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Larisa Neiland

Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Country (sports) Soviet Union
 Ukraine
 Latvia
ResidenceJ?rmala, Latvia
Born (1966-07-21) 21 July 1966 (age 56)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,083,936
Singles
Career record322-283 (53.2%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 13 (23 May 1988)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1992)
French Open3R (1984, 1989)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US OpenQF (1988)
Doubles
Career record766-258 (74.8%)
Career titles65
Highest rankingNo. 1 (27 January 1992)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1995, 1996, 1997)
French OpenW (1989)
WimbledonW (1991)
US OpenF (1991, 1992)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1999)
Mixed doubles
Career titles4
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenW (1994, 1996)
French OpenW (1995
WimbledonW (1992)
US Open2R (1997, 1999)
Medal record
Women's tennis
Representing  Soviet Union
Friendship Games
Bronze medal - third place Women's doubles

Larisa Savchenko-Neiland (Ukrainian: -?, Latvian: Larisa Sav?enko-Neilande; née Savchenko; also Larisa Neiland; born 21 July 1966) is a retired tennis player who represented the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Latvia. A former world number-one-ranked doubles player, Neiland won two Grand Slam women's doubles and four mixed doubles titles. She also won two singles titles and 63 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She is listed in fourth place for the most doubles match wins (766) in WTA history, after Lisa Raymond, Rennae Stubbs and Liezel Huber.

Career

Savchenko turned professional in 1983 as No. 10 on the ITF Junior rankings in that year. Doubles team of Savchenko and Svetlana Parkhomenko reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1983 and 1984, both times as an unseeded pair; beat No. 2 seeds Fairbank/Reynolds in 1983 and No. 3 seeds Horvath/Ruzici in 1984. In 1984, Savchenko reached the third round of the French Open as a qualifier, which was her best singles result at the French Open. She won her first singles title in Chicago in January 1984, where she only lost one set.

Having 1986 wins over Wendy Turnbull (twice), Ann Henricksson, and Annabel Croft, Savchenko was ranked No. 1 in USSR for 1986. She qualified for the Virginia Slims Championships in March and November 1986 with partner Svetlana Parkhomenko. She defeated Kathy Rinaldi, Peanut Louie Harper, and Nathalie Tauziat to reach the quarterfinals of Eastbourne in 1986.

Savchenko jumped from No. 53 to No. 28 (June 1983) on the Hewlett-Packard/WITA Computer rankings after performances at Birmingham and Eastbourne. She also had wins over Robin White, Ann Henricksson, Candy Reynolds, and Melissa Gurney.[1]

In 1988, Savchenko reached her first Grand Slam doubles final with Natasha Zvereva. They lost 10-12 in the final set to Gabriela Sabatini and Steffi Graf, who in that same year won all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal. In 1989, again with Zvereva, Savchenko won her first doubles Grand Slam final, over Graf and Sabatini in straight sets.

In December 1989, Larisa married Aleksandr Neiland and took his last name, she continued to compete as Larisa Savchenko-Neiland.[2]

In 1991, she captured the Wimbledon title with Zvereva. In 1992, she lost in the US Open final to Jana Novotná and Helena Suková. She won her first mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, as well, when she and Cyril Suk teamed and won over Dutch duo Jacco Eltingh and Miriam Oremans. That year, she reached the No. 1 doubles ranking. Neiland then reached her next five doubles runners-up with Novotná. Each and every final played with Novotná was lost, the first being the US Open in 1991 and losing to Pam Shriver and Zvereva.

Her final Grand Slam doubles final appearance came in 1996 at Wimbledon. Neiland played in 2000 but retired after losing at Wimbledon. She lost in the first round, when she and her partner Lina Krasnoroutskaya lost to Ai Sugiyama and Julie Halard, the eventual runners-up, in straight sets.

Neiland tested positive for prohibited levels of the stimulant caffeine at the 1999 Australian Open. She was subsequently stripped of the $15k she had earned for reaching the women's doubles quarterfinals with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, and issued a warning by the International Tennis Federation.[3]

As a coach, she is best known for guiding Svetlana Kuznetsova to the 2009 French Open singles title and has been a part of the Russian Fed Cup coaching team.

