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Anastasiya Yakimova (Belarusian: Настасся Аляксееўна Якімава; Russian: Анастасия Алексеевна Екимова; born 1 November 1986) is a 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 32)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,075,275
Singles
Career record355-240
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 record131–104
Career titles2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking67 (19 June 2006)
Current ranking1091 (14 May 2018)
Team competitions
Fed CupRecord 10–13
Last updated on: 14 May 2018.

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

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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 then played her first ITF tournament of the year at the $50,000 Cali event in 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 American Varvara Lepchenko before falling to reigning champion Ana Ivanovic. In Miami she defeated fellow Belarussian Olga Govortsova and then 13th seed Marion Bartoli to reach the third round. Here she lost to Alisa Kleybanova.

At the 2009 Barcelona Ladies Open, Yakimova qualified and managed to make it to her first WTA quarter final of the year. She defeated Sorana Cîrstea and Magdaléna Rybáriková before falling to eventual champion Roberta Vinci. She then played in the $50,000 Saint-Gaudens event as the No. 1 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 a $100,000 ITF event in the Bahamas.

WTA FinalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2–1)Edit

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

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 25 (13–12)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 October 2002 Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Evgenia Linetskaya 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 9 February 2003 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard   Caroline Ann Basu 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2003 Toruń, Poland Clay   Marta Domachowska 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 March 2004 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet   Emma Laine 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 30 August 2004 Balashikha, Russia Clay   Yvonne Meusburger 3–6, 7–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 25 October 2004 Minsk Carpet (i)   Olga Savchuk 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 28 November 2004 Poitiers, France Carpet   Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 2 October 2005 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Ana Timotić 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 24 April 2006 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Martina Müller 6–7, 6–2, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 8 May 2006 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Selima Sfar 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 3 September 2007 Denain, France Clay   Olivia Sanchez 2–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 5. 6 July 2008 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Anna Gerasimou 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 6 October 2008 Jounieh Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 2–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 17 November 2008 Phoenix, Mauritius Hard   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 3–6, 6–2, 1–0 ret.
Winner 7. 15 February 2009 Cali, Colombia Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 6–3, 6–0
Winner 8. 24 May 2009 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 9. 8 August 2009 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nikola Hofmanova 6–0, 6–4
Winner 10. 3 April 2010 Monzón, Spain Hard   Zuzana Kučová 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 19 April 2010 Dothan, United States Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 19 March 2011 Nassau, Bahamas Hard   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 15 May 2011 Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay   Sloane Stephens 3–6, 1–6
Winner 12. 17 September 2011 Ningbo, China Hard   Erika Sema 7–6(3), 6–3
Runner-up 11. 22 April 2012 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Hard   Ksenia Milevskaya 5–7, 7–6(5), 4–6
Runner-up 12. 29 April 2012 Vic, Spain Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya 4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 15 August 2015 Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Irene Burillo Escorihuela 6–1, 6–7(3), 6–2

Doubles: 18 (11–7)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2004 Minsk, Belarus Carpet   Darya Kustova   Irina Bulykina
  Katarína Kachlíková
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 16 August 2005 The Bronx, United States Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 25 September 2005 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Olena Antypina
  Hana Šromová
7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 2 October 2005 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Anna Bastrikova
  Nina Bratchikova
2–6, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 30-Jan-2006 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet   Tatiana Poutchek   Lucie Hradecká
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 14 May 2006 Jounieh Clay   Tatiana Poutchek   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 13 May 2007 Jounieh Clay   Tatiana Poutchek   Mădălina Gojnea
  Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–0
Winner 6. 29 July 2007 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Carla Suárez Navarro   Martina Müller
  Claudine Schaul
6–7, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 12 November 2007 Deauville, France Carpet   Akgul Amanmuradova   Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 31 March 2008 Patras, Greece Clay   Tzipora Obziler   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 14 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Renata Voráčová   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1 September 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Kyra Nagy   Carmen Klaschka
  Andrea Petkovic
0–6, 6–2, [3-10]
Winner 8. 6 October 2008 Jounieh Clay   Chayenne Ewijk   Carmen Klaschka
  Laura Siegemund
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 9 February 2009 Cali, Colombia Clay   Frederica Piedade   Betina Jozami
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
3–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 19 April 2010 Dothan, United States Clay   Alina Jidkova   María Irigoyen
  Teodora Mirčić
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 10 May 2010 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Olga Savchuk   Claire Feuerstein
  Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
2–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 7 February 2011 Stockholm, Sweden Hard   Arantxa Rus   Claire Feuerstein
  Ksenia Lykina
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 11 August 2017 Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Carlota Molina Megías   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Arabela Fernández Rabener
6–4, 6–3

Singles performance timelineEdit

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
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A 0 / 0 0–0
WTA 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
WTA 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 $1,071,318

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 0 / 6 2–6
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 – 9

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