Viktoriya Kutuzova

Viktoriya Kutuzova (Ukrainian: Вікторія Кутузова, born 19 August 1988) is a former tennis player from Ukraine.

Viktoriya Kutuzova
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Country (sports) Ukraine
ResidenceOdessa, Ukraine
Born (1988-08-19) 19 August 1988 (age 33)
Odessa, Soviet Union
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$586,580
Career record190–135
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 76 (28 November 2005)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2006, 2009, 2010)
French Open2R (2006, 2009)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US Open2R (2006)
Career record10–23
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 285 (20 April 2009)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open1R (2009)
Wimbledon1R (2009)

On 28 November 2005, Kutuzova reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 76.


Even though considered a next potential superstar on tour, Kutuzova unfortunately remained most notable for her results as a 14-year-old. In her debut WTA Tour main-draw event, the Tier-II event in Los Angeles 2003, Kutuzova beat top-50 player, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, in the first round, and top-30 player, Alexandra Stevenson in her next match, before losing in the third round to the then-world No. 12, Ai Sugiyama.

Other career highlights in WTA Tour events include, a fourth-round appearance at the Tier-I event at Indian Wells 2005, eventually losing to then-No. 1, Lindsay Davenport. Kutuzova has also made the second round at three of the four Grand Slam events on the tour.

As a junior, Kutuzova reached the final of the Australian Open in 2003 losing to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

Kutuzova has experienced considerable success at an ITF level. Kutuzova has won four French ITF events. In 2008, Kutuzova won her biggest ITF title in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Her other titles have come in Poitiers (2005) and Deauville (2005 and 2006). In 2009, she reached the final of the $100k event in Torhout, losing to Croatia's Karolina Šprem, in straight sets.

Viktoriya has suffered some shoulder problems throughout her young career which have stalled her progression on the main tour.

After having over a year off-tour, Kutuzova used her protected ranking to enter her first big event, the 2011 Sparta Prague Open, where she lost to Katarzyna Piter in round one. She also entered Roland Garros using her protected ranking, but was beaten by Chanelle Scheepers in the first round.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (6–2)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 24 July 2005 ITF Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Victoria Azarenka 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 20 November 2005 ITF Deauville, France Clay   Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 3. 27 November 2005 ITF Poitiers, France Hard   Maret Ani 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 19 November 2006 ITF Deauville, France Clay   Alberta Brianti 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 4 May 2008 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Maret Ani 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 12 April 2009 ITF Torhout, Belgium Hard   Karolina Šprem 1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 22 August 2011 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay   Laura-Ioana Andrei 6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. 5 December 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Patricia Maria Tig 3–6, 6–1, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 June 2008 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Anna Lapushchenkova   Ágnes Szatmári
  Aurélie Védy
4–6, 3–6

Performance timelineEdit

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.


Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 W–L
Australian Open A 1R Q1 A 1R 1R A 3–4
French Open A 2R Q2 Q1 2R A 1R 3–5
Wimbledon Q3 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 9–4
US Open 1R 2R Q3 A 1R A A 6–4
Win–loss 5–2 3–3 3–4 3–2 7–4 0–1 0–1 21–17

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