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Natalia Medvedeva Tennis

Natalia Medvedeva
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Country (sports) Soviet Union
 CIS
 Ukraine
Born (1971-11-15) 15 November 1971 (age 47)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Turned pro1987
Retired1998
Prize moneyUS$906,455
Singles
Career record186-128
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 23 (15 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1994, 1995, 1997)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1993, 1996)
US Open3R (1994)
Doubles
Career record174-98
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 21 (4 July 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1990)
French OpenQF (1994)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US OpenQF (1990)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1990)
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1994)
French OpenSF (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1993)
US Open2R (1990, 1992, 1994)
Team competitions
Hopman CupF (1995)

Natalia Olegovna Medvedeva (Ukrainian: ? a, Russian: ? ; born 15 November 1971) is a former professional Soviet, CIS and Ukrainian tennis player.

Career

She played on the WTA tour from 1987 to 1998. Her four singles titles were won in Nashville, Tennessee in 1990, Linz in 1992, and Prague and Essen in 1993. In Essen, she beat Conchita Martínez, Arantrxa Sánchez, and Anke Huber.

She also won 12 doubles titles. She also won the girls' doubles title at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Natalia Zvereva. She reached four Grand Slam quarterfinals in doubles: twice, with Leila Meskhi, in 1990, at the Australian and U.S. Opens. She did it twice again in 1994, with Larisa Savchenko, at the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.

Medvedeva competed 16 times for the Ukraine Fed Cup team, with an 8-8 win-loss record. She came out of retirement for the 2000 Fed Cup because the team was struggling for players.

Personal

Medvedeva's younger brother is Andriy Medvedev, the 1999 French Open finalist. They competed together at the 1995 Hopman Cup, losing in the final to the German team of Anke Huber and Boris Becker.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 1
Tier IV 2
Tier V 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 1990 Nashville, United States Hard United States Susan Sloane 6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 2. 16 February 1992 Linz, Austria Hard France Pascale Paradis-Mangon 6-4, 6-2
Winner 3. 18 July 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Germany Meike Babel 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 28 August 1993 Schenectady, United States Hard Latvia Larisa Savchenko 3-6, 5-7
Winner 4. 31 October 1993 Essen, Germany Carpet Spain Conchita Martínez 6-7(4-7), 7-5, 6-4

Doubles: 13 (12 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 8
Titles by Surface
Hard 7
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 3
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 April 1988 Singapore Hard Soviet Union Natalia Bykova Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 12 November 1989 Nashville, Tennessee, US Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
6-1, 6-7, 6-7
Winner 2. 4 February 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Robin White
3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Winner 3. 11 February 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Australia Michelle Jaggard
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 4. 28 October 1990 Dorado, Puerto Rico Hard Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets United States Amy Frazier
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6-4, 6-2
Winner 5. 29 September 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets France Isabelle Demongeot
United Kingdom Jo Durie
7-5, 6-3
Winner 6. 19 April 1992 Pattaya, Thailand Hard France Isabelle Demongeot France Pascale Paradis-Mangon
France Sandrine Testud
6-1, 6-1
Winner 7. 26 April 1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard France Isabelle Demongeot Japan Rika Hiraki
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 8. 11 July 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay Germany Karin Kschwendt Italy Silvia Farina
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6-4, 7-6
Winner 9. 24 October 1993 Brighton, England Carpet Italy Laura Golarsa Germany Anke Huber
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Winner 10. 9 January 1994 Brisbane, Australia Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6-3, 6-1
Winner 11. 11 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Slovakia Janette Husárová Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Katerina Kroupova
6-4, 7-5
Winner 12. 3 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Latvia Larisa Savchenko Italy Silvia Farina
Austria Barbara Schett
7-6, 4-6, 6-1

Team: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 January 1995 Perth, Australia Hard Ukraine Andriy Medvedev Germany Anke Huber
Germany Boris Becker
0-2

Top 10 wins

Season 1993 1994 Total
Wins 3 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score NMR
1993
1. Germany Anke Huber No. 10 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet 2nd Round 6-4, 6-2 No. 40
2. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario No. 2 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet Semifinals 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 No. 40
3. Spain Conchita Martínez No. 5 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet Final 6-7(4-7), 7-5, 6-4 No. 40
1994
4. Spain Conchita Martínez No. 3 Faber Grand Prix, Essen, Germany Carpet 1st Round 7-5, 6-4 No. 43

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R A 2R 2R A 2R 0 / 6 4-6
French Open A Q2 3R 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 4-6
Wimbledon 1R Q1 A 1R A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 7 5-7
US Open A A Q1 2R A 2R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 6 5-6
Win-Loss 0-1 0-0 2-1 3-4 0-1 3-4 3-3 3-4 1-4 2-1 1-2 0 / 25 18-25

Doubles

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A QF 1R 1R A 3R 1R A 1R A 0 / 6 5-6
French Open A A 3R A 2R 2R QF 1R A A 1R 0 / 6 7-6
Wimbledon 1R A 2R A 2R 2R QF 2R A A A 0 / 6 7-6
US Open A 2R QF A 2R 2R 3R A A 2R A 0 / 6 8-6
Year-end championship
WTA Championships DNQ SF Did Not Qualify 1-1 0 / 1 1-1
Win-Loss 0-1 1-1 9-5 0-1 3-4 3-3 10-4 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 / 25 28-25

Mixed

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A SF A A QF A 0 / 3 5-3
French Open SF A 2R 2R QF QF A A 1R 0 / 6 10-6
Wimbledon A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1
US Open 2R A 2R 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 4 3-4
Win-Loss 5-2 0-1 2-2 1-3 6-3 2-1 0-0 2-1 0-1 0 / 14 18-14

ITF Finals

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 April 1987 Monte Viso, Italy Clay Italy Linda Ferrando 6-1, 6-3
Winner 2. 2 November 1987 Telford, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Sarah Loosemore 6-2, 6-2
Winner 3. 9 November 1987 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Carpet Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova 6-2, 7-5
Winner 4. 16 November 1987 Croyden, United Kingdom Carpet United Kingdom Teresa Catlin 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 24 April 1989 Monte Viso, Italy Clay Australia Rachel McQuillan 6-7, 1-6

Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 April 1987 Caserta, Italy Clay Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova Germany Heike Thoms
Greece Olga Tsarbopoulou
6-3, 7-5
Winner 2. 26 October 1987 Cheshire, United Kingdom Carpet Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova Hong Kong Paulette Moreno
Sweden Maria Strandlund
6-2, 7-6
Winner 3. 2 November 1987 Telford, United Kingdom Hard Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova Germany Sabine Hack
Germany Ingrid Peltzer
6-0, 6-2
Winner 4. 9 November 1987 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Carpet Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova France Pascale Etchemendy
United Kingdom Joy Tacon
6-1 6-1
Runner-up 1. 12 October 1987 Croyden, United Kingdom Carpet Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova Soviet Union Viktoria Milvidskaia
Hong Kong Paulette Moreno
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 17 April 1989 Caserta, Italy Hard Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova Finland Nanne Dahlman
Australia Kate McDonald
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 26 August 1996 Kyiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova Sweden Anna-Karin Svensson
Hungary Réka Vidáts
5-7, 3-6
Winner 6. 28 September 1996 Limoges, France Hard (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland France Caroline Dhenin
Belgium Dominique Monami
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 8 September 1997 Kyiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Angelina Zdorovitskaia Sweden Annica Lindstedt
Germany Caroline Schneider
1-6, 2-6

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