Natalia Vikhlyantseva

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 2019 Wimbledon Qualifying
Full nameNatalia Konstantinovna Vikhlyantseva
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceVolgograd, Russia
Born (1997-02-16) 16 February 1997 (age 23)
Volgograd, Russia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,205,303
Singles
Career record197–133 (59.7%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 54 (23 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 129 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2019)
French Open1R (2017, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record23–31 (42.6%)
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 216 (22 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 406 (16 March 2020)
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: 5 April 2020.

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

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 titles in 2016 on the ITF circuit, 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 at the 2017 Australian Open where she reached the second round of the main draw, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Her next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy for which she received a wild card and beat Yaroslava Shvedova before upsetting No. 8 seed Daria Kasatkina in straight sets and receiving a walkover from top seed Simona Halep (who withdrew due to injury) in the quarterfinals. She lost in the semifinals 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.

Performance timelinesEdit

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; (P) postponed; (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.

SinglesEdit

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 3 2–3 40%
French Open A A 1R 1R Q2 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R Q2 NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–4 0–4 1–2 0–0 0 / 10 2–10 17%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A Q1 2R 3R P 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Miami Open 1R A 1R 2R 1R P 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open A A Q1 1R A P 0 / 1 0–1 0%
China Open A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[1] A A Q2 A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A Q1 1R A P 0 /1 0–1 0%
Canadian Open A A Q1 A A P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A 2R Q2 A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open A A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 2 2 15 19 9 0 Career total: 47
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 1–2 14–15 5–19 9–9 0–0 0 / 47 30–47 39%
Year-end ranking 230 161 54 134 112 $1,139,527
  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. The Dubai Championships were classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by the Qatar Open for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, the Dubai Championships regained its Premier 5 status while the Qatar Open was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

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 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2014 ITF Hilton Head Island, United States 10,000 Clay   Marie Bouzková 5–7, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2015 ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia 25,000 Clay   Polina Leykina 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2016 ITF Plzeň, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Anna Kalinskaya 6–1, 6–3
Win 2–2 Sep 2016 ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia 100,000 Hard (i)   Donna Vekić 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Dec 2016 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates 100,000 Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–4 Oct 2018 ITF Poitiers, France 80,000 Hard (i)   Viktorija Golubic 6–3, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 ITF Saint-Malo, France 50,000 Clay   Maria Marfutina   Kristína Kučová
  Anastasija Sevastova
7–6(7–1), 3–6, [5–10]
Win 1–1 Jan 2016 ITF Wesley Chapel, United States 25,000 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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