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Kateřina Siniaková (born 10 May 1996) is a Czech tennis player. She has won two singles titles and five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Partnering Barbora Krejčíková, she won the titles at the 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon Championships in women's doubles.

Kateřina Siniaková
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceHradec Králové
Born (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 23)
Hradec Králové
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachFrantišek Čermák
Prize money$5,220,320
Official websitesiniakovakaterina.com
Singles
Career record233–154 (60.2%)
Career titles2 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 31 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 40 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2015, 2018)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2016, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record168–95 (63.9%)
Career titles5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 8 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2019)
French OpenW (2018)
WimbledonW (2018)
US OpenF (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup
  • W (2018)
  • Record 5–5
Last updated on: 16 July 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

 
Kateřina Siniaková

Siniaková was born to a Czech mother and Russian father Dmitry, a former boxer and her coach.[1] She began playing on the ITF Women's Circuit in the Czech Republic in June 2012. There in a doubles competition, she won her first ITF title.

2012–2016Edit

She was ranked the world No. 2 junior tennis player in December 2012.[2] With fellow Czech Barbora Krejčíková, she won the girls' doubles titles at the French Open, at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2013.

In March 2013, Siniaková made her debut on the WTA Tour in the qualifying draw of Sony Open Tennis. She defeated Mandy Minella and Alexa Glatch, but lost a three-set encounter with Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round of the main draw. After winning her first Grand Slam singles match at the 2015 Australian Open, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in 2016 at Wimbledon with victories over Pauline Parmentier and 30th seed Caroline Garcia before being defeated by former world No. 2 Agnieszka Radwańska.

2017: First WTA singles titlesEdit

Kateřina Siniaková won her first WTA singles title at Shenzhen Open. The tournament began by defeating Peng Shuai in the first round in two sets. In the second, she edged world No. 4 Simona Halep in three sets (7–5 in the third) and claimed first win over a top-10 player. Her run continued by beating qualifier Nina Stojanovic and world No. 9 Johanna Konta in three sets. In the final, she defeated Alison Riske 6–3, 6–4 and won first WTA title.

At Melbourne, she lost to Julia Görges in the first round. Then she moved to Taiwan Open where she edged Galina Voskoboeva in the first round in three sets, but then lost easily to Peng Shuai. In February, she was nominated to the Fed Cup team for the first time by the captain Petr Pála as she was the third best ranked woman Czech tennis player (considering Petra Kvitová's injury) after Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Strýcová. Anyway, the captain announced eventually that Siniaková will first of all collect experience.[3]

After a little bit of struggling in tournaments not being able to win more than two matches in a row, she got back to Båstad for Swedish Open, where she reached her first career final in previous year. She eventually clinched her second career WTA title here, beating three top 20 players, including a huge upset of top-seed and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6–3, 6–4 in the final.[4] She faced some struggles the rest of the year, only recording four wins in thirteen matches. She finished the year ranked no. 49, the exact same ranking as the previous year.

2018: World No. 1 in doublesEdit

In Shenzhen, Siniaková lost to Simona Halep in the final,[5] after defeating Maria Sharapova in the semifinals.[6] Siniaková also played in the doubles final alongside Barbora Krejčíková, they lost to Halep and Begu.

At the Australian Open, she lost to Elina Svitolina in the second round.[7] In doubles, Siniaková and Krejčíková lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in round three. But together they won the women's doubles[8] title at the French Open and in Wimbledon.[9]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 US Open Hard   Lucie Hradecká   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
3–6, 2–6
Win 2018 French Open Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–3, 6–3
Win 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Barbora Krejčíková   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
6–4, 4–6, 6–0

Other Significant finalsEdit

Year-end championships finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 Singapore Hard (i)   Barbora Krejčíková   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 5–7

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 Indian Wells Hard   Lucie Hradecká   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 2018 Miami Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Ashleigh Barty
  CoCo Vandeweghe
2–6, 1–6
Loss 2019 Indian Wells Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
3–6, 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2016 Swedish Open International Clay   Laura Siegemund 5–7, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2016 Japan Women's Open International Hard   Christina McHale 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Jan 2017 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Alison Riske 6–3, 6–4
Win 2–2 Jul 2017 Swedish Open International Clay   Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–3 Jan 2018 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 0–6

Doubles: 16 (5 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–3)
Premier (1–2)
International (2–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–9)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2014 Stanford Classic, United States Premier Hard   Paula Kania   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Carla Suárez Navarro
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Win 1–1 Sep 2014 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Aleksandra Krunić   Margarita Gasparyan
  Alexandra Panova
6–2, 6–1
Win 2–1 May 2015 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   Belinda Bencic   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Eva Hrdinová
6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Sep 2015 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Vera Dushevina   Margarita Gasparyan
  Alexandra Panova
1–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 2–3 Feb 2017 Taiwan Open International Hard   Lucie Hradecká   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–4 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard   Lucie Hradecká   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 2–5 Apr 2017 Volvo Car Open, United States Premier Clay   Lucie Hradecká   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 2–6 May 2017 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   Lucie Hradecká   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 2–7 Sep 2017 US Open Grand Slam Hard   Lucie Hradecká   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–8 Jan 2018 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Simona Halep
  Irina-Camelia Begu
6–1, 1–6, [8–10]
Loss 2–9 Apr 2018 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Ashleigh Barty
  CoCo Vandeweghe
2–6, 1–6
Win 3–9 Jun 2018 French Open Grand Slam Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–3, 6–3
Win 4–9 July 2018 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Barbora Krejčíková   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Loss 4–10 Oct 2018 WTA Finals, Singapore Tour Championships Hard (i)   Barbora Krejčíková   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 5–7
Win 5–10 Jan 2019 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard   Aleksandra Krunić   Eri Hozumi
  Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 5–11 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
3–6, 2–6

