Alla Kudryavtseva

Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Russian: Алла Александровна Кудрявцева; born 3 November 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player.

Alla Kudryavtseva
Алла Кудрявцева
Alla Kudryavtseva 5, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
During the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceBoynton Beach, United States
Born (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 33)[1]
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Turned proFebruary 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,195,561
Singles
Career record362–345 (51.2%)
Career titles1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (4 October 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007, 2010, 2014)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon4R (2008)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record354–278 (56.0%)
Career titles9 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (8 September 2014)
Current rankingNo. 516 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2012, 2016)
French Open3R (2010, 2013)
WimbledonQF (2014)
US OpenQF (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016)
French Open2R (2016)
WimbledonQF (2016)
US Open2R (2014)
Last updated on: 9 September 2020.
Alla Kudryavtseva, 2015

Kudryavtseva has won one singles title and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as two singles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 4 October 2010, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 56. On 8 September 2014, she peaked at No. 15 in the WTA doubles rankings. Currently, she is coached by Canadian Alain Humblet.[2]

Pro careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Kudryavtseva debuted on the WTA Tour at the 2004 Kremlin Cup, where she could not succeed beyond the qualifying rounds. In the following season, her best WTA Tour result was reaching the first rounds of the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm in singles and the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in doubles.

Her first major appearance was at the 2006 Australian Open, where she could not win a qualification round. The same result was seen at the other three Grand Slam tournaments. Among her more notable results in that season were reaching the singles quarterfinals of the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata, India, and the semifinals in doubles of the Tashkent Open, with Canadian Stéphanie Dubois.

2007–11: Steady progressEdit

In 2007, Kudryavtseva qualified for main draw of the Australian Open, reaching the second round in singles and doubles. With Hsieh Su-wei she reached her first WTA final at the Sony Ericsson International in Bangalore, India, losing to a pair from Taiwan. At the French Open, Kudryavtseva qualified for the second Grand Slam in a row and reached the third round, beating Gisela Dulko in the second, and eventually losing to Maria Sharapova. Her best result in singles at a WTA tournament was reaching quarterfinals at Barcelona. At Wimbledon, Kudryavtseva earned first Grand Slam direct entry but drew the eventual champion Venus Williams and lost in three sets. Later that year in Kolkata, Kudryavtseva with Vania King won her first title.

In 2008, partnering with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, she reached the final at the Internazionali di Palermo, losing to Sara Errani and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She played alongside several doubles partners, including King and Vera Dushevina. In singles, Kudryavtseva fought her way through the fourth round of Wimbledon, defeating third-seeded Sharapova in the second round, which is to date her best result in a Grand Slam singles event.

In 2009, Kudryavtseva progressed in doubles in the next season, climbing with Ekaterina Makarova to the final of the Premier Mandatory China Open, eventually losing to Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai. Kudryavtseva/Dushevina reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.

In 2010, the Russian two times in succession reached the finals in singles, becoming champion in Tashkent and before that runner-up in Guangzhou. As a result, she reached a career-high ranking of 56 and finished the year at No. 61 in the world in singles. With her new partner Anastasia Rodionova she also reached two finals in doubles, winning the UNICEF Open.

In the 2011 season, she and Olga Govortsova reached three WTA Tour finals at the Cellular South Cup, Aegon Classic and Citi Open, the first two of which they won.

Kudryavtseva and Makarova became quarterfinalists of the 2012 Australian Open, eventually losing to Errani/Vinci; this became her best result in a Grand Slam doubles tournament. However, her 2012 season was rather poor, eventually skipping the WTA Tour for ITF tournaments at season end.

2013: Breakthrough in doublesEdit

The back and forth switching of ITF and WTA tournaments continued until showing with Rodionova significant results since late April. They won the Challenge Bell, and also reached the final of the Kremlin Cup. Furthermore, the two became semifinalists at the Premier 5 events Italian Open and Pan Pacific Open. Kudryavtseva returned to the top 50 in doubles as a result of her successful season.

2014Edit

Kudryavtseva/Rodionova continued their successful partnership starting the year with a title at Brisbane. The second title came in February in Dubai, where they defeated Kops-Jones and Spears in the final. Their biggest Grand Slam result came at Wimbledon, where they lost in the quarterfinal against Babos/Mladenovic. They also reached the semifinals in Cincinnati and Beijing, the quarterfinals in Miami, Doha and Wuhan. Their last title of the season came at an international event in Tianjin, which also led them into the WTA Championships in Singapore.

In their debut Championships in Singapore appearing Kudryavtseva/Rodionova beat a fourth-seeded team of Makarova/Vesnina, 4–6, 6–2, [10–6]. In the semifinals, they were defeated by title defenders Hsieh Su-wei/Peng Shuai, 6–1, 6–4. As a consequence, Kudryavtseva pushed into the top 20 in doubles, reaching a career-high ranking of 15.

