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

Galina Voskoboeva
Галина Воскобоева
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Voskoboeva playing at the 2011 US Open
Country (sports) Kazakhstan
ResidenceNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Born (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 34)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,387,088
Singles
Career record373–310
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 record320–249
Career titles5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (20 August 2012)
Current rankingNo. 63 (25 February 2019)
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
US Open2R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup28–14
Last updated on: 25 February 2019.

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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 three ITF singles titles: in Mont-de-Marsan in 2003, Cuneo in 2006, and Casablanca in 2011.

2008–2010Edit

In 2008, Voskoboeva managed to qualify for the Qatar Total Open in Doha. In the first round she defeated Eleni Daniilidou before taking a set off world No. 5 Maria Sharapova before 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 2009 US Open, she lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 0–6.

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

2011Edit

 
Galina Voskoboeva returns a shot in the 2011 US Open qualifying tournament.

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 6–4, 6–4, and No. 7 seed Lindsay Lee-Waters 4–6, 6–1, 6–0 in the qualifying tournament. In the first round of the main draw she defeated Romina Oprandi 4–6, 6–3, 7–5 before defeating No. 3 seed Maria Kirilenko in an epic 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 with a 6–7, 6–4, 6–3 win, 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 Italian 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 6–3, 7–5. 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

She began the year at the ASB Classic, and lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens 1–6, 7–6, 5–7.[2] After Auckland, Voskoboeva qualified for the Apia International Sydney by beating 12th seed Arantxa Rus 6–2, 6–1, CoCo Vandeweghe 6–3, 6–4, and second seed Sofia Arvidsson 7–6, 7–6. In the first round, she beat Yanina Wickmayer 3–6, 7–6, 6–2.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2006 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Carpet (i)   Iveta Benešová   Francesca Schiavone
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6(7-4), 1–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
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(0–7), 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 17 (5 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–9)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–8)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–3)
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, Russia Carpet (i)   Iveta Benešová   Francesca Schiavone
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 6 January 2007 Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts, Gold Coast Hard   Iveta Benešová   Dinara Safina
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard   Dinara Safina   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Jessica Moore
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]
Winner 2. 30 April 2011 Portugal Open, Estoril 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 Hansol 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, Russia Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 May 2012 Portugal Open, Estoril Clay   Yaroslava Shvedova   Chuang Chia-jung
  Zhang Shuai
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]
Winner 4. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis Hard (i)   Kristina Mladenovic   Sofia Arvidsson
  Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 8. 21 September 2013 Guangzhou International Women's 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 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco Hard   Kristina Mladenovic   Petra Cetkovská
  Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 26 February 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest 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]

WTA 125 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 finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (3–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2003 Tipton, U.K. Hard (i)   Matea Mezak 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 July 2003 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Oleksandra Kravets 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 Latina, Italy Clay   Roberta Vinci 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2005 Pittsburgh, U.S. Hard (i)   Lilia Osterloh 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 2. 9 July 2006 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 16 April 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2016 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Victoria Kan 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 June 2016 Moscow, Russia Clay   Anastasiya Komardina 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 20 (12–8)Edit

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

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A A Q3 2R 1R A 3R 1R A 3R 1R 2R A A 1R 6–8
French Open A A A Q3 1R Q2 2R 2R Q1 A 1R 2R A A 1R A 3–6
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q3 Q1 1R 1R A Q3 2R 1R A A A A 1–4
US Open A A Q2 Q2 1R A 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 1–3 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 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R A 12–10
French Open 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF A A 2R A 10–10
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A Q1 6–8
US Open 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 3R A A A 1R 10–10
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 38–38

PersonalEdit

In 2008, she changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani. She attended University RUPF in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2005.

Head vs. head recordEdit

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. ^ "Tennis: Erakovic out to lift bar at Classic". m.nzherald.co.nz. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

External linksEdit