At Wimbledon , the pair lost in the quarterfinals to the Williams sisters. Makarova also progressed in grass court in singles, winning six out of eight matches, only to lose against doubles partner Elena Vesnina in the fourth round.
The duo finally won their first tournament title at the Rogers Cup and won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics for Russia ; this was the very first time that a Russian duo had won in the Olympic doubles event.
Ekaterina had the worst possible luck at the US Open by drawing the number one player in the world, Serena Williams in singles. She lost in straight sets.
Makarova and Vesnina had a good showing in doubles. Makarova defeated her doubles partner Elena Vesnina in the first round of the China Open.
Her next tournament was the Kremlin Cup , in her home country of Russia. She beat qualifier Nicole Gibbs in the first round, but lost to fellow countrywoman Daria Kasatkina in the second round.
She was also seeded as the top seed alongside her doubles partner Elena Vesnina, but were beaten in the first round by Daria Gavrilova and the same woman she lost to in singles, Daria Kasatkina.
Makarova began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to Misaki Doi 1 , Petersburg Open she lost in the first round to doubles partner Vesnina.
In Dubai she could reach the third round before losing to Lauren Davis. Makarova faced top-ranked Kerber in the first round of the French Open , beating her in two sets; this was the first time in the French Open history and the first time in the Open Era tennis history since that a number-one ranked player failed to reach the second round.
This was the first " double bagel " in the women's doubles tournament final since Makarova got into the third round of the Rogers Cup , defeating 7th-seeded Johanna Konta en route but eventually losing to Lucie Safarova.
She again reached third round at the Cincinnati Masters , crushing 3rd-seeded Kerber en route but losing to Sloane Stephens. Makarova thrice in a row defeated a top in the second round of the US Open , 5th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, for the first time in her career after seven losses in a row against her.
Makarova at best could reach the second round of any tournament this season. One of her best result that season was beating World No.
She rebounded at the Wimbledon , reaching the 3rd Round after beating Petra Martic and 2nd-seeded Caroline Wozniacki , both in three sets.
In doubles, she and Vesnina reached the top position of the world ranking for the first time in their careers.
This happened after their resultative performances, by reaching the finals of the Australian Open and the Miami Open and by collecting the Madrid Open trophy.
Following the French Open , the pair became the new World No. Makarova is an all-court player who uses power and angles to set up passing shots.
She is noted for her left-handed slice serve, often used to stretch opponents into uncomfortable positions.
She attacks the return by shifting her wrist to disguise the direction of her forehand, or by hitting deep and aggressively with her backhand.
Makarova hits powerfully on both wings, and is largely known for her aggressive groundstrokes. Being a left-handed player, she is particularly comfortable hitting backhands in the deuce court, with several of her winners coming from that side.
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.
As of August , Makarova is one of just two left-handed players the other being Angelique Kerber to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the Australian Open.
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US Open mixed doubles champions. Top ten European female doubles tennis players as of 8 October Ekaterina Makarova 5 1.
Kristina Mladenovic 6 7. Demi Schuurs 8 9. Elena Vesnina 11 1 Elise Mertens 13 2. Top Russian female singles tennis players as of 22 October Daria Kasatkina 10 4 2.
Maria Sharapova 29 1 3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 42 2 4. Ekaterina Makarova 59 2 5. Evgeniya Rodina 86 1. Ekaterina Alexandrova 87 7. Anastasia Potapova 94 8.
Anna Blinkova 97 2 9. Svetlana Kuznetsova Margarita Gasparyan Top Russian female doubles tennis players as of 22 October Ekaterina Makarova 5 2.
Elena Vesnina 14 3 3. Irina Khromacheva 48 1 4. Alla Kudryavtseva 54 1 5. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 55 1. Vera Zvonareva 56 1 7. Veronika Kudermetova 78 3 8.
Alexandra Panova 96 82 9. Natela Dzalamidze 4 Yana Sizikova 1. WTA Year-end championships — doubles winners.
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