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Ekaterina Yevgenyevna Alexandrova (Russian: Екатерина Евгеньевна Александрова; born 15 November 1994) is a Russian professional tennis player. She has won two WTA 125K series titles and seven singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 12 August 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of No. 43.

Ekaterina Alexandrova
Екатерина Александрова
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Alexandrova at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
Full nameEkaterina Yevgenyevna Alexandrova
Country (sports) Russia
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 24)
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetr Kralert
Prize money$1,621,363
Singles
Career record272–163 (62.5%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (7 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 38 (14 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open3R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open2R (2017, 2019)
Doubles
Career record13–19
Career titles1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 105 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 105 (14 October 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
US Open2R (2019)
Last updated on: 15 October 2019.

CareerEdit

2016: First WTA tournament, first Grand Slam tournamentEdit

Alexandrova made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2016 Katowice Open, where she qualified for the main draw. She qualified for the first time into a Grand Slam main draw at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. In the first round, she defeated Ana Ivanovic in straight sets, after enduring two marathon matches in the qualifying. There she beat Stephanie Vogt and Harriet Dart in three sets. Overall, she played 108 games in just three matches.[1] Alexandrova won her first WTA 125k title at the Open de Limoges in France. En route, she defeated second seeded Alizé Cornet in the semifinals and top seeded Caroline Garcia in the final. That tournament became her last one in the 2016 season.

2017–18: First WTA final, top 100 debutEdit

In the 2017 season, Alexandrova tried herself in the WTA Tour, achieving no major success. At the Open de Limoges, she reached the quarterfinals. However, the Russian entered the top 100 for the first time. She progressed in the 2018 season, reaching the quarterfinals of the Korea Open after beating world No. 10, Jeļena Ostapenko in straight sets. This was the first time she beat a tennis player from the top 10. Alexandrova made an astonishing run at another International tournament, now in Linz, Austria, reaching as qualifier the final of a WTA tournament for the first time, losing there, however, to Camila Giorgi in straight sets. She ended the season by tradition at the Open de Limoges, winning the title for the second time after beating Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets.

2019: Russian No. 1Edit

In 2019, Alexandrova had more success in the WTA Tour. Seeded sixth, she reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, followed by a semifinal entry at the Hungarian Ladies Open. She entered the 3rd Round of the Premier Mandatory BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, after beating World No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets. She performed not satisfying on clay tournaments, except at French Open, reaching the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the grass court season, Alexandrova made it into the quarterfinals of the Premier Eastbourne International tournament, losing there to Karolina Pliskova. She achieved her best run in a Premier 5 tournament at the Rogers Cup, reaching the 3rd Round as qualifier. She lost to Serena Williams. After reaching the 2nd Round of the US Open and following Daria Kasatkina's 1st Round loss, Alexandrova became Russia's number one female tennis player.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2018 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Camila Giorgi 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (title)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2019 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest International Hard (i)   Vera Zvonareva   Fanny Stollár
  Heather Watson
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]

WTA 125K finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 Open de Limoges, France 125K Hard (i)   Caroline Garcia 6–4, 6–0
Win 2–0 Nov 2018 Open de Limoges, France (2) 125K Hard (i)   Evgeniya Rodina 6–2, 6–2

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (2–6)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2013 ITF Kaarst, Germany 10,000 Carpet (i)   Julia Kimmelmann 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2013 ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland 10,000 Carpet (i)   Timea Bacsinszky 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–2 Jul 2013 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic 15,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 2–6, 6–7(4)
Win 2–2 Sep 2013 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay   Lenka Juríková 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Win 3–2 Dec 2013 ITF Vendryně, Czech Republic 15,000 Hard (i)   Kateřina Vaňková 5–7, 7–6(0), 6–1
Win 4–2 May 2014 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 25,000 Clay   Tamira Paszek 7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
Loss 4–3 Nov 2014 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Ana Vrljić 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(7)
Loss 4–4 Jun 2015 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic 15,000 Clay   Markéta Vondroušová 1–6, 4–6
Loss 4–5 Aug 2015 ITF Braunschweig, Germany 15,000 Clay   Jil Teichmann 3–6, 3–6
Win 5–5 Feb 2016 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 10,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Muchová 6–1, 6–3
Loss 5–6 May 2016 ITF Győr, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 4–6, 4–6
Loss 5–7 Jul 2016 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay   Elizaveta Kulichkova 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Win 6–7 Mar 2017 ITF Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard   Aryna Sabalenka 6–2, 7–5
Win 7–7 Apr 2017 ITF Croissy-Beaubourg, France 60,000 Hard (i)   Richèl Hogenkamp 6–2, 6–7(3), 6–3
Loss 7–8 Jul 2018 ITF Budapest, Hungary 100,000 Clay   Viktória Kužmová 3–6, 6–4, 1–6

Performance timelinesEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

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 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A 2R 1R 3R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
US Open Q2 2R 1R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 1–4 3–4 0 / 13 7–13 35%
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Year-end Championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Miami Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A Q2 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[2] A A Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A 2R Q1 3R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Cincinnati Open A Q2 A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 3 12 13 22 50
Titles 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 1 0 1
Overall Win–Loss 3–3 6–12 9–13 25–22 0 / 50 43–50 46%
Year-end ranking[3] 133 73 93 $1,511,483

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar 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 two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 3 2012: WTA Ranking–772,
    2013: WTA Ranking–410,
    2014: WTA Ranking–256,
    2015: WTA Ranking–269.

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2018 2019 Total
Wins 1 1 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score EAR
2018
1.   Jeļena Ostapenko No. 10 Korea Open, Seoul Hard 2R 6–3, 6–2 No. 122
2019
2.   Simona Halep No. 5 China Open, Beijing Hard 2R 6–2, 6–3 No. 38

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