Lesia Viktorivna Tsurenko is a female professional tennis player who was born on May 30, 1989. The Ukrainian was born in Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, but currently resides in Kiev, Ukraine and is coached by Dmytro Brichek. Tsurenko started playing tennis when she was just 6 years old, after her parents introduced her to the sport, and favors backhand shots.
It was in 2007 that Tsurenko started playing events in the ITF Circuit. Around two years later, she played her first WTA main draw at an event in Tashkent, but fell during the first round. It took Tsurenko four years before she was able to reach the Top 100, finishing at No. 70 in 2013. Since then, she has consistently stayed within the ranks and climbed little by little.
Her breakthrough was in 2015 when she finished at No. 33, almost at Top 30. The following year, Tsurenko made her first Grand Slam fourth round appearance at the US Open after she defeated Irina-Camelia Begu. It was also during this year that she won her second WTA title.
In the 2016 US Open, she made her first fourth round Grand Slam appearance. In the following year, she earned a new career-high by entering the top 30 at number 29 after winning her third WTA single titles at the Acapulco Open. She won her fourth WTA title at the 2019 Acapulco Open again and had her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in the US Open.
So far, Tsurenko has a career record of 382 matches won and 254 matches lost. She also won 4 WTA titles plus 6 ITF Circuit titles in singles. The highest rank she was able to achieve was at No. 29 in July 2017. As of February 2018, however, she stands at No. 40 in the ranks. She also has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament title, although she has played recently at the 2017 Wimbledon.
• 382–254 (60.06%) career record – singles• 4 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - singles• 6 International Tennis Federation career titles – singles• 107–65 career record - doubles• 8 International Tennis Federation career titles – doubles