Anastasia Myskina

Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina (Russian: Анастасия Андреевна Мыскина listen ; born 8 July 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. Myskina won the 2004 French Open singles title, becoming the first Russian woman to win a major singles title. Due to this victory, she rose to No. 3 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, becoming the first Russian woman to reach the top 3 in the history of the rankings. In September 2004, she reached a career-high ranking of No. 2. She has not retired officially, but has been inactive on the WTA Tour since May 2007.

Anastasia Myskina
Анастасия Мыскина
Anastasia Myskina in 2008.jpg
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 41)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2007 (last match)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$5,606,725
Singles
Career record355–191 (65.02%)
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 2 (13 September 2004)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (2003, 2004)
French OpenW (2004)
WimbledonQF (2005, 2006)
US OpenQF (2003)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2004)
Olympic GamesSF – 4th (2004)
Doubles
Career record100–92
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 15 (21 February 2005)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French Open3R (2004, 2006)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open1R (2003, 2005)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2004, 2005)
Record 18–6

Tennis careerEdit

1999–2001Edit

Myskina was born in Moscow and turned professional in 1998, the year in which she broke into the WTA top 500. She won her first WTA title in Palermo in only her second appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. She made her debut in a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open and the Fed Cup (playing doubles). In 2000, Myskina scored first career top-20 victory over No. 17 Barbara Schett en route to the Sopot semifinal. She debuted at Roland Garros (which she would later win) and Wimbledon. She played in the Sydney Olympics and reached her first Tier I quarterfinal in Zürich, where she lost to world No. 1 Martina Hingis. Myskina was plagued by injury that forced her to miss the Australian Open. As a result, she fell out of the top 100. She then had a solid indoor performance, reaching the quarterfinals in Leipzig and the semifinals in Moscow, her first career Tier I semifinal.

2002Edit

2002 was a breakthrough season for Myskina. She scored her first top-10 win over defending champion Jelena Dokić in Rome, and entered so the top 20. Myskina reached back-to-back grass court finals in Birmingham and Eastbourne, and rose to No. 15 in the rankings. She won her first Tier II 2002 Brasil Open – Women's singles title in Bahia, and another runner-up finish in Leipzig confirmed her spot in WTA Tour Championships. She finished the 2002 season in the top 15 for the first time in her career.

2003Edit

Myskina obtained an invite to play The Hong Kong Ladies Challenge and reached the Australian Open quarterfinals (her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance of six). After claiming the title in Doha and defeating friend Elena Likhovtseva in the first all-Russian final in WTA history, she cracked the top 10. Established her place among the game elite with a win in Sarasota, Myskina also had mediocre results during the summer season were followed by a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open, back-to-back titles in Leipzig (defeating No. 1 Kim Clijsters and No. 2 Justine Henin) and Moscow, which was her first Tier I title. She became the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup), and she made the finals in Philadelphia. Myskina qualified for the Tour Championships. She earned more than US$ one million in prize money, and finished the year in the top 10 for the first time in her career.

2004: French Open championEdit

2004 was Myskina's best season. Myskina successfully defended her Doha title, afterwards becoming the second Russian woman to break into the top 5, the first was Natasha Zvereva, who rose to No. 5 in the world in May 1989. The highlight of Myskina's 2004 season was a victory at the French Open, where she saved match points in the fourth round against Svetlana Kuznetsova, then defeated former world No. 1 players Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati, en route to a 6–1, 6–2 victory over compatriot Elena Dementieva in the first all-Russian Grand Slam final, thus making her the first female Russian to win a Grand Slam singles title. Prior to her French Open victory, she had never made it past the second round at Roland Garros. Following her win in Paris, she rose to No. 3 in the rankings. She reached the final in San Diego, breaking Maria Sharapova's 14-match winning streak that included Wimbledon and beat Vera Zvonareva 17–15 in a third set tie-break, saving nine match points, winning the longest final set tie-break in WTA Tour history. She lost in the 2004 Athens Olympics semifinal to Justine Henin, having led 5–1 in the final set. She rose to a career-high No. 2 in the rankings. Myskina recovered from the tough loss to win the Kremlin Cup for the second straight year, and beat No. 2 Lindsay Davenport for the first time in five meetings en route to doing so. She finished on the top of her group at the WTA Championships, and scored her second win over a world No. 1 by again beating Davenport, but lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion Sharapova. Myskina led Russia to its first Fed Cup title, winning eight out of nine matches played, including winning all of her three matches in the final. Finished the season as world No. 3, a career-best year-end rank for a female Russian, and won over US$2 million in prize money, having scored ten top-10-wins during the 2004 season.

