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Luksika "Luk" Kumkhum (Thai: ลักษิกา คำขำ; RTGSLaksika Khamkham; born 21 July 1993) is a Thai tennis player. She turned professional in 2011, and reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 66 on 19 November 2018. On 16 July 2018, she peaked at No. 86 of the doubles rankings.

Luksika Kumkhum
ลักษิกา คำขำ
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Luksika Kumkhum at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Thailand
ResidenceBangkok
Born (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 25)
Chanthaburi
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
CoachLersak Kumkhum (her father)
Prize money$954,716
Singles
Career record316–152 (67.52%)
Career titles2 WTA 125K, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 66 (19 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 67 (14 January 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open1R (2014, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record137–89 (60.62%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 86 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 96 (14 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup18–8
Last updated on: 19 January 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

In 2010, Kumkhum had won one ITF event in singles but three events in doubles. The next year she won five singles ITF events, all 10Ks, and two in doubles. In 2012, she won two singles and two doubles ITF events.

2013Edit

In 2013, she cracked the top 200 and started to play on the WTA Tour as well as the ITF Women's Circuit. Kumkhum qualified for the Australian Open where she defeated Sofia Arvidsson in the first round, she was then beaten by Jamie Hampton. She played the Malaysian Open where she qualified for the tournament and reached the quarterfinals defeating Olivia Rogowska and Eleni Daniilidou en route before falling to Ayumi Morita in the quarterfinals, she also reached the semifinals of the tournament where she partnered with Erika Sema, falling to Janette Husárová and Zhang Shuai in the semifinals. In April she won the 25K event in Phuket defeating Lisa Whybourn in the finals. She played the Roland Garros qualifying event where she defeated Zarina Diyas before falling to Sandra Záhlavová in the second qualifying round. She then suffered first-round losses at Nottingham, Birmingham and Wimbledon. Kumkhum's next event was the 100k event, President's Cup in Astana, where she defeated Eugeniya Pashkova, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the second round, and Ekaterina Bychkova in the quarterfinals before she lost to Nadiya Kichenok in the semifinals. In the doubles event she and Tamarine Tanasugarn reached the final before falling to first-seeds Nina Bratchikova and Valeria Solovyeva.

2014Edit

At the Australian Open, Kumkhum, ranked 87 in the world, caused a major upset when she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the first round, in three sets. This was the first time ever that Kumkhum had ever faced a top-ten opponent in her career.[1] She then suffered first-round loss at the PTT Pattaya Open from Julia Görges 4–6, 4–6.

2018Edit

Having qualified for the Australian Open, Kumkhum has progressed to the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. In the second round, she defeated former top-ten player Belinda Bencic, 6–1, 6–3.[2]

WTA finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)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)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
1–6, 4–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2018 Mumbai Open, India Hard   Irina Khromacheva 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Nov 2018 Taipei Open, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Sabine Lisicki 6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (15–9)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (14–8)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 October 2010 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Emma Flood 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 23 October 2010 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard   Zhu Lin 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 November 2010 Manila, Philippines Hard   Piia Suomalainen 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard   Anastasiya Vasylyeva 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. 7 May 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Ayu Fani Damayanti 6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 14 May 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 4 June 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Marta Sirotkina 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 18 June 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Liang Chen 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 2 July 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Liang Chen 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 5–7
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 Kuching, Malaysia Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 6. 20 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard   Zhao Yijing 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 7 July 2012 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nudnida Luangnam 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 28 April 2013 Phuket, Thailand Hard   Lisa Whybourn 6–0, 7–5
Winner 10. 24 November 2013 Toyota, Japan Carpet   Hiroko Kuwata 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 3 August 2014 Wuhan, China Hard   Wang Qiang 2–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard   Chang Kai-chen 1–6, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 29 November 2015 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Jana Fett 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 30 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard   Wang Qiang 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 21 May 2017 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Han Na-lae 6–7(2–7), 5–7
Winner 12. 29 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Alisa Kleybanova 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Winner 13. 19 August 2017 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Yuan Yue 7–5, 6–2
Winner 14. 1 April 2018 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Bianca Andreescu 6–3, 6–3
Winner 15. 8 April 2018 Kashiwa, Japan Hard   Bianca Andreescu 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 19 (12–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (11–6)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 October 2010 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard   Varatchaya Wongteanchai   Huỳnh Phương Đài Trang
  Maya Kato
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 14 November 2010 Manila, Philippines Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech   Ivana King
  Jasmin Schnack
6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 12 December 2010 Bangalore, India Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk   Chen Yi
  Kumiko Iijima
7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 June 2011 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Napatsakorn Sankaew   Liang Chen
  Zhao Yijing
6–1, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 6 November 2011 Kuching, Malaysia Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk   Lu Jiaxiang
  Lu Jiajing
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 13 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech   Zhao Yijing
  Zheng Junyi
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 20 November 2011 Manila, Philippines Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech   Napatsakorn Sankaew
  Varunya Wongteanchai
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 22 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Varatchaya Wongteanchai   Veronika Kapshay
  Ekaterina Yashina
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 2 September 2012 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Varatchaya Wongteanchai   Yurina Koshino
  Mari Tanaka
6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 5 May 2013 Gifu, Japan Hard   Erika Sema   Nao Hibino
  Riko Sawayanagi
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2013 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Chen Yi   Lesley Kerkhove
  Arantxa Rus
4–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Runner-up 4. 11 July 2014 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Varunya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 28 November 2015 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Yuuki Tanaka   Akiko Omae
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–3, 0–6, [9–11]
Winner 9. 2 April 2017 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Han Na-lae   Erina Hayashi
  Robu Kajitani
6–3, 6–0
Winner 10. 28 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Ksenia Palkina   Naiktha Bains
  Karin Kennel
6–3, 2–6, [14–12]
Winner 11. 31 March 2018 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Gao Xinyu   Erina Hayashi
  Momoko Kobori
6–0, 2–6, [10–4]
Winner 12. 17 June 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom Grass   Prarthana Thombare   Naomi Broady
  Asia Muhammad
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 6. 20 October 2018 Suzhou, China Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech   Misaki Doi
  Nao Hibino
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 10 November 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard   Choi Ji-hee   Shuko Aoyama
  Yang Zhaoxuan
2–6, 3–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open 2R 2R Q1 1R 1R 3R 4–5
French Open Q2 1R A Q1 A 1R 0–2
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q3 1R Q2 0–1
US Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 A 0–0
Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 4–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sixth seed Petra Kvitova crashes out to Luksika Kumkhum, Sky Sports, 13 January 2014
  2. ^ Salvado, John (17 January 2018). "Belinda Bencic out of Australian Open after shock loss to Luksika Kumkhum". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

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