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Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha
  • Residence: Ipswich, England
  • Date of Birth: 14 Aug 1983
  • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 154 lbs. (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1997)/Retired (November 18, 2013)

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Elena Baltacha Biography

Deceased on May 4, 2014 (liver cancer) ... Husband and longtime coach was Nino Severino ... Mother, Olga, is a former Russian pentathlete; father, Sergei, is a former Dynamo Kiev and Ipswich Town soccer player; brother, Sergei, was also a pro soccer player ... Began playing at age 10 ... Suffered from a chronic liver condition; was patron of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) ... Also coached at the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis in Ipswich, for local girls from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 6 to 10 ... Interests included watching ballroom dancing and loved to keep up with friends and fans via Twitter in her spare time.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 4
Prize Money $0 $1,190,893
W/L - Singles - - - 324 - 243
W/L - Doubles - - - 59 - 59
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Results

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 26-Aug-2013 // $16,102,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 243 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Win [23] Melanie Oudin (USA) 134 6-1 3-6 6-2
Q-R64 Win Olga Savchuk (UKR) 172 6-3 6-0
Q-R32 Loss [12] Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) 117 4-6 7-5 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+50

Prize Money

$11,823
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
13-Sep-2010 (49) 17-Jan-2011 (211)
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    May 05, 2014
    Various competitors at the Mutua Madrid Open help pay tribute to the recently deceased Elena Baltacha.
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- Played first event of career at ITF/Edinburgh-GBR in 1997; played first WTA qualifying at Wimbledon in 2000; played first WTA main draw at Eastbourne in 2001 (was WC into qualifying).
- Singles highlights were four WTA QFs - three in 2010 (Memphis, Eastbourne and Istanbul) and one in 2011 (Dallas).
- Best Grand Slam results were three 3r finishes at 2002 Wimbledon (l. to Likhovtseva), 2005 Australian Open (l. to Farina Elia) and 2010 Australian Open (l. to Safina).
- Had three Top 10 wins in career, all within span of a few months during 2010 season - at Indian Wells (d. No.10 Li), Eastbourne (d. No.10 Li) and Istanbul (d. No.8 Schiavone).
- Made Top 100 debut on September 28, 2009 (rose from No.101 to No.93) and Top 50 debut on September 13, 2010 (after US Open; rose from No.57 to No.49 - would be career-high).
- Represented Great Britain at London Olympics in 2012 (in singles and in doubles w/Keothavong).
- Also won 11 singles titles and 4 doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
- Last WTA main draw was Wimbledon in 2013 (fell 1r - l. to Pennetta); final match of professional career was last round of US Open qualifying in 2013 (l. to Larcher de Brito).
- Announced retirement on Monday, November 18, 2013.
ADDITIONAL
British Fed Cup Team, 2002-10, 2012; British Olympic Team, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 4
Prize Money $0 $1,190,893
W/L - Singles - - - 324 - 243
W/L - Doubles - - - 59 - 59

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
6 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 2r 3r 2r - - -
1 / 4 FRENCH OPEN 1r 1r 2r 1r - - - -
7 / 12 WIMBLEDON 1r 2r 2r 1r 2r 2r 1r -
2 / 2 US OPEN - - 2r 2r - - - -
W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
6 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - 1r - - - -
1 / 4 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
7 / 12 WIMBLEDON 1r 2r 1r 3r 1r - -
2 / 2 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
1 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 2r - - - - -
2 / 10 WIMBLEDON 1r - 2r 1r 1r 1r - 2r
W/L   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
1 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
2 / 10 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 1r 1r - - -

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Elena Baltacha Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 26-Aug-2013 // $16,102,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 243 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Win [23] Melanie Oudin (USA) 134 6-1 3-6 6-2
Q-R64 Win Olga Savchuk (UKR) 172 6-3 6-0
Q-R32 Loss [12] Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) 117 4-6 7-5 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+50

Prize Money

$11,823

NEW HAVEN

WTA // USA // 18-Aug-2013 // $690,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/64Q/16D // Rank: 244 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Loss Caroline Garcia (FRA) 76 7-5 7-6 (7)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$805

