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Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
(Greek: Ελένη Δανιηλίδου; [eleˈni ðaniˈiliðu]; born 19 September 1982) is a Greek tennis player born in Chania, on the island of Crete. She is considered as the best Greek tennis player of the Open Era by winning five WTA singles titles and three doubles titles. In 2003, she reached the Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles final, making her the first Greek player to have reached a Grand Slam final. Her highest singles ranking has been 14th, making her the only tennis player from Greece, male or female, to have reached the top 20. By beating Justine Henin in the first round of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, she became the first player to defeat a reigning French Open
French Open
champion in the first round of Wimbledon.

Contents

1 Career summary 2 Grand Slam finals

2.1 Mixed Doubles: 1 (0–1)

3 WTA career finals

3.1 Singles: 6 (5–1) 3.2 Doubles: 12 (3–9)

4 ITF Singles Circuit finals: 16 (11–5) 5 ITF Doubles Circuit finals: 29 (16–13) 6 Performance timelines

6.1 Singles 6.2 Doubles

7 Head to Head 8 External links

Career summary[edit] Daniilidou begun her professional career in 1996, making the final of her first ITF event, having barely turned 14. She achieved her first ranking in 1998, finishing that year as the world No. 294. In 2001, she broke into the top 100 following a third round appearance at the U.S. Open. 2002 was the best year of Daniilidou's career, finishing it at No. 22 in the world. She won her first WTA Tour singles title at the Ordina Open, beating Amélie Mauresmo, Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
and Henin; and reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at Wimbledon. At the end of the year, she reached her second WTA final at the 2002 Brasil Open – Women's Singles event, beating Monica Seles en route, but lost to Anastasia Myskina. Daniilidou started 2003 by winning her second WTA title at the ASB Classic and reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, results which saw her break into the top 20 for the first time, reaching a career high of No. 14 after the Qatar Telecom German Open. She also reached the semifinals of the Open Gaz de France
Open Gaz de France
and the DFS Classic. Daniilidou successfully defended her title at the ASB Classic in 2004, her third WTA singles title. She reached the semifinals at the prestigious NASDAQ-100 Open, beating Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
en route. Later that year she equalled her best Grand Slam performance at the US Open by reaching the fourth round. 2005 was a relatively poor year for Daniilidou, becoming the first since 2001 where she did not win a title. She did, however, cause a huge upset at Wimbledon, beating the reigning French Open
French Open
champion, Justine Henin. It was the first time the French Open
French Open
champion had ever lost in the first round of Wimbledon. It also brought the end of Henin's 24-match win streak dating back to the beginning of the clay season. Daniilidou eventually lost in the third round, her best Grand Slam performance of the year. She also reached the semifinals of a lower level WTA event in Portoroz, Slovenia. She recovered slightly in 2006, going back into the top 50 and winning her fourth WTA singles title at the Hansol Korea Open. She also reached the semifinals of the Ordina Open. She remained in the top 50 in 2007 with her best result being a semifinal at the Pilot Pen Tennis, where she beat Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
in the quarterfinals after saving a match point. 2008 was an injury-plagued season for Daniilidou, missing almost half the year with a right knee injury. She won her fifth – and to date, last – WTA singles title at the Moorilla Hobart International, but missed several months of events from March. She returned at the Summer Olympics in August, but failed to win a match for the rest of the season, ultimately finishing the year outside the top 100 for the first time since 2000. Grand Slam finals[edit] Mixed Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2003 Australian Open Hard Todd Woodbridge Leander Paes Martina Navratilova 4–6, 5–7

WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 6 (5–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)

Tier II (0–1) Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier III (1–0) Premier (0–0)

Tier IV & V (4–0) International (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 22 June 2002 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up 2. 14 September 2002 Bahia, Brazil Hard Anastasia Myskina 3–6, 6–0, 2–6

Winner 3. 5 January 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Cho Yoon-jeong 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)

Winner 4. 10 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Ashley Harkleroad 6–3, 6–2

Winner 5. 1 October 2006 Seoul, South Korea Hard Ai Sugiyama 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)

Winner 6. 11 January 2008 Hobart, Australia Hard Vera Zvonareva W–O

Doubles: 12 (3–9)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)

Tier II (1–2) Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier III (0–2) Premier (0–0)

Tier IV & V (0–2) International (2–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1. 4 May 2003 Warsaw, Poland Clay Francesca Schiavone Liezel Huber Magdalena Maleeva 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 2. 16 February 2004 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Myriam Casanova Cara Black Els Callens 2–6, 1–6

Winner 3. 12 June 2004 Stanford, United States Hard Nicole Pratt Claudine Schaul Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–4

Runner-up 4. 12 June 2005 Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Jennifer Russell Daniela Hantuchová Ai Sugiyama 2–6, 3–6

Runner-up 5. 30 November 2006 Hasselt, Belgium Carpet Jasmin Wöhr Lisa Raymond Samantha Stosur 2–6, 3–6

Runner-up 6. 24 September 2007 Seoul, South Korea Hard Jasmin Wöhr Chuang Chia-jung Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6

