Anastasiya Yakimova

Anastasiya Yakimova (Belarusian: Настасся Аляксееўна Якімава; Russian: Анастасия Алексеевна Екимова; born 1 November 1986) is a former tennis player from Belarus. She made it to the third round of the 2007 Australian Open, defeating Ai Sugiyama of Japan, a seeded player, on the way in the second round.

Anastasiya Yakimova
Настасся Якімава
Anastasiya Yakimova US Open 2011.jpg
Yakimova at the 2011 US Open
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Born (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 35)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,075,533
Singles
Career record355–240 (59.7%)
Career titles0 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking49 (31 July 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2007)
French Open2R (2006, 2008)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2012)
US Open2R (2011)
Doubles
Career record134–105 (56.1%)
Career titles2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking67 (19 June 2006)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–13

The last tournament on the ITF Women's Circuit she played in August 2017, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

CareerEdit

Yakimova began the year by qualifying for the 2009 Medibank International Sydney. She defeated Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, Sophie Ferguson and Klára Zakopalová en route to qualifying. She faced Annabel Medina Garrigues in the first round and lost in three sets. She then headed to the Australian Open where she lost to Gisela Dulko, also in three sets. She played her first ITF tournament of the year at the $50k event in Cali, Colombia. As the fourth seed, Yakimova battled through to the final where she defeated Rossana de los Ríos to take her seventh ITF title.

She then qualified for both Indian Wells and Miami, two Premier Mandatory events. In Indian Wells, she defeated Varvara Lepchenko before falling to reigning champion Ana Ivanovic. In Miami, she beat fellow Olga Govortsova and then 13th seed Marion Bartoli to reach the third round. There she lost to Alisa Kleybanova.

At the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, Yakimova qualified and managed to make it to her first WTA quarterfinal of the year. She defeated Sorana Cîrstea and Magdaléna Rybáriková before falling to eventual champion, Roberta Vinci. She then played in the $50k Saint-Gaudens event as the top seed. She made it to the final where she defeated Yanina Wickmayer for her second title of the year. Then, in Strasbourg she received main-draw entry without qualifying. She defeated Maret Ani in the first round before falling to eventual finalist Aravane Rezaï.

At the 2009 French Open, she was drawn against comeback player Maria Sharapova in the first round, losing in three sets.

In 2011, she won the $100k Bahamas Open.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Before 2009 Starting in 2009
Tier I (0–0) Premier M (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (2–0) International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 May 2006 İstanbul Cup, Turkey Clay   Alona Bondarenko   Sania Mirza
  Alicia Molik
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 1 October 2007 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Tatiana Poutchek
  Anastassia Rodionova
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 21 February 2010 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay   Olga Savchuk   Gisela Dulko
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
2–6, 6–7(8)

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 25 (13–12)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 2002 ITF Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Evgenia Linetskaya 2–6, 1–6
Win 1. Feb 2003 ITF Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard   Caroline Ann Basu 6–3, 6–1
Loss 2. Jul 2003 ITF Toruń, Poland Clay   Marta Domachowska 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Win 2. Mar 2004 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Emma Laine 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 3. Aug 2004 ITF Balashikha, Russia Clay   Yvonne Meusburger 3–6, 7–6, 0–6
Loss 4. Oct 2004 ITF Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Olga Savchuk 4–6, 4–6
Win 3. Nov 2004 ITF Poitiers, France Carpet (i)   Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian 7–5, 6–2
Win 4. Oct 2005 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard (i)   Ana Timotić 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. Apr 2006 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Martina Müller 6–7, 6–2, 0–6
Loss 6. May 2006 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Selima Sfar 4–6, 5–7
Loss 7. Sep 2007 ITF Denain, France Clay   Olivia Sanchez 2–6, 6–1, 1–6
Win 5. Jul 2008 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Anna Gerasimou 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 8. Oct 2008 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 2–6, 0–6
Win 6. Nov 2008 ITF Phoenix, Mauritius Hard   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 3–6, 6–2, 1–0 ret.
Win 7. Feb 2009 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 6–3, 6–0
Win 8. May 2009 Open Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 7–6(0)
Win 9. Aug 2009 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nikola Hofmanova 6–0, 6–4
Win 10. Apr 2010 ITF Monzón, Spain Hard   Zuzana Kučová 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 9. Apr 2010 ITF Dothan, United States Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 1–6, 4–6
Win 11. Mar 2011 Bahamas Open Hard   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–2
Loss 10. May 2011 ITF Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay   Sloane Stephens 3–6, 1–6
Win 12. Sep 2011 Ningbo Challenger, China Hard   Erika Sema 7–6(3), 6–3
Loss 11. Apr 2012 ITF Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Hard   Ksenia Milevskaya 5–7, 7–6(5), 4–6
Loss 12. Apr 2012 ITF Vic, Spain Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya 4–6, 2–6
Win 13. Aug 2015 ITF Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Irene Burillo Escorihuela 6–1, 6–7(3), 6–2

Doubles: 18 (11–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2004 ITF Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Darya Kustova   Irina Bulykina
  Katarína Kachlíková
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 16 August 2005 Bronx Open, United States Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 25 September 2005 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Olena Antypina
  Hana Šromová
7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 2 October 2005 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard (i)   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Anna Bastrikova
  Nina Bratchikova
2–6, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 30-Jan-2006 ITF Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (i)   Tatiana Poutchek   Lucie Hradecká
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 14 May 2006 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Tatiana Poutchek   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 13 May 2007 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Tatiana Poutchek   Mădălina Gojnea
  Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–0
Winner 6. 29 July 2007 ITF Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Carla Suárez Navarro   Martina Müller
  Claudine Schaul
6–7, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 12 November 2007 ITF Deauville, France Carpet (i)   Akgul Amanmuradova   Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 31 March 2008 ITF Patras, Greece Clay   Tzipora Obziler   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 14 April 2008 Open de Saint-Malo, France Clay   Renata Voráčová   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1 September 2008 ITF Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Kyra Nagy   Carmen Klaschka
  Andrea Petkovic
0–6, 6–2, [3–10]
Winner 8. 6 October 2008 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Chayenne Ewijk   Carmen Klaschka
  Laura Siegemund
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 9 February 2009 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay   Frederica Piedade   Betina Jozami
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
3–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 19 April 2010 ITF Dothan, United States Clay   Alina Jidkova   María Irigoyen
  Teodora Mirčić
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 10 May 2010 Open Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Olga Savchuk   Claire Feuerstein
  Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
2–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 7 February 2011 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Arantxa Rus   Claire Feuerstein
  Ksenia Lykina
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 11 August 2017 ITF Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Carlota Molina Megías   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Arabela Fernández Rabener
6–4, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 3R QR 1R 1R Q1 1R 0 / 6 2–6
French Open A A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R 0 / 7 2–7
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R QR 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 2–6
US Open A A A A QR 1R Q1 Q1 1R Q2 2R Q1 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–3 1–1 0–4 0–2 2–3 1–3 0 / 22 7–22
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 2R Q1 Q1 1R 0 / 5 2–5
Miami A A A A QR 2R 2R A 3R Q1 2R 1R 0 / 5 5–5
Madrid not held A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing not held not Tier I A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai not Tier I A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Doha not Tier 1 A not held NP5 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati not held not Tier I A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Tokyo A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 1 11 17 25 24 25 28 22 31 31 23 238
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 4–1 26–11 37–17 36–25 39–24 24–26 44–26 36–20 36–30 42–29 23–24 0 / 238 339–233
Year-end ranking 288 177 101 69 121 113 98 121 62 253 $1,075,533

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 0 / 6 0–1
French Open A 1R A 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon 1R 1R A Q1 0 / 2 0–2
US Open A 2R 1R A 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 0 / 9 1–7

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