In addition to the success in doubles, Kudryavtseva qualified for nine singles events including three Grand Slam tournaments; Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. She was able to finish the year in the top 100 at No. 96 for the first time since 2010.

2015Edit

Kudryavtseva started the season with a quarterfinal showing at Brisbane in singles defeating world No. 23, Karolina Pliskova, in the second round. She paired with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in hopes for Olympics and reached semifinals at Dubai, Charleston, Rome and Washington. They also reached quarterfinals of the US Open but fell one spot short of qualifying for the WTA Finals and went to Singapore as an alternate. Kudryavtseva finished the year at 170 in singles and 29 in doubles.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2009 China Open, Beijing Hard   Ekaterina Makarova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2010 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Jarmila Groth 1–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2010 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Elena Vesnina 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 20 (9 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier M & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (3–3)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–7)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2007 Bangalore Open, India Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Win 1–1 Sep 2007 Sunfeast Open, India Hard   Vania King   Alberta Brianti
  Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Jul 2008 Internazionali di Palermo, Italy Clay   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Sara Errani
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]
Loss 1–3 Oct 2009 China Open Hard   Ekaterina Makarova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6
Loss 1–4 May 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Anastasia Rodionova   Alizé Cornet
  Vania King
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Win 2–4 Jun 2010 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands Grass   Anastasia Rodionova   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 3–4 Feb 2011 Cellular South Cup, United States Hard (i)   Olga Govortsova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 4–4 Jun 2011 Aegon Classic, Great Britain Grass   Olga Govortsova   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 4–5 Jul 2011 Citi Open, United States Hard   Olga Govortsova   Sania Mirza
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Win 5–5 Sep 2013 Challenge Bell, Canada Carpet (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5–6 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 6–6 Jan 2014 Brisbane International, Australia Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Kristina Mladenovic
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
Loss 6–7 Feb 2014 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Peng Shuai
  Zhang Shuai
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]
Win 7–7 Feb 2014 Dubai Championships,
United Arab Emirates
Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Win 8–7 Oct 2014 Tianjin Open, China Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Sorana Cîrstea
  Andreja Klepač
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 8–8 Jun 2016 Eastbourne Classic, Great Britain Grass   Vania King   Karolína Plíšková
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 8–9 Sep 2016 Challenge Bell, Canada Carpet (i)   Alexandra Panova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 8–10 Jul 2017 Jiangxi International Open,
China
Hard   Arina Rodionova   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
3–6, 2–6
Loss 8–11 Feb 2018 St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia Hard (i)   Katarina Srebotnik   Timea Bacsinszky
  Vera Zvonareva
6–2, 1–6, [3–10]
Win 9–11 Apr 2018 Charleston Open, United States Clay (green)   Katarina Srebotnik   Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit 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. 10 July 2005 ITF Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass   Jarmila Wolfe 5–7, 1–6
Winner 2. 4 September 2005 ITF Balashikha, Russia Clay   Vasilisa Bardina 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1 November 2005 ITF Busan, South Korea Hard   Kim So-jung 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 5 March 2006 ITF Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Kirsten Flipkens 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 March 2006 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Alberta Brianti 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 29 October 2006 ITF Beijing, China Hard   Marina Erakovic 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 22 April 2007 ITF Dothan, United States Clay   Latisha Chan 4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 27 January 2013 ITF Eilat, İsrael Hard   Raluca Olaru 6–7(4), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 5 June 2015 Eastbourne Trophy, United Kingdom Grass   Anett Kontaveit 6–7(4), 6–7(2)
Runner-up 10. 7 February 2016 Launceston International, Australia Hard   Han Xinyun 1–6, 1–6

