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Elena Alexandrovna Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Александровна Лиховцева [jɪˈlʲɛnə ˈlʲixəftsɨvə]; born 8 September 1975) is a Russian former tennis player. She turned professional in January 1992, at the age of 16.

Elena Likhovtseva
Елена Лиховцева
Elena Likhovtseva.jpg
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Born (1975-09-08) 8 September 1975 (age 43)
Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2008 (last match)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$6,237,556
Singles
Career record433–372
Career titles3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (25 October 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (2000)
French OpenSF (2005)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US Open4R (1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
Doubles
Career record526–314
Career titles27 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 3 (27 September 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2004)
French OpenF (2004)
WimbledonSF (2002)
US OpenF (2000, 2004)
Mixed doubles
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2007)
French OpenF (2003, 2006)
WimbledonW (2002)
US OpenSF (2000)

Together with Mahesh Bhupathi she won the Wimbledon mixed-doubles championship in 2002, and the Australian Open mixed-doubles championship with Daniel Nestor in 2007.

She also was 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 won the first round of the women's doubles competition with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova, but was defeated in the second.

Contents

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 4 (0–4)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2000 US Open Hard   Cara Black   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
0–6, 6–1, 1–6
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2004 French Open Clay   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2004 US Open Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 5–7

Mixed doubles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2002 Wimbledon Grass   Mahesh Bhupati   Daniela Hantuchová
  Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Lisa Raymond
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard   Daniel Nestor   Martina Hingis
  Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2006 French Open Clay   Daniel Nestor   Katarina Srebotnik
  Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2007 Australian Open Hard   Daniel Nestor   Victoria Azarenka
  Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (3–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/1)
Tier II (0/1)
Tier III (1/3)
Tier IV & V (2/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 17 October 1993 Montpellier Carpet (i)   Dominique Monami 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 1–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast Hard   Ai Sugiyama 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 17 May 1999 Strasbourg Clay   Jennifer Capriati 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 30 October 2000 Leipzig Carpet (i)   Kim Clijsters 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 16 February 2003 Doha Hard   Anastasia Myskina 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 2 August 2004 Montreal Hard   Amélie Mauresmo 1–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 28 August 2004 Forest Hills Hard   Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 56 (27–29)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/4)
WTA Championships (0/2)
Tier I (4/4)
Tier II (10/16)
Tier III (7/1)
Tier IV & V (6/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1997 Strasbourg Clay   Ai Sugiyama   Helena Suková
  Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 11 January 1998 Gold Coast Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Sung-Hee Park
  Wang Shi-ting
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1998 Hanover Carpet (i)   Caroline Vis   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Winner 2. 1 November 1998 Luxembourg Carpet (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Larisa Neiland
  Elena Tatarkova
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–0 ret.
Winner 3. 8 November 1998 Leipzig Carpet (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Manon Bollegraf
  Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–1
Winner 4. 15 November 1998 Philadelphia Carpet (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Monica Seles
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 January 1999 Sydney Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Anke Huber
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 22 February 1999 Paris Carpet (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 4 April 1999 Hilton Head Clay   Jana Novotná   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 23 May 1999 Strasbourg Clay   Ai Sugiyama   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1 August 1999 Stanford Hard   Anna Kournikova   Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 29 August 1999 New Haven Hard   Jana Novotná   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(1–7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 7 November 1999 Leipzig Carpet (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Larisa Neiland
  Mary Pierce
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 10 September 2000 US Open Hard   Cara Black   Ai Sugiyama
  Julie Halard-Decugis
0–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 8. 14 January 2001 Hobart Hard   Cara Black   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 6 May 2001 Hamburg Clay   Cara Black   Květa Peschke
  Barbara Rittner
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 7 May 2001 Berlin Clay   Cara Black   Els Callens
  Meghann Shaughnessy
4–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 14 May 2001 Rome Clay   Cara Black   Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 6–1
Winner 11. 11 June 2001 Birmingham Grass   Cara Black   Kimberly Po
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 23 June 2001 Eastbourne Grass   Cara Black   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 30 July 2001 San Diego Hard   Cara Black   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 20 August 2001 New Haven Hard   Cara Black   Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 30 September 2001 Leipzig Carpet (i)   Nathalie Tauziat   Květa Peschke
  Barbara Rittner
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 4 November 2001 Munich Carpet (i)   Cara Black   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 3 March 2002 Scottsdale Hard   Cara Black   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 7–5, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 15. 7 April 2002 Sarasota Clay   Jelena Dokić   Els Callens
