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İpek Soylu (born 15 April 1996) is a professional Turkish female tennis player.

İpek Soylu
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) (6) def. Ipek Soylu (TUR) (21300614406).jpg
Soylu at the 2015 US Open
Country (sports) Turkey
ResidenceIstanbul
Born (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 23)
Adana
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGoran Prpić
Prize money$397,021
Official websiteipeksoylu.com
Singles
Career record243–159 (60.4%)
Career titles0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 151 (31 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 269 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open1R (2016)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record163–89 (64.7%)
Career titles3 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (17 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 359 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13–10 (56.5%)
Last updated on: 2 September 2019.

Soylu has won three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, her biggest coming at the 2016 WTA Elite Trophy. She has also won twelve singles and 18 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 31 October 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 151. On 17 April 2017, she peaked at No. 63 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Her sole Grand Slam title as a junior came in 2014, when she partnered Jil Teichmann of Switzerland to win the doubles title at the US Open.[1]

Playing for Turkey at the Fed Cup, Soylu has accumulated a win–loss record of 13–10. She is also a member of the Enkaspor tennis team.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2016, Soylu won her first three WTA titles, all in the doubles discipline, the biggest coming at the WTA Elite Trophy where she partnered Xu Yifan.[3] That year, she also won two other doubles titles, one on home soil at the İstanbul Cup and the other at the Tashkent Open, partnering Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru respectively.

That same year, she also made her Grand Slam tournament main-draw debut after qualifying for the French Open. She drew wild card Virginie Razzano in the first round and lost to the French veteran in three sets.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2016 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Andreea Mitu   Xenia Knoll
  Danka Kovinić
w/o
Win 2–0 Sep 2016 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Raluca Olaru   Demi Schuurs
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–3
Win 3–0 Oct 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, China Elite Hard (i)   Xu Yifan   Yang Zhaoxuan
  You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2016 Bol Open, Croatia 125K Clay   Raluca Olaru   Xenia Knoll
  Petra Martić
3–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 21 (12 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 2012 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 10,000 Hard (i)   Isabella Shinikova 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 May 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Camilla Rosatello 7–5, 6–1
Win 2–1 Aug 2013 ITF İzmir, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Gabriela van de Graaf 7–5, 6–3
Win 3–1 Sep 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Giulia Bruzzone 4–6, 6–0, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Oct 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Anna Morgina 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 4–2 Jan 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Despina Papamichail 6–3, 7–6(0)
Win 5–2 Apr 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Deniz Khazaniuk 7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Win 6–2 Jun 2014 ITF Adana, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Başak Eraydın 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win 7–2 Jun 2014 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Melis Sezer 6–3, 6–4
Loss 7–3 Aug 2014 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan 6–7(4), 1–6
Loss 7–4 Aug 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Clothilde de Bernardi 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 7–5 May 2015 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay   Daria Kasatkina 6–7(4), 1–6
Win 8–5 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey 50,000 Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 8–6 Jun 2016 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Xu Shilin 7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 8–7 Sep 2016 ITF Zhuhai, China 50,000 Hard   Olga Govortsova 1–6, 2–6
Loss 8–8 Jul 2017 ITF Bursa, Turkey 60,000 Clay   Sofya Zhuk 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(5)
Win 9–8 Mar 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Nadja Gilchrist 6–3, 6–3
Win 10–8 Apr 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Magali Kempen 7–6(2), 6–4
Win 11–8 May 2019 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Yuan Yue 7–6(2), 6–1
Win 12–8 Jun 2019 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard   Katherine Sebov 6–7(2), 7–6(5), 6–3
Loss 12–9 Jul 2019 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Jesika Malečková 3–6, 4–6

Doubles (18–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 May 2012 İstanbul, Turkey Clay   Başak Eraydın   Liu Chang
  Zhang Nannan
3–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 2. 16 June 2013 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Melis Sezer   Başak Eraydın
  Jasmina Tinjić
6–4, ret.
Runner-up 1. 23 August 2013 İzmir, Turkey Hard   Julia Stamatova   Khristina Kazimova
  Christina Shakovets
4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 27 December 2013 İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Elise Mertens   Yuuki Tanaka
  Ekaterina Yashina
6–0, 7–6(3)
Winner 4. 18 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Melis Sezer   Despina Papamichail
  Gaia Sanesi
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. 25 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Melis Sezer   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Veronika Kapshay
6–3, 4–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 29 March 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Susanne Celik
  Kotomi Takahata
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 5 April 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Melis Sezer   Denisa Allertová
  Chantal Škamlová
2–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 7 June 2014 Adana, Turkey Hard   Başak Eraydın   Alona Fomina
  Ekaterina Tsiklauri
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 20 June 2014 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Ayla Aksu   Elke Lemmens
  Julia Stamatova
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 7. 31 October 2014 İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Xenia Knoll   Ayla Aksu
  Müge Töpsel
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 26 December 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Ayla Aksu   Jana Fett
  Adrijana Lekaj
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2015 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Nina Stojanović   Samantha Crawford
  Asia Muhammad
0–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 16 May 2015 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Pemra Özgen   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner-up 7. 22 May 2015 Caserta, Italy Clay   Alice Matteucci   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Sofia Shapatava
0–6, 6–7(6)
Winner 9. 3 July 2015 Denain, France Clay   Elise Mertens   Xenia Knoll
  Florencia Molinero
7–6(3), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 14 November 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Elise Mertens   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Maria Sakkari
6–7(6), 4–6
Winner 10. 26 February 2016 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i)   Arantxa Rus   Lina Gjorcheska
  Dea Herdželaš
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Arina Rodionova
  Valeriya Strakhova
1–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 1 July 2016 Rome, Italy Clay   Xu Shilin   Réka Luca Jani
  Sofia Shapatava
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 15 April 2017 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Veronika Kudermetova   Ksenia Lykina
  Polina Monova
4–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 13. 6 August 2017 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Anna Kalinskaya   Nicoleta Dascalu
  Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–2
Winner 14. 15 June 2018 Padua, Italy Clay   Anastasia Zarycká   Dea Herdželaš
  Tereza Mrdeža
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 10 August 2018 Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Başak Eraydın   Yana Sizikova
  Ulrikke Eikeri
2–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 19 January 2019 Monastir, Tunisia Hard   Zhang Ying   Claudia Hoste Ferrer
  Julia Terziyska
6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 30 March 2019 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Jacqueline Cabaj Awad   Gozal Ainitdinova
  Ekaterina Kazionova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 17. 21 May 2019 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Haruka Kaji
  Risa Ozaki
6–1, 6–3
Winner 18. 16 June 2019 Akko, Israel Hard   Silvia Njirić   Shelly Bereznyak
  Yekaterina Dmitrichenko
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 11. 30 August 2019 Verbier, Switzerland Clay   Kathinka von Deichmann   Xenia Knoll
  Simona Waltert
4–6, 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doublesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 US Open Hard   Jil Teichmann   Vera Lapko
  Tereza Mihalíková
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey's İpek Soylu claims historic title in junior girls' doubles at US Open". Hurriyet Daily News. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ "İpek Soylu'dan ITF JR Klasmanı'nda en iyi derece". Enka Spor Kulübü (in Turkish). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Turkish tennis player Ipek Soylu wins doubles finals at WTA Elite Trophy tournament in China". DAILY SABAH. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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