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Vasilisa Alekseyevna Bardina (Russian: Василиса Алексеевна Бардина, born 30 November 1987) is a Russian former professional tennis player.

Vasilisa Bardina
Василиса Бардина
Vasilisa Bardina (RUS).jpg
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
Born (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 31)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2003
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$236,168
Singles
Career record149–83
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 48 (15 January 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2007)
French Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2007, 2006)
US Open1R (2006)
Doubles
Career record28–29
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 117 (25 June 2007)
Last updated on: 15 January 2013.

As of 10 August 2007, her highest ranking was world No. 48, achieved in early 2007. She has won 3 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and 3 ITF doubles titles, but not any WTA titles in singles or doubles.

BiographyEdit

Father's name is Alexey Bardin, mother's name is Svetlana; has one sister. At age seven Bardina was introduced to tennis at by her father. She is a baseliner whose favorite shot is serve, and her favorite surfaces are grass and clay. She speaks Russian and English.

Tennis careerEdit

Vasilisa made the final of Moorilla Hobart International in 2007, before losing to Anna Chakvetadze.[1]

She was forced off the tour after Wimbledon in 2007 due to injury, she had suffered a stress fracture in her right shin.[2] She tried to come back at the Australian Open in 2008, but it was too soon after her injury and she had only been practicing for two weeks before the event. She lost in straight sets to Sandra Kloesel in qualifying.[3] It was around this time that Bardina split from her coach, her father Alexey Bardin, whom she has described as a "pushy Dad".[4] Bardina made a few tentative appearances at ITF events in North America in 2009 with limited success.

Bardina moved to Denver and worked as a coach at the Evergreen Sports Center, which is where she met former pro Jeff Salzenstein in 2011, who has starting coaching her.[5] Under Salzenstein's guidance, Bardina won the US Open National Playoffs Intermountain Sectional Qualifying Tournament held at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver without dropping a set, which meant she could then play the US Open National Playoffs for a Wildcard into the qualifying draw of the main event.[6]

Bardina's goal is to reach the top 10.[7]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0-1)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 January 2007 Hobart, Australia Hard   Anna Chakvetadze 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles 8 (3–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 June 2004 Protvino, Russia Hard   Elena Chalova 2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 30 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Jennifer Schmidt 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 28 August 2005 Moscow, Russia Clay   Alisa Kleybanova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 4 September 2005 Balashikha, Russia Clay   Alla Kudryavtseva 6–2, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 15 January 2006 Tampa, United States Hard   Tiffany Dabek 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 6. 12 February 2006 Midland, United States Hard   María Emilia Salerni 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 7. 9 April 2006 Pelham, United States Clay   Anda Perianu 6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. 16 April 2006 Jackson, United States Clay   Stéphanie Dubois 4–6, 6–2, 6–0

Doubles 5 (3–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 September 2003 Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay   Eva Válková   Liza Viplav
  Jennifer Schmidt
7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. 27 June 2004 Protvino, Russia Hard   Julia Efremova   Maria Gugel
  Elena Chalova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 4 July 2004 Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard   Julia Efremova   Ekaterina Bychkova
  Vasilisa Davydova
6–7(4–7), 0–6
Runner-up 4. 10 July 2005 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Yaroslava Shvedova   Vanessa Henke
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 25 March 2006 Redding, United States Hard   Ahsha Rolle   Elena Baltacha
  Yevgenia Savransky
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]

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