Olga Govortsova

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Olga Govortsova
Вольга Гаварцова
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Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk, Belarus
Born (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 32)
Pinsk, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 3,321,003
Singles
Career record419–313 (57.2%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 35 (23 June 2008)
Current rankingNo. 126 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open3R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon4R (2015)
US Open3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record171–171 (50.0%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 24 (29 August 2011)
Current rankingNo. 290 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2011)
French Open3R (2010)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup26–13 (66.7%)
Last updated on: 20 September 2020.

Olga Alekseyevna Govortsova (Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Гаварцова (Volha Alyakseyeuna Havartsova); Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Говорцова; born 23 August 1988) is a Belarusian professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking was world No. 35, which she reached on 23 June 2008.

Tennis career[edit]

She reached her first WTA Tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis. She lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.

Govortsova is sponsored by Wilson[1] and Chinese clothing company Peak.[2] She is represented by French-based sports agency Lagardére Unlimited.[3]

2009[edit]

She began her season at the Brisbane International, where she defeated eighth seed Francesca Schiavone en route to the quarterfinals. However, she fell against world No. 41, Sara Errani. At the Australian Open she received main-draw entry but lost in straight sets (4–6, 3–6) against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round.

She then played in Indian Wells, a Premier-Mandatory event. She defeated British No. 1, Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Peng Shuai. In Miami, at the second Premier-Mandatory event, she lost in the first round to Belarusian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova.

In October, she reached the final of the Kremlin Cup, losing to Francesca Schiavone.

2010[edit]

Govortsova at the 2010 US Open

Govortsova started the year 2010 at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. At the Medibank International Sydney she lost in the first qualifying round to Chanelle Scheepers.

At the Australian Open she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.

At the MPS Group Championships she beat second seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round, in the second round she beat Anna Tatishvili, in the quarterfinals she defeated Varvara Lepchenko, and in the semifinals she defeated third seed Dominika Cibulková, before losing her third WTA singles final to Caroline Wozniacki.

2015[edit]

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Govortsova retired in the first round when she played against Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.[4] She failed to qualify for the French Open, losing in three sets to Alexa Glatch.

At Wimbledon, Govortsova advanced to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, by defeating opponents such as Alizé Cornet (who had beaten Serena Williams the previous year) and Magdaléna Rybáriková in the early rounds. She eventually lost to Madison Keys.[5]

At the Rogers Cup, Govortsova qualified for the main draw, and defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in her opening match before losing to fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.[6]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

Only main-draw results of WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

Singles[edit]

Current through 2020 Australian Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R Q3 1R Q1 A Q3 Q2 0 / 8 3–8 27%
French Open A A 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R Q1 1R Q1 A A 0 / 8 7–8 47%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R Q1 A A NH 0 / 10 6–10 38%
US Open A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R Q1 A Q3 Q2 0 / 9 5–9 36%
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 5–4 1–4 1–4 4–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 35 21–35 38%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held P 0 / 1 0–1 0%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R Q1 A 1R A A A P 0 / 7 3–7 30%
Miami Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 2R 2R A 1R A A A P 0 / 7 2–7 22%
Madrid Open Not Held Q1 2R 1R A Q1 Q1 1R A A A A P 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R 2R Q1 1R A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open Not Tier I 2R 1R 3R A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Italian Open A A 2R A 1R Q1 1R Q1 A A A A A A P 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Canadian Open A A 1R A 1R Q1 A Q1 A 2R Q2 A A A P 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Open Not Tier I 2R 1R Q2 Q2 Q2 A Q2 A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A A 2R A A A A Q1 A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Career statistics
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 1 12 26 24 27 19 19 14 12 11 12 0 1 1 0 Career total: 179
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 4
Hard Win–Loss 0–1 12–9 12–17 17–15 7–17 4–11 8–9 10–9 5–8 2–5 2–7 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 110 80–110 42%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 8–6 5–6 6–7 1–6 3–8 2–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 47 26–47 36%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 1–3 4–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 4–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 22 13–22 37%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 14–12 21–26 26–24 13–27 6–19 12–19 12–14 5–12 7–11 2–12 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 179 119–179 40%
Win % 0% 54% 45% 52% 33% 24% 39% 46% 29% 39% 14%  –  50% 0%  –  Career total: 40%
Year-end ranking 334 49 49 52 74 114 57 95 145 69 199 271 427 194 $3,214,253

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Wimbledon A A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A A A A A A NH 0 / 5 4–5 44%
US Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A A A A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 4–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 28 16–28 36%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held P 0 / 1 1–1 50%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A P 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Miami Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A P 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open Not Held A 1R 1R A 2R A A A A A A P 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Not Tier I 1R W 1R 1R 1R 2R A A A A A 1 / 5 6–5 55%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open Not Tier I A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R A A A A A A P 0 / 4 2–3 40%
Canadian Open A A A A 1R 2R A 2R A A A A A A P 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Masters Not Tier I A 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 1 3 18 15 26 21 18 19 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 Career total: 134
Titles 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 8
Finals 0 0 2 2 1 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 14
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 15–17 13–13 26–25 20–17 16–16 13–19 4–8 1–2 4–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 8 / 134 115–126 47%
Win % 0% 25% 47% 50% 51% 54% 50% 41% 33% 33% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking 467 404 58 72 29 44 61 60 137 364 247 493

