Elena Sergeevna Baltacha is a British Ukrainian professional tennis player. A four-time AEGON Prize winner, she has also long been Britain's number one, a post she held continuously from 2002 to 2012. However, due to having to retire due to knee surgery, she fell in the world rankings and by the time of her retirement on November 18, 2013, she was ranked 221st in the world and number 6 in her career. - Ranked 49th in the world in September 2010. During her career, she won eleven ITF singles titles and four ITF doubles titles. She is also a finalist in 3 ITF singles tournaments and 4 doubles tournaments. In 2010, Baltacha won over 10 top players, including two wins against Li Na and one against Francesca Schiavone, who was the reigning Roland Garros champion at the time. In 2011, Baltacha won its top ranked tournament on the ITF, 2011 Aegon Nottingham Challenge.
|Born||August 14, 1983, Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Died||May 4, 2014, Ipswich, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5.74 ft)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 49 (13 September 2010)|
|Australian Open||3R (2005, 2010)|
|French Open||2R (2011)|
|US Open||2R (2010, 2011)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 211 (17 January 2011)|
|Australian Open||2R (2010)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2005, 2010)|
The four-time Aegon Prize winner, held for the first time nationwide in the UK from 2002 to 2012. She died of liver cancer at the age of 30.
She won a silver medal at the 2000 Commonwealth Youth Games.
His career was derailed after a knee injury in 2013.
His brother, Sergei, has become a professional soccer player. She is married to tennis coach Nino Severino.
She reached the third round of the 2010 Australian Open; The tournament was ultimately won by Serena Williams.
- Scottish tennis athletes
- Soviet immigrants in Great Britain
- Ukrainians migrating to the UK
- Sports athletes from Perth, Scotland
- British Olympic tennis players
- Ipswich athlete
- Athletes from Paisley, Renfrewshire
- Tennis athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- British tennis player
Latest information about Elena Baltacha updated on May 10 2021.