Lesia Tsurenko

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 28)
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
Prize money US$2,443,355
Official website lesia-tsurenko.com
Career record 344–225
Career titles 3 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (17 July 2017)
Current ranking No. 50 (25 September 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2013)
French Open 3R (2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2017)
US Open 4R (2016)
Career record 104–62
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 116 (16 August 2010)
Current ranking No. 249 (24 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2017)
US Open 2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 13–13
Last updated on: 30 July 2017.

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

Tsurenko has won three singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 17 July 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 29. On 16 August 2010, she peaked at world number 116 in the doubles rankings.[1]



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 number 60 in the world.


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 number 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 number 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 number five 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 sixth 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.

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 world number 29 after Wimbledon.

WTA finals

Lesia Tsurenko at Wimbledon

Singles 3 (3 titles)

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2015 İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Poland Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. 19 September 2016 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Serbia Jelena Janković 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 4 March 2017 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 7–5

ITF finals (14–14)

Singles (6–6)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 September 2007 Baku, Azerbaijan Clay Georgia (country) Tinatin Kavlashvili 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 28 April 2008 Adana, Turkey Clay Brazil Vivian Segnini 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 13 October 2008 Kharkiv, Ukraine Carpet (i) Russia Elina Gasanova 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 8 February 2010 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Ukraine Oxana Lyubtsova 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 1 March 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 1–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 3. 9 November 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 March 2011 Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Sally Peers 7–5, 5–7, 0–6
Winner 4. 19 September 2011 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 5. 31 October 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Russia Irina Khromacheva 6–1, 7–5
Winner 6. 14 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 24 September 2012 Telavi, Georgia Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 28 July 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard Australia Jarmila Wolfe 6–3, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles (8–8)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (2–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 September 2007 Baku, Azerbaijan Clay Ukraine Kateryna Yergina Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Russia Avgusta Tsybysheva
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 23 June 2008 Breda, Netherlands Clay Belarus Ima Bohush Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Netherlands Renee Reinhard
Runner-up 3. 21 July 2008 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1 September 2008 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Croatia Darija Jurak
Serbia Vojislava Lukić
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 2. 15 September 2008 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Ima Bohush Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Uzbekistan Alexandra Kolesnichenko
6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 20 October 2008 Podolsk, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya Belarus Ima Bohush
Belarus Darya Kustova
7–6(9–7), 1–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 10 November 2008 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i) Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 30 March 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Carpet (i) Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 27 April 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
6–2, 2–6, [11–9]
Winner 6. 18 May 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 8 February 2010 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Austria Nikola Hofmanova
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 3 May 2010 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 31 May 2010 Brno, Czech Republic Clay Belarus Darya Kustova Germany Carmen Klaschka
Germany Laura Siegemund
Winner 8. 9 August 2010 Kazan, Russia Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 2 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Ukraine Olga Savchuk Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Arina Rodionova
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 8. 26 March 2012 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


Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4–7
French Open Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 3R 2–5
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 15–25


Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R A A A 0–1
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 0–4
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 3–8

Wins over top 10 players

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


  1. ^ Lesia Tsurenko at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ "A Beginner's Guide: Lesia Tsurenko". The Tennis Island. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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