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 24-Jun-2013 // $16,775,934 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 167 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 166 6-4 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$36,784

EASTBOURNE

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 17-Jun-2013 // $690,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 185 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 103 7-5 7-6 (3)
R16 Loss [6] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 10 4-6 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$9,550

NOTTINGHAM 2

ITF // GREAT BRITAIN // 10-Jun-2013 // $50,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 217 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [1] Misaki Doi (JPN) 87 6-4 6-4
R16 Win [Q] Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 457 6-1 6-3
Q Win [5] Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 127 6-4 6-4
S Win [4] Nastassja Burnett (ITA) 136 6-0 6-4
F Win [7] Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 135 7-5 7-6 (7)

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$7,600

NOTTINGHAM

ITF // GREAT BRITAIN // 03-Jun-2013 // $75,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 200 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [6] Vesna Dolonc (SRB) 93 6-2 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$665

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 26-May-2013 // $12,957,474 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 200 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Marina Erakovic (NZL) 92 6-3 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$26,184

BRUSSELS

WTA // BELGIUM // 20-May-2013 // $690,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 234 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 58 7-6 (9) 7-5
R16 Loss [7] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 29 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$9,580

SAINT GAUDENS

ITF // FRANCE // 13-May-2013 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 206 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 BYE
Q-R16 Win Constance Sibille (FRA) 329 6-2 6-3
Q-Q Win Amandine Hesse (FRA) 407 6-2 6-3
R32 Win Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 149 2-6 6-3 6-1
R16 Loss [5] Teliana Pereira (BRA) 128 6-4 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+18

Prize Money

$760

CHARLOTTESVILLE

ITF // USA // 22-Apr-2013 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 207 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Alison Riske (USA) 183 4-6 7-5 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$444

PELHAM

ITF // USA // 08-Apr-2013 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 209 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Sharon Fichman (CAN) 125 5-7 6-4 5-1 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$228

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/2013 US OPEN Q - R32 50
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R64 100
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2010 US OPEN R64 100
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R32 50
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R64 100
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R32 25
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R64 60
Date Tournament Round Points
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R128 2
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 127
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R64 48
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R32 80
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 220 -
2012 172 -
2011 50 -
2010 55 -
2009 89 648
2008 136 961
2007 187 365
2006 347 508
2005 122 246
2004 202 355
2003 373 490
2002 157 262
2001 242 405
2000 397 638
1999 880 638
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
13-Sep-2010 (49) 17-Jan-2011 (211)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/2013 US OPEN Q - R32 50
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R64 100
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2010 US OPEN R64 100
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R32 50
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R64 100
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R32 25
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R64 60
Date Tournament Round Points
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R128 2
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 127
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R64 48
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R32 80
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
17/06/2013 EASTBOURNE R16 60
20/05/2013 BRUSSELS R16 60
18/06/2012 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 8
20/03/2012 MIAMI R128 5
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
15/08/2011 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
08/08/2011 TORONTO Q - R32 20
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD R32 40
13/06/2011 EASTBOURNE R16 60
Date Tournament Round Points
22/03/2011 MIAMI R64 50
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
21/02/2011 DOHA Q - R16 8
14/02/2011 DUBAI R64 1
18/10/2010 MOSCOW Q - R16 8
26/09/2010 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - R16 20
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
09/08/2010 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
14/06/2010 EASTBOURNE Q 120
02/05/2010 ROME Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
23/03/2010 MIAMI R16 80
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS R16 110
17/08/2009 TORONTO R16 30
10/08/2009 CINCINNATI Q - R32 1
03/08/2009 LOS ANGELES Q - R32 1
27/07/2009 STANFORD Q - R32 1
15/06/2009 EASTBOURNE R32 1
25/03/2009 MIAMI Q - R64 1

