Elena Baltacha Bio


  • Coached by Nino Severino; fitness coach is Ben Haining
  • Lives and trains in Ipswich
  • Mother, Olga, is a former Russian pentathlete; father, Sergei, is a former Dynamo Kiev and Ipswich Town soccer player; brother, Sergei, was also a pro soccer player
  • Began playing at age 10
  • Suffers from a chronic liver condition; is patron of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF)
  • Also coaches at the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis in Ipswich, for local girls from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 6 to 10
  • Interests include watching ballroom dancing and loves to keep up with friends and fans via Twitter in her spare time (@elenabaltacha).
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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