12 Facts About Alla Kudryavtseva


Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva is a retired Russian tennis player.


On 2 November 2021, Alla Kudryavtseva announced on Instagram that she had retired from the sport.


Alla Kudryavtseva debuted on the WTA Tour at the 2004 Kremlin Cup, where she could not succeed beyond the qualifying rounds.


At Wimbledon, Alla Kudryavtseva earned first Grand Slam direct entry but drew the eventual champion Venus Williams and lost in three sets.


Alla Kudryavtseva played alongside several doubles partners, including King and Vera Dushevina.


In singles, Alla Kudryavtseva fought her way through the fourth round of Wimbledon, defeating third-seeded Sharapova in the second round, which is to date her best result in a Grand Slam singles event.


In 2009, Alla Kudryavtseva progressed in doubles in the next season, climbing with Ekaterina Makarova to the final of the Premier Mandatory China Open, eventually losing to Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai.


Alla Kudryavtseva returned to the top 50 in doubles as a result of her successful season.


Alla Kudryavtseva was able to finish the year in the top 100 at No 96 for the first time since 2010.


Alla Kudryavtseva started the season with a quarterfinal showing at Brisbane in singles defeating world No 23, Karolina Pliskova, in the second round.


Alla Kudryavtseva paired with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in hopes for Olympics and reached semifinals at Dubai, Charleston, Rome and Washington.


Alla Kudryavtseva finished the year at 170 in singles and 29 in doubles.