Alina Jidkova

Alina Jidkova

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Alina Vladimirovna Jidkova (born January 18, 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union), soubriquet Alinka, is a former Women's Tennis Association tennis player.

Jidkova's father, Vladimir, is an engineer; mother, Lina, is a school teacher; brother, Dmitriy, owns a construction business. Her most memorable tennis experience was playing Lindsay Davenport for the first time at the Australian Open and beating Serena Williams in 2004 in Linz. She has career victories over Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovińá, Mary Pierce, Chanda Rubin, Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchov√°, Amanda Coetzer, and many other big names in women's tennis.

Jidkova underwent knee surgery on 3 April 2001 for torn meniscus suffered during practice after Miami, returning to action in late April.

Jidkova resides in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S., and is married to entrepreneur Sascha Ghods. The two married on December 18, 2010, in a ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

She retired from professional tennis at the end of the 2010 season, and now coaches Kazakhstani player Galina Voskoboeva.

Notable achievements

  • 1996 - Won first ITF Circuit doubles title
  • 1997 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Culiacan-MEX
  • 1998 - Won ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX
  • 1999 - Won ITF/Miami-USA and won ITF/Peachtree City-USA
  • 2001 - Won ITF/Pittsburgh-USA
  • 2002 - Won $50,000 ITF/Louisville 2-USA, reaching career-first Tour SF at Memphis (d. world No. 17 Coetzer for first Top 20 win)
  • 2004 - Linz Round 2, won against Serena Williams
  • 2005 - Won women's doubles at...... ...
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