At , she drew in the first round, but fell to the Kazakh in what was a rain delayed straight-set encounter. She advanced to the third round with a victory over but lost to Belgian in straight sets while fighting for a spot in the last 16. Mladenovic continued to shine, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 3—6, 7—6, 6—2 Mladenovic had never beaten Wozniacki in three previous encounters before losing to eventual champion Elena Vesnina in the semifinals. At the , Mladenovic's poor form in singles continued, losing her first round match in straight sets to world No. She again reached third round at the , crushing 3rd-seeded Kerber en route but losing to Sloane Stephens.
She then stunned at the İstanbul Cup the third seed , but lost in the semifinals to No. I liked him in the photographs. In she could reach the third round before losing to. In her next tournament, the , she retired in second set of her first-round match against the Australian wildcard due to heat stress.
She lost in the first round to 6-7 1 , 4-6. Journalists have noted her cross-court forehand, describing it as a powerful finishing shot. Her successful season in doubles qualified her for the. In the Round of 16, she defeated 13-time Grand Slam champion to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career. She possesses a powerful serve, and her height of 1. Makarova defeated 16th seed Maria Kirilenko at the in the second round before losing to in the third round.
Her movement around the court is very good, considering her height and her footwork, but this can be exposed as a weakness when she needs to recover. As I said, Czech and Slovak names and surnames are pretty similar, almost identical, with only some exceptions being there, e. In the , she was defeated in the second round by. When returning first serves, Makarova often makes a series of quick stomps in place before blocking the shot back across the net; she attacks second serves by moving inside the baseline and hitting the ball at an angle.
In singles, Makarova surprisingly lost to in the second round. However, she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in the second round. In doubles, Mladenovic and Garcia, once again the No. But as far as I found, she is Slovak. Mladenovic won the event partnering , beating Ekaterina Makarova and in the final. Mladenovic lost her opening singles matches both in straight sets in her next two tournaments, to Tímea Babos and Victoria Azarenka in and respectively.
Makarova defeated five top-20 players in the tournament, emerging victorious over No. It was her first grand slam title of any kind. The pair were defeated in the semifinals. In the round of 32 she was beaten by eventual semifinalist.
However, she and Nestor rebounded at the mixed doubles at capturing her first grand slam title. The pair won their first tie against Germany's Andrea Petkovic and 2—1 Mladenovic lost her singles match against Petkovic , and their second tie against Great Britain's and Heather Watson 3—0. Makarova made it to the third round of the , but lost to Petra Kvitová in the third round. At the , Mladenovic lost to eventual finalist and good friend , despite having match point opportunities. Opening up about the loss, Mladenovic stated that it was not about injury anymore, that it was just a bad day and that it could not continue like that.
Makarova lost her opener at to after having a first round bye but reached the quarterfinals at the where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. They should give us 100,000 roubles instead, we'll be happy with it. At , Makarova retired against Petra Kvitová in the second round. Similarly, Richard Pagliaro of Tennis. She reached second rounds at , the , and the , until enduring a 7-match losing streak spanning the , the , the , the , the , and the.