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Lina Vladimirovna Krasnoroutskaya (Лина Владимировна Красноруцкая; born 29 April 1984) is a retired professional tennis player. She is a former junior world No. 1 (1999), and in addition, she won the US Open junior title. Krasnoroutskaya, however, had a career blighted by injury.

Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Лина Красноруцкая
Full nameLina Vladimirovna Krasnoroutskaya
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceObninsk
Born (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 35)
Obninsk
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$947,916
Singles
Career record131–83
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 25 (19 January 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2004)
French OpenQF (2001)
Wimbledon4R (2001)
US Open2R (2001)
Doubles
Career record60–54
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 22 (2 February 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2004)
French Open2R (2003)
WimbledonSF (2003)
US Open3R (2001, 2003)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2004)
US OpenF (2003)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1

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Tennis careerEdit

After a successful year in 2001, when she reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros (seventh youngest player ever to do so) and the Wimbledon last 16, as the world No. 34 she was badly injured at the 2002 Australian Open when she obtained an invite from Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge after. She was not effectively back until February 2003 when she climbed back up the rankings (reached 25th) after wins over Monica Seles, Elena Bovina, Nadia Petrova and then world No. 1, Kim Clijsters.

However, a shoulder injury at the end of 2003, then a liver condition in 2004, followed by stomach problems at the start of 2005 meant that she had considered (March 2005) whether to continue on the pro tour. In June 2005, she announced she would be returning, but that the return would be delayed until after the birth of her first baby in November 2005.

Despite her injuries, she has earned almost $1 million in prize money, has represented her country at both junior and senior level, reached a WTA Tier I final in Canada (2003), a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon in the doubles with Elena Dementieva (having beaten the Williams sisters on centre court in the third round) and runner-up at the US Open in 2003 in the mixed-doubles with Daniel Nestor, who had three match points.

She is a commentator on Russian TV, for NTV Plus.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2003 US Open Hard   Daniel Nestor   Katarina Srebotnik
  Bob Bryan
5–7, 7–5, [10–5]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 August 2003 Canada Masters, Toronto Hard   Justine Henin 1–6, 0–6

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2001 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Carpet (i)   Elena Dementieva   Anna Kournikova
  Martina Hingis
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 4 November 2002 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya City Hard   Tatiana Panova   Kelly Liggan
  Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 21 June 2003 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch Grass   Elena Dementieva   Nadia Petrova
  Mary Pierce
2–6, 6–3, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 April 1999 San Severo, Italy Clay   Oana Elena Golimbioschi 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 5 April 1999 Cerignola, Italy Clay   Irina Kornienko   Jasmine Choudhury
  Lizzie Jelfs
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 3 December 2002 Boynton Beach, U.S. Clay   Alina Jidkova   Katalin Marosi
  Samantha Reeves
2–6, 6–7

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R Q3 3R Q3 2–4
French Open 1R QF A 2R A A 5–3
Wimbledon 1R 4R A 2R 1R A 4–4
US Open 1R 2R A 1R A A 1–3
Win-Loss 0–4 8–4 0–1 2–3 2–2 N/A 12–14

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