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Lyudmyla Kichenok

Lyudmyla Viktorivna Kichenok (Ukrainian: Людмила Вікторівна Кіченок, Kee-chen-OCK; born 20 July 1992) is a Ukrainian tennis player.

Lyudmyla Kichenok
Людмила Кіченок
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Country (sports) Ukraine
ResidenceDnipro
Born (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 27)
Dnipropetrovsk
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$799,567
Singles
Career record202–161
Career titles0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 156 (21 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2013)
French OpenQ1 (2013, 2014)
WimbledonQ2 (2014)
US OpenQ1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record308–184
Career titles4 WTA, 28 ITF
Highest ranking34 (1 October 2018)
Current ranking51 (29 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2015, 2017)
US OpenQF (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (2019)
WimbledonQF (2017)
US Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–5
Last updated on: 1 May 2019.

On 21 July 2014, Lyudmyla reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 156. On 1 October 2018, she peaked at No. 34 in the doubles rankings. To date, she has won four doubles titles on the WTA Tour, all with her twin sister Nadiia Kichenok.

CareerEdit

In 2015, she won her first WTA doubles title together with her sister. They escaped a 5–0 deficit in the second set tie-break of their 6–4, 7–6 defeat of Liang Chen and Wang Yafan in the Shenzhen Open final. That made the Kichenoks the second pair of twins, after Karolína Plíšková and Kristýna Plíšková, to win a WTA doubles title. They previously had been runners-up at Tashkent in 2011 and Shenzhen in 2014.[1] She won the second WTA doubles title at Brasil Tennis Cup.

