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Elena Olegovna Bovina (Елена Олеговна Бовина) (born 10 March 1983) is a professional tennis player from Russia. She reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 14 in April 2005. Her best performance at a Grand Slam came when she got to the quarter finals of the 2002 US Open, defeating Clarisa Fernández, Jelena Dokic, Stéphanie Foretz and Francesca Schiavone before losing to Lindsay Davenport.

Elena Bovina
Елена Бовина
Elena Bovina.jpg
Bovina in 2002
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceQuebec City, Canada
Born (1983-03-10) 10 March 1983 (age 36)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachIni Ghidirmic
Prize money$1,997,443
Singles
Career record397–237
Career titles3 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 14 (4 April 2005)
Current rankingNo. 466 (6 November 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2003)
French Open4R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
US OpenQF (2002)
Doubles
Career record171–105
Career titles5 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 14 (3 February 2003)
Current rankingNo. 477 (16 January 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
French OpenQF (2003)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
US OpenQF (2003)

In June 2005, Bovina sustained a right shoulder injury, which forced her to withdraw from all tournaments through the end of the year. She pulled out of all events she had entered in early 2006, and for some time, she was unranked in both singles and doubles. She returned to the WTA Tour at the Kremlin Cup in October 2006.

She has won three career singles titles, including the Tier II Pilot Pen Tennis Open. She has been a finalist in three singles tournaments, and has five career doubles titles, including the Pan Pacific Open, which she won with Rennae Stubbs, and the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich, with Justine Henin-Hardenne. In addition she won the 2004 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Nenad Zimonjić, and was the runner-up in the 2002 French Open mixed doubles tournament. She also was on the victorious 2005 Russian Fed Cup squad and was also on the team from 2001 to 2003.

In 2017, Bovina returned to tennis after a four-year hiatus. She competed in some ITF events during the year.[1]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2002 French Open Clay   Mark Knowles   Cara Black
  Wayne Black
3–6, 3–6
Win 2004 Australian Open Hard   Nenad Zimonjić   Leander Paes
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 7–6(7–3)

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 Apr 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Ángeles Montolio 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 12 May 2002 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 22 Sep 2002 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i)   Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 28 Aug 2004 New Haven, United States Hard   Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 3 Oct 2004 Hasselt, Belgium Carpet (i)   Elena Dementieva 0–6, 6–0, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 31 Oct 2004 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Amélie Mauresmo 2–6, 0–6

Doubles: 8 (5–3)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 October 2001 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (I)   Dája Bedáňová   Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 28 October 2001 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Hard (i)   Daniela Hantuchová   Bianka Lamade
  Patty Schnyder
6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 14 April 2002 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Zsófia Gubacsi   Barbara Rittner
  María Vento-Kabchi
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 21 April 2002 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Zsófia Gubacsi   Catherine Barclay
  Émilie Loit
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 5 May 2002 Bol, Croatia Clay   Henrieta Nagyová   Tathiana Garbin
  Angelique Widjaja
5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 6. 20 October 2002 Zurich, Switzerland Carpet (I)   Justine Henin   Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 7. 2 February 2003 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (I)   Rennae Stubbs   Lisa Raymond
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 10 August 2003 Los Angeles, USA Hard   Els Callens   Mary Pierce
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 3–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles: 11 (8-3)Edit

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7/2)
Clay (0/1)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (1/0)
Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 31 May 1998 El Paso, United States Hard   Diana Ospina 3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 2. 6 February 2000 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Helen Reesby 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 13 February 2000 Birmingham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Zaporozhanova 6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 20 Feb 2000 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Julie Pullin 2–6, 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 5 March 2000 Chengdu, China Hard   Yi Jingqian 1–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 17 August 2008 The Bronx, United States Hard   Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. 16 March 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard   Rebecca Marino 6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 7 February 2010 Belfort, France Carpet   Romina Oprandi 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–4
Winner 8. 9 August 2010 Tallinn, Estonia Hard   Anne Keothavong 6–4, 4–1 Ret.
Runner-up 2. 19 February 2012 Portimão, Portugal Hard   Justine Ozga 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 8 April 2012 Jackson, United States Green Clay   Heidi El Tabakh 0–6, 4–6

