Evgenia Kulikovskaya

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Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Евгения Куликовская
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1978-12-21) 21 December 1978 (age 35)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2004
Plays Left-handed (ambidextrous)
Prize money US$427,801
Singles
Career record 221–175
Career titles 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 91 (June 9, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2003)
French Open 2R (2003)
Wimbledon 1R (1999, 2003)
US Open 2R (1998, 2001)
Doubles
Career record 197–148
Career titles 4 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 46 (March 3, 2003)

Evgenia Kulikovskaya (Russian: Евгения Куликовская, born December 21, 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. She reached her highest singles ranking of No. 91 on June 9, 2003.[1] She had more success in doubles, winning four WTA doubles titles and reaching the top fifty.

Kulikovskaya is perhaps best known among tennis fans for her unusual style. As she was ambidextrous, Kulikovskaya played with two forehands and no backhand, switching her racket hand depending on where the ball was coming.[2]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (14)[edit]

Wins (9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV & V (0)
ITF Circuit (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. June 5, 1995 Łódź, Poland Clay Ukraine Talina Beiko 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
2. June 12, 1995 Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Monika Mastalirová 6–4, 6–2
3. February 12, 1996 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard Czech Republic Jana Macurová 6–2, 6–3
4. August 19, 1996 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Belarus Tatiana Ignatieva 6–1, 7–5
5. August 26, 1996 Sochi, Russia Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina 6–1, 6–0
6. October 13, 1997 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6–0, 4–6, 7–6(5)
7. September 28, 1998 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Russia Elena Makarova 2–6, 6–2, 7–5
8. April 16, 2001 Allentown, United States Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina 6–4, 6–1
9. July 1, 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–1, 7–5

Runner-ups (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 31, 1994 Jūrmala, Latvia Hard (i) Belarus Vera Zhukovets 6–2, 7–6(4)
2. August 25, 1997 Athens, Greece Clay Romania Alice Pirsu 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
3. July 14, 2002 Modena, Italy Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 6–2, 6–3
4. September 9, 2002 Bordeaux, France Clay Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 7–5, 6–2
5. November 12, 2002 Eugene, United States Hard United States Marissa Irvin 7–5, 6–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats". WTA. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Left or right, it's all the same for this switch hitter". smh.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 

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