During the 2015 Tianjin Open, Lyudmyla caused the biggest upset of the tournament, upsetting world No. 8 and reigning US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in the first round for the biggest win of her career so far.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (2–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (2–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2011 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Eleni Daniilidou
  Vitalia Diatchenko
4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Jan 2014 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Monica Niculescu
  Klára Zakopalová
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Jan 2015 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Liang Chen
  Wang Yafan
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Win 2–2 Aug 2016 Brasil Tennis Cup, Brasil International Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Tímea Babos
  Réka Luca Jani
6–3, 6–1
Loss 2–3 Jan 2018 Hobart International, Australia International Hard   Makoto Ninomiya   Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–4 Jul 2018 Silicon Valley Classic, United States Premier Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Latisha Chan
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 1–6
Win 3–4 Nov 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, China Elite Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 4–4 Oct 2019 WTA Elite Trophy, China (2) Elite Hard   Andreja Klepač   Duan Yingying
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (6–6)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 October 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 1 November 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Marta Sirotkina 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 15 November 2009 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Anna Lapushchenkova 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 4 April 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet (i)   Anna Lapushchenkova 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 22 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay   Elina Svitolina 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 March 2011 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Daria Gavrilova 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 25 March 2012 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Margarita Gasparyan 0–6, ret.
Winner 5. 26 May 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Lisa Whybourn 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 June 2012 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Zarina Diyas 0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 10 November 2012 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Aliaksandra Sasnovich 0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 6. 15 July 2013 Imola, Italy Carpet   Victoria Kan 6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 6. 18 August 2013 Kazan, Russia Hard   Valentyna Ivakhnenko 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Doubles: 51 (28–23)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (19–11)
Clay (3–9)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (5–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2006 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Josipa Bek
  Karolina Jovanović
4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 25 May 2007 Cherkassy, Ukraine Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Katerina Avdiyenko
  Anna Zaporozhanova
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 3. 3 August 2008 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Vasilisa Davydova
  Maria Kondratieva
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 29 August 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Irina-Camelia Begu
2–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 5. 29 March 2009 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Ekaterina Dzehalevich
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 22 May 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Ksenia Milevskaya
  Lesia Tsurenko
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 13 September 2009 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Chayenne Ewijk
  Marlot Meddens
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 2. 16 October 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Veronika Kapshay
  Irina Kuzmina
2–6, 6–2, [10–3]
Winner 3. 1 November 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Alexandra Artamonova
  Lidziya Marozava
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 14 November 2009 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Vesna Dolonc
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 7. 22 November 2009 Opole, Poland Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Ana Jovanović
  Justine Ozga
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 7 February 2010 Rancho Mirage, California, USA Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Monique Adamczak
  Abigail Spears
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 28 March 2010 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Nina Bratchikova
  Irena Pavlovic
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [3–10]
Runner-up 10. 3 April 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Alexandra Panova
  Ksenia Pervak
6–7(7–9), 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 5. 8 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Kateryna Kozlova
  Elina Svitolina
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 21 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Katerina Avdiyenko
  Ksenia Milevskaya
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 20 June 2010 Montpellier, France Clay   Amandine Hesse   Lu Jingjing
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 27 June 2010 Périgueux, France Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Elise Tamaëla
  Scarlett Werner
2–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 10 October 2010 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Claire Feuerstein
  Caroline Garcia
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 7. 26 March 2011 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Alexandra Panova
  Olga Panova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 30 April 2011 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Teodora Mirčić
  Nicole Rottmann
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 5 June 2011 Přerov, Czech Republic Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Kateřina Kramperová
  Karolína Plíšková
3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 16 October 2011 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Eirini Georgatou
  Irena Pavlovic
6–2, 6–0
Winner 10. 6 November 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Ana Vrljić
4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
Runner-up 15. 22 January 2012 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Paula Kania
  Ksenia Lykina
3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 20 May 2012 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Albina Khabibulina
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–4, 6–1
Winner 12. 16 June 2012 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Kateryna Kozlova
7–5, 7–5
Winner 13. 21 July 2012 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Kateryna Kozlova
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 16. 28 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
6–3, 4–6, [2–10]
Runner-up 17. 18 August 2012 Kazan, Russia Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Kateryna Kozlova
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [4–10]
Winner 14. 3 November 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Zuzana Luknárová
  Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 10 November 2012 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Ekaterina Dzehalevich
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
6–1, 2–6, [3–10]
Winner 15. 18 November 2012 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Irina Buryachok
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 30 March 2013 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Anett Kontaveit
  Jeļena Ostapenko
6–2, 5–7, [0–10]
Winner 16. 13 July 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Oksana Kalashnikova   Alona Fomina
  Anja Prislan
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 17. 20 July 2013 Imola, Italy Carpet   Jeļena Ostapenko   Katharina Lehnert
  Alice Matteucci
6–4, 3–6, [10–3]
Winner 18. 27 July 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Nina Bratchikova
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 19. 28 September 2013 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Polina Pekhova   Michaela Hončová
  Veronika Kapshay
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. 9 November 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Alexandra Artamonova
  Eugeniya Pashkova
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 20. 15 November 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Olga Savchuk
  Vitalia Diatchenko
5–7, 1–6
Winner 21. 7 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Alexandra Panova   Laura Thorpe
  Stephanie Vogt
6–1, 6–3
Winner 22. 29 March 2014 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i)   Margarita Gasparyan   Kristina Barrois
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–2, 6–4
Winner 23. 1 November 2014 Nantes, France Hard (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Stéphanie Foretz
  Amandine Hesse
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 15 November 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Olga Savchuk   Alexandra Panova
  Vitalia Diatchenko
6–3, 2–6, [4–10]
Winner 24. 21 February 2015 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Nadiia Kichenok   Stéphanie Foretz
  Irina Ramialison
6–3, 6–3
Winner 25. 25 April 2015 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Polina Monova
6–4, 6–3
Winner 26. 14 June 2015 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Xenia Knoll   Tara Moore
  Nicola Slater
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner 27. 19 March 2016 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Akiko Omae
  Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 11 March 2017 Zhuhai, China Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Lesley Kerkhove
  Lidziya Marozava
4–6, 2–6
Winner 28. 18 March 2017 Shenzhen, China Hard   Nadiia Kichenok   Eri Hozumi
  Valeria Savinykh
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 30 June 2017 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass   Viktorija Golubic   Shuko Aoyama
  Yang Zhaoxuan
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [8–10]

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score LKR
2015
1.   Flavia Pennetta No. 8 Tianjin Open, China Hard 1R 6–3, 7–5 No. 414

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Lyudmyla Kichenok at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile