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Kristina Mladenovic

Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic at the 2014 French Open
Country  France
Residence Porrentruy, Switzerland[1]
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993
Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France
Height 1.84 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2009
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Nemanja Kontić
Prize money $1,728,133
Singles
Career record 153–128
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 36 (26 August 2013)
Current ranking 68 (10 November 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open 3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 140–72
Career titles 9 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 13 (15 July 2013)
Current ranking 15 (28 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2012)
French Open QF (2013)
Wimbledon F (2014)
US Open 3R (2013)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2014)
French Open F (2013)
Wimbledon W (2013)
US Open SF (2013)
Last updated on: 30 July 2014.

Kristina Mladenovic (French pronunciation: ​; Serbian: Кристина Младеновић, Kristina Mladenović pronounced ) (born 14 May 1993 in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord) is a French professional tennis player of Serbian ancestry. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 36th, which she reached on 26 June 2013.[2] She won the 2013 Wimbledon and 2014 Australian Open mixed doubles titles with Canadian Daniel Nestor.

Personal life

Kristina Mladenovic was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, in the Nord department of France.[3][4] Her father is Dragan Mladenović, a former handball player for Yugoslavia, and her mother Dženita (of Bosniak origin) is a former volleyball player. They moved to France in 1992 when Dragan was signed by Dunkirk.[5] They are now naturalized French citizens.[6][7] Mladenovic has a brother Luka.[5] She lives in Porrentruy, Switzerland.

Tennis career

Early career

Mladenovic started playing juniors in May 2006. In 2007 Mladanovic became the European Under 14 singles champion.[5] Her biggest junior achievement was at the 2009 Junior French Open Girls' Singles, where she beat Daria Gavrilova of Russia in two sets in the final.[8] Her highest junior ranking was No. 1, on 8 June 2009. She advanced to both the Girls' Singles and Doubles finals at the 2009 Junior Wimbledon, losing to Noppawan Lertcheewakarnin the singles. In doubles, with partner Silvia Njiric, lost also to Lertcheewakarnin with partner Sally Peers.

She began playing on the ITF circuit in September 2007. On the WTA Tour she tried to qualify for Open Gaz de France, but lost her first match to Petra Kvitová.[9] At the 2009 Australian Open, Kristina received a wild card, but was defeated by the No. 14 seed, Patty Schnyder.[10] In July Kristina qualified for the 2009 ECM Prague Open but lost in the first round to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.[11][12]

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg Mladenovic won her first match on the WTA Tour, coming back from 5–2 in the final set to win the tiebreak against Stefanie Vögele.[13]

Mladenovic played for France at the 2011 Hopman Cup, partnering with Nicolas Mahut.[14] France was drawn in the same group as the United States, Great Britain, and Italy. Mladenovic beat Francesca Schiavone and Laura Robson while losing to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the singles matches. In the mixed doubles she and Mahut won one of their three matches.

2011

Mladenovic started 2011 year at 2011 Australian Open but lost in the first round of qualifying to Heather Watson. Mladenovic won her first Senior title at a $25,000 tournament in Sutton, defeating Mona Barthel.[15] This was followed with a win in Stockholm the following week, defeating Arantxa Rus in the final.[16] Padova defeating Karin Knapp in three sets.

2012: Breakthrough

At the start of the year Mladenovic linked up with Biljana Veselinovic but they split just before Wimbledon and since then she had been coached by Thierry Ascione.[5] Mladenovic claimed her first WTA Tour title of any type in Montreal when she and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik won the doubles title at the Rogers Cup.[17] Mladenovic made it through to the third round of the US Open after defeating Pavlyuchenkova.[18] At the Bell Classic in Quebec, Mladenovic reached her first WTA Semifinal.[19] With Tatjana Malek, Mladenovic won her second WTA doubles title at the Bell Classic.[20] Following her run to the semifinals, Mladenovic entered the top 100 in the rankings for the first time.[21] Mladenovic won the first ever WTA 125s event the Taipei WTA Ladies Open and took the doubles crown as well.[22]

2013: Doubles and Grand Slam Mixed success

Mladenovic At 2013 US Open

At the 2013 Open GDF Suez, a WTA Premier tournament, Mladenovic made the semifinals, including defeating Petra Kvitová. Teaming with Daniel Nestor Mladenovic made it to the final of the 2013 French Open in mixed doubles where they were defeated. However, she and Nestor rebounded at the mixed doubles at the 2013 Wimbledon capturing her first grand slam title.

