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Svetlana Parkhomenko
Svetlana Parkhomenko
Full nameSvetlana Germanovna Parkhomenko
Country (sports) Soviet Union
 Russia
Born (1962-10-08) October 8, 1962 (age 57)
Moscow, USSR
Retired1995
Prize money$208,184
Singles
Career record124-93
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 72 (January 30, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1984)
French Open1R
Wimbledon3R (1984)
US Open1R
Doubles
Career record209-79
Career titles8 WTA, 17 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (January 18, 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1984)
French OpenQF (1986)
WimbledonSF (1987)
US Open3R (1987)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1986)

Svetlana Germanovna Parkhomenko ( ? , née Cherneva, ?; born October 8, 1962) is a retired Soviet and Russian tennis player and tennis coach. She was the winner of the Soviet singles tennis championships in 1985 and nine times Soviet champion in women's doubles and mixed doubles. On the international level, she was the winner of the 1983 European amateur championships in women's and mixeddoubles, bronze medalist of the 1983 Universiade in women's and mixed doubles, and winner of eight WTA doubles tournaments.

Parkhomenko also was the recipient of 1988 WTA Sportsmanship Award.

Biography

Svetlana Cherneva started playing tennis when she was 8 years old. Her first coach was the famous pre-war Soviet champion and coach Nina Teplyakova. In 1978, Svetlana won the singles and doubles title at European Junior Championships (she also won doubles titles in the next two years). In 1978, she also won the Soviet youth championships in singles, girls' and mixed doubles, and in 1980 in singles and girls' doubles. In 1980, she advanced with the Soviet girls team to the finals of Princess Sofia Cup.

Starting in 1981, Svetlana (from 1984 playing under her marriage name Parkhomenko) won the senior Soviet doubles championships eight times (twice in 1987). In addition, she became the singles champion in 1985 and mixed doubles champion in 1983. From 1981 she also played for the Soviet Union Federation Cup team. In total between 1981 and 1988, she played 28 rubbers for the Soviet team, mostly in doubles with Larisa Savchenko.

In 1983, Svetlana Cherneva won the European amateur championships in women's and mixed doubles and took bronze in the same disciplines at the 1983 Summer Universiade. From the same year she started playing in international professional tennis tournaments. In 1984 she won her first ITF titles is San Antonio and Delray Beach, and at the Wimbledon Championships advanced with Savchenko to quarterfinals after defeating 3rd seed Kathy Horvath and Virginia Ruzici, as well as Chris Evert and Catherine Tanvier. In the next three years Parkhomenko and Savchenko won seven Virginia Slims tournaments including four in 1987. They played three times in a row at the Virginia Slims Championships and in March 1986 advanced there to semifinals. In 1987 they reached Wimbledon semifinals after defeating world's best pair, recent Grand Slam winners Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.

At the start of 1988 season, Svetlana Parkhomenko was ranked as high as eighth in the WTA doubles rankings. But in 1988, Larisa Savchenko broke with her to play doubles with young Natasha Zvereva. Without Savchenko, Parhomenko struggled to retain her best shape playing with other partners. She won one WTA tournament with Natalia Bykova and twice reached finals with Leila Meskhi, and at the end of the season she received WTA Sportsmanship Award.[1]

After having completely missed 1989 season, Parkhomenko returned to play at the end 1990. In 1991, she was awarded the title of Honoured Master of Sports, becoming one of the last Soviet tennis players who received this title. In 1992, she returned to the top 10 of the Russian tennis and remained there for two more years. In 1993, she played three ties for the Russia Fed Cup team, winning her doubles games against Ukrainians and Lithuanians. After finishing her playing career in 1995, she coaches at the Moscow CSKA tennis club.

Virginia Slims and WTA Tour finals

Doubles (14)

Winner (8)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier IV-V (1)
VS circuit (7)
No. Date Championship Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 1 April 1985 Seabrook Island, USA Clay Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Elise Burgin
United States Lori McNeil
6-1, 6-3
2. 9 September 1985 Salt Lake City, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko South Africa Beverly Mould
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7-5, 6-2
3. 3 November 1986 Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Carpet (i) Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
United States Beth Herr
6-2, 1-6, 6-1
4. 21 January 1987 Wichita, USA Carpet (i) Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White
6-2, 6-4
5. 9 February 1987 Oklahoma City, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Lori McNeil
United States Kim Sands
6-4, 6-4
6. 16 February 1987 Boca Raton, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Chris Evert
United States Pam Shriver
6-0, 3-6, 6-2
7. 15 June 1987 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-5
8. 29 February 1988 Wichita, USA (2) Hard (i) Soviet Union Natalia Bykova Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
6-3, 6-4

Runner-up (6)

No. Date Championship Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 21 January 1985 Key Biscayne, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
4-6, 6-7
2. 8 April 1985 Hilton Head, USA Clay Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Pam Shriver
4-6, 1-6
3. 22 September 1986 Tulsa, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Camille Benjamin
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
6-7, 5-7
4. 29 September 1986 New Orleans, USA Hard Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
5. 18 April 1988 Singapore Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Soviet Union Natalia Bykova
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
6-7, 3-6
6. 6 June 1988 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
4-6, 1-6

