Natalia Medvedeva (tennis)

Natalia Olegovna Medvedeva (Ukrainian: Наталія Олегівна Медведєвa, romanizedNataliya Olehivna Medvedyeva, Russian: Наталья Олеговна Медведева, romanizedNatalya Olegovna Medvedeva; born 15 November 1971) is a former professional Soviet, CIS and Ukrainian tennis player.

Natalia Medvedeva
Наталія Медведєвa
Наталья Медведева
Country (sports) Soviet Union
 CIS
 Ukraine
Born (1971-11-15) 15 November 1971 (age 49)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Turned pro1987
Retired1998
Prize moneyUS$906,455
Singles
Career record186–128
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 23 (15 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1994, 1995, 1997)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1993, 1996)
US Open3R (1994)
Doubles
Career record174–98
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 21 (4 July 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1990)
French OpenQF (1994)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US OpenQF (1990)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1990)
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1994)
French OpenSF (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1993)
US Open2R (1990, 1992, 1994)
Team competitions
Hopman CupF (1995)

CareerEdit

She played on the WTA tour from 1987 to 1998. Her four singles titles were won in Nashville, Tennessee in 1990, Linz in 1992, and Prague and Essen in 1993. In Essen, she beat Conchita Martínez, Arantrxa Sánchez, and Anke Huber.

She also won 12 doubles titles. She also won the girls' doubles title at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Natalia Zvereva. She reached four Grand Slam quarterfinals in doubles: twice, with Leila Meskhi, in 1990, at the Australian and U.S. Opens. She did it twice again in 1994, with Larisa Savchenko, at the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.

Medvedeva competed 16 times for the Ukraine Fed Cup team, with an 8–8 win–loss record. She came out of retirement for the 2000 Fed Cup because the team was struggling for players.

PersonalEdit

Medvedeva's younger brother is Andriy Medvedev, the 1999 French Open finalist. They competed together at the 1995 Hopman Cup, losing in the final to the German team of Anke Huber and Boris Becker.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 1
Tier IV 2
Tier V 1
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 1990 Nashville, United States Hard   Susan Sloane 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 2–0 Feb 1992 Linz, Austria Hard   Pascale Paradis-Mangon 6–4, 6–2
Win 3–0 Jul 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Meike Babel 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Aug 1993 Schenectady, United States Hard   Larisa Savchenko 3–6, 5–7
Win 4–1 Oct 1993 Essen, Germany Carpet   Conchita Martínez 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 13 (12 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 8
Titles by surface
Hard 7
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 3
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1988 Singapore Hard   Natalia Bykova   Leila Meskhi
  Svetlana Cherneva
7–6, 6–3
Loss 1. Nov 1989 Nashville, Tennessee, US Hard   Leila Meskhi   Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
6–1, 6–7, 6–7
Win 2. Feb 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Leila Meskhi   Jill Hetherington
  Robin White
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Win 3. Feb 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Leila Meskhi   Michelle Jaggard
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Win 4. Oct 1990 Dorado, Puerto Rico Hard   Elena Brioukhovets   Amy Frazier
  Julie Richardson
6–4, 6–2
Win 5. Sep 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet   Elena Brioukhovets   Isabelle Demongeot
  Jo Durie
7–5, 6–3
Win 6. Apr 1992 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Isabelle Demongeot   Pascale Paradis-Mangon
  Sandrine Testud
6–1, 6–1
Win 7. Apr 1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Isabelle Demongeot   Rika Hiraki
  Petra Langrová
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 8. Jul 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay   Karin Kschwendt   Silvia Farina
  Brenda Schultz
6–4, 7–6
Win 9. Oct 1993 Brighton, England Carpet   Laura Golarsa   Anke Huber
  Larisa Savchenko
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Win 10. Jan 1994 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Laura Golarsa   Jenny Byrne
  Rachel McQuillan
6–3, 6–1
Win 11. Aug 1996 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Janette Husárová   Lenka Cenková
  Katerina Kroupova
6–4, 7–5
Win 12. Nov 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Larisa Savchenko   Silvia Farina
  Barbara Schett
7–6, 4–6, 6–1

Team: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 8 January 1995 Perth, Australia Hard   Andriy Medvedev   Anke Huber
  Boris Becker
0–2

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1993 1994 Total
Wins 3 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score NMR
1993
1.   Anke Huber No. 10 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet 2nd Round 6–4, 6–2 No. 40
2.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario No. 2 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet Semifinals 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 No. 40
3.   Conchita Martínez No. 5 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet Final 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–4 No. 40
1994
4.   Conchita Martínez No. 3 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet 1st Round 7–5, 6–4 No. 43

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 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R A 2R 2R A 2R 0 / 6 4–6
French Open A Q2 3R 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 4–6
Wimbledon 1R Q1 A 1R A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 7 5–7
US Open A A Q1 2R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 6 5–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–1 3–4 3–3 3–4 1–4 2–1 1–2 0 / 25 18–25

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A QF 1R 1R A 3R 1R A 1R A 0 / 6 5–6
French Open A A 3R A 2R 2R QF 1R A A 1R 0 / 6 7–6
Wimbledon 1R A 2R A 2R 2R QF 2R A A A 0 / 6 7–6
US Open A 2R QF A 2R 2R 3R A A 2R A 0 / 6 8–6
Year-end championship
WTA Championships DNQ SF Did Not Qualify 1–1 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 9–5 0–1 3–4 3–3 10–4 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 0 / 25 28–25

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A SF A A QF A 0 / 3 5–3
French Open SF A 2R 2R QF QF A A 1R 0 / 6 10–6
Wimbledon A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open 2R A 2R 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 5–2 0–1 2–2 1–3 6–3 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0 / 14 18–14

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 April 1987 Monte Viso, Italy Clay   Linda Ferrando 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 2 November 1987 Telford, United Kingdom Hard   Sarah Loosemore 6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 9 November 1987 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Carpet   Eugenia Maniokova 6–2, 7–5
Winner 4. 16 November 1987 Croydon, United Kingdom Carpet   Teresa Catlin 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 24 April 1989 Monte Viso, Italy Clay   Rachel McQuillan 6–7, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 April 1987 Caserta, Italy Clay   Eugenia Maniokova   Heike Thoms
  Olga Tsarbopoulou
6–3, 7–5
Winner 2. 26 October 1987 Cheshire, United Kingdom Carpet   Eugenia Maniokova   Paulette Moreno
  Maria Strandlund
6–2, 7–6
Winner 3. 2 November 1987 Telford, United Kingdom Hard   Eugenia Maniokova   Sabine Hack
  Ingrid Peltzer
6–0, 6–2
Winner 4. 9 November 1987 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Carpet   Eugenia Maniokova   Pascale Etchemendy
  Joy Tacon
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 12 October 1987 Croydon, United Kingdom Carpet   Eugenia Maniokova   Viktoria Milvidskaia
  Paulette Moreno
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 17 April 1989 Caserta, Italy Hard   Eugenia Maniokova   Nanne Dahlman
  Kate McDonald
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 26 August 1996 Kyiv, Ukraine Clay   Anna Zaporozhanova   Anna-Karin Svensson
  Réka Vidáts
5–7, 3–6
Winner 6. 28 September 1996 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Larisa Neiland   Caroline Dhenin
  Dominique Monami
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 8 September 1997 Kyiv, Ukraine Clay   Angelina Zdorovitskaia   Annica Lindstedt
  Caroline Schneider
1–6, 2–6

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