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Veronika Eduardovna Kudermetova (Russian: Вероника Эдуардовна Кудерметова; born 24 April 1997) is a Russian professional tennis player.[11]

Veronika Kudermetova
Вероника Кудерметова
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Kudermetova at the 2018 French Open
Full nameVeronika Eduardovna Kudermetova
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia[1]
Born (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 22)[2]
Kazan, Russia[3]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[4]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[5]
CoachSergey Demekhin[6]
Prize moneyUS$1,133,701[7]
Singles
Career record214–143[8]
Career titles0 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 42 (30 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 45 (7 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open3R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open1R (2019)
Doubles
Career record199–99[9]
Career titles1 WTA, 4 WTA 125K, 16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (30 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 24 (7 October 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–2[10]
Last updated on: 10 October 2019.

Kudermetova has won one major doubles title on the WTA Tour, at the 2019 Wuhan Open, partnering with Duan Yingying. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 42, achieved on 30 September 2019, and a best doubles ranking of No. 24, achieved on 30 September 2019.[12]

In Singles. she made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2018 Stuttgart Open, and in doubles, she made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2014 Kremlin Cup, partnering with Evgeniya Rodina.[12]

Playing for Russia at the Fed Cup, Kudermetova has a win–loss record of 0–2.[13]

CareerEdit

Kudermetova has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, one singles title and four doubles titles on the WTA Challenger circuit, as well as four singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 30 September 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 42, and her best doubles ranking of No. 24.

Playing for Russia at the Fed Cup, Kudermetova has a win–loss record of 0–2. She made her debut in February 2014, losing to Australia's Samantha Stosur in straight sets in their World Group first-round tie.[14]

Partnering Evgeniya Rodina, Kudermetova won her first $50,000 tournament at the 2013 Kazan Summer Cup, defeating Alexandra Artamonova and Martina Borecká in the final.

Her Grand Slam debut came at the 2017 Australian Open, where she lost in the first round of qualifying.

She qualified for the main draw at the 2019 Australian Open, losing to Sofia Kenin in the first round.[15] Her first wins in a Grand Slam main draw came at the 2019 French Open when she beat Caroline Wozniacki, the 13th seed, in the first round,[16] and Zarina Diyas in the second. In July 2019, she reached the second round at Wimbledon, where she was beaten by Wozniacki.[17]

Kudermetova and Duan Yingying won the doubles title at the 2019 Wuhan Open, beating newly-crowned US Open champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka in the final. It was their first time playing together, and Kudemetova's first doubles title.[18] It took her inside the top 25 in the world doubles rankings for the first time. She reached the third round in the singles competition, which also took her to a career high ranking (No. 42).

Personal lifeEdit

Kudermetova is married to her coach Sergey Demekhin, who previously coached Vera Zvonareva.[19]

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Wuhan Hard   Duan Yingying   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–6(7–3), 6–2

WTA finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2019 Charleston Open, USA Premier Green Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Alicja Rosolska
6–7(7–9), 2–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2019 Ladies Open Lugano, Switzerland International Clay   Galina Voskoboeva   Sorana Cîrstea
  Andreea Mitu
6–1, 2–6, [8–10]
Win 1–2 Sep 2019 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard   Duan Yingying   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–6(7–3), 6–2

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2019 WTA Guadalajara, Mexico 125K Hard   Marie Bouzková 6–2, 6–0

