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Jan 21st, 2012, 02:27 PM



Name: Helen Ploskina
Born: 20th April 1997 (16 years old)
Birth Place: Odessa, Ukraine
Age Started Tennis: 7 years old
Coach: Eduard Makarov
Favourite Surface: Clay
Favourite Player: Rafael Nadal
Career High WTA Ranking: #888
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: #20

Career Highlights

2008 14&U International Childrens Day Cup Quarterfinalist

2009 14&U International Childrens Day Cup Quarterfinalist
2009 14&U Chisinau Open Finalist

2010 14&U Akademik Cup Semifinalist
2010 14&U International Childrens Day Cup Champion
2010 14&U Memorial Tchernitskoy Champion
2010 16&U Sport 2000 Tennis Europe Junior Tour Finalist
2010 16&U Tennis Austria European Junior Tour Finalist
2010 16&U Chisinau Open Semifinalist

2011 14&U Akademik Cup Champion
2011 14&U The Tipos Piestany Cup Champion
2011 ITF G5 Head Cup Champion
2011 14&U BNP Paribas Cup Stade Français Paris Semifinalist
2011 14&U European Junior Championships Semifinalist
2011 ITF G5 Orange Cup Champion
2011 ITF G5 President Cup Champion
2011 ITF G4 New Delhi Junior Tournament Champion

2012 ITF G2 Inka Bowl Quarterfinalist
2012 ITF G2 Istres International Junior Tournament Quarterfinalist
2012 ITF G2 Pancevo International Champion
2012 ITF G3 Messika Open Champion

2013 ITF G2 Donetsk City Cup Finalist
2013 ITF G1 Perin Memorial Semifinalist
2013 ITF G1 Trofeo Juan Carlos Fererro Champion
2013 ITF GA Trofeo Bonfiglio Quarterfinalist

Jan 21st, 2012, 02:28 PM
Here are some photos of Helen.

2011 U14 Akademik Cup Champion


2011 U14 The Tipos Piestany Cup Champion


2011 U14 The Tipos Piestany Cup Doubles Champion (with Ana Konjuh)


2011 U14 European Junior Championships Semifinalist


Feb 12th, 2012, 07:10 AM
These past few weeks Helen has been playing some G2 ITF junior events in South America. Understandably she had a tougher time than than the lower level events she was playing in at the end of last year, but she still managed to win some matches which will help her ranking. :)

Nicholas Machiavello, G2, Manta, Ecuador

1R: (Q)Louisa Chirico (USA) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-7(4) 6-0 6-2

Inka Bowl, G2, Arequipa, Peru

1R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Ana Sofia Cordero (PUR) 6-0 6-1
2R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Gabriella De Santis (VEN) 6-0 6-0
3R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (6)Blair Shankle (USA) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3
QF: Erin Routliffe (CAN) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 2-6 7-6(3) 6-4

Condor De Plata, G2, La Paz, Bolivia

2R: (13)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (WC)Guadalupe Delgado (BOL) 6-2 6-2
3R: (4)Candelaria Sedano-Acosta (ITA) df. (13)Helen Ploskina WALKOVER

Feb 12th, 2012, 11:32 PM
The tour was probably a little bit disappointing for her, but she'll bounce back. Found this news profile of her from the juniortennis.ru youtube channel, no clue what they are saying :lol:


May 3rd, 2012, 02:39 AM
Here are Helen's latest results. Maybe she needs to go back to some G4/G5 events. :unsure: She's now Top 200 in the ITF Junior rankings though. :)

City of Florence International Tournament, G2, Florence, Italy

1R: Gabriela Pantuckova (CZE) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-1 7-5

Open Junior de Cap D'Ail, G2, Cap D'Ail, France

1R: (2)Iva Mekovec (CRO) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-3 7-5

Istres International Junior Tournament, G2, Istres, France

1R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (WC)Jennifer Zerbone (FRA) 1-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (5)Natalia Vajdova (SVK) 6-0 6-0
QF: (Q)Harmony Tan (FRA) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 2-6 6-2 6-1

Open International Juniors de Beaulieu Sur Mer, G1, Beaulieu Sur Mer, France

1R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Fiona Codino (FRA) 6-1 6-1
2R: (15)Kimberley Zimmermann (BEL) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 0-6 7-5 6-3

