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Alexandra Dulgheru (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandra dulˈɡeru]; born 30 May 1989)[1] is a professional tennis player from Romania. On 11 April 2011, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 26. Her career high in doubles is No. 41, achieved on 4 July 2011.[1] She is coached by Gabriel Urpi.[2]

Alexandra Dulgheru
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Dulgheru in Wimbledon, 2014
Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceBucharest
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 30)
Bucharest, Romania
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro5 May 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,275,875
Singles
Career record371-244
Career titles2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (11 April 2011)
Current rankingNo. 163 (25 February 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016)
French Open3R (2010)
Wimbledon3R (2010)
US Open3R (2010)
Doubles
Career record85–98
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 41 (4 July 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2011)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon1R (2010, 2015)
US Open3R (2010)
Career record2–2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2011)
US Open1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–8
Last updated on: 28 February 2019.

Contents

PersonalEdit

Her father Dumitru is a pilot, and her mother Doina is an airline coordinator. Her sister Bianca is an assistant hotel manager.

She speaks Romanian, English, and Spanish, and she is currently studying economics at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.[3]

CareerEdit

Her best junior result came at the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Championship, where she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Tamira Paszek 6–4, 6–4. She also made the doubles final with Kristina Antoniychuk. They lost to Alisa Kleybanova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1–6, 2–6.[4] At the end of 2008 she was No. 346 in the WTA rankings.

2009: First WTA titleEdit

 
Dulgheru at the 2009 US Open

In April 2009, she finished runner-up to Kimiko Date-Krumm in a $75,000 tournament in Monzon.[5] Two weeks later, she won a $25,000 tournament in Bari, where she defeated Sandra Záhlavová in the final.

She made her WTA debut as a qualifier in the Warsaw Open. She defeated fellow Romanian qualifier Ágnes Szatmári 6–3, 6–4 in the first round. She followed that up with a 6–4, 6–3 win over 44th-ranked Sara Errani to advance to the quarterfinals, where she beat 95th-ranked Galina Voskoboeva 6–1, 7–5. She defeated world No. 36 and former world No. 5 Daniela Hantuchová 6–4, 6–7, 6–1 to reach her first WTA final, where she beat Alona Bondarenko 7–6, 3–6, 6–0.

Her next tournament was ECM Prague Open where she lost in the opening round to Carla Suárez Navarro. In Bad Gastein tournament, Alexandra suffered yet another opening-round exit at the hands of the fourth seeded Iveta Benešová.

In August 2009 she made her Grand Slam debut in US Open where she lost in the first round to eighth seeded Victoria Azarenka

In Linz tournament, she won in the first round over Sybille Bammer in two sets, before she lost to third seeded and eventual champion Yanina Wickmayer. She then lost in the first round BGL Luxembourg Open to Wickmayer.

These results brought her to be, by the year end, world No. 52 in the WTA rankings.

2010: Reaching top 30Edit

At the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, Alexandra entered both the singles and the doubles events, these being her first appearances at Melbourne. In singles she lost in the first round to qualifier Yanina Wickmayer in three sets, 6–1, 5–7, 8–10. In doubles she teamed up with compatriot Edina Gallovits. They lost in the first round to American-Czech team of Carly Gullickson/Vladimíra Uhlířová, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6.

The first highlight of the year came at the Barcelona Ladies Open where Alexandra reached the semifinals. She defeated Silvia Soler Espinosa, Sara Errani, Arantxa Parra Santonja, then lost in the semifinals to Roberta Vinci, 7–6, 1–6, 2–6.

Dulgheru got her first top-10 win at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia against world No. 3 Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–7, 6–1. In the third round, Dulgheru lost to Nadia Petrova 0–6, 6–3, 2–6.

At the Madrid Open, she defeated Elena Dementieva in the second round 6–1, 3–6, 7–5 for her second top 10. In third round she lost to Lucie Šafářová 7–6, 1–6, 6–7.

 
Alexandra Dulgheru at the 2010 Polsat Warsaw Open, where she defended her 2009 Premier title

She won her second WTA Premier title and second WTA overall at Polsat Warsaw Open where she was the defending champion. In the first rounds she won over Kateryna Bondarenko and Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, she won over Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 7–5. In the semifinals, she won over third seeded Li Na 6–4, 3–6, 6–4. In the final, she beat Zheng Jie 6–3, 6–4.

