Anna Danilina
Анна Данилина
Anna Danilina at the 2014 Moscow Cup (14989423940) (cropped).jpg
Danilina at the 2014 Moscow Cup
Country (sports) Russia (2009–Nov 2010)
 Kazakhstan (March 2011–)
Born (1995-08-20) 20 August 1995 (age 26)
Moscow, Russia
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 415,885
Singles
Career record158–150 (51.3%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 269 (14 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 340 (23 May 2022)
Doubles
Career record208–117 (64.0%)
Career titles2 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (28 February 2022)
Current rankingNo. 20 (23 May 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenF (2022)
French Open2R (2022)
US Open1R (2021)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open1R (2022)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–0 (100%)
Last updated on: 23 May 2022.

Anna Sergeyevna Danilina (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Данилина;[1] born 20 August 1995) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She has been ranked as high as No. 20 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). In singles, she reached a career-high ranking of 269.

Danilina represented her nation of birth, Russia, until March 2011, when she switched allegiances to represent Kazakhstan. As a junior, she reached a combined junior world ranking of No. 3 in February 2013.[2] Since turning professional, Danilina has won two WTA doubles titles. She has also won one singles title and 21 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Together with Beatriz Haddad Maia, Danilina attained her Grand Slam doubles breakthrough after reaching the women's doubles final at the 2022 Australian Open.

Junior career

Junior Grand Slam performance

Singles:

Doubles:

College tennis

With the beginning of her professional career hampered by injuries, in 2015 Danilina decided to attend an American university so she could study and play college tennis.[3] Danilina went to University of Florida, graduating in 2018 with a degree in Economics. As part of the Florida Gators women's tennis team, she won the 2017 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships.[4]

Tennis career

2018

Partnering Berfu Cengiz, she won her first $80k tournament in July 2018 at the President's Cup, defeating Akgul Amanmuradova and Ekaterine Gorgodze in the final.

2021: First WTA title and top 100 debut in doubles, Grand Slam and WTA 1000 debut

At the Poland Open held in Gdynia, Danilina reached the final and won her first WTA doubles title, partnering with Lidziya Marozava.[5] As a result she made her top 100 debut in doubles at world No. 96, on 26 July 2021. Afterwards she made her Grand Slam debut at the US Open, partnering Yaroslava Shvedova.

2022: Historic Australian Open final, top 20 in doubles

Danilina was playing an ITF tournament in Monastir, Tunisia, when Beatriz Haddad Maia invited her to serve as her partner in the 2022 Australian Open, following an injury to Nadia Podoroska. The team proved to work as they won the warm-up event Sydney International.[6][7] At Grand Slam-level, Danilina became the first Kazakh woman to reach the final of the Australian Open after upsetting No. 2 seeds Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara in the semifinal.[8] Danilina and Haddad Maia won the first set against Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková, but following a comeback from the Czech duo lost the final.[9] However, with this performance, Danilina made her top 25 debut in the WTA doubles rankings, and on 28 February 2022 she reached the top 20.

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Current through the 2022 French Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A F 0 / 1 5–1 83%
French Open A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–2 0 / 3 6–3 67%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Indian Wells Open A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canadian Open A NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wuhan Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 6 2 13 11 Career total: 32
Titles 0 0 1 1 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 1 2 Career total: 3
Overall win–loss 2–6 1–2 11–12 14–11 2 / 32 28–31 47%
Year-end ranking 124 135 83 $411,875

Grand Slam tournament finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2022 Australian Open Hard Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6

WTA career finals

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
WTA 1000
WTA 500 (1–0)
WTA 250 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2021 Poland Open, Poland WTA 250 Clay Belarus Lidziya Marozava Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Poland Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Jan 2022 Sydney International, Australia WTA 500 Hard Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Germany Vivian Heisen
Hungary Panna Udvardy
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Loss 2–1 Jan 2022 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (1 title, 5 runner–ups)

