Ekaterina Makarova Player Profile
Ekaterina Makarova: Aiming to continue strong 2014 form
A run to the semi-finals of the US Open has helped Russian No 2 Makarova climb into the top 10 of the WTA rankings.
Prior to last year, Makarova’s best result at a grand slam was a pair of quarter-final exits in the Australian Open and another last-eight berth at Flushing Meadows.
But 2014 proved to be a breakout campaign, the success starting with a decent run to the last 16 in Melbourne before continuing when Makarova won her first WTA title in almost four years at the PTT Pattaya Open.
Although she did not win another tournament during the season, she managed to establish herself as one of the world’s top players by making it to the last eight at Wimbledon and the US Open semi-finals.
Before the second half of last year, Makarova was known mainly as a doubles player. She has won two grand slam titles alongside fellow Russian Elena Vesnina.
Makarova looks to set up winners by using good angles on her ground strokes and also possesses a good left-handed serve.
- Nationality: RUS
- Date Of Birth: June 7, 1988
- Became Pro: 2004
- Height: 1.78 m
|02/05/15||S Kuznetsova||WTA Mutua Madrid Open||R1||Lost||6-2, 6-1|
|24/04/15||A Kerber||WTA Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix||QF||Lost||3-6, 2-6|
|23/04/15||M Melnikova||WTA Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix||R2||Won||6-2, 6-3|
|21/04/15||B Mattek-Sands||WTA Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix||R1||Won||6-4, 7-63|
|10/04/15||I Begu||WTA Tour Family Circle Cup||R3||Lost||Walkover|
|08/04/15||S Zhang||WTA Tour Family Circle Cup||R2||Won||5-7, 6-3, 6-2|
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