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Vitalia Anatolyevna Diatchenko (Russian: Виталия Анатольевна Дьяченко; born 2 August 1990) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 71, which she achieved on 17 November 2014. In doubles rankings, she reached No. 60 on 21 February 2011.
Diatchenko at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||2 August 1990|
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right (two-handed both sides)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 18 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 71 (17 November 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 115 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2009, 2015)|
|US Open||1R (2011, 2015, 2016)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 60 (21 February 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 264 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2016, 2019)|
|US Open||2R (2010, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (2018)|
|Last updated on: 18 July 2019.|
Diatchenko's first Grand Slam tournament was the Roland Garros 2009, where she qualified for the main draw. In the tournament, she upset world No. 75 player Mathilde Johansson before she lost to world No. 1, Dinara Safina.
In 2009, she lost the finals of Pattaya Open with Yulia Beygelzimer to opponents Tamarine Tanasugarn and Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets, and of Tashkent Open with Ekaterina Dzehalevich to Tatiana Poutchek and Olga Govortsova, in three sets.
At the French Open, she was beaten in the third round in qualifying by Misaki Doi. At the Wimbledon Championships qualifying, she lost in the second round to Monica Niculescu in two sets. Diatchenko also participated in the ITF Women's Circuit where she won the tournament in Darmstadt, Germany; in the final, she beat eighth seeded German player Julia Schruff.
Vitalia lost in the qualifying at Melbourne in the second round to Sania Mirza in three sets. She then entered the qualifying at Dubai but lost in the first round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4–6, 3–6, after being 3–1 ahead in the second set.
Diatchenko qualified for the main draw of the Wimbledon Championships for the first time in her career by defeating Julia Glushko, Maria Elena Camerin and Stéphanie Dubois for her first main-draw in a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round, she was defeated by 25th seed Daniela Hantuchová in three sets. Vitalia was also in the women's doubles with compatriot Maria Kondratieva but they were defeated also in the first round by Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova.
Vitalia played in the Aegon GB Pro-Series Foxhills. She was seeded first and defeated the fifth seed Marta Sirotkina in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she retired whilst trailing 2–6, 0–2 to Johanna Konta.
On July 30, Vitalia won the biggest singles title of her career so far at the President's Cup, an $100k tournament held in Astana. She beat the sixth seed, Akgul Amanmuradova in the final. She also won the women's doubles event with Galina Voskoboeva. They defeated Akgul Amanmuradova and Alexandra Panova in the final, also in two sets.
Vitalia participated in the Tatarstan Open in singles and doubles. Alexandra Panova was her doubles partner. Diatchenko was seeded fifth in the singles and first in the doubles. In the first round of the singles, she defeated Eugeniya Pashkova, in the second round Pemra Özgen, and in the quarterfinals Valentyna Ivakhnenko, all in straight sets. In the semifinals, Vitalia retired against wild card (and eventual champion) Yulia Putintseva, after suffering an ankle injury. In the doubles, after winning their first round and quarterfinal matches, Vitalia and Alexandra upset the third seeds Evgeniya Rodina and Valeria Solovyeva in the semifinals. Due to Vitalia suffering an injury in the semifinals of the singles, she was unable to play the doubles final.
Diatchenko played at the US Open where she beat in the first round of the qualifying stages Laura Siegemund. Then she defeated Sesil Karatantcheva also in two sets, and in the final round Marta Domachowska in three for a place in the main draw. This was her first time to qualify for the main draw of the US Open. There, in the first round, Vitalia was defeated by Zheng Jie.
In the Tashkent Open, she fought past Olga Govortsova in three sets before she lost to Alla Kudryavtseva in the second round. In the women's doubles, Vitalia and her partner Eleni Daniilidou beat Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiya Kichenok in the final in straight sets. This was Vitalia's first time to win a WTA doubles title in her career.
Vitalia suffered a knee injury playing doubles at the Kremlin Cup. This injury has ruled her out from playing tennis for six months.
After her brief appearance on the WTA Tour and her return to the ITF Circuit, she showed her first notable game for years at the Kremlin Cup, where the 140-ranked Vitalia eliminated No. 14 Dominika Cibulková in the round of 16, until being knocked down by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Diatchenko completed the year by winning her first WTA singles title at the WTA 125K event of Taipei.
In the first round of Wimbledon, she defeated former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova (ranked 22nd at the time). Diatchenko then defeated Sofia Kenin, advancing to the third round of a major tournament for the first time but Jeļena Ostapenko defeated her in straight sets.
