Married Alex Neiland December 21, 1989... Maiden name is Savchenko... Mother, Margarita, is a housewife; father is deceased... Speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian and English... At the 1998 Moscow tournament, arranged for players to donate a portion of their prize money to the city's needy... Is writing her autobiography... Donates all of her used racquets, clothes, and shoes to a tennis club in her hometown of Yurmala to help outfit young players... Started a Hall of Fame in the club and contributes items from tournaments and the WTA Tour.
• Received 2003 ITF/ITHF (International Tennis Hall of Fame) Fed Cup Award of Excellence, in a presentation by ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti and Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev, for record-setting Fed Cup performances: she has a 67-22 record in Fed Cup competition, 29-15 in singles and 38-7 in doubles, the second best ever, behind Arantxa S nchez-Vicario's 72-28 record; she played in 57 career Fed Cup ties, sharing second place on the all-time Most Ties Played list with Great Britain’s Virginia Wade; she holds record for Most Doubles Wins in Fed Cup history (38), and all Fed Cup records for both Russia and Latvia: Most Total Wins (RUS-40: LAT-27); Most Singles Wins (RUS-17: LAT-12); Most Doubles Wins (RUS-23: LAT-15); Best Doubles Team (RUS - with Natasha Zvereva: LAT- with Agnese Blumberga); Most Ties Played (RUS-32: LAT-25); and Most Years Played (RUS-9: LAT-9)• Named 1998 World TeamTennis Most Valuable Player, finishing first in women's doubles with Katrina Adams and leading in singles games played with 124 for the Springfield Lasers; 1994 WORLD TEAMTENNIS Most Valuable Female Player and Female Rookie of the Year; playing for Newport Beach Dukes, ended 1994 season in first place in women's doubles with Zina Garrison Jackson, and second place in singles and mixed doubles with Trevor Kronemann• Recipient of 1992 WTA TOUR Doubles Team of the Year Award with Natasha Zvereva; also nominated for award in 1993• Has career wins over Navratilova, C. Martinez, MJ Fernandez, Novotna, Mandlikova, Sabatini, Coetzer, Date, Tauziat and Wiesner
SINGLESWinner(2): 1993 - Schenectady; 1991 - St. Petersburg.DOUBLESWinner(66): 1999 - Gold Coast, Birmingham (both w/Morariu), Hamburg, Los Angeles (both w/S nchez-Vicario), Leipzig (w/Pierce); 1997 - Birmingham (w/Adams), Luxembourg (w/Sukova); 1996 - Essen, Berlin (both w/McGrath), Rosmalen (w/Schultz-McCarthy), Montreal (w/S nchez-Vicario), Moscow (w/Medvedeva); 1995 - Paris [Indoors], Edinburgh, Moscow, Leipzig, Brighton (all w/McGrath), Barcelona (w/S nchez-Vicario); 1994 - Osaka (w/Stubbs), Amelia Island, Barcelona (both w/S nchez-Vicario), Birmingham (w/Garrison), Schenectady (w/McGrath), Brighton (w/Bollegraf); 1993 - Miami, Osaka, Toronto (all w/Novotna), Brisbane (w/C. Martinez); 1992 - Brisbane, Wesley Chapel, Berlin, Eastbourne, San Diego, Leipzig, Brighton (all w/Novotna), Miami (w/S nchez-Vicario), Boca Raton (w/Zvereva); 1991 - Wimbledon, Boca Raton, Berlin, Eastbourne, Toronto, Los Angeles (all w/Zvereva), Washington DC, Hamburg, Philadelphia (all w/Novotna), Auckland (w/Fendick); 1990 - Birmingham, Eastbourne, Orlando (all w/Zvereva), Nashville (w/K. Jordan); 1989 - Roland Garros, Chicago, Amelia Island, Birmingham, Moscow (all w/Zvereva); 1988 - Birmingham, Indianapolis (both w/Zvereva); 1987 - Wichita, Boca Raton, Oklahoma City, Eastbourne (all w/Parkhomenko); 1986 - New Orleans, Little Rock (both w/Parkhomenko); 1985 - Seabrook, Salt Lake City (both w/Parkhomenko).Finalist (57): 1999 - Toronto, Filderstadt, Tour Championships (all w/S