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 WTA Taipei, Taiwan 125K Carpet (i)   Natela Dzalamidze   Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Nov 2017 WTA Taipei, Taiwan (2) 125K Carpet (i)   Aryna Sabalenka   Monique Adamczak
  Naomi Broady
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–6]
Win 3–0 Nov 2018 WTA Mumbai, India 125K Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Bibiane Schoofs
  Barbora Štefková
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–0 Nov 2018 WTA Limoges, France 125K Hard (i)   Galina Voskoboeva   Timea Bacsinszky
  Vera Zvonareva
7–5, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2014 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 10,000 Hard (i)   Olga Doroshina 7–6(5), 4–6, 6–7(6)
Win 1–1 Mar 2014 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 10,000 Hard (i)   Olga Doroshina 7–6(2), 7–6(3)
Loss 1–2 Jun 2015 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Barbora Štefková 5–7, 3–6
Loss 1–3 May 2016 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Sabina Sharipova 5–7, 0–6
Win 2–3 Jul 2016 ITF Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet   Michaëlla Krajicek 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Jul 2016 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 25,000 Hard   Alyona Sotnikova 2–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Sep 2016 ITF Telavi, Georgia 25,000 Clay   Deniz Khazaniuk 7–5, 6–4
Win 4–4 Mar 2018 ITF Yokohama, Japan 25,000 Hard   Harriet Dart 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 27 (16 titles, 11 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (9–7)
Clay (7–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2013 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Belinda Bencic
  Kateřina Siniaková
0–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jun 2013 ITF Shymkent, Kazakhstan 10,000 Clay   Margarita Lazareva   Yekaterina Gubanova
  Daria Lodikova
6–4, 6–2
Win 2–1 Aug 2013 ITF Kazan, Russia 50,000 Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Alexandra Artamonova
  Martina Borecká
5–7, 6–0, [10–8]
Loss 2–2 Feb 2014 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Hard (i)   Sviatlana Pirazhenka   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Kateryna Kozlova
6–7(6), 4–6
Loss 2–3 Apr 2014 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Ekaterina Bychkova   Albina Khabibulina
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–2, 5–7, [4–10]
Win 3–3 Apr 2014 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 10,000 Hard   Albina Khabibulina   Polina Monova
  Yana Sizikova
6–4, 7–6(5)
Loss 3–4 Jun 2014 ITF Middelburg, Netherlands 25,000 Clay   Evgeniya Rodina   Angelique van der Meet
  Bernice van de Velde
6–7(4), 6–3, [5–10]
Win 4–4 Sepr 2014 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Xenia Knoll   Alexandra Artamonova
  Polina Monova
7–6(10), 7–5
Loss 4–5 Feb 2015 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Hard (i)   Natela Dzalamidze   Lidziya Marozava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
4–6, 4–6
Loss 4–6 Jun 2015 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Ksenia Lykina   Nigina Abduraimova
  Hiroko Kuwata
6–4, 6–7(5), [9–11]
Loss 4–7 Jun 2015 ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Ksenia Lykina   Anastasiya Komardina
  Julia Terziyska
6–7(2), 5–7
Win 5–7 Aug 2015 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Oleksandra Korashvili
  Valeriya Strakhova
6–3, 6–3
Loss 5–8 Aug 2015 ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Carolin Daniels
  Lidziya Marozava
4–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Win 6–8 Nov 2015 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i)   Başak Eraydın   Anastasia Frolova
  Ekaterina Yashina
6–3, 6–1
Win 7–8 Jan 2016 ITF Daytona Beach, USA 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Sharon Fichman
  Carol Zhao
6–4, 6–3
Loss 7–9 Jan 2016 ITF Wesley Chapel, USA 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Ingrid Neel
  Natalia Vikhlyantseva
6–4, 6–7(4), [6–10]
Loss 7–10 Feb 2016 ITF New Delhi, India 25,000 Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Hsu Ching-wen
  Lee Ya-hsuan
0–6, 6–0, [6–10]
Win 8–10 Apr 2016 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Ksenia Lykina
  Polina Monova
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Loss 8–11 May 2016 ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Tereza Mihalíková   Ksenia Lykina
  Polina Monova
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 9–11 Jun 2016 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Anna Morgina
  Ganna Poznikhirenko
6–1, 6–2
Win 10–11 Jul 2016 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 25,000 Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Polina Monova
  Yana Sizikova
6–2, 6–3
Win 11–11 Sep 2016 ITF Telavi, Georgia 25,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
6–4, 6–2
Win 12–11 Oct 2016 ITF Liuzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Aleksandra Pospelova   Jacqueline Cako
  Sabina Sharipova
6–2, 6–4
Win 13–11 Apr 2017 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 60,000 Hard   İpek Soylu   Ksenia Lykina
  Polina Monova
4–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Win 14–11 Jun 2017 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze   Dalma Gálfi
  Dalila Jakupović
7–6(5), 6–4
Win 15–11 Jul 2017 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 100,000 Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Naomi Broady
6–2, 6–0
Win 16–11 Sep 2017 ITF Saint-Petersburg, Russia 100,000 Hard (i)   Anna Blinkova   Belinda Bencic
  Michaela Hončová
6–3, 6–1

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2014 Fed Cup
World Group
1R 8 February 2014 Hobart   Australia Hard   Samantha Stosur L 4–6, 0–6

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 in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open Q2 Q3 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
US Open Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–4 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Opens[1] A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 5 17 22
Titles 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 6–5 19–17 0 / 22 25–22 53%
Win%  –  55% 53% 53.19%
Year-end ranking[2] 257 115 $1,133,701
  • 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.
  • 2 2012: WTA ranking–715,
    2013: WTA ranking–671,
    2014: WTA ranking–343,
    2015: WTA ranking–400,
    2016: WTA ranking–210.

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2019 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score VKR
2019
1.   Belinda Bencic No. 10 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2R 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 No. 45

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Birth Place". ITF.
  4. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Height". CoreTennis.
  5. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Way Of Play". ITF.
  6. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Current Coach". WTA.
  7. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Prize Money Earned". WTA.
  8. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Singles Record". WTA.
  9. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova's Singles Record". WTA.
  10. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova at Fed Cup". Fed Cup.
  11. ^ "Veronika Kudermetova Profile at WTA". WTA.
  12. ^ a b "Veronika Kudermetova's Ranking". WTA. Cite error: The named reference "Ranking" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
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  14. ^ Beniuk, David (8 February 2014). "Australia eye Fed Cup semi-finals". The West Australian. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Russian connection shines strongly through many Australian Open stars". Tennis.com. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  16. ^ "French Open: Caroline Wozniacki knocked out in first round". BBC Sport. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  17. ^ Livaudais, Stephanie (3 July 2019). "Wozniacki gets Kudermetova revenge in Wimbledon rematch". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Kudermetova and Duan win Wuhan in team debut: 'It's an unbelievable week'". WTA. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  19. ^ «Муж бьет по слабым местам». Интервью с российской победительницей Возняцки

External linksEdit