 6-4, 6-2. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round of qualifying by 16th seed Ana Konjuh 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-3. Shvedova played her final tournament before the French Open at Strasbourg. She lost in the 1st round to Lucky Loser Virginie Razzano 3-6, 3-6.[136] Ranked 89 at the French Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by 13th seed and 2009 French Open Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.[137]

Shvedova began her grass court season at the Ricoh Open. She was defeated in the 1st round by 3rd seed and eventual finalist Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3.[138] However, in doubles, Shvedova and Oksana Kalashnikova won the title defeating Xenia Knoll/Aleksandra Krunić in the final 6-1, 6-1.[139] Playing at the 1st edition of the Mallorca Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to wildcard Daniela Hantuchová 6-1, 6-3.[140] At Eastbourne, Shvedova lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(2), 4-6. Ranked 96 at the Wimbledon Championships, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals in singles for the 1st time in her career defeating Julia Görges, 17th seed Elina Svitolina, 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki, and 28th seed Lucie Šafářová. In the quarterfinals, Shvedova lost to 8th seed, five time Wimbledon Champion, and former world No. 1 Venus Williams 6-7(5), 2-6.[141] In doubles, Shvedova and Tímea Babos reached the final upsetting top seeds Hingis/Mirza en route to the final.[142] In the final, Shvedova and Babos lost to the Williams sisters 3-6, 4-6.[143] Due to her quarterfinals result in singles at Wimbledon, Shvedova's ranking improved from 96 to 49.

Seeded 7th at the Swedish Open, Shvedova was up against world No. 79 Mona Barthel in the 1st round. Shvedova won the 1st set 6-4, and Barthel won the 2nd set 6-3. In the 3rd set, Barthel was up 3-0 when Shvedova retired due to a mid-back injury.[144] Representing Kazakhstan at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to Misaki Doi of Japan 3-6, 4-6.[145] In doubles, she and her compatriot, Galina Voskoboeva, faced Belgians Kirsten Flipkens/Yanina Wickmayer in the 1st round. Flipkens/Wickmayer won the 1st set 6-1. The match was not continued because Shvedova and Voskoboeva pulled out of the doubles event at the Olympics.

Seeded 6th for qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Ana Konjuh 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(7). Ranked 52 at the US Open, Shvedova made it to the 4th round for the 1st time in her career defeating Lara Arruabarrena, Qiang Wang, and Shuai Zhang. In the 4th round, she was defeated by World Number 1 Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3.[146]

At the Wuhan Open, Shvedova reached the 3rd round after wins over wildcard Zheng Saisai and 13th seed Roberta Vinci. She was defeated in the 3rd round by 4th seed Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3.[147] Ranked 39 at the China Open, Shvedova advanced to the quarterfinals defeating 7th seed Carla Suárez Navarro, Belinda Bencic, and Alizé Cornet. She lost in the quarterfinals to 3rd seed and eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska 1-6, 2-6.[148] Shvedova played her final tournament of the year at the Tianjin Open. Seeded 8th, she lost in the 1st round to Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-2.[149]

Shvedova ended the year ranked 33.

2017[edit]

Shvedova was supposed to start her season at the Shenzhen Open, but she withdrew. Seeded 1st for qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Shvedova lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Naomi Broady 1-6, 4-6. Ranked 39 at the Australian Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by 27th seed Irina-Camelia Begu 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.[150]

At St. Petersburg, she lost in the 1st round to Russian wildcard Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6, 4-6.[151] At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.[152] In March, Shvedova competed at the BNP Paribas Open where she lost in the 1st round to American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko 6-4, 2-6, 4-6.[153] At the Miami Open, Shvedova had her 1st win of the year when she defeated Jelena Janković in the 1st round 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3).[154] [155] In the 2nd round, she lost to 17th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-0.[156]

Shvedova started her clay court season at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. She lost in the 2nd round to Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-4.[157] At the Mutua Madrid Open, Shvedova was defeated in the 1st round by 8th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-3.[158] At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 9th seed Venus Williams 4-6, 6-7(4).[159] Seeded 7th at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Shvedova reached the quarterfinals beating qualifier Anna Zaja and wildcard Tatjana Maria. In|the quarterfinals, Shvedova retired after losing the 1st set 4-6 to Misaki Doi due to an injury.[160] Ranked 45 at the French Open, Shvedova lost in the 1st round to 5th seed Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3.[161]|

Shvedova missed the Wimbledon Championships due to undergoing ankle surgery.[162] As a result of this surgery, Shvedova will miss the rest of the season.[163]

Playing style[edit]

Shvedova is noted for her powerful serve, groundstrokes, and proficient net play. Her favorite serve is the flat serve down the T, her weakness is her consistency on the forehand side.

Personal life[edit]

Shvedova was born to Russian father Vyacheslav and Bashkir 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.[164][165]

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: 28 (13 titles, 15 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–4)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–3)
Tier II / Premier (2–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (7–6)
125K Series (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–9)
Grass (2–2)
Clay (2–4)
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
Runner-up 14. 9 July 2016 Wimbledon, London, Great Britain Grass Hungary Timea Babos United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 18 February 2017 Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk United States Abigail Spears
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–7 (7–9)

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]

As of 2017 French Open.

Russia Russia Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q3 2R 1R 2R A Q1 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 5–8
French Open Q1 1R Q1 3R QF 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 12–10
Wimbledon 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 1R 4R 2R 4R 1R QF A 13–10
US Open Q3 1R 1R 3R 1R Q1 2R 3R 1R Q3 4R A 8–7
Win-Loss 0–1 0–3 1–2 5–4 6–4 0–2 8–3 4–4 4–4 2–3 8–3 0–2 38–35

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 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R SF A 1R 2R A 5–4
French Open A A A A F A 1R A SF 1R 2R 2R 9–6
Wimbledon A A A 2R QF 2R 3R A A A SF A 9–5
US Open A A A A 2R 1R A A A QF QF A 5–4

Records[edit]

Tournament Year Record accomplished Player tied
Wimbledon 2012 Achieved a Golden Set[166] Pauline Betz (1943)
Tine Scheuer-Larsen (1995)

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

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