Read all the latest news about Ekaterina Alexandrova
Ekaterina Alexandrova is a Russian professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2010.
|Date of Birth:
|15 November 1994
|Prague, Czech Republic
|5'10" (178 cm)
|146 lbs (66 kg)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Ekaterina Alexandrova was born on November 15, 1994, in Chelyabinsk, Russia, to Evgeny Alexandrov and Julia Alexandrova, and she also has a brother and a sister. Since 2006, she has lived and trained in Prague, Czech Republic, and has thought about becoming a citizen there, but no decision has been made to date.
After registering her first WTA Tour win in 2016, Alexandrova made a breakthrough in 2018 at the Linz Open. She unexpectedly reached the final with a run that included wins against French Open quarterfinalist Sorana Cirstea and future Cincinnati Open finalist Jil Teichmann before losing the final to Camila Giorgi.
A first WTA title then came at the Shenzhen Open in January 2020. Alexandrova defeated French Open and Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza on the way to the final. She then defeated future Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 6-2, 6-4 to lift the trophy.
Alexandrova made four Grand Slam third-round appearances between 2019 and 2021. These were at the 2019 and 2020 French Open and the 2020 and 2021 Australian Open, but she was unable to get to the fourth round at any of those events.
Although Alexandrova had less success at Grand Slams in 2022, she had much other success. The Russian won two titles in the same season for the first time. This was achieved with triumphs against Jelena Ostapenko at the Korea Open and Veronika Kudermetova at the Libema Open.
Alexandrova also reached her first WTA 1000 semifinal at the 2022 Madrid Open. Wins against Jelena Ostapenko, Nuria Parrizas Diaz, Marie Bouzkova, and Amanda Anisimova took her to the semifinal, where she fell in straight sets to Ons Jabeur.
The Russian progressed to a maiden Grand Slam fourth round at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships. That run was ended by Aryna Sabalenka. 2023 also brought another WTA final in Cleveland, which she lost in three sets to the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Alexandrova made her eighth WTA final at the 2024 Linz Open, which included an epic semifinal victory in a final-set tiebreak to Donna Vekic. However, she was easily beaten 2-6, 3-6 in the final by Jelena Ostapenko.