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?pek Soylu
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) (6) def. Ipek Soylu (TUR) (21300614406).jpg
Soylu at the 2015 US Open
Country (sports) Turkey
ResidenceIstanbul
Born (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 23)
Adana
Height1.74 m (5 ft  in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGoran Prpi?
Prize money$397,021
Official websiteipeksoylu.com
Singles
Career record243-159 (60.4%)
Career titles0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 151 (31 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 269 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open1R (2016)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record163-89 (64.7%)
Career titles3 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (17 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 359 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13-10 (56.5%)
Last updated on: 2 September 2019.

?pek Soylu (born 15 April 1996) is a professional Turkish female tennis player.

Soylu has won three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, her biggest coming at the 2016 WTA Elite Trophy. She has also won twelve singles and 18 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 31 October 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 151. On 17 April 2017, she peaked at No. 63 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Her sole Grand Slam title as a junior came in 2014, when she partnered Jil Teichmann of Switzerland to win the doubles title at the US Open.[1]

Playing for Turkey at the Fed Cup, Soylu has accumulated a win-loss record of 13-10. She is also a member of the Enkaspor tennis team.[2]

Career

In 2016, Soylu won her first three WTA titles, all in the doubles discipline, the biggest coming at the WTA Elite Trophy where she partnered Xu Yifan.[3] That year, she also won two other doubles titles, one on home soil at the ?stanbul Cup and the other at the Tashkent Open, partnering Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru respectively.

That same year, she also made her Grand Slam tournament main-draw debut after qualifying for the French Open. She drew wild card Virginie Razzano in the first round and lost to the French veteran in three sets.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2016 ?stanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Montenegro Danka Kovini?
w/o
Win 2-0 Sep 2016 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Romania Raluca Olaru Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
7-5, 6-3
Win 3-0 Oct 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, China Elite Hard (i) China Xu Yifan China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6-4, 3-6, [10-7]

WTA 125 series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 2016 Bol Open, Croatia 125K Clay Romania Raluca Olaru Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Croatia Petra Marti?
3-6, 2-6

ITF Circuit finals

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 21 (12 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Dec 2012 ITF ?stanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard (i) Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 4-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 May 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $10,000 Hard Italy Camilla Rosatello 7-5, 6-1
Win 2-1 Aug 2013 ITF ?zmir, Turkey $10,000 Hard Netherlands Gabriela van de Graaf 7-5, 6-3
Win 3-1 Sep 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $10,000 Hard Italy Giulia Bruzzone 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Loss 3-2 Oct 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $10,000 Hard Russia Anna Morgina 3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Win 4-2 Jan 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $10,000 Hard Greece Despina Papamichail 6-3, 7-6(0)
Win 5-2 Apr 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Hard Israel Deniz Khazaniuk 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Win 6-2 Jun 2014 ITF Adana, Turkey $10,000 Hard Turkey Ba?ak Erayd?n 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Win 7-2 Jun 2014 ITF ?stanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard Turkey Melis Sezer 6-3, 6-4
Loss 7-3 Aug 2014 ITF ?stanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan 6-7(4), 1-6
Loss 7-4 Aug 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Hard France Clothilde de Bernardi 4-6, 6-2, 3-6
Loss 7-5 May 2015 ITF Caserta, Italy $25,000 Clay Russia Daria Kasatkina 6-7(4), 1-6
Win 8-5 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey $50,000 Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Loss 8-6 Jun 2016 ITF Padua, Italy $25,000 Clay China Xu Shilin 7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 8-7 Sep 2016 ITF Zhuhai, China $50,000 Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova 1-6, 2-6
Loss 8-8 Jul 2017 ITF Bursa, Turkey $60,000 Clay Russia Sofya Zhuk 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(5)
Win 9-8 Mar 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt W15 Hard United States Nadja Gilchrist 6-3, 6-3
Win 10-8 Apr 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt W15 Hard Belgium Magali Kempen 7-6(2), 6-4
Win 11-8 May 2019 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand W25 Hard China Yuan Yue 7-6(2), 6-1
Win 12-8 Jun 2019 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal W25+H Hard Canada Katherine Sebov 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-3
Loss 12-9 Jul 2019 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic W25 Clay Czech Republic Jesika Male?ková 3-6, 4-6

