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Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)

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Elena Likhovtseva (lee-HOAF-se-vah) - (RUS) Residence: Moscow, Russia Birthdate: September 8, 1975 Birthplace: Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m) Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (January 1992) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 2 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 8 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 2 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES QUARTERFINALIST: Hobart 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER: Hobart (w/Black) QUARTERFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Pierce) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 AUSTRALIAN 1r QF 3r 3r 1r 4r 1r 3r -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r 3r 3r 2r 3r 2r -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 2r 3r 3r 2r 4r 1r 1r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 3r 4r 1r 3r 3r 1r 4r 2r -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- 1r 1r -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- QF QF QF -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (2 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1997 - Gold Coast; 1993 - Montpellier, ITF/Bastad-SUI; 1992 - ITF/Vilamoura-POR FINALIST (3): 2000 - Leipzig; 1999 - Strasbourg; 1995 - Oklahoma City SEMIFINALIST (8): 2000 - Amelia Island; 1999 - Hannover; 1998 - Strasbourg, Birmingham, Luxembourg; 1996 - Oklahoma City, German Open, Quebec City CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (8): 2001 - Hobart (w/Black); 1999 - Sydney (w/Sugiyama), Hilton Head (w/Novotna), Strasbourg (w/Sugiyama); 1998 - Gold Coast (w/Sugiyama), Luxembourg (w/Sugiyama), Leipzig (w/Sugiyama), Philadelphia (w/Sugiyama) FINALIST (7): 2000 - U.S. Open (w/Black); 1999 - Paris Indoors (w/Sugiyama), Stanford (w/Kournikova), New Haven (w/Novotna), Leipzig (w/Sugiyama); 1998 - Hannover (w/Vis); 1997 - Strasbourg (w/Sugiyama) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST (4): 2000 - U.S. Open (w/Haarhuis); 1999 - Roland Garros (w/Woodforde), Wimbledon (w/Knowles); 1998 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi) QUARTERFINALIST (5): 2000 - Australian Open (w/Tarango), Roland Garros (w/Tarango), Wimbledon (w/Knowles); 1998 - Wimbledon (w/Tarango); 1997 - U.S. Open (w/Tarango) ADDITIONAL: Russian Fed Cup Team 2000. Russian Olympic Team 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Captured the doubles title at 2001 Hobart with partner Cara Black * Scored the biggest upset of the 2000 Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over third seed Serena Williams to reach first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where she fell 9-7 in the final set to 10th seed Conchita Martinez; was one of two married players to reach the quarterfinals, a first at the Australian Open since Evert and Goolagong in 1981 * Nearly recorded the biggest upset of 2000 Wimbledon, where she led second seed and defending champion Lindsay Davenport 3-0 in the final set before falling in the second round; upset the second seeds to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals * Collected second win over a world Top 5 player in 2000 at Amelia Island, defeating No. 4 Mary Pierce to reach the semifinals; the following week, fell to Top 10 player Monica Seles in a third-set tie-break at Hilton Head * Reached fifth career final and first at a Tier II event at 2000 Leipzig with wins over top seed, world-ranked No. 8 Nathalie Tauziat and third seed, 17th-ranked Elena Dementieva; fell in a three-set final to Kim Clijsters * Doubles finalist at the 2000 U.S. Open with Cara Black after defeating the top-seeded team in the quarterfinals and receiving a walkover into the final; semifinalist in the mixed doubles * Defeated eighth-ranked Patty Schnyder en route to a semifinal finish at 1999 Hannover before falling to world No. 3 Jana Novotna 7-6, 6-4; the win over Schnyder was her fourth over a Top 10 player and first in more than two years * Continued strong 1999 season at Hilton Head, ousting Monica Seles to collect her second win of the year over a Top 10 player; fell to Top 10 player Patty Schnyder in a third-set tie-break in the quarterfinals; won the doubles title * Reached first final in more than two years at 1999 Strasbourg including wins over Corina Morariu and Mary Joe Fernandez; fell in the final to Jennifer Capriati; won the doubles title, her third of the year * Defeated Nathalie Tauziat and won the doubles in the first round of 1999 Fed Cup to help Russia defeat France 3-2, then won both her singles matches to lead Russia over the Slovak Republic and into the final against the United States * Finished 1999 as the 18th best player of the year in the Chase Championships point standings, and due to injuries to two players above her, qualified for first season-ending Chase Championships; with partner Ai Sugiyama, qualified for the championships in 1998 and 1999 as one of the world's top eight doubles teams and with Cara Black in 2000 * Won first tournament of the 1997 season at Gold Coast, Australia, her second career singles title; won first Sanex WTA TOUR title at Montpellier, France, in 1993, at 18 years of age * Collected three wins over Top 10 players in 1996 * At 1996 Australian Open, ranked No. 51, handed fourth-ranked and defending champion Mary Pierce a second-round loss, the earliest departure of the Australian Open defending champion in the Open Era * Nominated for 1994 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award * Prefers hard court surface * In junior competition, won 1991 Orange Bowl 18s * Started playing at age 7 at a local club; neighbor, a tennis coach, taught her * Coached by Tomas Malik, former hitting partner of Jana Novotna PERSONAL Married Michael Baranov in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on September 21, 1999...Father, Alexander, owns a business; mother, Valentina, is a homemaker; brother, Dmitriy, is a student...Graduated from high school in 1991...Country of Kazakhstan is located between Russia and Uzbekistan, bordering on Caspian Sea...Other sports interests include soccer and ice hockey; also enjoys swimming...Interests outside of sports are in animals, music and reading (favorite book is Master and Margarita by H. Bulgakov)...Also enjoys singing...Favorite movies are comedies and dramas about life; favorite actor is John Travolta. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-21; 1999-18; 1998-26; 1997-31; 1996-23; 1995-45; 1994-62; 1993-67; 1992-353 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 15 (October 25-31, 1999; February 14-20, 2000)

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