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.
Voskoboeva at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||18 December 1984|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 42 (7 May 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 1288 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2009, 2012)|
|French Open||2R (2008, 2009, 2013)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2013)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Career titles||5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (20 August 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 62 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2007, 2012)|
|French Open||QF (2008, 2013)|
|US Open||3R (2006, 2011, 2013)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 31 March 2020.|
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. She was defeated in the second round by second seed Angelique Kerber. At the Australian Open, Voskoboeva lost in the first round to twenty-fifth seed Venus Williams.
In 2008, Galina changed her nationality from Russian to Kazakhstani. She attended University RUPF in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2005.
Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournamentsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||2006||Kremlin Cup, Moscow||Carpet (i)||Iveta Benešová|| Francesca Schiavone
|4–6, 7–6(4), 1–6|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|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
|Runner-up||1.||3 October 2005||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova|| Maria Elena Camerin
|Runner-up||2.||15 October 2006||Kremlin Cup, Moscow||Carpet (i)||Iveta Benešová|| Francesca Schiavone
|4–6, 7–6(4), 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||6 January 2007||Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts, Gold Coast||Hard||Iveta Benešová|| Dinara Safina
|Winner||1.||6 March 2011||Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur||Hard||Dinara Safina|| Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
|7–5, 2–6, [10–5]|
|Winner||2.||30 April 2011||Portugal Open, Estoril||Clay||Alisa Kleybanova|| Michaëlla Krajicek
|Winner||3.||21 May 2011||Brussels Open, Belgium||Clay||Andrea Hlaváčková|| Klaudia Jans
|3–6, 6–0, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||4.||23 July 2011||Baku Cup, Azerbaijan||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Mariya Koryttseva
|3–6, 6–2, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||5.||25 September 2011||Hansol Korea Open, Seoul||Hard||Vera Dushevina|| Natalie Grandin
|Runner-up||6.||22 October 2011||Kremlin Cup, Moscow||Hard (i)||Anastasia Rodionova|| Vania King
|Runner-up||7.||5 May 2012||Portugal Open, Estoril||Clay||Yaroslava Shvedova|| Chuang Chia-jung
|6–4, 1–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||4.||23 February 2013||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis||Hard (i)||Kristina Mladenovic|| Sofia Arvidsson
|Runner-up||8.||21 September 2013||Guangzhou International Women's Open, China||Hard||Vania King|| Hsieh Su-wei
|3–6, 6–4, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||9.||4 January 2014||Brisbane International, Australia||Hard||Kristina Mladenovic|| Alla Kudryavtseva
|Winner||5.||2 March 2014||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco||Hard||Kristina Mladenovic|| Petra Cetkovská
|6–3, 2–6, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||10.||26 February 2017||Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest||Hard (i)||Arina Rodionova|| Hsieh Su-wei
|3–6, 6–4, [4–10]|
|Runner-up||11.||29 July 2018||Moscow River Cup, Russia||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Anastasia Potapova
|Runner-up||12.||14 April 2019||Ladies Open Lugano, Switzerland||Clay||Veronika Kudermetova|| Sorana Cîrstea
|6–1, 2–6, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||13.||28 July 2019||Baltic Open, Latvia||Clay||Jeļena Ostapenko|| Sharon Fichman
|6–2, 6–7(1), [6–10]|
WTA 125 series finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2018||Open de Limoges, France||Hard (i)||Veronika Kudermetova|| Timea Bacsinszky
|Runner-up||1.||2 February 2003||Tipton, Great Britain||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, United States||Hard (i)||Lilia Osterloh||6–7(5), 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), 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), 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||1.||13 August 2001||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Yevgenia Savranska|| Olena Antypina
|6–4, 1–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||2 September 2001||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Yuliana Fedak|| Adriana Burz
|Winner||2.||15 September 2002||Sofia, Bulgaria||Clay||Vera Dushevina|| Laura Dell'Angelo
|3–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||20 October 2002||Mansoura, Egypt||Clay||Gulnara Fattakhetdinova|| Olena Antypina
|Winner||3.||21 January 2003||Hull, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Irina Bulykina|| Elke Clijsters
|4–6, 7–6(0), 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||2 March 2003||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Hard (i)||Magdalena Zděnovcová|| Roberta Vinci
|Winner||4.||1 May 2003||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Vera Dushevina|| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|Runner-up||4.||14 September 2003||Tbilisi, Georgia||Clay||Nadejda Ostrovskaya|| Darya Kustova
|6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5)|
|Winner||5.||6 April 2004||Dinan, France||Clay (i)||Darija Jurak|| Gulnara Fattakhetdinova
|Runner-up||5.||18 October 2004||Saint-Raphaël, France||Hard (i)||Barbora Strýcová|| Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
|6–7(3), 6–2, 4–6|
|Winner||6.||19 April 2005||Dothan, United States||Clay||Carly Gullickson|| Julie Ditty
|4–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||7.||10 July 2005||Cuneo, Italy||Clay||Mariya Koryttseva|| Sara Errani
|Winner||8.||16 October 2006||Saint-Raphaël, France||Carpet||Mariya Koryttseva|| Alizé Cornet
|Runner-up||6.||12 November 2006||Pittsburgh, United States||Hard (i)||Ashley Harkleroad|| Stéphanie Dubois
|4–6, 7–5, 1–6|
|Winner||9.||8 September 2008||Athens, Greece||Clay||Sorana Cîrstea|| Kristina Barrois
|Runner-up||7.||19 October 2008||Ortisei, Italy||Carpet (i)||Maret Ani|| Mariya Koryttseva
|Runner-up||8.||31 October 2009||Ortisei, Italy||Carpet (i)||Barbora Strýcová|| Timea Bacsinszky
|Winner||10.||29 July 2011||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Vitalia Diatchenko|| Akgul Amanmuradova
|Winner||11.||14 May 2016||La Marsa, Tunisia||Clay||Vitalia Diatchenko|| Victoria Kan
|6–3, 1–6, [12–10]|
|Winner||12.||26 November 2016||Valencia, Spain||Clay||Lina Gjorcheska|| Alicia Herrero Liñana
|Runner-up||9.||13 May 2018||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Vera Lapko|| Kaitlyn Christian
|6–2, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||13.||20 May 2018||Trnava, Slovakia||Clay||Jessica Moore|| Xenia Knoll
|0–6, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||10.||23 June 2018||Ilkley, Great Britain||Grass||Natela Dzalamidze|| Asia Muhammad
|6–4, 3–6, [1–10]|
Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit
- "Galina Voskoboyeva Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-16.
- 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.
- "Galina Voskoboeva looses to tennis champ Kerber in Sydney". 8 January 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
- LANGFORD, RICHARD (13 January 2013). "Venus Williams Defeats Galina Voskoboeva at 2013 Australian Open". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
- "Heather Watson beats Galina Voskoboeva in Memphis". 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.