Olga Barabanschikova

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Olga Barabanschikova
Вольга Барабаншчыкава
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceLondon, England and Minsk, Belarus
Born (1979-11-02) 2 November 1979 (age 39)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Turned pro1995
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$548,692
Singles
Career record201–174
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking49 (2 March 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open2R (1999)
Wimbledon4R (2000)
US Open3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record70–84
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking81 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 2000)
French Open1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999)
US Open1R (1998)
Last updated on: 17 November 2010.

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

Barabanschikova's 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.

Barabanschikova was born in Minsk. She 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)
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 Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 August 1998 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)
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 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 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Paula Hermida 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Winner 1. 23 October 1995 Poitiers, France Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 5 August 1996 Austin, United States Hard United States Jane Chi 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 2. 24 February 1997 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet Romania Raluca Sandu 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2002 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 2–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 3. 27 October 2002 Opole, Poland Carpet Russia Anna Bastrikova 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 23 February 2003 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard Croatia Karolina Šprem 3–6, 2–6

Doubles finals: 7 (4–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 16 January 1995 Ourense, Spain Hard Spain Paula Hermida Netherlands Stephanie Gomperts
Netherlands Henriette van Aalderen
5–7, 1–6
Winner 2. 23 January 1995 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Paula Hermida Italy Katia Altilia
France Stephanie Content
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 19 May 1996 Bordeaux, France Clay Italy Alice Canepa France Karine Quentrec
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
2-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 28 October 1996 Poitiers, France Hard (i) India Nirupama Sanjeev Netherlands Anique Snijders
France Noëlle van Lottum
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 15 February 1998 Midland, United States Hard (i) United States Erika deLone Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
2-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 11 February 2003 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 18 February 2003 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i) Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Serbia and Montenegro Katarina Mišić
Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zarić
6–4, 1–6, 7–5

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