Kudermetova at the 2019 French Open
|Full name||Veronika Eduardovna Kudermetova|
|Born||24 April 1997|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||236–159 (59.7%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 38 (3 February 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 46 (2 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019, 2020)|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019, 2020)|
|Career record||214–109 (66.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 22 (14 September 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 24 (2 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||3R (2020)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2017, 2018)|
|US Open||SF (2020)|
|Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup||0–4|
|Last updated on: 5 November 2020.|
Kudermetova has won one 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. 39, achieved on 11 November 2019, and a best doubles ranking of No. 23, reached on 14 October 2019.
Partnering Evgeniya Rodina, Kudermetova won her first $50k tournament at the Kazan Summer Cup, defeating Alexandra Artamonova and Martina Borecká in the final. In the same tournament, she reached the semifinals as an unranked wildcard.
2014: Successful transition to the ITF CircuitEdit
Kudermetova reached consecutive $10k finals at Antalya at the start of the year, and after several strong performances, she cracked the world's top 500 for the first time in her career. Playing in her first $100k tournament at the President's Cup, she reached the quarterfinals before falling to compatriot and eventual champion Vitalia Diatchenko.
She ended the year at the 343rd spot in the rankings with a 24-14 win-loss record, lifting her maiden ITF title in the process.
2015: Struggles for a breakthroughEdit
2015 saw Kudermetova failing to win a single title on the ITF Circuit as she had a disappointing 15-15 win-loss record with just one final reached. Her year-end ranking was 400.
2016: Success on the ITF Circuit, WTA 125k debutEdit
After a lackluster start to the year, Kudermetova made her first final of the year at Andijan in May. It was followed by consecutive $25k titles in Imola and Astana, ensuring that she moved into the world's top 300 for the first time in her career. A fourth final of the season in Telavi marked Kudermetova's continuous rise. Her ranking soon made it possible for a direct admission into the main draw of the Taipei Challenger, which is her debut on the WTA Challenger Tour. She won her first match against Varatchaya Wongteanchai before losing in the second round.
Overall, she enjoyed a 34-18 win-loss record in 2016, with a total of two ITF titles. Her year-end ranking improved by a total of 190 spots, ending the year at the 210th spot.
2017: Grand Slam debut, WTA debutEdit
Her Grand Slam debut came at the Australian Open, where she lost in the first round of qualifying. Attempting a transition onto the WTA Tour, she played qualifying in multiple events but failed to reach the main draw in all of them. Kudermetova won her first qualifying round at the French Open but fell in her next match. She reached her first WTA 125K series quarterfinal at the Taipei Challenger to end off the year.
Kudermetova had a 28-24 win-loss record for the year, failing to reach any finals but also making more appearances at tournaments on the WTA Tour.
2018: Top 30 win, first WTA Tour main-draw winEdit
After starting the year with a triumph at the $25k event at the Keio Challenger, she qualified for her first WTA event at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a Premier tournament. Riding on her momentum, Kudermetova stunned top-30 player Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round before putting up a strong performance against eventual champion and top-ten player Karolína Plíšková.
Kudermetova reached the final round of qualifying at the French Open for the first time in her career, where she fell to Barbora Krejčíková. Another big win soon followed as she beat defending champion Anett Kontaveit in the first round of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. Furthermore, she went on to stun Belinda Bencic in her next match, reaching her first WTA quarterfinal. She soon reached yet another WTA quarterfinal at the Ladies Championship Gstaad, where she defeated Viktória Kužmová before falling to Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.
She had a 34-23 win-loss record for the year, gaining her first success on the WTA Tour and making her transition onto the main tour.
2019: Top 50 debut, first Premier-5 doubles titleEdit
Kudermetova started the year with a quarterfinal run at the Shenzhen Open after qualifying for the main draw, defeating higher-ranked compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the process. She qualified for the main draw at the Australian Open for the first time in her career, losing to Sofia Kenin in the first round.
At the WTA 125k event in Guadalajara, Kudermetova was unseeded but still managed to lift the biggest title of her career by defeating Marie Bouzková, 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Consecutive WTA quarterfinals came at the Ladies Open Lugano and the İstanbul Cup
Her first wins in a Grand Slam main draw came at the French Open when she beat Caroline Wozniacki, the 13th seed, in the first round, and Zarina Diyas in the second. Despite winning the first set, Kudermetova was defeated by veteran Kaia Kanepi in the third round.
In July 2019, she reached the second round at Wimbledon, where she was beaten by Wozniacki. Prior to that, Kudermetova exceled at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, making the semifinals where she was defeated by eventual champion Alison Riske.
Kudermetova and Duan Yingying won the doubles title at the 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. 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). In the tournament, Kudermetova beat Belinda Bencic for her first career Top 10 win.
