Alina Jidkova

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Alina Jidkova
Jidkova 2009.jpg
Country  Russia
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1977-01-18) January 18, 1977 (age 37)
Moscow, Soviet Union
now Russia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,128,467
Singles
Career record 458-410
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 51 (March 7, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open 2R (2002)
Wimbledon 1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open 2R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 267-321
Career titles 1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (August 4, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003)
French Open 2R (2000, 2003 & 2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2002, 2005 & 2008)
US Open 2R (2005)

Alina Vladimirovna Jidkova (born January 18, 1977) is a former Women's Tennis Association tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Born in Moscow, then part of Soviet Union, she was one of many players that have been training at Nick Bollettieri academy in Florida, USA. She beat Serena Williams in 2004 in Linz. Aside from Williams, she has career victories against Jelena Janković, Mary Pierce, Chanda Rubin, Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchová, Amanda Coetzer and others.

Jidkova underwent knee surgery on 3 April 2001 for torn meniscus suffered during practice after Miami, returning to action in late April.

Jidkova resides in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S., and is married to entrepreneur Sascha Ghods. The two married on December 18, 2010, in a ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

She retired from professional tennis at the end of the 2010 season

Achievements[edit]

  • 1996 - Won first ITF Circuit doubles title
  • 1997 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Culiacan-MEX
  • 1998 - Won ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX
  • 1999 - Won ITF/Miami-USA and won ITF/Peachtree City-USA
  • 2001 - Won ITF/Pittsburgh-USA
  • 2002 - Won $50,000 ITF/Louisville 2-USA, reaching career-first Tour SF at Memphis (d. world No. 17 Coetzer for first Top 20 win)
  • 2004 - Linz Round 2, won against Serena Williams
  • 2005 - Won women's doubles at Acapulco (with Tatiana Perebiynis)

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