Grand Slams and injuryEdit

Playing at the French Open for the first time she defeated Lucie Hradecká 7–6, 4–6, 6–3 in the first round and Timea Bacsinszky 6–4, 6–2 in the second. She then lost to third seeded Caroline Wozniacki 3–6, 4–6.

In doubles, she teamed up with Alberta Brianti. They defeated the team of Jill Craybas and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–4 in the first round. Then they lost the match against fifth seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 5–7, 6–7.

Another semifinal followed at the UNICEF Open. For the first time in her career she was a seeded player (fifth seed) and following wins over Julie Coin, Alla Kudryavtseva and Yaroslava Shvedova, Alexandra eventually lost in the semifinals to Justine Henin.

A first time appearance at Wimbledon saw her entering the all three possible draws: singles, doubles and mixed doubles. In singles, the 31st seed Alexandra, defeated in the first round Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets: 6–2, 6–7, 6–1. She faced in the second round qualifier Romina Oprandi who she swept through in straight sets, 6–2, 6–0. Her victorious run ended in the third round where she lost to Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi, 1–6, 2–6. In the doubles event she teamed up with Alberta Brianti. They lost in the first round 1–6, 2–6 to American-Kazakh team and eventual Wimbledon champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. In the mixed-doubles section she teamed up with Spaniard David Marrero.

 
Dulgheru at the 2010 US Open

At the GdF Suez Grand Prix, second seeded Alexandra reached her fourth semifinal of the year. She won over Sandra Záhlavová, Anna Chakvetadze and Anastasija Sevastova being defeated in the semifinals by Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in three sets.

Following good form, Alexandra was second seeded at ECM Prague Open too. In the first round she defeated Italian Tathiana Garbin, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2. Soon after the victory she felt pain in her right knee and had to withdrew from the tournament ahead of her second round match with Slovenian Polona Hercog. The injury held her away from tennis for one month.

In August 2010 she returned to the courts preparing for the US Open Series. She entered the Cincinnati Masters where she lost in the first round to Russian Alisa Kleybanova, 4–6, 4–6.

She finally found her game at the US Open where she entered both singles and doubles events. In singles, being the 25th seed she won in the first round over French Julie Coin in straight sets. She then faced in the second round Swede Sofia Arvidsson whom she defeated also in straight sets. Her run came to an end in the third round where she lost to seventh seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva 2–6, 6–7. In the doubles event, partnering Slovak Magdaléna Rybáriková, Alexandra and her partner surprised in the first round third seeded Spanish duo consisting of Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez 6–4, 4–6, 7–6. In the second round Alexandra and her partner defeated the Romanian-Polish duo of Edina Gallovits and Klaudia Jans in straight sets. Their run was stopped by 14th seeded Russian duo of Elena Vesnina/Vera Zvonareva who defeated Alexandra and Magdaléna in two sets.

At the end of the year, she was ranked No. 29 in the WTA rankings.

2011: High ranked 26thEdit

Dulgheru started off the year losing in the first round of both of her first two tournaments in straight sets. Her poor form continued at the Australian Open losing to Ayumi Morita. Then in Miami, Dulgheru had a very good tournament. She won in the second round over Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 6–2, and in the third round over Johanna Larsson 6–2, 6–1. In the fourth round, she beat Peng Shuai, 6–3, 6–4. In the quarterfinals Dulgheru faced Sharapova, and they played a marathon match. Dulgheru won the first set 6–3. Then Sharapova won the second set, 8–6 in the tiebreak. In the third set, at 5–4 Dulgheru served for the match, but Sharapova got a break and then won the match in the third set tiebreak 7–5. After this, Dulgheru was ranked No. 26, her best ranking so far.

At the US Open, Dulgheru upset recent Wimbledon champion and fifth seed Petra Kvitová 7–6, 6–3 in the first round[6] before losing in the second to compatriot Monica Niculescu 3–6, 0–6.

2012: Injury and fall out of top 200Edit

Ranked no. 65 at the beginning of the year, Dulgheru won her only (ITF) title of the year in Cali, defending Mandy Minella with 6–3, 1–6, 6–3.

