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Viktoriya Kutuzova is a female tennis
Tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

 player from Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

.

On November 28, 2005, Kutuzova reached her highest singles ranking, World No. 76.

Kutuzova remains most notable for her results as a 14 year old. In her debut WTA maindraw event, the Tier II event in Los Angeles 2003, Kutuzova beat top 50 player, Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Lina Vladimirovna Krasnoroutskaya is a former Junior World Number 1 tennis player. In addition to gaining the coveted top spot, Lina won the US Open Junior title...

, in the 1st round, and top 30 player, Alexandra Stevenson
Alexandra Stevenson
Alexandra Winfield Stevenson is a professional tennis player. She made her professional debut in 1999 at Wimbledon, two weeks following graduation from La Jolla Country Day School. At the Wimbledon Championships, Stevenson became the first woman qualifier in the Tennis Open Era to reach the...

 in her next match, before losing in the 3rd round to the then world number 12, Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
is a retired Japanese professional tennis player. She reached No. 1 in women's doubles on the WTA Tour. Her career-high singles ranking was No. 8, achieved on February 9, 2004. She turned professional in 1992...

.

Other career highlights in WTA main draw events include, a 4th round appearance at the Tier I event in Indian Wells 2005, eventually losing to then number 1, Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. In 2005, TENNIS Magazine ranked her as the 29th-best player of the preceding forty years...

. Kutuzova has also made the 2nd round at three of the four grand slam events on the WTA tour.

As a junior Kutuzova reached the final of the Australian Open in 2003 losing to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

Kutuzova has experienced considerable success at an ITF level. Kutuzova has won four French ITF events. In 2008, Kutuzova won her biggest ITF title to date in Cagnes-Sur-Mer. Her other titles have come in Poitiers(2005) and Deauville(2005/6). In 2009, she reached the final of the $100.000 ITF event in Torhout, losing to Croatia's Karolina Šprem
Karolina Šprem
Karolina Šprem was a Croatian tennis player.She has won eight titles all at the ITF level. She has not won any titles on the WTA Tour. Career highlight is a quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon in 2004 where she defeated two-time champion, four-time finalist and then-world No...

 in straight-sets.

Viktoriya has suffered some shoulder problems throughout her young career which have stalled her progression on the main WTA tour.

Singles: 6 (4-2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. November 20, 2005 Deauville
Deauville
Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.With its racecourse, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and...

, France
Clay   Tszvetana Pironkova 6-4, 7–6(2)
2. November 27, 2005 Poitiers
Poitiers
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, France
Hard   Maret Ani
Maret Ani
Maret Ani is an Estonian tennis player. At the start of 2006, she was the top-ranked player in Estonia, before losing that spot to Kaia Kanepi....

6–3, 3–6, 6–4
3. November 19, 2006 Deauville, France Clay   Alberta Brianti
Alberta Brianti
Alberta Brianti is a professional female tennis player from Italy.On June 13, 2011, Brianti achieved her career-high singles ranking of 55...

6–1, 6–2
4. May 4, 2008 Cagnes-Sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.-Geography:It is the largest suburb of the city of Nice and lies to the west-southwest of it, about from the center.-History:...

, France
Clay   Maret Ani 6–1, 7–5


Runner-ups (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 24 July 2005 Pétange
Pétange
Pétange is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. Pétange lies on the borders with both Belgium and France....

, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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Clay   Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. Her career high and current ranking is world no. 3, which she first achieved on 12 September 2011. She became the highest-ranked Belarusian player ever, surpassing Natasha Zvereva by two spots....

6–4, 6–2
2. 12 April 2009 Torhout
Torhout
Torhout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the city of Torhout proper. On January 1, 2008 Torhout had a total population of 19,755...

, Belgium
Hard   Karolina Šprem
Karolina Šprem
Karolina Šprem was a Croatian tennis player.She has won eight titles all at the ITF level. She has not won any titles on the WTA Tour. Career highlight is a quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon in 2004 where she defeated two-time champion, four-time finalist and then-world No...

6–1, 6–4

Singles

Tournament2005200620072008200920102011W–L
Australian Open
Australian Open
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1R Q1 1R 1R 3–4
French Open 2R Q2 Q1 2R 1R 3–5
Wimbledon Q3 2R 1R 1R 1R 9–4
US Open 1R 2R Q3 1R 6–4
Win–Loss 5–2 3–3 3–4 3–2 7–4 0–1 0–1 21–17

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