Ekaterina Bychkova

Ekaterina Andreevna Bychkova (Russian: Екатерина Андреевна Бычкова; born 5 June 1985) is a retired tennis player from Russia.

Ekaterina Bychkova
Екатерина Бычкова
Ekaterina Bychkova 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Full nameEkaterina Andreevna Bychkova
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 35)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,000,612
Singles
Career record387–318
Career titles9 ITF
Highest ranking66 (20 February 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US Open2R (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record117–139
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking106 (29 January 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open2R (2006)
US Open1R (2006)

In her career, Bychkova won nine singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 20 February 2006, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 66. On 29 January 2007, she peaked at No. 106 in the doubles rankings.

Bychkova defeated defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round of the 2005 US Open. It was the first time a defending champion for the US Open had lost in the first round.

She was coached by her mother Liudmila Bychkova. Her father's name is Andrey Bychkov. Introduced to tennis by her mother, she began playing at the Spartak and Chajka tennis clubs. Currently coach and commentator on Eurosport,[1] Ekaterina was also co-host with Alan Moore on Capital Sports from 2017-18.[2]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 17 (10 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 14 December 2003 ITF Cairo, Egypt Clay   Gabriela Velasco Andreu 6–1, 6–4
Win 2. 4 July 2004 ITF Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard   Olga Panova 6–2, 6–3
Win 3. 23 August 2004 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Maria Kondratieva 6–2, 6–1
Loss 4. 3 October 2004 ITF Belgrade, Serbia Clay   Virág Németh 6–2, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 5. 19 December 2004 ITF Bergamo, Italy Hard (i)   Michaëlla Krajicek 4–6, 3–6
Win 6. 27 March 2005 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Emma Laine 6–1, 6–2
Loss 7. 1 May 2005 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Laura Pous-Tio 6–7(4), 6–4
Win 8. 17 December 2005 ITF Bergamo, Italy Carpet   Mervana Jugić-Salkić 6–3, 6–0
Win 9. 18 June 2006 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Severine Beltrame 6–1, 6–2
Loss 10. 3 May 2009 ITF Charlottesville, United States Clay   Lindsay Lee-Waters 3–6, 5–7
Win 11. 19 June 2009 ITF Contrexéville, France Clay   Kathrin Wörle-Scheller 6–4, 6–4
Loss 12. 26 July 2009 ITF Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja 3–6, 2–6
Win 13. 7 August 2010 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Darya Kustova 6–2, 7–5
Loss 14. 26 March 2011 ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard   Jasmina Tinjić 6–7, 6–2, 6–7
Win 15. 14 April 2013 ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain Hard (i)   Angelica Moratelli 6–4, 6–3
Win 16. 23 February 2014 ITF Nottingham, Great Britain Hard (i)   Pauline Parmentier 3–0 ret.
Loss 17. 28 April 2014 ITF Gifu, Japan Hard   Tímea Babos 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 15 (5 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Date Category Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 8 December 2003 10,000 ITF Cairo, Egypt Clay   Raissa Gourevitch   Eden Marama
  Paula Marama
6–0, 7–6(2)
Winner 4 July 2004 10,000 ITF Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard   Vasilisa Davydova   Vasilisa Bardina
  Julia Efremova
7–6(4), 6–0
Runner-up 27 September 2004 25,000 Belgrade, Serbia Clay   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Giulia Casoni
  Darija Jurak
0–6, 2–6
Winner 18 December 2005 50,000 Bergamo, Italy Carpet (i)   Marina Shamayko   Valentina Sassi
  Francesca Lubiani
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8 March 2009 25,000 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Alexandra Panova
  Tatiana Poutchek
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 26 April 2009 75,000 Dothan, United States Clay   Alexandra Panova   Julie Ditty
  Carly Gullickson
6–2, 1–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 5 April 2010 50,000 Torhout, Belgium Hard (i)   Hana Birnerová   Mona Barthel
  Justine Ozga
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 25 October 2010 25,000 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Iryna Brémond   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
3–6, 1–6
Winner 8 November 2010 25,000 Minsk, Belarus Hard   Elena Bovina   Paula Kania
  Katarzyna Piter
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 26 March 2011 25,000 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard   Marina Shamayko   Albina Khabibulina
  Nigina Abduraimova
6–4, 6–7(3), [8–10]
Runner-up 14 April 2012 25,000 Pelham, United States Clay   Elena Bovina   Julie Coin
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 4–6
Winner 28 April 2013 50,000 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Başak Eraydın
  Aleksandrina Naydenova
3–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Runner-up 14 April 2014 25,000 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard   Veronika Kudermetova   Albina Khabibulina
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–2, 5–7, [4–10]
Runner-up 26 May 2014 25,000 ITF Moscow, Russia Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Anna Danilina
  Xenia Knoll
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6 April 2015 25,000 ITF Barnstaple, Great Britain Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   Stéphanie Foretz
  Ana Vrljić
2–6, 7–5, [7–10]

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