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Ksenia Yuryevna Pervak (Russian: Ксения Юрьевна Первак; born 27 May 1991 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian former tennis player.

Ksenia Pervak
Ксения Первак
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Full nameKsenia Yuryevna Pervak
Country (sports) Russia (2005–2011, 2013-present)
 Kazakhstan (2011–2013)
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 27)
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2005
Retired2015
PlaysLeft (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,024,792
Singles
Career record269–153
Career titles1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (19 September 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon4R (2011)
US Open1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Doubles
Career record42–44
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 123 (30 January 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2012)
US Open1R (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup3–1

Pervak won one singles title on the WTA Tour, as well as nine singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 19 September 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 37. On 30 January 2012, she peaked at No. 123 in the doubles rankings.

Pervak won the 2009 Australian Open – Girls' Singles tournament, defeating Laura Robson in straight sets in the final.[1][2]

In November 2015, she announced her retirement from professional tennis due to chronic injuries.[3] However, she returned to tennis on 19 September 2016, making her comeback at an ITF St. Petersburg tournament.[4]

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CareerEdit

2009Edit

Pervak made it to the second round of the PTT Pattaya Women's Open where she lost to second seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets.[5] She then won three qualifying matches to advance to the main draw in 's-Hertogenbosch where she defeated Czech Petra Cetkovská in the first round.[6] Pervak also won the Australian Open junior tournament in that year, defeating Laura Robson in the final.[1][2]

2010Edit

In early February, Pervak lost in the first round of the Pattaya City Open to then world No. 14 Vera Zvonareva.[7] Pervak then reached the Malaysian Open main draw but lost to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the first round.[8][9] At the French Open, she reached the main draw where she lost to Maria Sharapova in the first round. At the Banka Koper Slovenia Open, Pervak reached her first WTA Tour semifinal against Johanna Larsson but she had to retire due to a wrist injury.

At the Guangzhou International Women's Open, she defeated the No. 2 seed Chan Yung-jan in the first round. She then reached the quarterfinals by defeating Russian compatriot Alexandra Panova, winning 24 of 27 points in the final set.

2011Edit

Pervak kicked off her 2011 season in Brisbane, Australia, where she was seeded seventh for the qualifying draw of the Brisbane International. She defeated Jessica Moore and Alexandra Panova but was defeated by Anastasia Pivovarova in the third qualifying round. She gained entry into the main draw as a lucky loser and defeated Anna Chakvetadze in the first round, before losing in the second to Petra Kvitová.

Pervak played in the first round of the main draw of the Australian Open for the first time in her career, but lost to 13th seed and fellow Russian Nadia Petrova.

Pervak made the semifinals of the $100,000 ITF event in Midland, losing to eventual champion Lucie Hradecká. She made two consecutive quarterfinals of WTA events in Memphis and Monterrey, losing to Hradecká and Gisela Dulko respectively.

Pervak lost in qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells to Jamie Hampton. However, she qualified for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, defeating Zuzana Kučová and Junri Namigata. She lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Tamira Paszek in three sets.

2013Edit

At the Brisbane International, Pervak scored the first top-10 victory of her career by defeating former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, winning in a final set tiebreak.[10] She later faced top seed Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals and was heavily defeated.[11]

Pervak was unseeded at the Australian Open. She defeated 32nd seed Mona Barthel in the first round, but subsequently lost her match against Heather Watson in three sets, despite holding three match points in the second set tiebreak.[12] She realigned her allegiance with Russia in June 2013.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (1–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1 24 July 2011 Baku Cup, Azerbaijan Hard   Vera Zvonareva 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1 17 September 2011 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Eva Birnerová 6–3, 6–1

Doubles (0–1)Edit

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)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1 14 February 2010 Pattaya Women's Open, Thailand Hard   Anna Chakvetadze   Marina Erakovic
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
5–7, 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (9–8)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (5–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 September 2007 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Corinna Dentoni 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 19 May 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay   Nina Bratchikova 6–3, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 11 August 2008 Penza, Russia Clay   Sofia Shapatava 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 18 August 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay   Elena Kulikova 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 8 September 2008 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay   Lenka Wienerová 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2008 Podolsk, Russia Carpet (i)   Alisa Kleybanova 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Winner 4. 3 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Ekaterina Ivanova 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 10 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Ekaterina Ivanova 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 31 August 2009 Katowice, Poland Clay   Camila Giorgi 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 7 September 2009 Denain, France Clay   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 28 September 2009 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i)   Stéphanie Foretz 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 28 June 2010 Toruń, Poland Clay   Magda Linette 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 6 June 2011 Zlín, Сzech Republic Clay   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 1–6, 0–6
Winner 8. 28 October 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Anhelina Kalinina 6–0, 7–5
Winner 9. 4 November 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Eva Birnerová 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. 10 February 2014 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Heather Watson 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 27 July 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Natela Dzalamidze 6–6 ret.

Doubles (3–1)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 (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 8 September 2008 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay   Alexandra Panova   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Eugeniya Pashkova
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Winner 2. 3 November 2008 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i)   Oxana Lyubtsova   Julia Görges
  Laura Siegemund
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. 30 March 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet (i)   Alexandra Panova   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
7–6(9–7), 2–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 31 May 2010 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Alexandra Panova   Andreja Klepač
  Tadeja Majerič
3–6, 6–7(6–8)

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open Q1 Q3 1R 1R 2R A A A Q1 1–3
French Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R A A A 0–4
Wimbledon A Q2 4R 1R A Q1 A A A 3–2
US Open A 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R Q1 A A 0–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 3–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–13

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1–2
French Open A 1R A 0–1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0–1
US Open 1R A A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bierley, Steve (31 January 2009). "Robson comes up short in junior final". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b Heim, Jason (3 February 2009). "Tennis: Ksenia Pervak Wins Australian Open Girls' Singles Title". sportguru.net. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  3. ^ Pervak, Ksenia (5 November 2015). "Ksenia Pervak - the decision to retire". Championat. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ Первак возобновила карьеру и сыграет на турнире в Санкт-Петербурге
  5. ^ "Tennis: Wozniacki advances to Pattaya Open quarter-finals". AFP. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Seeds 2 for 2 on Day 2". WTA. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  7. ^ Chittinand, Tor (10 February 2010). "Tammy, Zvonareva advance in Pattaya". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Noppawan beats Pervak in Malaysian Open". The Star. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Noppawan beats Pervak in Malaysian Open". The Times of India. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Wozniacki bows out in Brisbane". ABC News. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Azarenka cruises into semis in Brisbane". ABC News. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  12. ^ Willis, Alexandra (16 January 2013). "Watson back from the brink". Australian Open. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

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