Doubles (18-11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 May 2012 ?stanbul, Turkey Clay Turkey Ba?ak Erayd?n China Liu Chang
China Zhang Nannan
3-6, 6-2, [10-5]
Winner 2. 16 June 2013 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Turkey Ba?ak Erayd?n
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinji?
6-4, ret.
Runner-up 1. 23 August 2013 ?zmir, Turkey Hard Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Ukraine Khristina Kazimova
Germany Christina Shakovets
4-6, 1-6
Winner 3. 27 December 2013 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Belgium Elise Mertens Japan Yuuki Tanaka
Russia Ekaterina Yashina
6-0, 7-6(3)
Winner 4. 18 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Greece Despina Papamichail
Italy Gaia Sanesi
4-6, 6-4, [10-3]
Runner-up 2. 25 January 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
6-3, 4-6, [5-10]
Runner-up 3. 29 March 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Barbora Krej?íková Sweden Susanne Celik
Japan Kotomi Takahata
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 5 April 2014 Antalya, Turkey Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Czech Republic Denisa Allertová
Slovakia Chantal ?kamlová
2-6, 1-6
Winner 5. 7 June 2014 Adana, Turkey Hard Turkey Ba?ak Erayd?n Ukraine Alona Fomina
Russia Ekaterina Tsiklauri
6-3, 6-1
Winner 6. 20 June 2014 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Ayla Aksu Belgium Elke Lemmens
Bulgaria Julia Stamatova
4-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Winner 7. 31 October 2014 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Switzerland Xenia Knoll Turkey Ayla Aksu
Turkey Müge Töpsel
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 26 December 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Turkey Ayla Aksu Croatia Jana Fett
Croatia Adrijana Lekaj
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2015 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard Serbia Nina Stojanovi? United States Samantha Crawford
United States Asia Muhammad
0-6, 3-6
Winner 8. 16 May 2015 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Turkey Pemra Özgen Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
3-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Runner-up 7. 22 May 2015 Caserta, Italy Clay Italy Alice Matteucci Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
0-6, 6-7(6)
Winner 9. 3 July 2015 Denain, France Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Argentina Florencia Molinero
7-6(3), 6-3
Runner-up 8. 14 November 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay
Greece Maria Sakkari
6-7(6), 4-6
Winner 10. 26 February 2016 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i) Netherlands Arantxa Rus North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herd?ela?
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 9. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Russia Irina Khromacheva Australia Arina Rodionova
Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova
1-6, 2-6
Winner 11. 1 July 2016 Rome, Italy Clay China Xu Shilin Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
7-5, 6-1
Winner 12. 15 April 2017 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Veronika Kudermetova Russia Ksenia Lykina
Russia Polina Monova
4-6, 7-5, [11-9]
Winner 13. 6 August 2017 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Russia Anna Kalinskaya Romania Nicoleta Dascalu
Romania Cristina Dinu
6-2, 6-2
Winner 14. 15 June 2018 Padua, Italy Clay Czech Republic Anastasia Zarycká Bosnia and Herzegovina Dea Herd?ela?
Croatia Tereza Mrde?a
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 10. 10 August 2018 Las Palmas, Spain Clay Turkey Ba?ak Erayd?n Russia Yana Sizikova
Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
2-6, 4-6
Winner 15. 19 January 2019 Monastir, Tunisia Hard China Zhang Ying Spain Claudia Hoste Ferrer
Bulgaria Julia Terziyska
6-3, 6-3
Winner 16. 30 March 2019 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Sweden Jacqueline Cabaj Awad Kazakhstan Gozal Ainitdinova
Russia Ekaterina Kazionova
6-2, 6-4
Winner 17. 21 May 2019 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Japan Haruka Kaji
Japan Risa Ozaki
6-1, 6-3
Winner 18. 16 June 2019 Akko, Israel Hard Croatia Silvia Njiri? Israel Shelly Bereznyak
Kazakhstan Yekaterina Dmitrichenko
6-2, 6-0
Runner-up 11. 30 August 2019 Verbier, Switzerland Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Switzerland Simona Waltert
4-6, 3-6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 US Open Hard Switzerland Jil Teichmann Belarus Vera Lapko
Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková
5-7, 6-2, [10-7]

References

  1. ^ "Turkey's ?pek Soylu claims historic title in junior girls' doubles at US Open". Hurriyet Daily News. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "?pek Soylu'dan ITF JR Klasman?'nda en iyi derece". Enka Spor Kulübü (in Turkish). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Turkish tennis player Ipek Soylu wins doubles finals at WTA Elite Trophy tournament in China". DAILY SABAH. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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