Vlada Katic

Vlada Katic (née Ekshibarova; Hebrew: ולדה אקשיברובה‎; born 14 March 1989) is an Israeli-Uzbekistani tennis player.

Vlada Katic
ולדה אקשיברובה
Country (sports) Israel (2016–present)
 Uzbekistan (2003–2016)
Born (1989-03-14) 14 March 1989 (age 32)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDejan Katic
Prize moneyUS$ 123,756
Singles
Career record386–247 (61.0%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 352 (14 July 2008)
Current rankingNo. 716 (24 May 2021)
Doubles
Career record179–162 (52.5%)
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 319 (20 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 843 (24 May 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–14
Last updated on: 27 May 2021.

She has won eight singles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.[1] On 14 July 2008, Katic reached her best singles ranking of world No. 352.[2] On 20 June 2016, she peaked at No. 319 in the doubles rankings.[2]

Her coach is Dejan Katic[3] whom she married.

CareerEdit

Ekshibarova made her WTA Tour debut at the 2004 Tashkent Open, having received a wildcard into the doubles tournament with Dilyara Saidkhodjayeva, but they lost to Ekaterina Bychkova and Maria Goloviznina in the first round.[4] Playing for Uzbekistan at the Fed Cup, Ekshibarova had a win/loss record of 1–9.[5]

In 2016, she became an Israeli citizen.[6] In June 2016, Ekshibarova decided to play for Israel instead of Uzbekistan.[6]

In December 2017, Ekshibarova won the Israel Tennis Women's Singles Championship, beating Deniz Khazaniuk 7–6, 5–4 (ret.) in the final, and won the Doubles Championship, partnering with Maya Tahan.[6]

In 2018, she played for the Israel Fed Cup team, going 0–3 in singles. In Fed Cup, she has an overall win/loss record of 1–14.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 19 (8 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–7)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 30 July 2006 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–4, 7–6(7)
Win 2. 13 July 2007 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard   Isha Lakhani 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 1. 25 November 2007 ITF Manila, Philippines Clay   Nicole Riner 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 14 November 2010 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Andreea Mitu 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 19 February 2011 Aurangabad, India Clay   Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 26 February 2011 Mumbai, India Hard   Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 April 2011 Almaty, Kazakhstan Hard (i)   Nadezda Gorbachkova 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 28 June 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard (i)   Sofia Kvatsabaia 7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. 5 July 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Mariam Bolkvadze 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 22 May 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Polina Monova 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 12 June 2016 Akko, Israel Hard   Marta Paigina 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 18 September 2016 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Jennifer Zerbone 7–6, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 2 October 2016 Tiberias, Israel Hard   Melis Sezer 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 8 October 2016 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Marta Paigina 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 4 June 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Emiliana Arango 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 13 August 2017 İstanbul, Turkey Clay   Dana Kremer 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 26 November 2017 ITF Heraklion, Greece Clay   Lisa Sabino 6–2, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 10. 24 June 2018 ITF Kaltenkirchen]], Germany Clay   Jule Niemeier 5–7, 2–6
Loss 11. 17 December 2018 ITF Antalya Hard   Evgeniya Burdina 4–6, 6–3, 5–7

Doubles: 32 (15–17)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (14–12)
Clay (1–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 24 October 2010 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Barbara Sobaszkiewicz   Cristina Dinu
  Ionela-Andreea Iova
6–1, 2–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 1 May 2015 Shymkent, Kazakhstan Clay   Daria Lodikova   Albina Khabibulina
  Polina Merenkova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 11 May 2015 Acre, Israel Hard   Daria Lodikova   Hélène Scholsen
  Sadafmoh Tolibova
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 18 May 2015 Netanya, Israel Hard   Deniz Khazaniuk   Ofri Lankri
  Alona Pushkarevsky
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 21 June 2015 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Natasha Palha   Sharrmadaa Baluu
  Tadeja Majerič
5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 17 October 2015 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Olga Doroshina   Lucy Brown
  Amandine Cazeaux
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 2. 7 November 2015 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Eleni Christofi   Karin Kennel
  Viktoriya Tomova
4–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Runner-up 6. 14 November 2015 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Helen De Cesare   Karin Kennel
  Viktoriya Tomova
2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 28 November 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Olga Doroshina   Alexandra Morozova
  Barbora Štefková
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 4 December 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Daria Lodikova   Alexandra Morozova
  Barbora Štefková
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 9 April 2016 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Janina Toljan   Victoria Kan
  Alyona Sotnikova
1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 20 May 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Naomi Totka   Yuliya Kalabina
  Polina Monova
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 3 June 2016 Kiryat Shmona, Israel Hard   Keren Shlomo   Naomi Totka
  Ana Veselinovic
1–6, 6–1, [6–10]
Winner 5. 10 June 2016 Akko, Israel Hard   Naomi Totka   Christina Shakovets
  Veronika Stotyka
6–0, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 10. 27 June 2016 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Alyona Sotnikova   Melis Sezer
  Ana Veselinovic
3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 4 July 2016 Buca, Turkey Hard   Ana Veselinovic   Daria Lodikova]
  Anette Munozova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 18 September 2016 Askelon, Israel Hard   Madeleine Kobelt   Alona Pushkarevsky
  Keren Shlomo
6–0, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 11. 19 September 2016 Kiryat Gat, Israel Hard   Melis Sezer   Ekaterina Kazionova
  Madeleine Kobelt
6–7(5), 3–6
Winner 8. 2 October 2016 Tiberias, Israel Hard   Melis Sezer   Ekaterina Kazionova
  Madeleine Kobelt
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 5 November 2016 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Steffi Distelmans   Nina Kruijer
  Suzan Lamens
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 12. 13 November 2016 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Steffi Distelmans   Michaela Boev
  Andrea Ka
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 26 November 2016 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Raluca Georgiana Șerban   Michaela Boev
  Cristiana Ferrando
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 10. 4 December 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Ekaterina Yashina   Daiana Negreanu
  Keren Shlomo
6–2, 7–6(4)
Winner 11. 9 December 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Ekaterina Yashina   Sofia Dmitrieva
  Anna Pribylova
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 1 April 2017 İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Eleni Daniilidou   Ekaterina Kazionova
  Elena Rybakina
1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 6 May 2017 Acre, Israel Hard   Despina Papamichail   Shelly Krolitzky
  Maya Tahan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 8 June 2018 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Elena-Teodora Cadar   Shahar Biran
  Laetitia Pulchartová
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 15. 23 June 2018 Kaltenkirchen, Germany Clay   Sviatlana Pirazhenka   Anna Gabric
  Katharina Gerlach
2–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 14. 14 September 2018 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay   Maryna Chernyshova   Albina Khabibulina
  Ksenia Palkina
7–6(3), 6–2
Runner-up 16. 19 January 2019 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Julia Stamatova   Kanako Morisaki
  Ayaka Okuno
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 17. 10 February 2019 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Maryna Chernyshova   Cemre Anil
  Oana Georgeta Simion
2–6, 4–6
Win 15. 30 March 2019 ITF Tel Aviv Hard   Daria Kruzhkova   Merel Hoedt
  Anna Sisková
6–3, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vlada Katic Women's Doubles Titles"
  2. ^ a b "Vlada Katic; Overview"
  3. ^ "Katic, Vlada, 2019 ITF Turkey 01A, Women Doubles, ITF Women, Tennis". Statistics.
  4. ^ "Vlada Ekshibarova". Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Vlada Ekshibarova". Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Sports short: Ekshibarova, Sela capture national tennis titles". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com.

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