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İpek Şenoğlu (born 8 June 1979), nicknamed İpeko, is a former Turkish tennis player.

İpek Şenoğlu
Country (sports) Turkey
Residenceİstanbul
Born (1979-06-08) 8 June 1979 (age 40)
Eskişehir
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2012
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$261,244
Singles
Career record143–140
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking293 (5 July 2004)
Doubles
Career record254–201
Career titles21 ITF
Highest ranking53 (19 October 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon3R (2009)
US Open3R (2004)

She first made history in June 2004 when she was accepted into the women's doubles qualifying for Wimbledon. Though Şenoğlu did not advance into the main draw of Wimbledon, she became the first Turk ever to play in a qualifying tournament for a Grand Slam event.

On 15 May 2005, Venus Williams played a show game with Şenoğlu on the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, the first tennis match ever to be played across two continents. The event was organized as a promotion ahead of the 2005 İstanbul Cup and lasted five minutes only on the north side of the bridge. After the exhibition, they both threw a tennis ball into the Bosporus.[1]

She and partner Yaroslava Shvedova reached the semifinals of the 2009 Italian Open, a WTA Premier event. Following this event, İpek's WTA doubles rank rose to No. 76. Her peak doubles rank has been No. 53.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 19 April 2008 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Maria Kirilenko
  Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 6–4

ITF finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (2–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 September 2001 Chennai, India Clay   Radhika Tulpule 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 2. 7 December 2002 Pune, India Hard   Kateryna Bondarenko 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 25 May 2003 Almeria, Spain Hard   Kildine Chevalier 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2003 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Tsvetana Pironkova 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Winner 1. 17 August 2003 London, England Hard   Hannah Collin 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 24 August 2003 Westende, Belgium Clay   Eveline Vanhyfte 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 18 April 2004 Morelia, Mexico Hard   Natalia Garbellotto 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 31 October 2004 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Virág Németh 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 13 February 2006 Algarve, Portugal Hard   Carla Suárez Navarro 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 18 June 2006 Lleida, Spain Hard   Sandhya Nagaraj 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 44 (21–23)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 September 1995 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Pavlina Bartunkova   Susan Bowman
  Kirsi Lampinen
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. 18 August 1996 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Dessislava Topalova   Khoo Chin-bee
  Alice Pirsu
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2000 Ankara, Turkey Clay   Kalina Diankova   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Marina Lazarovska
2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winner 3. 10 June 2001 Ankara, Turkey Clay   Elena Yaryshka   Maša Vesenjak
  Urška Vesenjak
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 30 September 2001 Kastoria, Greece Clay   Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova   Maria Pavlidou
  Asimina Kaplani
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 24 February 2002 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Eszter Molnár   Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
  Giorgia Mortello
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 5 May 2002 Bournemouth, England Clay   Christina Zachariadou   Anna Hawkins
  Jane O'Donoghue
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 4 August 2002 Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Alberta Brianti   Neuza Silva
  Frederica Piedade
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 27 April 2003 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Jana Macurová
  Gabriela Chmelinová
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 4. 11 May 2003 Tortosa, Spain Clay   Frederica Piedade   Liana Ungur
  Ma. Pilar Sanchez Alayeto
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. 25 May 2003 Almeria, Spain Hard   Neuza Silva   Romy Farah
  Astrid Waernes
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 6. 29 June 2003 Orestiada, Greece Hard   Daniela Berček   Eleftheria Makromaridou
  Anna Koumantou
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 10 August 2003 Wrexham, Wales Hard   Pemra Özgen   Yvonne Doyle
  Karen Nugent
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 24 August 2003 Westende, Belgium Clay   Eveline Vanhyfte   Leslie Butkiewicz
  Kim Kilsdonk
4–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 14 September 2003 Madrid, Spain Clay   Liana Ungur   Lisa D'Amelio
  Jennifer Debodt
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 20 October 2003 Cardiff, Wales Hard (i)   Claire Curran   Surina De Beer
  Ilke Gers
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 25 April 2004 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard   Jorgelina Cravero   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Frederica Piedade
5–7, 0–6
Winner 9. 23 May 2004 Beijing, China Hard   Līga Dekmeijere   Rui Du
  Liu Nannan
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 10. 30 May 2004 Tongliao, China Hard   Līga Dekmeijere   Anna Bastrikova
  Nina Bratchikova
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 10. 13 June 2004 Beijing, China Hard (i)   Līga Dekmeijere   Chuang Chia-jung
  Wynne Prakusya
3–6, 1–6
Winner 11. 4 July 2004 Los Gatos, United States Hard   Sofia Arvidsson   Nana Smith
  Lilia Osterloh
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 28 September 2004 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anousjka van Exel   Emma Laine
  Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
6–1, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 11 October 2004 Glasgow, Scotland Hard (i)   Claire Curran   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 31 October 2004 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Kathrin Wörle-Scheller   Olena Antypina
  Hana Šromová
7–6(9–7), 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 5 December 2004 Raanana, Israel Hard   Bahia Mouhtassine   Tzipora Obziler
  Shahar Pe'er
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 15. 13 February 2006 Algarve, Portugal Hard   Liana Ungur   Émilie Bacquet
  Chayenne Ewijk
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 5 March 2006 Raanana, Israel Hard   Gabriela Velasco Andreu   Iveta Gerlová
  Veronika Raimrova
2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 12. 12 March 2006 Haifa, Israel Hard   Gabriela Velasco Andreu   Iryna Brémond
  Yana Levchenko
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 17. 7 May 2006 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Matea Mezak   Tzipora Obziler
  Romina Oprandi
6–4, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 13. 14 May 2006 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Margalita Chakhnashvili   Claire de Gubernatis
  Alexandra Dulgheru
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 24 September 2006 Mytilini, Greece Hard   Anna Koumantou   Maja Kambič
  Alexandra Panova
2–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 1 October 2006 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Petra Cetkovská   Vasilisa Davydova
  Marina Shamayko
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 15. 29 October 2006 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Sorana Cîrstea
  Katie O'Brien
w/o
Runner-up 19. 19 February 2007 St. Paul, United States Hard (i)   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Sofia Arvidsson
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 20. 11 March 2007 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard   Martina Babáková   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
3–6, 3–6
Winner 16. 13 May 2007 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Korina Perkovic   Anna Smith
  Roxane Vaisemberg
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Winner 17. 20 May 2007 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Korina Perkovic   Anna Fitzpatrick
  Ana Veselinović
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 17 July 2007 Boston, United States Hard   Līga Dekmeijere   Melinda Czink
  Natalie Grandin
1–6, 3–6
Winner 18. 28 October 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Kim Kilsdonk
  Elise Tamaëla
6–1, 6–2
Winner 19. 29 June 2008 Périgueux, France Clay   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–4
Winner 20. 6 July 2008 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Neuza Silva   Melanie Klaffner
  Frederica Piedade
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 27 July 2008 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Stéphanie Foretz Gacon   Corinna Dentoni
  Anastasia Pivovarova
4–6, 1–6
Winner 21. 3 October 2010 Athens, Greece Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko   Eleni Daniilidou
  Petra Martić
w/o
Runner-up 23. 24 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania Hard   Maria Elena Camerin   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Elena Bogdan
7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 6–4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venus Williams' match stretches two continents". Hürriyet. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2009.

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