It was a fantastic Asian swing for Kudermetova as she reached two semifinals at the Japan Women's Open and the Tianjin Open respectively. To end off her first full season on the WTA Tour, the Russian stunned world No. 4, Elina Svitolina, in the second round of the Kremlin Cup and reached the quarterfinals as a result, falling to compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
A 44-25 win-loss record saw Kudermetova ending the year as the second highest-ranked Russian, lagging just behind Pavlyuchenkova, at the 40th spot with three WTA semifinals and one WTA 125k title.
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. She was also nominated to represent her country during the 2018 Fed Cup World Group II, but was only selected to play a dead doubles rubber alongside Anna Kalinskaya.
Kudermetova employs a highly aggressive playing style with an all-court game. Her serve is powerful, being recorded as high as 114 mph (183 km/h), allowing her to serve multiple aces per match; a tendency to take risks on her second serve leads to a relatively high double fault count at times. Her forehand and backhand are both hit flat, with relentless depth and pace. She generates considerable racquet head speed when hitting her forehand, allowing her to generate considerable power with this shot. Due to her aggressive playing style, Kudermetova accumulates significant numbers of both winners and unforced errors in any given match. She likes to take the ball early on the rise, allowing her to dominate baseline rallies. Kudermetova is a strong volleyer, and will frequently choose to approach the net to finish rallies and attack short balls; she will sometimes choose to serve and volley to surprise her opponents. She is a quick and nimble mover, allowing her to hit winners from any position on the court.
After being endorsed by Nike since she was a junior player, Kudermetova became endorsed by Armani for clothing in 2020, although she still uses Nike footwear. For racquets, Kudermetova is endorsed by Wilson, specifically using the Wilson Blade 98 racquet.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current after the 2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|French Open||A||A||A||Q2||Q3||3R||2R||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||2R||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–4||1–3||0 / 6||4–6||40%|
|Fed Cup World Group||1R||A||A||A||PO||A||RR||0 / 1||0–3||0%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open1||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||3R||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||A||3R||NH||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Tournaments||0||0||0||0||5||20||11||Career total: 36|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Hard Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||14–11||9–11||0 / 22||24–25||49%|
|Clay Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–2||9–6||1–2||0 / 10||13–10||57%|
|Grass Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–1||4–3||0–0||0 / 4||6–4||60%|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||6–5||27–20||10–13||0 / 36||43–39||52%|
|Win (%)||0%||–||–||–||55%||57%||43%||Career total: 52%|
Current through the 2020 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||3R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||3R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||NH||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||SF||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–3||1–4||1–4||7–3||0 / 14||10–14||42%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||SF||NH||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||A||W||NH||0 / 1||4–0||100%|
|Tournaments||1||0||3||9||16||19||9||Career total: 57|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||Career total: 1|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||Career total: 3|
|Overall Win–Loss||1–1||0–0||4–3||7–9||11–17||20–18||14–9||1 / 57||57–57||50%|
- 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 two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- 2 2012: WTA ranking–715, 2013: WTA ranking–671.
- Grand Slam performances, overall win–loss, prize money earned source
Premier-Mandatory /Premier-5 finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||2019||Wuhan Open||Hard||Duan Yingying|| Elise Mertens
WTA career finalsEdit
Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2019||Charleston Open, United States||Premier||Clay (green)||Irina Khromacheva|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|Loss||0–2||Apr 2019||Ladies Open Lugano, Switzerland||International||Clay||Galina Voskoboeva|| Sorana Cîrstea
|6–1, 2–6, [8–10]|
|Win||1–2||Sep 2019||Wuhan Open, China||Premier 5||Hard||Duan Yingying|| Elise Mertens
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 2019||Abierto Zapopan, Mexico||Hard||Marie Bouzková||6–2, 6–0|
Doubles: 4 (4 titles)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2016||Taipei Open, Taiwan||Carpet (i)||Natela Dzalamidze|| Chang Kai-chen