  Conchita Martínez
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 22 June 2002 Eastbourne Grass   Cara Black   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 13. 11 November 2002 Los Angeles Hard (i)   Cara Black   Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 5 January 2003 Auckland Hard   Cara Black   Abigail Spears
  Teryn Ashley
2–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 16. 12 January 2003 Hobart Hard   Cara Black   Barbara Schett
  Patricia Wartusch
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 17. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 22 February 2003 Dubai Hard   Cara Black   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 16. 28 September 2003 Leipzig Carpet (i)   Nadia Petrova   Martina Navratilova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 18. 10 January 2004 Gold Coast Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1 February 2004 Australian Open Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 8 February 2004 Tokyo Carpet (i)   Magdalena Maleeva   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 28 February 2004 Dubai Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
0–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 19. 6 March 2004 Doha Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 20. 21 March 2004 Indian Wells Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. 4 April 2004 Miami Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 3 June 2004 French Open Clay   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 19 June 2004 Eastbourne Grass   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Alicia Molik
  Magüi Serna
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 24. 11 September 2004 US Open Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 5–7
Winner 20. 31 October 2004 Linz Hard (i)   Janette Husárová   Nathalie Dechy
  Patty Schnyder
6–2, 7–5
Winner 21. 8 January 2005 Gold Coast Hard   Magdalena Maleeva   Maria Elena Camerin
  Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 22. 6 February 2005 Tokyo Carpet (i)   Janette Husárová   Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–3
Winner 23. 8 May 2005 Berlin Clay   Vera Zvonareva   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 18 June 2005 Eastbourne Grass   Vera Zvonareva   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 26. 25 July 2005 Stanford Hard   Vera Zvonareva   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 5–7
Winner 24. 25 September 2005 Kolkata Hard (i)   Anastasia Myskina   Neha Uberoi
  Shikha Uberoi
6–1, 6–0
Winner 25. 7 January 2006 Auckland Hard   Vera Zvonareva   Émilie Loit
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 26. 7 May 2006 Warsaw Clay   Anastasia Myskina   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27. 13 January 2007 Hobart Hard   Elena Vesnina   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 12 February 2007 Antwerp Carpet (i)   Elena Vesnina   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
5–7, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 28. 30 April 2007 Warsaw Clay   Elena Vesnina   Vera Dushevina
  Tatiana Perebiynis
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Runner-up 29. 23 September 2007 Portorož Hard   Andreja Klepač   Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 4–6, [7–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 4 (2–2)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 February 1992 Vilamoura, Portugal Hard   Svetlana Krivencheva 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1. 16 August 1992 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Nelly Barkan 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 13 September 1992 Varna, Bulgaria Clay   Linda Niemantsverdriet 2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 31 January 1993 Båstad, Sweden Hard (i)   Maria Francesca Bentivoglio 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (6–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 19 January 1992 Bamberg, Germany Carpet (i)   Dorien Wamelink   Olga Lugina
  Markéta Stusková
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 February 1992 Algarve, Portugal Hard   Svetlana Krivencheva   Angelina Petrova
  Petra Rihtarić
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 February 1992 Vilamoura, Portugal Hard   Svetlana Krivencheva   Tânia Couto
  Sofia Prazeres
6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 10 August 1992 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Svetlana Krivencheva   Nelly Barkan
  Maria Marfina
7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 August 1992 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Maria Marfina   Agata Werblińska
  Svetlana Krivencheva
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 31 August 1992 Burgas, Bulgaria Clay   Svetlana Krivencheva   Galia Angelova
  Tzvetelina Nikolova
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 19 October 1992 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Julia Lutrova   Natalia Egorova
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 6. 15 November 1992 Manchester, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Elena Makarova   Elena Pampoulova
  Nathalie Tschan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 28 March 1993 Brest, France Hard   Elena Makarova   Kristie Boogert
  Linda Niemantsverdriet
6–4, 5–7, 5–7

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career W–L
Australian Open A 3R 1R 4R 1R 3R 3R QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 18–14
French Open A A 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R SF 1R 2R 17–13
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 23–14
US Open 2R 4R 1R 3R 3R 1R 4R 3R 4R 2R 4R 1R 4R 3R 2R 26–15
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 84–56

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R F 2R QF 1R A 18–14
French Open A 2R 2R 3R 3R QF 1R 3R 3R SF F 3R 3R 1R 2R 27–14
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R SF 3R QF QF 3R QF A 23–13
US Open 1R 1R QF 3R A 1R F SF SF SF F 2R 3R 1R 2R 30–13
Win–Loss 0–2 1–4 5–4 5–4 7–3 5–4 6–4 8–4 10–4 12–4 18–4 7–4 9–4 3–4 2–1 98–54

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career W–L
Australian Open 1R SF 2R QF 1R SF 2R 1R 2R F W A 20–10
French Open 2R 1R SF QF SF QF F 1R 1R F 1R 1R 18–12
Wimbledon 2R QF SF QF SF W 2R QF 3R QF SF A 29–10
US Open QF 2R 1R SF 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R A 10–11

Head-vs.-head recordEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit