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Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko (Ukrainian: Леся Вікторівна Цуренко; born 30 May 1989) is a Ukrainian tennis player.

Lesia Tsurenko
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Tsurenko at the 2016 US Open
Full nameLesia Viktorivna Tsurenko
Country (sports) Ukraine
ResidenceKiev, Ukraine
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 29)
Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDmytro Brichek (2013–2018)
Adriano Albanesi (2018–present)[1]
Prize money$3,943,581
Official websitelesia-tsurenko.com
Singles
Career record382–254 (60.06%)
Career titles4 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (18 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 23 (18 February 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French Open4R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US OpenQF (2018)
Doubles
Career record107–65
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 115 (28 May 2018)
Current rankingNo. 324 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup14–14
Last updated on: 8 January 2019.

Tsurenko has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 7 January 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 24. On 28 May 2018, she peaked at No. 115 in the doubles rankings.

Contents

CareerEdit

2013Edit

In 2013, Tsurenko reached the semifinals of the WTA Premier Brisbane International tournament, after entering the draw as a lucky loser replacing Maria Sharapova; she defeated Jarmila Gajdošová and Daniela Hantuchová before losing in three sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Having qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, she again faced Pavlyuchenkova, the 24th seed. This time Tsurenko won in three sets. She then beat fellow qualifier Daria Gavrilova in the second round, but lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the third. Tsurenko continued her good run of form on the North American hard courts, as she reached the third round at the BNP Paribas Open as a qualifier; she defeated Ayumi Morita and Yaroslava Shvedova before falling to Petra Kvitová. She reached a then career-high ranking of No. 60 in the world.

2014Edit

After nearly falling out of the world's top 200 prior to Wimbledon in 2014,[2] Tsurenko experienced a mid-career revival. After qualifying for Wimbledon, Tsurenko defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier to set up a second round meeting with Simona Halep; Tsurenko pushed the No. 2 seed to three sets before losing out on a possible third round appearance. She did however proceed to reach her first final on the ITF Women's Circuit in nearly two years, losing in the final of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open to Jarmila Wolfe in three sets. She also reached the semifinals of the Tashkent Open before losing to eventual champion Karin Knapp. Her late-season run ensured she'd finish inside the world's top 100 for the second year in a row.

2015: First WTA titleEdit

In 2015, Tsurenko reached the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open, again as a qualifier, defeating Annika Beck, Andrea Petkovic, Alizé Cornet and Eugenie Bouchard before retiring against Jelena Janković in the quarterfinals due to an ankle injury she suffered in defeating Bouchard. After again reaching the second round of Wimbledon and losing to Irina-Camelia Begu, Tsurenko won her first WTA singles title in Istanbul, defeating Urszula Radwańska in final. As a result, she reached a career-high ranking of world No. 47. In summer, she qualified for the Rogers Cup in Toronto by beating Nicole Gibbs and Lara Arruabarrena, and then defeated Yanina Wickmayer, Wimbledon finalist Garbiñe Muguruza and Carina Witthöft, before succumbing to Sara Errani in the quarterfinals.

Her good form continued at the Connecticut Open. As a lucky loser, replacing Simona Halep, she defeated fifth seed Karolína Plíšková in straight sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she eventually lost to French Open finalist Lucie Šafářová. Tsurenko found revenge one week later at the US Open, defeating the Czech sixth seed Lucie Šafářová in the first round. However, she lost to Varvara Lepchenko in round two.

2016: First Grand Slam fourth round appearanceEdit

After struggle in first half of the year, Tsurenko made her first Grand Slam fourth round at the US Open after beating Irina-Camelia Begu and Dominika Cibulková en route before losing to defending finalist Roberta Vinci. Two weeks later, Tsurenko won her WTA second singles title in Guangzhou, defeating Jelena Janković in final.

 
Tsurenko at the 2018 French Open

2017: Third WTA title and top 30 debutEdit

Tsurenko won her WTA third singles title in Acapulco, defeating Kristina Mladenovic in final. After Wimbledon, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 29.

2018: Forth WTA title and Grand Slam Quartfinals DebutEdit

Lesia Tsurenko defended her title in Acapulco as her 4th singles title after beating Stefanie Vögele in final with 3 sets.In Cincinnati,Tsurenko made her first Premier Mandatory QF appearance in 3 years after beating Danielle CollinsGarbiñe MuguruzaEkaterina Makarova en route,before losing to Simona Halep.In US OPEN,Tsurenko reached her first Grand Slam Quartfinal after beating Alison Van UytvanckCaroline WozniackiKateřina SiniakováMarkéta Vondroušová,before losing to eventually champion Naomi Osaka,and Tsurenko alos set a new career high after US OPEN with 26.

