Russia, Charleston, Sister: Everything you always wanted to know about Veronika Kudermetova (but never had time to find out) – updated after Pan Pacific Open title
The low-profile Russian has been ranked as high as No 2 in doubles and No 9 in singles. She also has a younger sister who is rising up the ranks. Here is more on Veronika Kudermetova
Who is Veronika Kudermetova?
Which country is Kudermetova from?
Kudermetova was born in Moscow and hails from Russia. Due to the current Russia-Ukraine war, she plays under a neutral flag on the WTA Tour as Russian and Belarusian players are not allowed to represent their countries on the tour.
What’s Kudermetova’s best performance at a Grand Slam?
The Russian reached the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros in 2022 – the first and so far only time she has reached the last eight at a Major.
The same year, she also reached the fourth round of the US Open and the third round of the Australian Open (she also reached the third round in Melbourne in 2021). Her best result at Wimbledon has been making the second round in 2019.
How many WTA titles has she won?
Kudermetova has won two WTA singles titles thus far – winning the Charleston title in 2021, beating Danka Kovinic in the final. She has also defeated Sloane Stephens and Paula Badosa en route to the title.
The Russian then also won the Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo in 2023, another 500-level WTA tournament. Kudermetova beat Jessica Pegula in the final, having already knocked out top seed Iga Swiatek in the quarter-finals and compatriot Pavlyuchenkova in an epic semi-final.
She has been a four-time runner-up in singles on the WTA Tour – Melbourne 250, Dubai and Istanbul in 2022 and Abu Dhabi in 2021.
Is Kudermetova a good doubles player?
The Russian has won six doubles titles on the WTA Tour – Dubai (with Liudmila Samsonova) in 2023; Dubai and the WTA Finals in Fort Worth (both with Elise Mertens) and Rome (with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova) in 2022; Istanbul (with Mertens) in 2021 and Wuhan (with Ying-ying Duan) in 2019. She also reached the finals of the Wimbledon ladies doubles event in 2021 with countrywoman Elena Vesnina.
Does Veronika Kudermetova have a sister who also plays tennis?
Yes, her younger sister is Polina Kudermetova who is also a professional tennis player. Polina, who is born in June 2003, is currently 19 years old and ranked No 143 in the world in singles as on April 24, 2023.
What is Kudermetova’s highest ranking?
Kudermetova’s highest singles ranking has been No 9, which she first achieved on October 24, 2022. In doubles, she climbed as high as No 2 in June 2022.
You can find her latest ranking and her rankings history on her WTA Tour profile page.
How much prize money has she won in her career?
As of April 17, 2023, Kudermetova has won $5,382,130 in career prize money. You can find her current prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.
Who is Kudermetova’s coach?
The Russian is coached by Sergey Demekhine, who is a former player himself and also her husband, and Vladimir Platenik as per the information on the WTA Tour website.
How tall is Kudermetova?
The Russian is 1.75m or 5ft 8in tall, according to her profile on the official WTA website.
Is Kudermetova on social media?
The Russian is active on Instagram, where she has more than 90,200 followers.