2005Edit

 
Myskina (right) with Vera Zvonareva

2005 brought Myskina mixed fortunes. She spent the first half of 2005 poorly, due to personal issues regarding her mother's health. Myskina surrendered her Doha and Roland Garros titles in the very first round, and became the first Roland Garros champion to lose in the opening round. Bringing an 8–10 win–loss record to the beginning of the grass court season, Myskina managed to turn it around at Wimbledon by reaching her career-first quarterfinal at the event with three comeback wins over Jelena Janković (from a 1–5 final set deficit), and over Dementieva (being 1–6, 0–3 down and facing match points in the second set tiebreak). She fell out of the top 10 in August. She then won her tenth career title in Kolkata beating lower-ranked opponents. She also beat the Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in Fed Cup semifinals, but then lost both of her matches in the final. Myskina finished inside top 15 for the fourth straight time.

2006Edit

2006 was another disappointing season for Myskina. Having had several chances to return to the top 10, she failed to convert any of them. In Warsaw, she suffered her worst defeat in terms of the rankings on WTA Tour level, falling to a wildcard, Agnieszka Radwańska, then ranked No. 309. At Roland Garros, Myskina defeated 2005 quarterfinalist Ana Ivanovic in the third round before losing to the eventual champion Justine Henin in the fourth round.

She showed splashes of her old form during the grass season, having reached the Eastbourne final beautifully, losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne in a close final concluded in a third set tiebreak. She made the Wimbledon quarterfinals, but lost to eventual champion Amélie Mauresmo in three sets. She had solid performance at the first two Grand Slams, making the fourth round on each occasion. After Wimbledon, her game completely fell apart. Along with second straight runner-up finish at the Tier IV event in Stockholm, she did not manage to win a single match in North America, going 0–3 during the US Open Series. The downfall reached its nadir when she became the first person to lose a Grand Slam match against future world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka at the US Open, having entered the event under an injury cloud carried over from New Haven. Anastasia sat out for a majority of the indoor season with a foot and toe injury, pulling out of Stuttgart and her home tournament in Moscow. She returned to play in Zürich, but lost to then unknown Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, 3–6, 3–6.

2007: Struggles with injuries, final yearEdit

Myskina only played two singles matches, having been injured. She lost both of those matches; including to Meghann Shaughnessy at the French Open, only winning a game.[1][2] As of 25 July 2007, Myskina fell to the same ranking as the wildcard she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska, of No. 309. She also is unranked for doubles. Myskina then took time off the tour due to a career-threatening injury,[3][4] and has been inactive on the WTA tour since then, and is widely considered to have unofficially retired from the sport.

Playing styleEdit

Myskina was a baseline player who combined excellent defensive skills with aggressive shot-making abilities. Her two-handed backhand was powerful, and was hit flat and with consistent depth, and was responsible for many of the winners she accumulated on court. Her forehand was also strong, especially when hit inside-out, and could be devastating when Myskina was in good form, but a lack of control sometimes led to a high number of unforced errors when employing this shot. Her serve was reliable, although not particularly strong, with her average first serve being delivered at 95 mph (153 km/h), meaning that she did not ace frequently, although her serve speed had been recorded as fast as 107 mph (172 km/h). Her second serve was weaker, typically being delivered at 70 mph (113 km/h), and was susceptible to attack by aggressive players. When Myskina was nervous, her second serve became less reliable, leading to a relatively high double fault count. Myskina's greatest strengths as a player were her exceptional speed and court coverage, detailed and precise footwork, anticipation, and ability to improvise as and when the situation required.[5] She also possessed delicate touch, and was able to incorporate drop shots and lobs effectively into points, and frequently hit winners with these typically defensive shots. Due to her doubles experience, she was also an adept volleyer when she chose to approach the net. Myskina's greatest weakness was her inconsistency, which was exacerbated by her fiery temper that was described as "volcanic" by some commentators.[6]

Endorsements and apparelEdit

Myskina was endorsed by Nike for clothing and apparel, and Head for rackets.

