Luksika Kumkhum, a Thai tennis player, turned professional in 2011, and on November 19, 2018, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 66. She peaked at No. 86 in the WTA doubles rankings on July 16, 2018. Let’s find out more information about this Thai tennis player personally and professionally!
Overview information of Luksika Kumkhum
- Height: 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
- High Rank for Singles: No. 66 (19 November 2018)
- High Rank for Doubles: No. 86 (16 July 2018)
- Career Prize Money: US$ 1,154,515
Luksika Kumkhum was born on July 21, 1993, in Chanthaburi, Thailand, and presently resides there. She is a right-handed player who is presently ranked 333rd in the WTA rankings with 166 points. Kumkhum’s entire income this year is 14K €, however, she has made a total of 967K € in her career. Please keep in mind that the total salary is derived solely from tournament prize money; sponsorship revenues are not included in this figure.
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Career information of Luksika Kumkhum
2009 – 2012
In 2009, she began her tournament career on the ITF Circuit in Croatia. In 2010, on the ITF Circuit, she won one singles championship and three doubles titles. In 2011, on ITF Circuit, she won five singles titles and two doubles titles. In 2012, she competed in the first two WTA main draws in Guangzhou and Osaka, finishing first in both (as a qualifier); she won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
In 2013, she broke into the top 200 and began competing on both the WTA Tour and the ITF Circuit. Kumkhum qualified for the Australian Open, where she defeated Sofia Arvidsson in the first round before losing to Jamie Hampton in the second round.
She competed in the Malaysian Open, where she qualified for the tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating Olivia Rogowska and Eleni Daniilidou en route before falling to Ayumi Morita in the quarterfinals. She also advanced to the semifinals, where she partnered with Erika Sema, before losing to Janette Husárová and Zhang Shuai. She won the 25k race in Phuket in April 2013, defeating Lisa Whybourn in the finals.
She competed in the Roland Garros qualifying tournament, where she overcame Zarina Diyas before losing in the second qualifying round against Sandra Záhlavová. She then lost in the first round at Nottingham, Birmingham, and Wimbledon.
Kumkhum’s next race was the 100k President’s Cup in Astana, where she beat Eugeniya Pashkova in the first round, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the second round, and Ekaterina Bychkova in the quarterfinals before losing to Nadiya Kichenok in the semifinals. She and Tamarine Tanasugarn reached the final of the doubles event before losing to first seeds Nina Bratchikova and Valeria Solovyeva.
Kumkhum, ranked 87 in the world, stunned former Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitová in the first round of the Australian Open, winning in three sets. Kumkhum was up against a top-ten opponent for the first time in her career. She then lost in straight sets against Julia Görges in the first round of the Pattaya Open.
Reached the second round once, the first round twice, and qualified five times (including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open); won one singles titles on ITF Circuit
2016 – 2018
Fell first five times (including the Australian Open and Wimbledon) and four times in qualifying (incl. other two majors). In 2017, she reached the second round once; finished first at the Australian Open and in qualifying twice (including Wimbledon); won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
In 2018, Kumkhum reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time after qualifying for the Australian Open. She defeated former top-ten player Belinda Bencic in the second round, 6-1, 6-3.
Below is the career statistics table of Kumkhum:
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