| Dmytro Brichek|
| Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko|
30 May 1989 (age 26)
Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1989-05-30)
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Viktor Tsurenko, Larysa Tsurenko
Lesia Tsurenko Wikipedia
Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko (Ukrainian: Леся Вікторівна Цуренко; born 30 May 1989 in Volodymyrets) is a Ukrainian tennis player.
Tsurenko has won three singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 17 July 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 29. On 16 August 2010, she peaked at world number 116 in the doubles rankings.
In 2013, Tsurenko reached the semifinals of the WTA Premier Brisbane International tournament, after entering the draw as a lucky loser replacing Maria Sharapova; she defeated Jarmila Gajdošová and Daniela Hantuchová before losing in three sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Having qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, she again faced Pavlyuchenkova, the 24th seed. This time Tsurenko won in three sets. She then beat fellow qualifier Daria Gavrilova in the second round, but lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the third. Tsurenko continued her good run of form on the North American hard courts, as she reached the third round at the BNP Paribas Open as a qualifier; she defeated Ayumi Morita and Yaroslava Shvedova before falling to Petra Kvitová. She reached a then career-high ranking of number 60 in the world.
After nearly falling out of the world's top 200 prior to Wimbledon in 2014, Tsurenko experienced a mid-career revival. After qualifying for Wimbledon, Tsurenko defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier to set up a second round meeting with Simona Halep; Tsurenko pushed the number 2 seed to three sets before losing out on a possible third round appearance. She did however proceed to reach her first final on the ITF Women's Circuit in nearly two years, losing in the final of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open to Jarmila Wolfe in three sets. She also reached the semifinals of the Tashkent Open before losing to eventual champion Karin Knapp. Her late-season run ensured she'd finish inside the world's top 100 for the second year in a row.
In 2015, Tsurenko reached the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open, again as a qualifier, defeating Annika Beck, Andrea Petkovic, Alizé Cornet and Eugenie Bouchard before retiring against Jelena Janković in the quarterfinals due to an ankle injury she suffered in defeating Bouchard. After again reaching the second round of Wimbledon and losing to Irina-Camelia Begu, Tsurenko won her first WTA singles title in Istanbul, defeating Urszula Radwańska in final. As a result, she reached a career-high ranking of world number 47. Her good form continued into the summer as she qualified for the Rogers Cup in Toronto by beating Nicole Gibbs and Lara Arruabarrena. She then defeated Yanina Wickmayer, Wimbledon finalist Garbiñe Muguruza and Carina Witthöft, before succumbing to Sara Errani in the quarterfinals.
Her good form continued at the Connecticut Open. As a lucky loser, replacing Simona Halep, she defeated number five seed Karolína Plíšková in straight sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she eventually lost to French Open finalist Lucie Šafářová. Tsurenko found revenge one week later at the US Open, defeating the Czech sixth seed Lucie Šafářová in the first round. However, she lost to Varvara Lepchenko in round two.