Oksana Selekhmeteva

Oksana Olegovna Selekhmeteva (Russian: Окса́на Оле́говна Селехме́тьева; Russian pronunciation: [ɐˈksanə sʲɪlʲɪˈxmʲetʲɪ̯ɪvə]; born 13 January 2003) is a Russian tennis player. Selekhmeteva has a career-high singles ranking by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) of 128, set on 8 August 2022, and a best doubles ranking of 150, achieved on 11 July 2022.

Oksana Selekhmeteva
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Selekhmeteva at the 2022 French Open
Full nameOksana Olegovna Selekhmeteva
Country (sports) Russia
Born (2003-01-13) 13 January 2003 (age 20)
Kamenka, Penza Oblast, Russia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro29 October 2018
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 187,558
Career record107–56 (65.6%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 138 (8 August 2022)
Current rankingNo. 188 (12 December 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2023)
French Open1R (2022)
US OpenQ1 (2022)
Career record58–26 (69.0%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 150 (11 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 238 (12 December 2022)
Last updated on: 14 December 2022.

Selekhmeteva won two junior Grand Slam titles in doubles – the 2019 US Open and 2021 French Open. She also reached the final of the 2019 Wimbledon girls' doubles tournament.[1]

Junior careerEdit

As a junior, Selekhmeteva posted a 78–44 win–loss record in singles and 83–31 in doubles, and reached as high as world No. 7 in the combined junior rankings in January 2021.[2]

She won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles (each on a different surface) with two different partners – 2019 US Open with Kamilla Bartone[3] and 2021 French Open with Alex Eala.[4] She also finished runner-up at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Bartone.

She competed for the Russian team at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, reaching quarterfinals as an unseeded player and being the only player to win a set off eventual gold medalist, Kaja Juvan.[5]

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

  • Australian Open: 1R (2020)
  • French Open: SF (2021)
  • Wimbledon: 2R (2019)
  • US Open: SF (2019)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

  • Australian Open: –
  • French Open: W (2021)
  • Wimbledon: F (2019)
  • US Open: W (2019)

Professional careerEdit

2018–2019: First ITF tournaments, WTA debutEdit

In 2018, Selekhmeteva competed in her first professional tournament at the $15k event in Sant Cugat, qualifying for the main draw after defeating two top 800 oppositions despite being unranked.[6] It was her only professional tournament of the year.

She played more ITF tournaments in 2019 while simultaneously competing in the junior events. She made her WTA Tour debut at the St. Petersburg Trophy, but lost to world No. 194, Magdalena Fręch, in a tight three-setter.[7] She then backed it up with her first quarterfinal at the $25k level, defeating third seed Olga Ianchuk to reach the quarterfinals at the RWB Ladies Cup.

The Russian competed in her second WTA tournament at the Kremlin Cup having received another wildcard into the qualifying draw. This time, she lost to good friend Polina Kudermetova, in straight sets.[8]

Selekhmeteva ended the year ranked 781, having accumulated a 10–8 win–loss record at the professional level.[9]

2020: First doubles titleEdit

She had to wait until September to reach her first singles quarterfinal of the year at the $25k event in Marbella[10] after the tour was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her first professional title came at the same tournament, alongside Alina Charaeva.[11] She reached another $25k quarterfinal in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, this time defeating top 300 players Daniela Seguel and Amandine Hesse.[12]

Selekhmeteva ended the year with a 17–8 win–loss record in singles, and three doubles titles (14–1 win–loss).[9]

2021: First ITF singles title, top 250Edit

Selekhmeteva in 2021

Selekhmeteva reached her first professional singles final at the $15k event in Manacor, defeating good friend Alex Eala along the way.[13] She defeated Suzan Lamens in straight sets in the final.[14] In doubles, she enjoyed a 19-match winning streak which started from 2020, picking up two titles in Manacor alongside Ángela Fita Boluda.

After reaching the semifinals of the French Open in the junior tournament and winning the doubles title alongside Eala,[4] she fully concentrated on her professional career and did not play any more junior events. Her first event after was the $60k Open Montpellier, reaching the biggest quarterfinal of her career after losing just 15 games, including qualifying. She lost to second seed Mayar Sherif in straight sets. She entered the $100k Grand Est Open 88, where she qualified for the main draw and earned the biggest win of her career over world No. 98, Martina Trevisan, Roland Garros quarterfinalist a year ago, in the first round. Three consecutive great runs ended with a runner-up result at the $60k Open de Biarritz, winning six consecutive matches in straight sets from qualifying to reach her biggest career final.[15] She lost to top seed Francesca Jones in the final, but won the doubles title alongside Kamilla Bartone.[16] With these results, Selekhmeteva cracked the top 400 for the first time in her career.