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2014 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i)   Renata Voráčová   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 6–2, [10–5]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (7–0)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2013 ITF Frauenfeld, Switzerland 10,000 Carpet (i)   Kathinka von Deichmann 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 2–0 Aug 2013 ITF Westende, Belgium 25,000 Hard   Kateřina Vaňková 6–1, 6–3
Win 3–0 Oct 2013 ITF Budapest, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Alberta Brianti 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 4–0 Nov 2013 ITF Zawada, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Nina Zander 6–1, 6–3
Win 5–0 Jun 2014 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay   Yvonne Neuwirth 6–1, 7–5
Win 6–0 Nov 2014 ITF Nantes, France 50,000+H Hard (i)   Ons Jabeur 7–5, 6–2
Win 7–0 May 2016 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 100,000 Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–0

Doubles: 7 (4–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay   Victoria Kan   Martina Borecká
  Petra Krejsová
6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jun 2013 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Belinda Bencic   Veronika Kudermetova
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–0, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Aug 2013 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Elena Bogdan
7–6(13–11), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 3–1 Aug 2013 ITF Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Laura Thorpe
6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Nov 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 75,000+H Clay   Anna Morgina   Timea Bacsinszky
  Kristina Barrois
7–6(7–5), 0–6, [4–10]
Win 4–2 May 2014 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Cindy Burger
  Daniela Seguel
6–0, 6–1
Loss 4–3 Nov 2015 ITF Nantes, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Renata Voráčová   Lenka Kunčíková
  Karolína Stuchlá
4–6, 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2013 Australian Open Hard   Ana Konjuh 3–6, 4–6

Girls' doublesEdit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 French Open Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Doménica González
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
7–5, 6–2
Win 2013 Wimbledon Grass   Barbora Krejčíková   Anhelina Kalinina
  Iryna Shymanovich
6–3, 6–1
Win 2013 US Open Hard   Barbora Krejčíková   Belinda Bencic
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–3, 6–4

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 2–6 25%
French Open A A Q2 1R 1R 1R 3R 4R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 3R 1R 3R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
US Open A A Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–4 0–4 7–4 0 / 19 14–19 39%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami Open A 1R A 1R Q1 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Madrid Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
China Open A A A A 1R 1R QF 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 1 6 20 19 25 19 Career total: 90
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Career Total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 Career Total: 5
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–6 13–20 17–19 24–24 22–19 0 / 90 80–89 47%
Win %  –  0% 40% 39% 47% 50% 54% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking 1068 211 74 108 49 47 31

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 2–4
French Open 3R SF SF W 1 / 4 16–3
Wimbledon 2R 1R 3R W 1 / 4 9–3
US Open 1R QF F SF 0 / 4 12–4
Win–Loss 3–4 7–4 11–4 18–2 2 / 16 39–14
Year-end championship
WTA Finals Did not qualify F 0 / 1 2–1
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A 1R F 2R 0 / 3 5–3
Miami 1R 1R 1R F 0 / 4 4–4
Madrid A 2R QF 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Beijing A 2R QF 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha[1] 2R 1R 1R SF 0 / 4 3–4
Rome A A QF 1R 0 / 2 2–2
Montréal / Toronto A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 0–2
Cincinnati A A 1R QF 1 / 7 12–6
Tokyo / Wuhan[2] A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Year-end ranking 58 35 13 1

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score KSR
2017
1.   Simona Halep No. 4 Shenzhen Open, China Hard 2R 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 No. 52
2.   Johanna Konta No. 10 Shenzhen Open, China Hard SF 1–6, 6–4, 6–4 No. 52
3.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 6 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay F 6–3, 6–4 No. 56
2018
4.   Caroline Garcia No. 4 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2R 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4) No. 47
2019
5.   Naomi Osaka No. 1 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–4, 6–2 No. 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Švéd, Jan (17 August 2010). "Tenisová bojovnice s ruskou krví touží po Wimbledonu". iDnes (in Czech). Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ Kateřina Siniaková at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  3. ^ Jirásek, Ondřej (7 February 2017). "Siniaková bude v Ostravě hlavně sbírat zkušenosti, říká Pála". Tenisportal.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ staff, WTA (30 July 2017). "A year after making her maiden WTA final in Bastad, Katerina Siniakova wins her second career title at the Ericsson Open, stunning former WTA World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Halep finds Shenzhen success, edges Siniakova in indoor final". 6 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Siniakova supreme over Sharapova to make second straight Shenzhen final". 5 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Svitolina serves up comeback win over Siniakova". 17 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Krejcikova and Siniakova win first Grand Slam title in Paris". WTA Tennis. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Krejcikova and Siniakova secure doubles 'double' at Wimbledon". WTA Tennis. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.

External linksEdit