12 Facts About Alla Kudryavtseva


Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva is a retired Russian tennis player.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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