Despite having a month's break, Selekhmeteva returned to reach yet another $60k quarterfinal, this time at the ITF Maspalomas where she fell to Sherif once again, though this time she won a set.[17] She also won the biggest doubles title of her career at this tournament with Elina Avanesyan.[18] She continued to achieve good results, making the singles semifinals at the $80k Open de Valencia, earning two top 200 wins in the process despite needing to qualify for the main draw. Her run ended in the hands of the eventual champion Trevisan.[19] Another doubles final followed, this time partnering Ángela Fita Boluda.[20]

She then reached semifinals of the $80k Le Neubourg event, losing to Anna Bondár in straight sets. By virtue of her results, Selekhmeteva received a wildcard into the qualifying draw of the Kremlin Cup where she stunned Arina Rodionova for her first WTA tournament match win.[21] She sealed a spot in her first WTA Tour main draw, after defeating Diana Shnaider in straight sets.[22] In the first round, she faced world No. 32, Veronika Kudermetova, in the biggest match of her career, but fell in an entertaining three-set battle.[23]

2022: Top 200 and major debutEdit

She went through qualifying of the French Open to make her Grand Slam main-draw debut.[24]

Performance timelineEdit

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
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, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.


Current after the 2023 Australian Open.

Tournament 2021 2022 2023 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Indian Wells Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Guadalajara Open NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 4 1 Career total: 6
Overall win–loss 0–1 3–4 0–1 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Year-end ranking 226 174 $188,911

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (0–0)
$15,000 tournaments (1–0)
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard   Suzan Lamens 6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Jul 2021 Open de Biarritz, France 60,000 Clay   Francesca Jones 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 2–1 Jul 2022 Open de Montpellier, France 60,000 Clay   Kateryna Baindl 6–3, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles: 14 (8 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments (0–1)
$60,000 tournaments (3–3)
$25,000 tournaments (1–1)
$15,000 tournaments (4–1)
Hard (3–2)
Clay (5–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2020 ITF Marbella, Spain 25,000 Clay   Alina Charaeva   Miriam Bulgaru
  Victoria Muntean
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Oct 2020 ITF Platja d'Aro, Spain 15,000 Clay   Alina Charaeva   Alba Carrillo Marín
  Júlia Payola
5–7, 6–1, [10–5]
Win 3–0 Dec 2020 ITF Madrid, Spain 15,000 Clay (i)   Ángela Fita Boluda   Bárbara Gatica
  Rebeca Pereira
7–6(4), 1–6, [10–5]
Win 4–0 Jan 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard   Ángela Fita Boluda   Ylena In-Albon
  Valentina Ryser
6–1, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 4–1 Jan 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard   Ángela Fita Boluda   Ylena In-Albon
  Camilla Rosatello
6–7(3), 7–6(9), [5–10]
Win 5–1 Mar 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard   Ángela Fita Boluda   Ylena In-Albon
  Rebeka Masarova
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 5–2 May 2021 ITF Platja d'Aro, Spain 25,000 Clay   Alex Eala   Oana Georgeta Simion
  Justina Mikulskytė
3–6, 5–7
Win 6–2 Jul 2021 Open de Biarritz, France 60,000 Clay   Daniela Vismane   Sarah Beth Grey
  Magali Kempen
6–3, 7–6(5)
Win 7–2 Aug 2021 ITF Maspalomas, Spain 60,000 Clay   Elina Avanesyan   Arianne Hartono
  Olivia Tjandramulia
7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–3 Sep 2021 Open de Valencia, Spain 80,000 Clay   Ángela Fita Boluda   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Ekaterine Gorgodze
2–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Loss 7–4 Apr 2022 Open de Seine-et-Marne, France 60,000 Hard (i)   Sofya Lansere   Isabelle Haverlag
  Justina Mikulskytė
4–6, 2–6
Loss 7–5 Apr 2022 Bellinzona Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay   Xenia Knoll   Alicia Barnett
  Olivia Nicholls
7–6(7), 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 7–6 Apr 2022 Chiasso Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay   Aliona Bolsova   Anastasia Dețiuc
  Miriam Kolodziejová
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 8–6 Jan 2023 ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 60,000 Hard (i)   Sofya Lansere   Conny Perrin

  Iryna Shymanovich

6–3, 6–0

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Wimbledon Grass   Kamilla Bartone   Savannah Broadus
  Abigail Forbes
5–7, 7–5, 2–6
Win 2019 US Open Hard   Kamilla Bartone   Aubane Droguet
  Séléna Janicijevic
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 2021 French Open Clay   Alex Eala   Maria Bondarenko
  Amarissa Kiara Tóth
6–0, 7–5


  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. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.


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