Evgenia Linetskaya

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Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya (Russian: Евгения Симоновна Линецкая; born 30 November 1986, in Moscow) is a Russian-born Israeli right-handed professional tennis player.

Through May 2009, her career high in singles was No. 35 on July 4, 2005.

Tennis career[edit]

Early success[edit]

In February 2005 Linetskaya beat World No. 11 Vera Zvonareva 6–4, 6–2 in Thailand. In March she defeated World No. 2 Amélie Mauresmo 2–6, 6–2, 7–5, in Indian Wells.


In late November 2005, Linetskaya's coach Joe Giuliano was barred for life by the WTA Tour for violating Section 14, part IV, of the WTA code of conduct, which bars coaches from "non-consensual sexual contact". Her father, Simon Linetskiy, was suspended for two years.[1] The bans resulted from events incidents at La Costa's Acura Classic in August 2005. Linetskiy was charged with suspicion of battery after his daughter had injuries treated at hospital.[2][3]

She did not play between January 2006 and February 2007. She dropped off the rankings computer altogether.


In February 2007 she won the Montechoro, Portugal tournament. The following month she won both the Ramat HaSharon 2 and the Raanana tournaments in Israel, without dropping a set in either tournament.


Linetskaya, who is Jewish, plays with a Star of David necklace around her neck.


  1. ^ "Barring of coach, father stems from La Costa incident". San Diego Union Tribune. January 16, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Archived July 14, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [1]

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