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Olga Barabanschikova (Belarusian: Вольга Барабаншчыкава; Russian: Ольга Барабанщикова; born 2 November 1979) is a former professional Belarusian tennis player.

Olga Barabanschikova
Вольга Барабаншчыкава
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceLondon, England and Minsk, Belarus
Born (1979-11-02) 2 November 1979 (age 39)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Turned pro1995
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$548,692
Singles
Career record201–174
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking49 (2 March 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open2R (1999)
Wimbledon4R (2000)
US Open3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record70–84
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking81 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 2000)
French Open1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999)
US Open1R (1998)
Last updated on: 17 November 2010.

Barabanschikova's highest WTA singles ranking is 49th, which she reached on 2 March 1998. Her career high in doubles was at 81 set at 19 October 1998. Barabanschikova was also a spokesperson in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, announcing the televotes of Belarus.

Barabanschikova was born in Minsk. She married her longtime domestic partner, Luanne, in 2008. They currently reside between Los Angeles, CA and Europe.

Since retiring from tennis, Olga has participated in a variety of projects, including music videos and a television show in her native Belarus called "Time of Sport". She recently partnered with Natasha Zvereva at the World Beach Tennis Championship in Rome.

Major finalsEdit

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2000 Sydney Hard   Natalia Zvereva   Els Callens
  Dominique Monami
6–4, 4–6, 1–6

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 August 1998 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Henrieta Nagyová 4–6, 6–3, 6–7

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 October 1999 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Kim Clijsters
  Laurence Courtois
2–6, 6–3, 5–7

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles finals: 7 (3–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 January 1995 Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Paula Hermida 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Winner 1. 23 October 1995 Poitiers, France Hard   Elena Tatarkova 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 5 August 1996 Austin, United States Hard   Jane Chi 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 2. 24 February 1997 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet   Raluca Sandu 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2002 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson 2–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 3. 27 October 2002 Opole, Poland Carpet   Anna Bastrikova 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 23 February 2003 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard   Karolina Šprem 3–6, 2–6

Doubles finals: 7 (4–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 16 January 1995 Ourense, Spain Hard   Paula Hermida   Stephanie Gomperts
  Henriëtte van Aalderen
5–7, 1–6
Winner 2. 23 January 1995 Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Paula Hermida   Katia Altilia
  Stephanie Content
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 19 May 1996 Bordeaux, France Clay   Alice Canepa   Karine Quentrec
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 28 October 1996 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Nirupama Sanjeev   Anique Snijders
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 15 February 1998 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Erika deLone   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 11 February 2003 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Giulia Casoni
  Roberta Vinci
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 18 February 2003 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Katarina Mišić
  Dragana Zarić
6–4, 1–6, 7–5

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