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Alexandra Alexandrovna Panova (Russian: Александра Александровна Панова, born 2 March 1989) is a Russian professional tennis player.

Alexandra Panova
Александра Панова
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Alexandra Panova at the 2016 US Open (qualifying)
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Born (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 30)
Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,262,878
Singles
Career record391–295
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 71 (30 July 2012)
Current rankingNo. 410 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2012)
US Open1R (2011, 2012, 2015)
Doubles
Career record247–174
Career titles7 WTA, 16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 38 (18 January 2016)
Current rankingNo. 64 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2015)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2012, 2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1
Last updated on: 27 May 2019.

On 30 July 2012, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 71. On 18 January 2016, she peaked at No. 38 in the doubles rankings.

She has won seven doubles titles on the WTA Tour. On the ITF Women's Circuit, she won two of her 16 doubles titles with her older sister Olga Panova.

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CareerEdit

2009Edit

In January, Panova obtained an invitation from the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play JB Group Classic with her compatriot Anna Chakvetadze (she replaced Maria Sharapova for injury) and Vera Zvonareva, and then she entered the Australian Open women's qualifying singles unseeded and made it to the qualifying third round before losing to unseeded Julia Schruff of Germany 6–7, 4–6.

2011Edit

In August, Panova made her grand slam debut at the US Open by coming through qualifying. In the first round she faced the 8th seed Marion Bartoli, a match that she ended up losing 5–7, 3–6.[1]

2012Edit

In February Panova made it to her first WTA final at the Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, upsetting the 5th seed Gisela Dulko along the way. She lost to Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino in the final, but won the doubles championship. She then won her second doubles title of the year at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.

At the US Open, Panova faced then-world No. 1 and eventual runner-up, Victoria Azarenka, in the first round and was heavily defeated, losing in straight sets and winning just one game.

2013Edit

Panova participated in the Fed Cup final against Italy. She lost a marathon match against Roberta Vinci in the first rubber 7–5, 5–7, 6–8. Panova squandered a 7–5, 5–2, 40–15 lead. Italy went on to win the Fed Cup tie 3–0.

2014Edit

Panova made a positive start to 2014 by qualifying for the main draw of the Brisbane International by defeating Katarzyna Piter, Alizé Lim and No. 3 seed, Hsieh Su-wei. In the first round of the main draw she faced Kaia Kanepi and lost in three sets.

Panova won her fourth WTA doubles title at the Baku Cup, partnering with British Heather Watson. In the final they crushed Raluca Olaru and Shahar Pe'er.[2]

Now with Margarita Gasparyan as her doubles partner, Panova reached the finals of the Tashkent Open, losing to Krunić/Siniaková. This was Gasparyan's first WTA final in her career.

2015Edit

Panova entered the main draw at the Australian Open through qualifying. She won her first ever match at a Grand Slam by beating Sorana Cîrstea in the first round. She then came up against fellow countrywoman Maria Sharapova in the second round and lost in three sets after having two match points on her serve.

2016Edit

Panova started the new season losing in qualifying tournaments of Brisbane, Australian Open and St. Petersburg. She received her first main draw entry at the Malaysian Open, losing there in the first round. She renewed herself in Bogota, where she has been traditionally playing well. There Panova defeated the first-seeded Elina Svitolina, saving five match points in the third set after being 3–6 behind Svitolina.[3]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 February 2012 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–0)
International (6–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 September 2010 Tashkent Open Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Alexandra Dulgheru
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 18 February 2012 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, Bogotá Clay   Eva Birnerová   Mandy Minella
  Stefanie Vögele
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 28 April 2012 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes Clay   Petra Cetkovská   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Alexandra Cadanțu
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Runner-up 1. 3 February 2013 PTT Pattaya Open Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Casey Dellacqua
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 23 February 2013 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, Bogotá Clay   Eva Birnerová   Tímea Babos
  Mandy Minella
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 27 July 2014 Baku Cup Hard   Heather Watson   Raluca Olaru
  Shahar Pe'er
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 13 September 2014 Tashkent Open Hard   Margarita Gasparyan   Aleksandra Krunić
  Kateřina Siniaková
2–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 2 August 2015 Baku Cup (2) Hard   Margarita Gasparyan   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Olga Savchuk
6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. 3 October 2015 Tashkent Open (2) Hard   Margarita Gasparyan   Vera Dushevina
  Kateřina Siniaková
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 18 September 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City Carpet (i)   Alla Kudryavtseva   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 29 July 2018 Moscow River Cup Clay   Galina Voskoboeva   Anastasia Potapova
  Vera Zvonareva
0–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 19 October 2018 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Hard (i)   Laura Siegemund   Darija Jurak
  Raluca Olaru
6–2, 7–6(7–2)

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (8–7)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 May 2005 Kiev, Ukraine Clay   Oxana Lyubtsova 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 2–0 ret.
Runner-up 1. 24 September 2006 Mytilini, Greece Hard   Anna Gerasimou 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1 October 2006 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Madlen Kadur 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 5 May 2008 Changwon, Korea Hard   Xie Yanze 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 12 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Chang Kai-chen 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 21 March 2010 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Neuza Silva 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 18 July 2011 A Coruña, Spain Clay   Gail Brodsky 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 5 September 2011 Saransk, Russia Clay   Marina Melnikova 6–0, 6–2
Winner 5. 2 October 2011 Telavi, Georgia Clay   Alexandra Cadanțu 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 16 September 2013 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Kateryna Kozlova 6–4, 0–6, 7–5
Winner 7. 29 September 2013 Telavi, Georgia Clay   Victoria Kan 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 9 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 16 March 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 5–7, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 7 May 2017 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Myrtille Georges 1–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 22 April 2018 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Anastasia Pribylova 6–2, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 28 (16–12)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 2005 Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Olga Panova   Olga Govortsova
  Kateryna Polunina
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 29 May 2005 Kiev, Ukraine Clay   Olga Panova   Vasilisa Davydova
  Kristina Movsesyan
6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. 22 September 2006 Mytilini, Greece Hard   Maja Kambič   Anna Koumantou
  İpek Şenoğlu
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 29 September 2006 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Nicole Clerico   Amra Sadiković
  Stefanie Vögele
6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 5. 12 September 2008 Rousse, Bulgaria Clay   Ksenia Pervak   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Eugeniya Pashkova
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Winner 6. 8 March 2009 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Ekaterina Bychkova
  Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 22 March 2009 Redding, United States Hard   Tomoko Yonemura   Anna Orlik
  Maša Zec Peškirič
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 26 April 2009 Dothan, United States Clay   Ekaterina Bychkova   Julie Ditty
  Carly Gullickson
6–2, 1–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 3. 20 March 2010 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard   Eugeniya Pashkova   Alyona Sotnikova
  Maryna Zanevska
5–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 3 April 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet   Ksenia Pervak   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
7–6(9–7), 2–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 4. 9 May 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Marina Erakovic   Misaki Doi
  Kotomi Takahata
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 4 June 2010 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Ksenia Pervak   Andreja Klepač
  Tadeja Majerič
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 8. 20 December 2010 Pune, India Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Anna Shkudun
  Sachie Ishizu
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 6. 21 March 2011 Moscow, Russia Hard   Olga Panova   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
3–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 8 July 2011 Biarritz, France Clay   Urszula Radwańska   Erika Sema
  Roxane Vaisemberg
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 25 July 2011 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Galina Voskoboeva
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 8 August 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko   Andreja Klepač
  Ekaterina Lopes
w/o
Runner-up 9. 26 March 2012 Osprey, United States Clay   Lesia Tsurenko   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–2, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 10. 13 May 2012 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Urszula Radwańska   Katalin Marosi
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 4–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 10. 29 Jul 2013 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard   Vesna Dolonc   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 7 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Lyudmyla Kichenok   Laura Thorpe
  Stephanie Vogt
6–1, 6–3
Winner 12. 15 March 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu   María Irigoyen
  María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 13. 30 June 2014 Contrexéville, France Clay   Laura Thorpe   Irina-Camelia Begu
  María Irigoyen
6–3, 4–0 ret.
Winner 14. 15 November 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Olga Savchuk
3–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Runner–up 11. 1 May 2016 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Shelby Rogers   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
6–7(4–7), 0–6
Winner 15. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Julia Glushko   Jessica Pegula
  Maria Sanchez
7–5, 6–4
Runner–up 12. 9 June 2018 Brescia, Italy Clay   Anastasia Pribylova   Cristina Dinu
  Ganna Poznikhirenko
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 16. 28 October 2018 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Anna Blinkova   Viktorija Golubic
  Arantxa Rus
6–1, 6–1

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 Q3 1R Q2 2R Q2 A 1–2
French Open Q2 Q1 Q1 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 A Q2 0–1
Wimbledon A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 A 0–1
US Open Q1 Q3 1R 1R Q3 Q3 1R Q2 Q1 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 0-0 0-0 1–6

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A A 1R 3–6
French Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R A A 5–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R Q1 2R 2R 1R A 1R 2–7
US Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 3–6
Win–Loss 1–3 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–4 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-2 13–26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wimbledon Champion Kvitova beaten in round one". BBC. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Heather Watson and Alexandra Panova win WTA Baku Cup". BBC Sport. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ WTA Staff (13 April 2016). "Svitolina Stunned In Bogota". wtatennis.com. WTA Tennis. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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