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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.[1] In doubles rankings, she reached No. 60 on 21 February 2011.[1]

Vitalia Diatchenko
Виталия Дьяченко
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Diatchenko at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Born (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 29)
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight (two-handed both sides)
CoachElena Likhovtseva
Prize money$1,201,766
Singles
Career record296–157
Career titles0 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 71 (17 November 2014)
Current rankingNo. 115 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2015)
French Open2R (2009, 2015)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open1R (2011, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record138–70
Career titles1 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 60 (21 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 264 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open2R (2016, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2010, 2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open2R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–0
Last updated on: 18 July 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

 
Diatchenko at the 2011 US Open

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.

In 2010, she lost the final of the WTA International tournament Portugal Open with Aurélie Védy to opponents Anabel Medina Garrigues and Sorana Cîrstea.

At the French Open, she was beaten in the third round in qualifying by Misaki Doi.[2] 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.

Then she lost her fourth WTA International doubles final with partner Tatiana Poutchek, and the Copenhagen to pair Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Julia Görges.

2011Edit

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.[3] 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.

She qualified for the Generali Ladies Linz but lost in the first round to Ksenia Pervak.

Vitalia suffered a knee injury playing doubles at the Kremlin Cup. This injury has ruled her out from playing tennis for six months.

2014Edit

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.

2018Edit

In the first round of Wimbledon, she defeated former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova (ranked 22nd at the time).[4] 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.[5]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–5)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 February 2009 Pattaya Women's Open, Thailand Hard   Yuliya Beygelzimer   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 26 September 2009 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Tatiana Poutchek
  Olga Govortsova
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [8–10]
Runner-up 3. 8 May 2010 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Aurélie Védy   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Sorana Cîrstea
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 2 August 2010 e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open, Denmark Hard (i)   Tatiana Poutchek   Julia Görges
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 17 September 2011 Tashkent Open Hard   Eleni Daniilidou   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 17 January 2015 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Monica Niculescu   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 2 August 2015 Baku Cup, Azerbaijan Hard   Olga Savchuk   Margarita Gasparyan
  Alexandra Panova
3–6, 5–7

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (15–3)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8–2)
Clay (5–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 24, 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Tamara Stojković   Vasilisa Davydova
  Karolina Jovanović
6–1, 0–6, 0–6
Winner 1. August 8, 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay   Maria Kondratieva   Veronika Kapshay
  Irina Kuzmina
6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. August 23, 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay   Eugeniya Pashkova   Tadeja Majerič
  Natalia Ryzhonkova
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. September 15, 2008 Ruse, Bulgaria Clay   Eugeniya Pashkova   Alexandra Panova
  Ksenia Pervak
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Runner-up 3. March 8, 2009 Minsk, Belarus Carpet   Eugeniya Pashkova   Ima Bohush
  Darya Kustova
1–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 3. March 29, 2009 Moscow, Russia Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. March 29, 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard   Maret Ani   Elena Bovina
  Irena Pavlovic
0–6, 1–6
Winner 4. April 16, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Irini Georgatou   Marina Erakovic
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 5–7, [16–14]
Winner 5. July 18, 2010 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Yurika Sema
4–6, 6–1, [10–4]
Winner 6. September 20, 2010 Shrewsbury, England Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Claire Feuerstein
  Vesna Manasieva
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 7. October 3, 2010 Athens, Greece Hard   İpek Şenoğlu   Eleni Daniilidou
  Petra Martić
w/o
Winner 8. July 29, 2011 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Galina Voskoboeva   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. August 12, 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard   Alexandra Panova   Ekaterina Lopes
  Andreja Klepač
w/o
Winner 9. November 15, 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Olga Savchuk   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
7–5, 6–1
Winner 10. July 26, 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Margarita Gasparyan   Michaela Boev
  Anna-Lena Friedsam
6–4, 6–1
Winner 11. August 18, 2014 Saint Petersburg, Russia Clay   Ilona Kremen   Natela Dzalamidze
  Anastasia Pivovarova
6–1, 6–3
Winner 12. November 15, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Alexandra Panova   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Olga Savchuk
3–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Winner 13. May 14, 2016 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Galina Voskoboeva   Victoria Kan
  Sabina Sharipova
6–3, 1–6, [12–10]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W-L
Australian Open A A Q2 A A A 1R A A A Q2 0–1
French Open 2R Q3 Q3 A A A 2R 1R A Q2 1R 2–4
Wimbledon Q2 Q2 1R Q1 A Q1 1R A A 3R 1R 2–4
US Open Q2 Q2 1R A A A 1R 1R A Q1 0–3
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 0–2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1–4 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 4–12

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W-L
Australian Open 1R A 2R A A A A 1–2
French Open 1R A A 2R A A 2R 2–3
Wimbledon 1R 2R A A A A 1R 1–3
US Open 2R 2R A A A A 2R 3–3
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 7–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vitalia Diatchenko stats on WTA official site". WTA. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Roland Garros 2010 Women's Qualifiers". May 23, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Alla Kudryavtseva defeats Vitalia Diatchenko in second round – Tashkent Open 2011". Bettor.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Diatchenko shocks Sharapova in thunderous upset". July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Kane, David (July 7, 2018). "Ostapenko dismisses Diatchenko, into Wimbledon second week". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved July 7, 2018.

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