Sep 10th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Well finally Helen is doing well again! She won a G2 in Serbia and beat some really good players! :eek: She also won the doubles title with Rebeka Stolmar. I think she'll be just outside the Top 100 now. Great that she seems to be back on track. :yeah:

Pancevo International, G2, Pancevo, Serbia

1R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (WC)Milica Panic (SRB) 6-1 6-2
2R: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (4)Anastasiya Rychagova (RUS) 6-4 6-1
QF: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (8)Nina Potocnik (SLO) 6-4 6-1
SF: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (6)Dea Herdzelas (BIH) 6-2 6-2
F: Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (2)Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 6-4 3-6 6-3

Sep 13th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Cool :)

Nov 3rd, 2012, 11:46 PM
BTW Guys, I am friends with Helena on Facebook so if you need me to ask her some questions, I am happy to :)

Losing Streak
Feb 12th, 2013, 09:39 PM
Helen started her season last week, she played G2 Donetsk City Cup and reached the final. :yeah: She was Seed #2 and lost to the Seed #1 Viktoriya Lushkova in the final, 6-3 4-6 4-6. :hug: Quite close! :D

Thanks to this final, she moved up 31 spots in the rankings, with a new CHR of 65! :bounce: :yeah:

Playing G2 Trofeul D Sturdza this week as Seed #4. :) GL! :hearts: :cheer:

Losing Streak
Feb 12th, 2013, 09:42 PM
Her runner-up trophy :awww: :hug:




You can follow her on Twitter (http://twitter.com/HelenPloskina) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/helen_ploskina/) btw! ;)

Losing Streak
Feb 15th, 2013, 02:41 PM
She lost in R2 to (Q)Anastasia Pribylova 6-4 6-7(11) 4-6 :sobbing: :awww:

Close loss :hug:

Losing Streak
Feb 24th, 2013, 04:37 AM

Losing Streak
Feb 25th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Playing G2 Aivaras Balzekas Memorial Cup this week! She's Seed 4 and will play the very young and tricky qualifier Anna Kalinskaya in R1.:)

Losing Streak
Feb 26th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Lost to Kalinskaya 6-3 4-6 2-6 :sad: :hug: Kalinskaya is very impressive though

Losing Streak
Mar 21st, 2013, 01:15 AM
G1 Perin Memorial (Croatia) - she's Seed 6

R1 d. Dzina Milovanovic 1-6 6-2 6-2
R2 d. (WC)Tea Jandric 1 & 2 :yeah:
R3 vs. Luca Fabian :cheer::cheer:

Losing Streak
Mar 22nd, 2013, 05:46 PM
She beat Fabian 3 & 2 :yeah:

QF d. Dalma Galfi 7-5 6-2 :cool:
SF vs. (1)Barbora Krejcikova :scared: :cheer:

Losing Streak
Mar 22nd, 2013, 06:03 PM



Losing Streak
Mar 23rd, 2013, 04:30 PM
She lost to Krejcikova 1 & 2 :hug: Another great week! :yeah:

Losing Streak
Mar 27th, 2013, 02:15 AM
Moves up 16 spots in the ranking, now at #52 :yeah:

Losing Streak
Apr 11th, 2013, 06:37 PM
G1 Trofeo Juan Carlos Ferrerro - she's Seed 5

R1 - bye
R2 d. Monika Stanikova 2 & 1 :yeah:
R3 vs. (12)Mayar Sherif :cheer::cheer:

Losing Streak
Apr 12th, 2013, 12:54 PM
She beat Sherif 6-3 7-6(2). :yeah::yeah:

QF vs. (2)Veronika Kudermetova - nice test :bounce:

Losing Streak
Apr 13th, 2013, 04:56 AM
She passed it! Won 2-6 6-1 6-3 :worship: :hearts:

SF vs. Valeriya Urzhumova :cheer:

Losing Streak
Apr 13th, 2013, 04:26 PM
She won 1 & 4!

