Galina Voskoboeva

Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva (Russian: Галина Олеговна Воскобоева; born 18 December 1984) is a professional Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 42 on 7 May 2012. Her best ranking in doubles is 26th, achieved on 20 August 2012.

Galina Voskoboeva
Галина Воскобоева
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Country (sports) Russia (until 2008)
 Kazakhstan (2008–present)
ResidenceNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Born (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 36)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,525,168
Singles
Career record373–313 (54.4%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 42 (7 May 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2009, 2012)
French Open2R (2008, 2009, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record338–267 (55.9%)
Career titles5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (20 August 2012)
Current rankingNo. 491 (30 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2007, 2012)
French OpenQF (2008, 2013)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2006, 2011, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2021)
US Open2R (2012, 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup28–14 (66.7%)
Last updated on: 31 August 2021.

Professional careerEdit

Born in Moscow, Voskoboeva was introduced to tennis by her mother, a swimming coach, at age six. She turned pro in 2002. During her career, she has won five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as three singles titles (in Mont-de-Marsan in 2003, Cuneo in 2006, and Casablanca in 2011) and 13 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

2008–2010Edit

In 2008, Voskoboeva managed to qualify for the Qatar Open in Doha. In the first round she defeated Eleni Daniilidou before taking a set off world No. 5, Maria Sharapova, but losing 4–6, 6–4, 1–6. That same year, she reached the quarterfinals in Quebec City. In 2009, she reached the quarterfinals in Warsaw. At the US Open, she lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets.

Few years back she did not have a coach, as she was unable to afford one. After that she was coached by Alina Jidkova, former top-100 player who retired at the end of 2010.

2011Edit

 
Voskoboeva returns a shot in the 2011 US Open qualifying

Ranked 560 in the world, Galina reached the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Open. Due to her ranking, she had to qualify, and did so by defeating top seed Sania Mirza, and No. 7 seed Lindsay Lee-Waters in the qualifying tournament. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated Romina Oprandi before defeating No. 3 seed Maria Kirilenko in a close match 1–6, 7–5, 6–4. Galina was down 1–6, 3–5 before making a remarkable comeback.

She qualified for the Sony Ericsson Open and upset the No. 7 seed Jelena Dokic in the first round.

Voskoboeva became the first woman to win a main-draw singles match at the new event in Azerbaijan, the Baku Cup, by inflicting a 6–0, 6–0 win over Sofia Shapatava. She followed up this win by defeating fifth seed and doubles partner Monica Niculescu in the second round. She then went on to upset No. 2 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals, but lost to Ksenia Pervak in the semifinals. In doubles, Voskoboeva and Niculescu were the first seeds. They crushed Georgian duo Tatia Mikadze and Sofia Shapatava. The pair beat wildcard Nigina Abduraimova and Kamilla Farhad in the quarterfinals, and advanced to the finals by defeating Daniela Dominikovic and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, but lost to second seeds Mariya Koryttseva and Tatiana Poutchek in a tough match.

After qualifying for the Premier-level Rogers Cup in Toronto, Voskoboeva recorded the biggest win of her career by defeating French Open-semifinalist and world No. 9, Marion Bartoli, 6–3, 6–3 in the first round. She followed this up with a decisive win against world No. 25, Flavia Pennetta, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 to reach the third round. She followed her strong performance by beating former world No. 1, Maria Sharapova, in two sets. She lost to fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals.

Voskoboeva qualified for the US Open, but lost to seventh seed Francesca Schiavone in a tough three sets in the first round.

2012Edit

As of 2012, Voskoboeva has paired with fellow Kazakh player Yaroslava Shvedova in doubles, in an effort to represent their nation at the Olympic Games in London, a feat they achieved, reaching the second round.[1]

2013Edit

Voskoboeva began her 2013 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens. Coming through the qualifying rounds at the Apia International Sydney, Voskoboeva defeated Yanina Wickmayer in the first round.[2] She was defeated in the second round by second seed Angelique Kerber.[3] At the Australian Open, Voskoboeva lost in the first round to 25th seed Venus Williams.[4]

In Memphis at the National Indoor Championships, Voskoboeva was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Heather Watson.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2008, Galina changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani. She attended University RUPF in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2005. On 15 April 2021, she married Jonathan Gully, a physician, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2006 Kremlin Cup,
Moscow
Carpet (i)   Iveta Benešová   Francesca Schiavone
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(4), 1–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2011 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7(0), 6–7(2)