Personal lifeEdit

Myskina dated HC Dynamo Moscow hockey player Aleksandr Stepanov.[7]

In October 2002, she had a series of photos taken for GQ magazine by the photographer Mark Seliger for a spread in the October 2002 edition of GQ, in which one approved photo of her fully clothed was published. After she won the French Open in 2004, some photographs from the shoot, in which she appeared topless, were published in the Russian magazine Medved (Bear).

In August 2004, she filed a US$8 million lawsuit against GQ for allowing her topless photographs to appear in Medved without her consent.[8] On 19 June 2005, U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey, later United States Attorney General, ruled Myskina could not stop the distribution of the topless photos, because she had signed a release. She had claimed that she did not understand the photo release form and that she was not fluent in English at the time.[9]

Myskina has three sons, born in 2008, 2010, and 2012.[10][11][12]

When she was interviewed about parenting with Tennis.com she said: "Being a mother is so different; it’s not that it’s quieter or faster, it’s just different. Being a mom is tough. You understand what’s good for you and the babies, while tennis is just a game. It’s fun because you have a different life when you step on the court but when the baby is sick you go crazy. When I lost a match it was really bad time, now I know it was a great time, so being a mom is tougher."[11] She also made a lot of statements about tennis more benefiting girls than boys: "I think this is absolutely not a male sport. I don't want to offend any male tennis player, but ... our game is not a team game, a sport for egoists. And if women somehow cope, then men — they are so weak. I am for team sports! Friendship, mutual assistance is the best that the team can give."[13][14]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2004 French Open Clay   Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–2

Olympic finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (4th place)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
4th place 2004 Athens Olympics Hard   Alicia Molik 3–6, 4–6

WTA Tier I finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2003 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet (i)   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2004 Southern California Open, United States Hard   Lindsay Davenport 1–6, 1–6
Winner 2004 Kremlin Cup, Russia (2) Carpet (i)   Elena Dementieva 7–5, 6–0

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 2003 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet (i)   Vera Zvonareva   Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2004 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet (i)   Vera Zvonareva   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 4–6, 6–2

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Tier I (2–1)
Tier II (3–4)
Tier III, IV & V (4–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Grass (0–3)
Clay (3–1)
Carpet (3–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (6–7)
Indoor (4–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1999 Palermo International, Italy Tier IV Clay   Ángeles Montolio 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 1–1 Jun 2002 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Tier III Grass   Jelena Dokić 2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–2 Jun 2002 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Tier II Grass   Chanda Rubin 1–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Sep 2002 Brasil Open Tier II Hard   Eleni Daniilidou 6–3, 0–6, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Sep 2002 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Tier II Carpet (i)   Serena Williams 3–6, 2–6
Win 3–3 Feb 2003 Qatar Open Tier III Hard   Elena Likhovtseva 6–3, 6–1
Win 4–3 Apr 2003 Sarasota Classic, United States Tier IV Clay   Alicia Molik 6–4, 6–1
Win 5–3 Sep 2003 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Tier II Carpet (i)   Justine Henin-Hardenne 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 6–3 Oct 2003 Kremlin Cup, Russia Tier I Carpet (i)   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
Loss 6–4 Nov 2003 Advanta Championships, United States Tier II Hard (i)   Amélie Mauresmo 7–5, 0–6, 2–6
Win 7–4 Mar 2004 Qatar Open (2) Tier II Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 8–4 Jun 2004 French Open Grand Slam Clay   Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–2
Loss 8–5 Aug 2004 Southern California Open, United States Tier I Hard   Lindsay Davenport 1–6, 1–6
Win 9–5 Oct 2004 Kremlin Cup, Russia (2) Tier I Carpet (i)   Elena Dementieva 7–5, 6–0
Loss 9–6 Aug 2005 Nordic Light Open, Sweden Tier IV Hard   Katarina Srebotnik 5–7, 2–6
Win 10–6 Sep 2005 Kolkata Open, India Tier III Hard (i)   Karolina Šprem 6–2, 6–2
Loss 10–7 May 2006 İstanbul Cup, Turkey Tier III Clay   Shahar Pe'er 6–1, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 10–8 Jun 2006 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Tier II Grass   Justine Henin-Hardenne 6–4, 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 10–9 Aug 2006 Nordic Light Open, Sweden Tier IV Hard   Zheng Jie 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (1–1)
Tier II (2–0)
Tier III, IV & V (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2–0)
Indoor (3–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2003 Kremlin Cup, Russia Tier I Carpet (i)   Vera Zvonareva   Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2004 Wismilak International, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
Win 2–1 Oct 2004 Kremlin Cup, Russia Tier I Carpet (i)   Vera Zvonareva   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Win 3–1 Sep 2005 Kolkata Open, India Tier III Hard (i)   Elena Likhovtseva   Neha Uberoi
  Shikha Uberoi
6–1, 6–0
Win 4–1 Oct 2005 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany Tier II Hard (i)   Daniela Hantuchová   Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
6–0, 3–6, 7–5
Win 5–1 May 2006 Warsaw Open, Poland Tier II Clay   Elena Likhovtseva   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1–0 12 October 1997 Batumi, Georgia Grass   Elena Dementieva 6–7(1–7), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2–0 21 June 1998 Tallinn, Estonia Clay   Minna Rautajoki 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2–1 20 September 1998 Biograd na Moru, Croatia Clay   Anna Bieleń-Żarska 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2–2 11 October 1998 Batumi, Georgia Carpet   Amanda Hopmans 2–6, 5–7
Winner 3–2 27 June 1999 Gorizia, Italy Clay   Ángeles Montolio 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3–3 4 July 1999 Orbetello, Italy Clay   Laura Dell'Angelo 3–6, 6–7(8–10)

