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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
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceBoynton Beach, United States
Born (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 31)[1]
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Turned proFebruary 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$3,028,338
Singles
Career record356–332
Career titles1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (4 October 2010)
Current rankingNo. 292 (11 September 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007, 2010, 2014)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon4R (2008)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record337–248
Career titles9 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (8 September 2014)
Current rankingNo. 69 (11 September 2017)
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: 11 September 2017.
Alla Kudryavtseva, 2015

Kudryavtseva has won one singles and eight doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as two singles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. 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 doubles rankings. Currently coached by Canadian Alain Humblet.

Pro careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Kudryavtseva debuted at the WTA Tour in the 2004 Kremlin Cup, where she could not succeed beyond the qualifying round. In the following season her best result in the WTA tour was reaching the 1st 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 Slams. 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 2nd Rounds 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 Taipei. At French open Kudryavtseva qualified for the second grand slam in a row and reached the third round, beating Gisela Dulko in the second round, and eventually losing to Maria Sharapova. Her best result in singles at a WTA tournament was reaching quarterfinal at the Barcelona KIA tournament. 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 Femminili 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 4th Round of Wimbledon, defeating 3rd-sedded Maria Sharapova in the second round, which is to date her best result in a Grand Slam singles event.

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 Chinese pair Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai. Kudryavtseva/Dushevina reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.

2010. The Russian two times in succession reached the finals in singles, becoming champion in Tashkent and before that runner-up Guangzhou. As a result, she reached a carrier high ranking of 56 and finished the year at number 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 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.

From 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 Internezionali BNL d'Italia and Toray Pan Pacific Open. Kudryavtseva returned to the top 50in doubles as a result of her successful season.

In 2014,Edit

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 Championships, 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 Championship 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 Su-wei/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 9 singles events including 3 grand slams; 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 2015 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 DC. They also reached quarterfinal of 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 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Beijing Hard   Ekaterina Makarova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / 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 runners-up)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (3–3)
Tier III, IV & V / International (5–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2007 Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Winner 1. September 23, 2007 Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India Hard   Vania King   Alberta Brianti
  Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2008 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Sara Errani
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]
Runner-up 3. October 11, 2009 China Open, Beijing, China Hard   Ekaterina Makarova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. May 22, 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay   Anastasia Rodionova   Alizé Cornet
  Vania King
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 2. June 20, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Anastasia Rodionova   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 3. February 19, 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Olga Govortsova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. June 12, 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Olga Govortsova   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. July 31, 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Olga Govortsova   Sania Mirza
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. September 15, 2013 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. October 20, 2013 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 6. January 4, 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Kristina Mladenovic
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. February 2, 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Peng Shuai
  Zhang Shuai
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]
Winner 7. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 8. October 12, 2014 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Sorana Cîrstea
  Andreja Klepač
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up 8. June 19, 2016 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Vania King   Karolína Plíšková
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 9. September 18, 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i)   Alexandra Panova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 10. July 29, 2017 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang, China Hard   Arina Rodionova   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. February 4, 2018 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Katarina Srebotnik   Timea Bacsinszky
  Vera Zvonareva
6–2, 1–6, [3–10]
Winner 9. April 8, 2018 Volvo Car Open, Charleston, United States Clay (green)   Katarina Srebotnik   Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

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.

Current through 2015 US Open

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q1 0 / 8 3–8
French Open A Q1 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q1 Q2 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 6 4–6
US Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R Q1 2R Q3 Q1 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 / 26 13–26
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 2R 1R A 2R LQ A LQ 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Miami A A A A 2R 2R 1R Q1 A Q1 Q1 0 / 3 2–3
Madrid Not Held A A LQ LQ A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing Tier II 1R 1R LQ A A LQ 0 / 2 0–2
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Not Premier 5 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Doha Tier II A Not Held NP5 Q1 A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 A A Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Montréal / Toronto A A A 2R 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 A A LQ 0 / 2 2–2
Cincinnati Tier III LQ 1R Q1 A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo A A A A LQ A A A A NP5 0 / 0 0–0
Career Statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 No.
Tournaments played 1 4 14 18 21 22 24 6 6 15 6 137
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Win–Loss 0–1 4–4 7–14 12–18 12–21 18–21 14–23 2–7 5–6 8–15 2–4 84–134
Year-End Ranking 216 138 90 71 90 61 104 208 176 98

DoublesEdit

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.

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2018 Volvo Car Open

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R 3R QF A 2R 0 / 11 15–11
French Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 11 8–11
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 1R 0 / 11 13–11
US Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 2R 0 / 11 16–11
Win–Loss 2–4 3–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 5–4 8–4 6–4 2–3 1–1 0 / 44 51–44
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held A NH 0 / 2 0–0
Year-End championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A SF A A A 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells 2R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF A 1R 0 / 9 6–9
Miami A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A QF 2R QF A QF 0 / 9 8–9
Madrid Not Held 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R SF 1R 0 / 8 5–8
Beijing Tier II F 1R 1R A 1R SF 2R A 1R 0 / 7 8–7
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A QF A Not Premier 5 SF NP5 A NP5 0 / 2 5–2
Doha T II A Not Held NP5 2R A QF NP5 A NP5 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Rome A 2R A 1R 1R 1R SF 1R SF A A 0 / 7 7–7
Montréal / Toronto A 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 8 4–8
Cincinnati Tier III 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF A A 2R 0 / 7 7–7
Tokyo A A A A A A SF NP5 0 / 1 2–1
Wuhan Not Held QF 2R A A 0 / 2 3–2
Career statistics
Tournaments played 13 21 22 23 24 19 19 23 14 14 13 9 214
Titles 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 9
Finals 2 1 1 2 3 0 2 4 0 1 1 2 19
Overall Win–Loss 15–12 17–21 18–22 23–22 23–22 9–19 24–18 37–20 23–16 24–14 10–13 11–8 382–361
Year-End Ranking 56 49 33 41 39 73 31 18 29 25 71 No. 15

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Alla Kudryavtseva at the Women's Tennis Association  
  • Alla Kudryavtseva at the International Tennis Federation  
  • Alla Kudryavtseva at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  • "Official Website". Archived from the original on 2013-08-15.
  • Alla Kudryavtseva on Twitter