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Elena Baltacha© WTA
  • Nationality: GBR ()
  • Birthdate: August 14, 1983
  • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Residence: Ipswich, England
  • Turned Pro: Pro (1997)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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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 f ... Read Full Bio

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Andy Murray Movingly Opens Up About Cancer In Players' Tribune Post
a new post on the Players' Tribune, Andy Murray opens up about Ross Hutchins' and Elena Baltacha's battles with cancer. A sample: I got married the year I turned 28. In a few months, when Kim and I become parents for the first time, I’ll be 28. Twenty-eight feels like the beginn...

Roger Federer Named 2014 ATP Fan Favorite; Murray, Bryans, Coric Also Win Awards
with Hodgkin's lymphoma, though thankfully his cancer went into remission. Another of Murray's friends from British tennis, Elena Baltacha, was diagnosed with cancer of the liver and the sport was in mourning this year when she passed away at the age of 30. Wanting to help, Mur...

Madrid: Nadal Dominates, Murray Surprises Almagro; Isner v Ferrer Thursday
season with an impressive 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 win over Nicolas Almagro. After, Murray talked about the recent death of his countrywoman Elena Baltacha. "It's been a tough ten days or so," Murray said. "I kind of kind of had an idea what was going on with Elena because my mom is obviousl...

Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Has Passed Away Following Battle With Liver Cancer
WTA has announced that former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha passed away after a battle with liver cancer earlier on Sunday. She was just 30. Baltacha was diagnosed with the disease in January, two months after she retired from the game. At age 19 she was diagnosed with primary scle...

Radwanska, 4 Slam Champs, 6 of Top 10 at Eastbourne: ATP/WTA Previews
Cornet Women's Notes: Sterling field featuring six of the Top 10...Wildcards went to Stosur, Na, and Brits Johanna Konta and Elena Baltacha...Four former Slam champs in the field...Tough starts for (8) Petrova vs. (WC) Stosur, (5) Wozniacki vs. the defending champ Paszek, (7) Iv...

Wozniacki, Bartoli Lead WTA Veterans Week Before French Open
Third edition of the tournament takes place at the Royal Primerose Tennis Club in Brussels...wildcards went to Brit Elena Baltacha, Belgiuan Alison Van Uytvanck, and the top seed Wozniacki...Pulling from the event were Irina-Camelia Begu, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenov...

Andy Murray Interview - Wimbledon, June 23
player. What's your reaction to that? ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, it's not great. I mean, I don't know when the last time that's happened. If Baltacha loses, I don't know if that's going to be the first time in a long while that that's happened. You know, but, yeah, it's disappointing. I ...

Sharapova Leads, Venus Struggles at Wimbledon
(d. Kerber), (10) Daniela Hantuchova (d. Pavlyuchenkova 0-and-1), (11) Nadia Petrova (d. King 0-and-1), (19) Katarina Srebotnik (d. Baltacha in three), (23) Venus Williams (d. Kudryavtseva in three), (24) Alona Bondarenko (d. Craybas), (26) Ai Sugiyama (d. South), (27) Sam Stosur...

Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Has Passed Away Following Battle With Liver Cancer

Recent fan comments for Elena Baltacha:

Nia Braidford

Hi Bally,
Good luck this week. Well done for getting to the semmi finals in Nottingham.
I was at a County Cup this week-end in Bedford. I had 4 singles I lost 3 in the tie-break and won 1 5-3. I came from 3-0 down. It was wet and windy and hard.
See you at Eastbourne

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 08:52 ET

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