Irina Selyutina

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Irina Selyutina
Ирина Селютина
Country  Kazakhstan
Residence Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan
Born (1979-11-07) November 7, 1979 (age 34)
Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro December 1996
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$420,868
Singles
Career record 183–128
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 85 (14 January 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002)
French Open 1R (2002)
Wimbledon 1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record 192–117
Career titles 3 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest ranking No. 31 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 2R (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (2000)
Last updated on: 11 January 2010.

Irina Gennadyevna Selyutina (Ирина Геннадьевна Селютина; born 7 November 1979) is a Kazakhstani tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 in junior doubles, winning French Open and Wimbledon in 1997 partnering with Cara Black.[1] Black and Selyutina were also crowned ITF Junior Girls Doubles World Champion in 1997.[1] Selyutina has won three WTA Tour doubles titles so far — J&S Cup with Cătălina Cristea in 1999, Canberra Women's Classic with Nannie De Villiers and Porto Open with Black in 2002. She also enjoyed success on ITF Circuit, winning seven singles and twenty doubles events.

Personal life[edit]

Selyutina was born to Gennady and Tatyana Selyutina in Alma-Ata (Soviet Union then, Kazakhstan now).[2] She has a brother, Nickolay.[2] Selyutina began playing tennis aged eight, and has been coached by her first coach Valery Kovalyov for her entire career.[2] Selyutina, who graduated from high school in 1996, prefers hard courts.[2]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

WTA Tour doubles finals (3–3)[edit]

Legend
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/1)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Tour Championship (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winners 1. 9 May 1999 Poland Warsaw Clay Romania Cătălina Cristea France Amélie Cocheteux
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6–1, 6–2
RU 1. 5 March 2000 United States Scottsdale Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
cancelled
RU 2. 18 June 2000 United Kingdom Birmingham Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Lisa McShea
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Winners 2. 13 January 2002 Australia Canberra Hard South Africa Nannie De Villiers United States Samantha Reeves
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
6–2, 6–3
Winners 3. 7 April 2002 Portugal Porto Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Spain Magüi Serna
7–6(6), 6–4
RU 3. 15 September 2002 United States Waikoloa Hard South Africa Nannie De Villiers United States Meilen Tu
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
1–6, 6–2, 6–3

ITF Circuit singles finals[edit]

ITF Circuit doubles finals[edit]

Grand Slam girls' doubles finals (2–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winners 1997 French Open Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovenia Maja Matevžič
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Winners 1997 Wimbledon Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovenia Maja Matevžič
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

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Preceded by
Michaela Paštiková
ITF Junior Girls Doubles World Champion
(with Cara Black)
1997
Succeeded by
Eva Dyrberg