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Elizaveta Dmitrievna Kulichkova (Russian: Елизавета Дмитриевна Куличкова; born 12 April 1996[1]) is a Russian former tennis player.

Elizaveta Kulichkova
Елизавета Куличкова
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Full nameElizaveta Dmitrievna Kulichkova
Country (sports) Russia
Born (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 23)
Novosibirsk
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Prize money$481,929
Singles
Career record156–89
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 87 (22 February 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French OpenQ2 (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2015)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record14–16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 312 (18 April 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2015)

She won seven singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 22 February 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 87. On 18 April 2016, she peaked at No. 312 in the doubles rankings.

Kulichkova was ranked the No. 3 junior tennis player in the world in May 2012,[2] and in January 2014, won the girls' singles and doubles events at the Australian Open.

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CareerEdit

Kulichkova made her main-draw debut on the WTA Tour at the 2014 İstanbul Cup as a qualifier. Having defeated Nadiia Kichenok and Melinda Czink in the preliminary rounds, she lost to Shahar Pe'er in round one. Further first-round exits followed in Hong Kong and Seoul before once again coming through qualifying in Tianjin, where she defeated Sílvia Soler Espinosa, before losing to Peng Shuai in the second round.

Kulichkova made her major debut at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships by defeating Yanina Wickmayer (3–6, 7–6, 10–8) before losing to further quarterfinalist Madison Keys in the second round (4–6, 6–7). Then she reached semifinals in Bursa, and in Baku she was close to defeat, in the first round, seed No. 1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but she lost the final tie-breaker (6–3, 2–6, 6–7).

For the first time Kulichkova was nominated for the Russia Fed Cup team in 2016 in the World Group play-offs against Belarus, where she should have played the last dead rubber with Elena Vesnina, but she was replaced by Daria Kasatkina.

ITF finals (7–3)Edit

Singles (7–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 April 2012 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Dalila Jakupović 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 22 April 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Donna Vekić 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 2. 8 July 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Kateryna Kozlova 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 3. 30 December 2013 Hong Kong Hard   Zarina Diyas 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 27 January 2014 Burnie, Australia Hard   Misa Eguchi 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 16 June 2014 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Louisa Chirico 7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 13 October 2014 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Lesley Kerkhove 6–1, 6–0
Winner 6. 23 March 2015 Quanzhou, China Hard   Jeļena Ostapenko 6–1, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 7. 17 July 2016 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   Ekaterina Alexandrova 4–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 November 2013 Bucha, Ukraine Carpet (i)   Anhelina Kalinina   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–7(4–7), 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' SinglesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard   Jana Fett 6–2, 6–1

Girls' DoublesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard   Anhelina Kalinina   Katie Boulter
  Ivana Jorović
6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Куличкова Елизавета Дмитриевна — РНИ 12887. Russian Tennis Tour (in Russian). Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ Elizaveta Kulichkova at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile

External linksEdit