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ARANTXA RUS (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 13 December 1990) is a Dutch tennis player. In 2008, she won the Australian Open for juniors, defeating Jessica Moore from Australia. With this win she went from 35th to 2nd place on the junior rankings, ultimately becoming the world junior No. 1 player.

Rus's biggest successes to date are a second round shocker over World No. 2 Kim Clijsters at the 2011 French Open , saving two match points in the second set, reaching the 4th round at the 2012 French Open , and defeating World No. 5 Samantha Stosur in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships .


* 1 Career

* 1.1 2005 * 1.2 2006 * 1.3 2007 * 1.4 2008 * 1.5 2009 * 1.6 2010 * 1.7 2011 * 1.8 2012 * 1.9 2013 * 1.10 2014 * 1.11 2015 * 1.12 2016 * 1.13 2017

* 2 Grand Slam finals

* 2.1 Girls\' Singles: 1 (1–0)

* 3 WTA finals

* 3.1 Doubles: 1 (1 title)

* 4 ITF finals (21–16)

* 4.1 Singles (13–7) * 4.2 Doubles (8-9)

* 5 Single performance statistics

* 5.1 Notes

* 6 Doubles performance statistics * 7 References * 8 External links



At age 14 Arantxa Rus
Arantxa Rus
played her first ITF Pro tournament at Alkmaar. She lost in the second round to Julie Coin .


She played 2 more ITF tournaments at Heerhugowaard and Vlaardingen, reaching the semi finals at the latter.


Rus continued playing ITF tournaments and winning her first at Vlaardingen and second at Alphen aan de Rijn. In San Luis Potosí she reached the finals, but lost in 3 sets.

In \'s-Hertogenbosch she was granted a wildcard to play her first WTA main draw, she lost to Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
1–6, 1–6 in the first round. Her end of season ranking was 465.


At the junior level she wins the Australian Open and reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros and quarterfinals at Wimbledon .

In April she won an ITF tournament in Bari
beating 4 seeded players along the way, including Lucie Hradecká and Alberta Brianti

Rus was given another wildcard to play \'s-Hertogenbosch , where she was defeated in the first round by Mariya Koryttseva 4–6, 4–6.

In September she played qualifications in Guangzhou winning both matches and reaching the main draw. In the first round she beat Yanina Wickmayer 6–7, 6–2, 6–4. This was her first main draw win on the WTA tour. Rus reached the quarterfinal after beating Gisela Dulko 6–4, 6–4. In the quarterfinal she lost to Camille Pin 3–6, 3–6.

After coming through the qualifications, she reached the second round in Tashkent losing to no. 1 seed Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
6–1, 7–5.

In Opole
she won another ITF tournament, her second in 2008, and fourth overall. With this win she ended the year ranked 188.


Rus playing in the 2009 US Open

Rus failed at Hobart and 2009 Australian Open qualifying. Then she played some qualifying matches on few tournaments, but with no success. On the clay season she found her game and in Marbella she passed through the qualifying rounds, won in the first round, but lost to 3rd seed Kaia Kanepi 7–5, 6–2. A bigger result came at the 2nd Grand Slam of the season 2009 Roland Garros , where she came as world No. 142. She passed through the qualifying rounds, won her 1st round match against Olivia Sanchez 6–1, 6–1 but lost in 2nd round to Yaroslava Shvedova 6–0, 6–2. Then she played a few more tournaments but without much success. Then in the end of the season she won 10 of 11 matches. First at ITF Poitiers she passed through the qualifying rounds, won matches against 3rd seed Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
and Séverine Beltrame before losing in the quarterfinals to Pauline Parmentier . Then she played at ITF Nantes
where she won the title without dropping any set through the tournament. She came through with the victory against Renata Voráčová in the final 6–3, 6–2. She ended the year with a Win/Lost of 37–24.


Rus failed at the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Moorilla Hobart International and the 2010 Australian Open . She played few tournaments but her biggest result was in Marbella when she qualified to the 1st round. Then in Estoril she passed 3 qualifying round, won 2 matches in main draw but lost to Sorana Cîrstea 6–4, 6–1. She lost at the US Open qualifying 2nd round to junior 2010 Wimbledon Championships champion Kristýna Plíšková 7–6, 6–7, 2–6. She played at Koddaert Ladies Open. In 1st round she overcame 8th seed Tathiana Garbin 6–3, 6–2 and in the 2nd round, was better than Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek
6–1, 6–4. She lost in the quarterfinals to No.2 seed Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
6–3, 6–2. Then she played qualifying at the 2010 BGL Luxembourg Open , but she lost in 1st round to No. 5 seed Sorana Cîrstea 6–4, 3–6, 7–6. Later, she played in the Real Tennis
Masters Rotterdam final against Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek
, but lost 6–4, 6–2. She ended the year with a Win/Lost of 33–26.


Roland Garros 2011

Her first tournament was the 2011 Brisbane International , where she played through the qualifying rounds. In the first round, she defeated Isabella Holland 6–2, 6–2. In the second round, she defeated Olivia Rogowska 6–1, 6–7, 6–2, but then lost to Anna Tatishvili 6–2, 6–4. Rus next went through the qualifying rounds at the 2011 Medibank International Sydney . In the first round, she beat 1999 Wimbledon semifinalist Mirjana Lučić 6–4, 6–2, but in the second round, she lost against Bojana Jovanovski 6–2, 5–7, 7–5.

Then Rus went on to the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, where she went through the qualifying rounds, as the no. 18 seed. In the first round, she defeated Julia Cohen 6–3, 6–2. In the second, round she again defeated Isabella Holland 6–2, 6–3, and in the third qualifying round, Rus beat Kurumi Nara
Kurumi Nara
6–4, 6–1. In her first Australian Open main draw appearance, she defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–1, 3–6, 7–5, but she lost to no. 23 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the second round 6–1, 6–4.

Then, she played for the Netherlands
Fed Cup Team at Group I of the European/African Zone. She won all of her singles matches against Hungary, Romania, and Latvia, helping the Netherlands
with three victories. But they lost in the Promotional Play-off against Switzerland

She played at ITF Stockholm, where she won the doubles title with Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR), and she lost the singles final from Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 6–3. She withdrew from WTA Monterrey because of illnes. At BNP Paribas Open she played qualifications, but lost to Jamie Hampton 6–3, 6–7, 2–6. Next was ITF tournament The Bahamas Women\'s Open . Beating Jill Craybas 6–3, 6–4, Kristina Barrois (GER) 7–5, 6–2 in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, she met her doubles partner Anastasiya Yakimova and lost 6–3, 6–3. Then, she played qualifying matches for the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. In the first round, she defeated Japanese Misaki Doi 6–1, 6–2 and Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–4, 6–2 in the second qualifying round. In the main draw, she lost in the first round against Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 6–7, 6–4.

Next was the 2011 Andalucia Tennis
Experience , where she faced Dinara Safina in the first round, losing 6–3, 2–6, 4–6. She also lost in the first round at Fes 6–4, 4–6, 3–6 to Aravane Rezaï
Aravane Rezaï
. Then she played qualifying matches for the Estoril Open , beating Anne Kremer in the first round 6–0, 6–1, but losing against Sesil Karatancheva 7–5, 4–6, 2–6. She played the first round at the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
, losing against Maria Sharapova 6–2, 3–6, 2–6.

She continued on the ITF circuit, first at Saint-Gaudens. In the first round, Rus beat Claire de Gubernatis 6–1, 6–1, and in the second round Séverine Beltrame 6–3, 6–3. In the quarterfinal, she beat former junior No.1 Elina Svitolina 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, and in the semifinal Rus defeated Valeria Savinykh 7–5, 7–5. She lost to Anastasia Pivovarova
Anastasia Pivovarova
in the final 7–6, 6–7, 6–2. Then, she went on to the French Open and defeated Marina Erakovic 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 in the first round. In the second round, she defeated the No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters 3–6, 7–5, 6–1, after saving two match points. She lost to Maria Kirilenko 6–1, 6–1. Than she played at UNICEF Open where she defeated Indy de Vroome and Coco Vandeweghe before she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–2, 6–4. In Wimbledon qualifying first round she was better than Olivia Sanchez before she lost to Lindsay Lee-Waters in second round. Than she played at ITF Cuneo where she defeated Camilla Rosatello, Laura Pous Tió , Petra Martić
Petra Martić
and Mirjana Lučić but she lost to Anna Tatishvili 6–4, 6–3 in the final. She is playing at ITF Contrexéville where as a 1st seed defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 6–2 in the first round, Roxane Vaisemberg 6–0, 6–3 in the second, but she lost to Iryna Brémond 6–3, 7–6 in the QF. Than she played ITF Astana 3. She defeated Zarina Diyas 6–7, 6–3, 7–6 in the first round, but in second round against Ekaterina Bychkova
Ekaterina Bychkova
she retired in the 3rd set when Bychkova leads 2–0. After that she had tough trainings until the US Open where she defeated Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–2 but lost to Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–0 in the second round. After that, she played at ITF Nigbo and she lost to Yi-Fan Xu 6–4, 0–6, 6–3 in second round. Then she had three 1st round losses at Seoul (lost to Dulgheru 2–6, 6–0, 7–5), Pan Pacific open (lost to Pavlyuchenkova 6–4, 6–3) and at qualifying 1st round in Linz (lost to Broady 6–0, 6–2). Then she had huge break from tennis and played next tournament at ITF Dubai. She won matches against Erika Sema , Conny Perrin , Akgul Amanmuradova before she lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the semies.