F vs. (1)Darya Kasatkina - hope she can grab a set (or more! :oh:) :cheer:

Apr 14th, 2013, 03:56 AM
:D Win :yeah:

Apr 14th, 2013, 04:07 AM
Good luck, Helen! :D Kasatkina has been on fire this year, so I'm not sure of her chances. :(


Losing Streak
Apr 14th, 2013, 02:25 PM
She won! :eek: :bowdown: Beat the GOAT 3-6 7-5 6-4 :aparty: :worship:

Apr 14th, 2013, 02:32 PM
OMG :eek:
A G1 :D
Thought she'd have no chance as I've seen her hit and she didn't look very powerful...
But so happy :D :cheer:

Losing Streak
Apr 14th, 2013, 02:56 PM
"Vaaaaamooooosss!!!!The best week in my life! I love you,Spain ♥"


Apr 14th, 2013, 03:20 PM
congrats too Helen she really doing well in juniors , I wonder what will be her new junior ranking after this win

Losing Streak
Apr 14th, 2013, 09:03 PM
More pics :D

"Thanks for support <3"



Losing Streak
Apr 14th, 2013, 10:26 PM





With Torro-Flor!



Semifinalist in dubs with Parazinskaite






Apr 16th, 2013, 04:49 AM
Trofeo Juan Carlos Ferrerro, Villena, Spain, G1

2R: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Monika Stanikova (SVK) 6-2 6-1
3R: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (12)Mayar Sherif (EGY) 6-3 7-6(2)
QF: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (2)Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 2-6 6-1 6-3
SF: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Valeriya Urzhumova (RUS) 6-1 6-4
F: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (1)Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 3-6 7-5 6-4


What a win, what a week! :D This was a very strong field for a G1 and to beat both Kudermetova and Kasatkina in particular is extremely impressive. Up to #23 on the rankings :)

This week Helen's playing in G2 Open Obralia International Junior Pilar De La Horadada in Alicante, Spain.

Thanks for the photos Mary Chain :yeah:

Apr 16th, 2013, 08:02 AM
I am not sure what I thunk of this new generation. Some of them seem to be extremely impressive but I don't see any of them going even close to winning a Grand Slam, especially if Konjuh, Siniakova, Kontaveit etc. are participating...

Apr 18th, 2013, 06:09 AM
Helen got double-bagelled in Round 2 of G2 Alicante by Sara Ottomano :facepalm: :help:

Losing Streak
Apr 18th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Well Ottomano is always a tricky player, but yeah, double bagelled... :unsure:

Losing Streak
Apr 18th, 2013, 05:38 PM


"Sleeping all day long:) #lazywednesday" - That must account for the horrendous defeat :haha:


Losing Streak
Apr 19th, 2013, 11:05 PM
Today's Helen B-day, turning 16 :awww: :smooch: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN! :aparty: :cheer:

Apr 20th, 2013, 01:43 AM
Today's Helen B-day, turning 16 :awww: :smooch: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN! :aparty: :cheer:

Happy Birthday!! :hug: :cheer: :) :aparty:

Apr 20th, 2013, 03:15 AM
Happy 16th Birthday to Helen! :aparty:

Apr 21st, 2013, 07:47 PM
(7)Madalina Gojnea (ROU) v Marina Melnikova (RUS)
(Q)Sherazad Benamar (FRA) v (JE)Petra Uberalova (SVK)
(Q)Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) v (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR)
(2)Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) v (wc)Yosr Elmi (TUN)

Playing an ITF Pro event in Tunis

Apr 22nd, 2013, 03:04 PM
She lost 6-2 6-0 :(
Apparently she played very badly but still, it was her first Pro tournament since 2011 :)
I really hope to see her in some 10Ks :)

May 23rd, 2013, 12:04 PM
International Junior Tournament "Citta' Di Santa Croce", Santa Croce Sull'Arno, Italy, G1

2R: (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Ksenia Laskutova (RUS) 6-2 4-6 6-2
3R: Szabina Szlavikovics (HUN) df. (5)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-2 6-1

Trofeo Bonfiglio, Milan, Italy, GA

1R: (16)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. Akvile Parazinskaite (LTU) 6-3 6-4
2R: (16)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (WC)Beatrice Torelli (ITA) 6-4 6-1
3R: (16)Helen Ploskina (UKR) df. (1)Antonia Lottner (GER) 6-2 7-5
QF: (16)Helen Ploskina (UKR) vs. (12)Katy Dunne (GBR)


Great week so far for Helen in Milan! :yeah: Very good win over Lottner, the world #3.