At the 2013 U.S. Open, she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 1-6 6-1 in the first round and then lost to the 23rd seed Jamie Hampton 7-5 6-4 in the second round. Mladenovic partnered up with Daniel Nestor to reach the semifinals of the Mixed Doubles, where they were defeated by the seventh seeded team of Max Mirnyi and Andrea Hlaváčková 7-5 6-7 [12-10].

2014: Continued doubles and mixed success

Mladenovic would start 2014 off strong capturing her second Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open partnering again with Daniel Nestor. At the Open GDF Suez, Mladenovic defeated Australian Open Quarter Finalist Simona Halep in the first round. At Roland Garros, she defeated Li Na (world No.2 and 2011 champion) in the first round, her first top 5 win. She continued her strong performance with a three-set win over American Alison Riske in the second round. She was, however, beaten in the round of 32 by eventual semifinalist Andrea Petkovic.

Mladenovic opened her grass court season in Birmingham, but lost her opening match to Shahar Pe'er of Israel. She then competed in 's-Hertogenbosch qualifying, managing to win a round but ultimately falling to Coco Vandeweghe, who would go on to qualify and win the entire tournament. At Wimbledon, she drew Zarina Diyas in the first round, but fell to the Kazakh in what was a rain delayed straight-set encounter. In the doubles draw, Mladenovic partnered Timea Babos of Hungary, and reached their first Grand Slam women's doubles final, ultimately losing to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets. She then traveled to Istanbul for the Istanbul Cup. She stunned the 3rd seed Klara Koukalova, but lost in the semifinals to number 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki. Her strong run returned her to the top 100, at 81. She then traveled to Baku, where she lost in quarterfinals, losing to Francesca Schiavone in a rematch of the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals. She next competed at the Citi Open, where she stunned top seeded Lucie Safarova, before defeating qualifier Taylor Townsend. She lost to Kurumi Nara in the quarterfinals. After the Citi Open, Mladenovic lost in the final round of qualifying to Yanina Wickmayer in Montreal, and also the first round of qualifying in Cincinnati. She played doubles in Montreal, losing in the first round with partner Timea Babos. She is currently playing doubles in Cincinnati, partnering Timea Babos again and seeded 6th. The duo defeated the German pair of Julia Gorges and Anna Lena-Gronefeld, before defeating Karolina Pliskova and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik. The 6th seeded will face the top seed Italian pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals.

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass Tímea Babos Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6

Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 2013 French Open Clay Daniel Nestor Lucie Hradecká
František Čermák
6–1, 4–6, [6–10]
Winner 2013 Wimbledon Grass Daniel Nestor Bruno Soares
Lisa Raymond
5–7, 6–2, 8–6
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard Daniel Nestor Sania Mirza
Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–2

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 Canadian Open Hard Klaudia Jans-Ignacik Nadia Petrova
Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 2014 Cincinnati Masters Hard Tímea Babos Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
1-6, 0-2 ret.

WTA and WTA 125K series career finals

Singles: 2 (1-1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–0)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard Chang Kai-chen 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 1. 9 November 2014 Open GDF Suez de Limoges, Limoges, France Hard (i) Tereza Smitková 6–7(4–7), 5–7

Doubles: 17 (9-8)