Major finals

Grand Slam tournaments

Women's doubles: 12 (2 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 Wimbledon Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
3-6, 6-1, 10-12
Win 1989 French Open Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-4, 6-4
Loss 1989 Wimbledon (2) Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
1-6, 2-6
Loss 1990 French Open (2) Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4-6, 5-7
Loss 1991 French Open (3) Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
4-6, 0-6
Win 1991 Wimbledon (3) Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Puerto Rico Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 1991 US Open Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná United States Pam Shriver
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4-6, 6-4, 6-7(5)
Loss 1992 Wimbledon (4) Grass Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4-6, 1-6
Loss 1992 US Open (2) Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-7(5), 1-6
Loss 1993 French Open (4) Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3-6, 5-7
Loss 1993 Wimbledon (5) Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4-6, 7-6(7), 4-6
Loss 1996 Wimbledon (6) Grass United States Meredith McGrath Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7-5, 5-7, 1-6

Mixed doubles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1992 Wimbledon Grass Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
7-6(2), 6-2
Win 1994 Australian Open Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Helena Suková
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7-5, 6-7(0), 6-2
Loss 1994 French Open Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Menno Oosting
5-7, 6-3, 5-7
Win 1995 French Open (2) Clay Australia Mark Woodforde Canada Jill Hetherington
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
7-6(8), 7-6(4)
Win 1996 Australian Open (2) Hard Australia Mark Woodforde United States Nicole Arendt
United States Luke Jensen
4-6, 7-5, 6-0
Loss 1996 Wimbledon (2) Grass Australia Mark Woodforde Czech Republic Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
6-1, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1997 Australian Open (3) Hard South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Rick Leach
3-6, 7-6(5), 5-7
Loss 1997 Wimbledon (3) Grass Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1999 French Open (3) Clay United States Rick Leach Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
South Africa Piet Norval
3-6, 6-3, 3-6

Year-end championships

Doubles: 5 (5 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 New York Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1989 New York (2) Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 2-6
Loss 1992 New York (3) Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-7(4), 1-6
Loss 1993 New York (4) Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Gigi Fernández
3-6, 5-7
Loss 1999 New York (5) Carpet (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
4-6, 4-6

WTA career finals

Singles: 9 (2 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Tier I (0-1)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (1-4)
Tier IV (0-0)
Tier V (1-0)
Virginia Slims (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Grass (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (1-5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 1987 Wichita Open, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter 6-7(6), 6-7(5)
Loss 0-2 Jun 1987 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass United States Pam Shriver 6-4, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-3 Feb 1988 Oakland Classic, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova 1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-4 Feb 1989 Oakland Classic (2) Carpet (i) United States Zina Garrison 1-6, 1-6
Loss 0-5 Nov 1989 Chicago Cup, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Zina Garrison 3-6, 6-2, 4-6
Win 1-5 Sep 1991 Moscow Ladies Open, Russia Carpet (i) Germany Barbara Rittner 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-6 Feb 1993 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova 2-6, 2-6
Win 2-6 Aug 1993 Schenectady Open, U.S. Hard Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva 6-3, 7-5
Loss 2-7 Aug 1994 Schenectady Open, U.S. (2) Hard Austria Judith Wiesner 5-7, 6-3, 4-6

Doubles: 65 titles

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1985 Seabrook Island, U.S. Clay Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko United States Elise Burgin
United States Lori McNeil
6-1, 6-3
Win 2. Sep 1985 Salt Lake City, U.S. Hard Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko South Africa Beverly Mould
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7-5, 6-2
Win 3. Nov 1986 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet (i) Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
United States Beth Herr
6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Win 4. Jan 1987 Wichita, U.S. Carpet (i) Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White
6-2, 6-4
Win 5. Feb 1987 Oklahoma City, U.S. Hard Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko United States Lori McNeil
United States Kim Sands
6-4, 6-4
Win 6. Feb 1987 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko United States Chris Evert
United States Pam Shriver
6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Win 7. Jun 1987 Eastbourne, UK Grass Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5
Win 1. Jun 1988 Birmingham Classic Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
6-4, 6-1
Loss 1. Jul 1988 Wimbledon Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
3-6, 6-1, 10-12
Win 2. Oct 1988 VS of Indianapolis Hard (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
6-2, 6-1
Loss 2. Nov 1988 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen
4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Loss 3. Nov 1988 VS Championships, New York Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 4-6
Loss 4. Feb 1989 VS of Washington Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver
2-6, 3-6
Loss 5. Feb 1989 Stanford Classic, Oakland Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
5-7, 6-3, 2-6
Win 3. Apr 1989 Amelia Island Championships Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-1
Loss 6. May 1989 Swiss Open, Geneva Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Win 4. May 1989 French Open, Paris Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-4, 6-4
Win 5. Jun 1989 Birmingham Classic Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Meredith McGrath
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 5-7, 6-0
Loss 7. Jun 1989 Wimbledon Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
1-6, 2-6
Win 6. Oct 1989 Moscow Ladies Open Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
6-3, 6-4
Win 7. Nov 1989 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 8. Nov 1989 VS Championships, New York Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 2-6
Loss 9. Jan 1990 Sydney International Hard Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
3-6, 5-7
Loss 11. May 1990 French Open Clay Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4-6, 5-7
Win 8. Jun 1990 Birmingham Classic Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Win 9. Jun 1990 Eastbourne International, UK Grass Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison
6-4, 6-3
Win 10. Sep 1990 WTA Doubles Championships, Orlando Carpet (i) Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
6-4, 6-1