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2008 Charleston Open Hard Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 2010 China Open Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–2), 1–6, [10–7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (4 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2008 U.S. National Indoor, United States Tier III Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i) Italy Francesca Schiavone 3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2010 Amelia Island Championships, United States International Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 5–7
Loss 0–4 Sep 2013 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 14 (8 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–5)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 Family Circle Cup,
United States
Tier I Clay Romania Edina Gallovits Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 May 2008 İstanbul Cup,
Turkey
Tier III Clay United States Jill Craybas New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
Win 2–1 Sep 2009 Guangzhou Open,
China
International Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Win 3–1 Sep 2009 Tashkent Open,
Uzbekistan
International Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [10–8]
Win 4–1 Oct 2010 China Open,
China
Premier M Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–2), 1–6, [10–7]
Win 5–1 Feb 2011 U.S. National Indoor,
United States
International Hard (i) Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 6–1 Jun 2011 Birmingham Classic,
United Kingdom
International Grass Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 6–2 Jul 2011 Washington Open,
United States
International Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva India Sania Mirza
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Win 7–2 Aug 2011 Connecticut Open,
United States
Premier Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–3 Feb 2012 U.S. National Indoor,
United States
International Hard (i) Russia Vera Dushevina Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Win 8–3 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg,
France
International Clay Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 8–4 Sep 2013 Tashkent Open,
Uzbekistan
International Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella Hungary Tímea Babos
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Loss 8–5 Apr 2014 Monterrey Open,
Mexico
International Hard Hungary Tímea Babos Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 8–6 Sep 2016 Guangzhou Open,
China
International Hard Belarus Vera Lapko United States Asia Muhammad
China Peng Shuai
2–6, 6–7(3–7)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (9 titles, 7 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2003 ITF Ramat HaSharon, Israel 10,000 Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 1–6, 0–6
Loss 0–2 Nov 2003 ITF Haifa, Israel 10,000 Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Feb 2007 ITF St. Paul, United States 50,000 Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Win 1–3 Mar 2007 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Carpet (i) Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová 6–7(5), 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–3 Apr 2007 ITF Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay Mexico Melissa Torres Sandoval 6–1, 6–1
Loss 2–4 May 2007 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5–7, 6–1, 1–6
Loss 2–5 May 2011 Aegon Trophy, United Kingdom 75,000 Grass Greece Eleni Daniilidou 6–1, 4–6, 2–6
Win 3–5 Feb 2012 Dow Classic, United States 100,000 Hard (i) Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–3, 6–7(6), 7–6(5)
Win 4–5 Feb 2015 ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland 50,000 Carpet (i) Slovakia Rebecca Šramková 6–2, 6–1
Win 5–5 Mar 2015 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Belgium Maryna Zanevska 7–5, 6–2
Loss 5–6 Aug 2016 Challenger de Granby, Canada 50,000 Hard United States Jennifer Brady 5–7, 2–6
Win 6–6 Sep 2016 Zhuhai Open, China 50,000 Hard Turkey İpek Soylu 6–1, 6–2
Win 7–6 Apr 2017 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 80,000 Clay United States Amanda Anisimova 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Win 8–6 Jun 2019 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay Denmark Clara Tauson 6–1, 7–6(3)
Loss 8–7 Jul 2019 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 25,000 Clay Romania Georgia Crăciun 2–6, 3–6
Win 9–7 Feb 2020 Kentucky Open, United States 100,000 Hard (i) United States Claire Liu 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2003 ITF Ramat HaSharon, Israel 10,000 Hard Belarus Victoria Azarenka United Kingdom Natalie Neri
Japan Danielle Steinberg
6–0, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Apr 2004 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Belarus Victoria Azarenka Russia Anna Bastrikova
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
4–6, 1–6
Loss 1–2 Apr 2005 ITF Minsk, Belarus 10,000 Carpet (i) Ukraine Kateryna Polunina Russia Alexandra Panova
Russia Olga Panova
5–7, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Aug 2016 Challenger de Granby, Canada 50,000 Hard Israel Julia Glushko United States Jamie Loeb
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Jan 2019 ITF Plantation, United States 25,000 Clay United States Jada Robinson Chinese Taipei Hsieh Yu-chieh
Chinese Taipei Lee Pei-chi
1–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Feb 2019 Dow Classic, United States 100,000 Hard (i) Russia Valeria Savinykh United States Coco Gauff
United States Ann Li
6–4, 6–0
Win 3–4 Nov 2019 Henderson Open, United States 60,000 Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella United States Sophie Chang
United States Alexandra Mueller
6–3, 6–4

Record against select players[edit]

Govortsova's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or better is as follows:

World TeamTennis[edit]

Govortsova has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making her debut in 2013 with the Sacramento Capitals. She has since played for the Springfield Lasers in 2014 and 2019 was announced to be joining the Lasers again during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olga Govortsova. Wilson Tennis
  2. ^ http://www.peaksporteu.com/olga_govortsova
  3. ^ Lagardére Unlimited press kit p. 13
  4. ^ http://www.tennislive.net/wta/match/mirjana-lucic-VS-olga-govortsova/internationaux-de-strasbourg-strasbourg-2015/
  5. ^ "RADWANSKA SETS UP KEYS CLASH". WTA official website. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.[dead link]
  6. ^ "IVANOVIC ADVANCES IN TORONTO". WTA official website. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.[dead link]
  7. ^ "World TeamTennis Adds Stars Tiafoe, Puig, Roanic, Bouchard, & Sock As Rosters Set For 2020". WTT.com. 16 June 2020.

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