Tatiana Perebiynis

Tatiana Yurevna Perebiynis (Ukrainian: Тетяна Юріївна Перебийніс; born 15 December 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Ukraine.

Tatiana Perebiynis
Тетяна Перебийніс
Tatiana Perebiynis - Stockholm 2008.jpg
Country (sports) Ukraine
Born (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 39)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1996
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,148,734
Career record247–190
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (21 April 2008)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2008)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon3R (2004)
US Open3R (2008)
Career record154–141
Career titles6 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (21 April 2008)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2008)
French Open3R (2007)
WimbledonSF (2006)
US Open2R (2001, 2003, 2007)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonF (2005)

She reached the Wimbledon junior girls' singles final in 2000, and won the Wimbledon juniors doubles final that same year.

In 2008, she reached her career-high ranking of world No. 55.


Tatiana Perebiynis was coached by her husband, Dimitriy "Dima" Zadorozhniy. They married on 15 October 2005 in Kharkiv. Her father, Yuriy Perebiynis, is retired and her mother, Alla Lihova, is an economist at a bank.

Tennis careerEdit

She lists winning the Wimbledon junior doubles in 2000 and reaching the final in singles that same year as memorable experiences.

Although Perebiynis has not won a WTA Tour singles title but she has a runner-up in single when she lost to Australian Alicia Molik in Stockholm in 2004. She did, however, win six WTA tournaments in doubles. Her most notable doubles titles are her two victories at the J&S Cup in Warsaw, partnering with Barbora Strýcová (2005) and Vera Dushevina (2007).

Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament came at Wimbledon in 2005, when she partnered with Australia's Paul Hanley in mixed doubles. The pair reached the final, losing in straight sets to Mahesh Bhupathi and Mary Pierce.

The following year, she partnered with fellow Ukrainian Yuliana Fedak for the qualifying event of women's doubles at Wimbledon. The pair qualified for the event, then reached the semi-finals where they lost to Paola Suárez and Virginia Ruano Pascual.

While Perebiynis was a talented junior and a respected doubles player, she has had less success in singles on the main tour. Though she swiftly climbed up the ranks early in her career, reaching the third round at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2004, her tennis career faltered when she was diagnosed with a viral infection in mid-2005. She was forced out of competition for over six months and, as a result, her ranking dropped to outside of the top 200. In October 2007, Perebiynis re-entered the top 100 after qualifying for the Kremlin Cup, jumping over 30 places to 97 in the rankings.

Tatiana Perebiynis in Antwerpen 2008

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2005 Wimbledon Grass   Paul Hanley   Mary Pierce
  Mahesh Bhupathi
4–6, 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend (before 2009)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 August 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Hard   Alicia Molik 1–6, 1–6

Doubles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Legend (before 2009)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2/1)
Tier III (3/1)
Tier IV & V (1/3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 June 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 16 June 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Mia Buric
  Galina Fokina
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 23 February 2003 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Tina Križan   Katarina Srebotnik
  Åsa Svensson
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 14 April 2003 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Petra Mandula
  Elena Tatarkova
3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 28 July 2003 Sopot, Poland Clay   Silvija Talaja   Maret Ani
  Libuše Průšová
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 4 August 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay   Silvija Talaja   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Elena Tatarkova
2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 21 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Alina Jidkova   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Conchita Martínez Granados
7–5, 6–3
Winner 4. 1 May 2005 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Barbora Strýcová   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 30 April 2007 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Vera Dushevina   Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Vesnina
7–5, 3–6, [10–2]
Runner-up 5. 11 January 2008 Sydney, Australia Hard   Tatiana Poutchek   Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
4–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 6. 24 May 2008 Strasbourg, France Clay   Yan Zi   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–7(3), [10–6]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (4–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Category Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1998 Ashkelon, Israel Hard $10K   Kim Kilsdonk 1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1999 Istanbul, Turkey Hard $10K   Nadejda Ostrovskaya 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1999 Ashkelon, Israel Hard $25K   Eva Dyrberg 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1999 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay $25K   Anna Zaporozhanova 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 2000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard $50K   Miroslava Vavrinec 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 2001 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard $25K   Cindy Watson 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 2003 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay $75K   Renata Voráčová 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 2006 Hammond, United States Hard $50K   Ansley Cargill 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 2007 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay $50K   Petra Cetkovská 5–7, 7–5, 7–5

Doubles: 7 (4–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Category Partnering Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1999 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) $10K   Iroda Tulyaganova   Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Alienor Tricerri
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1999 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay $25K   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Ekaterina Sysoeva
  Zuzana Váleková
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 2000 Batumi, Georgia Clay $75K   Tatiana Poutchek   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Eva Dyrberg
1–4, 4–2, 4–1, 4–2
Runner-up 1. 2002 Albuquerque, United States Hard $75K   Christina Wheeler   Francesca Lubiani
  Milagros Sequera
6–1, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 4. 2003 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay $75K   Evgenia Koulikovskaya   Tatiana Poutchek
  Anastasia Rodionova
7–6(8), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Hard $75K   Maria Fernanda Alves   Casey Dellacqua
  Nicole Pratt
Runner-up 3. 2006 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay $25K   Barbora Strýcová   Lucie Hradecká
  Martina Müller
7–6(9), 3–6, 5–7

Singles performance timelineEdit

(W) winner; (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); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q3 Q1 1R 2R A Q2 2R 2–3
French Open A A Q1 Q1 1R 3R 1R A Q2 1R 2–4
Wimbledon A A Q2 1R 2R 3R 1R Q2 2R 2R 5–6
US Open A A 1R Q2 2R 1R A Q1 1R 3R 3–5
Grand Slam Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 4–4 1–3 0–0 1–2 4–4 12–18
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 2R Not Held - 1–1
WTA Tier I tournaments
Doha1 Not Tier I A 0–0
Indian Wells A A A Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q1 A 1R 0–3
Miami A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R A A 2R 5–6
Charleston A A A A A 1R 2R A A 3R 2–3
Berlin A A A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
Rome A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 0–2
Montréal/Toronto A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Tokyo A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Moscow Q1 Q1 A A 1R Q1 A A 2R A 1–2
Former WTA Tier I tournaments
Zurich1 A A A Q1 Q2 A A A A NT1 0–0
San Diego1 Not Tier I A A A A NT1 0–0
Year-end ranking 276 188 148 114 80 90 214 158 97 N/A

1Doha became a Tier I event in 2008. San Diego and Zurich are no longer Tier I events.

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score TPR
1.   Vera Zvonareva No. 10 US Open, New York, United States Hard 2R 6–3, 6–3 No. 76

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