Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Aliaksandra Aliaksandraŭna Sasnovich (Belarusian: Аляксандра Аляксандраўна Сасновіч; born 22 March 1994 in Minsk[1]) is a Belarusian tennis player. Sasnovich has won 11 singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She has reached Grand-Slam semifinal in doubles, at the 2019 US Open, together with Viktoria Kuzmova. She achieved her best singles ranking of No. 30 on 10 September 2018, and peaked at No. 45 in the WTA doubles rankings on 5 November 2019.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Аляксандра Сасновіч
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Sasnovich at the 2019 French Open
Full nameAliaksandra Aleksandrovna Sasnovich
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk, Belarus
Born (1994-03-22) 22 March 1994 (age 26)
Minsk, Belarus
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachVladimir Platenik
Prize moneyUS$ 3,184,027
Singles
Career record301–194 (60.8%)
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 30 (10 September 2018)
Current rankingNo. 95 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018, 2019)
French Open2R (2017, 2018, 2020)
Wimbledon4R (2018)
US Open3R (2018, 2020)
Doubles
Career record84–66 (56.0%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (5 November 2019)
Current rankingNo. 54 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2019, 2020)
French OpenQF (2020)
WimbledonQ1 (2016, 2017)
US OpenSF (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup23–14 (62.2%)
Last updated on: 14 September 2020.

Personal life and backgroundEdit

She has mother named Natalia and younger sister named Polina. Aliaksandra started playing tennis at the age of 9, and her father introduced her to sport. She stated that her favorite shot is backhand down the line, while her favorite surface is indoor hardcourt. Her favorite tournaments are US Open and Stuttgart Open. Sasnovich studying for a physical culture degree at university in Minsk. She speaks English, Belarusian, Russian and a little bit of French.[2]

National representationEdit

Fed CupEdit

Playing for Belarus at the Fed Cup, Sasnovich has a win–loss record of 23–14.[3] This record includes a 4–0 run in the first two rounds of the 2017 Fed Cup World Group, which propelled Belarus to upset victories against Netherlands and Switzerland and helped them reach their first Fed Cup final.

Career overviewEdit

2018: Most successful season so farEdit

Sasnovich started season really well, reaching final at the Brisbane International. It was her first Premier final, but she lost it against third seed Elina Svitolina. At the Australian Open, she won against Christina McHale and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, before she was stopped in third round by eighth seed Caroline Garcia. Also at the BNP Paribas Open, she reached third round where lose from Caroline Wozniacki. At the Miami Open, she reached the second round where Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stopped her. On the first part of clay-court season, Aliaksandra reachrd only second round of Ladies Open Lugano, first round of Prague Open, second round of Madrid Open and failed to qualify at the Italian Open. At the French Open, she was beaten by Kiki Bertens, in the second round. Also, she didn't start so well on grass courts, losing in first round of Rosmalen Championships and Mallorca Open, but she reached fourth round of Wimbledon, what is her best result of her Grand Slam participations. Not only fourth round, but she made one of her biggest career wins, defeating former twice Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitová, in the first round. In next round, she defeated Taylor Townsend, and in third round Daria Gavrilova, but was stopped in fourth round from former Wimbledon semifinalist, Jeļena Ostapenko.

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; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2020 French Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[4]
Australian Open Q1 Q1 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
French Open Q1 Q1 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Wimbledon Q2 2R 2R 1R 4R 1R NH 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 0 / 7 7–7 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 2–4 2–4 8–4 3–4 3–3 0 / 22 20–22 47%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 1R Q1 3R 2R NH 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Miami Open A A 1R 2R 2R 2R NH 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Madrid Open A A Q2 Q1 2R 3R NH 0 / 2 3–2 60%
China Open A A Q1 Q2 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open1 A A Q2 A A 2R Q2 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A Q2 Q1 Q1 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canadian Open A Q2 A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Wuhan Open A A A Q2 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Career statistics[5]
Tournaments 3 6 13 13 20 22 8 Career total: 85
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Career total: 2
Overall Win–Loss 2–3 6–5 9–14 17–14 26–22 15–22 9–9 0 / 85 84–89 49%
Win (%) 40% 55% 39% 55% 54% 41% 50% Career total: 49%
Year-end ranking2 142 103 121 87 30 67 $3,184,027

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[4]
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R 3R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
French Open A A A A A 3R 1R QF 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 1R 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
US Open A A A A A 1R SF 1R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 7–4 5–3 0 / 10 14–10 58%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Madrid Open A A A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
China Open A A A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Italian Open A A A A A A QF A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Wuhan Open A A A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Career statistics
Tournaments 3 4 1 1 0 6 11 4 Career total: 30
Overall Win–Loss 0 / 30
Year-end ranking3 160 218 329 N/A N/A 269 46

Notes

  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009 to 2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 Singles: 2010: WTA Ranking – 717, 2011: WTA Ranking – 830, 2012: WTA Ranking – 534, 2013: WTA Ranking – 135.
  • 3 Doubles: 2011: WTA Ranking – 1066, 2012: WTA Ranking – 300.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard   Irina-Camelia Begu 3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jan 2018 Brisbane International, Australia Premier Hard   Elina Svitolina 2–6, 1–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 2019 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i)   Ekaterina Alexandrova 1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (11 titles)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7–0)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2011 ITF Cagliari, Italy 10,000 Clay   Anne Schäfer 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2012 ITF Pomezia, Italy 10,000 Clay   Raluca Olaru 0–6, 6–1, 6–1
Win 3–0 Aug 2012 Neva Cup, Russia 10,000 Clay   Polina Vinogradova 1–6, 6–3, 6–0
Win 4–0 Nov 2012 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Lyudmyla Kichenok 6–0, 7–6(7–4)
Win 5–0 Mar 2013 ITF Netanya, Israel 10,000 Hard   Amandine Hesse 6–2, 7–5
Win 6–0 Mar 2013 ITF Netanya, Israel 10,000 Hard   Polina Vinogradova 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 7–0 Mar 2013 ITF Tallinn, Estonia 25,000 Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 8–0 Oct 2013 Internationaux de la Vienne, France 100,000 Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Win 9–0 Oct 2013 Open Nantes Atlantique, France 50,000+H Hard (i)   Magda Linette 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 10–0 Feb 2014 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Hard (i)   Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 6–2
Win 11–0 Jun 2014 Internazionali di Brescia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2012 ITF Tallinn, Estonia 10,000 Hard (i)   Lou Brouleau   Olga Kalyuzhnaya
  Jaimy-Gayle van de Wal
6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Oct 2012 Pro-Series Barnstaple, United Kingdom 75,000 Hard (i)   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Vesna Dolonc
3–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 Nov 2012 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
1–6, 6–2, [10–3]
Loss 2–2 Jan 2013 ITF Eilat, Israel 75,000 Hard   Corinna Dentoni   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Elina Svitolina
1–6, 3–6
Win 3–2 Mar 2013 ITF Netanya, Israel 10,000 Hard   Polina Leykina   Natela Dzalamidze
  Aminat Kushkhova
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Win 4–2 Mar 2013 ITF Netanya, Israel 10,000 Hard   Polina Monova   Lu Jiajing
  Lu Jiaxiang
6–1, 6–2
Win 5–2 Apr 2013 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Nicole Clerico
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
6–7(2–7), 6–4, [10–7]
Win 6–2 Nov 2013 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Ilona Kremen   Anna Danilina
  Olga Doroshina
7–6(7–3), 6–0
Win 7–2 Feb 2015 St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia 50,000 Hard (i)   Viktorija Golubic   Stéphanie Foretz
  Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–5

Grand Slam statisticsEdit

Career Grand Slam seedingsEdit

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2014 Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Not seeded
2015 Did not qualify Did not qualify Not seeded Not seeded
2016 Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded
2017 Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded
2018 Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded Not seeded
2019 Not seeded 32nd Not seeded Not seeded
2020 Not seeded Not seeded Not Held Not seeded

