Ekaterina Alexandrova – A sought-after tennis player

Ekaterina Alexandrova is a Russian professional tennis player. In her tennis career to date, she has won seven titles on the ITF circuit, 3 WTA 125 titles and a WTA singles title. She speaks fluently in Russian and Czech, and English to a lesser extent. Alexandrova has also been contemplating on whether or not to acquire Czech citizenship, which would only benefit her when it comes to travel visas. Although she hasn’t decided on this yet, it would ultimately matter in terms of representing her choice of country in tournaments as she currently plays for Russia, but resides in Czech Republic.

She is amongst the few tennis players to repeatedly win big at the Open de Limoges. She has had a successful career so far and if she continues with the same momentum you will see a spike in her career rankings sooner than anticipated.

Bio table

Age 27
Height 1.75 meters
Nationality Russia
Coach Evgeny
Prize money US$ 3,110,823
Highest ranking No. 25
Current ranking No. 43
Social media profile Instagram – @ekaterina_alexandrova94

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Ekaterina Evgenyevna Alexandrova was born on 15th november, 1994, in Chelyabinsk, Russia. 
  • She has been residing and training in Prague, Czech Republic, since 1996.
  • She lived with her parents and has two siblings, a brother and a sister.
  • Her father Evgeny is her coach
  • She fell in love with tennis and started playing at the age of six.
  • Growing, up she idolized Steffi Graf
  • Choosing from her contemporary players, she mostly admires Roger Federer and Serena Williams
  • Her personal life is lesser known to the public. She is presumed to be single and unmarried. Her major focus right now is on her career.

Career

  • 2016 – At the 2016 Katowice Open, Alexandrova made her WTA tour singles debut, where she qualified for the main draw after surviving the qualifying rounds as an unseeded player. She then defeated world no. 115, Klara Koukalova before losing to Camila Giorgi. That year she also qualified for a Grand Slam tournament at the Wimbledon Championships for the first time. This was the first grass tournament of her career. She claimed her first WTA 125 title at the Open de Limoges, which turned out to be the biggest title of her career.
  • 2017 – She had a decent presence on the WTA tour but did not achieve any major success. With her consecutive title runs at Pingshan Open and Open de Seine-et-Marne, she made her top 100 debut. 
  • 2018 – The year saw Alexandrova have a breakthrough season on the WTA tour. She reached her first WTA quarter final at the Korean Open. She also reached the final of a WTA tournament for the first time, in Linz, making this an astonishing run at another international tournament. As tradition, she claimed the title yet again for the second time at the Open de Limoges, cementing herself in the top 10 rankings. She closed the season at no. 74.
  • 2019  – Alexandrova was defeated by Zhang Shuai in the second round of the US Open. Even so, she became the highest ranking Russian after this tournament. At the Open de Limoges, she lifted the trophy as the top seed, closing her season with a triumph for the third time in her career.
  • 2020 – Starting her 2020 season at the Shenzhen Open, she claimed her first WTA singles title, defeating seventh seed Elena Rybakina in the final.This spectacular win made her the first player to win a WTA tournament in the new decade. The year also saw her representing Russia for the first time in her career in the Fed cup as Russia no. 1, against Romania. Her tight win over the home team helped book Russia’s spot in the inaugural Fed cup finals.She ended the season at no. 33.
  • 2021 – Alexandrova represented Russia at the Summer Olympics, however, she lost to Nadia Podorska in the second round. The Russia team won the inaugural Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Prague and Alexandrova was part of the team. Although she lost the only match she competed in, Russia eventually was able to defeat France in a tie, and win the title at the end of the week.

Prize Money Earnings

Alexandrova has earned US$ 3,110,823 during her tennis career. As of 2021, her estimated net worth stands between $3-5 million.

Endorsements and Sponsored

  • Fila – Alexandrova is in a sponsorship agreement with Fila from 2020, to endorse the brand apparel and shoes.
  • Wilson – She also has a sponsorship deal with one of the leading racket brands, Wilson. She uses the Wilson Blade 98 racket.
  • Lotto – She had a deal with Lotto, which has now expired.

Trivia

  • Alexandrova’s family moved to Czech after traveling to the city for a youth tournament, attracted by the local availability of tennis courts compared to Russia in 1996.
  • While starting off in tennis, she was ignored by both countries until 2016. Today she is one of the most sought-after tennis players.