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Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Likhovtseva
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Date of birth 8 September 1975 (1975-09-08) (age 34)
Place of birth Alma-Ata, Soviet Union Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5' 8½")
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Turned pro 1992
Retired Active
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $6,237,556
Singles
Career record 433–372
Career titles 3[2]
Highest ranking No. 15 (25 October 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open SF (2005)
Wimbledon QF (2002)
US Open 4r (1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
Doubles
Career record 526–314
Career titles 27[7]
Highest ranking No. 3 (27 September 2004)
Last updated on: 13 October 2008.

Elena Alexandrovna Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Лиховцева (jelena lixɔvtseva; born 8 September 1975 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan) is a Russian tennis player, She turned professional in January 1992 at the age of 16.

Likhovtseva's career best appearance in a Grand Slam was when she reached the semi finals of the French Open 2005 before she was comprehensively defeated by Mary Pierce 6–1 6–1. Elena is also one of the few people in either the men's or women's game to have lost a tiebreaker from 6–0 up (this was also against Mary Pierce, in Moscow; Pierce went on to win the tournament). Together with Mahesh Bhupathi, she won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles championship in 2002. She has also been a runner-up in a number of other contests, including the Australian Open women's doubles event in 2004, French Open Women's Doubles in 2004 and Mixed Doubles in 2003, and the 2000 and 2004 US Open Women's Doubles. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she survived the first round of the Women's Doubles with her partner Svetlana Kuznetsova, but was defeated in the second. She won the 2007 Australian Open Mixed Doubles championship with Daniel Nestor. After losing all four singles of the year, Likhovtseva's best performance in 2008 was the quarter finals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with Lisa Raymond.

Her friends on the WTA Tour include Anastasia Myskina and Anna Kournikova.

Contents

Grand Slam record

  • French Open
    • Doubles finalist: 2004 (w/ Kuznetsova)
    • Mixed Doubles finalist: 2003 (w/ Bhupathi, 2006 (w/ Nestor)
  • Wimbledon
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 2002 (w/ Bhupathi)
  • US Open
    • Doubles finalist: 2000 (w/ Black), 2004 (w/ Kuznetsova)

Major finals

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Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 4 (0-4)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2000 U.S. Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black France Julie Halard-Decugis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 French Open Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 U.S. Open 2 Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 5 (2-3)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2002 Wimbledon Grass India Mahesh Bhupati Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2006 French Open (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2007 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4[1]
Likhovtseva during the 2006 Australian Open.

Career finals

Singles

Wins (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 17 October 1993 Montpellier, France Carpet Belgium Dominique Monami 6–3, 6–4
2. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 3–6, 7–6(7), 6–3
3. 28 August 2004 Forest Hills, USA Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 6–3, 6–2


Doubles

Wins (27)
Legend (Doubles)
Tier I (4)
Tier II (10)
Tier III (7)
Tier IV (4)
VS (2)
Grand Slam Title (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Category Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 11 January 1998 Gold Coast, Australia III Japan Ai Sugiyama Chinese Taipei Sung-Hee Park
Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. 1 November 1998 Luxembourg, Luxembourg III Japan Ai Sugiyama Latvia Larisa Neiland
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6–7(3), 6–3, 2–0 ret.
3. 8 November 1998 Leipzig, Germany II Japan Ai Sugiyama Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–7(2), 6–1
4. 15 November 1998 Philadelphia, U.S. II Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Monica Seles
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
5. 17 January 1999 Sydney, Australia II Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Germany Anke Huber
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
6. 4 April 1999 Hilton Head, U.S. I Czech Republic Jana Novotná Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–1, 6–4
7. 23 May 1999 Strasbourg, France III Japan Ai Sugiyama France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 7–6(6), 6–1
8. 14 January 2001 Hobart, Australia VS Zimbabwe Cara Black Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–4, 6–1
9. 6 May 2001 Hamburg, Germany II Zimbabwe Cara Black Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
10. 20 May 2001 Rome, Italy I Zimbabwe Cara Black Argentina Paola Suárez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 6–1
11. 17 June 2001 Birmingham, Great Britain III Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Kimberly Po-Messerli
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–2
12. 5 August 2001 San Diego, U.S. II Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
13. 25 August 2001 New Haven, U.S. II Zimbabwe Cara Black Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
14. 30 September 2001 Leipzig, Germany II France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–4, 6–2
15. 7 April 2002 Sarasota, U.S. IV Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić Belgium Els Callens
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–3
16. 12 January 2003 Hobart, Australia VS Zimbabwe Cara Black Austria Barbara Schett
Austria Patricia Wartusch
7–5, 7–6(1)
17. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad, India IV Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4
18. 10 January 2004 Gold Coast, Australia III Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 6–4
19. 6 March 2004 Doha, Qatar II Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
7–6(4), 6–2
20. 31 October 2004 Linz, Austria II Slovakia Janette Husárová France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–2, 7–5
21. 8 January 2005 Gold Coast, Australia III Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
22. 6 February 2005 Tokyo (Pan Pacific), Japan I Slovakia Janette Husárová United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–3
23. 8 May 2005 Berlin, Germany I Russia Vera Zvonareva Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
24. 25 September 2005 Kolkata, India III Russia Anastasia Myskina India Neha Uberoi
India Shikha Uberoi
6–1, 6–0
25. 7 January 2006 Auckland, Australia IV Russia Vera Zvonareva France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
26. 7 May 2006 Warsaw, Poland II Russia Anastasia Myskina Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
27. 13 January 2007 Hobart, Australia IV Russia Elena Vesnina Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
2–6, 6–1, 6–2