WTA finalsEdit

 
Lesia Tsurenko at Wimbledon

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (4–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2015 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard   Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 6–1
Win 2–0 Sep 2016 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Jelena Janković 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 3–0 Mar 2017 Mexican Open, Mexico International Hard   Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 7–5
Win 4–0 Mar 2018 Mexican Open, Mexico (2) International Hard   Stefanie Vögele 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Loss 4–1 Jan 2019 Brisbane International, Australia Premier Hard   Karolína Plíšková 6–4, 5–7, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2007 ITF Baku, Azerbaijan 10,000 Clay   Tinatin Kavlashvili 3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2008 ITF Adana, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Vivian Segnini 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Win 2–1 Oct 2008 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine 10,000 Carpet (i)   Elina Gasanova 6–3, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Feb 2010 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 25,000 Hard (i)   Oxana Lyubtsova 4–6, 5–7
Loss 2–3 Mar 2010 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Anna Lapushchenkova 1–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Win 3–3 Nov 2010 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Richèl Hogenkamp 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–4 Mar 2011 ITF Ipswich, Australia 25,000 Clay   Sally Peers 7–5, 5–7, 0–6
Win 4–4 Sep 2011 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 5–4 Oct 2011 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard (i)   Irina Khromacheva 6–1, 7–5
Win 6–4 Nov 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
Loss 6–5 Sep 2012 ITF Telavi, Georgia 50,000 Clay   Elina Svitolina 1–6, 2–6
Loss 6–6 Jul 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada 100,000 Hard   Jarmila Wolfe 6–3, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (2–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2007 ITF Baku, Azerbaijan 10,000 Clay   Kateryna Yergina   Vasilisa Davydova
  Avgusta Tsybysheva
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 0–2 Jun 2008 ITF Breda, Netherlands 10,000 Clay   Ima Bohush   Daniëlle Harmsen
  Renée Reinhard
w/o
Loss 0–3 Jul 2008 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine 25,000 Clay   Kristina Antoniychuk   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Oksana Kalashnikova
1–6, 4–6
Win 1–3 Sep 2008 ITF Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands 25,000 Clay   Florencia Molinero   Darija Jurak
  Vojislava Lukić
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win 2–3 Sep 2008 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Ima Bohush   Albina Khabibulina
  Alexandra Kolesnichenko
6–3, 6–1
Win 3–3 Oct 2008 ITF Podolsk, Russia 50,000 Carpet (i)   Anastasia Poltoratskaya   Ima Bohush
  Darya Kustova
7–6(9–7), 1–6, [10–3]
Loss 3–4 Nov 2008 ITF Minsk, Belarus 50,000 Hard (i)   Anastasia Poltoratskaya   Alisa Kleybanova
  Tatiana Poutchek
1–6, 2–6
Win 4–4 Mar 2009 ITF Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 50,000 Carpet (i)   Ksenia Milevskaya   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 6–3
Win 5–4 Apr 2009 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 100,000 Hard   Naomi Cavaday   Kristína Kučová
  Anastasija Sevastova
6–2, 2–6, [11–9]
Win 6–4 May 2009 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine 25,000 Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
6–4, 6–4
Win 7–4 Feb 2010 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 25,000 Hard (i)   Ksenia Milevskaya   Nikola Hofmanova
  Yvonne Meusburger
6–4, 7–5
Loss 7–5 May 2010 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon 50,000 Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya   Petra Cetkovská
  Renata Voráčová
4–6, 2–6
Loss 7–6 May 2010 ITF Brno, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Darya Kustova   Carmen Klaschka
  Laura Siegemund
w/o
Win 8–6 Aug 2010 ITF Kazan, Russia 50,000 Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Albina Khabibulina
  Ksenia Palkina
6–2, 6–3
Loss 8–7 May 2011 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay   Olga Savchuk   Darya Kustova
  Arina Rodionova
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Loss 8–8 Mar 2012 ITF Osprey, United States 50,000 Clay   Alexandra Panova   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–2, 4–6, [7–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records. This table is current through the 2019 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 9 6–9 40%
French Open A Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 3R 4R 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 8 6–8 43%
US Open A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R QF 0 / 7 8–7 53%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 2–4 3–4 4–4 9–4 1–1 0 / 30 25–30 45%
WTA Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells Open A A Q1 2R 3R A QF 3R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 7 10–7 59%
Miami Open A A Q1 Q1 1R A A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open A A A Q1 1R A Q1 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
China Open A A A A Q2 A 1R A 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[1] A A A Q1 A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Italian Open A A A Q2 1R A Q2 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Canadian Open A A A A A A QF A 1R 2R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Cincinnati Open A A A Q1 A A A 2R 2R QF 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[2] A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 3 7 12 18 8 18 21 25 20 6 139
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 80%
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5
Hard Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 2–4 4–7 7–10 3–6 19–12 14–11 13–14 20–13 9–5 91–84 52%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 1–2 3–4 1–5 0–1 1–1 4–5 3–5 3–3 0–1 17–29 37%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 5–4 3–2 0–0 14–18 44%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 3–7 7–12 11–18 4–8 21–16 19–19 21–23 26–18 9–6 122–131
Win% 0% 25% 30% 37% 38% 33% 57% 50% 48% 59% 60% 48.22%
Year-end ranking 265 184 120 102 70 96 33 58 42 27 $3,249,281

