Lina Krasnoroutskaya
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Lina Krasnoroutskaya

Lina Krasnoroutskaya
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Full nameLina Vladimirovna Krasnoroutskaya
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceObninsk
Born (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 35)
Obninsk
Height1.74 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$947,916
Singles
Career record131-83
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 25 (19 January 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2004)
French OpenQF (2001)
Wimbledon4R (2001)
US Open2R (2001)
Doubles
Career record60-54
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 22 (2 February 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2004)
French Open2R (2003)
WimbledonSF (2003)
US Open3R (2001, 2003)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2004)
US OpenF (2003)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0-1

Lina Vladimirovna Krasnoroutskaya (? ; born 29 April 1984) is a retired tennis player. She is a former junior world No. 1 (1999), and in addition, she won the US Open junior title. Krasnoroutskaya, however, had a career blighted by injury.

Tennis career

After a successful year in 2001, when she reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros (seventh youngest player ever to do so) and the Wimbledon last 16, as the world No. 34 she was badly injured at the 2002 Australian Open when she obtained an invite from Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge after. She was not effectively back until February 2003 when she climbed back up the rankings (reached 25th) after wins over Monica Seles, Elena Bovina, Nadia Petrova and then-world No. 1, Kim Clijsters.

However, a shoulder injury at the end of 2003, then a liver condition in 2004, followed by stomach problems at the start of 2005 meant that she had considered (March 2005) whether to continue on the pro tour. In June 2005, she announced she would be returning, but that the return would be delayed until after the birth of her first baby in November 2005.

Despite her injuries, she has earned almost $1 million in prize money, has represented her country at both junior and senior level, reached a WTA Tier I final in Canada (2003), a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon in the doubles with Elena Dementieva (having beaten the Williams sisters on centre court in the third round) and runner-up at the US Open in 2003 in the mixed-doubles with Daniel Nestor, who had three match points.

She is a commentator on Russian TV, for NTV Plus.

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2003 US Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Bob Bryan
5-7, 7-5, [10-5]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-1)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 August 2003 Canada Masters, Toronto Hard Belgium Justine Henin 1-6, 0-6

Doubles: 3 (1-2)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-1)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2001 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Carpet (i) Russia Elena Dementieva Russia Anna Kournikova
Switzerland Martina Hingis
7-6(7-1), 6-3
Runner-up 2. 4 November 2002 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya City Hard Russia Tatiana Panova Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
5-7, 6-7
Winner 1. 21 June 2003 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch Grass Russia Elena Dementieva Russia Nadia Petrova
France Mary Pierce
2-6, 6-3, 6-4

ITF finals

Singles (1-0)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 April 1999 San Severo, Italy Clay Romania Oana Elena Golimbioschi 6-3, 6-0

Doubles: 2 (0-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 5 April 1999 Cerignola, Italy Clay Russia Irina Kornienko United Kingdom Jasmine Choudhury
United Kingdom Lizzie Jelfs
5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 3 December 2002 Boynton Beach, United States Clay Russia Alina Jidkova Hungary Katalin Marosi
United States Samantha Reeves
2-6, 6-7

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R Q3 3R Q3 2-4
French Open 1R QF A 2R A A 5-3
Wimbledon 1R 4R A 2R 1R A 4-4
US Open 1R 2R A 1R A A 1-3
Win-Loss 0-4 8-4 0-1 2-3 2-2 N/A 12-14

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