Oksana Selekhmeteva

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Oksana Selekhmeteva
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Selekhmeteva at the 2022 French Open
Full nameOksana Olegovna Selekhmeteva
Country (sports) Russia
Born (2003-01-13) 13 January 2003 (age 19)
Kamenka, Penza Oblast, Russia
Turned pro29 October 2018
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 147,152
Singles
Career record97–49 (66.4%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 150 (11 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 170 (25 July 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
French Open1R (2022)
Doubles
Career record55–23 (70.5%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 150 (11 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 173 (25 July 2022)
Last updated on: 31 July 2022.

Oksana Olegovna Selekhmeteva (Russian: Окса́на Оле́говна Селехме́тьева; Russian pronunciation: [ɐˈksanə sʲɪlʲɪˈxmʲetʲɪ̯ɪvə]; born 13 January 2003) is a Russian tennis player. Selekhmeteva has a career-high singles ranking by the Women's Tennis Association |WTA) of 150 and a best doubles ranking of 150, both achieved on 11 July 2022.

Selekhmeteva won two junior Grand Slam titles in doubles – the 2019 US Open and 2021 French Open. She also reached the final of the 2019 Wimbledon girls' doubles tournament.[1]

Junior career[edit]

As a junior, Selekhmeteva posted a 78–44 win–loss record in singles and 83–31 in doubles, and reached as high as No. 7 in the combined junior world rankings in January 2021.[2]

She won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles (each on a different surface) with two different partners – 2019 US Open with Kamilla Bartone[3] and 2021 French Open with Alex Eala.[4] She also finished as runner-up at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Bartone.

She competed for the Russian team at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, reaching the quarterfinals as an unseeded player and being the only player to win a set off eventual gold medalist, Kaja Juvan.[5]

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

  • Australian Open: 1R (2020)
  • French Open: SF (2021)
  • Wimbledon: 2R (2019)
  • US Open: SF (2019)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

  • Australian Open: –
  • French Open: W (2021)
  • Wimbledon: F (2019)
  • US Open: W (2019)

Professional career[edit]

2018–2019: First ITF tournaments, WTA debut[edit]

In 2018, Selekhmeteva competed in her first professional tournament at the $15k event in Sant Cugat, qualifying for the main draw after defeating two top 800 oppositions despite being unranked.[6] It was her only professional tournament of the year.

She played more ITF tournaments in 2019 while simultaneously competing in the junior events. She made her WTA Tour debut at the St. Petersburg Trophy, but lost to world No. 194, Magdalena Fręch, in a tight three-setter.[7] She then backed it up with her first quarterfinal at the $25k level, defeating third seed Olga Ianchuk to reach the quarterfinals at the RWB Ladies Cup.

The Russian competed in her second WTA tournament at the Kremlin Cup having received another wildcard into the qualifying draw. This time, she lost to good friend Polina Kudermetova, in straight sets.[8]

Selekhmeteva ended the year ranked 781, having accumulated a 10–8 win–loss record at the professional level.[9]

2020: First doubles title[edit]

She had to wait until September to reach her first singles quarterfinal of the year at the $25k event in Marbella[10] after the tour was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her first professional title came at the same tournament, alongside Alina Charaeva.[11] She reached another $25k quarterfinal in Las Palmas, this time defeating top 300 players Daniela Seguel and Amandine Hesse.[12]

With a 17–8 win–loss record in singles, and three doubles titles (14–1 win/loss), Selekhmeteva ended the year inside the top 700 in both singles and doubles for the first time in her career.[9]

2021: First ITF singles title, top 250[edit]

Selekhmeteva in 2021

Selekhmeteva reached her first professional singles final at the $15k event in Manacor, defeating good friend Alex Eala along the way.[13] She defeated Suzan Lamens in straight sets in the final.[14] In doubles, she enjoyed a 19-match winning streak which started from 2020, picking up two titles in Manacor alongside Ángela Fita Boluda.

After reaching the semifinals of the French Open in the junior tournament and winning the doubles title alongside Eala,[4] she fully concentrated on her professional career and did not play any more junior events. Her first event after was the $60k Open Montpellier, reaching the biggest quarterfinal of her career after losing just 15 games, including qualifying. She lost to second seed Mayar Sherif in straight sets. She entered the $100k Grand Est Open 88, where she qualified for the main draw and earned the biggest win of her career over world No. 98, Martina Trevisan, Roland Garros quarterfinalist a year ago, in the first round. Three consecutive great runs ended with a runner-up result at the $60k Open de Biarritz, winning six consecutive matches in straight sets from qualifying to reach her biggest career final.[15] She lost to top seed Francesca Jones in the final, but won the doubles title alongside Kamilla Bartone.[16] With these results, Selekhmeteva cracked the top 400 for the first time in her career.

