Vasilisa Bardina

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Vasilisa Bardina
Василиса Бардина
Vasilisa Bardina (RUS).jpg
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 29)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $236,168
Career record 149–83
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 48 (15 January 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2007)
French Open 1R (2007)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2006)
US Open 1R (2006)
Career record 28–29
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 117 (25 June 2007)
Last updated on: 15 January 2013.

Vasilisa Alekseyevna Bardina (Russian: Василиса Алексеевна Бардина, born 30 November 1987) is a Russian former professional tennis player.

As of 10 August 2007, her highest ranking was world No. 48, achieved in early 2007. She has won 3 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and 3 ITF doubles titles, but not any WTA titles in singles or doubles.


Father's name is Alexey Bardin, mother's name is Svetlana; has one sister. At age seven Bardina was introduced to tennis at by her father. She is a baseliner whose favorite shot is serve, and her favorite surfaces are grass and clay. She speaks Russian and English.

Tennis career[edit]

Vasilisa made the final of Moorilla Hobart International in 2007, before losing to Anna Chakvetadze.[1]

She was forced off the tour after Wimbledon in 2007 due to injury, she had suffered a stress fracture in her right shin.[2] She tried to come back at the Australian Open in 2008, but it was too soon after her injury and she had only been practicing for two weeks before the event. She lost in straight sets to Sandra Kloesel in qualifying.[3] It was around this time that Bardina split from her coach, her father Alexey Bardin, whom she has described as a "pushy Dad".[4] Bardina made a few tentative appearances at ITF events in North America in 2009 with limited success.

Bardina moved to Denver and worked as a coach at the Evergreen Sports Center, which is where she met former pro Jeff Salzenstein in 2011, who has starting coaching her.[5] Under Salzenstein's guidance, Bardina won the US Open National Playoffs Intermountain Sectional Qualifying Tournament held at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver without dropping a set, which meant she could then play the US Open National Playoffs for a Wildcard into the qualifying draw of the main event.[6]

Bardina's goal is to reach the top 10.[7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 January 2007 Hobart, Australia Hard Russia Anna Chakvetadze 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 8 (3–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 June 2004 Protvino, Russia Hard Russia Elena Chalova 2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 30 October 2004 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Austria Jennifer Schmidt 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 28 August 2005 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 4 September 2005 Balashikha, Russia Clay Russia Alla Kudryavtseva 6–2, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 15 January 2006 Tampa, United States Hard United States Tiffany Dabek 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 6. 12 February 2006 Midland, United States Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 7. 9 April 2006 Pelham, United States Clay Romania Anda Perianu 6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. 16 April 2006 Jackson, United States Clay Canada Stéphanie Dubois 4–6, 6–2, 6–0

Doubles 5 (3–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 September 2003 Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay Czech Republic Eva Válková India Liza Viplav
Austria Jennifer Schmidt
7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. 27 June 2004 Protvino, Russia Hard Russia Julia Efremova Israel Maria Gugel
Russia Elena Chalova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 4 July 2004 Krasnoarmeisk, Russia Hard Russia Julia Efremova Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Russia Vasilisa Davydova
6–7(4–7), 0–6
Runner-up 4. 10 July 2005 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Russia Yaroslava Shvedova Germany Vanessa Henke
Germany Laura Siegemund
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 25 March 2006 Redding, United States Hard United States Ahsha Rolle United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Israel Yevgenia Savransky
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]


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