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Kristina Mladenovic (Serbian: Кристина Младеновић / Kristina Mladenović) (born 14 May 1993 in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord) is a French professional tennis player ofSerbian 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.

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Personal life[edit]Edit

Kristina Mladenovic was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, in the Nord department of France.[3][4] Her father is Dragan Mladenovic, a former handball player for Yugoslavia, and her mother Dzenita (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[edit]Edit

Early career[edit]Edit

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 the2009 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 Openbut 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 Schiavoneand 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[edit]Edit

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[edit]Edit

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[edit]Edit

[1][2]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[edit]Edit

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.

Significant finals[edit]Edit

Grand Slam finals[edit]Edit

Doubles: 1[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Pending 2014 Wimbledon Grass [3]Tímea Babos [4]Sara Errani

[5]Roberta Vinci

Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 2013 French Open Clay [6]Daniel Nestor [7]Lucie Hradecká

[8]František Čermák

6–1, 4–6, [6–10]
Winner 2013 Wimbledon Grass [9]Daniel Nestor [10]Bruno Soares

[11]Lisa Raymond

5–7, 6–2, 8–6
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard [12]Daniel Nestor [13]Sania Mirza

[14]Horia Tecău

6–3, 6–2

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]Edit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 Canadian Open Hard [15]Klaudia Jans-Ignacik [16]Nadia Petrova

[17]Katarina Srebotnik

7–5, 2–6, [10–7]

WTA career finals[edit]Edit

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]Edit

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 (1–0)

WTA 125s finals[edit]Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard [18]Chang Kai-chen 6–4, 6–3

WTA career finals[edit]Edit

Doubles: 14 (8 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (6–3)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–3)
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 [19]Katarzyna Piter [20]Johanna Larsson

[21]Jasmin Wöhr

3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 12 August 2012 Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada Hard [22]Klaudia Jans-Ignacik [23]Nadia Petrova

[24]Katarina Srebotnik

7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 2. 16 September 2012 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard [25]Tatjana Malek [26]Alicja Rosolska

[27]Heather Watson

7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
Winner 3. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoors, Memphis, United States Hard (i) [28]Galina Voskoboeva [29]Sofia Arvidsson

[30]Johanna Larsson

7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 4. 7 April 2013 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay (green) [31]Lucie Šafářová [32]Andrea Hlaváčková

[33]Liezel Huber

6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2. 28 April 2013 Marrakech Grand Prix, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay [34]Petra Martić [35]Tímea Babos

[36]Mandy Minella

3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 4 May 2013 Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal Clay [37]Chan Hao-ching [38]Darija Jurak

[39]Katalin Marosi

7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 6. 13 July 2013 Palermo International, Palermo, Italy Clay [40]Katarzyna Piter [41]Karolína Plíšková

[42]Kristýna Plíšková

6–1, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 7. 13 October 2013 Japan Women's Open, Osaka, Japan Hard [43]Flavia Pennetta [44]Samantha Stosur

[45]Shuai Zhang

6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 January 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard [46]Galina Voskoboeva [47]Alla Kudryavtseva

[48]Anastasia Rodionova

3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 2 February 2014 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Hard (i) [49]Timea Babos [50]Anna-Lena Grönefeld

[51]Květa Peschke

7–6(9–7), 4–6, [5–10]
Winner 8. 2 March 2014 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Hard [52]Galina Voskoboeva [53]Petra Cetkovská

[54]Iveta Melzer

6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 20 June 2014 Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass [55]Michaëlla Krajicek [56]Marina Erakovic

[57]Arantxa Parra Santonja

6–0, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]
Pending 9./6. 6 July 2014 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass [58]Tímea Babos [59]Sara Errani

[60]Roberta Vinci

WTA 125s finals[edit]Edit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard [61]Chan Hao-ching [62]Chang Kai-chen

[63]Olga Govortsova

5–7, 6–2, [10–8]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]Edit

Singles: 6 (4–2)[edit]Edit

$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 [64]Anna Korzeniak 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 6 February 2011 ITF Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i) [65]Mona Barthel 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 February 2011 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) [66]Arantxa Rus 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay [67]Karin Knapp 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 2. 4 December 2011 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard [68]Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 24 December 2011 ITF Ankara, Turkey Hard (i) [69]Valeria Savinykh 7–5, 5–7, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (7–2)[edit]Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 2009 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay [70] Marlot Meddens [71] Anastasia Grymalska

[72] Lara Meccico

7–6(3), 6–0
Runner–up 1. 2 May 2010 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay [73]Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [74]Mervana Jugić-Salkić

[75]Darija Jurak

6–0, 2–6, [5–10]
Runner–up 2. 2 October 2010 ITF Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) [76]Yulia Beygelzimer [77]Kiki Bertens

[78]Richèl Hogenkamp

3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 15 April 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco Clay [79]Sandra Klemenschits [80]Magda Linette

[81]Katarzyna Piter

6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 3. 19 June 2011 ITF Padova, Italy Clay [82]Katarzyna Piter [83]Irina Buryachok

[84]Réka-Luca Jani

6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 23 October 2011 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) [85]Emma Laine [86]Yvonne Meusburger

[87]Stephanie Vogt

6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 6 November 2011 ITF Nantes, France Hard [88]Stéphanie Foretz Gacon [89]Julie Coin

[90]Eva Hrdinová

6–0, 6–4
Winner 6. 13 November 2011 ITF Opole, Poland Carpet [91]Naomi Broady [92]Paula Kania

[93]Magda Linette

7–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 20 November 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovak Republic Hard [94]Naomi Broady [95]Karolína Plíšková

[96]Kristýna Plíšková

5–7, 6–4, [10–2]

Junior Grand Slam singles finals (1–0)[edit]Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2009 French Open Clay [97]Daria Gavrilova 6–3, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]Edit

Singles[edit]Edit

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 0 / 2 0–2
US Open 1R A LQ 3R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 3–4 2–2 0 / 14 7–14
Year End Ranking 202 354 183 76 56

Doubles[edit]Edit

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 0 / 6 5–6
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
US Open A A A A 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 5–4 6–4 0 / 12 12–12
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Miami A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid NH A A A A SF 0 / 1 3–1
Beijing T II A A A A QF 0 / 1 2–1
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai T II A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Doha A Not Held P A QF 0 / 1 2–1
Rome A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Montreal/Toronto A A A A W 1R 1 / 2 5–1
Cincinnati T III A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo A A A A A 1R 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[edit]Edit

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 0 235,749 33
Career* 0 1 1 1,350,016 218

*As of 10 July 2013

Head-to-head record against other players[edit]Edit

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

Total 2–8 17% 2–2 (50%) 0–3 (0%) 0–2 (0%) 0–1 (0%)
Player Record W% Hardcourt Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
[98]Maria Sharapova 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 2 ranked players
[99]Petra Kvitová 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
[100]Li Na 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
[101]Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
[102]/[103]Jelena Dokić 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
[104]Samantha Stosur 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
[105]Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
[106]Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
[107]Andrea Petkovic 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
[108]Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
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