Anhelina Kalinina is a Ukrainian tennis player, who has won 15 singles titles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On January 31, 2022, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 48.
Anhelina Kalinina was born on February 7, 1997, in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine. She started playing tennis at an early age and showed her great talent. In 2014, Anhelina Kalinina partnering with Elizaveta Kulichkova won the girls’ doubles tournament at the Australian Open. Later that year, she reached the final of the Junior US Open, losing to Marie Bouzkova in straight sets.
Anhelina Kalinina made her professional debut in 2013 at the ITF Circuit at $10,000 W15 Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and reached the semi-finals. During the year, she played several more tournaments at the ITF Circuit and even reached the final of the $25,000 W25 Istanbul (Turkey) and $25,000 Bucha (Ukraine), but lost to Ksenia Pervak and Polina Vinogradova, respectively.
In 2014, Anhelina Kalinina made her biggest achievements in the junior tour, being a runner-up at the Junior US Open and winning the title in doubles at the Junior Australian Open. She also reached the semi-finals of the Youth Olympics Girls in Nanjing. In the ITF Circuit she reached another two finals at the $25,000 W25 Jackson, MS (USA) and $25,000 Equerdreville (France), but again failed to win the title.
In 2015, Anhelina Kalinina won her first ITF title in her 5th final. She won the trophy at $25,000 W25 Jackson, MS (USA). During the year, she won two more trophies at $25,000 W25 Pelham, AL (USA) and $60,000 Sacramento, CA (USA). She also debuted in the WTA Tour at the WTA 250 Tashkent Open, losing in the first round.
Anhelina Kalinina did not play for almost the whole of 2016. She returned on the court in September and took part at two ITF tournaments, but without any success.
In 2017, she was again on the winning route. She won the ITF titles at the $5,000 W25 Daytona Beach, FL (USA), $25,000 Wesley Chapel, FL (USA), and $25,000 W25 Darmstadt (Germany).
Anhelina Kalinina continue winning the titles at the ITF tournaments in 2018. She won the trophies at $25,000 W25 Daytona Beach, FL (USA), $25,000 W25 Orlando, FL (USA), $25,000 W25 Jackson, MS (USA). Also, she reached the final of the $80,000 W80 Charlottesville, VA (USA). Anhelina Kalinina debuted in the Grand Slam Tour, playing at the US Open, reaching the second round.
In 2019, Anhelina Kalinina turned to Challenger and higher-rater ITF tournaments. She reached the third round of the WTA 125 Oracle Challenger Series, the final of the $60,000 W60 Las Vegas, NV (USA), and won the title at $25,000 W25 Prerov (Czech Republic).
In 2020, The Ukrainian had a poor season and the only achievement was the runner-up f the $100,000 W100 Midland, MI (USA).
Anhelina Kalinina returned on the winning path in 2021. She won the titles at the $25,000 W25 Oeiras (Portugal), $60,000 W60 Zagreb (Croatia), $60,000 W60 Montpellier (France), $100,000 W100 Contrexeville (France), and $60,000 W60 Nantes (France). During the year, she reached her first WTA final at the WTA 250 Hungarian Grand Prix, as well as the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Transylvania Open. Anhelina Kalinina reached also the second round of the French Open / Roland Garros. She ended the season as the world’s No 52.
In 2022, she reached the second round of the WTA 250 Adelaide International 2 and played at the Australian Open, where was defeated in the first round. However, she climbed to her career highest position of the world’s No 48.