Elena Likhovtseva

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Elena Likhovtseva
Елена Лиховцева
Elena Likhovtseva.jpg
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1975-09-08) 8 September 1975 (age 38)
Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5' 8½")
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $6,237,556
Singles
Career record 433–372
Career titles 3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 15 (25 October 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open SF (2005)
Wimbledon QF (2002)
US Open 4R (1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
Doubles
Career record 526–314
Career titles 27 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 3 (27 September 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2004)
French Open F (2004)
Wimbledon SF (2002)
US Open F (2000, 2004)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2007)
French Open F (2003, 2006)
Wimbledon W (2002)
US Open SF (2000)
Last updated on: February 9, 2012.

Elena Alexandrovna Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Лиховцева [jelena lixɔftseva];[dubious ] born 8 September 1975 in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union, now Kazakhstan) is a Russian former tennis player. She turned professional in January 1992 at the age of 16.

Likhovtseva's career best appearance in a Grand Slam was when she reached the semi finals of the French Open 2005 before she was defeated by Mary Pierce, 6–1 6–1. Elena is also one of the few people in either the men's or women's game to have lost a tiebreaker from 6–0 up (this was also against Mary Pierce, in Moscow; Pierce went on to win the tournament). Together with Mahesh Bhupathi, she won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles championship in 2002. She has also been a runner-up in a number of other contests, including the Australian Open women's doubles event in 2004, French Open Women's Doubles in 2004 and Mixed Doubles in 2003, and the 2000 and 2004 US Open Women's Doubles. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the first round of the Women's Doubles with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova, but was defeated in the second. She won the 2007 Australian Open Mixed Doubles championship with Daniel Nestor. After losing all four singles of the year, Likhovtseva's best performance in 2008 was the quarter-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with Lisa Raymond.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (0–4)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2000 US Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black France Julie Halard-Decugis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 French Open Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 US Open Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2002 Wimbledon Grass India Mahesh Bhupati Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2006 French Open Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2007 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4[1]

WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Singles 8 (3–5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/1)
Tier II (0/1)
Tier III (1/3)
Tier IV & V (2/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 17 October 1993 Montpellier Carpet Belgium Dominique Monami 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 17 May 1999 Strasbourg Clay United States Jennifer Capriati 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 30 October 2000 Leipzig Carpet Belgium Kim Clijsters 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 16 February 2003 Doha Hard Russia Anastasia Myskina 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 2 August 2004 Montreal Hard France Amélie Mauresmo 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 28 August 2004 Forest Hills Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2

Doubles 56 (27–29)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/4)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/2)
Tier I (4/4)
Tier II (10/16)
Tier III (7/1)
Tier IV & V (6/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1997 Strasbourg Clay Japan Ai Sugiyama Czech Republic Helena Suková
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–1
Winner 1. 11 January 1998 Gold Coast Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama South Korea Sung-Hee Park
Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1998 Hanover Carpet Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Winner 2. 1 November 1998 Luxembourg Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama Latvia Larisa Neiland
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–0 ret.
Winner 3. 8 November 1998 Leipzig Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–1
Winner 4. 15 November 1998 Philadelphia Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Monica Seles
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 January 1999 Sydney Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Germany Anke Huber
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 22 February 1999 Paris Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 4 April 1999 Hilton Head Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 23 May 1999 Strasbourg Clay Japan Ai Sugiyama France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1 August 1999 Stanford Hard Russia Anna Kournikova United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 29 August 1999 New Haven Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(8–1), 6–2
Runner-up 6. 7 November 1999 Leipzig Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama Latvia Larisa Neiland
France Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 10 September 2000 US Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–0, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 8. 14 January 2001 Hobart Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 6 May 2001 Hamburg Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 7 May 2001 Berlin Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Belgium Els Callens
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 14 May 2001 Rome Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Argentina Paola Suárez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 6–1
Winner 11. 11 June 2001 Birmingham Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 23 June 2001 Eastbourne Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
Winner 12. 30 July 2001 San Diego Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 20 August 2001 New Haven Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 30 September 2001 Leipzig Carpet France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 4 November 2001 Munich Carpet Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 3 March 2002 Scottsdale Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 15. 7 April 2002 Sarasota Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić Belgium Els Callens
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 22 June 2002 Eastbourne Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up" 13. 11 November 2002 Los Angeles Hard (i) Zimbabwe Cara Black Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 5 January 2003 Auckland Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Abigail Spears
United States Teryn Ashley
6–2, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 16. 12 January 2003 Hobart Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Austria Barbara Schett
Austria Patricia Wartusch
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 17. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad Hard Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 17 February 2003 Dubai Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová
6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 16. 22 September 2003 Leipzig Carpet Russia Nadia Petrova United States Martina Navratilova
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 18. 10 January 2004 Gold Coast Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1 February 2004 Australian Open Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 8 February 2004 Tokyo Carpet Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 28 February 2004 Dubai Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 19. 6 March 2004 Doha Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 20. 21 March 2004 Indian Wells Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 21. 4 April 2004 Miami Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 3 June 2004 French Open Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 19 June 2004 Eastbourne Grass Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Australia Alicia Molik
Spain Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 11 September 2004 US Open Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–5
Winner 20. 31 October 2004 Linz Hard (i) Slovakia Janette Husárová France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–2, 7–5
Winner 21. 8 January 2005 Gold Coast Hard Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 22. 6 February 2005 Tokyo Carpet Slovakia Janette Husárová United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–3
Winner 23. 8 May 2005 Berlin Clay Russia Vera Zvonareva Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 18 June 2005 Eastbourne Grass Russia Vera Zvonareva United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 26. 25 July 2005 Stanford Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
Winner 24. 25 September 2005 Kolkata Hard (i) Russia Anastasia Myskina United States Neha Uberoi
India Shikha Uberoi
6–1, 6–0
Winner 25. 7 January 2006 Auckland Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 26. 7 May 2006 Warsaw Clay Russia Anastasia Myskina Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27. 13 January 2007 Hobart Hard Russia Elena Vesnina Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 12 February 2007 Antwerp Carpet Russia Elena Vesnina Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 28. 30 April 2007 Warsaw Clay Russia Elena Vesnina Russia Vera Dushevina
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
7–5, 3–6, [10–2]
Runner-up 29. 23 September 2007 Portorož Hard Slovenia Andreja Klepač Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–4, [10–7]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 1R 4R 1R 3R 3R QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 18–14
French Open A A 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R SF 1R 2R 17–13
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 23–14
US Open 2R 4R 1R 3R 3R 1R 4R 3R 4R 2R 4R 1R 4R 3R 2R 26–15

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R F 2R QF 1R A 18–14
French Open A 2R 2R 3R 3R QF 1R 3R 3R SF F 3R 3R 1R 2R 27–14
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R SF 3R QF QF 3R QF A 23–13
US Open 1R 1R QF 3R A 1R F SF SF SF F 2R 3R 1R 2R 30–14

Mixed doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R SF 2R QF 1R SF 2R 1R 2R F W A 20–10
French Open 2R 1R SF QF SF QF F 1R 1R F 1R 1R 18–12
Wimbledon 2R QF SF QF SF W 2R QF 3R QF SF A 29–10
US Open QF 2R 1R SF 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R A 10–11

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: [1] Note that other sources, including Australian Open homepage ([2]) say 6–4, 6–4, but this one says 7–5, 6–4. The source is a highlights reel.

External links[edit]