Anna Dmitrieva

Anna Vladimirovna Dmitrieva (Russian: Анна Владимировна Дми́триева, born 10 December 1940) is a retired female tennis player who competed for the Soviet Union.

Anna Dmitrieva
Анна Дми́триева
Full nameAnna Vladimirovna Dmitrieva
Country (sports) Soviet Union
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1940-12-10) 10 December 1940 (age 80)
Moscow, USSR
Retired1973
Singles
Career titles12 ITF
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1967)
Wimbledon4R (1960)
US Open4R (1962)
Wimbledon JuniorF (1958)
Doubles
Career titles13 ITF
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1968)
WimbledonSF (1963)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1967)

CareerEdit

Anna Dmitrieva was born in an artistic family. Her father was the chief artist in MKhAT and her mother was an actress. Her father died when she was seven years old, and her mother married for the second time a popular composer Kirill Molchanov.

Anna started playing tennis at the age of 12. In less than a year she won Moscow junior championships as a member of the Dynamo team, and the next year she became also Moscow junior singles champion. At the age of 16 she was allowed to play at senior tournaments, and in a year she became champion of Moscow in singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

In 1958, when the USSR joined the International Tennis Federation, Anna Dmitrieva became a member of the first Soviet delegation at the Wimbledon Championships. She reached the final of the junior girls' tournament.

In 1958–1967, Dmitrieva won 18 titles in Soviet championships: five times in singles, nine in women's doubles and four times in mixed doubles. In 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1964 she won the championships in all three categories.

Dmitrieva also won open championships of Czechoslovakia and Hungary (1962), Uganda (1963), Yugoslavia (1966). In 1965 she won Scandinavian Indoors championship in women's doubles and reached finals in singles. She also won women's tournament at the Queen's Club in 1963 and Wimbledon Ladies Plate in 1965. She won a number of amateur tournaments in Africa from 1964 to 1968 and the Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO) in Jakarta in 1963.

At the Grand Slam tournaments, her highest success was reaching Wimbledon doubles semis in 1963 with Judy Tegart; they lost to the eventual champions Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard. At the Wimbledon Championships, Dmitrieva also reached the quarterfinals twice in ladies' doubles (in 1960 and 1967) and in mixed doubles in 1967 when she and Alexander Metreveli played the longest game in the tournament's history against Bueno and Ken Fletcher. Dmitrieva also played in the French Open doubles quarterfinals in 1968.

After finishing her player's career in the late 1960s, Dmitrieva worked as a tennis coach for four years and then became a sports journalist and commentator for the Soviet TV and radio. Today, she is the director of sports channels department at NTV Plus television network. Dmitrieva won a number of professional awards during her career as a sports journalist; in particular, she was named the best sports journalist of the Russian TV in 1997, and in 2008 she won another prize for life achievement in this field.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (12–14)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 9 August 1959 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova 6–3, 6-1
Loss 2. 1 March 1960 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova 3–6, 6–1, 2-6
Win 3. 7 August 1960 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Jirina Elgrová 6-2 6-4
Win 4. 2 July 1961 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Zsuzsa Körmöczy 6-3 6-4
Loss 5. 19 August 1961 Moscow, Soviet Union Clay   Věra Suková 7–5, 1–6, 1-6
Win 6. 11 March 1962 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Lea Pericoli 6–2, 7-5
Loss 7. 16 July 1962 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Zsuzsa Körmöczy 1–6, 6–4, 4-6
Loss 8. 1 August 1962 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Elizabeth Starkie 3–6, 0-6
Loss 9. 20 August 1962 Moscow, Soviet Union Clay   Jan Lehane 3–6, 3-6
Win 10. 2 February 1963 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova 6–4, 6-3
Loss 11. 10 June 1963 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Věra Suková 1–6, 6–4, 4-6
Win 12. 8 March 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova 8–6, 6-2
Win 13. 18 May 1964 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Françoise Dürr 6–3, 6-2
Win 14. 16 August 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union Clay   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova 6-2 6-2
Loss 15. 7 February 1965 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i)   Elizabeth Starkie 2–6, 6–1, 3-6
Loss 16. 14 August 1966 Moscow, Soviet Union Clay   Ann Jones 1–6, 3-6
Win 17. 18 September 1966 Belgrade, Yugoslavia Clay   Alena Palmeová 6–2, 6-4
Loss 18. 22 January 1967 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Olga Morozova 7–9, 6-8
Loss 19. 19 February 1967 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva 2–6, 8-10
Win 20. 4 March 1967 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva 9–7, 6-4
Loss 21. 19 March 1967 Alexandria, Egypt Clay   Helga Schultze 6–4, 1–6, 6-8
Loss 22. 27 September 1967 Tbilisi, Soviet Union Clay   Olga Morozova 5–7, 6–4, 1-6
Loss 23. 7 January 1968 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Olga Morozova 9–7, 1–6, 8-10
Win 24. 17 March 1968 Alexandria, Egypt Clay   Robin Blakelock 6–0, 6-3
Win 25. 6 January 1972 Minsk, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Marina Chuvyrina 6–4, 6-2
Loss 26. 27 February 1972 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Eugenia Birioukova 4–6, 3-6

