Olga Barabanschikova

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Olga Barabanschikova
Вольга Барабаншчыкава
Country  Belarus
Residence London, England and Minsk, Belarus
Born (1979-11-02) 2 November 1979 (age 35)
Minsk, Belarus
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $548,692
Singles
Career record 201 - 174
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking 49 (2 March 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998)
French Open 2R (1999)
Wimbledon 4R (2000)
US Open 3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 70 - 84
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 81 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1998, 2000)
French Open 1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 2R (1998, 1999)
US Open 1R (1998)
Last updated on: 17 November 2010.

Olga Barabanschikova (Belarusian: Вольга Барабаншчыкава; Russian: Ольга Барабанщикова; born 2 November 1979 in Minsk) is a former professional Belarusian tennis player.

Barabanschikova highest WTA singles ranking is 49th, which she reached on 2 March 1998. Her career high in doubles was at 81 set at 19 October 1998. Barabanschikova was also a spokesperson in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, announcing the televotes of Belarus.

Olga married her longtime domestic partner, Luanne, in 2008. They currently reside between Los Angeles, CA and Europe.

Since retiring from tennis, Olga has participated in a variety of projects, including music videos and a television show in her native Belarus called "Time of Sport". She recently partnered with Natasha Zvereva at the World Beach Tennis Championship in Rome.

Major finals[edit]

Olympic finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2000 Sydney Hard Belarus Natalia Zvereva Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Dominique Monami
6–4, 4–6, 1–6

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 9 August 1998 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 4–6, 6–3, 6–7

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 October 1999 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Laurence Courtois
2–6, 6–3, 5–7

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles finals: 7 (3–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 January 1995 Spain Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Paula Hermida 1-6 7-6(5) 4-6
Winner 2. 23 October 1995 France Poitiers, France Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6-3 6-1
Runner-up 3. 5 August 1996 United States Austin, United States Hard United States Jane Chi 2-6 6-4 2-6
Winner 4. 24 February 1997 United Kingdom Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet Romania Raluca Sandu 6-1 7-6
Runner-up 5. 20 October 2002 United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 2-6 6-1 4-6
Winner 6. 27 October 2002 Poland Opole, Poland Carpet Russia Anna Bastrikova 2-6 6-3 6-3
Runner-up 7. 23 February 2003 United Kingdom Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard Croatia Karolina Šprem 3-6 2-6

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