Coached by Svetlana Medvedeva, mother of men's former top 10 player Andrei Medvedev and former women's tour player Natalia Medvedeva...Baseline style of player who prefers hard courts; backhand is strongest shot...Mother introduced her to tennis when she was 10...Mother, Zhanna, is a housekeeper; father, Valery Tatarkov, is a driver; has an older sister...Person most admired is her mother; also admires Martina Navratilova...Relaxes by listening to music and fishing...Likes to visit Sydney, Australia...Self-described as funny...Likes Russian films; favorite dish is Russian pelemene; likes to read, favorite book is Star; favorite musical group is Ruzmin.
• Is a strong doubles player with several doubles titles on the ITF Circuit
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Batumi-GEO; 2000 - ITF/St. Gaudens-FRA; 1998 - ITF/Bushey-GBR; 1993 - ITF/Jurmala-LAT.Quarterfinalist (4): 2003 - Pattaya City; 1998 - Los Angeles; 1996 - Moscow; 1995 - Beijing.DOUBLESWinner (4): 2003 - Budapest (w/Mandula), Helsinki (w/Koulikovskaya); 2002 - Memphis (w/Sugiyama); 1999 - Hobart (w/de Swardt).Finalist (8): 2003 - Casablanca (w/Nagyova), Luxembourg (w/WeingSrtner); 2000 - Oklahoma City (w/Tanasugarn); 1999 - Wimbledon (w/de Swardt); 1998 - Stanford (w/Neiland), Los Angeles (w/Tanasugarn), Zurich (w/de Swardt), Luxembourg (w/Neiland).Semifinalist (20): 2004 - Gold Coast (w/Tanasugarn), Cincinnati (w/Tu); 2003 - Estoril (w/Poutchek), Birmingham (w/Musgrave), Tashkent (w/Kustava); 2001 - Roland Garros (w/Henin), Budapest (w/Courtois), Hamburg (w/Sidot), German Open (w/Habsudova), Linz (w/Tulyaganova); 2000 - Gold Coast (w/Selyutina), Warsaw (w/Likhovtseva); 1999 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/de Swardt), Amelia Island (w/Neiland), Eastbourne (w/de Swardt), Canadian Open (w/de Swardt), Moscow (w/Zvereva); 1998 - San Diego (w/Gorrochrategui), Filderstadt (w/de Swardt) 1995 - Surabaya (w/Brioukhovets).MIXED DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (3): 2001 - US Open (w/Knowles); 2000 - Australian Open (w/Olhovskiy); 1999 - US Open (w/Olhovskiy).ADDITIONALUkrainian Olympic Team 2000. Ukrainian Fed Cup Team 2001, 2003.
1993 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Jurmala-LAT; also won doubles title1996 - After d. K. Maleeva in qualifying, went on to reach QF at Moscow; ranking jumped 100 spots1998 - World singles ranking cracked the Top 50 for the first time; qualified for Roland Garros, then advanced to 3r, winning her first Grand Slam matches; continued Grand Slam success at Wimbledon, ousting world No. 11 Pierce in 1r; after getting into Los Angeles main draw as a lucky loser, replacing an injured Mary Pierce, scored her first win over a Top 10 player over No. 9 Spirlea to reach QF; also reached doubles final, her second in three weeks; in Zurich, w/de Swardt, upset second seeds Tauziat/Fusai to reach third doubles final of season with third different partner; before 1998 had never reached a doubles final on the Tour1999 - Won her first doubles title on WTA Tour at Hobart w/de Swardt; reached Wimbledon doubles final with de Swardt and entered the world's Top 10 in doubles rankings2000 - Doubles finalist at Oklahoma City w/Tanasugarn; suffered a stress fracture in her left leg in March, returning to play one match in May and one in June, then won ITF/St. Gaudens-FRA, the first week of August; member of Ukraine Olympic Team2001 - Doubles semifinalist at Roland Garros, upsetting two seeded teams2002 - Qualified for Hobart and l. to No. 2 seed Suarez in 1r; qualified for Australian Open, but l. in 1r to Neffa-de los Rios 63 62; won doubles title at $75,000 ITF/Midland-USA, w/J. Lee; won doubles title at Memphis w/Sugiyama; qualified for Wimbledon, falling 1r to No. 7 seed Dokic 76 642003 - Reached Casablanca doubles final w/Nagyova; at Estoril, w/Poutchek, reached doubles SF, marking her 25th doubles SF appearance; as top seeds and first-time pairing, won doubles title at Budapest w/Mandula; reached Birmingham SF (second of season) w/Musgrave; at Helsinki, seeded No. 2 w/Koulikovskaya, won fourth doubles title of career (second in 2003); swept singles and doubles (w/Kustava) at ITF/Batumi-GEO; en route to Tashkent doubles SF w/Kustava, upset No. 1 seeds Mandula/Wartusch (l. to No. 4 seeds and eventual tournament champions Beygelzimer/Poutchek); reached doubles final at Luxembourg w/Weingartner; at Pattaya City, as world No. 135, reached first WTA Tour QF in five years, l. in 3s to world No. 119 eventual tournament champion Nagyova; ended season as world No. 126, highest since March 6-19, 20022004 - On Tour, qualified and l. in 1r at Warsaw (as No.161, l. 63 64 to No.17 Schnyder) and Stockholm (l. to Talaja in 3s), failed to qualify at all Grand Slams plus six Tour events, but reached doubles SF at Gold Coast (w/Tanasugarn) and Cincinnati (w/Tu); on ITF Circuit, reached three doubles finals, winning two, also one singles final
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