nchez-Vicario), Linz (w/Krivan); 1998 - Paris [Indoors], Linz (both w/Kournikova), Stanford, Luxembourg (both w/Tatarkova); 1997 - Los Angeles, Zurich (both w/Sukova), Hannover (w/Schultz-McCarthy); 1996 - Miami, Amelia Island, Wimbledon (all w/McGrath), San Diego (w/S nchez-Vicario); 1995 - Berlin, Los Angeles (both w/Sabatini), Filderstadt, Philadelphia (both w/McGrath), Hobart (w/Bollegraf), Indian Wells (w/S nchez-Vicario), Delray Beach (w/McNeil); 1994 - Leipzig, Filderstadt (both w/Bollegraf); 1993 - Delray Beach, Hamburg, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Leipzig, Tour Championships (all w/Novotna), Wesley Chapel (w/S nchez-Vicario), Brighton (w/Huber), Philadelphia (w/C. Martinez); 1992 - Hilton Head, Wimbledon, US Open, Tour Championships (all w/Novotna); 1991 - Tarpon Springs, Roland Garros (w/Zvereva), US Open (w/Novotna);1990 - Sydney, Roland Garros (both w/Zvereva), Hamburg (w/Sukova); 1989 - Washington,DC, Oakland, Geneva, Wimbledon, Tour Championships (all w/Zvereva), Toronto (w/Navratilova), Indianapolis (w/Porwik);1988 - Wimbledon, Chicago, Tour Championships (all w/Zvereva); 1986 - Tulsa (w/Parkhomenko); 1985 - Key Biscayne, Hilton Head (both w/Parkhomenko).MIXED DOUBLESWinner (4): 1996 - Australian Open (w/Woodforde); 1995 - Roland Garros (w/Woodforde); 1994 - Australian Open (w/Olhovskiy); 1992 - Wimbledon (w/Suk).Finalist (5): 1999 - French Open (w/R. Leach); 1997 - Australian Open (w/De Jager), Wimbledon (w/Olhovskiy); 1996 - Wimbledon (w/Woodforde); 1994 - Roland Garros (w/Olhovskiy).ADDITIONALSoviet Fed Cup Team 1983-91. Latvian Fed Cup Team 1992-97, 1999-00, 2003. Soviet Olympic Team 1988. Latvian Olympic Team 1992.
1989 - Won Roland Garros w/Zvereva; in mixed doubles1991 - First major title came at St. Petersburg; d. Rittner in final; w/Zvereva, won Wimbledon doubles; first-ever Wimbledon title for a Soviet player1996 - Enjoyed solid grass court season: as world No. 84 heading into the grass court season, ranking vaulted 25 places to No. 59 after reaching QF at two tournaments and 3r at Wimbledon: Upset two seeds in Birmingham; upset No. 4 seed Schultz-McCarthy in Rosmalen; d. No. 8 seed Davenport at Wimbledon; also won doubles in Rosmalen and reached finals of Wimbledon doubles and mixed doubles; with partner Mark Woodforde, won fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles title Australian Open; surpassed $3-million mark in career prize money, the 18th woman to pass that milestone1997 - At season-ending Championships w/Sukova, upset top seeds G. Fernandez/Zvereva 1r, ending Fernandez' career, before falling in the SF1998 - Enjoyed best US Open in eight years, reaching 3r before ret. to V. Williams due to a strained back; at Birmingham, a grass court event, ousted No. 14 seed Fusai to reach 3r before ret. in the third set against No. 7 seed Likhovtseva; forced to ret. during doubles final at Luxembourg with a right wrist sprain; won her 300th career match; qualified for season-ending Championships as one of the best eight doubles teams of the year for 13th time1999 - Won the doubles title, her 66th on the WTA Tour, at the last regular-season tournament of her career at Leipzig, and was a doubles finalist at the season-ending championships, her last event; ended her career atop the doubles point standings for the season and world-ranked No. 3; reached mixed doubles final at Roland Garros with Rick Leach and Wimbledon mixed QF with Leach; having not won a singles match all year, reached 3r at Wimbledon, her 16th appearance in the singles draw there, more than any other player in the 1999 draw
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