May 23rd, 2013, 02:15 PM
OMG :eek:
After Lottner beat Silich 0 and 1 I was literally expecting bagels :lol:
She has a great shot now at many points :inlove:
She continues to surprise me :D
She's obviously not a puddler anymore, but a Double Bagel by Ottomano and then this: she is a truly intriguing player :yeah:

May 23rd, 2013, 02:20 PM
She definitely seems to be very inconsistent. Her result last week was quite poor, but now she has a great week :lol: :p

May 25th, 2013, 02:13 AM
Trofeo Bonfiglio, Milan, Italy, GA

QF: (12)Katy Dunne (GBR) df. (16)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 2-6 6-4 6-4

Jun 1st, 2013, 12:56 PM
Helen's draw for Roland Garros :wavey:

(15)Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Ilka Csoregi (ROU)
(WC)Estelle Cascino (FRA) vs. Hikari Yamamoto (JPN)
Sandra Samir (EGY) vs. Helen Ploskina (UKR)
(4)Varvara Flink (RUS) vs. (Q)Kristina Schmiedlova (SVK)

Jun 1st, 2013, 01:03 PM
Very difficult...
She should get past Samir but even if she beats Flink or Schmiedlova, I highly doubt she'd beat Anett given her form...

Jun 3rd, 2013, 01:48 AM
Roland Garros, Paris, France, GA

R1: Sandra Samir (EGY) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 5-7 6-3 6-3

Jun 30th, 2013, 01:00 PM
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, GA

R1: (15)Louisa Chirico (USA) df. Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-3 1-6 6-2

Jul 18th, 2013, 12:06 AM
ITF Junior Open Linz 2013, Austria, G1

R1: (3)Helen Ploskina (UKR) v Bye
R2: (Q)Jasmine Paolini (ITA) d. (3)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 63 16 62

Jul 18th, 2013, 12:07 AM
Still in double through but her form has been so-so after winning at Trofeo Juan Carlos Ferrerro

Jul 26th, 2013, 04:04 PM
$75,000 Donetsk (UKR)

Singles Qualifying Draw

(1)Veronika Kapshay (UKR) v (wc)Alisa Tymofeyeva (UKR)
Anastasiya Vasylyeva (UKR) v (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR)
Christina Shakovets (GER) v Anna Bogoslavets (UKR)
(6)Deniz Khazaniuk (ISR) v Polina Pekhova (BLR)

Jul 26th, 2013, 04:05 PM
Kind of too early to be playing such a big event in my opinion.

Don't expect her to do well, but good luck anyway. :)

Jul 26th, 2013, 04:12 PM
It the Qualifying Draw I hoping she could make the main Draw, but yeah I agree it is early too be playing big event like that I think a good time would be after the U.S. Open. I think she should be trying too get inside the top 10 in junior ranking. But let see how it plays out it might go well & help her in the long run

Jul 26th, 2013, 09:09 PM
A win over Vasylyeva is possible but it becomes exponentially harder after that :(

Jul 27th, 2013, 11:16 PM
$75,000 Donetsk (UKR)

Singles Qualifying Draw

Anastasiya Vasylyeva (UKR) d. (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 64 62 :sad:

Jul 27th, 2013, 11:17 PM
I wonder where she playing next

Jul 28th, 2013, 02:21 AM
A bit of a bitter loss but that's expected when you are thrown into this high level on a surface she is unfamiliar with :(

Aug 13th, 2013, 06:37 AM
Just look at the U.S. Open Juniors Acceptance List and Helen Ploskina pull out, but is on the list too play either Pancevo International in Serbia which is an Grade 2 or Moser Czech Junior Open 2013 in Czech Republic also an Grade 2. Do anyone else think that kinda odd too pull outta U.S. Open too an Grade 2 event ?

