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Kateryna Bondarenko

Kateryna Bondarenko
Катерина Бондаренко
Bondarenko 2015 at the Wimbledon
qualifying tournament
Country (sports)  Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Born (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR (nowadays  Ukraine)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,288,195
Career record 346–253
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (12 October 2009)
Current ranking No. 85 (14 September 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2009)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open QF (2009)
Career record 171–165
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 9 (20 October 2008)
Current ranking No. 113 (27 July 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2008)
French Open SF (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2008)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games SF (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 15–9
Last updated on: 27 July 2015.

Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Володимирівна Бондаренко, born 8 August 1986) is a professional female tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at Australian Open 2008.

The younger sister of professional tennis players Valeria and Alona Bondarenko, she was born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. She was introduced to tennis by her parents at age 4.[1] She plays right-handed and turned pro in 2000.[2] Her career-high rankings in singles and doubles are World No. 29 and World No. 9, respectively.

Over her career, Kateryna Bondarenko has defeated players ranked in the Top 10 such as: Anna Chakvetadze, Dominika Cibulková, Elena Dementieva, Sara Errani, Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitová, Ekaterina Makarova, Carla Suárez Navarro, Flavia Pennetta, Nadia Petrova, Agnieszka Radwańska, Lucie Šafářová, Dinara Safina, Samantha Stosur, and Venus Williams.

Bondarenko is coached by her father, Volodymyr and mother, Natalia.[1]


  • Tennis career 1
    • 2008: 1st WTA Title 1.1
    • 2009:US Open Quarterfinal 1.2
    • 2010: Injuries 1.3
    • 2011: Return to the Top 100 1.4
    • 2012: Retirement from Tennis 1.5
    • 2014: Return from Pregnancy 1.6
    • 2015: Back In Game 1.7
  • WTA career finals 2
    • Singles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up) 2.1
    • Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up) 2.2
  • Performance timelines 3
    • Singles 3.1
    • Doubles 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Tennis career

2008: 1st WTA Title

On 24 January 2008, paired with her sister Alona, she won the doubles tournament at the Australian Open 2008 without seeding, defeating in the final the number 12-seeded pair Victoria Azarenka/Shahar Pe'er in three sets.

At the Paris Gaz de France tournament, she reached the singles quarterfinals beating defending champion Nadia Petrova and fellow Ukrainian Yuliana Fedak before falling to Elena Dementieva. In doubles, she partnered with her sister Alona again and won their back-to-back tour title.

She played the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp the week after defeating countrywoman Tatiana Perebiynis in the 1st round 7–6, 6–3. She then went out in the second round after a close match against young Russian Alisa Kleybanova 5–7, 6–3, 5–7 after suffering a left hip strain. This injury also contributed to the loss in the doubles semi final 1–6, 1–6 together with her sister and prevented her from playing in Doha.

She represented Ukraine at the Beijing Olympics, falling to Dementieva 6–1, 6–4. In doubles, she and Alona reached fourth place after they lost in the third place decider.

2009:US Open Quarterfinal

Kateryna started her 2009 year by playing at the 2009 Brisbane International in Brisbane, Australia. She lost in the 1st round to eventual Champion Victoria Azarenka 6-0, 6-2. Next, Kateryna played at the 2009 Moorilla Hobart International in Hobart, Australia. She lost in the 1st round to Magdaléna Rybáriková 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-1. At the 2009 Australian Open, Kateryna upset 9th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the 1st round 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-1. Kateryna beat Lourdes Domínguez Lino in the 2nd round 7-5, 7-5. In the 3rd round, Kateryna lost to 22nd seed Jie Zheng 6-2, 6-2. After the Australian Open, Kateryna played Fed Cup for Ukraine as Ukraine faced Israel. Kateryna lost her 1st Rubber to Shahar Pe'er 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3 but she won her final Rubber against Tzipi Obziler 6-1, 4-6, 6-0. Ukraine beat Israel 3-2. At the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships, Kateryna lost in the 1st round to Virginie Razzano 7-5, 6-2. At the 2009 BNP Paribas Open, Kateryna lost in the 1st round to Shahar Pe'er 6-2, 6-1. At the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Kateryna lost in the 1st round to Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 0-6, 6-4. After Miami, Kateryna Played at the 2009 MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In the 1st round, Kateryna beat Barbora Strýcová 7-6(2), 6-2. In the 2nd round, she lost to her sister Alona Bondarenko 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. At the 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Kateryna beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the 1st round 6-3, 7-6(4). In the 2nd round, she beat Alizé Cornet 6-4, 6-1. In the 3rd round, she retired against Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 1-0 ret. due to

