Marina Melnikova

Marina Anatolyevna Melnikova (Russian: Марина Анатольевна Мельникова; born 5 February 1989[1]) is a Russian tennis player.

Marina Melnikova
Марина Мельникова
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Melnikova at the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Full nameMarina Anatolyevna Melnikova
Country (sports) Russia
ResidencePerm, Russia
Born (1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 31)
Perm, Soviet Union
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2005
CoachOleg Mannapov
Prize moneyUS$ 367,193
Singles
Career record351–333 (51.3%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 170 (4 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 206 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2015, 2020)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US OpenQ1 (2014, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record211–179 (54.1%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 80 (20 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 243 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2016)
Last updated on: 10 May 2020.

She has won six singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 4 May 2015, Melnikova reached her best singles ranking of world No. 170. On 20 June 2016, she peaked at No. 80 in the doubles rankings.

Melnikova made her WTA Tour debut 2008 at Barcelona and also featured 2009 in the Ordina Open, both times in the doubles draw. She was a finalist at the 2014 QNet Open in doubles, alongside Elise Mertens.

Personal life and backgroundEdit

Melnikova is currently coached by Oleg Mannapov. Her father is Anatoliy, mother is Elena, and brother is Sergey. She started playing at age 7 when introduced to the sport by her dad. Her favorite surfaces are hard and clay. After finishing school in 2008, she moved from Russia to Germany, and she speaks Russian, English and German.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2016 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i)   Valentyna Ivakhnenko   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
6–3, 5–7, [8–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2015 Taipei Challenger, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Elise Mertens   Kanae Hisami
  Kotomi Takahata
1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (2–5)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2008 ITF Limoges, France 10,000 Hard (i)   Valeria Savinykh 1–0 ret.
Loss 1–1 Sep 2011 Saransk Cup, Russia 50,000 Clay   Alexandra Panova 0–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Feb 2014 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Stephanie Vogt 1–6, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2014 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Ysaline Bonaventure 3–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 Nov 2014 ITF Mumbai, India 25,000 Hard   Tadeja Majerič 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 3–3 Jun 2016 Surbiton Trophy, United Kingdom 50,000 Grass   Stéphanie Foretz 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 3–4 Sep 2017 ITF Schoonhoven, Netherlands 15,000 Clay   Ana Sofía Sánchez 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–4 Sep 2017 Royal Cup NLB, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Jesika Malečková 6–2, 6–0
Win 5–4 Dec 2018 ITF Solapur, India 25,000 Hard   Lu Jiajing 6–1, 6–2
Loss 5–5 Sep 2019 Royal Cup NLB, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Tena Lukas 4-6, 5-7
Win 6–5 Oct 2019 ITF Hilton Head, United States 25,000 Clay   Elizabeth Halbauer 6–3, 6–4
Loss 6–6 Nov 2019 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Anastasia Zakharova 3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–7 Marc 2020 ITF Potchefstroom, South Africa 25,000 Hard   Samantha Murray Sharan 6–2, 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 34 (14 titles, 20 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–7)
Clay (7–10)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2007 ITF Savitaipale,
Finland
10,000 Clay   Marcella Koek   Nicole Clerico
  Davinia Lobbinger
6–7(4–7), 5–7
Win 1–1 Nov 2007 ITF Mallorca,
Spain
10,000 Clay   Sylwia Zagórska   Julia Glushko
  Charlène Vanneste
6–4, 6–4
Win 2–1 Feb 2008 ITF Albufeira,
Portugal
10,000 Hard   Julia Glushko   Martina Babáková
  Elena Chalova
