Kristina Mladenovic in Sydney in 2012
14 May 1993 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||1 WTA (4 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (13 May 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 47 (20 May 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013)|
|French Open||1R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2012)|
|Career titles||6 WTA (7 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (13 May 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 18 (20 May 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2012)|
|French Open||2R (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
Last updated on: 20 May 2013.
Kristina Mladenovic (Serbian: Кристина Младеновић, Kristina Mladenović) (born 14 May 1993 in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord) is a French professional tennis player of Serbian ancestry. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 43rd, which she reached on 13 May 2013.
Kristina was born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord department of France. Her father is Dragan Mladenovic a former Yugoslavia Handball player, and her mother Dzenita is a former volleyball player. They moved to France in 1992 when Dragan was signed by Dunkirk. They are now naturalized French from the former Yugoslavia. Mladenovic has a brother Luka. She has lived in Porrentruy, Switzerland formerly, and is currently based in Paris.
The Mladenovic family are Eastern Orthodox Christians.
Mladenovic started playing juniors in May 2006. In 2007 Mladanovic became the European Under 14 singles champion. Her biggest junior achievement was at the 2009 Junior French Open Girls' Singles, where she beat Daria Gavrilova of Russia 6–3, 6–2 in the final. Her highest junior ranking is No. 1, on 8 June 2009. She advanced to both the Girl's Singles and Doubles finals at the 2009 Junior Wimbledon, losing to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (and her partner for the doubles event) in each.
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. At the 2009 Australian Open, Kristina received a wild card, but was defeated by the No. 14 seed, Patty Schnyder, 2–6, 6–4, 6–2. In July Kristina qualified for the 2009 ECM Prague Open but lost in the first round 6–4, 6–1 to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
Mladenovic will play for France at the 2011 Hopman Cup, partnering Nicolas Mahut. France was drawn in the same group as the United States, Great Britain, and Italy. This means she will be given the opportunity to play against grand slam champion Francesca Schiavone, as well as fellow youngster Laura Robson.
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. This was followed with a win in Stochkolm the following week defeating Arantxa Rus in the final. Padova defeating Karin Knapp 3–6 6–4 6–0.
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. 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. Mladenovic made it through to the Third round of the US Open after defeating Pavlyuchenkova. At the Bell Classic in Quebec Mladenovic came through qualifying and reached her first WTA Semifinal. With Tatjana Malek Mladenovic won her second WTA doubles title at the Bell Classic. Following her run to the semifinals Mladenovic entered the top 100 in the rankings for the first time. Mladenovic won the first ever WTA $125 event the Taipei WTA Ladies Open and took the doubles crown as well.
|Runner–up||1.||12 June 2011||Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard||Katarzyna Piter|| Johanna Larsson
|Winner||1.||12 August 2012||Montreal, Canada||Hard||Klaudia Jans-Ignacik|| Nadia Petrova
|7–5, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||2.||16 September 2012||Quebec City, Canada||Hard||Tatjana Malek|| Alicja Rosolska
|7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||23 February 2013||Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Galina Voskoboeva|| Sofia Arvidsson
|Winner||4.||7 April 2013||Charleston, United States||Clay (green)||Lucie Šafářová|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Runner-up||2.||28 April 2013||Marrakesh, Morocco||Clay||Petra Martić|| Timea Babos
|Winner||5.||4 May 2013||Oeiras, Portugal||Clay||Chan Hao-ching|| Darija Jurak
|Challenger (125s) tournaments|
|Runner–up||1.||11 April 2009||San Severo, Italy||Clay||Anna Korzeniak||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||1.||6 February 2011||Sutton, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Mona Barthel||6–3, 1–6, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||13 February 2011||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Arantxa Rus||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||19 June 2011||Padova, Italy||Clay||Karin Knapp||3–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|Runner–up||2.||4 December 2011||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Noppawan Lertcheewakarn||5–7, 4–6|
|Winner||4.||24 December 2011||Ankara, Turkey||Hard (i)||Valeria Savinykh||7–5 5–7 6–1|
|Winner||5.||4 November 2012||Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Hard||Chang Kai-chen||6–4 6–3|
|Winner||1.||10 April 2009||San Severo, Italy||Clay||Marlot Meddens|| Anastasia Grymalska
|Runner–up||1.||2 May 2010||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Stephanie Cohen-Aloro|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|6–0, 2–6, [5–10]|
|Runner–up||2.||2 October 2010||Helsinki, Finland||Hard (i)||Yulia Beygelzimer|| Kiki Bertens
|Winner||2.||15 April 2011||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Sandra Klemenschits|| Magda Linette
|6–3, 3–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||3.||19 June 2011||Padova, Italy||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Irina Buryachok
|Winner||4.||23 October 2011||Glasgow, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Emma Laine|| Yvonne Meusburger
|Winner||5.||6 November 2011||Nantes, France||Hard||Stephanie Foretz Gacon|| Julie Coin
|Winner||6.||13 November 2011||Opole, Poland||Carpet||Naomi Broady|| Paula Kania
|Winner||7.||20 November 2011||Bratislava, Slovak Republic||Hard||Naomi Broady|| Karolína Plíšková
|5–7, 6–4, [10–2]|
|Winner||8.||4 November 2012||Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Hard||Chan Hao-ching|| Chang Kai-chen
|5–7, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Winner||2009||French Open||Clay||Daria Gavrilova||6–3, 6–2|
|Australian Open||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|US Open||1R||A||LQ||3R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Win–Loss||0–3||1–1||1–1||2–3||1–1||0 / 9||5–9|
|Year End Ranking||202||354|
|Australian Open||3R||1R||0 / 2||2–2|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 5||2–5|
|Wimbledon||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|US Open||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–1||1–1||5–4||0–1||0 / 9||6–9|
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