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Lesia Tsurenko
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Tsurenko at the 2016 US Open
Full name Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko
Country (sports)  Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 29)
Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Dmytro Brichek (2013–2018)
Adriano Albanesi (2018–present)[1]
Prize money $2,855,173
Official website lesia-tsurenko.com
Singles
Career record 363–244 (59.8%)
Career titles 4 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (17 July 2017)
Current ranking No. 34 (11 June 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2013)
French Open 4R (2018)
Wimbledon 3R (2017)
US Open 4R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 107–64
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 115 (28 May 2018)
Current ranking No. 115 (28 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon 3R (2017)
US Open 2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 14–14
Last updated on: 28 May 2018.

Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko (Ukrainian: Леся Вікторівна Цуренко; born 30 May 1989 in Volodymyrets) is a Ukrainian tennis player.

Tsurenko has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 17 July 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 29. On 28 May 2018, she peaked at No. 115 in the doubles rankings.

Career

2013

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 Gajdošová 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 hard courts, as she reached the third round at the BNP Paribas Open as a qualifier; she defeated Ayumi Morita and Yaroslava Shvedova before falling to Petra Kvitová. She reached a then career-high ranking of No. 60 in the world.

2014

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, Tsurenko 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 Women's Circuit in nearly two years, losing in the final of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open 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 world's top 100 for the second year in a row.

2015: First WTA title

In 2015, Tsurenko reached the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open, again as a qualifier, defeating Annika Beck, Andrea Petkovic, Alizé Cornet and Eugenie Bouchard before retiring against Jelena Janković 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 Radwańska in final. As a result, she reached a career-high ranking of world No. 47. Her good form continued into the summer as she qualified for the Rogers Cup in Toronto by beating Nicole Gibbs and Lara Arruabarrena. She 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 5th seed Karolína Plíšková in straight sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she eventually lost to French Open finalist Lucie Šafářová. Tsurenko found revenge one week later at the US Open, defeating the Czech 6th seed Lucie Šafářová in the first round. However, she lost to Varvara Lepchenko in round two.

2016: First Grand Slam 4th round appearance and second WTA title

After struggle in first half of year in 2016,Tsurenko made her first grand slam 4th round at the US Open after beating Irina-Camelia Begu and Dominika Cibulková en route before losing to defending finalist Roberta Vinci. Two weeks later, Tsurenko won her WTA second singles title in Guangzhou, defeating Jelena Janković in final.

Tsurenko at the 2018 French Open

2017: Third WTA title and top-30 debut

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

WTA finals

Lesia Tsurenko at Wimbledon

Singles: 4 (4 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Tour Championships
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (4–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1–0 Jul 2015 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard Poland Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2–0 Sep 2016 Guangzhou International Women's Open, China International Hard Serbia Jelena Janković 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 3–0 Mar 2017 Mexican Open, Mexico International Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 7–5
Winner 4–0 Mar 2018 Mexican Open, Mexico (2) International Hard Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2

ITF finals (14–14)

Singles (6–6)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 0–1 Sep 2007 ITF Baku, Azerbaijan Clay Georgia (country) Tinatin Kavlashvili 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1–1 Apr 2008 ITF Adana, Turkey Clay Brazil Vivian Segnini 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2–1 Oct 2008 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet (i) Russia Elina Gasanova 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2–2 Feb 2010 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Ukraine Oxana Lyubtsova 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2–3 Mar 2010 ITF Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 1–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 3–3 Nov 2010 ITF Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3–4 Mar 2011 ITF Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Sally Peers 7–5, 5–7, 0–6
Winner 4–4 Sep 2011 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 5–4 Oct 2011 ITF İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Russia Irina Khromacheva 6–1, 7–5
Winner 6–4 Nov 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6–5 Sep 2012 ITF Telavi, Georgia Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6–6 Jul 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard Australia Jarmila Wolfe 6–3, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles (8–8)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (2–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 0–1 Sep 2007 ITF Baku, Azerbaijan Clay Ukraine Kateryna Yergina Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Russia Avgusta Tsybysheva
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Runner-up 0–2 Jun 2008 ITF Breda, Netherlands Clay Belarus Ima Bohush Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Netherlands Renee Reinhard
w/o
Runner-up 0–3 Jul 2008 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1–3 Sep 2008 ITF Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Croatia Darija Jurak
Serbia Vojislava Lukić
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 2–3 Sep 2008 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Ima Bohush Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Uzbekistan Alexandra Kolesnichenko
6–3, 6–1
Winner 3–3 Oct 2008 ITF Podolsk, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya Belarus Ima Bohush
Belarus Darya Kustova
7–6(9–7), 1–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 3–4 Nov 2008 ITF Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
1–6, 2–6
Winner 4–4 Mar 2009 ITF Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet (i) Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 6–3
Winner 5–4 Apr 2009 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
6–2, 2–6, [11–9]
Winner 6–4 May 2009 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7–4 Feb 2010 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Austria Nikola Hofmanova
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 7–5 May 2010 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7–6 May 2010 ITF Brno, Czech Republic Clay Belarus Darya Kustova Germany Carmen Klaschka
Germany Laura Siegemund
w/o
Winner 8–6 Aug 2010 ITF Kazan, Russia Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 8–7 May 2011 ITF Prague, Czech Republic Clay Ukraine Olga Savchuk Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Arina Rodionova
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 8–8 Mar 2012 ITF Osprey, United States Clay Russia Alexandra Panova United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–2, 4–6, [7–10]