Doubles (13–6)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1 March 1960 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova   Vera Filippova
  Larissa Preobrazhenskaya
6–2, 6-2
Loss 2. 8 March 1960 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova   Věra Suková
  Velve Tamm
6–8, 4–6
Win 3. 7 August 1960 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova   Vera Filippova
  Larissa Preobrazhenskaya
6–4, 6-4
Win 4. 5 March 1961 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova   Vera Filippova
  Larissa Preobrazhenskaya
6–0, 6-2
Loss 5. 19 August 1961 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova   Eva Johannes
  Věra Suková
6–1, 6–8, 4-6
Win 6. 22 July 1962 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Jitka Volavková   Klara Bardoczy
  Zsuzsa Körmöczy
8–6, 6-2
Win 7. 1 August 1962 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Jana Volková   Vlasta Vopičková
  Jiřina Michlová
7–5, 6-2
Win 8. 10 June 1963 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Irina Ryazanova Ermolova   Zdena Stachová
  Vlasta Vopičková
6–4, 5–7, 6-1
Win 9. 22 June 1963 London, United Kingdom Grass   Judy Tegart-Dalton   Angela Mortimer
  Yola Ramírez
6-1 6-0
Loss 10. 8 March 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova   Olga Lendlová
  Jana Sonska
4–6, 6–2, 5-7
Loss 11. 16 August 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Valeria Kuzmenko-Titova   Olga Lendlová
  Jana Sonska
6–3, 3–6, 5-7
Win 12. 7 February 1965 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i)   Gudrun Rosin   Robin Blakelock
  Elizabeth Starkie
6–0, 6-4
Win 13. 7 March 1965 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva   Vlasta Vopičková
  Helga Schultze
6–4, 7–9, 6-2
Loss 14. 14 August 1966 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Judy Tegart-Dalton   Ann Jones
  Betty Stöve
4–6, 6–2, 3-6
Win 15. 19 February 1967 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva   Tatiana Chalko
  Olga Morozova
6–2, 6-1
Win 16. 4 March 1967 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva   Tatiana Chalko
  Olga Morozova
6–3, 6-1
Loss 17. 4 February 1968 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i)   Galina Baksheeva   Virginia Wade
  Joyce Williams
4–6, 3-6
Win 18. 25 February 1968 Moscow, Soviet Union Hard   Galina Baksheeva   Rauza Islanova
  Olga Morozova
6–2, 7–5
Win 19. 6 January 1972 Minsk, Soviet Union Hard (i)   Marina Chuvyrina   Larisa Novoshinskaya
  Anna Yeremeyeva
6–3, 3–6, 6-1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 (1-0)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1958 Wimbledon Grass   Sally Moore 2–6, 4–6

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