Notes

  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R 0–5
Wimbledon Q1 A A A A 1R 3R A 2–2
US Open A A A A 2R A A A 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 3–9

Best Grand Slam tournament results detailsEdit

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Main-draw results only; correct to 30 March 2019.

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Carpet Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Garbiñe Muguruza 2–2 50% 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Won (2–6, 6–4, 6–4) at 2018 Cincinnati
  Jelena Janković 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2016 Guangzhou
  Caroline Wozniacki 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2018 US Open
  Karolína Plíšková 2–4 33% 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 Lost (6–4, 5–7, 2–6) at 2019 Brisbane
  Naomi Osaka 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–4) at 2019 Brisbane
  Serena Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2012 Fed Cup
  Venus Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2017 Rome
  Angelique Kerber 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 Fed Cup
  Simona Halep 0–7 0% 0–4 0–0 0–2 0–1 Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2019 Dubai
Number 2 ranked players
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2015 Moscow
  Petra Kvitová 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2018 Madrid
  Agnieszka Radwańska 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–2, 5–7, 3–6) at 2018 Australian Open
Number 3 ranked players
  Elina Svitolina 1–2 33% 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 Cincinnati
Number 4 ranked players
  Francesca Schiavone 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2012 Indian Wells
  Dominika Cibulková 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–7(3–7), 4–6) at 2017 Toronto
  Caroline Garcia 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2016 French Open
  Johanna Konta 0–2 0% 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 Lost (3–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2017 Birmingham
Number 5 ranked players
  Eugenie Bouchard 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4) at 2015 Indian Wells
  Daniela Hantuchová 3–1 75% 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–1, 6–1) at 2015 Istanbul
  Sara Errani 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2018 Dubai
  Lucie Šafářová 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2015 US Open
  Jelena Ostapenko 1–2 33% 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 French Open
  Anna Chakvetadze 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2012 Tashkent
Number 6 ranked players
  Kiki Bertens 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (3–6, 6–2, 6–1) at 2008 ITF Breda
  Carla Suárez Navarro 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 2–3 ret.) at 2018 Montréal
Number 7 ranked players
  Patty Schnyder 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2011 Australian Open
  Roberta Vinci 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–7(5–7), 2–6) at 2016 US Open
  Madison Keys 0–3 0% 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2017 Stanford
Number 8 ranked players
  Ekaterina Makarova 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (7–6(7–5), 6–2) at 2018 Cincinnati
Number 9 ranked players
  CoCo Vandeweghe 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (3–6, 6–4, 6–0) at 2018 French Open
  Julia Görges 3–3 50% 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 6–4, 2–2 ret.) at 2018 Beijing
  Ashleigh Barty 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2018 Brisbane
  Andrea Petkovic 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 4–6, 6–4) at 2015 Indian Wells
  Aryna Sabalenka 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 5–7) at 2019 Indian Wells
  Timea Bacsinszky 0–4 0% 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 0–6) at 2016 Cincinnati
Number 10 ranked players
  Kristina Mladenovic 4–1 75% 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2018 Acapulco
  Daria Kasatkina 2–2 50% 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 6–7(1–7)) at 2018 Moscow
Total 38–69 36% 27–45 6–16 5–6 0–2

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2015
1.   Andrea Petkovic No. 10 BNP Paribas Open, United States Hard 2R 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2.   Eugenie Bouchard No. 7 BNP Paribas Open, United States Hard 4R 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
3.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 9 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 2R 7–5, 6–1
4.   Karolína Plíšková No. 8 Connecticut Open, United States Hard QF 6–2, 6–2
5.   Lucie Šafářová No. 6 US Open, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–1
2018
6.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 9 Western & Southern Open, United States Hard 2R 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
7.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 2 US Open, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 6–2
2019
8.   Naomi Osaka No. 5 Brisbane International, Australia Hard SF 6–2, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "A Beginner's Guide: Lesia Tsurenko". The Tennis Island. Retrieved 12 August 2015.

External linksEdit