2010: Injuries

Kateryna participated in her first tournament of the year Hobart passing the first round of Lucie Šafářová with 6–2, 6–7 losing in the second round to Sara Errani with a score of 6–7, 4–6. The grand slam Australian Open where was your favorite 30, past the first round by Ioana Raluca Olaru with a score of 7–6 losing 6–4 in the second round Elena Baltacha with the choir of 2–6, and 5–7 in doubles with her sister Alona Bondarenko lost the first round the pair Flavia Pennetta/Gisela Dulko with the score 4–6, 6–2, 3–6. The tournament in Dubai Katerina managed to pass the first round of Magdaléna Rybáriková with the score 6–3, 6–1, in the second round was forced to retire before of Victoria Azarenka the score 1–4. The tournament in Indian Wells could not participate equally and to Miami. The tournament in Warsaw Open has been eliminated since the first round of Alexandra Dulgheru with the score 3–6, 1–6, losing in doubles category with his score Alona pairs in front Su-Wei Hsieh/Zheng Jie with the score 5–7, 7–5, 10–8. The Grand Slam French Open, rated as the favorite last 32 first round by Julie Coin with the score 6–1, 6–2. Lost in second round at Canadian athlete Aleksandra Wozniak with the score 4–6, 1–6. In doubles Kateryna and Alona lost in the quarterfinals to favorites 12 Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik with the score 4–6, 6–2, 6–3.

2011: Return to the Top 100

Bondarenko began her 2011 campaign at the 2011 ASB Classic in Auckland. Ranked No. 99, she advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Julia Görges. She then failed to qualify at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International, but made the doubles final with Liga Dekmeijere, losing to Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. At the 2011 Australian Open, Bondarenko faced Peng Shuai in the first round and lost 2–6, 6–3, 8–6.

She then participated in Fed Cup where she won both singles matches against Sweden's Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson. Kateryna then failed to qualify in Dubai and Doha. She then lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round of an ITF event in The Bahamas. Her poor form continued, as she failed to qualify in Miami and Rome. Bondarenko lost in the final round of qualifying to local girl Stéphanie Foretz Gacon at the 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg. She lost in the first round of the 2011 French Open to Rebecca Marino.

Kateryna opened her grass court season at the 2011 UNICEF Open, but lost to World No. 97 Vesna Dolonts in the first round. Her fortunes began to change at Wimbledon, where she advanced to the third round for the first time in her career. Bondarenko defeated Alizé Cornet and Sara Errani before losing to former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova. She then made the quarterfinals in Budapest, losing there to Klára Zakopalová. Her best showing of the year came in Bad Gastein at the 2011 Gastein Ladies, where she made the semifinals. Bondarenko advanced to the semis defeating Nuria Llagostera Vives, Johanna Larsson, and Carla Suárez Navarro before losing to Spaniard María José Martínez Sánchez.

After losing in the quarterfinals of the inaugural 2011 Baku Cup, she missed out on qualifying in Toronto and Cincinnati, losing to Galina Voskoboeva and Petra Cetkovská, respectively. After winning two matches to qualify for the 2011 Texas Tennis Open, she cruised into the quarterfinals where she was soundly beaten by in-form German Sabine Lisicki. At the US Open, Bondarenko won her first round against Lucie Hradecká. She lost in the second round to 2nd seed and 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva in a tough three sets.

