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Olga Govortsova (Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Гаварцова (Volga Havartsova); Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Говорцова; born 23 August 1988) is a professional Belarusian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 35, which she reached on 23 June 2008.

Olga Govortsova
Вольга Гаварцова
Olga Govortsova 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Wimbledon qualifying, 2015
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk
Born (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 30)
Pinsk
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,122,088
Singles
Career record360–289
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking35 (23 June 2008)
Current ranking341 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open3R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon4R (2015)
US Open3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record152–161
Career titles8 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking24 (29 August 2011)
Current ranking467 (14 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2011)
French Open3R (2010)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup26–13
Last updated on: 28 January 2019.
Govortsova at the 2010 US Open

Contents

CareerEdit

She reached her first WTA Tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis. She lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.

Olga Govortsova is sponsored by Wilson[1] and Chinese clothing company Peak.[2] She is represented by French-based sports agency Lagardére Unlimited [3]

2009Edit

She began her saison at the Brisbane International, where she defeated eighth seed Francesca Schiavone en route to the quarterfinals. However, she fell against world No. 41, Sara Errani. At the Australian Open she received main-draw entry but lost in straight sets (4–6, 3–6) against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round.

She then played in Indian Wells, a Premier-Mandatory event. She defeated British No. 1, Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Peng Shuai. In Miami, at the second Premier-Mandatory event, she lost in the first round to Belarusian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova.

In October, she reached the final of the Kremlin Cup, losing to Francesca Schiavone.

2010Edit

She started the year 2010 with the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. At the Medibank International Sydney she lost in the first qualifying round to Chanelle Scheepers.

At the Australian Open she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.

At the MPS Group Championships she beat second seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round, in the second round she beat Anna Tatishvili, in the quarterfinals she defeated Varvara Lepchenko, and in the semifinals third seed Dominika Cibulková, to lose her third WTA singles final to Caroline Wozniacki.

2015Edit

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Govortsova retired in the first round when she played against Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.[4] She failed to qualify for the French Open, losing in three sets to Alexa Glatch.

At Wimbledon, Govortsova advanced to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, by defeating opponents such as Alizé Cornet (who had beaten Serena Williams the previous year) and Magdaléna Rybáriková in the early rounds. She eventually lost to Madison Keys.[5]

At the Rogers Cup, Govortsova qualified for the main draw, and defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in her opening match before losing to fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.[6]

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2008 Charleston Hard   Edina Gallovits   Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 2010 Beijing Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2008 National Indoor Championships, U.S. Tier III Hard (i)   Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Francesca Schiavone 3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2010 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. International Clay   Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 5–7
Loss 0–4 Sep 2013 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Bojana Jovanovski 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)

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

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–5)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 2008 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, U.S. Clay   Edina Gallovits   Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 1. May 2008 İstanbul Cup, Turkey Clay   Jill Craybas   Marina Erakovic
  Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
Win 2. Sep 2009 Guangzhou International Women's Open, China Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Win 3. Sep 2009 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–7(1-7), [10–8]
Win 4. Oct 2010 China Open, Beijing Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7-2), 1–6, [10–7]
Win 5. Feb 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Alla Kudryavtseva   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 6. Jun 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, U.K. Grass   Alla Kudryavtseva   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 2. Jul 2011 Citi Open, Washington, U.S. Hard   Alla Kudryavtseva   Sania Mirza
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Win 7. Aug 2011 New Haven Open at Yale, U.S. Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–2
Loss 3. Feb 2012 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Vera Dushevina   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Win 8. May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik   Natalie Grandin
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 4. Sep 2013 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Mandy Minella   Tímea Babos
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3-6, 3-6
Loss 5. Apr 2014 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Tímea Babos   Darija Jurak
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 6. Sep 2016 Guangzhou International Women's Open, China Hard   Vera Lapko   Asia Muhammad
  Peng Shuai
2–6, 6–7(3–7)