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1–0 1 June 1997 İstanbul, Turkey Clay   Elena Dementieva   Seden Özlü
  Stela Penciu
6–0, 6–2
Winner 2–0 5 October 1997 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay   Elena Dementieva   Anna Zaporozhanova
  Vera Zhukovets
3–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 3–0 12 October 1997 Batumi, Georgia Grass   Elena Dementieva   Danica Kováčová
  Irina Nossenko
6–1, 1–0, ret.
Runner-up 3–1 21 June 1999 Orbetello, Italy Clay   Maria Goloviznina   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Clarisa Fernández
4–6, 2–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career
SR
Career
W-L
Total
Australian Open A A A 2R QF QF 4R 4R A 0 / 5 14–5 N/A
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R W 1R 4R 1R 1 / 8 11–7 N/A
Wimbledon A 3R 2R 3R 4R 3R QF QF A 0 / 7 18–7 N/A
US Open 2R 1R 1R 3R QF 2R 3R 1R A 0 / 8 10–8 N/A
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 28 N/A N/A
Grand Slam W-L 1–1 2–3 1–3 5–4 12–4 14–3 8–4 10–4 0–1 N/A 53–27 N/A
WTA Tour
Championships
A A A 1R 4R SF A A A 0 / 3 3–5 N/A
WTA Tier I tournaments
Tokyo A A A Q1 A A A SF A 0 / 2 2–2 N/A
Indian Wells A 1R A 4R 2R SF A 4R A 0 / 5 8–5 N/A
Miami A 3R 1R 3R 2R A 4R QF A 0 / 6 8–6 N/A
Charleston A 2R 1R QF 2R A 2R A A 0 / 5 4–5 N/A
Rome A A 1R 2R QF QF 2R 3R A 0 / 5 9–5 N/A
Berlin A A Q1 2R 2R QF 2R A A 0 / 5 2–5 N/A
San Diego A A A 3R A F A A A 0 / 2 5–2 N/A
Montreal/Toronto A 1R Q2 1R 3R SF SF 2R A 0 / 7 8–7 N/A
Moscow 2R A SF 1R W W QF A A 2 / 9 18–7 N/A
Zurich A QF Q1 2R A A SF 1R A 0 / 5 9–5 N/A
Career statistics
Finals reached 1 0 0 4 5 4 2 3 0 N/A N/A 19
Tournaments won 1 0 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 N/A N/A 10
Hard outdoors W-L 4–4 3–7 2–3 19–11 15–8 27–10 14–8 13–10 0–1 N/A 97–62 N/A
Hard indoors W-L 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 6–5 5–4 5–2 0–0 0–0 N/A 18–15 N/A
Clay W-L 5–1 6–6 1–4 12–8 11–6 12–2 3–6 8–4 0–1 N/A 58–38 N/A
Grass W-L 0–0 5–3 3–2 10–3 3–2 2–1 5–2 8–2 0–0 N/A 36–15 N/A
Carpet W-L 1–1 0–0 5–2 6–5 11–1 9–1 9–2 2–1 0–0 N/A 43–13 N/A
Overall W-L 10–6 16–18 11–12 47–28 46–22 55–18 36–20 31–17 0–2 N/A 252–143 N/A
Year-end ranking 65 58 59 11 7 3 14 16 1038 N/A N/A [2]

