Alina Jidkova

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovna and the family name is Jidkova.
Alina Jidkova
Jidkova 2009.jpg
Jidkova at the 2009 Kremlin Cup in Moscow
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1977-01-18) January 18, 1977 (age 40)
Moscow, Soviet Union
now Russia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,128,467
Career record 458-410
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 51 (March 7, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open 2R (2002)
Wimbledon 1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open 2R (2006)
Career record 267-321
Career titles 1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (August 4, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003)
French Open 2R (2000, 2003 & 2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2002, 2005 & 2008)
US Open 2R (2005)

Alina Vladimirovna Jidkova (Russian: Алина Владимировна Жидкова; born January 18, 1977) is a Russian former Women's Tennis Association tennis player.


Born in Moscow, then part of Soviet Union, she was one of many players that have been training at Nick Bollettieri academy in Florida, USA. She beat Serena Williams in straight sets in 2004 Linz tournament. Aside from Williams, she has career victories against many notable players such as Jelena Janković, Mary Pierce, Chanda Rubin, Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchová, Amanda Coetzer, Meghann Shaughnessy, Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, Amy Frazier and many others.

In 2005 she won WTA Mexican Open doubles title in Acapulco with Tatiana Perebiynis.

Jidkova underwent knee surgery on 3 April 2001 for torn meniscus suffered during practice after Miami, returning to action in late April.

Jidkova resides in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S., and is married to entrepreneur Sascha Ghods. The two married on December 18, 2010, in a ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

She retired from professional tennis at the end of the 2010 season, and later worked as a coach of Galina Voskoboeva and Ksenia Pervak.


  • 1996 - Won first ITF Circuit doubles title
  • 1997 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Culiacan-MEX
  • 1998 - Won ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX
  • 1999 - Won ITF/Miami-USA and won ITF/Peachtree City-USA
  • 2001 - Won ITF/Pittsburgh-USA
  • 2002 - Won $50,000 ITF/Louisville 2-USA, reaching career-first Tour SF at Memphis (d. world No. 17 Coetzer for first Top 20 win)
  • 2004 - Linz Round 2, won against Serena Williams
  • 2005 - Won women's doubles at Acapulco (with Tatiana Perebiynis)

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