|4–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Win||2–0||Nov 2017||Taipei Open, Taiwan (2)||Carpet (i)||Aryna Sabalenka|| Monique Adamczak
|2–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–6]|
|Win||3–0||Nov 2018||Mumbai Open, India||Hard||Natela Dzalamidze|| Bibiane Schoofs
|Win||4–0||Nov 2018||Open de Limoges, France||Hard (i)||Galina Voskoboeva|| Timea Bacsinszky
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Mar 2014||ITF Astana, Kazakhstan||10,000||Hard (i)||Olga Doroshina||7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Win||1–1||Mar 2014||ITF Astana, Kazakhstan||10,000||Hard (i)||Olga Doroshina||7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)|
|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||President's Cup, Kazakhstan||25,000||Hard||Alyona Sotnikova||2–6, 3–6|
|Win||3–4||Sep 2016||Telavi Open, Georgia||25,000||Clay||Deniz Khazaniuk||7–5, 6–4|
|Win||4–4||Mar 2018||Keio Challenger, Japan||25,000||Hard||Harriet Dart||6–2, 6–4|
Doubles: 27 (16 titles, 11 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2013||ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland||25,000||Clay||Diāna Marcinkēviča|| Belinda Bencic
|Win||1–1||Jun 2013||ITF Shymkent, Kazakhstan||10,000||Clay||Margarita Lazareva|| Yekaterina Gubanova
|Win||2–1||Aug 2013||Kazan Open, Russia||50,000||Hard||Evgeniya Rodina|| Alexandra Artamonova
|5–7, 6–0, [10–8]|
|Loss||2–2||Feb 2014||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Sviatlana Pirazhenka|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|Loss||2–3||Apr 2014||ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Ekaterina Bychkova|| Albina Khabibulina
|6–2, 5–7, [4–10]|
|Win||3–3||May 2014||ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan||10,000||Clay||Albina Khabibulina|| Polina Monova
|Loss||3–4||Jul 2014||ITF Middelburg, Netherlands||25,000||Clay||Evgeniya Rodina|| Angelique van der Meet
Bernice van de Velde
|6–7(7–4), 6–3, [5–10]|
|Win||4–4||Sep 2014||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Clay||Xenia Knoll|| Alexandra Artamonova
|Loss||4–5||Feb 2015||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Natela Dzalamidze|| Lidziya Marozava
|Loss||4–6||Jun 2015||ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Ksenia Lykina|| Nigina Abduraimova
|6–4, 6–7(7–5), [9–11]|
|Loss||4–7||Jun 2015||ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Ksenia Lykina|| Anastasiya Komardina
|Win||5–7||Aug 2015||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Oleksandra Korashvili
|Loss||5–8||Aug 2015||ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Carolin Daniels
|4–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Win||6–8||Nov 2015||ITF Minsk, Belarus||25,000||Hard (i)||Başak Eraydın|| Anastasia Frolova
|Win||7–8||Jan 2016||ITF Daytona Beach, United States||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Sharon Fichman
|Loss||7–9||Jan 2016||ITF Wesley Chapel, United States||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Ingrid Neel
|6–4, 6–7(4–7), [6–10]|
|Loss||7–10||Feb 2016||ITF New Delhi, India||25,000||Hard||Natela Dzalamidze|| Hsu Ching-wen
|0–6, 6–0, [6–10]|
|Win||8–10||Apr 2016||ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Natela Dzalamidze|| Ksenia Lykina
|4–6, 6–4, [10–7]|
|Loss||8–11||Jun 2016||ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Tereza Mihalíková|| Ksenia Lykina
|6–3, 3–6, [5–10]|
|Win||9–11||Jun 2016||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Anna Morgina
|Win||10–11||Jul 2016||ITF Astana, Kazakhstan||25,000||Hard||Natela Dzalamidze|| Polina Monova
|Win||11–11||Sep 2016||Telavi Open, Georgia||25,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Tatia Mikadze
|Win||12–11||Oct 2016||Liuzhou Challenger, China||50,000||Hard||Aleksandra Pospelova|| Jacqueline Cako
|Win||13–11||Apr 2017||Lale Cup, Turkey||60,000||Hard||İpek Soylu|| Ksenia Lykina
|4–6, 7–5, [11–9]|
|Win||14–11||Jun 2017||Open de Marseille, France||100,000||Clay||Natela Dzalamidze|| Dalma Gálfi
|Win||15–11||Jul 2017||Presiden't Cup, Kazakhstan||100,000||Hard||Natela Dzalamidze|| Ysaline Bonaventure
|Win||16–11||Sep 2017||Neva Cup, Russia||100,000||Hard (i)||Anna Blinkova|| Belinda Bencic
Fed Cup participationEdit
This table is current through the 2020 Fed Cup
|World Group Play-off/|
|World Group II|
|World Group II Play-off|
|2014 Fed Cup||WG 1R||8 February 2014
|Australia||Hard||Samantha Stosur||Loss||4–6, 0–6||Loss 0–4|
|2020 Fed Cup||QR||7 February 2020
|Romania||Hard (i)||Ana Bogdan||Loss||3–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6||Win 3–2|
|8 February 2020
|Jaqueline Cristian||Loss||5–7, 3–6|
Top 10 winsEdit
|1.||Belinda Bencic||No. 10||Wuhan Open, China||Hard||2R||2–6, 6–3, 6–4||No. 45|
|2.||Elina Svitolina||No. 4||Kremlin Cup, Russia||Hard (i)||2R||6–2, 1–6, 7–5||No. 42|
|3.||Karolína Plíšková||No. 3||Cincinnati Open, United States||Hard||2R||7–5, 6–4||No. 41|
|4.||Karolína Plíšková||No. 6||Ostrava Open, Czech Republic||Hard (i)||2R||4–6, 6–4, 6–3||No. 45|
Double bagel matches (6–0, 6–0)Edit
|Win||2020||1.||Linz Open, Austria||Hard (i)||Barbara Haas||148||R32 (first round)|
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