Elizaveta Kulichkova

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 24)
Novosibirsk, Russia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Prize moneyUS$ 481,929
Singles
Career record156–89 (63.7%)
Career titles0
7 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 (46.7%)
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.

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 finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Dalila Jakupović 7–5, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Apr 2013 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 50,000 Hard   Donna Vekić 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 2–1 Jul 2013 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard   Kateryna Kozlova 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Win 3–1 Dec 2013 ITF Hong Kong 25,000 Hard   Zarina Diyas 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Jan 2014 ITF Burnie, Australia 50,000 Hard   Misa Eguchi 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Win 4–2 Jun 2014 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Louisa Chirico 7–5, 6–2
Win 5–2 Oct 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Lesley Kerkhove 6–1, 6–0
Win 6–2 Mar 2015 ITF Quanzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Jeļena Ostapenko 6–1, 5–7, 7–5
Win 7–2 Jul 2016 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay   Ekaterina Alexandrova 4–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2013 ITF Bucha, Ukraine 25,000 Carpet (i)   Anhelina Kalinina   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–7(4–7), 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2014 Australian Open Hard   Jana Fett 6–2, 6–1

Girls' Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 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". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation.

External linksEdit