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Irina Gennadyevna Selyutina (Ирина Геннадьевна Селютина; born 7 November 1979) is a former tennis player from Kazakhstan.

Irina Selyutina
Ирина Селютина
Country (sports) Kazakhstan
ResidenceAlma-Ata, Kazakhstan
Born (1979-11-07) 7 November 1979 (age 39)
Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned proDecember 1996
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$420,868
Singles
Career record183–128
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 85 (14 January 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
French Open1R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record192–117
Career titles3 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 31 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open3R (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–4

Selyutina is a former world No. 1 in junior doubles, winning French Open and Wimbledon in 1997 partnering with Cara Black.[1] Black and Selyutina were also crowned ITF Junior Girls Doubles World Champion in 1997.[1] Selyutina won three doubles titles on the WTA TourJ&S Cup with Cătălina Cristea in 1999, Canberra Women's Classic with Nannie De Villiers and Porto Open with Black in 2002. She also enjoyed success on ITF Women's Circuit, winning eight singles and 20 doubles events.

Personal lifeEdit

Selyutina was born to Gennady and Tatyana Selyutina in Alma-Ata (Soviet Union then, Kazakhstan now).[2] She has a brother, Nickolay.[2] Selyutina began playing tennis at the age of eight, and has been coached by her first coach Valery Kovalyov for her entire career.[2] She graduated from high school in 1996.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Cătălina Cristea   Amélie Cocheteux
  Janette Husárová
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2000 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Cara Black   Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 13 January 2002 Canberra, Australia Hard   Nannie de Villiers   Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 7 April 2002 Porto, Portugal Clay   Cara Black   Kristie Boogert
  Magüi Serna
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 15 September 2002 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Nannie de Villiers   Meilen Tu
  María Vento-Kabchi
1–6, 6–2, 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (8–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 November 1996 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Zdeňka Málková 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 12 April 1998 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Kyra Nagy 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 24 May 1998 Azeméis, Portugal Hard   Paula Hermida 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 21 November 1999 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Holly Parkinson 4–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 18 February 2001 Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i)   Dragana Zarić 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 22 April 2001 Allentown, United States Hard   Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. 29 April 2001 Jackson, United States Clay   Gabriela Voleková 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 6 May 2001 Dothan, United States Clay   Ashley Harkleroad 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 21 October 2001 Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i)   Eva Dyrberg 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2001 Dallas, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera 7–5, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 4 November 2001 Hayward, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera 7–5, 6–4
Winner 8. 18 November 2001 Hattiesburg, United States Hard   Seda Noorlander 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 21 July 2002 Oyster Bay, United States Hard   Cho Yoon-jeong 6–7(5–7), 4–6

Doubles (20–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 November 1996 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Cara Black   Ľudmila Cervanová
  Zuzana Váleková
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 24 November 1996 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Cara Black   Miriam D'Agostini
  Vanessa Menga
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 12 January 1997 Delray Beach, United States Hard   Cara Black   Brie Rippner
  Paige Yaroshuk
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 12 April 1997 Athens, Greece Clay   Cara Black   Virág Csurgó
  Svetlana Krivencheva
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 24 August 1997 Kiev, Ukraine Clay   Cara Black   Natalia Egorova
  Olga Ivanova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 28 September 1997 Tucumán, Argentina Clay   Cara Black   Miriam D'Agostini
  Vanessa Menga
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1998 Azeméis, Portugal Hard   Kelly Liggan   Cristina Correia
  Bruna Colósio
2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 4 October 1998 Santa Clara County, United States Hard   Cara Black   Maureen Drake
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Laura Golarsa   Åsa Carlsson
  Laurence Courtois
3–6, 7–6, 0–6
Winner 8. 31 October 1999 Dallas, United States Hard   Emmanuelle Gagliardi   Samantha Reeves
  Jessica Steck
6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 28 November 1999 Nurioopta, Australia Hard   Louise Pleming   Rachel McQuillan
  Trudi Musgrave
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 22 July 2000 Mahwah, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Evie Dominikovic
  Nirupama Sanjeev
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 30 July 2000 Salt Lake City, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Samantha Reeves
  Jessica Steck
w/o
Runner-up 4. 11 February 2001 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i)   Tina Križan   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
1–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 15 April 2001 Columbus, United States Hard (i)   Lisa McShea   Amanda Augustus
  Sarah Taylor
6–1, 7–5
Winner 12. 22 April 2001 Allentown, United States Hard (i)   Lisa McShea   Amanda Augustus
  Zuzana Lesenarová
7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 29 April 2001 Jackson, United States Clay   Amanda Augustus   Zuzana Lesenarová
  Nicole Melch
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 28 July 2001 Ettenheim, Germany Clay   Katalin Marosi   Eva Dyrberg
  Maja Matevžič
w/o
Winner 14. 4 August 2001 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Gisela Riera
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 9 September 2001 Denain, France Clay   Émilie Loit   Debby Haak
  Jolanda Mens
6–1, 6–3
Winner 16. 21 October 2001 Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i)   Nannie de Villiers   Lubomira Bacheva
  Elena Tatarkova
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 28 October 2001 Dallas, United States Hard   Nannie de Villiers   Rika Hiraki
  Nana Miyagi
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 17. 4 November 2001 Hayward, United States Hard   Nannie de Villiers   Amanda Augustus
  Abigail Spears
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 9 June 2002 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass   Nannie de Villiers   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 21 July 2002 Oyster Bay, United States Hard   Nana Miyagi   Jennifer Embry
  Jessica Lehnhoff
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 18. 28 July 2002 Louisville, United States Hard   Nana Miyagi   Miho Saeki
  Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 19. 3 August 2002 Lexington, United States Hard   Nana Miyagi   Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
6–7(2–7), 6–2, 7–5
Winner 20. 22 September 2002 Columbus, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Teryn Ashley
  Ashley Harkleroad
w/o

AwardsEdit

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doubles (2–0)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1997 French Open Clay   Cara Black   Maja Matevžič
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Cara Black   Maja Matevžič
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

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