ITF finals

Singles (3-5)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 January 1984 Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Anna Ivan 3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 27 April 1992 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard Australia Angie Woolcock 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 19 October 1992 Moscow, Russia Clay Commonwealth of Independent States Elena Makarova 5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 8 February 1993 Sunderland, Great Britain Carpet Netherlands Gaby Coorengel 6-3, 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Runner-up 5. 3 May 1993 Bracknell, Great Britain Hard Sweden Marianne Vallin 7-6(7-3), 3-6, 1-6
Winner 6. 27 September 1993 Bracknell, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Julie Pullin 7-5, 6-2
Winner 7. 4 October 1993 Basingstoke, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Emily Bond 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 8. 8 November 1993 Swindon, Great Britain Carpet United Kingdom Emily Bond 5-7, 3-6

Doubles (17-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 31 June 1982 Fayetteville, United States Hard Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko United States Pam Whytcross
United States Emily Newton
4-6, 6-1, 6-7
Runner-up 2. 2 January 1984 Chicago, United States Hard Soviet Union Larisa Neiland Switzerland Csilla Bartos-Cserepy
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
w/o
Winner 3. 9 January 1984 San Antonio, United States Hard Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko United States Carol Christian
United States Jaime Kaplan
6-1, 6-1
Winner 4. 16 January 1984 Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Jaime Kaplan United States Carol Christian
United States Jamie Golder
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 5. 23 March 1992 Santander, Spain Clay United Kingdom Amanda Evans Poland Agata Werbli?ska
Poland Katarzyna Teodorowicz
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 27 April 1992 Sheffield, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Amanda Evans Australia Lisa McShea
United States Amy deLone
4-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 11 May 1992 Bournemouth, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Amanda Evans United States Amy deLone
United Kingdom Tamsin Wainwright
6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 8. 19 October 1992 Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Commonwealth of Independent States Natalia Egorova Commonwealth of Independent States Elena Likhovtseva
Commonwealth of Independent States Julia Lutrova
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 9. 1 February 1993 Newcastle, Great Britain Carpet Russia Natalia Egorova Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6-4, 4-6, 6-0
Winner 10. 8 February 1993 Sunderland, Great Britain Carpet Russia Natalia Egorova Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
2-6, 6-1, 7-6(7-5)
Winner 11. 19 April 1993 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Julie Salmon
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
5-1 ret.
Winner 12. 3 May 1993 Bracknell, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Claire Taylor
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
7-6, 6-1
Winner 13. 12 July 1993 Frinton-on-Sea, Great Britain Grass Russia Natalia Egorova Australia Maija Avotins
Australia Lisa McShea
4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Runner-up 14. 20 September 1993 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Caroline Hunt
United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
4-6, 5-7
Winner 15. 4 October 1993 Basingstoke, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova Netherlands Caroline Stassen
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-2, 6-1
Winner 16. 8 November 1993 Swindon, Great Britain Carpet Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Alison Smith
Netherlands Caroline Stassen
6-0, 6-4
Winner 17. 15 November 1993 Swansea, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Alison Smith
Netherlands Caroline Stassen
6-1, 6-3
Winner 18. 29 November 1993 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard Russia Natalia Egorova Germany Angela Kerek
Ukraine Olga Lugina
6-2, 6-3
Winner 19. 4 July 1994 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Russia Natalia Egorova Netherlands Caroline Stassen
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 20. 11 July 1994 Frinton-on-Sea, Great Britain Grass Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Helen Crook
United Kingdom Victoria Davies
3-6, 2-6
Winner 21. 14 November 1994 Eastbourne, Great Britain Carpet Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
7-6(10-8), 7-6(8-6)
Winner 22. 6 February 1995 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-4, 6-2
Winner 23. 13 February 1995 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard Russia Natalia Egorova United Kingdom Michele Mair
Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
7-5, 6-0

Other finals

Singles (1-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Location Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1983 USSR Tennis National Championship Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic J?rmala, Latvian SSR Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko 4-6, 5-7
Winner 2. 1985 USSR Tennis National Championship Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Soviet Union Julia Salnikova 6-7, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles (8-2)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Location Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1981 USSR Tennis National Championship Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Moscow, Russian SFSR Soviet Union Olga Zaitseva Soviet Union Natasha Chmyreva
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. 1982 USSR Tennis National Championship Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR Soviet Union Yuliya Kasheverova Soviet Union Olga Avdeeva
Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko
6-2, 6-2
Winner 3. 1983 USSR Tennis National Championship Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic J?rmala, Latvian SSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Natasha Reva
Soviet Union Julia Salnikova
6-2, 6-0
Winner 4. 1984 USSR Tennis National Championship Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Tashkent, Uzbek SSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko
Soviet Union Julia Salnikova
6-1, 6-2
Winner 5. 1985 USSR Tennis National Championship Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko
7-5, 7-5
Winner 6. 1986 USSR Tennis National Championship Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6-2, 6-4
Winner 7. 1987 USSR Tennis National Championship Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Tallinn, Estonian SSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
Soviet Union Aida Khalatian
6-3, 6-3
Winner 8. 1987 USSR Winter Tennis National Championship Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Moscow, Russian SFSR Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 9. 1988 USSR Winter Tennis National Championship Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Moscow, Russian SFSR Soviet Union Natalia Egorova Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6-7, 6-0, 4-6
Runner-up 10. 1991 USSR Tennis National Championship Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Moscow, Russian SFSR Soviet Union Natalia Egorova Soviet Union Karina Kuregian
Soviet Union Aida Khalatian
4-6, 3-6

Mixed (1-0)

Outcome Year Tournament Location Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1983 USSR Tennis National Championship Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic J?rmala, Latvian SSR Soviet Union Konstantin Pugaev Soviet Union Vladimir Kurda
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6-4, 6-3

References

  1. ^ WTA Awards Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine at the WTA website

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Australia Anne Minter
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1988
Succeeded by
United States Gretchen Magers

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