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Luksika Kumkhum

Luksika Kumkhum
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Luksika Kumkhum at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Born (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 27)
Chanthaburi, Thailand
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
CoachLersak Kumkhum (her father)
Prize money$1,138,199
Singles
Career record317-162 (66.2%)
Career titles2 WTA 125K, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 66 (19 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 756 (15 March 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open1R (2014, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record140-93 (60.1%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 86 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 825 (21 March 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup18-8
Last updated on: 21 March 2021.

Luksika "Luk" Kumkhum (Thai: ? ?; RTGSLaksika Khamkham; born 21 July 1993) is a Thai tennis player. She turned professional in 2011, and reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 66 on 19 November 2018. On 16 July 2018, she peaked at No. 86 of the WTA doubles rankings.

Career

In 2010, Kumkhum had won one ITF event in singles but three events in doubles. The next year, she won five singles ITF events, all 10Ks, and two in doubles. In 2012, she won two singles and two doubles events pn the ITF Circuit.

2013

In 2013, she cracked the top 200 and started to play on the WTA Tour as well as the ITF Circuit. Kumkhum qualified for the Australian Open where she defeated Sofia Arvidsson in the first round, she was then beaten by Jamie Hampton. She played the Malaysian Open where she qualified for the tournament and reached the quarterfinals defeating Olivia Rogowska and Eleni Daniilidou en route before falling to Ayumi Morita in the quarterfinals, she also reached the semifinals of the tournament where she partnered with Erika Sema, falling to Janette Husárová and Zhang Shuai in the semifinals. In April, she won the 25K event in Phuket, defeating Lisa Whybourn in the finals. She played the Roland Garros qualifying event where she defeated Zarina Diyas before falling to Sandra Záhlavová in the second qualifying round. She then suffered first-round losses at Nottingham, Birmingham and Wimbledon. Kumkhum's next event was the 100K event, President's Cup in Astana, where she defeated Eugeniya Pashkova, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the second round, and Ekaterina Bychkova in the quarterfinals before she lost to Nadiya Kichenok in the semifinals. In the doubles event she and Tamarine Tanasugarn reached the final before falling to first-seeds Nina Bratchikova and Valeria Solovyeva.

2014

At the Australian Open, Kumkhum, ranked 87 in the world, caused a major upset when she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the first round, in three sets. This was the first time ever that Kumkhum had ever faced a top-ten opponent in her career.[1] She then suffered first-round loss at the Pattaya Open from Julia Görges, in straight sets.

2018

Having qualified for the Australian Open, Kumkhum has progressed to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the second round, she defeated former top-ten player Belinda Bencic, 6-1, 6-3.[2]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open 2R 2R Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 6 4-6 40%
French Open Q2 1R A Q1 A 1R 1R A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q3 1R Q2 2R 1R NH 0 / 3 1-3 25%
US Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 3-3 0-3 0-0 0 / 12 5-12 29%

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2017 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
1-6, 4-6

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 2 (2 titles)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2018 Mumbai Open, India Hard Russia Irina Khromacheva 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Win 2-0 Nov 2018 Taipei Open, Taiwan Carpet (i) Germany Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 24 (15 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (14-8)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2010 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard Norway Emma Flood 6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Oct 2010 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand 10,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 Nov 2010 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Hard Finland Piia Suomalainen 3-6, 3-6
Loss 1-3 Dec 2010 ITF Mandya, India 10,000 Hard Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva 2-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 2-3 May 2011 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti 6-2, 6-2
Win 3-3 May 2011 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech 6-1, 6-0
Loss 3-4 Jun 2011 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 25,000 Hard Russia Marta Sirotkina 4-6, 3-6
Win 4-4 Jun 2011 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard China Liang Chen 6-3, 6-4
Loss 4-5 Jul 2011 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard China Liang Chen 6-2, 6-7(6), 5-7
Win 5-5 Nov 2011 ITF Kuching, Malaysia 10,000 Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 7-6(3), 6-3
Win 6-5 Nov 2011 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Hard China Zhao Yijing 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Win 7-5 Jul 2012 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 6-2, 6-2
Win 8-5 Jul 2012 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 25,000 Hard Thailand Nudnida Luangnam 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Win 9-5 Apr 2013 ITF Phuket, Thailand 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn 6-0, 7-5
Win 10-5 Nov 2013 Dunlop World Challenge, Japan 75,000 Carpet Japan Hiroko Kuwata 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Loss 10-6 Aug 2014 ITF Wuhan, China 50,000 Hard China Wang Qiang 2-6, 2-6
Win 11-6 May 2015 ITF Xuzhou, China 50,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
Loss 11-7 Nov 2015 Dunlop World Challenge, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i) Croatia Jana Fett 4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 11-8 Jul 2016 ITF Wuhan, China 50,000 Hard China Wang Qiang 5-7, 2-6
Loss 11-9 May 2017 ITF Incheon, South Korea 25,000 Hard South Korea Han Na-lae 6-7(2), 5-7
Win 12-9 Jul 2017 ITF Hua Hin, Thailand 25,000 Hard Russia Alisa Kleybanova 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-3
Win 13-9 Aug 2017 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard China Yuan Yue 7-5, 6-2
Win 14-9 Apr 2018 ITF K?fu, Japan 25,000 Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 6-3
Win 15-9 Apr 2018 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 7-6(4)

