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Alina Jidkova
Alina Jidkova
Jidkova 2009.jpg
Jidkova at the 2009 Kremlin Cup in Moscow
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1977-01-18) January 18, 1977 (age 43)
Moscow, Soviet Union
now Russia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,128,467
Singles
Career record458-410
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (7 March 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2000)
French Open2R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open2R (2006)
Doubles
Career record267-321
Career titles1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 50 (4 August 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2003)
French Open2R (2000, 2003, 2004)
Wimbledon2R (2002, 2005, 2008)
US Open2R (2005)

Alina Vladimirovna Zhidkova (Russian: ?; born 18 January 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. In her career, Jidkova won one WTA doubles title in 2005 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. She also won nine singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On March 7, 2005, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 51, while on August 4, 2003, she reached her best doubles ranking of world No. 50.

Early life

Born in Moscow, then part of Soviet Union, she started playing tennis in Spartak Tennis Club, the club which produced many future champions. Later, she moved to US and have been training at Nick Bollettieri's academy in Florida.

Biography

She beat Serena Williams in straight sets in 2004 Linz tournament. Aside from Williams, she has career victories against many notable players, including another former number 1 player Jelena Jankovi?, Mary Pierce, Chanda Rubin, Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchová, Amanda Coetzer, Meghann Shaughnessy, Mirjana Lu?i?-Baroni, Amy Frazier, Alona Bondarenko, Petra Martic and Vera Dushevina.

In 2005, she won WTA Mexican Open doubles title in Acapulco, partnering with Tatiana Perebiynis.

Jidkova underwent knee surgery on 3 April 2001 for torn meniscus suffered during practice after Miami, returning to action in late April.

Personal life

Jidkova resides in Boca Raton, Florida, and she is married to entrepreneur Sascha Ghods. The two married on 18 December 2010 in a ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

Retirement and coaching career

She retired from professional tennis at the end of the 2010 season. She played her last official match against Monica Puig, 2016 Olympic champion. After her retirement she worked as a coach for Galina Voskoboeva and Ksenia Pervak.

WTA Career Finals

Doubles (1-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 February 2003 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Australia Bryanne Stewart Japan Saori Obata
Japan Akiko Morigami
1-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 21 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 30 October 2006 Quebec City, Canada Hard United States Jill Craybas United States Carly Gullickson
United States Laura Granville
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 22 July 2007 Cincinnati, United States Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek United States Bethanie Mattek
India Sania Mirza
6-7(4), 5-7

ITF Finals

Singles (9-8)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 27 October 1997 Culiacan, Mexico Hard Canada Petia Marinova 6-3 6-0
Runner-up 2. 11 May 1998 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Brazil Vanessa Menga 2-6 7-6 1-6
Winner 3. 18 May 1998 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard United States Adria Engel 6-3 6-1
Runner-up 4. 4 January, 1999 San Antonio, United States Hard United States Holly Parkinson 6-3 4-6 3-6
Winner 5. 17 January 1999 Miami, United States Hard United Kingdom Helen Crook 6-2 7-5
Runner-up 6. 31 January 1999 Clearwater, United States Hard Switzerland Mirka Federer 0-6, 6-7
Winner 7. 19 July 1999 Peachtree City, United States Hard United States Erika deLone 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 16 July 2000 Peachtree City, United States Hard United States Sandra Cacic 0-6 2-4 ret.
Winner 9. 11 September 2000 Hopewell Junction, United States Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins 6-3 6-0
Winner 10. 9 October 2000 Miramar, United States Clay Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos 1-6, 7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 11. 27 November 2000 Tucson, United States Hard Hungary Katalin Marosi 7-6, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 12. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard Hungary Anikó Kapros 3-6 2-6
Runner-up 13. 29 January 2001 Fresno, United States Hard United States Marissa Irvin 2-6 1-6
Winner 14. 5 November 2001 Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i) Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier 6-4 6-1
Winner 15. 23 July 2002 Louisville, United States Hard Japan Saori Obata 6-3 6-4
Winner 16. 9 January 2007 Tampa, United States Hard Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková 6-2 6-2
Runner-up 17. 5 June 2007 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 2-6 1-6

