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Ekaterina Makarova

Date of birth : 1988-06-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Moscow, Russia
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-09

Ekaterina Makarova is a professional Russian tennis player. She achieved her career high ranking of number 35 on May 11, 2009.

CAREER:

2010:
In 2010 Makarova continued her bad form in 2009, as she suffered first round loses in 2010 Brisbane International and 2010 Moorilla Hobart International. In the 2010 Australian Open she lost to Sara Errani 6–2 6–3 after defeating Virginie Razzano with the same scoreline. she then failed to qualify in the 2010 Open GDF Suez and lost in the first round of 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships as a qualifier. She also lost in the first round of 2010 BNP Paribas Open and the second round of 2010 Sony Ericsson Open. She also lost in the first rounds of 2010 MPS Group Championships and 2010 Family Circle Cup. She lost in the qualifying draw of the 2010 Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open and second rounds of 2010 Estoril Open and 2010 AEGON Classic. She also lost in the first round of 2010 French Open. At the 2010 AEGON International Makarova made a surprising run to the final without dropping a set, after entering as a qualifier. She triumphed over Victoria Azarenka 7–6(5), 6–4 in the final to earn her first WTA tour title. Makarova's surprise win was all the more impressive, as she defeated 5 top 20 players in the tournament, emerging victorious over #11 Flavia Pennetta, #13 Nadia Petrova, #20 Svetlana Kuznetsova, #7 Samantha Stosur, and #15 Victoria Azarenka. Makarova then made it to the second round at Wimbledon, but was beaten by #2 seed Venus Williams. In the 2010 US Open, she was defeated easily by Ana Ivanović, 6–2, 6–3 in the first round.

2011:
Makarova caused an upset in the first round of the Australian Open when she defeated 19th seed Ana Ivanović. She won, 6–3, 4–6, 8–10 in 2 hours and 47 minutes. She said it was the biggest win of her career after Ivanovic beat her at the 2010 US Open in straight sets. She then went on to beat qualifier Lesya Tsurenko, 7–6, 6–1 and caused another upset by beating 13th seed Nadia Petrova, 6–2, 3–6, 8–6. Makarova's career-best run at a Grand Slam tournament was brought to an end in the fourth round against third seed and champion Kim Clijsters, 7–6, 6–2.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Evgenia Manyukova (since January 2007); travels with mother, Olga Makarova
Father's name is Valery; has one brother, Andrey (a corporate sales manager)
Began playing at age 6 when friend introduced her to the sport; began playing at Clud Luzhniki
Baseliner who prefers hardcourts
Also enjoys soccer
Speaks Russian and English
Likes pop music; favorite singer is Jennifer Lopez
Favorite food is pizza; favorite drink is cola
Relaxes by going shopping
Admires Anastasia Myskina and Roger Federer
Favorite tournament is Moscow.


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