Evgenia Kulikovskaya
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Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Evgenia Kulikovskaya
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Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1978-12-21) 21 December 1978 (age 40)
Moscow, RSFSR
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2004
PlaysAmbidextrous (no backhand)
Prize money$427,770
Singles
Career record221-175
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (9 June 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003)
French Open2R (2003)
Wimbledon1R (1999, 2003)
US Open2R (1998, 2001)
Doubles
Career record197-148
Career titles4 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (3 March 2003)

Evgenia Kulikovskaya (Russian ; born 21 December 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. She reached her highest singles ranking of No. 91 on 9 June 2003.[1] She had more success in doubles, winning four WTA doubles titles and reaching the top fifty.

A rarity among tennis players, Kulikovskaya is ambidextrous; she played with two forehands and no backhand, switching her racket hand depending on where the ball was coming.[2]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (4-6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 April 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay Austria Karin Kschwendt Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-7(3), 1-6
Winner 1. 25 April 1999 Budapest, Hungary Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk Argentina Laura Montalvo
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6-3, 6-4
Winner 2. 7 June 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch Spain Eva Bes
Spain Gisela Riera
7-6(3), 6-0
Runner-up 2. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Germany Elena Wagner
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 21 November 1999 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Austria Patricia Wartusch France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2002 Warsaw, Poland Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i?
1-6, 1-6
Winner 3. 14 July 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Germany Angelika Rösch
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 22 July 2002 Sopot, Poland Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 9 February 2003 Bangalore, India Hard Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
4-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 10 August 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Croatia Silvija Talaja
6-2, 6-4

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (8-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 October 1994 J?rmala, Latvia Hard (i) Belarus Vera Zhukovets 2-6, 6-7(4)
Winner 2. 5 June 1995 ?ód?, Poland Clay Ukraine Talina Beiko 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 3. 12 June 1995 Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Monika Ma?talí?ová 6-4, 6-2
Winner 4. 18 February 1996 Sheffield, England Hard (i) Czech Republic Jana Macurová 6-2, 6-3
Winner 5. 26 August 1996 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Belarus Tatiana Ignatieva 6-1, 7-5
Winner 6. 1 September 1996 Sochi, Russia Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina 6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 7. 31 August 1997 Athens, Greece Clay Romania Alice Pirsu 6-4, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 8. 19 October 1997 Southampton, England Carpet (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6-0, 4-6, 7-6(5)
Winner 9. 4 October 1998 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Russia Elena Makarova 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 10. 22 April 2001 Allentown, United States Hard (i) Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina 4-6, 1-6
Winner 11. 7 July 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 12. 21 July 2002 Modena, Italy Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 13. 15 September 2002 Bordeaux, France Clay Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 14. 17 November 2002 Eugene, United States Hard (i) United States Marissa Irvin 5-7, 0-6

Doubles (12-12)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 May 1994 ?ód?, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Argentina Valeria Strappa
Argentina Valentina Solari
6-3, 5-7, 4-6
Winner 2. 30 May 1994 Bytom, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Ukraine Talina Beiko
Ukraine Tanja Tsiganii
6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 3. 22 August 1994 Horb, Germany Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Czech Republic Martina Hautová
Slovakia Simona Nedorostová
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1994 Bad Nauheim, Germany Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Germany Renata Kochta
Czech Republic Alena Va?ková
3-6, 6-1, 4-6
Winner 5. 5 June 1995 ?ód?, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Greece Christina Zachariadou
6-7(2), 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 12 June 1995 Bytom, Poland Clay Ukraine Natalia Nemchinova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Poland Katharzyna Teodorowicz
2-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 31 March 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Germany Caroline Schneider Hungary Nóra Köves
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 8. 19 May 1997 Sochi, Russia Hard Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili
Japan Kaoru Shibata
3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 9. 28 July 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina Ukraine Olga Lugina
Germany Elena Pampoulova
7-5, 5-7, 5-7
Winner 10. 25 August 1997 Athens, Greece Clay Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Marina Martinez Escobar
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 11. 22 September 1997 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Russia Maria Goloviznina Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Jana Pospí?ilová
2-6, 3-6
Winner 12. 5 October 1998 Batumi, Georgia Hard Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Austria Melanie Schnell
6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Runner-up 13. 3 July 2000 Civitanova, Italy Clay Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 14. 14 August 2000 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Maria Goloviznina Romania Magda Mihalache
Hong Kong Tong Ka-po
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 15. 11 September 2000 Hopewell, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe 3-6, 1-6
Winner 16. 15 January 2001 Boca Raton, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe 6-1, 6-0
Winner 17. 22 January 2001 Miami, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 18. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard United States Jolene Watanabe 1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 19. 18 February 2002 Columbus, United States Hard (i) Russia Maria Goloviznina United States Teryn Ashley
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 20. 1 July 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva Estonia Maret Ani
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3-6, 6-1, 1-6
Winner 21. 3 November 2002 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva France Caroline Dhenin
France Émilie Loit
w/o
Runner-up 22. 12 November 2002 Eugene, United States Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Japan Nana Smith
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 23. 2 May 2003 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
7-6(8), 6-3
Winner 24. 28 March 2004 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Maria Goloviznina Belarus Darya Kustova
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
7-5, 6-1

References

  1. ^ "Stats". WTA. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Left or right, it's all the same for this switch hitter". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2010.

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