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Natalia Konstantinovna Vikhlyantseva (Russian: Наталья Константиновна Вихлянцева, IPA: [nɐˈtalʲjə vʲɪxˈlʲəntsɛvə]; born 16 February 1997) is a Russian tennis player. Her favourite court surface is grass.[1]

Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Наталья Вихлянцева
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Vikhlyantseva at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Full nameNatalia Konstantinovna Vikhlyantseva
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceVolgograd
Born (1997-02-16) 16 February 1997 (age 22)
Volgograd
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
CoachChip Brooks
Prize money$1,024,716
Singles
Career record175–114 (60.6%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 54 (23 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 100 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2019)
French Open1R (2017, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Doubles
Career record19–29 (39.6%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 WTA Challenger, ITF
Highest rankingNo. 279 (1 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 362 (3 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
French Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6–1 (85.7%)
Last updated on: 7 June 2019.

Vikhlyantseva has career-high rankings of 54 in singles, achieved on 23 October 2017, and 279 in doubles, achieved on 1 August 2016.

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Tennis careerEdit

2015–16Edit

Vikhlyantseva made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2015 Shenzhen Open where she received a wild card. In her first match on WTA Tour, she defeated Anna-Lena Friedsam in three sets. She played in second round against Simona Halep and lost in straight sets.

After winning two ITF titles in 2016, she reached the semifinals of the Open de Limoges where she took top-seed and top-30 player Caroline Garcia to three sets.

2017: Top 100 debut and first WTA finalEdit

Vikhlyantseva debuted at a Grand Slam tournament in the main draw of the 2017 Australian Open where she reached the second round, losing there to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Her next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy where she received a wild card and beat Yaroslava Shvedova before upsetting No. 8 seed Daria Kasatkina in straight sets and receiving a walkover from No. 1 seed Simona Halep (who withdrew due to injury) in the quarterfinals. She lost her semifinal to eventual champion Kristina Mladenovic. Despite her defeat, Vikhlyantseva ensured a top 100 debut with her campaign.

She reached her first WTA-level final at the Ricoh Open, beating Cornelia Lister, former world No. 9 Andrea Petkovic, Arantxa Rus and fifth seed Ana Konjuh en route. She then lost to Anett Kontaveit, who won her first title.

After some poor results which followed, Vikhlyantseva reached the second round at the Bank of the West Classic and Upper Austria Ladies Linz before coming up with a surprise run to the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup, where she had her first ever top-20 win over compatriot Elena Vesnina in straight sets. It was Vikhlyantseva's second Premier semifinal of the year, and both of them came in Russia, her home country. However, her run was halted by Julia Görges in the semifinals, with a wrist injury hindering her from further success.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass   Anett Kontaveit 2–6, 3–6

WTA Challenger finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2019 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Misaki Doi   Alexa Guarachi
  Danka Kovinić
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (2–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 October 2014 Hilton Head Island, United States Clay   Marie Bouzková 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 22 August 2015 Saint Petersburg, Russia Clay   Polina Leykina 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 7 August 2016 Plzeň, Czech Republic Clay   Anna Kalinskaya 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 24 September 2016 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Donna Vekić 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 17 December 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2018 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Viktorija Golubic 6–3, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles (1–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 September 2015 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Maria Marfutina   Kristína Kučová
  Anastasija Sevastova
7–6(7–1), 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 1. 23 January 2016 Wesley Chapel, United States Clay   Ingrid Neel   Natela Dzalamidze
  Veronika Kudermetova
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]

Fed Cup participationEdit

This table is current through the 2019 Fed Cup[2]

Legend
World Group
World Group Play-off
World Group II
World Group II Play-off
Europe/Africa Group

Singles (5–1)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result Team result
2017 Fed Cup WG II 12 February 2017
Moscow, Russia
  Chinese Taipei Hard (i) Lee Ya-hsuan Win 6–1, 6–2 Win 4–1
2018 Fed Cup WG II 10 February 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia
  Slovakia Hard (i) Viktória Kužmová Win 6–4, 6–2 Loss 1–3
11 February 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia
Jana Čepelová Loss 4–6, 4–6
2019 Fed Cup E/A I 6 February 2019
Zielona Góra, Poland
  Poland Hard (i) Iga Świątek Win 6–0, 6–2 Win 2–1
7 February 2019
Zielona Góra, Poland
  Denmark Clara Tauson Win 7–6(7–3), 6–1 Win 3–0
9 February 2019
Zielona Góra, Poland
  Sweden Johanna Larsson Win 7–6(7–1), 6–2 Win 2–0

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