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Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Алла Александровна Кудрявцева; born 3 November 1987) is a retired Russian tennis player.
|Residence||Boynton Beach, United States|
|Born||3 November 1987|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Turned pro||February 2005|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||362–345 (51.2%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 56 (4 October 2010)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007, 2010, 2014)|
|French Open||3R (2007)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Career record||358–287 (55.5%)|
|Career titles||9 WTA, 15 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (8 September 2014)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012, 2016)|
|French Open||3R (2010, 2013)|
|US Open||QF (2015)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2014)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2016)|
|US Open||2R (2014)|
Kudryavtseva won one singles title and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as two singles titles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Women's 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. On 2 November 2021, Kudryavtseva announced on Instagram that she had retired from the sport.
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.
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.
Kudryavtseva started the season with a quarterfinal showing at Brisbane in singles defeating world No. 23, Karolína Plíšková, 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.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
|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|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[a]||NMS||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||Q1||A||A||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||Q1||2R||1R||A||2R||Q2||A||Q2||1R||A||A||A||0 / 4||2–4|
|Miami Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||2R||2R||1R||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||A||A||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Berlin / Madrid Open[b]||A||A||A||A||Q2||Q2||Q2||Q2||A||Q1||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||Q1||Q1||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||Q1||Q1||Q2||A||A||Q2||2R||A||A||0 / 3||3–3|
|Cincinnati Open||NMS||Q2||1R||Q1||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c]||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|China Open||NMS||1R||1R||Q2||A||A||Q2||Q1||A||Q1||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|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|
|Tour Championships||DNQ||SF||DNQ||0 / 1||1–1|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[a]||NMS||A||A||QF||A||2R||A||QF||SF||A||A||2R||A||A||A||0 / 5||9–5|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||2R||1R||3R||A||1R||1R||A||1R||2R||QF||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 9||6–9|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||A||QF||2R||QF||A||QF||A||NH||1R||0 / 10||8–10|
|Berlin / Madrid Open[b]||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||A||1R||2R||SF||1R||1R||A||NH||1R||0 / 10||5–10|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||1R||1R||SF||1R||SF||1R||A||2R||A||A||1R||0 / 10||8–10|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||1R||A||A||A||NH||0 / 8||4–8|
|Cincinnati Open||NMS||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||SF||A||A||2R||A||A||A||0 / 7||7–7|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c]||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||QF||2R||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 3||5–3|
|China Open||NMS||F||1R||1R||A||1R||SF||2R||A||1R||A||A||NH||0 / 7||8–7|
WTA 1000 finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit
|Loss||2009||China Open||Hard||Ekaterina Makarova||3–6, 1–6|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA 1000 (0–0)|
|WTA 500 (0–0)|
|WTA 250 (1–1)|
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2010||Guangzhou Open, China||International[d]||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
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA 1000 (0–1)|
|WTA 500 (3–3)|
|WTA 250 (6–7)|
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2007||Bangalore Open, India||Tier III[d]||Hard||Hsieh Su-wei||7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]|
|Win||1–1||Sep 2007||Sunfeast Open, India||Tier III||Hard||Vania King||6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||1–2||Jul 2008||Palermo Open, Italy||Tier IV[d]||Clay||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]|
|Loss||1–3||Oct 2009||China Open, China||Premier M[e]||Hard||Ekaterina Makarova|| Hsieh Su-wei
|Loss||1–4||May 2010||Internationaux de Strasbourg, France||International||Clay||Anastasia Rodionova||6–3, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Win||2–4||Jun 2010||Rosmalen Open, Netherlands||International||Grass||Anastasia Rodionova|| Vania King
|3–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Win||3–4||Feb 2011||Memphis Indoors, United States||International||Hard (i)||Olga Govortsova||6–3, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Win||4–4||Jun 2011||Birmingham Classic, Great Britain||International||Grass||Olga Govortsova|| Sara Errani
|1–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Loss||4–5||Jul 2011||Washington Open, United States||International||Hard||Olga Govortsova|| Sania Mirza
|Win||5–5||Sep 2013||Tournoi de Québec, Canada||International||Carpet (i)||Anastasia Rodionova|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Loss||5–6||Oct 2013||Kremlin Cup, Russia||Premier[d]||Hard (i)||Anastasia Rodionova||1–6, 6–1, [8–10]|
|Win||6–6||Jan 2014||Brisbane International, Australia||Premier||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||6–3, 6–1|
|Loss||6–7||Feb 2014||Pattaya Open, Thailand||International||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova|| Peng Shuai
|6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]|