Doubles: 19 (15–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 March 2004 ITF Melilla, Spain Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Anastasia Dvornikova
  Irena Nossenko
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 14 April 2004 ITF Bol, Croatia Clay   Anna Bastrikova   Victoria Azarenka
  Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 30 August 2004 ITF Balashikha, Russia Hard (i)   Olena Antypina   Maria Goloviznina
  Elena Vesnina
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 20 March 2005 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Ekaterina Kosminskaya   Nina Bratchikova
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–7(2), 2–6
Runner-up 5. 9 July 2005 ITF Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass   Jarmila Wolfe   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
1–6, 6–4, 2–3 ret.
Winner 6. 5 March 2006 ITF Las Palmas, Spain Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Karolina Kosińska
  Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 12 March 2006 ITF Telde, Spain Clay   Nina Bratchikova   Sara Errani
  Giulia Gabba
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 25 March 2006 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Yuliya Beygelzimer   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Yulia Solonitskaya
1–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 15 May 2006 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Ivana Abramović   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
6–2, 6–0
Winner 10. 12 November 2006 ITF Shenzhen, China Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Iroda Tulyaganova
2–0 ret.
Winner 11. 10 November 2007 ITF Minsk, Belarus Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Vesna Manasieva
  Ekaterina Lopes
6–0, 6–2
Winner 12. 25 November 2007 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Alicja Rosolska
2–6 6–4, [10–1]
Winner 13. 28 October 2012 ITF Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Gabriela Dabrowski   Sharon Fichman
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–2, 6–2
Winner 14. 4 November 2012 ITF Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Gabriela Dabrowski   Eugenie Bouchard
  Jessica Pegula
6–2, 7–6(2)
Winner 15. 27 January 2013 ITF Eilat, Israel Hard   Raluca Olaru   Ilona Kremen
  Pemra Özgen
6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 3 February 2013 ITF Eilat, Israel Hard   Elina Svitolina   Corinna Dentoni
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
6–1, 6–3
Winner 17. 9 March 2013 ITF Irapuato, Mexico Clay   Olga Savchuk   Aleksandra Krunić
  Amra Sadiković
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Winner 18. 8 April 2017 ITF Jackson, United States Clay   Anna Zaja   Alexa Guarachi
  Ronit Yurovsky
6–2, 6–0
Winner 19. 24 June 2017 Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom Grass   Anna Blinkova   Paula Kania
  Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–4

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open A Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 8 3–8
French Open A Q1 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q1 Q2 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 A 0 / 6 4–6
US Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R Q1 2R Q3 Q1 Q2 A 0 / 7 3–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 26 13–26
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A Q1 2R 1R A 2R Q2 A Q2 1R A A A 0 / 4 2–4
Miami A A Q1 Q2 2R 2R 1R Q1 A Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Madrid Not Held Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 A Q1 Q1 A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing Tier II 1R 1R Q2 A A Q2 Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 2 0–2
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Not Premier 5 Q1 NP5 A NP5 0 / 0 0–0
Doha Tier II A Not Held NP5 Q1 A 1R NP5 A NP5 A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A Q1 A 1R Q1 Q1 A A Q1 A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Montréal / Toronto A A A 2R 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 A A Q2 2R A A 0 / 3 3–3
Cincinnati Tier III Q2 1R Q1 A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo A A A A Q2 A A A A NP5 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 No.
Tournaments played 0 2 14 18 21 22 23 6 6 15 8 4 2 0 141
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 7–14 12–18 12–21 18–21 14–23 2–6 5–6 8–15 2–8 5–4 0–2 0–0 86–140
Year-end ranking 216 138 90 71 90 61 104 208 176 98 170 138 351 681

DoublesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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 and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

Current after the 2021 Italian Open.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R 3R QF A 2R A A A 0 / 11 15–11
French Open A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 12 8–12
Wimbledon A A 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 1R 1R A NH 0 / 12 13–12
US Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 2R A A 2R 0 / 12 15–12
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 5–4 8–4 6–4 2–3 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 0 / 47 51–47
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Year-end championships
Tour Championships Did Not Qualify SF Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 1–1
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A 2R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF A 1R A NH 0 / 9 6–9
Miami A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A QF 2R QF A QF A NH 1R 0 / 10 8–10
Madrid Not Held 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R SF 1R 1R A NH 1R 0 / 10 5–10
Beijing Tier II F 1R 1R A 1R SF 2R A 1R A A NH 0 / 7 8–7
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A QF A Not Premier 5 SF NP5 A NP5 A NP5 A 0 / 2 5–2
Doha A A T II A Not Held NP5 2R A QF NP5 A NP5 2R NP5 A NP5 0 / 3 4–3
Rome A A A 2R A 1R 1R 1R SF 1R SF 1R A 2R A A 1R 0 / 10 8–10
Montréal / Toronto A A A 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A A NH 0 / 8 4–8
Cincinnati Tier III 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF A A 2R A A A 0 / 7 7–7
Tokyo A A A A A A A A SF NP5 0 / 1 2–1
Wuhan Not Held QF 2R A A A A NH 0 / 2 3–2
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 6 11 18 22 25 24 18 19 25 21 14 12 19 0 7 7 221
Titles 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Finals 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 2 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 19
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 4–6 8–11 16–18 18–22 24–23 23–22 9–17 24–18 38–20 28–19 24–14 9–12 12–7 0–0 2–6 2–7 241–232
Year-end ranking 210 115 56 49 33 41 39 73 31 18 29 25 71 54 341 No. 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alla Kudryavtseva Tennis Profile | News | Pictures – Yahoo! Eurosport UK
  2. ^ "Kudryavtseva and Srebotnik double up to win Charleston". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2020-11-12.

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