Alina Jidkova
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Alina Jidkova
Alina Jidkova
Jidkova 2009.jpg
Jidkova at the 2009 Kremlin Cup
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1977-01-18) January 18, 1977 (age 44)
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 record466-421
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 record281-332
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 Jidkova (Russian: ?; born 18 January 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. In her career, she won one WTA doubles title, at the 2005 Mexican Open. She also won nine singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In March 2005, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 51, while in August 2003, she peaked at No. 50 in the doubles rankings.

Early life

Alinka, as is her nickname, was born in Moscow, then capital of the Soviet Union, to Vladimir, an engineer, and Lina, a school teacher. She started playing tennis in Spartak Tennis Club, the club which produced many future champions. Later, she moved to United States and has been trained at Nick Bollettieri academy in Florida.

Tennis career

She beat Serena Williams in straight sets at the 2004 Generali Ladies Linz. Aside from Williams, she has career victories against many other notable players, including another former No. 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, Joannette Kruger, Su Wei Hsieh and Vera Dushevina.

In 2005, she won her single WTA event, the 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.

Retirement and coaching career

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

Personal life

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

WTA career finals

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Feb 2003 National Indoor Championships, U.S. Hard (i) Australia Bryanne Stewart Japan Saori Obata
Japan Akiko Morigami
1-6, 1-6
Win 2. Feb 2005 Mexico Open Clay Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
7-5, 6-3
Loss 3. Octr 2006 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard United States Jill Craybas United States Carly Gullickson
United States Laura Granville
3-6, 4-6
Loss 4. Jul 2007 Cincinnati Open, U.S. Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek United States Bethanie Mattek
India Sania Mirza
6-7(4), 5-7

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 17 (9-8)

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

Doubles: 30 (9-21)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 February 1994 ITF Amadora, Portugal Hard Russia Anna Linkova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 29 January 1996 Open de 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 ITF Catania, Italy Clay Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva Italy Katia Altilia
Italy Laura Fodorean
6-1, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 6 October 1996 ITF Langenthal, Switzerland Carpet (i) Czech Republic Helena Vildová Switzerland Caecilia Charbonnier
Switzerland Andrea Schwarz
6-4, 6-4
Winner 5. 23 March 1997 ITF Victoria, Mexico Hard Mexico Paola Arrangoiz Mexico Karin Palme
Mexico Graciela Vélez
5-7, 6-0, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 27 October 1997 Culiacán, 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 Valeková
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 Culiacán, 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 Hopewell, 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 Hard Colombia Karen Castiblanco Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Portugal Frederica Piedade
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 28. 8 March 2010 Clearwater Open, United States Hard Germany Laura Siegemund China Xu Yifan
China Zhou Yimiao
4-6, 4-6
Winner 29. 19 April 2010 ITF Dothan, United States Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova Argentina María Irigoyen
Serbia Teodora Mir?i?
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 30. 11 October 2010 ITF Troy, United States Hard Germany Laura Siegemund United States Madison Brengle
United States Asia Muhammad
2-6, 4-6

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