ITF finals

Singles (2-0)

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 2 January 1984 ITF Chicago, United States Hard Soviet Union Natasha Reva 6-2, 6-4
Win 2. 9 April 1984 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko 6-2, 6-1

Doubles (3-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 2 January 1984 ITF Chicago, United States Hard Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko Switzerland Csilla Bartos-Cserepy
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
w/o
Win 2. 9 April 1984 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Renata ?a?ak Czechoslovakia Marie Pinterová
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
6-1, 6-3
Win 3. 13 September 1993 ITF Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay Slovakia Karina Hab?udová Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Petra Langrová
6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 28 September 1996 ITF Limoges, France Hard (i) Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva France Caroline Dhenin
Belgium Dominique Monami
6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R A NH A A A QF QF QF QF 3R SF SF SF 2R QF A 0 / 11 31-11
French Open A 1R 2R QF A A W F F SF F QF 3R SF QF SF QF 1R 1 / 15 48-14
Wimbledon QF QF QF 1R SF F F SF W F F QF SF F SF A 3R 1R 1 / 17 61-16
US Open 2R A A A 1R 2R QF SF F F 2R SF 3R A 3R 2R SF A 0 / 13 33-13
Win-loss 4-2 4-3 4-2 3-2 4-2 6-2 14-2 16-4 19-3 17-4 14-4 12-4 12-4 13-3 13-4 6-3 12-4 0-2 2 / 56 173-54
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A QF QF F F QF QF F F A SF SF SF QF F A 0 / 13 13-13
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo NH Not Tier I SF 1R QF A A A 1R A 0 / 4 3-4
Indian Wells Not Held Not Tier I 2R QF A A 0 / 2 2-2
Boca Raton NH Not Tier I W W Not Tier I Not Held 2 / 2 8-0
Miami Not Held Not Tier I QF 3R W W QF SF F 3R QF QF 2R 2 / 11 27-9
Charleston Not Tier I A A F SF 1R SF SF 2R SF 2R QF 0 / 9 13-8
Rome Not Tier I NH Not Tier I SF A A A QF A A 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 5 5-5
Berlin Not Tier I QF W W A SF F W SF SF SF A 3 / 9 25-5
Montreal / Toronto Not Tier I 2R W A W SF SF W SF 1R F A 3 / 9 23-5
Zürich NH Not Tier I SF SF 1R QF F SF 1R A 0 / 7 9-7
Philadelphia Not Held Not Tier I F A F Not Tier I 0 / 2 6-2
Moscow Not Held NTI SF 1R QF A 0 / 3 3-3
Career statistics
Year-end ranking -- -- -- 26 11 9 3 7 2 5 5 11 5 2 9 11 3 -- No. 1

Head-to-head records

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Personal life

She married Latvian tennis coach Aleksandr Neiland on 21 December 1989, after which her surname was changed from Savchenko to Neiland (Sav?enko-Neiland). The marriage later ended in divorce.

References

  1. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 205.
  2. ^ "-?, ". Peoplelife.ru. Retrieved 2018.
    " -?. ? ". Championat.ru. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Bright, Richard (11 July 2000). "Drug shame for Neiland". Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019.

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