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Ekaterina Yevgenyevna Alexandrova (Russian: ? ; born 15 November 1994) is a Russian professional tennis player. She has won two WTA 125K series titles and seven singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 12 August 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of No. 43.
2016: First WTA tournament, first Grand Slam tournament
In the 2017 season, Alexandrova tried herself in the WTA Tour, achieving no major success. At the Open de Limoges, she reached the quarterfinals. However, the Russian entered the top 100 for the first time. She progressed in the 2018 season, reaching the quarterfinals of the Korea Open after beating world No. 10, Je?ena Ostapenko in straight sets. This was the first time she beat a tennis player from the top 10. Alexandrova made an astonishing run at another International tournament, now in Linz, Austria, reaching as qualifier the final of a WTA tournament for the first time, losing there, however, to Camila Giorgi in straight sets. She ended the season by tradition at the Open de Limoges, winning the title for the second time after beating Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets.
2019: Russian No. 1
In 2019, Alexandrova had more success in the WTA Tour. Seeded sixth, she reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, followed by a semifinal entry at the Hungarian Ladies Open. She entered the 3rd Round of the Premier Mandatory BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, after beating World No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets. She performed not satisfying on clay tournaments, except at French Open, reaching the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the grass court season, Alexandrova made it into the quarterfinals of the Premier Eastbourne International tournament, losing there to Karolina Pliskova. She achieved her best run in a Premier 5 tournament at the Rogers Cup, reaching the 3rd Round as qualifier. She lost to Serena Williams. After reaching the 2nd Round of the US Open and following Daria Kasatkina's 1st Round loss, Alexandrova became Russia's number one female tennis player.
1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
2 2012: WTA Ranking-772, 2013: WTA Ranking-410, 2014: WTA Ranking-256, 2015: WTA Ranking-269.