Legend
$60,000 tournaments (0–0)
$25,000 tournaments (0–5)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2012 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 10,000 Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–1 Sep 2012 ITF Shymkent, Kazakhstan 25,000 Hard Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Sep 2018 ITF Almaty, Kazakhstan 25,000 Clay Belarus Yuliya Hatouka 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 2–6
Loss 1–3 May 2019 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay Russia Varvara Gracheva 3–6, 5–7
Loss 1–4 Aug 2019 ITF Sezze, Italy 25,000 Clay Italy Stefania Rubini 4–6, 1–6
Loss 1–5 Sep 2021 ITF Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, France 25,000 Clay France Amandine Hesse 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 32 (21 titles, 11 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (16–6)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2011 ITF Almaty, Kazakhstan 10,000 Hard (i) Kazakhstan Kamila Kerimbayeva Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková
Kazakhstan Zalina Khairudinova
6–3, 6–1
Win 2–0 Jun 2013 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay Russia Olga Doroshina United States Julia Cohen
France Alizé Lim
7–5, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Nov 2013 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard (i) Russia Olga Doroshina Belarus Ilona Kremen
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
6–7(3–7), 0–6
Win 3–1 Mar 2014 ITF Astana, Kazakhstan 10,000 Hard (i) Russia Olga Doroshina Kazakhstan Alexandra Grinchishina
Ukraine Kateryna Sliusar
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–1 May 2014 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–2 Jun 2014 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Slovenia Nastja Kolar
Austria Yvonne Neuwirth
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [6–10]
Win 5–2 Sep 2014 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Russia Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Yuliya Kalabina
6–1, 4–6, [10–6]
Win 6–2 Jun 2018 ITF Naples, United States 25,000 Clay Australia Genevieve Lorbergs United States Rasheeda McAdoo
United States Katerina Stewart
6–3, 1–6, [11–9]
Loss 6–3 Jun 2018 ITF Båstad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Switzerland Karin Kennel Chinese Taipei Chen Pei-hsuan
Chinese Taipei Wu Fang-hsien
5–7, 6–1, [5–10]
Win 7–3 Jul 2018 ITF Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 80,000 Hard Turkey Berfu Cengiz Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 7–4 Aug 2018 ITF Woking, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Emily Arbuthnott Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou
0–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Win 8–4 Oct 2018 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard Norway Ulrikke Eikeri United Kingdom Tara Moore
Switzerland Conny Perrin
6–7(9–11), 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 8–5 Oct 2018 ITF Macon, United States 80,000 Hard United States Ingrid Neel United States Caty McNally
United States Jessica Pegula
1–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Loss 8–6 Nov 2018 ITF Lawrence, United States 25,000 Hard (i) Russia Ksenia Laskutova Montenegro Vladica Babić
United States Ena Shibahara
4–6, 2–6
Win 9–6 Jun 2019 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Romania Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–3
Win 10–6 Jun 2019 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay United Kingdom Emily Arbuthnott North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Russia Anastasiya Komardina
3–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Loss 10–7 Jul 2019 ITF Contrexéville, France 100,000 Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Spain Georgina García Pérez
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
3–6, 3–6
Win 11–7 Aug 2019 ITF Sezze, Italy 25,000 Clay Russia Ekaterina Yashina Italy Nuria Brancaccio
Italy Federica Sacco
7–5, 6–4
Loss 11–8 Aug 2019 ITF Leipzig, Germany 25,000 Clay Germany Vivian Heisen Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
Czech Republic Jesika Malečková
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 11–9 Sep 2019 ITF Caldas da Rainha, Portugal 60,000 Hard Germany Vivian Heisen France Jessika Ponchet
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
1–6, 3–6
Win 12–9 Oct 2019 ITF Charleston, United States 60,000 Clay United States Ingrid Neel Montenegro Vladica Babić
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–1, 6–1
Win 13–9 Oct 2019 ITF Hilton Head, United States 25,000 Clay United States Ingrid Neel United States Katharine Fahey
United States Elizabeth Halbauer
6–3, 6–2
Win 14–9 Oct 2019 ITF Waco, United States 25,000 Clay Montenegro Vladica Babić United States Savannah Broadus
United States Vanessa Ong
6–3, 6–2
Loss 14–10 Nov 2019 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 60,000 Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
Spain Georgina García Pérez
4–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 14–11 Nov 2019 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
7–5, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 15–11 Apr 2021 ITF Bellinzona, Switzerland 60,000 Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze Canada Rebecca Marino
Japan Yuki Naito
7–5, 6–3
Win 16–11 May 2021 ITF Charlottesville, United States 60,000 Clay Australia Arina Rodionova New Zealand Erin Routliffe
Indonesia Aldila Sutjiadi
6–1, 6–3
Win 17–11 Jun 2021 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
7–5, 3–6, [10–4]
Win 18–11 Jul 2021 ITF Contrexéville, France 100,000 Clay Norway Ulrikke Eikeri Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
6–0, 1–6, [10–4]
Win 19–11 Aug 2021 ITF Versmold, Germany 60,000 Clay Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova Sweden Mirjam Björklund
Australia Jaimee Fourlis
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Win 20–11 Sep 2021 ITF Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, France 25,000 Clay Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova France Audrey Albié
France Léolia Jeanjean
6–7(7–9), 6–2, [10–4]
Win 21–11 Nov 2021 ITF Dubai, UAE 100,000+H Hard Slovakia Viktória Kužmová Russia Angelina Gabueva
Russia Anastasia Zakharova
4–6, 6–3, [10–2]

Notes

  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.

References

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  4. ^ "Florida Gators win seventh national crown". Ncaa.com. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
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  6. ^ WTA Staff (January 15, 2022). "Badosa overcomes Krejcikova in third-set tiebreak to win Sydney title". WTA Tennis. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
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