After consecutively losing openers in Bogotá, in Monterrey and in Acapulco, she played in the first round at Indian Wells with Irina Falconi, but after winning the first set 6–4, she retired in the second set (at 2–5) with a knee injury.

She came back on courts after eight months in November in a couple of ITF tournaments, yet with poor results. By the end of the year she was ranked No. 233.

2013: Slowly climbing backEdit

After making semifinals and then becoming winner in two ITF tournaments in Antalya, Alexandra returned to the WTA Tour with a protected ranking in Indian Wells, and defeated 6–4, 6–4 qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito, before losing in the second round 0–6, 6–4, 3–6 to 32nd seeded Peng Shuai. Next week, in Miami, she lost her opener to Anabel Medina Garrigues.

She received a wildcard for the qualifying tournament in Madrid, and she did qualify, but lost 5–7, 2–6 to eventual finalist Maria Sharapova in the first round. Still as a qualifier in Palermo, she had to retire in the first round at 1–5 in the first set with Lourdes Domínguez Lino due to right toe injury.

In Båstad she started better, defeating Caroline Garcia in two sets, but then she lost to Virginie Razzano 6–3, 0–6, 4–6 in the second round. In Toronto she had to play the qualifying matches again, and she qualified for the first round, where she lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in straight sets. But in Cincinnati she did not manage to qualify for the main draw, losing again to Sofia Arvidsson in the second qualifying round.

With a protected ranking she received an entrance directly in the first round at the US Open, and first she defeated Varvara Lepchenko in a tough game 6–7, 6–2, 7–6, before losing 2–6, 1–6 to 13th seeded Ana Ivanovic.

Before playing some smaller ITF tournaments, she ended her WTA Tour in Seoul, where she won in straight sets against wildcard Han Sung-hee, before losing in the second round to Lara Arruabarrena in three sets.

At the end of the year, Alexandra was ranked 164th in the WTA rankings.

2014: Return to top 100Edit

After inconsistent results on the WTA Tour, Dulgheru did very well in ITF tournaments, winning in Marseille and Dubai, and making semifinals in Campinas. The points she gathered made her climb up to No. 83 in the rankings by the end of year.

2015: Finalist in Kuala Lumpur and top 50 againEdit

In her first tournament of the year, she lost the opener in Shenzhen to Chinese Zheng Saisai 5–7, 7–5, 1–6. Then the played to qualify in Sydney but lost in the second qualifying round to Kristina Mladenovic 3–6, 2–6. At the Australian Open, she entered directly into the main draw but lost in the first round to Jarmila Gajdošová 3–6, 4–6.

In February, in Dubai she reached only the second qualifying tour, where she lost to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in three sets. But then she entered in Doha where she qualified to the main draw by defeating Gabriela Dabrowski, Jarmila Gajdošová and Zheng Saisai, then she made a big surprise by beating 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 Alizé Cornet in the first tour, but then she had to retire while playing in the second round with Caroline Wozniacki at 1–6, 0–3, due to upper respiratory tract infection.

She recovered soon and made it to her third WTA final of the career in Kuala Lumpur, after beating three seeds in four matches on the way: seed No. 2 Sabine Lisicki 6–4, 7–5 in the first round, Chinese Duan Yingying 6–4, 6–1 in the second, seed No. 8 Julia Görges 7–6, 7–5 in the quarterfinals, and seed No. 4 Gajdošová in a long three-setter (5–7, 7–5, 7–6) in the semifinals. She lost the final to top-seed and world No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets, 6–4, 2–6, 1–6. This brought her to be 72nd in the WTA rankings. Following this performance she entered the Miami Open and qualified for the event but lost in the first round to Elena Vesnina.

Dulgheru began her clay-court season in Charleston where she again lost in the first round to Ajla Tomljanovic. She then played for Romania at the 2015 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs and won both matches against Françoise Abanda and world No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard. Dulgheru then received a wildcard for the Madrid Open but retired in the third set against former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic after taking the first set.