Record against other playersEdit

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Myskina's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface.[15]

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Carpet Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Ana Ivanovic 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2006 French Open
  Jelena Janković 3–0 100% 1–0 2–0 Won (6–4, 7–6(7–5)) at 2006 Wimbledon
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)) at 2002 Charleston
  Dinara Safina 4–1 80% 3–1 1–0 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2006 Indian Wells
  Victoria Azarenka 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2006 US Open
  Maria Sharapova 3–2 60% 3–2 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2006 Miami
  Venus Williams 2–3 40% 0–2 2–1 Won (5–7, 6–4, 6–2) at 2005 Fed Cup
  Martina Hingis 1–2 33% 1–2 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2006 Dubai
  Kim Clijsters 3–7 30% 0–5 0–2 1–0 2–0 Lost (4–6, 1–6) at 2005 Toronto
  Jennifer Capriati 2–5 29% 1–2 1–2 0–1 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2004 French Open
  Lindsay Davenport 2–7 22% 1–7 1–0 Lost (0–6, 4–6) at 2005 Zurich
  Justine Henin 2–8 20% 1–5 0–2 0–1 1–0 Lost (6–4, 1–6, 6–7(5–7)) at 2006 Eastbourne
  Amélie Mauresmo 1–9 10% 0–4 0–1 0–3 1–1 Lost (1–6, 6–3, 3–6) at 2006 Wimbledon
  Serena Williams 0–5 0% 0–2 0–1 0–2 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2006 Cincinnati
Number 2 ranked players
  Conchita Martínez 3–1 75% 2–1 1–0 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2005 Doha
  Vera Zvonareva 3–1 75% 2–0 0–1 1–0 Lost (6–2, 3–0, ret.) at 2005 Zurich
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–2 67% 1–1 2–1 1–0 Won (6–4, 2–6, 6–4) at 2006 Eastbourne
  Agnieszka Radwańska 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2006 Warsaw
Number 3 ranked players
  Mary Pierce 4–2 67% 2–0 1–2 1–0 Lost (6–4, 4–6, 2–6) at 2005 Fed Cup
  Elena Dementieva 9–6 60% 3–3 3–0 2–0 1–3 Lost (4–6, 6–3, 4–6) at 2006 Tokyo
  Nadia Petrova 3–2 60% 1–2 1–0 1–0 Lost (3–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2004 Philadelphia
  Amanda Coetzer 2–2 50% 2–0 0–1 0–1 Won (6–3, 6–0) at 2004 Sydney
  Nathalie Tauziat 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2000 Eastbourne
Number 4 ranked players
  Iva Majoli 3–0 100% 1–0 2–0 Won (6–2, 7–5) at 2003 Fed Cup
  Francesca Schiavone 4–0 100% 3–0 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2005 Hopman Cup
  Samantha Stosur 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2004 Fed Cup
  Magdalena Maleeva 4–1 80% 1–0 1–0 2–1 Lost (2–6, 6–4, 6–2) at 2005 Moscow
 /  Jelena Dokic 2–4 33% 1–2 1–1 0–1 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2002 WTA Finals
  Mary Joe Fernández 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 5–7) at 1999 US Open
  Anke Huber 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2000 Sopot
Number 5 ranked players
  Daniela Hantuchová 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–1) at 2002 Eastbourne
  Anna Chakvetadze 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2006 Miami
Number 6 ranked players
  Flavia Pennetta 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–0) at 2005 Miami
  Chanda Rubin 5–2 71% 4–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–0) at 2004 Montréal
Number 7 ranked players
  Marion Bartoli 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (4–2, ret.) at 2005 Dubai
  Barbara Schett 3–1 75% 1–0 1–0 1–1 Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2004 San Diego
  Roberta Vinci 2–1 67% 1–0 1–0 0–1 Won (6–0, 1–6, 6–4) at 2006 Rome
  Patty Schnyder 2–3 40% 1–3 1–0 Lost (2–6, 1–6) at 2006 Australian Open
  Nicole Vaidišová 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 7–5, 4–6) at 2005 Charleston
Number 8 ranked players
  Anna Kournikova 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–3) at 2001 Leipzig
  Alicia Molik 3–2 60% 1–1 2–0 0–1 Won (7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2006 Stockholm
  Ai Sugiyama 2–3 40% 1–2 1–1 Lost (6–7(2–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4) at 2006 Doha
Number 9 ranked players
  Paola Suárez 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (7–6(7–5), 6–2) at 2001 Wimbledon
  Timea Bacsinszky 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2006 Zurich
  Dominique Monami 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2000 Olympics
  Sandrine Testud 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2002 Berlin
Number 10 ranked players
  Karina Habšudová 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 3–6) at 1998 Moscow
Total 94–94 50% 42–52
(45%)
23–20
(53%)
12–11
(52%)
17–11
(61%)
Last updated 15 May 2022