Doubles (9-21)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 February 1994 Amadora, Portugal Hard Russia Anna Linkova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 29 January 1996 Saint-Malo, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Pavlina Bartková Greece Ariadne Katsouli
France Bérangère Quillot
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 4 August 1996 Catania, Italy Clay Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva Italy Katia Altilia
Italy Laura Fodorean
6-1, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 6 October 1996 Langenthal, Switzerland Carpet (i) Czech Republic Helena Vildová Switzerland Caecilia Charbonnier
Switzerland Andrea Schwarz
6-4, 6-4
Winner 5. 23 March 1997 Ciudad Victoria, Mexico Hard Mexico Paola Arrangoiz Mexico Karin Palme
Mexico Graciela Vélez
5-7 6-0 6-2
Runner-up 6. 27 October 1997 Culiacan, Mexico Hard Mexico Paola Arrangoiz Mexico Lucila Becerra
Mexico Isabela Petrov
5-7, 0-6
Runner-up 7. 19 January 1998 Miami, United States Hard Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri United States Lilia Osterloh
Slovakia Zuzana Valekova
4-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 4 May 1998 Tampico, Mexico Hard United States Adria Engel Chile Paula Cabezas
Brazil Vanessa Menga
7-6, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 11 May 1998 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard United States Adria Engel Chile Paula Cabezas
Brazil Vanessa Menga
6-3 2-6 2-6
Runner-up 10. 18 May 1998 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard United States Adria Engel Chile Paula Cabezas
Brazil Vanessa Menga
3-6 2-6
Winner 11. 23 November 1998 Culiacan, Mexico Clay Canada Renata Kolbovic Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
6-3 6-2
Runner-up 12. 4 January 1999 San Antonio, United States Hard United States Holly Parkinson Australia Kylie Hunt
United States Julie Thu
6-7, 4-6
Runner-up 13. 8 February 1999 Rockford, United States Hard (i) United States Holly Parkinson United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Katie Schlukebir
6-7, 2-6
Winner 14. 19 September 1999 Hopewel, United States Hard China Li Fang United States Dawn Buth
South Africa Kim Grant
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 15. 1 May 2001 Dothan, United States Clay Slovakia Gabriela Voleková United States Marissa Irvin
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
0-6, 2-6
Winner 16. 14 October 2001 Hallandale Beach, United States Clay South Africa Jessica Steck Argentina Erica Krauth
Argentina Vanesa Krauth
4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Winner 17. 12 November 2001 Hattiesburg, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Nana Miyagi
6-3 6-1
Runner-up 18. 3 December 2001 West Columbia, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Amanda Augustus
United States Jennifer Embry
6-0 3-6 3-6
Runner-up 19. 3 December 2002 Boynton Beach, United States Clay Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya Hungary Katalin Marosi
United States Samantha Reeves
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 20. 19 October 2003 Sedona, United States Clay Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6-7(2), 6-7(3)
Runner-up 21. 10 November 2003 Eugene, United States Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek United States Teryn Ashley
United States Shenay Perry
6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 22. 1 December 2003 Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay Russia Tatiana Panova Hungary Melinda Czink
Argentina Erica Krauth
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 23. 2 June 2008 Rome, Italy Clay Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3-6, 1-6
Winner 24. 18 January 2009 Boca Raton, United States Clay Belarus Darya Kustova United States Kimberly Couts
Canada Sharon Fichman
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 25. 8 February 2009 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard Belarus Darya Kustova South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Courtney Nagle
2-6, 6-7(6)
Runner-up 26. 27 April 2009 Charlottesville, United States Hard United States Angela Haynes United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
5-7, 6-3, [7-10]
Runner-up 27. 10 October 2009 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Colombia Karen Castiblanco Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Portugal Frederica Piedade
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 28. 8 March 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard Germany Laura Siegemund China Xu Yifan
China Zhou Yimiao
4-6, 4-6
Winner 29. 19 April 2010 Dothan, United States Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova Argentina María Irigoyen
Serbia Teodora Mir?i?
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 30. 11 October 2010 Troy, United States Hard Germany Laura Siegemund United States Madison Brengle
United States Asia Muhammad
2-6, 4-6

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