Doubles: 17 (11–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 February 2000 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Zaporozhanova   Selima Sfar
  Jo Ward
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 February 2000 Birmingham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Zaporozhanova   Natalia Egorova
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 4 September 2000 Denain, France Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 6 June 2009 Galatina, Italy Clay   Regina Kulikova   Beatriz Garcia-Vidagany
  María Emilia Salerni
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 12 June 2009 Marseille, France Clay   Timea Bacsinszky   Tathiana Garbin
  María José Martínez Sánchez
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [7–10]
Winner 6. 7 February 2010 Belfort, France Carpet   Irena Pavlovic   Nikola Hofmanova
  Karina Pimkina
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 7. 6 March 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Irena Pavlovic   Maret Ani
  Vitalia Diatchenko
6–0, 6–1
Winner 8. 8 November 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard   Ekaterina Bychkova   Paula Kania
  Katarzyna Piter
6–4, 6–0
Winner 9. 3 April 2011 Monzón, Spain Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Margalita Chakhnashvili
  Ivana Lisjak
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 10. 16 October 2011 Troy, United States Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Varvara Lepchenko
  Mashona Washington
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Runner–up 11. 6 Mar 2012 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Alizé Lim   Madison Brengle
  Paula Kania
3–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 8 April 2012 Jackson, United States Clay   Tereza Mrdeža   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 13. 14 April 2012 Pelham, United States Clay   Ekaterina Bychkova   Julie Coin
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 29 April 2012 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Julia Glushko   Maria Sanchez
  Yasmin Schnack
2–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 18 June 2012 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Valeria Solovyeva   Viktoryia Kisialeva
  Ilona Kremen
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 16. 30 September 2012 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Edina Gallovits-Hall   Anastasia Rodionova
  Arina Rodionova
2–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 17. 18 June 2012 New Braunfels, United States Hard   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni   Mariana Duque-Marino
  Adriana Pérez
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 4R 2R A A 1R A Q1 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 5 4–5
French Open A A 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 4R A A A Q1 Q2 A A 0 / 6 8–6
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R 2R 2R 2R A A A A A Q2 A A 0 / 4 4–4
US Open A A Q2 1R QF 1R 3R A A A Q2 Q1 Q2 A A 0 / 4 6–4
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 N/A 0 / 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 / 20 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 3–4 5–4 5–4 6–4 3–1 N/A 0–1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 22–19
Year End Ranking 382 398 135 49 26 21 15 62 324 186 225 154 301 214

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 Career
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 3R A A 2R A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A 3R QF A 2R A A A A A 0 / 3
Wimbledon Q1 A 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
US Open A 1R 1R QF A A A A A A A 0 / 3
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A QF QF A 2R A A A A A 0 / 3
Miami A A 2R 1R A QF A A A A A 0 / 3
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Rome A A A A QF A A A A A A 0 / 1
Montréal / Toronto A 1R 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2
Tokyo A A A W A A A A A A A 1 / 1
Former WTA Tier I Tournaments
Charleston A A A QF A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Berlin A A A A 1R 2R A Not
Held
0 / 2
Zurich A A W A A A A 1 / 1
Moscow 1R A SF A SF A A A A A A 0 / 3
Finals 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Tournaments Won 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Overall Win-Loss 14–6 11–10 23–18 21–9 9–7 5–4 2–2 9–3 20–10 21–14 15–11 134–83
Year End Ranking 377 88 27 22 68 142 278 255 185 105 116 N/A

MixedEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open - - W - - 1R 5–1
French Open F - SF - - - 7–2
Wimbledon 1R QF - - - - 2–2
US Open QF - - - - - 2–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Myles, Stephanie (23 July 2017). "30-somethings still chasing the dream". Granby, Québec: Tennis Life. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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