Best Grand Slam results detailsEdit

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2012 Fed Cup
World Group II Play-offs
WG2 P/O 21 April 2012 Yverdon-les-Bains,
Switzerland
  Switzerland Hard (i)   Stefanie Vögele L 0–6, 7–5, 3–6
22 April 2012   Timea Bacsinszky L 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
2013 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2013 Eilat, Israel   Georgia Hard   Margalita Chakhnashvili W 6–3, 6–2
7 February 2013   Austria   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner W 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
8 February 2013   Croatia   Ana Konjuh L 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 2–6
2014 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 4 February 2014 Budapest, Hungary   Turkey Hard (i)   Pemra Özgen W 6–4, 6–3
6 February 2014   Portugal   Maria João Koehler W 6–3, 6–4
7 February 2014   Bulgaria   Borislava Botusharova W 6–1, 6–3
P/O 9 February 2014   Netherlands   Richèl Hogenkamp L 3–6, 4–6
2015 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 4 February 2015 Budapest, Hungary   Georgia Hard (i)   Sofia Shapatava W 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
6 February 2015   Portugal   Michelle Larcher de Brito L 4–6, 2–6
2015 Fed Cup
World Group II Play-offs
WG2 P/O 19 April 2015 Tokyo, Japan   Japan Hard (i)   Ayumi Morita L 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 4–6
2016 Fed Cup
World Group II
WG2 6 February 2016 Quebec City, Canada   Canada Hard (i)   Françoise Abanda W 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
7 February 2016   Aleksandra Wozniak W 6–4, 6–4
2016 Fed Cup
World Group Play-offs
WG P/O 16 April 2016 Moscow, Russia   Russia Clay (i)   Daria Kasatkina L 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
17 April 2016   Margarita Gasparyan W 4–6, 6–1, 7–5
2017 Fed Cup
World Group
WG 11 February 2017 Minsk, Belarus   Netherlands Hard (i)   Michaëlla Krajicek W 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
12 February 2017   Kiki Bertens W 6–3, 6–4,
2017 Fed Cup
World Group
WG 22 April 2017 Minsk, Belarus   Switzerland Hard (i)   Viktorija Golubic W 6–3, 5–7, 7–5
23 April 2017   Timea Bacsinszky W 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
2017 Fed Cup
World Group
WG 11 November 2017 Minsk, Belarus   United States Hard (i)   CoCo Vandeweghe L 4–6, 4–6
12 November 2017   Sloane Stephens W 4–6, 6–1, 8–6
2018 Fed Cup
World Group
WG 10 February 2018 Minsk, Belarus   Germany Hard (i)   Antonia Lottner L 5–7, 4–6
2018 Fed Cup
World Group Play-offs
WG P/O 21 April 2018 Minsk, Belarus   Slovakia Hard (i)   Jana Čepelová W 7–6(8–6), 7–5
22 April 2018   Viktória Kužmová L 1–6, 6–7(3–7)

DoublesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2012 Fed Cup
W.G. II Play-offs
WG2 P/O 22 April 2012 Yverdon-les-Bains
Switzerland
  Switzerland Hard (i)   Darya Lebesheva   Belinda Bencic
  Amra Sadiković
L 7–6(7–5), 6–7(7–9), 5–7
2013 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2013 Eilat, Israel   Georgia Hard   Lidziya Marozava   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Sofia Kvatsabaia
W 6–2, 6–2
8 February 2013   Croatia   Lidziya Marozava   Darija Jurak
  Tereza Mrdeža
L 6–7(2–7), 3–6
2015 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 4 February 2015 Budapest, Hungary   Georgia Hard (i)   Vera Lapko   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Sofia Shapatava
W 6–3, 6–4
5 February 2015   Bulgaria   Vera Lapko   Dia Evtimova
  Viktoriya Tomova
W 7–5, 6–1
6 February 2015   Portugal   Vera Lapko   Bárbara Luz
  Inês Murta
W 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
2016 Fed Cup
World Group II
WG2 7 February 2016 Quebec City, Canada   Canada Hard (i)   Olga Govortsova   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Carol Zhao
W 6–2, 6–4
2017 Fed Cup
World Group
WG 12 November 2017 Minsk, Belarus   United States Hard (i)   Aryna Sabalenka   Shelby Rogers
  CoCo Vandeweghe
L 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 1 0 2 1 0 5
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Karolína Plíšková No. 6 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 2R 6–4, 6–2
2018
2.   Petra Kvitová No. 7 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 1R 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
3.   Kiki Bertens No. 10 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) 2R 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2019
4.   Elina Svitolina No. 4 Brisbane International, Australia Hard 2R 6–4, 0–6, 6–3
5.   Daria Kasatkina No. 10 Sydney International, Australia Hard 1R 6–1, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Саснович Александра Александровна. sportclub.by (in Russian). Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Bio".
  3. ^ Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Billie Jean King Cup  
  4. ^ a b "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  5. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External linksEdit