|Full name||Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya|
|Country (sports)|| Russia (2001–2007)
30 November 1986 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||117 – 56|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (4 July 2005)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2005)|
|French Open||1R (2005)|
|US Open||2R (2004), (2005)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 283 (20 February 2006)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2006)|
|French Open||2R (2005)|
|US Open||1R (2005)|
Linetskaya has won seven singles and one doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 July 2005, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 35. On 20 February 2006, she peaked at world number 283 in the doubles rankings.
Coached by George Akopian. Mother introduced her to tennis at age 6; hit balls against school building for practice. FatherÆs name is Simon Linetsky, mother is Maria (an artist). Studied psychology for three years at Moscow University and plans to receive online education to receive an MBA. Speaks Russian, English and some Dutch. Favorites include dark blue, the movie Troy, pop music, TolstoyÆs War and Peace and apple juice. Relaxes by walking in forests or visiting theme parks. Finds something good in every city she visits. Superstitious about stepping on court lines. Pet peeves include rainy weather, dishonest people and gossip. In tennis, most admires Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf.
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. 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.
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.
ITF Circuit finals
Singles finals: 12 (7–5)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||16 July 2001||Brussels, Belgium||Clay||Camilla Kremer||1–6, 1–6|
|Winner||2.||29 October 2002||Minsk, Belarus||Carpet||Anastasiya Yakimova||6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||24 March 2003||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Hard (i)||Tatsiana Uvarova||5–7, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||22 September 2003||Batumi, Georgia||Hard||Elena Tatarkova||6–1, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||22 March 2004||Orange, United States||Hard||Yuliya Beygelzimer||3–6, 6–2, 2–6|
|Winner||6.||12 April 2004||Jackson, United States||Clay||Alisa Kleybanova||4–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||7.||20 April 2004||Dothan, United States||Clay||Peng Shuai||2–6, 1–6|
|Winner||8.||17 August 2004||Bronx, United States||Hard||Nuria Llagostera Vives||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||9.||11 February 2007||Vale do Lobo, Portugal||Hard||Liana Ungur||6–7, 2–6|
|Winner||10.||16 February 2007||Albufeira, Portugal||Hard||Yuliya Kalabina||6–2, 6–0|
|Winner||11.||12 March 2007||Ramat Hasharon, Israel||Hard||Martina Babáková||6–3, 7–6|
|Winner||12.||19 March 2007||Raanana, Israel||Hard||Tereza Hladíková||6–4, 6–4|
Doubles finals: 2 (1-1)
|Runner-up||1.||15 July 2002||Frinton, United Kingdom||Grass||Irina Bulykina|| Alberta Brianti
|Winner||2.||19 March 2007||Raanana, Israel||Hard||Tzipora Obziler|| Martina Babáková
- "Barring of coach, father stems from La Costa incident". San Diego Union Tribune. 16 January 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Archived 14 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- Evgenia Linetskaya at the Women's Tennis Association
- Evgenia Linetskaya at the International Tennis Federation
- Interview, 3/13/05
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