WTA career finalsEdit
Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runner-ups)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||15 February 2009||Pattaya Women's Open, Thailand||Hard||Yuliya Beygelzimer|| Tamarine Tanasugarn
|Runner-up||2.||26 September 2009||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||Hard||Ekaterina Dzehalevich|| Tatiana Poutchek
|2–6, 7–6(7–1), [8–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||8 May 2010||Estoril Open, Portugal||Clay||Aurélie Védy|| Anabel Medina Garrigues
|Runner-up||4.||2 August 2010||e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open, Denmark||Hard (i)||Tatiana Poutchek|| Julia Görges
|Winner||1.||17 September 2011||Tashkent Open||Hard||Eleni Daniilidou|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Runner-up||5.||17 January 2015||Hobart International, Australia||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Kiki Bertens
|Runner-up||6.||2 August 2015||Baku Cup, Azerbaijan||Hard||Olga Savchuk|| Margarita Gasparyan
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Winner||1.||November 3, 2014||OEC Taipei WTA Challenger||Carpet (i)||Chan Yung-jan||1–6, 6–2, 6–4|
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 23 (18–5)Edit
|Winner||1.||November 11, 2007||Redbridge, England||Hard||Iveta Gerlová||6–4, 6–0|
|Winner||2.||December 20, 2008||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Urszula Radwańska||7–5, 2–6, 7–5|
|Winner||3.||March 29, 2009||Moscow, Russia||Hard||Vesna Manasieva||2–6, 6–3, 4–1 ret.|
|Winner||4.||July 18, 2010||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Julia Schruff||6–4, 5–7, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||August 15, 2010||Kazan, Russia||Hard||Anna Lapushchenkova||1–6, 6–2, 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||5.||July 30, 2011||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Akgul Amanmuradova||6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||6.||December 21, 2013||Ankara, Turkey||Hard (i)||Marta Sirotkina||6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||7.||March 16, 2014||Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||Hard||Naomi Broady||3–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|Runner-up||2.||March 23, 2014||Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||Hard||Naomi Broady||2–6, 0–3 ret.|
|Runner-up||3.||May 26, 2014||Moscow, Russia||Clay||Anastasiya Vasylyeva||5–7, 4–6|
|Winner||8.||July 27, 2014||Astana, Kazakhstan (2)||Hard||Çağla Büyükakçay||6–4, 3–6, 6–2|
|Winner||9.||September 13, 2014||Moscow, Russia (2)||Clay||Evgeniya Rodina||6–3, 6–1|
|Runner-up||4.||September 28, 2014||Podgorica, Montenegro||Clay||Andreea Mitu||1–6, 4–6|
|Winner||10.||June 14, 2015||Surbiton, England||Grass||Naomi Osaka||7–6(7–5), 6–0|
|Runner-up||5.||December 24, 2016||Ankara, Turkey||Hard (i)||Ivana Jorović||4–6, 5–7|
|Winner||11.||August 12, 2017||Chiswick, England||Hard||Viktória Kužmová||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||12.||October 28, 2017||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard (i)||Jaqueline Cristian||6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||13.||August 11, 2018||Chiswick, England (2)||Hard||Valentini Grammatikopoulou||6–1, 7–5|
|Winner||14.||February 10, 2019||Grenoble, France||Hard (i)||Harmony Tan||6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||15.||February 16, 2019||Shewsbury, England||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||5–7, 6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||16.||March 30, 2019||Croissy-Beaubourg, France||Hard (i)||Robin Anderson||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||17.||April 7, 2019||Bolton, England||Hard (i)||Jodie Anna Burrage||6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||18.||April 14, 2019||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Ankita Raina||6–4, 6–0|
Doubles: 18 (13–5)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||June 24, 2007||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Clay||Tamara Stojković|| Vasilisa Davydova
|6–1, 0–6, 0–6|
|Winner||1.||August 8, 2008||Moscow, Russia||Clay||Maria Kondratieva|| Veronika Kapshay
|Winner||2.||August 23, 2008||Moscow, Russia||Clay||Eugeniya Pashkova|| Tadeja Majerič
|Runner-up||2.||September 15, 2008||Ruse, Bulgaria||Clay||Eugeniya Pashkova|| Alexandra Panova
|2–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||March 8, 2009||Minsk, Belarus||Carpet||Eugeniya Pashkova|| Ima Bohush
|1–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Winner||3.||March 29, 2009||Moscow, Russia||Hard||Ekaterina Dzehalevich|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Runner-up||4.||March 29, 2010||Minsk, Belarus||Hard||Maret Ani|| Elena Bovina
|Winner||4.||April 16, 2010||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Irini Georgatou|| Marina Erakovic
|6–3, 5–7, [16–14]|
|Winner||5.||July 18, 2010||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Laura Siegemund|| Irina-Camelia Begu
|4–6, 6–1, [10–4]|
|Winner||6.||September 20, 2010||Shrewsbury, England||Hard||Irena Pavlovic|| Claire Feuerstein
|4–6, 6–4, [10–6]|
|Winner||7.||October 3, 2010||Athens, Greece||Hard||İpek Şenoğlu|| Eleni Daniilidou
|Winner||8.||July 29, 2011||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Galina Voskoboeva|| Akgul Amanmuradova
|Runner-up||5.||August 12, 2011||Kazan, Russia||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Ekaterina Lopes
|Winner||9.||November 15, 2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Olga Savchuk|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Winner||10.||July 26, 2014||Astana, Kazakhstan||Hard||Margarita Gasparyan|| Michaela Boev
|Winner||11.||August 18, 2014||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Clay||Ilona Kremen|| Natela Dzalamidze
|Winner||12.||November 15, 2014||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Alexandra Panova|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|3–6, 6–2, [10–4]|
|Winner||13.||May 14, 2016||La Marsa, Tunisia||Clay||Galina Voskoboeva|| Victoria Kan
|6–3, 1–6, [12–10]|
Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit
- "Vitalia Diatchenko stats on WTA official site". WTA. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "Roland Garros 2010 Women's Qualifiers". May 23, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
- "Alla Kudryavtseva defeats Vitalia Diatchenko in second round – Tashkent Open 2011". Bettor.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- "Diatchenko shocks Sharapova in thunderous upset". July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
- Kane, David (July 7, 2018). "Ostapenko dismisses Diatchenko, into Wimbledon second week". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved July 7, 2018.