Started year at Brisbane , lost Q 1st round match to Arantxa Parra Santonja 2–6, 7–6, 6–4 and lost to Vania King 5–7, 6–3, 6–1 in the same round at WTA Sydney. In her second Australian Open main draw appearance, she lost to Lesia Tsurenko
Lesia Tsurenko
7–6, 6–1.

She missed Fed Cup matches due tooth infection, she played in Qatar Q 1st round against Caroline Garcia , but lost 6–4, 6–3. Then, she went on in Dubai , she def. Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the Q 1st round 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, Ons Jabeur 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 in the 2nd before she lost to Simona Halep in final qualifying round 6–2, 6–2.

She went over to the Indian Wells Masters but lost to Elena Baltacha 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 in the first round. After that, she played an ITF tournament in Clearwater. She defeated Tetiana Luzhanska and Sachia Vickery before losing to Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco 6–4, 6–1. She then headed over to the Masters in Miami , she def. Caroline Garcia 2–6, 6–3, 6–1 before she lost to Misaki Doi 7–6, 6–2.

Then on her first clay tournament of the year, The Oaks Club Challenger , she won her first title after ITF Nantes
in 2009. She defeated Misaki Doi , (6) Irina Falconi , Florencia Molinero , (5) Edina Gallovits-Hall and in the final, Sesil Karatantcheva with 6–4, 6–1. She played in Charleston and lost in the first round against Anna Tatishvili in 3 sets. In Brussels she reached the second round after beating China's Zheng Jie 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, but had to retire because of a lower back injury in her 2nd round match against Sofia Arvidsson .

Rus entered the Roland Garros main draw based on her ranking. She reached the second round after Jamie Hampton retired with Rus leading 6–4, 4–3. She then beat Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
, who had a shock win over Serena Williams in the first round, in 2 sets. Subsequently, for the first time in her career, she reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam tournament with a victory in 3 sets over 25th seed Julia Görges 7–6, 2–6, 6–2. She lost in the fourth round from 23rd seed Kaia Kanepi in 1–6, 6–4, 0–6. Rus was the first Dutchwoman in 19 years to reach the fourth round in Paris, the last being Brenda Schultz-McCarthy in 1993.

Rus entered Wimbledon and beat Misaki Doi 7–5, 6–3 in the first round. She then shocked the 5th seeded Samantha Stosur 6–2, 0–6, 6–4 in the second round. She lost in the 3rd round to Peng Shuai 6–1, 6–2. It was her best Wimbledon result in her career. Afterwards, she reached the semifinals at a $100,000 tournament in Biarritz played on clay. Her last win at WTA level was in Dallas, as she went on to lose in the first round at the US Open, Seoul, Linz and Luxembourg

Rus finished the year ranked as the 68th player in the world.


Arantxa Rus
Arantxa Rus
at the 2013 Open GDF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer Alpes-Maritimes

Losing 4–6, 2-6 to Olga Puchkova
Olga Puchkova
in the first round of Wimbledon was her 17th loss at the WTA level in a row, tying the longest losing streak in WTA history. She ended this streak in Bad Gastein , where she defeated María Teresa Torró Flor
María Teresa Torró Flor
and Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals she lost to Yvonne Meusburger , who then went on to win the tournament in her homeland. Rus stopped playing WTA tournaments and proceeded to have success in the ITF circuit, winning four $25,000 singles titles on clay: at Fleurus, Alphen a/d Rijn, Vallduxo and Sant Cugat. She also won two doubles titles at Cagnes-sur-Mer and Taipei.

Rus's singles main draw win/loss ratio was 2–13 for WTA and Grand Slam level and 30–9 for ITF level. Her end of the season ranking was 160.


Her success in the ITF circuit the previous year allowed her to play the qualifying rounds of the major tournaments, failing to win a match at the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open. At the French Open, Rus beat Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first qualifying round, but lost to Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in the second round. She failed to qualify for several WTA tournaments: Brisbane, Florianopolis, Katowice Open, Ricoh Open and Bastad.

At the Fed Cup World Group II playoffs, Rus played two singles matches for the Netherlands, beating world number 100 Kurumi Nara
Kurumi Nara
and losing to Misaki Doi in three sets, ultimately the Netherlands
beat Japan with a score of 3-2.

Rus didn't reach a singles final at the ITF level that year, but she had success on clay again, reaching the semifinals of four $25,000 tournaments played in Chiasso, Wiesbaden, Brescia and Dobrich. She won a doubles title along with Demi Schuurs , at Fleurus. However, with an overall 21-16 win/loss ratio at ITF level, Rus finished the year as number 230 in the singles rankings.