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A 3R 1R 4R 1R 3R 3R QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 14 18-14
French Open A A 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R SF 1R 2R A 0 / 13 17-13
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R A 0 / 14 23-14
U.S. Open 2R 4R 1R 3R 3R 1R 4R 3R 4R 2R 4R 1R 4R 3R 2R A 0 / 15 26-15
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 56 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 1–1 5–3 1–4 10-4 4–4 6–4 9–4 7–4 5–4 7–4 4–4 4–4 13-4 5–4 3-4 0-0 N/A 84-56
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Doha - - - - - - - - A A F 2R A 1R A 1R 0 / 1 0-1
Indian Wells A 2R QF 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 2R 3R 3R 2R 2R A 3R A 0 / 13 13-13
Miami A 2R 1R 2R 4R 3R 4R 4R 2R 2R 3R 3R 4R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 15 15-16
Charleston A A A A 1R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 2R A 1R A A A 0 / 8 11-8
Berlin A 1R 1R SF 1R 2R 3R A 1R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 15-13
Rome A A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 10 8-10
San Diego QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R QF 3R 3R 1R A - 0 / 14 13-14
Montreal/Toronto 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R F A A A A 0 / 12 16-12
Tokyo A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R QF QF 2R A 0 / 10 9-10
Moscow A QF QF A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF 2R A A 0 / 11 9-11
Zurich LQ A A A A A 1R 1R A A LQ A 1R A A - 0 / 5 4–5
Tournaments Played 14 19 17 22 25 29 32 29 26 28 29 25 22 20 18 4 N/A 359
Finals Reached 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 N/A 8
Tournaments Won 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 3
Overall Win-Loss 38-13 20-19 17-17 30-22 24-25 35-29 37-32 31-29 25-26 27-28 29-29 28-24 30-22 16-20 16-18 0-4 N/A 433-372
Year End Ranking 67 62 45 23 31 26 18 21 36 42 37 24 17 42 66 1046 N/A N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

LQ = lost in the qualifying tournament

Doubles

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R F 2R QF 1R 0 / 14 18-14
French Open A 2R 2R 3R 3R QF 1R 3R 3R SF F 3R 3R 1R 0 / 13 26-13
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R SF 3R QF QF 3R QF 0 / 13 23-13
U.S. Open 1R 1R QF 3R A 1R F SF SF SF F 2R 3R 1R 0 / 13 30-13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 53 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–2 1–4 5–4 5–4 7–3 5–4 8–4 8–4 10-4 12-4 18-4 7–4 9–4 2–4 N/A 97-55
WTA Tour Championships A A A QF QF QF F F SF SF SF A A 0 / 8 4–8

References

  1. ^ Source: [1] Note that other sources, including Australian Open homepage ([2]) say 6–4, 6–4, but this one says 7–5, 6–4. The source is a highlights reel.

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