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–1)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–3)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–5)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (3–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 12 June 2011 Danish Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard Katarzyna Piter Johanna Larsson
Jasmin Wöhr
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 12 August 2012 Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada Hard Klaudia Jans-Ignacik Nadia Petrova
Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 2. 16 September 2012 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard Tatjana Malek Alicja Rosolska
Heather Watson
7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
Winner 3. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard Chan Hao-ching Chang Kai-chen
Olga Govortsova
5–7, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 4. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoors, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Galina Voskoboeva Sofia Arvidsson
Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 5. 7 April 2013 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay (green) Lucie Šafářová Andrea Hlaváčková
Liezel Huber
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2. 28 April 2013 Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Petra Martić Tímea Babos
Mandy Minella
3–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 4 May 2013 Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal Clay Chan Hao-ching Darija Jurak
Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 7. 13 July 2013 Palermo International, Palermo, Italy Clay Katarzyna Piter Karolína Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
6–1, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 8. 13 October 2013 Japan Women's Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Flavia Pennetta Samantha Stosur
Shuai Zhang
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Galina Voskoboeva Alla Kudryavtseva
Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 2 February 2014 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Hard (i) Timea Babos Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Květa Peschke
7–6(9–7), 4–6, [5–10]
Winner 9. 2 March 2014 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Hard Galina Voskoboeva Petra Cetkovská
Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 20 June 2014 Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Michaëlla Krajicek Marina Erakovic
Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–0, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]
Runner-up 6. 6 July 2014 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass Tímea Babos Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. August 18, 2014 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Timea Babos Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
2-6, 0-2 ret.
Runner–up 8. November 9, 2014 Open GDF Suez de Limoges, Limoges, France Hard (i) Timea Babos Kateřina Siniaková
Renata Voráčová
6–2, 2–6, [5–10]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (4–2)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 11 April 2009 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay Anna Korzeniak 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 6 February 2011 ITF Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Mona Barthel 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 February 2011 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Arantxa Rus 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay Karin Knapp 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 2. 4 December 2011 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 24 December 2011 ITF Ankara, Turkey Hard (i) Valeria Savinykh 7–5, 5–7, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (7–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 2009 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay Marlot Meddens Anastasia Grymalska
Lara Meccico
7–6(3), 6–0
Runner–up 1. 2 May 2010 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Darija Jurak
6–0, 2–6, [5–10]
Runner–up 2. 2 October 2010 ITF Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Yulia Beygelzimer Kiki Bertens
Richèl Hogenkamp
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 15 April 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco Clay Sandra Klemenschits Magda Linette
Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay Katarzyna Piter Irina Buryachok
Réka-Luca Jani
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 23 October 2011 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Emma Laine Yvonne Meusburger
Stephanie Vogt
6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 ITF Nantes, France Hard Stéphanie Foretz Gacon Julie Coin
Eva Hrdinová
6–0, 6–4
Winner 6. 13 November 2011 ITF Opole, Poland Carpet Naomi Broady Paula Kania
Magda Linette
7–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 20 November 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovak Republic Hard Naomi Broady Karolína Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
5–7, 6–4, [10–2]

Junior Grand Slam singles finals (1–0)

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2009 French Open Clay Daria Gavrilova 6–3, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 6 3–6
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
US Open 1R A LQ 3R 2R 1R 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 3–4 2–3 0 / 15 7–15
Year End Ranking 202 354 183 76 56

Doubles

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A 3R 1R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 3R 0 / 7 7–7
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R F 0 / 3 8–3
US Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 0 / 3 3–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 5–4 6–4 8–4 0 / 16 21–16
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 2 0–2
Miami A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid NH A A A A SF 1R 0 / 1 3–1
Beijing T II A A A A QF SF 0 / 2 5–2
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai T II A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Doha A Not Held P A QF 1R 0 / 1 2–1
Rome A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Montreal/Toronto A A A A W 1R 1R 1 / 3 5–2
Cincinnati T III A A A A 1R F 4 / 2 0–2
Tokyo A A A A A 1R NP5 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Career
Tournament Played 1 1 2 5 12 17
Titles 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
Finals 0 0 0 1 2 6 9
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–2 6–5 17–10 25–14 49–33
Year-End rankings
Ranking 530 270 100 28 19

WTA Tour career earnings

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
2009–11 0 0 0 213,798 n/a
2012 0 1 1 286,087 81
2013 0 0 0 651,121 37
2014 0 0 0 740,424 35
Career* 0 1 1 1,350,016 218

*As of 10 July 2013

Head-to-head record against other players

Mladenovic's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Player Record W% Hardcourt Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
Maria Sharapova 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 2 ranked players
Petra Kvitová 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Li Na 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
/ Jelena Dokić 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Samantha Stosur 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
Andrea Petkovic 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
Total 2–8 17% 2–2 (50%) 0–3 (0%) 0–2 (0%) 0–1 (0%)

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External links

Awards
Preceded by
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
ITF Junior World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Daria Gavrilova
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