Evgenia Kulikovskaya

Evgenia Kulikovskaya (Russian: Евгения Куликовская; born 21 December 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.

Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Евгения Куликовская
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Born (1978-12-21) 21 December 1978 (age 43)
Moscow, RSFSR
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2004
PlaysAmbidextrous (no backhand)
Prize money$427,770
Singles
Career record221–175 (55.8%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (9 June 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003)
French Open2R (2003)
Wimbledon1R (1999, 2003)
US Open2R (1998, 2001)
Doubles
Career record197–148 (57.1%)
Career titles4 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (3 March 2003)

She reached her highest singles ranking of No. 91 in June 2003.[1] She had more success in doubles, winning four doubles titles on the WTA Tour and reaching the top 50.

A rarity among tennis players, Kulikovskaya is ambidextrous; she played with two forehands and no backhand, switching her racket hand depending on where the ball was coming.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV, V (4–6)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 13 April 1998 Makarska Championships, Croatia Clay   Karin Kschwendt   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–7(3), 1–6
Win 1. 25 April 1999 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary Clay   Sandra Načuk   Laura Montalvo
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–3, 6–4
Win 2. 7 June 1999 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Clay   Patricia Wartusch   Eva Bes
  Gisela Riera
7–6(3), 6–0
Loss 2. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Sandra Naćuk   Eva Martincová
  Elena Wagner
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 3. 21 November 1999 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Patricia Wartusch   Émilie Loit
  Åsa Carlsson
1–6, 4–6
Loss 4. 6 May 2002 J&S Cup, Poland Clay   Silvija Talaja   Henrieta Nagyová
  Jelena Kostanić Tošić
1–6, 1–6
Win 3. 14 July 2002 Internazionali di Palermo, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Sysoeva   Lubomira Bacheva
  Angelika Rösch
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5. 22 July 2002 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Ekaterina Sysoeva   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 2–6
Loss 6. 9 February 2003 Bangalore Open, India Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Elena Likhovtseva
  Iroda Tulyaganova
4–6, 4–6
Win 4. 10 August 2003 Nordic Light Open, Finland Clay   Elena Tatarkova   Tatiana Perebiynis
  Silvija Talaja
6–2, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 14 (8–6)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 31 October 1994 ITF Jūrmala, Latvia Hard (i)   Vera Zhukovets 2–6, 6–7(4)
Win 2. 5 June 1995 ITF Łódź, Poland Clay   Talina Beiko 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Win 3. 12 June 1995 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Monika Maštalířová 6–4, 6–2
Win 4. 18 February 1996 ITF Sheffield, England Hard (i)   Jana Macurová 6–2, 6–3
Win 5. 26 August 1996 ITF Kyiv, Ukraine Clay   Tatiana Ignatieva 6–1, 7–5
Win 6. 1 September 1996 ITF Sochi, Russia Clay   Maria Goloviznina 6–1, 6–0
Loss 7. 31 August 1997 ITF Athens, Greece Clay   Alice Pirsu 6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Win 8. 19 October 1997 ITF Southampton, England Carpet (i)   Elena Tatarkova 6–0, 4–6, 7–6(5)
Win 9. 4 October 1998 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia Clay   Elena Makarova 2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Loss 10. 22 April 2001 ITF Allentown, United States Hard (i)   Irina Selyutina 4–6, 1–6
Win 11. 7 July 2002 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–1, 7–5
Loss 12. 21 July 2002 ITF Modena, Italy Clay   Denisa Chládková 2–6, 3–6
Loss 13. 15 September 2002 ITF Bordeaux, France Clay   Dally Randriantefy 5–7, 2–6
Loss 14. 17 November 2002 ITF Eugene, United States Hard (i)   Marissa Irvin 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 24 (12–12)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 May 1994 ITF Łódź, Poland Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Valeria Strappa
  Valentina Solari
6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 May 1994 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Talina Beiko
  Tanja Tsiganii
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 22 August 1994 ITF Horb, Germany Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Martina Hautová
  Simona Nedorostová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1994 ITF Bad Nauheim, Germany Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Renata Kochta
  Alena Vašková
3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 5. 5 June 1995 ITF Łódź, Poland Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Teodora Nedeva
  Christina Zachariadou
6–7(2), 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 12 June 1995 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Natalia Nemchinova   Teodora Nedeva
  Katharzyna Teodorowicz
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 31 March 1997 ITF Makarska, Croatia Clay   Caroline Schneider   Nóra Köves
  Helena Vildová
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 19 May 1997 ITF Sochi, Russia Hard   Ekaterina Sysoeva   Nino Louarsabishvili
  Kaoru Shibata
3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 28 July 1997 ITF Makarska, Croatia Clay   Maria Goloviznina   Olga Lugina
  Elena Pampoulova
7–5, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 25 August 1997 ITF Athens, Greece Clay   Sandra Načuk   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Marina Martinez Escobar
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 22 September 1997 ITF Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Maria Goloviznina   Radka Bobková
  Jana Pospíšilová
2–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 5 October 1998 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard   Ekaterina Sysoeva   Amanda Hopmans
  Melanie Schnell
6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 3 July 2000 ITF Civitanova, Italy Clay   Tatiana Poutchek   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Conchita Martínez Granados
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 14 August 2000 ITF İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Maria Goloviznina   Magda Mihalache
  Tong Ka-po
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 11 September 2000 ITF Hopewell, United States Hard   Jolene Watanabe   Jennifer Hopkins
  Petra Rampre
3–6, 1–6
Winner 16. 15 January 2001 ITF Boca Raton, United States Hard   Jolene Watanabe   Melissa Middleton
  Jacqueline Trail
6–1, 6–0
Winner 17. 22 January 2001 ITF Miami, United States Hard   Jolene Watanabe   Jane Chi
  Lioudmila Skavronskaia
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 29 January 2001 ITF Clearwater, United States Hard   Jolene Watanabe   Joana Cortez
  Clarisa Fernández
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 19. 18 February 2002 ITF Columbus, United States Hard (i)   Maria Goloviznina   Teryn Ashley
  Kristen Schlukebir
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 20. 1 July 2002 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Sysoeva   Maret Ani
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 21. 3 November 2002 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Lubomira Bacheva   Caroline Dhenin
  Émilie Loit
w/o
Runner-up 22. 12 November 2002 ITF Eugene, United States Hard (i)   Elena Tatarkova   Nana Smith
  Milagros Sequera
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 2 May 2003 Open Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Tatiana Perebiynis   Tatiana Poutchek
  Anastasia Rodionova
7–6(8), 6–3
Winner 24. 28 March 2004 ITF St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Maria Goloviznina   Darya Kustova
  Elena Tatarkova
7–5, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats". WTA. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Left or right, it's all the same for this switch hitter". smh.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2010.

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