No. 1 winsEdit

# Player Event Surface Rd Score Result
1.   Kim Clijsters 2003 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Carpet SF 5–7, 4–4, ret. W
2.   Lindsay Davenport 2004 WTA Tour Championships, United States Hard RR 7–6(7–5), 6–4 SF

Top 10 winsEdit

  • She has a 22–51 (30.1%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total
Wins 5 3 10 3 1 22
# Opponent Rank Event Surface Rd Score AMR
2002
1.   Jelena Dokic No. 9 Italian Open Clay 3R 5–7, 6–4, 6–3 No. 30
2.   Justine Henin-Hardenne No. 7 Connecticut Open, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–2), 6–2 No. 16
3.   Martina Hingis No. 8 Connecticut Open, United States Hard QF 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–0 No. 16
4.   Jelena Dokic No. 8 Brasil Open Hard SF 6–2, 6–4 No. 15
5.   Kim Clijsters No. 8 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Carpet SF 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–3) No. 12
2003
6.   Kim Clijsters No. 1 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Carpet SF 5–7, 4–4, ret. No. 10
7.   Justine Henin-Hardenne No. 2 Sparkassen Cup, Germany Carpet F 3–6, 6–3, 6–3 No. 10
8.   Amélie Mauresmo No. 7 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet F 6–2, 6–4 No. 10
2004
9.   Chanda Rubin No. 10 Australian Open Hard 4R 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–2 No. 7
10.   Jennifer Capriati No. 5 Qatar Open Hard SF 6–2, 6–2 No. 7
11.   Venus Williams No. 9 French Open Clay QF 6–3, 6–4 No. 5
12.   Jennifer Capriati No. 6 French Open Clay SF 6–2, 6–2 No. 5
13.   Elena Dementieva No. 10 French Open Clay F 6–1, 6–2 No. 5
14.   Maria Sharapova No. 8 Acura Classic, United States Hard QF 7–5, 6–2 No. 5
15.   Lindsay Davenport No. 2 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet SF 6–4, 7–6(7–1) No. 4
16.   Elena Dementieva No. 6 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet F 7–5, 6–0 No. 4
17.   Elena Dementieva No. 5 WTA Tour Championships, United States Hard RR 6–3, 6–3 No. 3
18.   Lindsay Davenport No. 1 WTA Tour Championships, United States Hard RR 7–6(7–5), 6–4 No. 3
2005
19.   Elena Dementieva No. 5 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grass 4R 1–6, 7–6(11–9), 7–5 No. 10
20.   Venus Williams No. 8 Fed Cup, Russia Clay (i) SF 5–7, 6–4, 6–2 No. 10
21.   Elena Dementieva No. 8 Zurich Open, Switzerland Hard QF 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 6–4 No. 12
2006
22.   Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 7 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Grass SF 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 No. 11

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Preceded by ITF World Champion
2004
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