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Evgenia Linetskaya

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Residence  Moscow, Russia
Career record  117 - 56
Role  Tennis player
Weight  60 kg
Prize money  $333,645
Name  Evgenia Linetskaya
Height  1.77 m
Turned pro  2001

Full name  Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya
Country (sports)  Russia (2001–2007)  Israel (2007–present)
Born  30 November 1986 (age 29) Moscow, Soviet Union (1986-11-30)
Plays  Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya (Russian: Евгения Симоновна Линецкая; born 30 November 1986) is a Russian-born 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 Amelie Mauresmo.


Coached by George Akopian. Mother introduced her to tennis at age 6; hit balls against school building for practice. FatherAEs name is Simon Linetsky, mother is Maria (an artist). Studied psychology for three years at Moscow University and plans to receive online education to receive an MBA. Speaks Russian, English and some Dutch. Favorites include dark blue, the movie Troy, pop music, TolstoyAEs War and Peace and apple juice. Relaxes by walking in forests or visiting theme parks. Finds something good in every city she visits. Superstitious about stepping on court lines. Pet peeves include rainy weather, dishonest people and gossip. In tennis, most admires Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf.

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 Amelie 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. 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 hospital.

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. The following month she won both the Ramat HaSharon 2 and the Raanana tournaments in Israel, without dropping a set in either tournament.


Linetskaya, who is Jewish, plays with a Star of David necklace around her neck.


Evgenia Linetskaya Wikipedia

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