Despite having a month's break, Selekhmeteva returned to reach yet another $60k quarterfinal, this time at the ITF Maspalomas where she fell to Sherif once again, though this time she won a set.[17] She also won the biggest doubles title of her career at this tournament with Elina Avanesyan.[18] She continued to achieve good results, making the singles semifinals at the $80k Open de Valencia, earning two top 200 wins in the process despite needing to qualify for the main draw. Her run ended in the hands of eventual champion Trevisan.[19] Another doubles final followed, this time partnering Ángela Fita Boluda.[20]

She then reached the singles semifinals of the $80k Le Neubourg event, losing to Anna Bondár in straight sets. By virtue of her results, Selekhmeteva received a wildcard into the qualifying draw of the Kremlin Cup where she stunned Arina Rodionova for her first WTA tournament match win.[21] She sealed a spot in her first WTA main draw, after defeating Diana Shnaider, in straight sets.[22] In the first round, she faced world No. 32, Veronika Kudermetova, in the biggest match of her career, but fell in an entertaining three-set battle.[23]

2022: Top 200 and major debut[edit]

At the French Open, she qualified to make her Grand Slam main-draw debut.[24]

Performance timeline[edit]

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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2022 Prague Open.

Tournament 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
French Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Indian Wells Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Mexican Open NMS 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 3 Career total: 4
Overall win–loss 0–1 2–3 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Year-end ranking

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$60,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (0–0)
$15,000 tournaments (1–0)
Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard Netherlands Suzan Lamens 6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Jul 2021 Open de Biarritz, France 60,000 Clay United Kingdom Francesca Jones 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 2–1 Jul 2022 Open de Montpellier, France 60,000 Clay Ukraine Kateryna Baindl 6–3, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$80,000 tournaments (0–1)
$60,000 tournaments (2–3)
$25,000 tournaments (1–1)
$15,000 tournaments (4–1)
Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (5–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2020 ITF Marbella, Spain 25,000 Clay Russia Alina Charaeva Romania Miriam Bulgaru
France Victoria Muntean
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Oct 2020 ITF Platja d'Aro, Spain 15,000 Clay Russia Alina Charaeva Spain Alba Carrillo Marín
Spain Júlia Payola
5–7, 6–1, [10–5]
Win 3–0 Dec 2020 ITF Madrid, Spain 15,000 Clay (i) Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Chile Bárbara Gatica
Brazil Rebeca Pereira
7–6(7–4), 1–6, [10–5]
Win 4–0 Jan 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Switzerland Ylena In-Albon
Switzerland Valentina Ryser
6–1, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 4–1 Jan 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Switzerland Ylena In-Albon
Italy Camilla Rosatello
6–7(3–7), 7–6(11–9), [5–10]
Win 5–1 Mar 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Hard Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Switzerland Ylena In-Albon
Spain Rebeka Masarova
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 5–2 May 2021 ITF Platja d'Aro, Spain 25,000 Clay Philippines Alex Eala Romania Oana Georgeta Simion
Lithuania Justina Mikulskytė
3–6, 5–7
Win 6–2 Jul 2021 Open de Biarritz, France 60,000 Clay Latvia Daniela Vismane United Kingdom Sarah Beth Grey
Belgium Magali Kempen
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 7–2 Aug 2021 ITF Maspalomas, Spain 60,000 Clay Russia Elina Avanesyan Netherlands Arianne Hartono
Australia Olivia Tjandramulia
7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–3 Sep 2021 Open de Valencia, Spain 80,000 Clay Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
2–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Loss 7–4 Apr 2022 ITF Croissy Beaubourg, France 60,000 Hard (i) Russia Sofya Lansere Netherlands Isabelle Haverlag
Lithuania Justina Mikulskytė
4–6, 2–6
Loss 7–5 Apr 2022 Bellinzona Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll United Kingdom Alicia Barnett
United Kingdom Olivia Nicholls
7–6(9–7), 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 7–6 Apr 2022 Chiasso Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay Spain Aliona Bolsova Czech Republic Anastasia Dețiuc
Czech Republic Miriam Kolodziejová
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Wimbledon Grass Latvia Kamilla Bartone United States Savannah Broadus
United States Abigail Forbes
5–7, 7–5, 2–6
Win 2019 US Open Hard Latvia Kamilla Bartone France Aubane Droguet
France Séléna Janicijevic
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 2021 French Open Clay Philippines Alex Eala Russia Maria Bondarenko
Hungary Amarissa Kiara Tóth
6–0, 7–5

Notes[edit]

  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.

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