Runner-up 7. 7 January 2008 Hobart, Australia Hard Jasmin Wöhr Anabel Medina Garrigues Virginia Ruano Pascual 2–6, 4–6

Winner 8. 26 July 2010 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Jasmin Wöhr Maria Kondratieva Vladimíra Uhlířová 6–4, 1–6, [11–9]

Runner-up 9. 30 April 2011 Estoril, Portugal Clay Michaëlla Krajicek Alisa Kleybanova Galina Voskoboeva 4–6, 2–6

Winner 10. 16 September 2011 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Vitalia Diatchenko Lyudmyla Kichenok Nadiya Kichenok 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up 11. 21 July 2013 Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Kristina Barrois Sandra Klemenschits Andreja Klepač 1–6, 4–6

Runner-up 12. 28 July 2013 Baku, Azerbaijan Hard Aleksandra Krunić Irina Buryachok Oksana Kalashnikova 4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–4]

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 16 (11–5)[edit]

$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. 30 September 1996 Thessaloniki, Greece Hard Nóra Köves 3–6, 2–6

Winner 2. 8 August 1998 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Manisha Malhotra 7–6(7–5), 6–3

Winner 3. 15 August 1998 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Riei Kawamata 6–0, 6–1

Winner 4. 24 August 1998 Skiathos, Greece Carpet Tatiana Poutchek 6–3, 6–4

Winner 5. 31 August 1998 Xanthi, Greece Hard Lizzie Jelfs 6–2, 6–0

Winner 6. 20 September 1999 Thessaloniki, Greece Carpet Clarisa Fernández 6–2, 6–2

Winner 7. 21 August 2000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet Jolanda Mens 6–3, 6–1

Winner 8. 2 April 2001 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Anikó Kapros 6–4, 6–4

Winner 9. 30 April 2001 Taranto, Italy Clay Edina Gallovits-Hall 7–5, 6–2

Runner-up 10. 15 February 2009 Midland, United States Hard (i) Lucie Hradecká 3–6, 3–6

Runner-up 11. 17 August 2009 Westende, Belgium Hard Estelle Guisard 1–6, 2–6

Runner-up 12. 28 September 2009 Athens, Greece Hard Jelena Dokic 2–6, 1–6

Winner 13. 3 October 2010 Athens, Greece Hard Laura Pous Tió 6–4, 6–1

Winner 14. 30 May 2011 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Olga Govortsova 1–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 15. 3 July 2011 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard Elitsa Kostova 6–3, 6–2

Runner-up 16. 29 October 2012 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Annika Beck 7–6(7–1), 2–6, 2–6

ITF Doubles Circuit finals: 29 (16–13)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final

Runner-up 1. 3 August 1998 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Lucy Wood Lizzie Jelfs Mareze Joubert 2–6, 3–6

Winner 2. 10 August 1998 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Nataly Cahana Duygu Akşit Oal Gülberk Gültekin 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Winner 3. 24 August 1998 Skiathos, Greece Carpet Evagelia Roussi Marina Lazarovska Tatiana Poutchek 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 4. 31 August 1998 Xanthi, Greece Hard Evagelia Roussi Dragana Ilić Ljiljana Nanušević 6–0, 6–3

Winner 5. 28 September 1998 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Christína Papadáki Ľudmila Cervanová Magdalena Kučerová 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5

Winner 6. 20 September 1999 Thessaloniki, Greece Carpet Surina De Beer Adriana Barna Adrienn Hegedűs 6–2, 6–3

Winner 7. 21 August 2000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet Evagelia Roussi Sandra Klemenschits Daniela Klemenschits 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 8. 4 September 2000 Fano, Italy Clay Alicia Ortuño Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez Conchita Martínez Granados 2–6, 4–6

Winner 9. 16 October 2000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Maria Geznenge Mia Buric Laura Dell'Angelo 5–3, 4–1, 4–0

Runner-up 10. 000000002001-01-29-000029 January 2001 Tipton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Maria Geznenge Helen Crook Victoria Davies 6–2, 4–6, 4–6

Winner 11. 12 February 2001 Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Lydia Steinbach Amanda Hopmans Patty van Acker 6–0, 6–4

Runner-up 12. 000000002001-03-25-000025 March 2001 Cholet, France Clay (i) Germana di Natale Yuliya Beygelzimer Anastasia Rodionova 1–6, 6–7(5–7)

Winner 13. 9 April 2001 Dinan, France Clay (i) Caroline Schneider Vanessa Henke Syna Schmidle 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Runner-up 14. 27 March 2009 La Palma, Spain Hard Jasmin Wöhr Lu Jingjing Sun Shengnan 2–6, 7–5, [5–10]

Runner-up 15. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Rika Fujiwara Alexa Glatch Natalie Grandin 3–6, 6–2, [7–10]

Winner 16. 28 September 2009 Athens, Greece Hard Jasmin Wöhr Timea Bacsinszky Tathiana Garbin 6–2, 5–7, [10–4]

Winner 17. 2 November 2009 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i) Jasmin Wöhr Ekaterina Dzehalevich Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 4–6, [10–5]

