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Lesia Tsurenko

Lesia Tsurenko
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Full nameLesia Viktorivna Tsurenko
Country (sports) Ukraine
ResidenceKyiv, Ukraine
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 33)
Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDmytro Brichek (2013-2018)
Adriano Albanesi (2018-present)[1]
Prize moneyUS$ 5,255,915
Official websitelesia-tsurenko.com
Singles
Career record459-303 (60.2%)
Career titles4 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (18 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 84 (26 September 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French Open4R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017, 2022)
US OpenQF (2018)
Doubles
Career record114-70 (62.0%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 115 (28 May 2018)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup15-15
Last updated on: 26 September 2022.

Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko (Ukrainian: ? ? ?; born 30 May 1989) is a Ukrainian tennis player. Tsurenko has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 18 February 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 23. On 28 May 2018, she peaked at No. 115 in the doubles rankings.

Career

2013: Australian Open third round, top 60 debut

In 2013, Tsurenko reached the semifinals of the WTA Premier Brisbane International tournament, after entering the draw as a lucky loser replacing Maria Sharapova; she defeated Jarmila Gajdo?ová and Daniela Hantuchová before losing in three sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Having qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, she again faced Pavlyuchenkova, the 24th seed. This time Tsurenko won in three sets. She then beat fellow qualifier Daria Gavrilova in the second round, but lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the third. Tsurenko continued her good run of form on the North American hardcourts, as she reached the third round at the Indian Wells Open as a qualifier; she defeated Ayumi Morita and Yaroslava Shvedova before falling to Petra Kvitová. She reached a new career-high ranking of No. 60 in the world.

2014: Loss of form

After nearly falling out of the world's top 200 prior to Wimbledon in 2014,[2] Tsurenko experienced a mid-career revival. After qualifying for Wimbledon, she defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier to set up a second-round meeting with Simona Halep; Tsurenko pushed the No. 2 seed to three sets before losing out on a possible third-round appearance. She did, however, proceed to reach her first final on the ITF Circuit in nearly two years, losing the Vancouver Open final to Jarmila Wolfe, in three sets. She also reached the semifinals of the Tashkent Open before losing to eventual champion Karin Knapp. Her late-season run ensured she'd finish inside the top 100 for the second year in a row.

2015: First WTA title

In 2015, Tsurenko reached the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Open, again as a qualifier, defeating Annika Beck, Andrea Petkovic, Alizé Cornet and Eugenie Bouchard before retiring against Jelena Jankovi? in the quarterfinals due to an ankle injury she suffered in defeating Bouchard. After again reaching the second round of Wimbledon and losing to Irina-Camelia Begu, Tsurenko won her first WTA singles title in Istanbul, defeating Urszula Radwa?ska in final. As a result, she reached a career-high ranking of world No. 47. She qualified for the Canadian Open in Toronto by beating Nicole Gibbs and Lara Arruabarrena, and then defeated Yanina Wickmayer, Wimbledon finalist Garbiñe Muguruza and Carina Witthöft, before succumbing to Sara Errani in the quarterfinals.

Her good form continued at the Connecticut Open. As a lucky loser, replacing Simona Halep, she defeated fifth seed Karolína Plí?ková in straight sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she eventually lost to French Open finalist Lucie ?afá?ová. Tsurenko found revenge one week later at the US Open, defeating the sixth seed ?afá?ová in the first round. However, she lost to Varvara Lepchenko in round two.

2016: First Grand Slam fourth-round appearance

After a struggle in the first half of the year, Tsurenko made her first Grand Slam fourth round at the US Open, after beating Irina-Camelia Begu and Dominika Cibulková before losing to defending finalist Roberta Vinci. Two weeks later, she won her second WTA Tour singles title in Guangzhou, defeating Jelena Jankovi? in the final.

2017: Third WTA title and top 30 debut

Tsurenko won her WTA third singles title in Acapulco, defeating Kristina Mladenovic in final. After Wimbledon, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 29.

2018: Fourth WTA title and Grand Slam quarterfinalist

She defended her title in Acapulco as her fourth singles title by beating Stefanie Vögele in the final. In Cincinnati, she made her first Premier Mandatory quarterfinal appearance in three years, after beating Danielle Collins, Garbiñe Muguruza, and Ekaterina Makarova en route, before losing to Simona Halep. At the US Open, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after beating Alison Van Uytvanck, Caroline Wozniacki, Kate?ina Siniaková, and Markéta Vondrou?ová, before losing to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. Tsurenko thus set a new career-high of 26 in singles.

2019: Top 25 debut

Beginning her 2019 year at the Brisbane International, she reached the final with wins over Mihaela Buz?rnescu, Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell, Anett Kontaveit, and second seed Naomi Osaka. She lost in the championship match to fifth seed Karolína Plí?ková.[3] Seeded 24th at the Australian Open, Tsurenko was defeated in the second round by Amanda Anisimova.[4]

In February at the Qatar Open, she lost in the second round to top seed and eventual finalist Simona Halep.[5] At Dubai, she was defeated in the third round by third-seeded Simona Halep.[6] Seeded 24th at the Indian Wells Open, Tsurenko made it to the third round where she lost to ninth seed Aryna Sabalenka.[7]

Tsurenko started her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany. She was defeated in the first round by German wildcard Laura Siegemund.[8] At the Madrid Open, Tsurenko lost in round one to fourth seed Angelique Kerber.[9] Playing at the Italian Open, she was defeated in the first round by Yulia Putintseva. Seeded 27th at the French Open, Tsurenko reached the third round where she lost to third seed and defending champion Simona Halep.[10]

2020

Tsurenko kicked off her 2020 season at the Shenzhen Open where she lost in the first round to third seed Elise Mertens.[11] At the Australian Open, Tsurenko was defeated in the first round by top seed Ashleigh Barty.[12]

Seeded fourth at the first edition of the Zed Tennis Open, an ITF tournament in Egypt, Tsurenko reached the final where she lost to third seed Irina-Camelia Begu.[13] At the Qatar Open, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Greet Minnen. Playing the Indian Wells Challenger, Tsurenko made it to the semifinals where she lost to Irina-Camelia Begu, who would end up winning the title.[14]

No tournaments were played from April to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When play resumed in August, Tsurenko competed at the Prague Open. Coming through qualifying, she upset fifth seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round.[15] She then withdrew from her second-round match against Ana Bogdan.[16]

2021

Tsurenko started the season at the first edition of the Gippsland Trophy where she lost in the first round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[17] At the Australian Open, she fell in the final round of qualifying to Liudmila Samsonova. Playing at the first edition of the Phillip Island Trophy, Tsurenko was defeated in the qualifying round by Mona Barthel.[18] However, she was awarded a lucky loser spot into the main draw but was eliminated in the first round by Patricia Maria ?ig.[19] In Adelaide, she was beaten in the first round of qualifying by Australian Astra Sharma.[20]

2022: WTA 500 quarterfinal & Grand Slam third round on grass

Tsurenko lost 0-6, 1-6 to then-world No.1 and eventual champion, Ashleigh Barty, in the first round of the Australian Open. At the French Open, Tsurenko qualified into her second major main draw debut. In Paris, she was drawn to face current world No. 1, Iga Swiatek, in her opener.[21]

During the grass-court season, Tsurenko achieved positive results. At Eastbourne, she reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier but withdrew before her match with Beatriz Haddad Maia. At Wimbledon, she reached the third round for a second time defeating compatriot Anhelina Kalinina.[22]

At the Budapest Grand Prix, she reached the quarterfinals defeating Kamilla Rakhimova in 3 hours and 53 minutes, in the longest match of the season and seventh-longest match of the Open era,[23][24] but retired against third seed Yulia Putintseva.[25]

Career statistics

Grand Slam performance timelines

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

Singles

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R Q3 1R 0 / 11 6-11 35%
French Open A Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 3R 4R 3R Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 8 7-8 47%
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R NH A 3R 0 / 10 8-10 44%
US Open A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R QF A A Q2 1R 0 / 8 8-8 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-4 3-4 1-3 2-4 3-4 4-4 9-4 3-3 0-1 0-0 2-4 0 / 37 29-37 44%
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 4
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 Career total: 5
Year-end ranking 265 184 120 102 70 96 33 58 42 27 70 146 119 $4,618,889

Tsurenko won all three rounds of qualifying for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and qualified for the main draw, but withdrew before her first-round match. This is not counted as a loss.

Doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ... 2022 W-L
Australian Open A A A 1R A A A A A A 0-1
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R A A 0-5
Wimbledon Q1 A A A A 1R 3R A 2R A 3-3
US Open A A A A 2R A A A A A 1-1
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-1 2-2 0-1 1-1 0-0 4-10

References

  1. ^ http://xsport.ua/tennis_s/news/lesya-tsurenko-neplokho-by-doyti-do-chetvertfinala-roland-garros_838624/[bare URL]
  2. ^ "A Beginner's Guide: Lesia Tsurenko". The Tennis Island. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Pliskova battles back from brink for second Brisbane title". www.wtatennis.com. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "American Youngster Amanda Anisimova Cruises Into Australian Open Third Round". www.si.com. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ Pagliaro, Richard (13 February 2019). "Halep Streaks Into Doha Quarters, Rises To No. 2". www.tennisnow.com. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships". abcnews.go.com. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Sabalenka soars past Tsurenko into Indian Wells fourth round". www.wtatennis.com. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Tennis: Mertens, Ostapenko bow out of Stuttgart Open in first round". www.aol.com. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ Kane, David (5 May 2019). "Kerber maintains Tsurenko mastery in Madrid". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "FRENCH OPEN 2019: SIMONA HALEP BREEZES TO FOURTH ROUND IN PARIS WITH VICTORY OVER LESIA TSURENKO". www.eurosport.com. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "'I did a lot of hard work and hopefully it will pay off' - Mertens scores opening win over Tsurenko in Shenzhen". www.wtatennis.com. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ Macpherson, Alex (20 January 2020). "Barty scraps past Tsurenko to open Australian Open campaign". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "BEGU CROWNED CHAMPION AT INAUGURAL W100 TOURNAMENT IN CAIRO". www.itftennis.com. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ Macpherson, Alex (8 March 2020). "Begu, Doi to meet in Indian Wells 125K final". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ "Top-seeded Simona Halep makes second round of Prague Open". sports.nbcsports.com. 12 August 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ "Kristyna Pliskova, Elise Mertens reach quarterfinals of Prague Open". www.espn.com. 12 August 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ Imhoff, Dan (31 January 2021). "Melbourne Summer Series wrap: Gavrilova shines, Serena awaits". ausopen.com. Retrieved 2021.
  18. ^ "Narrow defeat for Petkovic at the Phillip Island Trophy". www.mv-online.de. 13 February 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ "Irina Begu defeats a Roland Garros semifinalist; victories for Patricia ?ig and Ana Bogdan". www.treizecizero.ro. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  20. ^ Rogers, Leigh (21 February 2021). "SANDERS RECORDS SENSATIONAL ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL QUALIFYING WIN". www.tennis.com.au. Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ "Vekic makes main draw as French Open qualifying wraps up".
  22. ^ "Niemeier routs Kontaveit at Wimbledon; Tsurenko wins all-Ukrainian contest".
  23. ^ "Tsurenko Finding Clarity on Court, No Matter How Long It Takes to Win". 14 July 2022.
  24. ^ "Tennis, WTA - Hungarian Grand Prix 2022: Tsurenko defeats Rakhimova". 13 July 2022.
  25. ^ "Putintseva to Play Krunic in Budapest Semifinals - Tennis Now".

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