2012: Retirement from Tennis

Bondarenko started off her 2012 season by playing doubles in the Hobart International. She lost in the 1st round. She next participated in the 2012 Australian Open where she was beaten by American Vania King in the first round.

She lost in the 1st round in the 2012 French Open to qualifier Chan Yung-jan.

She was eliminated in the second round of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships by Ana Ivanovic, against whom she had never previously lost.

She lost in the 1st round at the London Olympics to Petra Kvitová in three tight sets 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.

She retired from professional tennis after 1st round lost at the 2012 US Open, where she was beaten by former No.1 Jelena Jankovic

2014: Return from Pregnancy

Bondarenko made her return in the qualifying for WTA Katowice, where she lost to Slovakia's Kristina Kucova 6-1 6-3.

At the French Open she lost in the first round of qualifying to Indy De Vroome 6-2 6-2.

She made a quarterfinal at the 10k event in Budapest, Hungary and also at the 25k event in Kristinehamn, where she won the doubles partnering Cornelia Lister from Sweeen.

She lost to Katerina Siniakova 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the first round of qualifying for Bad Gastein, And in the second round of qualifying against Yulia Putintseva 6-4 2-6 6-0 at Båstad after beating Stephanie Vogt 7-5 6-4.

She managed to qualify for Baku by beating Jovana Jaksic in straight sets but she lost in the first round to Julia Glushko 6-2 2-6 7-5.

She received a wildcard into the first round of Tashkent where she fell to the top seed and defending champion Bojana Jovanovski in a tight three set match 1-6 6-4 6-1.

She won a 25k event in Monterrey by beating Ana Vrljic 6-1 7-5. A few weeks later she won a 50k event in Macon by beating Grace Min 6-4 7-5 in the final.

Last tournament of the year was 50k event in Captiva Island, where she was beaten by Julia Glushko 6-3 1-6 6-0.

2015: Back In Game

At Australian Open she lost in the second round of qualifying to Laura Siegemund 6-4 6-4

She qualified for her first Premier-level tournament after comeback at Antwerp, where she beaten Timea Babos, Paula Badosa Gibert and Dinah Pfizenmaier. She was beaten in the 1st round by Dominika Cibulková

She lost in the second round of qualifying at Acapulco to Richel Hogenkamp 6-3 6-3 In Cincinnati she lost to world number 26.Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.

At the US Open she won four matches in straight sets, going from qualifying to round 2, where she lost in straight sets with a fight (3-6 4-6) to world no.2 Simona Halep. This performance made her re-enter Top 90.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2010)
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 (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 15 June 2008 DFS Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Yanina Wickmayer 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 26 January 2008 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Alona Bondarenko Victoria Azarenka
Shahar Pe'er
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 10 February 2008 Open Gaz de France, Paris, France Hard (i) Alona Bondarenko Vladimíra Uhlířová
Eva Hrdinová
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 16 January 2009 Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia (1) Hard Alona Bondarenko Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 6 July 2009 GDF Suez Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Alona Bondarenko Alisa Kleybanova
Monica Niculescu
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 3. 13 July 2009 ECM Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Alona Bondarenko Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 15 January 2011 Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia (2) Hard Līga Dekmeijere Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 1 May 2015 Sparta Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Eva Hrdinová Belinda Bencic
Kateřina Siniaková
2–6, 2–6

Performance timelines


Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open A LQ LQ 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A A LQ 3–5
French Open A A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A LQ LQ 4–6
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R A A LQ 6–8
US Open LQ LQ 2R 1R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 2R 8–7
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 9–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 0–0 0–0 1–1 21–26


Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Australian Open 2R W 1R 1R 1R 1R 8–5
French Open 2R SF 2R QF 1R 2R 11–6
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1–5
US Open 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 6–6
Win–Loss 1–2 4–4 14–2 1–4 5–4 0–3 1–3 26–22


  1. ^ a b Kateryna Bondarenko WTA Player Bio
  2. ^ Kateryna Bondarenko WTA Player Bio

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