Winner 18. 13 September 2010 Sofia, Bulgaria Hard Jasmin Wöhr Sandra Klemenschits Tatjana Maria 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 19. 3 October 2010 Athens, Greece Hard Petra Martić Vitalia Diatchenko İpek Şenoğlu w/o

Winner 20. 9 June 2012 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Casey Dellacqua Laura Robson Heather Watson 6–4, 6–2

Winner 21. 16 September 2013 Albuquerque, United States Hard Coco Vandeweghe Melanie Oudin Taylor Townsend 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Runner–up 22. 20 December 2013 Ankara, Turkey Hard Aleksandra Krunić Yuliya Beygelzimer Çağla Büyükakçay 3–6, 3–6

Runner–up 23. 24 March 2014 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i) Kristina Barrois Margarita Gasparyan Lyudmyla Kichenok 2–6, 4–6

Runner-up 24. 5 May 2014 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Naomi Broady Shuko Aoyama Eri Hozumi 3–6, 4–6

Winner 25. 9 March 2015 Amiens, France Clay Ilka Csöregi Elizaveta Ianchuk Olga Ianchuk 6–1, 6–4

Runner-up 26. 21 February 2016 Antalya, Turkey Clay Arina Folts Petia Arshinkova Elena Gabriela Ruse 6–7(0–7), 4–6

Runner-up 27. 25 April 2016 Manisa, Turkey Hard Margarita Lazareva Abbie Myers Melis Sezer 4–6, 4–6

Winner 28. 11 July 2016 Imola, Italy Carpet Lisa Sabino Martina Di Giuseppe Maria Masini 4–6, 6–2, [10–4]

Runner-up 29. 27 March 2017 İstanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Vlada Ekshibarova Ekaterina Kazionova Elena Rybakina 1–6, 3–6

Performance timelines[edit] Singles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A 3R 4R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q2 Q2 Q2 2R 2R Q1 9–9

French Open Q3 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A Q1 1R 1R Q2 A 3–8

Wimbledon 2R 4R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R A A 1R 2R 1R Q2 A 10–10

US Open 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R 1R A Q1 1R 1R 1R A 7–11

Win–Loss 3–2 6–4 7–4 5–4 2–4 1–4 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–4 1–2 0–0 29–38

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open 3R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R 1R A A 2R 1R 1R A 8–10

French Open A 3R 1R 1R SF 2R A A 1R 1R 2R A A 8–8

Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R QF 2R A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 5–9

US Open A 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R A 3–9

Win–Loss 2–1 2–4 1–4 4–4 7–3 5–4 0–2 0–0 0–3 2–4 1–4 0–2 0–1 24–36

Head to Head[edit]

Serena Williams
Serena Williams
0–8 Venus Williams
Venus Williams
0–2 Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
0–2 Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
0–3 Jelena Jankovic
Jelena Jankovic
0–1 Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
1–3 Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
2–2 Justine Henin
Justine Henin
2–2 Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
0–5

External links[edit]

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girls' doubles champions

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/ Nerida Gregory 1976: Jan Morton / Jan Wilton 1977 (Jan): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1977 (Dec): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1978: Debbie Freeman / Kathy Mantle 1979: Linda Cassell / Sue Leo 1980: Anne Minter / Miranda Yates 1981: Maree Booth / Sharon Hodgkin 1982: Annette Gulley / Kim Staunton 1983: Bernadette Randall / Kim Staunton 1984: Louise Field / Larisa Savchenko 1985: Jenny Byrne / Janine Thompson 1987: Ann Devries / Nicole Provis 1988: Jo-Anne Faull / Rachel McQuillan 1989: Andrea Strnadová / Eva Švíglerová 1990: Rona Mayer / Limor Zaltz 1991: Karina Habšudová / Barbara Rittner 1992: Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Nicole London 1993: Joana Manta / Ludmila Richterová 1994: Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1995: Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1996: Michaela Paštiková / Jitka Schönfeldová 1997: Mirjana Lučić / Jasmin Wöhr 1998: Evie Dominikovic / Alicia Molik 1999: Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
/ Virginie Razzano 2000: Anikó Kapros / Christina Wheeler 2001: Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovská
/ Barbora Strýcová 2002: Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Angelique Widjaja 2003: Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
/ Adriana Szili 2004: Chan Yung-jan / Sun Shengnan 2005: Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Marina Erakovic 2006: Sharon Fichman
Sharon Fichman
/ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007: Yevgeniya Rodina / Arina Rodionova 2008: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
/ Ksenia Lykina 2009: Christina McHale
Christina McHale
/ Ajla Tomljanović 2010: Jana Čepelová
Jana Čepelová
/ Chantal Škamlová 2011: An-Sophie Mestach
An-Sophie Mestach
/ Demi Schuurs 2012: Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend 2013: Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
/ Carol Zhao 2014: Anhelina Kalinina
Anhelina Kalinina
/ Elizaveta Kulichkova 2015: Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová 2016: Anna Kalinskaya
Anna Kalinskaya
/ Tereza Mihalíková 2017: Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu
/ Carson Branstine 2018: Liang En

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