Ekaterina Makarova Player Profile
Makarova: Troubled by a calf injury
The Russian has become a consistent feature in the latter stages of Grand Slam tournaments in recent times.
Wimbledon last year brought a run to the quarter-finals and included a crushing win over former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska.
Since then she's been to the last four in both New York and Melbourne to show she's a player to be reckoned with at the highest level and it's therefore no surprise she managed to crack the world's top 10 this season, even if she suffered a disappointing return to SW19 with a second-round exit.
In terms of style of play, Makarova looks to set up winners by using good angles on her groundstrokes and also possesses a good left-handed serve, which should be a weapon on this surface.
However, she pulled out of a recent semi-final in Washington with a calf injury which was hardly ideal preparation for the US Open and a subsequent second-round exit in Toronto leaves her with plenty to prove.
Makarova does have a US Open doubles title to her name but a first singles slam seems unlikely.
- Nationality: RUS
- Date Of Birth: June 7, 1988
- Became Pro: 2004
- Height: 1.78 m
|06/09/15||K Mladenovic||US Open||R4||Lost||6-72, 6-4, 1-6|
|04/09/15||E Svitolina||US Open||R3||Won||6-3, 7-5|
|02/09/15||L Davis||US Open||R2||Won||6-1, 6-2|
|31/08/15||T Pereira||US Open||R1||Won||6-3, 6-3|
|12/08/15||P Hercog||WTA Rogers Cup||R2||Lost||6-2, 6-72, 7-5|
|11/08/15||A Tatishvili||WTA Rogers Cup||R1||Won||3-6, 3-6|
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