In Frebuary, playing on indoor clay, the Netherlands
faced Slovakia at the Fed Cup World Group II tie, there, Rus scored wins against two top-100 players Magdalena Rybarikova and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova . The Netherlands
went on to win the tie 4-1 and moved on to the World Group playoffs. Playing the World Group playoffs against Australia and on indoor clay again, Rus, ranked 217th in the world, lost her first match against Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
, but beat 48th-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova in a 0–6 7–5 7–5 match, ultimately helping the Netherlands
get the win and a pass to the Fed Cup World Group for the first time since 1998. As a result of her performance, she was nominated for a Heart Award by the Fed Cup, ultimately losing to Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu .

Rus had little success in the 2015 ITF Women\'s Circuit . In January, she reached the semifinals of a $25,000 tournament in Daytona Beach , before losing to Belgium's Elise Mertens . In June, she reached the finals of a $15,000 tournament in Zeeland, Netherlands, losing to compatriot Quirine Lemoine
Quirine Lemoine
. In August, she lost to Kiki Bertens in the semifinals of a $25,000 tournament in Koksijde, Belgium . Rus reached three doubles finals, two alongside Lesley Kerkhove and one with Elise Mertens. Rus had a 23-24 singles win/loss ratio this year at the ITF circuit, not counting qualifying matches. She finished the year as the world number 289 in singles, her lowest year-end ranking since 2007.


Rus's low ranking meant she had to qualify for several ITF tournaments, successfully doing so seven times out of seven throughout the season. In February, she played on indoor carpet at $25,000 Altenkirchen , Germany, winning two qualifying rounds to enter the main draw, and winning another four matches to reach the final where she lost to Ysaline Bonaventure
Ysaline Bonaventure
. In July, she reached the semifinals of a $50,000 clay court tournament in Rome where she lost to Spain's Laura Pous-Tio . Rus reached the semifinals of another two $25,000 tournaments, both played on outdoor clay, in Aschaffenburg (where she had to win three qualifying rounds) and Leipzig
, losing both times at that stage. In October, she won back to back $25,000 titles in Thailand
and France. Rus reached the singles quarterfinals or better at eleven ITF tournaments this year. She also won three doubles titles.

Rus won 39 singles matches in the ITF circuit, and with a 39-21 win/loss ratio she finished the year in the top-200 for the first time since 2013, as the 174th singles player in the rankings, moving 115 spots up from the previous year.


For the first time since 2014, Rus played the qualifying rounds of a major, at the 2017 Australian Open , losing in the first round to Roumanian Ana Bogdan in three sets. In March, she reached the quarterfinals of a $60,000 hard court tournament in Zhuhai, China. In April, she lost in the quarters of a $25,000 clay court tournament in Mornington , Australia.

She played doubles for the Netherlands
at the Fed Cup, pairing Cindy Burger . Both times they played, it was a dead rubber. Netherlands lost their First Round in the World Group to Belarus, but beat Slovakia in the playoffs, staying in the World Group for 2018.

Rus went on a three match losing streak, which included a qualifying round at the Morocco Open , a WTA tournament. She broke this streak at the women\'s singles qualifying for the 2017 French Open , where she won her first two matches against Viktoriya Tomova
Viktoriya Tomova
and Antonia Lottner . She lost the last qualifying match against compatriot Quirine Lemoine in three sets.

Rus received a wildcard for the 2017 Ricoh Open , a WTA International tournament hosted in her homeland. This was Rus's first grasscourt tournament since 2014. In the first round, she upset 36-ranked Timea Babos in a 5–7, 6–2, 6–3 three setter. She won her second round match against Czech Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
in straight sets. In the Quarterfinals, she lost to eventual runner-up Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Natalia Vikhlyantseva
in straight sets. This performance marked Rus's first wins at WTA level since 2013, at the 2013 Gastein Ladies , where she also reached the quarterfinals. This also marked the first time Rus won a main draw grasscourt match since the 2012 Wimbledon Championships . As a result, Rus moved up 25 spots in the WTA rankings from world number 183 to 158, her highest ranking in almost three years.

She won her first WTA title in the 2017 Swedish Open doubles at Båstad, partnering Quirine Lemoine
Quirine Lemoine
. In the on-court television interview after the win Lemoine explained that the win was even more special because the two had been friends since they were 10 years old.


GIRLS\' SINGLES: 1 (1–0)


Winner 2008 Australian Open Hard Jessica Moore 6–3, 6–4




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loses record-tying 17th consecutive match". Retrieved 17 August 2013. * ^ "Barthel Races Through in Bad Gastein". 15 July 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2016. * ^ "Tennis: Dutch down Japan in Fed Cup World Group II playoffs". April 21, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017. * ^ " Netherlands
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(NED)". March 27, 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017. * ^ "Heart Award victory for Begu". April 16, 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017. * ^ "Rus rushes Babos out of \'s-Hertogenbosch". June 12, 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.


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