Grand Slam performance timeline

Singles

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 5–8
French Open Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 3R 4R 5–6
Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 5–7
US Open Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R 4–6
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 2–4 3–4 4–4 4–2 19–27

Doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R 0–5
Wimbledon Q1 A A A A 1R 3R 2–2
US Open A A A A 2R A A 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 3–9

Record against top-10 players

Main draw results only; correct to 4 June 2018.

Player Record W% Hard Clay Grass Carpet Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
Serbia Jelena Janković 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2016 Guangzhou
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 2–3 40% 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 Lost (6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6) at 2017 Madrid
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (0–2 ret.) at 2018 French Open
United States Serena Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2012 Fed Cup
United States Venus Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2017 Rome
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2013 Australian Open
Germany Angelique Kerber 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 Fed Cup
Romania Simona Halep 0–4 0% 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 Lost (3–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2014 Wimbledon
Number 2 ranked players
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2015 Moscow
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 1–6) at 2018 Madrid
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–2, 5–7, 3–6) at 2018 Australian Open
Number 3 ranked players
Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1–2 33% 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 Cincinnati
Number 4 ranked players
Italy Francesca Schiavone 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2012 Indian Wells
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–7(3–7), 4–6) at 2017 Toronto
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 0–2 0% 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 Lost (3–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2017 Birmingham
Number 5 ranked players
Canada Eugenie Bouchard 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4) at 2015 Indian Wells
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 3–1 75% 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–1, 6–1) at 2015 Istanbul
Italy Sara Errani 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2018 Dubai
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2015 US Open
Latvia Jelena Ostapenko 1–2 33% 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 French Open
Russia Anna Chakvetadze 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2012 Tashkent
Number 6 ranked players
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 7–6(14–12)) at 2017 Wuhan
France Caroline Garcia 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2016 French Open
Number 7 ranked players
Switzerland Patty Schnyder 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2011 Australian Open
Italy Roberta Vinci 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–7(5–7), 2–6) at 2016 US Open
United States Madison Keys 0–3 0% 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2017 Stanford
Number 8 ranked players
Russia Ekaterina Makarova 1–2 33% 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2017 French Open
Number 9 ranked players
United States CoCo Vandeweghe 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (3–6, 6–4, 6–0) at 2018 French Open
Germany Andrea Petkovic 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 4–6, 6–4) at 2015 Indian Wells
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 0–4 0% 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 0–6) at 2016 Cincinnati
Number 10 ranked players
France Kristina Mladenovic 4–1 75% 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2018 Acapulco
Germany Julia Görges 3–2 60% 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2017 Moscow
Total 29–57 34% 19–33 6–16 4–6 0–2

Wins over top-10 players

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2015
1. Germany Andrea Petkovic No. 10 Indian Wells, USA Hard 2nd Round 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2. Canada Eugenie Bouchard No. 7 Indian Wells, USA Hard 4th Round 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
3. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 9 Toronto, Canada Hard 2nd Round 7–5, 6–1
4. Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková No. 8 New Haven, USA Hard Quarterfinals 6–2, 6–2
5. Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová No. 6 US Open, New York Hard 1st Round 6–4, 6–1

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