Sep 3rd, 2013, 02:49 AM
Pancevo International, Serbia G2

Her Draw

(1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) vs. (wc)Bojana Petrovic (SRB)
Maia Lumsden (GBR) vs. Manca Pislak (SLO)
(wc)Evgeniya Levashova (RUS) vs. (wc)Nina Marjanovic (SRB)
(Q)Nina Alibalic (CRO) vs. (6)Bianka Bekefi (HUN)

Sep 8th, 2013, 02:37 AM
Pancevo International, Serbia G2

R1: (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) def. (wc)Bojana Petrovic (SRB) 6-0 6-0
R2: (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) def. Maia Lumsden (GBR) 6-4 6-0
QF: (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) def. (wc)Evgeniya Levashova (RUS) 6-1 6-2
SF: (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) def. Ksenia Laskutova (RUS) 6-0 6-3
F: (SE)Katarina Jokic (BIH) def. (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 7-6(9) 6-4

Sep 11th, 2013, 01:17 PM
15th Serbia Junior Open Novi Sad 2013 , Serbia G2

R1: (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) def. Lilla Barzo (HUN) 6-1 6-0
R2: (Q)Seone Mendez (AUS) def. (1)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-2 6-4

Sep 30th, 2013, 06:40 PM
10,000$ Sharm El Sheikh

(1)Margarita Lazareva (RUS) v BYE
Andressa Cristina Souza (BRA) v (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR)
Evgeniya Svintsova (RUS) v Ksenia Dmitrieva (RUS)
(7)Samira Giger (SUI) v Samantha Koelliker (SUI)

Oct 5th, 2013, 02:43 PM
10,000$ Sharm El Sheikh

R1: (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. Andressa Cristina Souza (BRA) 60 60
R2: (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (1)Margarita Lazareva (RUS) 75 64
QF: (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (7)Samira Giger (SUI) 62 61
SF: (3)Anna Morgina (RUS) d. (wc)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 75 63

Oct 5th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Nice run here at Sharm El Sheikh for her

Oct 5th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Great run for Helen! :yeah:

Oct 5th, 2013, 07:52 PM
Shame she couldn't make Final vs Soylu but still a great week :D Now onto the next one :) :armed:

Oct 7th, 2013, 04:14 PM
10,000$ Sharm El Sheikh F39

(5)Samira Giger (SUI) v BYE
(SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) v (wc)Ella Leivo (FIN)
Reem Fayed (EGY) v Sneha Padamata (IND)
(3)Natasha Palha (IND) v BYE

Oct 14th, 2013, 01:31 AM
10,000$ Sharm El Sheikh F39

R1: (SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (wc)Ella Leivo (FIN) 61 63
R2: (SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (5)Samira Giger (SUI) 76(0) 63
QF: (SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (3)Natasha Palha (IND) 60 64
SF: (SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. (2)Anna Morgina (RUS) 57 10 Ret.
F: (1)Yana Sizikova (RUS) d. (SE)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 62 62

Oct 14th, 2013, 01:31 AM
Tough lost in the final but still a great 2 weeks

Oct 14th, 2013, 07:52 PM
Pic of her Runner-up trophies at Sharm El Sheikh


Oct 15th, 2013, 01:19 PM
Helen's getting some good results in these $10Ks! :D

Will she be getting a WTA ranking soon?

Oct 15th, 2013, 01:26 PM
^ Would think she should have a WTA consider she made the Semi at one event & Finals at the other

Oct 15th, 2013, 01:34 PM
Yeah, I think next week she'll be Top 900.

Oct 15th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Yeah, I think next week she'll be Top 900.

Just saw on live ranking she be ranked at 889

Oct 15th, 2013, 08:19 PM
Good that she's getting a WTA ranking :yeah:

Nov 20th, 2013, 08:33 AM
$25K Bucha

R1: Margarita Lazareva (RUS) df. (WC)Helen Ploskina (UKR) 6-3 7-5

Nov 20th, 2013, 09:29 AM
That is quite a bad loss IMO but I have seen Helen play and her pushing wouldn't work on this surface :(

She seems to be hitting the ball very softly here :lol: I don't know how she beat Lottner :oh:


Losing Streak
Dec 6th, 2013, 12:31 PM
She lost in Eddie Herr R1 to Bains :( She was seed #4

Losing Streak
Dec 11th, 2013, 11:10 AM
And she was routined by Kenin (lost 3 & 1) in Orange Bowl R1 too :facepalm: