Dayana Oleksandrívna Yastremska (Ukrainian: Даяна Олександрівна Ястремська; born 15 May 2000) is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. She has a career-high WTA singles ranking of 23, achieved on 7 October 2019, and a best doubles ranking of 84, first reached on 14 October 2019. She has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
Yastremska at the 2018 Wimbledon qualifying
|Full name||Dayana Oleksandrívna Yastremska|
|Born||15 May 2000|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||129–70 (64.8%)|
|Career titles||3 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (7 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 28 (14 October 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2019)|
|French Open||1R (2019)|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|Career record||30–18 (62.5%)|
|Career titles||3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 84 (14 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 84 (14 October 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Last updated on: 14 October 2019.|
Her career-high junior ranking was No. 6 and as a 15 year old, she reached the quarterfinals of the junior girls' singles event and the final of the girls' doubles event at the 2016 Australian Open. She followed that up by reaching the final of the girls' singles at Wimbledon, losing to Anastasia Potapova of Russia in straight sets.
2016: Senior debutEdit
After winning her first ITF title in Brazil, Yastremska made her WTA main-draw debut at the İstanbul Cup, where she received a singles wild card. However, she lost a close first-round match against sixth seed Nao Hibino.
2017: First WTA winEdit
Yastremska won her first career WTA match at the İstanbul Cup, where she beat the eighth seed Andrea Petkovic in three sets. She then on went on to win her second-round match against Anna Kalinskaya, but lost her quarterfinal against Jana Čepelová in three sets after leading in the second set and serving for the match. Later in the season, she and Potapova teamed up to win their first ITF doubles title together in Prague. She followed that up with her most important win yet in the ITF tournament in Dunakeszi, Hungary, before finishing runner-up to Belinda Bencic in the Neva Cup in Saint Petersburg.
2018: Top 100 debut, first WTA titleEdit
Yastremska made her senior Grand Slam debut in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open, where she won her first match against 17th seed Misaki Doi, but was knocked out in the second round by Alexandra Dulgheru in straight sets. She then qualified for the main draw in Acapulco, but injured her ankle during her first round match against Monica Puig, forcing her to retire.
Her next significant tournament was in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France in May. She had to qualify for the main draw and went all the way to the final, where she lost in straight sets to Rebecca Peterson. She also reached the singles final in the equivalent tournament in Ilkley, Yorkshire, going down in three sets to qualifier Tereza Smitková. Yastremska was serving for the first set but couldn't hold on, with the set eventually going to a tie-break. Although she won the second set, the third also went to a tie-break after both players dropped serve twice. After being down, Smitková was able to force Yastremska into errors as she won four consecutive points to take the match.
The following week, Yastremska was in Roehampton, attempting to qualify for Wimbledon. She beat Magdalena Fręch in the first round of qualifying, but was then beaten in the second round by Barbara Haas. She moved on to Rome a few days later for the ITF Tiro A Volo tournament, where she was dominant throughout the preliminary rounds and destroyed Anastasia Potapova in the final, winning in two sets in just 45 minutes. In Budapest the following week, she reached the semifinals of the Hungarian Pro Circuit Ladies Open, losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets.
In October, she competed in the International-level event in Hong Kong. She defeated Fanny Stollár, Zheng Saisai, Kristína Kučová, and Zhang Shuai, all in straight sets, to reach her first final on the WTA Tour. There, she faced sixth seed Wang Qiang, defeating her decisively to win her first WTA title. As a result, she rose 36 ranking places to No. 66, easily beating her previous high of No. 96. With this victory, she became the youngest Ukrainian winner of a WTA title. Returning to Europe, she reached the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open, where she lost to Belinda Bencic in a tight final-set tiebreak. En route to the last four, she claimed the biggest win of her career over former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Her efforts were enough to improve her singles ranking by a further six places, to No. 60. She ended the year at a career-high ranking of 58.
2019: Two WTA titlesEdit
Yastremska began the year retiring during qualifying in Brisbane, before reaching the quarterfinals in Hobart. She won her first two Grand Slam main-draw matches at the Australian Open, before losing to Serena Williams in the third round, and lost in the first round of doubles.
She then headed to the inaugural Hua Hin Championships in Thailand. Victories over Arantxa Rus, Peng Shuai, top seed Garbiñe Muguruza and Magda Linette saw her reach her second WTA final. Yastremska faced Ajla Tomljanović, and came from a medical timeout in the deciding set to win. The timeout had been taken when Tomljanović was about to serve for the match, leading the Australian to complain bitterly to the chair umpire. This result saw Yastremska move to a new career-high ranking of 34.
She played the opening rubber of the Fed Cup tie against Poland, beating Iga Świątek in straight sets, and then lost to Muguruza for the first time in the first round in Dubai. She also lost in the first round in Indian Wells to Daria Gavrilova, and in the second round in Miami to eventual champion Ashleigh Barty.
In May, she competed as the sixth seed in Strasbourg. She defeated Pauline Parmentier, Samantha Stosur, Fiona Ferro, and Aryna Sabalenka, all in straight sets, to reach her third final on the WTA Tour. There, she faced fourth seed Caroline Garcia, defeating her in three sets, coming back from championship point down to win her third WTA title and reaching a career-high ranking of 32.
Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit
|Australian Open||A||A||Q2||3R||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q2||4R||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|US Open||A||A||1R||3R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–1||7–4||0 / 5||7–5||58%|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–3||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
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- "Yastremska outlasts Tomljanovic to win second career title in Hua Hin". WTA Tennis. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "Yastremska beats Garcia in longest final of the season for third career title in Strasbourg". WTA Tennis. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.