Evgenia Kulikovskaya

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Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Евгения Куликовская
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1978-12-21) 21 December 1978 (age 38)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
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 (9 June 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 (3 March 2003)

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

A rarity among tennis players, Kulikovskaya was ambidextrous; she played with two forehands and no backhand, switching her racket hand depending on where the ball was coming.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 13 April 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay Austria Karin Kschwendt Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Winner 1. 25 April 1999 Budapest, Hungary Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Načuk Argentina Laura Montalvo
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 07 June 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch Spain Eva Bes
Spain Gisela Riera
7–6(7–3), 6–0
Runner-up 2. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Naćuk Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Germany Elena Pampoulova
6–3, ,3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 21 November 1999 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Austria Patricia Wartusch France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Svensson
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2002 Warsaw, Poland Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
1–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 14 July 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Germany Angelika Rösch
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 22 July 2002 Sopot, Poland Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 9 February 2003 Bangalore, India Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 10 August 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Croatia Silvija Talaja
6–2, 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

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

Singles: 14 (9–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score
Runner-up 1. October 31, 1994 Jūrmala, Latvia Hard (i) Belarus Vera Zhukovets 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 1. June 5, 1995 Łódź, Poland Clay Ukraine Talina Beiko 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 2. June 12, 1995 Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Monika Mastalirová 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. February 12, 1996 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard Czech Republic Jana Macurová 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. August 19, 1996 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Belarus Tatiana Ignatieva 6–1, 7–5
Winner 5. August 26, 1996 Sochi, Russia Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. August 25, 1997 Athens, Greece Clay Romania Alice Pirsu 6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 6. October 13, 1997 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6–0, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 7. September 28, 1998 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Russia Elena Makarova 2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. April 16, 2001 Allentown, United States Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina 6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. July 1, 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 3. July 14, 2002 Modena, Italy Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. September 9, 2002 Bordeaux, France Clay Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. November 12, 2002 Eugene, United States Hard United States Marissa Irvin 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 24 (12–12)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score
Runner-up 1. 23 May 1994 Łódź, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Argentina Valeria Strappa
Argentina Valentina Solari
6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 May 1994 Bytom, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Ukraine Talina Beiko
Ukraine Tanja Tsiganii
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 22 August 1994 Horb, Germany Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Czech Republic Martina Hautova
Slovakia Simona Nedorostova
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1994 Bad Nauheim, Germany Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Czech Republic Renata Kochta
Czech Republic Alena Vašková
3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 5. 05 June 1995 Łódź, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Greece Christina Zachariadou
6-7(2), 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 12 June 1995 Bytom, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Poland Katharzyna Teodorowicz
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 31 March 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Germany Caroline Schneider Hungary Nóra Köves
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 19 May 1997 Sochi, Russia Hard Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili
Japan Kaoru Shibata
3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 28 July 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina Ukraine Olga Lugina
Germany Elena Pampoulova
7–5, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 25 August 1997 Athens, Greece Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Načuk Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Marina Escobar
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 22 September 1997 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Jana Pospisilova
2–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 5 October 1998 Batumi, Georgia Hard Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Austria Melanie Schnell
6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 03 July 2000 Civitanova, Italy Clay Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 14 August 2000 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Maria Goloviznina Romania Magda Mihalache
Hong Kong Tong Ka-Po
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 11 September 2000 Hopewell, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe United States Jennifer Hopkins
Slovenia Petra Rampre
3-6 1-6
Winner 16. 15 January 2001 Boca Raton, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe United States Melissa Middleton
United States Jacqueline Trail
6–1, 6–0
Winner 17. 22 January 2001 Miami, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe United States Jane Chi
Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe Brazil Joana Cortez
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
1-6 5-7
Runner-up 19. 18 February 2002 Columbus, United States Hard (i) Russia Maria Goloviznina United States Teryn Ashley
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 20. 1 July 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Estonia Maret Ani
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 21. 3 November 2002 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva France Caroline Dhenin
France Émilie Loit
W/O
Runner-up 22. 12 November 2002 Eugene, United States Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Japan Nana Smith
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 02 May 2003 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
7–6(10–8) 6–3
Winner 24. 28 March 2004 St.Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Maria Goloviznina Belarus Darya Kustova
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
7–5, 6–1

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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