Dulgheru had another great tournament at the Premier 5 Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She qualified for the event and defeated Misaki Doi, 12th seed Lucie Šafářová and eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova (her fourth career top-10 win). She lost to world No. 2 Simona Halep in the quarterfinals but her performance brought her back into top 50.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Winner–Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (2–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2009 Warsaw Open, Poland Premier Clay   Alona Bondarenko 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–0
Win 2–0 May 2010 Warsaw Open, Poland (2) Premier Clay   Zheng Jie 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Mar 2015 Malaysian Open, Malaysia International Hard   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner–Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2010 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Magdaléna Rybáriková   Alexandra Panova
  Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2013 Swedish Open, Sweden International Clay   Flavia Pennetta   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Klára Zakopalová
1–6, 4–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (11–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 May 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Liana Balaci 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 22 May 2005 Piteşti, Romania Clay   Anamaria-Alexandra Sere 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 19 November 2006 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Liana Balaci 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 15 July 2007 Toruń, Poland Clay   Stefanie Vögele 2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 5 August 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Sorana Cîrstea 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 11 April 2009 Monzón, Spain Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 5–7, 2–6
Winner 2. 26 April 2009 Bari, Italy Clay   Sandra Záhlavová 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 20 September 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Tathiana Garbin 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 27 September 2009 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 10 October 2009 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Zuzana Kučová 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 12 February 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay   Mandy Minella 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 27 January 2013 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 8 June 2014 Marseille, France Clay   Johanna Larsson 6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 15 November 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 12 July 2015 Contrexéville, France Clay   Yulia Putintseva 6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 22 January 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 3–6, ret.
Winner 10. 25 June 2017 Montpellier, France Clay   Shérazad Reix 6–2, 6–2
Winner 11. 27 August 2017 Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary Clay   Ganna Poznikhirenko 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: 9 (3–6)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Mihaela Moldovan   Corina-Claudia Corduneanu
  Diana Enache
2–2 ret.
Runner-up 2. 13 May 2006 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Claire de Gubernatis   Margalita Chakhnashvili
  İpek Şenoğlu
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 23 September 2006 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Valeria Pulido-Velasco   Betina Jozami
  Daniela Múñoz Gallegos
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 18 November 2006 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Marcella Koek   Tegan Edwards
  Oksana Pavlova
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 November 2006 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Marcella Koek   Stefanie Haidner
  Biljana Pavlova
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. 24 March 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Vojislava Lukić   Giulia Gatto-Monticone
  Darya Kustova
7–5, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 29 September 2007 Granada, Spain Hard   Monica Niculescu   Marta Marrero
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 2 April 2010 Monzón, Spain Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Yayuk Basuki
  Riza Zalameda
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 2 December 2011 Dubai, UAE Hard   Akqul Amanmuradova   Nina Bratchikova
  Darija Jurak
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Absent 1R 1R 1R A Q2 1R 2R A Q3 1–5
French Open Absent 3R 2R A A Q2 2R 1R Q1 2R 5–5
Wimbledon Absent 3R 2R A A Q2 1R A A 2R 4–4
US Open A 1R 3R 2R A 2R 2R 1R A A Q3 5–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 6–4 3–4 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 0–0 2–2 15–20
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0–0
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A 2R 2R 1R 2R A A 1R A A 2–5
Miami A A 2R QF A 1R A 1R 1R A A 4–5
Madrid NH A 3R 1R A 1R Q1 1R A A A 2–4
Beijing NT I A 2R 1R A A A 1R A A 1–3
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai NT I A 2R 2R Not Premier 5 Q2 NP5 A NP5 2–2
Doha A Not Held NP5 A A Q2 NP5 A NP5 A 0–0
Rome A A 3R 1R A A A QF A A A 5–3
Canada A Q1 1R A A 1R A A A A 0–2
Cincinnati NT I Q1 1R A A Q2 Q1 Q1 A A 0–1
Tokyo A A 2R 1R A A Not Premier 5 1–2
Wuhan Not Held A 1R A A 0–1
Career statistics
Titles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Finals 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Win–Loss 0–0 6–5 33–24 13–20 1–7 4–8 5–6 12–17 3–9 2–1 1–1 80–98
Year-end ranking 385 51 29 70 238 157 105 57 280 193 148

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open 1R 3R 2R Absent 3–3
French Open 2R 3R Absent 2R 4–3
Wimbledon 1R Absent 1R 0–2
US Open 1R 3R 1R A 1R A A 2–4
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 4–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 9–11