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (8–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 November 2003 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Shahar Pe'er 1-6, 0-6
Runner-up 2. 29 November 2003 Haifa, Israel Hard   Shahar Pe'er 1-6, 7-6(7–4), 3-6
Runner-up 3. 18 February 2007 St. Paul, United States Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson 6-2 1-6 4-6
Winner 4. 11 March 2007 Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Eva Hrdinová 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3
Winner 5. 10 April 2007 Jackson, United States Clay   Melissa Torres Sandoval 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 13 May 2007 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7 6-1 1-6
Runner-up 7. 30 May 2011 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Eleni Daniilidou 6-1 4-6 2-6
Winner 8. 12 February 2012 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-3 6-7(6) 7-6(5)
Winner 9. 22 February 2015 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Rebecca Šramková 6-2 6-1
Winner 10. 21 March 2015 Seville, Spain Clay   Maryna Zanevska 7-5 6-2
Runner-up 11. 7 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard   Jennifer Brady 5-7 2-6
Winner 12. 18 September 2016 Zhuhai, China Hard   İpek Soylu 6-1 6-2
Winner 13. 16 April 2017 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Amanda Anisimova 6-3 4-6 6-3
Winner 14. 30 June 2019 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Clara Tauson 6-1 7-6(3)
Runner-up 15. 7 July 2019 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Georgia Crăciun 2-6 3-6

Doubles (2–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 November 2003 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Victoria Azarenka   Natalie Neri
  Danielle Steinberg
6-0 6-3
Runner-up 2. 14 April 2004 Bol, Croatia Clay   Victoria Azarenka   Anna Bastrikova
  Alla Kudryavtseva
4-6 1-6
Runner-up 3. 10 April 2005 Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Kateryna Polunina   Alexandra Panova
  Olga Panova
5-7 3-6
Runner-up 4. 6 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard   Julia Glushko   Jamie Loeb
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6 4–6
Runner-up 5. 26 January 2019 Plantation, United States Clay   Jada Robinson   Hsieh Yu-chieh
  Lee Pei-chi
1-6 4-6
Winner 6. 2 February 2019 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Valeria Savinykh   Cori Gauff
  Ann Li
6–4 6–0

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; (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.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results of WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R LQ 1R LQ A 0 / 8 3–8 27%
French Open A A 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R LQ 1R LQ A 0 / 8 7–8 47%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R LQ A 0 / 10 6–10 38%
US Open A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R LQ A LQ 0 / 9 5–9 36%
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 5–4 1–4 1–4 4–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 35 21–35 38%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R LQ A 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Miami Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R LQ 2R 2R A 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Madrid Open Not Held LQ 2R 1R A LQ LQ 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R 2R LQ 1R A A LQ 0 / 3 1–3 25%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Championships Not Tier I 1R 3R A Not Premier 5 A NP5 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Qatar Open Not Tier I 2R Not Held NP5 A 1R A NP5 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Italian Open A A 2R A 1R LQ 1R LQ A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Canadian Open A A 1R A 1R LQ A LQ A 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Masters Not Tier I 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ A LQ 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Pan Pacific Open A A A A 2R A A A NP5 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open Not Held A LQ 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 12 26 24 27 19 19 14 12 11 165
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 14–12 21–26 26–24 13–27 6–19 12–19 12–14 5–12 7–11 0 / 165 116–165 41.28%
Win % 0% 54% 45% 52% 33% 24% 39% 46% 29% 39% 41.28%
Year-end ranking 334 49 49 52 74 114 57 95 145 69 199 271 427 $2,830,354

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Wimbledon A A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A A A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
US Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 4–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 28 16–28 36%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Miami Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open Not Held A 1R 1R A 2R A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R W 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1 / 5 6–5 55%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Championships Not Tier I A A A Not Premier 5 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Qatar Open Not Tier I A Not Held NP5 A 1R A NP5 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R A A 0 / 4 2–3 40%
Canadian Open A A A A 1R 2R A 2R A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Masters Not Tier I A 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Pan Pacific Open A A A A A A A A NP5 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open Not Held A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 3 18 15 26 21 18 19 8 2 131
Titles 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 8
Finals 0 0 2 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 12
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 15–17 13–13 26–25 20–17 16–16 13–19 4–8 1–2 8 / 131 109–121 47.39%
Win % 0% 25% 47% 50% 51% 54% 50% 41% 33% 33% 47.39%
Year-end ranking 467 404 58 72 29 44 61 60 137 364 247 493

Record against select playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olga Govortsova. Wilson Tennis
  2. ^ http://www.peaksporteu.com/olga_govortsova
  3. ^ Lagardére Unlimited press kit p. 13
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "RADWANSKA SETS UP KEYS CLASH". WTA official website. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  6. ^ "IVANOVIC ADVANCES IN TORONTO". WTA official website. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

External linksEdit