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Evgenia Linetskaya

Evgenia Linetskaya
Full nameEvgenia Simonovna Linetskaya
Country (sports) Russia (2001-2007)
 Israel (2007-present)
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1986-11-30) 30 November 1986 (age 34)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$333,645
Career record117 - 56
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (4 July 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2005)
French Open1R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2005)
US Open2R (2004), (2005)
Career record13-19
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 283 (20 February 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2006)
French Open2R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2005)
US Open1R (2005)

Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya (Russian: ? , Hebrew: ‎; born 30 November 1986) is an Israeli female professional tennis player.

Linetskaya has won seven singles and one doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 July 2005, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 35. On 20 February 2006, she peaked at world number 283 in the doubles rankings.

Linetskaya made it to the fourth round of the 2005 Australian Open, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo.


Linetskaya was born in Moscow, and is Jewish and plays with a Star of David necklace around her neck.[1][2][3] She is coached by George Akopian. Her mother introduced her to tennis at age 6; she hit balls against school building for practice. Her father's Simon Linetsky is a professor of mathematics with a black belt in karate,[2] and her mother Maria is an artist. She studied psychology for three years at Moscow University and plans to study via online education to receive an MBA. She speaks Russian, English and some Dutch. She is superstitious about stepping on court lines.[4]

Tennis career

Early success

In February 2005 Linetskaya beat World No. 11 Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 in Thailand. In March she defeated World No. 2 Amélie Mauresmo 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 third round in Indian Wells.


In late November 2005, Linetskaya's coach Joe Giuliano was barred for life by the WTA Tour for violating Section 14, part IV, of the WTA code of conduct, which bars coaches from "non-consensual sexual contact". Her father, Simon Linetskiy, was suspended for two years.[5] The bans resulted from events incidents at La Costa's Acura Classic in August 2005. Linetskiy was charged with suspicion of battery after his daughter had injuries treated at a hospital.[6][7]

She did not play between January 2006 and February 2007. She dropped off the rankings computer altogether.


In February 2007 she won the Montechoro, Portugal tournament.[8] The following month she won both the Ramat HaSharon 2 and the Raanana tournaments in Israel, without dropping a set in either tournament.[8] In doubles, she won at Raanana with Tzipora Obziler.[8]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles finals: 12 (7-5)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 16 July 2001 Brussels, Belgium Clay Germany Camilla Kremer 1-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 29 October 2002 Minsk, Belarus Carpet Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 6-2, 6-1
Winner 3. 24 March 2003 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Belarus Tatsiana Uvarova 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 22 September 2003 Batumi, Georgia Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6-1, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 22 March 2004 Orange, United States Hard Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer 3-6, 6-2, 2-6
Winner 6. 12 April 2004 Jackson, United States Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 20 April 2004 Dothan, United States Clay China Peng Shuai 2-6, 1-6
Winner 8. 17 August 2004 Bronx, United States Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 9. 11 February 2007 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Romania Liana Ungur 6-7, 2-6
Winner 10. 16 February 2007 Albufeira, Portugal Hard Russia Yuliya Kalabina 6-2, 6-0
Winner 11. 12 March 2007 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard Slovakia Martina Babáková 6-3, 7-6
Winner 12. 19 March 2007 Raanana, Israel Hard Czech Republic Tereza Hladíková 6-4, 6-4

Doubles finals: 2 (1-1)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 July 2002 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass Russia Irina Bulykina Italy Alberta Brianti
Australia Michelle Summerside
3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 19 March 2007 Raanana, Israel Hard Israel Tzipora Obziler Slovakia Martina Babáková
Argentina Veronica Spiegel
6-1, 6-2

See also


  1. ^ https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100001877
  2. ^ a b "Jewish tennis star abused by father". Ynetnews. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Wechsler, Bob (21 September 2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. ISBN 9781602800137 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Forde, Mike (1 September 2005). "COURT OF APPEAL - TROUBLED TEEN FINDS SOLACE IN TENNIS".
  5. ^ "Barring of coach, father stems from La Costa incident". San Diego Union Tribune. 16 January 2006. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Kaplan, Daniel (16 January 2006). "After Coach Is Barred, Oversight Becomes Issue" – via NYTimes.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Evgenia Linetskaya Bio | Bio & Career - WTA Official". Women's Tennis Association.

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