|Win||7–7||Feb 2014||Dubai Championships, UAE||Premier||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|6–2, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Win||8–7||Oct 2014||Tianjin Open, China||International||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova|| Sorana Cîrstea
|6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]|
|Loss||8–8||Jun 2016||Eastbourne International, Great Britain||Premier||Grass||Vania King|| Karolína Plíšková
|Loss||8–9||Sep 2016||Tournoi de Québec, Canada||International||Carpet (i)||Alexandra Panova|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Loss||8–10||Jul 2017||Jiangxi International Open, China||International||Hard||Arina Rodionova|| Jiang Xinyu
|Loss||8–11||Feb 2018||St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia||Premier||Hard (i)||Katarina Srebotnik|| Timea Bacsinszky
|6–2, 1–6, [3–10]|
|Win||9–11||Apr 2018||Charleston Open, United States||Premier||Clay (green)||Katarina Srebotnik|| Andreja Klepač
María José Martínez Sánchez
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 10 (2 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit
|$100,000 tournaments (0–0)|
|$80,000 tournaments (0–2)|
|$60,000 tournaments (0–3)|
|$25,000 tournaments (1–3)|
|$15,000 tournaments (1–0)|
|Loss||Jul 2005||ITF Felixstowe, United Kingdom||25,000||Grass||Jarmila Wolfe||5–7, 1–6|
|Win||Sep 2005||ITF Balashikha, Russia||25,000||Clay||Vasilisa Bardina||2–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Loss||Nov 2005||ITF Busan, South Korea||50,000[f]||Hard||Kim So-jung||6–3, 1–6, 2–6|
|Loss||Mar 2006||ITF Las Palmas, Spain||25,000||Clay||Kirsten Flipkens||1–6, 4–6|
|Loss||Mar 2006||ITF St. Petersburg, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Alberta Brianti||1–6, 4–6|
|Loss||Oct 2006||ITF Beijing, China||50,000||Hard||Marina Erakovic||2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||Apr 2007||ITF Dothan, United States||75,000[g]||Clay||Latisha Chan||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||Jan 2013||ITF Eilat, İsrael||10,000[h]||Hard||Raluca Olaru||6–7(4), 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||Jun 2015||Eastbourne Trophy, United Kingdom||50,000||Grass||Anett Kontaveit||6–7(4), 6–7(2)|
|Loss||Feb 2016||Launceston International, Australia||75,000||Hard||Han Xinyun||1–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 19 (15 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit
|$100,000 tournaments (2–0)|
|$80,000 tournaments (1–0)|
|$60,000 tournaments (5–0)|
|$25,000 tournaments (4–4)|
|$15,000 tournaments (3–0)|
|Win||Mar 2004||ITF Melilla, Spain||10,000||Hard||Nina Bratchikova|| Anastasia Dvornikova
|Win||Apr 2004||ITF Bol, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Anna Bastrikova|| Victoria Azarenka
|Loss||Aug 2004||ITF Balashikha, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Olena Antypina|| Maria Goloviznina
|Loss||Mar 2005||ITF St. Petersburg, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Ekaterina Kosminskaya|| Nina Bratchikova
|Loss||Jul 2005||ITF Felixstowe, United Kingdom||25,000||Grass||Jarmila Wolfe|| Leanne Baker
|1–6, 6–4, 2–3 ret.|
|Win||Mar 2006||ITF Las Palmas, Spain||25,000||Hard||Nina Bratchikova|| Karolina Kosińska
|Win||Mar 2006||ITF Telde, Spain||25,000||Clay||Nina Bratchikova|| Sara Errani
|Loss||Mar 2006||ITF St. Petersburg, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Yuliya Beygelzimer|| Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
|Win||May 2006||ITF Saint-Gaudens, France||50,000||Clay||Ivana Abramović|| María José Argeri
|Win||Nov 2006||ITF Shenzhen, China||50,000||Hard||Hsieh Su-wei|| Akgul Amanmuradova
|Win||Nov 2007||ITF Minsk, Belarus||50,000||Hard||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova|| Vesna Manasieva
|Win||Nov 2007||ITF Poitiers, France||100,000||Hard (i)||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova|| Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
|2–6 6–4, [10–1]|
|Win||Oct 2012||ITF Saguenay, Canada||50,000||Hard (i)||Gabriela Dabrowski|| Sharon Fichman
|Win||Nov 2012||ITF Toronto, Canada||50,000||Hard (i)||Gabriela Dabrowski|| Eugenie Bouchard
|Win||Jan 2013||ITF Eilat, Israel||10,000||Hard||Raluca Olaru|| Ilona Kremen
|Win||Feb 2013||Vanessa Phillips Tournament, Israel||75,000||Hard||Elina Svitolina|| Corinna Dentoni
|Win||Mar 2013||ITF Irapuato, Mexico||25,000||Clay||Olga Savchuk|| Aleksandra Krunić
|4–6, 6–2, [10–6]|
|Win||Apr 2017||ITF Jackson, United States||25,000||Clay||Anna Zaja|| Alexa Guarachi
|Win||Jun 2017||Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Anna Blinkova|| Paula Kania
- ^ a b The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 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 Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
- ^ a b In 2009, the Berlin Open was replaced by the Madrid Open. The Premier Mandatory tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
- ^ a b In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
- ^ a b c d In 2009, the WTA Tier II tournaments were reclassified as WTA Premier tournaments, while the WTA Tier III tournaments, WTA Tier IV tournaments and WTA Tier V tournaments were reclassifed as WTA International tournaments. In 2021, the WTA Premier tournaments were reclassified as WTA 500 tournaments and WTA International tournaments as WTA 250 tournaments.
- ^ THe WTA Tier I tournaments were reclassifed as WTA Premier Mandatory & 5 in 2009 and later as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
- ^ 60,000 in 2017.
- ^ 75,000 in 2017.
- ^ 100,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $15,000 in 2017. However, there were some $15,000 even before 2017.
- ^ a b Alla Kudryavtseva Tennis Profile | News | Pictures – Yahoo! Eurosport UK
- ^ "Kudryavtseva and Srebotnik double up to win Charleston". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
- Alla Kudryavtseva at the Women's Tennis Association
- Alla Kudryavtseva at the International Tennis Federation
- Alla Kudryavtseva at ESPN.com
- Alla Kudryavtseva on Instagram
- Official Website at the Wayback Machine (archived 2013-08-15)