Record against other playersEdit

Dulgheru's win-loss record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Player Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Victoria Azarenka 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 Loss (3–6, 2–6) at 2010 Miami Open
  Kim Clijsters 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 Loss (1–6, 2–6) at 2011 Sydney International
  Justine Henin 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2010 's-Hertogenbosch Open
  Ana Ivanovic 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 Loss (1–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wuhan Open
  Dinara Safina 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1) at 2010 Rome Open
  Maria Sharapova 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 Loss (6–4, 3–6, 2–6) at 2014 US Open
  Caroline Wozniacki 0–4 0% 0–3 0–1 0–0 Loss (1–6, 0–6) at 2016 ASB Classic
Number 2 ranked players
  Simona Halep 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (1–6, 0–6) at 2015 Rome Open
  Angelique Kerber 0–3 0% 0–3 0–0 0–0 Loss (2–6, 4–6) at 2016 Australian Open
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 0–2 0% 0–1 0–0 0–1 Loss (2–6, 1–4 ret.) at 2011 China Open
  Petra Kvitová 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 Loss (5–7, 6–3, 4–6) at 2012 Sydney International
  Na Li 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2010 Warsaw Open
  Garbiñe Muguruza 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (3–6, 2–6) at 2014 Hobart International
  Vera Zvonareva 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 Loss (6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2012 Australian Open
Number 3 ranked players
  Elena Dementieva 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–1, 3–6, 7-5) at 2010 Madrid Open
  Nadia Petrova 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (0–6, 6–3, 2-6) at 2010 Rome Open
Number 4 ranked players
  Kimiko Date-Krumm 2–1 67% 1–1 0–0 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2014 Dubai ITF Challenge
  Francesca Schiavone 0–3 0% 0–3 0–0 0–0 Loss (3–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2014 Limoges Open
  Samantha Stosur 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (6–3, 0–6, 2–6) at 2010 Stuttgart Open
Number 5 ranked players
  Eugenie Bouchard 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (3–6, 4–6) at 2016 Charleston
  Anna Chakvetadze 1–0 100% 0-0 1–0 0–0 Loss (7–6(7–5), 1–6, 6–2) at 2010 Budapest
  Sara Errani 3–1 75% 0–0 3–1 0–0 Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2011 Marbella Open
  Daniela Hantuchová 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 Loss (5–7, 3–6) at 2011 Stuttgart Open
  Lucie Šafářová 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 Won (1–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)) at 2015 Rome Open
Number 6 ranked players
  Carla Suárez Navarro 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (6-4, 3-6, 3–6) at 2009 Prague Open
Number 7 ranked players
  Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (2–6, 1–6) at 2010 Dubai Championships
  Karolína Plíšková 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (4-6, 7–5, 6–7(7–9)) at 2015 Kremlin Cup
  Patty Schnyder 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6-2, 6–2) at 2010 Dubai Championships
  Roberta Vinci 0–4 0% 0–1 0–2 0–1 Loss (3–6, 1–4 ret.) at 2014 İstanbul Cup
Number 8 ranked players
  Ekaterina Makarova 2–1 67% 1–0 1–1 0–0 Loss (4–6, 2–6) at 2016 Rabat Grand Prix
Number 9 ranked players
  Timea Bacsinszky 3–0 100% 0–0 3–0 0–0 Won (6-4, 6–2) at 2010 French Open
  Andrea Petkovic 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (3–6, 0–6) at 2011 Brisbane International
Number 10 ranked players
  Dominika Cibulková 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (0–6, 3–6) at 2010 ASB Classic
  Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2010 Kremlin Cup
Total 19–48 28.36% 5–28 13–17 1–3


Wins over top 10s per seasonEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2010
1.   Dinara Safina No. 3 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay 3rd round 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
2.   Elena Dementieva No. 7 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, Spain Clay 3rd round 6–1 3–6, 7–5
2011
3.   Petra Kvitová No. 6 US Open, New York Hard 1st round 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2015
4.   Eugenie Bouchard No. 7 Fed Cup, Montréal Hard Play-off 6–4, 6–4
5.   Ekaterina Makarova No. 8 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay 3rd round 6–4, 6-3

ReferencesEdit

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