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Anna Kalinskaya
Anna Kalinskaya
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Full nameAnna Nikolayevna Kalinskaya
Country (sports) Russia
Born (1998-12-02) 2 December 1998 (age 21)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2016
Prize moneyUS$ 752,424
Career record169-93 (64.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 96 (21 October 2019)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2019, 2020)
French OpenQ3 (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Career record89-45 (66.4%)
Career titles1
Highest ranking
Current rankingNo. 95 (3 February 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
US Open3R (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2-2
Last updated on: 9 May 2020.

Anna Nikolayevna Kalinskaya (Russian: ? ? ; born 2 December 1998) is a Russian professional tennis player.

Kalinskaya has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour as well as seven singles titles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No.96 on 21 October 2019. On 30 September 2019, she peaked at No. 72 in the doubles rankings.

In 2016, Kalinskaya won the girls' doubles event at Australian Open, partnering Tereza Mihalíková.

Scoring her first win in a major, Kalinskaya advanced to the second round of the 2019 US Open, defeating Sloane Stephens in the first round in straight sets for her first Top 10 win.


Kalinskaya has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour as well as seven singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 21 October 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 96, and on 30 September, her best doubles ranking of No. 72.[1]

2015: Junior Grand Slam final, Professional debut

In just her third professional tournament, Kalinskaya reached the final of an ITF 10k event in Antalya as an unranked qualifier. The run made it possible for her to debut on the WTA Rankings as the world No.1201.[2]

At the French Open, Kalinskaya reached the final of the girls' singles event, stunning CiCi Bellis in the semifinals en route to her runner-up finish. In the final, she was defeated in straight sets by Paula Badosa.[3] She made another final, this time during the girls' doubles event at the US Open alongside Anastasia Potapova. They lost the final in straight sets.

She made her WTA debut at the Kremlin Cup after being handed a qualifying wildcard, losing to eventual semifinalist and compatriot Daria Kasatkina in the second qualifying round.

Kalinskaya made her second professional final at the ITF 10k event in El Kantaoui but gave a walkover in the final. Nonetheless, this result pushed her into the Top 600 for the first time in her career.

Her debut year ended with a 14-6 win-loss record with two ITF 10k runner-up finishes. In addition, she won her first ITF title in doubles on her professional debut at the 25k event in Sunrise with Katerina Stewart.

2016: Junior Grand Slam doubles title, success on the ITF Women's Circuit

At the Australian Open, Kalinskaya finally won her first Grand Slam doubles title with Tereza Mihalíková.[4] They won the tournament without dropping a set throughout.

4 consecutive finals came for Kalinskaya from March to June, winning 1 ITF 10k title and 1 ITF 25k title respectively. Her first Top 200 win came over Aryna Sabalenka in Minsk. Another 25k title in Aschaffenburg soon allowed Kalinskaya to crack the Top 300.[5]

It was an impressive year for the Russian, who reached a total of eight finals and entering the Top 200 for the first time in her career. Putting together a win-loss record of 41-10 (.804), she also made her WTA main draw debut at the Kremlin Cup, losing to Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets. This started a new phase of her career, which is the gradual transition onto the main tour.[6]

2017: Transition to the WTA Tour

Kalinskaya started to play more WTA tournaments in 2017, playing her first Grand Slam event as a professional player at the Australian Open. However, she was defeated by top seed Stefanie Vögele in the first round of qualifying.[7] Handed a wildcard into the main draw of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Kalinskaya was ousted by Daria Gavrilova in the first round.[8]

She received her first Fed Cup nomination for Russia's match in the Fed Cup World Group II, but was only selected for the dead doubles rubber, which she triumphed alongside Anna Blinkova.[9]

Her first big win came at the Malaysian Open, where she got through the qualifying rounds and stunned Caroline Garcia for her first Top 20 win.[10] Several early exits at ITF 60k events soon followed, but she then reached the second round of the ?stanbul Cup as a lucky-loser.[11]

Kalinskaya was close to another big win, but fell to Anett Kontaveit in a tight three-setter in the second round of the Ladies Championship Gstaad.[12] Her first ITF title came at the 25k level in October, ending the year with a 34-26 win-loss record with three Top 100 wins.

2018: Pursuit for success at the Major tournaments

Kalinskaya started the new year by qualifying for the Australian Open, marking her Grand Slam main draw debut.[13] On her Grand Slam main draw debut, she lost to Camila Giorgi in straight sets.[14]

She made her Fed Cup live rubber debut at the Fed Cup World Group II, putting up a tough fight but falling to veteran Magdaléna Rybáriková in a thrilling match.

Three consecutive ITF 60k semifinals in March allowed Kalinskaya to jump almost 20 spots in the rankings. She lost in the final round of qualifying at both the French Open and Wimbledon. Kalinskaya lost various first round matches on the WTA level, including the Moscow River Cup.[15]

In a year of breakthroughs, she made the main draw of the US Open for the first time in her career as well.[16] In the first round, she was defeated by world No.9 Julia Görges in three sets.[17] Making another appearance at the Kremlin Cup as a wildcard, Kalinskaya was ousted by Kristina Mladenovic in a repeat of their 2016 encounter on the exact same stage.[18]

2019: First WTA semifinal, first Top 10 win

Kalinskaya started the year with a triumph at the ITF 25k event City of Playford Tennis International, defeating Elena Rybakina in the final.[19] She then successfully qualified for the main draw at the Australian Open once again, but was defeated by world No.11 Aryna Sabalenka in the first round.[20]

There were success in doubles for the Russian as she partnered Viktória Ku?mová to reach the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, a Premier event, and lifted their first WTA title together at the J&T Banka Prague Open. It was the first WTA title of any kind for Kalinskaya.

Kalinskaya won the biggest title of her career at the Engie Open Saint-Gaudens Occitanie, an ITF 60k event. She defeated Ana Bogdan in the final.[21] For the first time in her career, Kalinskaya managed to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon but lost to Magda Linette in the first round.

The Russian had an impressive North American hard-court swing, reaching the semifinals of a WTA event for the first time in her career. At the Citi Open, she survived the qualifying rounds before producing a huge comeback against reigning Olympics champion Monica Puig and stunning Kristina Mladenovic for her first win over the Frenchwoman in three attempts.[22] She was ultimately defeated by eventual champion Jessica Pegula in the semifinals.[23] In addition to her singles semifinal result, Kalinskaya reached the same stage for doubles alongside Miyu Kato as well.[24] At the US Open, Kalinskaya prevailed in the qualifying rounds once again. In the first round, she stunned world No.10 Sloane Stephens on her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut, winning in straight sets.[25] However, she was unable to back up her win as she was defeated by wildcard Kristie Ahn in her next match.[26]

Another WTA quarterfinal soon followed at the Tashkent Open, where she beat Tatjana Maria in the process. However, her quarterfinal match was a match to forget as she was beaten by Katarina Zavatska after winning only two games.[27] She ended the year with a second-round appearance at the Kremlin Cup, ensuring that she made her Top 100 debut after the tournament.

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win-Loss records.


This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

  • 1 2015: WTA ranking-681.

WTA finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-1)
International (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2019 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy,
Premier Hard (i) Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Margarita Gasparyan
5-7, 5-7
Win 1-1 May 2019 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
International Clay Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
4-6, 7-5, [10-7]

ITF Circuit finals

Kalinskaya at Roland Garros, 2018

Singles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-6)
Clay (5-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Kalinskaya, qualifying for Wimbledon
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard China Lu Jiajing 2-6, 0-6
Loss 0-2 Nov 2015 ITF Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgi? Bucko w/o
Loss 0-3 Apr 2016 ITF Manama, Bahrain 10,000 Hard Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková 5-7, 1-6
Win 1-3 Apr 2016 ITF Shymkent, Kazakhstan 10,000 Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen 6-4, 6-2
Win 2-3 Jun 2016 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Clay Belarus Vera Lapko 6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-4 Jun 2016 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Clay Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou 3-6, 1-4 ret.
Win 3-4 Jul 2016 ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany 25,000 Clay Slovenia Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Loss 3-5 Aug 2016 ITF Plze?, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva 1-6, 3-6
Win 4-5 Aug 2016 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine 25,000 Clay Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Loss 4-6 Nov 2016 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i) Russia Anastasia Frolova w/o
Loss 4-7 Sep 2017 ITF Batumi, Georgia 25,000 Hard Uzbekistan Nigina Abduraimova 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Win 5-7 Oct 2017 ITF Obidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Poland Magdalena Fr?ch 6-3, 6-3
Loss 5-8 Mar 2018 ITF Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová 5-7, 3-6
Win 6-8 Jan 2019 ITF Playford, Australia 25,000 Hard Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina 6-4, 6-4
Win 7-8 May 2019 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay Romania Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4

Doubles: 10 (9 titles, 1 runner-up)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4-0)
Clay (5-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jan 2015 ITF Sunrise, United States 25,000 Clay United States Katerina Stewart Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
7-6(8-6), 5-7, [10-6]
Win 2-0 Apr 2016 ITF Manama, Bahrain 10,000 Hard Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková Germany Katharina Hering
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
7-5, 6-3
Win 3-0 May 2016 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 100,000 Clay Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková Russia Evgeniya Rodina
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-0 Jun 2016 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Clay Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
Brazil Laura Pigossi
4-6, 6-1, [10-2]
Win 5-0 Jul 2016 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou Bosnia and Herzegovina Anita Husaric
Slovenia Dalila Jakupovic
6-4, 6-1
Win 6-0 Nov 2016 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i) Belarus Nika Shytkouskaya Belarus Ilona Kremen
Belarus Vera Lapko
6-2, 6-3
Win 7-0 Aug 2017 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay Turkey ?pek Soylu Romania Nicoleta Dasc?lu
Romania Cristina Dinu
6-2, 6-2
Win 8-0 Mar 2018 ITF Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová Montenegro Danka Kovini?
China Wang Xinyu
6-4, 1-6, [10-7]
Win 9-0 Mar 2018 ITF Croissy-Beaubourg, France 60,000 Hard (i) Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
Czech Republic Jesika Male?ková
7-6(7-5), 6-1
Loss 9-1 May 2019 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay Russia Sofya Lansere Italy Martina Di Giuseppe
Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
1-6, 1-6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2015 French Open Clay Spain Paula Badosa Gibert 3-6, 3-6

Girls' doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 2015 US Open Hard Russia Anastasia Potapova Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová
Russia Aleksandra Pospelova
5-7, 2-6
Win 2016 Australian Open Hard Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
Ukraine Anastasia Zarycká
6-1, 6-1

Fed Cup participation

This table is current through the 2018 Fed Cup[28]

World Group
World Group Play-off/
Qualifying Round
World Group II
World Group II Play-off
Europe/Africa Group

Singles (0-1)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result Team result
2018 Fed Cup WG II 10 February 2018
Slovakia Slovakia Hard (i) Magdaléna Rybáriková Loss 7-5, 3-6, 4-6 1-4

Doubles (2-0)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Result Team result
2017 Fed Cup WG II 12 February 2017
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Hard (i) Anna Blinkova Chan Chin-wei
Hsu Ching-wen
Win 6-3, 7-5 Win 4-1
2020 Fed Cup QR 8 February 2020
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Romania Romania Hard (i) Anna Blinkova Jaqueline Cristian
Elena-Gabriela Ruse
Win 6-3, 6-2 Win 3-2

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score AKR
1. United States Sloane Stephens No. 10 US Open, United States Hard 1R 6-3, 6-4 No. 127


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