6–3, 0–6, [11–9]
Loss 2–2 Apr 2008 ITF Namangan,
Uzbekistan
25,000 Hard   Chayenne Ewijk   Vasilisa Davydova
  Maria Zharkova
6–3, 5–7, [6–10]
Loss 2–3 Oct 2008 ITF Porto,
Portugal
10,000 Clay   Michelle Gerards   Jana Jandová
  Kateřina Vaňková
3–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Loss 2–4 Nov 2008 ITF Mallorca,
Spain
10,000 Clay   Michelle Gerards   Benedetta Davato
  Giulia Gasparri
2–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 Nov 2008 ITF Astana,
Kazakhstan
25,000 Hard (i)   Anastasia Poltoratskaya   Marina Shamayko
  Sofia Shapatava
6–1, 6–1
Win 4–4 Jan 2009 ITF Kaarst,
Germany
10,000 Carpet (i)   Elena Chalova   Julia Babilon
  Franziska Etzel
6–3, 6–2
Win 5–4 Nov 2009 ITF Le Havre,
France
10,000 Clay (i)   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Amandine Hesse
  Alizé Lim
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 5–5 Jul 2010 ITF Bree,
Belgium
10,000 Clay   Marcella Koek   Sofie Oyen
  Demi Schuurs
0–6, 1–6
Win 6–5 Dec 2010 ITF Ain Sukhna,
Egypt
10,000 Clay   Galina Fokina   Indra Bigi
  Nicole Clerico
6–3, 2–6, [13–11]
Loss 6–6 Dec 2010 ITF Ain Sukhna,
Egypt
10,000 Clay   Galina Fokina   Sofiya Kovalets
  Chanel Simmonds
1–6, 2–6
Win 7–6 Jan 2011 ITF Stuttgart,
Germany
10,000 Hard (i)   Daniëlle Harmsen   Jana Čepelová
  Michaela Pochabová
3–6, 6–4, [14–12]
Loss 7–7 Jan 2011 ITF Kaarst,
Germany
10,000 Carpet (i)   Paula Kania   Nikola Fraňková
  Tereza Hladíková
6–3, 6–7(1–7), [8–10]
Loss 7–8 Jul 2011 Open de Pozoblanco,
Spain
50,000 Hard   Sofia Shapatava   Nina Bratchikova
  Irena Pavlovic
2–6, 4–6
Win 8–8 Sep 2011 Save Cup,
Italy
50,000 Clay   Valentyna Ivakhnenko   Tímea Babos
  Magda Linette
6–4, 7–5
Loss 8–9 Jan 2012 ITF Kaarst,
Germany
10,000 Carpet (i)   Alexandra Artamonova   Margarita Gasparyan
  Anna Smolina
7–6(7–2), 2–6, [8–10]
Loss 8–10 Jul 2012 ITF Imola,
Italy
25,000 Carpet   Tadeja Majerič   Alice Balducci
  Federica di Sarra
w/o
Loss 8–11 Aug 2012 ITF Rebecq,
Belgium
25,000 Clay   Lesley Kerkhove   Diana Buzean
  Daniëlle Harmsen
4–6, 2–6
Loss 8–12 Sep 2012 ITF Sofia,
Bulgaria
25,000 Clay   Raluca Olaru   Katarzyna Piter
  Barbara Sobaszkiewicz
5–7, 1–6
Win 9–12 Apr 2013 ITF Heraklion,
Greece
10,000 Carpet   Teodora Mirčić   Despina Papamichail
  Giulia Sussarello
6–1, 6–4
Loss 9–13 Dec 2013 ITF Mérida,
Mexico
25,000 Hard   Laura-Ioana Andrei   Vanesa Furlanetto
  Florencia Molinero
6–2, 6–7(8–10), [7–10]
Loss 9–14 May 2014 Nana Trophy,
Tunisia
25,000 Clay   Beatriz García Vidagany   Andrea Gámiz
  Valeria Savinykh
4–6, 1–6
Loss 9–15 Aug 2014 ITF Westende,
Belgium
25,000 Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Elise Mertens
2–6, 2–6
Loss 9–16 Aug 2014 ITF Fleurus,
Belgium
25,000 Clay   Hilda Melander   Arantxa Rus
  Demi Schuurs
4–6, 1–6
Loss 9–17 Nov 2014 QNet Open,
India
50,000 Hard   Elise Mertens   Liu Chang
  Lu Jiajing
3–6, 0–6
Win 10–17 Jul 2015 Bursa Cup,
Turkey
50,000 Clay   Laura Pous Tió   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–4, 6–4
Loss 10–18 Sep 2015 Monterrey Internacional,
Mexico
50,000 Hard   Mandy Minella   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Elise Mertens
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 10–19 Oct 2015 Abierto Tampico,
Mexico
50,000 Hard   Verónica Cepede Royg   María Irigoyen
  Barbora Krejčíková
5–7, 2–6
Win 11–19 Dec 2015 Ankara Cup,
Turkey
50,000 Hard (i)   María José Martínez Sánchez   Paula Kania
  Lesley Kerkhove
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
Win 12–19 Jun 2019 Montpellier Open,
France
25,000 Clay   Eva Wacanno   Albina Khabibulina
  Julia Wachaczyk
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Loss 12–20 Aug 2019 ITF Bad Saulgau,
Germany
25,000 Clay   Ksenia Laskutova   Georgina García Pérez
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
3–6, 1–6
Win 13–20 Sep 2019 ITF Prague,
Czech Republic
25,000 Clay   Suzan Lamens   Katarzyna Piter
  Anastasiya Shoshyna
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Win 14–20 Nov 2019 ITF Saint-Étienne,
France
25,000 Hard (i)   Laura Ioana Paar   Cristina Bucșa
  Julia Wachaczyk
6–3, 6–7(7–9), [11–9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Мельникова Марина Анатольевна — РНИ 3913. Russian Tennis Tour (in Russian). Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Marina Melnikova Bio".

External linksEdit