Doubles: 19 (12 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (11-6)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 24 October 2010 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Vietnam Hu?nh Phng ?ài Trang
Japan Maya Kato
6-4, 7-5
Win 2. 14 November 2010 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech United States Ivana King
United States Jasmin Schnack
6-4, 7-5
Win 3. 12 December 2010 ITF Bangalore, India Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
Japan Kumiko Iijima
7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4
Loss 1. 19 June 2011 ITF Pattaya, Thailand Hard Thailand Napatsakorn Sankaew China Liang Chen
China Zhao Yijing
6-1, 1-6, 5-7
Win 4. 6 November 2011 ITF Kuching, Malaysia Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk China Lu Jiaxiang
China Lu Jiajing
6-4, 6-3
Win 5. 13 November 2011 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech China Zhao Yijing
China Zheng Junyi
6-3, 6-0
Loss 2. 20 November 2011 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Thailand Napatsakorn Sankaew
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 6. 22 July 2012 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
Russia Ekaterina Yashina
6-2, 6-4
Win 7. 2 September 2012 ITF Tsukuba, Japan Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Japan Yurina Koshino
Japan Mari Tanaka
6-2, 6-2
Win 8. 5 May 2013 ITF Gifu, Japan Hard Japan Erika Sema Japan Nao Hibino
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6-4, 6-3
Loss 3. 3 November 2013 ITF Taipei, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
4-6, 6-2, [12-14]
Loss 4. 11 July 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
3-6, 6-4, [8-10]
Loss 5. 28 November 2015 Toyota Challenge, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Yuuki Tanaka Japan Akiko Omae
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
6-3, 0-6, [9-11]
Win 9. 2 April 2017 ITF K?fu, Japan Hard South Korea Han Na-lae Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Robu Kajitani
6-3, 6-0
Win 10. 28 July 2017 ITFR Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina Australia Naiktha Bains
Switzerland Karin Kennel
6-3, 2-6, [14-12]
Win 11. 31 March 2018 ITF K?fu, Japan Hard China Gao Xinyu Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Momoko Kobori
6-0, 2-6, [10-4]
Win 12. 17 June 2018 Manchester Trophy, UK Grass India Prarthana Thombare United Kingdom Naomi Broady
United States Asia Muhammad
7-6(5), 6-3
Loss 6. 20 October 2018 Suzhou Open, China Hard Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Nao Hibino
2-6, 3-6
Loss 7. 10 November 2018 Shenzhen Open, China Hard South Korea Choi Ji-hee Japan Shuko Aoyama
China Yang Zhaoxuan
2-6, 3-6

Top 10 wins

Season 2014 2015-
20
Total
Wins 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score LKR
2014
1. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 6 Australian Open Hard 1st round 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 No. 88

References

  1. ^ Sixth seed Petra Kvitova crashes out to Luksika Kumkhum, Sky Sports, 13 January 2014
  2. ^ Salvado, John (17 January 2018). "Belinda Bencic out of Australian Open after shock loss to Luksika Kumkhum". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018.

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