Doubles: 18 (5 titles, 13 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–10)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–8)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–4)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 October 2005 Tashkent Open,
Uzbekistan
Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Maria Elena Camerin
  Émilie Loit
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 15 October 2006 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Carpet (i)   Iveta Benešová   Francesca Schiavone
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 6 January 2007 Australian Hardcourts Hard   Iveta Benešová   Dinara Safina
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysian Open Hard   Dinara Safina   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Jessica Moore
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 30 April 2011 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Alisa Kleybanova   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 21 May 2011 Brussels Open, Belgium Clay   Andrea Hlaváčková   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 6–0, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 23 July 2011 Baku Cup, Azerbaijan Hard   Monica Niculescu   Mariya Koryttseva
  Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 25 September 2011 Korea Open, Seoul Hard   Vera Dushevina   Natalie Grandin
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 6. 22 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 May 2012 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Yaroslava Shvedova   Chuang Chia-jung
  Zhang Shuai
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]
Winner 4. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoors Hard (i)   Kristina Mladenovic   Sofia Arvidsson
  Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 21 September 2013 Guangzhou Open, China Hard   Vania King   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
3–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Runner-up 9. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International,
Australia
Hard   Kristina Mladenovic   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 2 March 2014 Mexican Open Hard   Kristina Mladenovic   Petra Cetkovská
  Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 26 February 2017 Hungarian Open Hard (i)   Arina Rodionova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Oksana Kalashnikova
3–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner-up 11. 29 July 2018 Moscow River Cup,
Russia
Clay   Alexandra Panova   Anastasia Potapova
  Vera Zvonareva
0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 14 April 2019 Ladies Open Lugano,
Switzerland
Clay   Veronika Kudermetova   Sorana Cîrstea
  Andreea Mitu
6–1, 2–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 13. 28 July 2019 Baltic Open, Latvia Clay   Jeļena Ostapenko   Sharon Fichman
  Nina Stojanović
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [6–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2018 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i)   Veronika Kudermetova   Timea Bacsinszky
  Vera Zvonareva
7–5, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 8 (3–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2003 ITF Tipton, Great Britain Hard (i)   Matea Mezak 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 July 2003 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Oleksandra Kravets 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 ITF Latina, Italy Clay   Roberta Vinci 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2005 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i)   Lilia Osterloh 6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 2. 9 July 2006 ITF Cuneo, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 16 April 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić 6–7(4), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2016 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Victoria Kan 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 June 2016 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Anastasiya Komardina 6–7(3), 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 23 (13–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 August 2001 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay   Yevgenia Savranska   Olena Antypina
  Yuliana Fedak
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 2 September 2001 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay   Yuliana Fedak   Adriana Burz
  Sanja Todorović
6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. 15 September 2002 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Vera Dushevina   Laura Dell'Angelo
  Nathalie Viérin
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 20 October 2002 ITF Mansoura, Egypt Clay   Gulnara Fattakhetdinova   Olena Antypina
  Hana Šromová
2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 21 January 2003 ITF Hull, Great Britain Hard (i)   Irina Bulykina   Elke Clijsters
  Borka Majstorović
4–6, 7–6(0), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 2 March 2003 ITF Ostrava, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Magdalena Zděnovcová   Roberta Vinci
  Dragana Zarić
2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1 May 2003 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Vera Dushevina   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Anna Zaporozhanova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 14 September 2003 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia Clay   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Darya Kustova
  Elena Tatarkova
6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 5. 6 April 2004 ITF Dinan, France Clay (i)   Darija Jurak   Gulnara Fattakhetdinova
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 18 October 2004 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Barbora Strýcová   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Selima Sfar
6–7(3), 6–2, 4–6
Winner 6. 19 April 2005 ITF Dothan, United States Clay   Carly Gullickson   Julie Ditty
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. 10 July 2005 ITF Cuneo, Italy Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Sara Errani
  Giulia Gabba
6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 16 October 2006 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Carpet (i)   Mariya Koryttseva   Alizé Cornet
  Youlia Fedossova
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 12 November 2006 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i)   Ashley Harkleroad   Stéphanie Dubois
  Alisa Kleybanova
4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 9. 8 September 2008 ITF Athens, Greece Clay   Sorana Cîrstea   Kristina Barrois
  Julia Schruff
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 19 October 2008 ITF Ortisei, Italy Carpet (i)   Maret Ani   Mariya Koryttseva
  Yaroslava Shvedova
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 31 October 2009 ITF Ortisei, Italy Carpet (i)   Barbora Strýcová   Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
2–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 29 July 2011 President's Cup, Kazakhstan Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 14 May 2016 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Vitalia Diatchenko   Victoria Kan
  Sabina Sharipova
6–3, 1–6, [12–10]
Winner 12. 26 November 2016 ITF Valencia, Spain Clay   Lina Gjorcheska   Alicia Herrero Liñana
  Ksenija Sharifova
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 13 May 2018 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Vera Lapko   Kaitlyn Christian
  Sabrina Santamaria
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 13. 20 May 2018 ITF Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Jessica Moore   Xenia Knoll
  Anna Smith
0–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 10. 23 June 2018 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain Grass   Natela Dzalamidze   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
6–4, 3–6, [1–10]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (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

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A Q2 Q3 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A 3R 1R 2R A A 1R 6–8
French Open A A Q1 Q3 1R Q2 2R 2R Q1 A 1R 2R A A 1R A 3–6
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q1 1R 1R A Q3 2R 1R A A A A 1–4
US Open A A Q2 Q2 1R Q2 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A A A 2–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–4 3–4 0–1 0–1 4–4 2–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 12–24

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R A 1R NH A 12–11
French Open 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF A A 2R A A 1R NH A 10–11
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A A Q1 2R NH 1R 7–10
US Open 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 3R A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 10–12
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 3–4 4–4 6–4 4–3 1–2 3–4 5–4 7–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–2 39–44

Head-to-head recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Galina Voskoboyeva Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-16.
  2. ^ DAR, TALAL (7 January 2013). "Nadia Petrova and Daniela Hantuchova fall in the first round of Sydney International". www.tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Galina Voskoboeva looses to tennis champ Kerber in Sydney". 8 January 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ LANGFORD, RICHARD (13 January 2013). "Venus Williams Defeats Galina Voskoboeva at 2013 Australian Open". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Heather Watson beats Galina Voskoboeva in Memphis". 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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