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
11/06/2012 BIRMINGHAM R32 15
21/05/2012 STRASBOURG R32 1
30/04/2012 ESTORIL R32 1
19/02/2012 MEMPHIS R32 1
08/01/2012 HOBART R32 1
02/01/2012 AUCKLAND R16 30
17/10/2011 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
10/10/2011 LINZ R32 1
22/08/2011 DALLAS Q 70
25/07/2011 WASHINGTON DC R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
18/07/2011 BAKU R32 1
16/05/2011 STRASBOURG R16 30
25/04/2011 BARCELONA R32 1
07/02/2011 PATTAYA CITY R16 30
09/01/2011 HOBART R16 30
20/09/2010 SEOUL R16 30
02/08/2010 COPENHAGEN R16 30
26/07/2010 ISTANBUL Q 70
07/06/2010 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
17/05/2010 STRASBOURG R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
14/02/2010 MEMPHIS Q 70
10/01/2010 HOBART S 16
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND S 16
08/06/2009 BIRMINGHAM R32 15
05/01/2009 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
14/07/2008 STANFORD Q - R32 1
16/06/2008 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 5
09/06/2008 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
28/04/2008 FES R32 1
25/02/2008 DUBAI Q - R64 1
18/02/2008 DOHA Q - R16 10
31/12/2007 AUCKLAND S 7
08/10/2007 BANGKOK Q - R32 1
01/10/2007 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 28
18/06/2007 EASTBOURNE S 50
Date Tournament Round Points
11/06/2007 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
27/02/2006 DOHA Q - Q 7
20/02/2006 DUBAI Q - Q 8
13/02/2006 ANTWERP Q - R16 4
01/01/2006 GOLD COAST Q - R32 1
24/10/2005 LINZ Q - R32 1
13/06/2005 EASTBOURNE R32 1
06/06/2005 BIRMINGHAM R32 13
09/05/2005 ROME Q - R32 1
02/05/2005 BERLIN Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
23/03/2005 MIAMI Q - R32 8
09/01/2005 CANBERRA Q - R32 1
25/10/2004 LUXEMBOURG Q - R32 1
14/06/2004 EASTBOURNE Q - Q 17
07/06/2004 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
17/05/2004 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
16/06/2003 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 12
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
19/05/2003 STRASBOURG Q - R16 4
05/01/2003 CANBERRA Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
30/12/2002 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
17/06/2002 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 12
10/06/2002 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
29/04/2002 BOL Q - R32 1
18/06/2001 EASTBOURNE S 24
09/10/2000 ZURICH Q - R32 1

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  • Severino Praises Baltacha's Spirit

    June 16, 2014
    Elena Baltacha's husband, Nino Severino, has praised his wife's "incredible strength" during her treatment for cancer.
  • WTA Rallies Behind Rally For Bally

    June 11, 2014
    The WTA is encouraging fans to pledge their support for fundraising efforts for Rally For Bally, a series of exhibitions this Sunday in memory of Elena Baltacha.
  • WTA Diary: Bartoli Takes High Road

    May 20, 2014
    Catch up on all the WTA news for the past seven days, including Vika's injury, Ana's philanthropy and Sam's unusual adversary.
  • WTA Stars Keep Bally's Dream Alive

    May 19, 2014
    Laura Robson and Anne Keothavong were among the British tennis stars helping keep Elena Baltacha's dream and inspiration alive in Ipswich on the weekend.
  • Your Say: Best Memories Of Bally

    May 13, 2014
    Many fans provided their favorite memories of the recently deceased Elena Baltacha, including the mother of a current WTA star.
  • British Media Pays Tribute To Baltacha

    May 07, 2014
    Since her death in the early hours of Sunday morning, tributes have flooded in from around the world for Elena Baltacha, with a number of poignant messages from some of those that knew her best.
  • Tennis Family Remembers Elena Baltacha

    May 06, 2014
    The Mutua Madrid Open held a moment of silence for Elena Baltacha on Monday night. Watch her fellow WTA stars talk about their best memories of Bally here.
  • WTA Diary: Farewell To Bally

    May 06, 2014
    Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including the tennis world's rection to the death of Elena Baltacha.
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