47 Facts About Arantxa Rus


At age 14, Arantxa played her first ITF Women's Circuit tournament at Alkmaar where she lost in the second round to Julie Coin.

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In 2007, Arantxa Rus continued playing on the ITF Circuit winning her first title at Vlaardingen and second at Alphen aan de Rijn.

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Arantxa Rus was given another wildcard to play at 's-Hertogenbosch, where she was defeated in the first round by Mariya Koryttseva.

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Arantxa Rus played a few more tournaments without much success.

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Arantxa Rus failed at the qualifying rounds of the Hobart International and the Australian Open.

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Arantxa Rus played few tournaments but her biggest result was in Marbella when she qualified to the first round.

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Arantxa Rus lost at the US Open qualifying second round to Wimbledon junior champion Kristyna Pliskova, in three sets.

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Arantxa Rus lost in the quarterfinals to No 2 seed Timea Bacsinszky, in two sets.

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Arantxa Rus next went through the qualifying rounds at the Sydney International.

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Arantxa Rus won all of her singles matches against Hungary, Romania, and Latvia, helping the Netherlands with three victories.

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Arantxa Rus played at ITF Stockholm, where she won the doubles title with Anastasiya Yakimova, and she lost the singles final from Kristina Mladenovic.

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Arantxa Rus lost in the first round at Fes in three sets to Aravane Rezai.

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Arantxa Rus played the first round at the Madrid Open, losing against Maria Sharapova.

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Arantxa Rus continued on the ITF Circuit, first at Saint-Gaudens.

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Arantxa Rus lost to Anastasia Pivovarova in the final in three sets.

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Arantxa Rus was playing at ITF Contrexeville where as top seed she defeated Anna-Lena Gronefeld in the first round, Roxane Vaisemberg in the second, both in straight sets, but lost to Iryna Bremond in the quarterfinals.

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Arantxa Rus won matches against Erika Sema, Conny Perrin, and Akgul Amanmuradova before she lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals.

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Arantxa Rus missed Fed Cup matches due to a tooth infection, and then lost in Qatar qualifying first round against Caroline Garcia.

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Arantxa Rus went on in Dubai and defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in the qualifying first round, and Ons Jabeur in the second before she lost to Simona Halep in final qualifying round.

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Arantxa Rus went over to the Indian Wells Open but lost to Elena Baltacha in the first round.

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Arantxa Rus defeated Tetiana Luzhanska and Sachia Vickery before losing to Garbine Muguruza Blanco.

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Arantxa Rus then headed over to the Miami Open, where she beat Caroline Garcia before she lost to Misaki Doi.

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Arantxa Rus defeated Misaki Doi, Irina Falconi, Florencia Molinero, Edina Gallovits-Hall and in the final Sesil Karatantcheva.

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Arantxa Rus played in Charleston and lost in the first round against Anna Tatishvili in three sets.

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Arantxa Rus entered Roland Garros main draw based on her ranking.

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Arantxa Rus then beat Virginie Razzano, who had a shock win over Serena Williams in the first round, in two sets.

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Arantxa Rus was the first Dutchwoman in 19 years to reach the fourth round in Paris, the last being Brenda Schultz-McCarthy in 1993.

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Arantxa Rus entered Wimbledon and beat Misaki Doi in the first round.

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Arantxa Rus lost in the third round to Peng Shuai in straight sets.

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Arantxa Rus finished the year ranked 68 in the world, her best year-end ranking.

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Arantxa Rus ended this streak in Bad Gastein, where she defeated Maria Teresa Torro Flor and Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first two rounds.

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At the French Open, Arantxa Rus beat Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first qualifying round, but lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the second round.

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Arantxa Rus failed to qualify for several WTA tournaments: Brisbane, Florianopolis, Katowice Open, Ricoh Open and Bastad.

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Arantxa Rus didn't reach a singles final at the ITF level that year, but she had success on clay again, reaching the semifinals of four $25k tournaments played in Chiasso, Wiesbaden, Brescia and Dobrich.

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Arantxa Rus won a doubles title alongside Demi Schuurs, at Fleurus.

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Arantxa Rus reached three doubles finals, two alongside Lesley Kerkhove and one with Elise Mertens.

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Arantxa Rus finished the year as the world No 289 in singles, her lowest year-end ranking since 2007.

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Arantxa Rus's low ranking meant she had to qualify for several ITF tournaments, successfully doing so seven times out of seven throughout the season.

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Arantxa Rus reached the semifinals of another two $25k tournaments, both played on outdoor clay, in Aschaffenburg and Leipzig, losing both times at that stage.

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Arantxa Rus reached the singles quarterfinals or better at eleven ITF tournaments this year.

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Arantxa Rus played doubles for the Netherlands in Fed Cup, pairing Cindy Burger.

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Arantxa Rus went on a three-match losing streak, which included a qualifying round at the Morocco Open.

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Arantxa Rus broke this streak at the singles qualifying for the French Open, where she won her first two matches against Viktoriya Tomova and Antonia Lottner.

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Arantxa Rus lost the last qualifying match against compatriot Quirine Lemoine in three sets, despite having a match point.

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Arantxa Rus received a wildcard for the Rosmalen Championships, a WTA tournament hosted in her homeland.

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Arantxa Rus won her second-round match against Andrea Hlavackova, in straight sets.

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Arantxa Rus won her first WTA title in the Swedish Open at Bastad, partnering Quirine Lemoine.

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