Elena Tatarkova

Elena Tatarkova or Olena Tatarkova (Ukrainian: Олена Tатаркова, born 22 August 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Ukraine.

Elena Tatarkova (Feltham)
Олена Tатаркова
Elena Tatarkova.jpg
Country (sports) Ukraine
ResidenceKyiv, Ukraine
Born (1976-08-22) 22 August 1976 (age 45)
Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$861,974
Singles
Career record300–237 (55.9%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (18 January 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999, 2002)
French Open3R (1998)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999)
US Open1R (1998, 1999)
Doubles
Career record302–176 (63.2%)
Career titles4 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (5 July 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1998, 1999)
French OpenSF (2001)
WimbledonF (1999)
US Open2R (1997, 1998, 2003)

She won four doubles titles on WTA Tour, and four singles and 25 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her best career result came in doubles; she reached the 1999 Wimbledon final with partner Mariaan de Swardt, which they lost to Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu. Tatarkova also made the 2001 French Open doubles semifinals with Justine Henin. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 45, and highest doubles ranking of No. 9, both in 1999.

Since retiring from professional tennis in 2004, she married Timothy Feltham in September 2007 and is mother to Stanley (Apr 2009) and Austin (Feb 2012)

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (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)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 W–L
Australian Open A LQ A A 1R 1R LQ A 1R LQ LQ 0–3
French Open A A LQ LQ 3R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2–2
Wimbledon LQ A A LQ 2R 2R A LQ 1R LQ LQ 2–3
US Open A A LQ LQ 1R 1R A LQ LQ LQ LQ 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 4–10
Year-end ranking 221 192 196 136 47 120 256 213 166 126 260

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 W–L
Australian Open A A 3R 3R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 5–6
French Open 1R A 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 1R 1R 6–8
Wimbledon A 1R 2R F A 1R 3R 2R 1R 9–7
US Open A 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–7
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 4–4 7–4 1–2 4–3 3–4 3–4 0–4 23–28
Year-end ranking 171 91 22 19 77 38 61 47 95

Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1999 Wimbledon Grass   Mariaan de Swardt   Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 12 (4 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–3)
Tier III (0–3)
Tier IV & V (4–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 August 1998 Stanford Classic, United States Hard   Larisa Savchenko   Lindsay Davenport
  Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 16 August 1998 Los Angeles Classic, United States Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Martina Hingis
  Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 18 October 1998 Zurich Open, Switzerland Hard (i)   Mariaan de Swardt   Venus Williams
  Serena Williams
7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 31 October 1998 Luxembourg Open Carpet (i)   Larisa Savchenko   Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
7–6, 3–6, 0–2 ret.
Winner 1. 16 January 1999 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Mariaan de Swardt   Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Émilie Loit
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 4 July 1999 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass   Mariaan de Swardt   Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 27 February 2000 Oklahoma Cup, United States Hard (i)   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Corina Morariu
  Kimberly Po
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 2. 23 February 2002 Memphis International, United States Hard (i)   Ai Sugiyama   Melissa Middleton
  Brie Rippner
6–4, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 6 April 2003 Casablanca Grand Prix, Morocco Clay   Henrieta Nagyová   Gisela Dulko
  Maria-Emilia Salerni
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 20 April 2003 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary Clay   Petra Mandula   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Tatiana Perebiynis
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 10 August 2003 Nordic Light Open, Finland Clay   Eugenia Kulikovskaya   Tatiana Perebiynis
  Silvija Talaja
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 26 October 2003 Luxembourg Open Hard (i)   Marlene Weingärtner   Maria Sharapova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
1–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 11 (4–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1993 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Adriana Barna 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 16 August 1993 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay   Vanessa Matthys 2–6, 7–5, 6–7(3)
Runner-up 3. 10 October 1993 ITF Kyiv, Ukraine Clay   Svetlana Komleva 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 1. 31 October 1993 ITF Jūrmala, Latvia Hard   Oksana Bushevitsa 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 29 October 1995 ITF Poitiers, France Hard   Olga Barabanschikova 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 23 February 1997 ITF Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   María Sánchez Lorenzo 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 13 October 1997 ITF Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Evgenia Kulikovskaya 0–6, 6–4, 6–7(5)
Winner 2. 1 March 1998 ITF Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Dragana Zarić 6–2, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 3. 31 July 2000 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Selima Sfar 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 22 September 2003 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard   Evgenia Linetskaya 1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 28 November 2004 ITF Opole, Poland Carpet (i)   Angelique Kerber 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 36 (25–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 May 1993 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Natalia Biletskaya   Teodora Nedeva
  Antoaneta Pandjerova
w/o
Winner 2. 29 August 1993 ITF Gryfino, Poland Clay   Aleksandra Olsza   Monika Starosta
  Alena Vašková
7–6(4), 4–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 5 September 1993 ITF Burgas, Bulgaria Hard   Svetlana Krivencheva   Camilla Persson
  Anna-Karin Svensson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 12 September 1993 ITF Varna, Bulgaria Hard   Natalia Bondarenko   Isabela Martin
  Maya Stankova
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 October 1993 ITF Šiauliai, Lithuania Hard (i)   Natalia Bondarenko   Talina Beiko
  Tanja Tsiganii
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 25 October 1993 ITF Jūrmala, Latvia Hard   Natalia Bondarenko   Aleksandra Olsza
  Miroslava Vavrinec
7–6(5), 6–2
Runner-up 2. 3 October 1994 ITF Kyiv, Ukraine Clay   Natalia Biletskaya   Natalia Noreiko
  Marina Stets
6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 9 July 1995 ITF Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Tatjana Ječmenica   Henrieta Nagyová
  Radka Zrubáková
3–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 27 August 1995 ITF Sochi, Russia Hard   Corina Morariu   Natalia Egorova
  Petra Thorén
6–3, 7–5
Winner 7. 16 October 1995 ITF Flensburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Yvette Basting   Sandra Klösel
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 6 May 1996 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay   Elena Brioukhovets   Lenka Cenková
  Adriana Gerši
6–2, 6–1
Winner 9. 16 June 1996 ITF Tashkent, Uzbekistan Clay   Elena Brioukhovets   Katrin Kilsch
  Robyn Mawdsley
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 2 February 1997 ITF Prostejov, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Aleksandra Olsza   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Andrea Temesvári
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 2 March 1997 ITF Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Kirstin Freye   Olga Lugina
  Clare Wood
6–7(6), 7–6(6), 1–6
Winner 10. 17 March 1997 ITF Reims, France Clay (i)   Svetlana Krivencheva   Silke Meier
  Petra Schwarz
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 9 June 1997 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay   Fabiola Zuluaga   Katalin Marosi
  Veronica Stele
3–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 4 August 1997 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay   Svetlana Krivencheva   Radka Bobková
  Lenka Němečková
7–6(7), 6–3
Winner 12. 21 February 1998 ITF Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Virág Csurgó   Kirstin Freye
  Hila Rosen
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 8 June 1998 ITF Sochi, Russia Hard   Nino Louarsabishvili   Saori Obata
  Kaoru Shibata
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 31 July 2000 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Svetlana Krivencheva   Eszter Molnár
  Maja Palaveršić
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 14. 2 October 2000 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard   Brie Rippner   Lisa McShea
  Nirupama Sanjeev
6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 22 October 2000 ITF Largo, United States Hard   Brie Rippner   Dawn Buth
  Sandra Cacic
6–2, 6–4
Winner 16. 29 October 2000 ITF Dallas, United States Hard   Brie Rippner   Nirupama Sanjeev
  Nana Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 17. 19 November 2000 ITF Naples, United States Clay   Nana Smith   Maret Ani
  Valentina Sassi
5–3, 2–4, 2–4, 5–3, 4–1
Runner-up 8. 5 February 2001 ITF Rockford, United States Hard (i)   Svetlana Krivencheva   Katie Schlukebir
  Kristen Schlukebir
6–7(4), 1–6
Winner 18. 12 February 2001 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i)   Yvette Basting   Jennifer Hopkins
  Petra Rampre
3–6, 7–6(4), 6–4
Winner 19. 4 March 2001 ITF Minneapolis, United States Hard (i)   Yvette Basting   Laurence Courtois
  Alicia Molik
7–5, 7–6(0)
Runner-up 9. 21 October 2001 ITF Southampton, UK Hard (i)   Lubomira Bacheva   Nannie de Villiers
  Irina Selyutina
6–7(5), 6–2, 2–6
Winner 20. 5 February 2002 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i)   Janet Lee   Maria Geznenge
  Michaela Paštiková
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 12 November 2002 ITF Eugene, United States Hard   Evgenia Kulikovskaya   Nana Smith
  Milagros Sequera
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 21. 16 March 2003 ITF Kaunas, Lithuania Hard (i)   Darya Kustova   Aurelija Misevičiūtė
  Lina Stančiūtė
6–1, 7–6(6)
Winner 22. 21 September 2003 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia Clay   Darya Kustova   Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Galina Voskoboeva
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
Winner 23. 28 September 2003 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard   Darya Kustova   Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
  Galina Fokina
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 28 March 2004 ITF St.Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Darya Kustova   Maria Goloviznina
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
5–7, 1–6
Winner 24. 18 April 2004 ITF Biarritz, France Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Alona Bondarenko
  Valeria Bondarenko
7–5, 6–0
Winner 25. 7 November 2004 ITF Shenzhen, China Hard   Rika Fujiwara   Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–4, 1–6, 6–1

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score ET Rank
1998
1.   Irina Spîrlea No. 9 Southern California Open, U.S. Hard 2R 6–2, 6–2 No. 63

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