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Tatiana Urayevna Panova (born 13 August 1976, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]) is a former Russian tennis player. On 23 September 2002, she reached her career-high singles ranking, when she peaked world No. 20.

Tatiana Panova
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Born (1976-08-13) 13 August 1976 (age 42)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,561,661
Singles
Career record344–303
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2003, 2005)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004)
US Open3R (2002)
Doubles
Career record40–74
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 75 (27 January 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2004)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
US Open1R (2002)

2002 was the first year that Panova really jumped into the spotlight, reaching finals in Auckland and Sarasota early in the season. She reached the third round of Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and at the US Open, defeating significant players like Mirjana Lučić and Anna Kournikova along the way. Martina Navratilova, at age 45, beat her 6–1, 4–6, 6–2 at Eastborne, in her first singles match in eight years.

Panova was a strong member of the Russian Federation Cup team, going 12–3 throughout her career.

In 2008, she trained children at the Arthur Ashe youth tennis center in Philadelphia, along with many prominent tennis players.[citation needed]

Contents

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (0–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 November 2000 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Anne Kremer 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 6 January 2002 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Anna Smashnova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 7 April 2002 Sarasota, United States Clay   Jelena Dokic 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 November 2002 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Lina Krasnoroutskaya   Kelly Liggan
  Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–7(7–9)

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (6–2)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. 26 October 1992 Šiauliai, Lithuania Hard (i)   Natalia Biletskaya 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 10 January 1994 Mission, United States Hard   Anna Bleszynski 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 24 January 1994 Austin, United States Hard   Tatjana Ječmenica 4–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–7(6–8)
Winner 3. 4 July 1994 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Gras   Magüi Serna 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 18 July 1994 Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany Clay   Linda Niemantsverdriet 6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. 29 August 1994 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Noelia Pérez Peñate 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 13 November 1995 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i)   Magdalena Feistel 6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 8 September 1997 Samara, Russia Carpet (i)   Lenka Cenková 6–0, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 December 2003 Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay   Alina Jidkova   Melinda Czink
  Erica Krauth
1–6, 2–6

Head-to-head recordEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Meet the Aces, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 6, 2004 ("Born Aug 13 1976 in Moscow.")

External linksEdit