Irina Selyutina
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Irina Selyutina

Irina Selyutina
Country (sports) Kazakhstan
ResidenceAlma-Ata, Kazakhstan
Born (1979-11-07) 7 November 1979 (age 40)
Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned proDecember 1996
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$420,868
Singles
Career record183-128 (58.8%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 85 (14 January 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
French Open1R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record192-117 (62.1%)
Career titles3 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 31 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open3R (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2-4

Irina Gennadyevna Selyutina ( ; born 7 November 1979) is a former tennis player from Kazakhstan.

She is a former world No. 1 in junior doubles, winning French Open and Wimbledon in 1997, partnering with Cara Black.[1] Black and Selyutina were also crowned ITF Junior Girls Doubles World Champion in 1997.[1] Selyutina won three doubles titles on the WTA Tour - J&S Cup with C?t?lina Cristea in 1999, Canberra Women's Classic with Nannie De Villiers and Porto Open with Black in 2002. She also enjoyed success on the ITF Women's Circuit, winning eight singles and 20 doubles events.

Personal life

Selyutina was born to Gennady and Tatyana Selyutina in Alma-Ata (Soviet Union then, Kazakhstan now).[2] She has a brother, Nickolay.[2] Selyutina began playing tennis at the age of eight, and has been coached by her first coach Valery Kovalyov for her entire career.[2] She graduated from high school in 1996.[2]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 9 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay Romania C?t?lina Cristea France Amélie Cocheteux
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6-1, 6-2
Loss 1. 18 June 2000 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Lisa McShea
6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Win 2. 13 January 2002 Canberra, Australia Hard South Africa Nannie de Villiers United States Samantha Reeves
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
6-2, 6-3
Win 3. 7 April 2002 Porto, Portugal Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Spain Magüi Serna
7-6(8-6), 6-4
Loss 2. 15 September 2002 Waikoloa, United States Hard South Africa Nannie de Villiers United States Meilen Tu
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
1-6, 6-2, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 13 (8-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 November 1996 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Clay Czech Republic Zde?ka Málková 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 12 April 1998 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Hungary Kyra Nagy 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 24 May 1998 ITF Azeméis, Portugal Hard Spain Paula Hermida 1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 21 November 1999 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United States Holly Parkinson 4-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 18 February 2001 ITF Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari? 6-3, 6-1
Winner 3. 22 April 2001 ITF Allentown, United States Hard Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6-4, 6-1
Winner 4. 29 April 2001 ITF Jackson, United States Clay Slovakia Gabriela Voleková 6-1, 6-4
Winner 5. 6 May 2001 ITF Dothan, United States Clay United States Ashley Harkleroad 6-4, 6-2
Winner 6. 21 October 2001 ITF Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i) Denmark Eva Dyrberg 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2001 ITF Dallas, United States Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera 7-5, 2-6, 0-6
Winner 7. 4 November 2001 ITF Hayward, United States Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera 7-5, 6-4
Winner 8. 18 November 2001 ITF Hattiesburg, United States Hard Netherlands Seda Noorlander 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 5. 21 July 2002 ITF Oyster Bay, United States Hard South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6-7(5-7), 4-6

Doubles: 28 (20-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 November 1996 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 24 November 1996 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Brazil Vanessa Menga
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Winner 3. 12 January 1997 ITF Delray Beach, United States Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Brie Rippner
United States Paige Yaroshuk
6-3, 6-3
Winner 4. 12 April 1997 ITF Athens, Greece Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Hungary Virág Csurgó
Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva
6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 24 August 1997 ITF Kiev, Ukraine Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Olga Ivanova
6-2, 6-4
Winner 6. 28 September 1997 ITF Tucumán, Argentina Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Brazil Vanessa Menga
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1998 ITF Azeméis, Portugal Hard Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan Portugal Cristina Correia
Brazil Bruna Colósio
2-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 4 October 1998 ITF Santa Clara, United States Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Canada Maureen Drake
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Belgium Laurence Courtois
3-6, 7-6, 0-6
Winner 8. 31 October 1999 ITF Dallas, United States Hard Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
6-3, 6-3
Winner 9. 28 November 1999 ITF Nurioopta, Australia Hard Australia Louise Pleming Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 22 July 2000 ITF Mahwah, United States Hard Australia Lisa McShea Australia Evie Dominikovic
India Nirupama Sanjeev
4-6, 4-6
Winner 10. 30 July 2000 ITF Salt Lake City, United States Hard Australia Lisa McShea United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
w/o
Runner-up 4. 11 February 2001 ITF Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) Slovenia Tina Kri?an United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
1-6, 3-6
Winner 11. 15 April 2001 ITF Columbus, United States Hard (i) Australia Lisa McShea United States Amanda Augustus
United States Sarah Taylor
6-1, 7-5
Winner 12. 22 April 2001 ITF Allentown, United States Hard (i) Australia Lisa McShea United States Amanda Augustus
Czech Republic Zuzana Le?enarová
7-5, 6-3
Winner 13. 29 April 2001 ITF Jackson, United States Clay United States Amanda Augustus Czech Republic Zuzana Le?enarová
Austria Nicole Melch
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 28 July 2001 ITF Ettenheim, Germany Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi Denmark Eva Dyrberg
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
w/o
Winner 14. 4 August 2001 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay France Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Gisela Riera
6-2, 6-3
Winner 15. 9 September 2001 ITF Denain, France Clay France Émilie Loit Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6-1, 6-3
Winner 16. 21 October 2001 ITF Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i) South Africa Nannie de Villiers Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
7-6(7-5), 2-6, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 28 October 2001 ITF Dallas, United States Hard South Africa Nannie de Villiers Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Nana Miyagi
6-7(4-7), 2-6
Winner 17. 4 November 2001 ITF Hayward, United States Hard South Africa Nannie de Villiers United States Amanda Augustus
United States Abigail Spears
6-0, 7-5
Runner-up 7. 9 June 2002 ITF Surbiton, Great Britain Grass South Africa Nannie de Villiers United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. 21 July 2002 ITF Oyster Bay, United States Hard Japan Nana Miyagi United States Jennifer Embry
United States Jessica Lehnhoff
6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 18. 28 July 2002 ITF Louisville, United States Hard Japan Nana Miyagi Japan Miho Saeki
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
5-7, 6-1, 7-5
Winner 19. 3 August 2002 ITF Lexington, United States Hard Japan Nana Miyagi Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Lisa McShea
6-7(2-7), 6-2, 7-5
Winner 20. 22 September 2002 ITF Columbus, United States Hard Australia Lisa McShea United States Teryn Ashley
United States Ashley Harkleroad
w/o

Awards

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles (2-0)

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1997 French Open Clay Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-0, 5-7, 7-5
Winner 1997 Wimbledon Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 7-5, 6-3

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