|Career titles 2|
Weight 60 kg
Residence Jurmala, Latvia
Name Larisa Neiland
Turned pro 1983
|Prize money US$ 4,083,936|
Role Tennis player
Career record 322–283
Height 1.69 m
|Born 21 July 1966 (age 49)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1966-07-21) |
Plays Right-handed (one handed backhand)
Similar People Natasha Zvereva, Jana Novotna, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Mark Woodforde, Andrei Olhovskiy
Country (sports) Soviet Union Latvia
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Larisa Savchenko-Neiland (née Savchenko; born 21 July 1966) is a former professional tennis player who represented the Soviet Union and Latvia. A former world number one ranked doubles player, Neiland won two women's doubles Grand Slam titles and four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. She also won two singles titles and sixty-five doubles titles.
Neiland turned professional in 1983. No. 10 on ITF World Junior rankings in 1983. Doubles team of Neiland and Svetlana Parkhomenko reached 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, Neiland 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 a set.
Had 1986 wins over Wendy Turnbull (twice), Ann Henricksson, and Annabel Croft. Larisa 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.
Neiland jumped from No. 53 to No. 28 (June 1983) on the Hewlett-Packard/WITA Computer rankings after performances at Birmingham and Eastbourne. Neiland also possesses wins over Robin White, Ann Henricksson, Candy Reynolds, and Melissa Gurney.
In 1988, Neiland 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, also with Zvereva, Larisa won her first doubles grand slam over Graf and Sabatini in straight sets.
In 1991, Neiland captured the Wimbledon title with Zvereva. In 1992, she lost in the U.S. 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 number one 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 U.S. 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, 6–4, 6–3.
She currently coaches Svetlana Kuznetsova and is a part of the Russian Fed Cup coaching team.
Grand slam events in boldface.
She married Alex Neiland om 21 December 1989, her surname was changed from Savchenko to Neiland.