Photograph above taken at Wimbledon 1998.
LAST 16. WIMBLEDON 1998
MARTINA HINGIS beat TAMARINE TANASUGARN 6-3, 6-2
ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO beat DOMINIQUE VAN ROOST 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
JANA NOVOTNA beat IRINA SPIRLEA 6-2, 6-3
VENUS WILLIAMS beat VIRGINIA RUANO-PASCUAL 6-3, 6-1
MONICA SELES beat SANDRINE TESTUD 6-3, 6-2
beat MIRIAM OREMANS 6-4, 6-2
NATHALIE TAUZIAT beat SAMANTHA SMITH 6-3, 6-1
LINDSAY DAVENPORT beat MAGUI SERNA 6-1, 6-0
MARTINA HINGIS beat ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
JANA NOVOTNA beat VENUS WILLIAMS 7-5, 7-6
beat MONICA SELES 7-6, 6-2
NATHALIE TAUZIAT beat LINDSAY DAVENPORT 6-3, 6-3
JANA NOVOTNA beat MARTINA HINGIS 6-4, 6-4
NATHALIE TAUZIAT beat NATASHA ZVEREVA
1-6, 7-6, 6-3
JANA NOVOTNA beat NATHALIE TAUZIAT 6-4, 7-6
| As a junior, Zvereva won the Wimbledon girls singles title in 1986,
defeating Leila Meskhi in the final 2–6, 6–2, 9–7. Zvereva also won the
US Open girls singles championship in 1987, beating Sandra Birch in the
final 6–0, 6–3.
After turning pro, Zvereva won four WTA Tour singles
titles and 80 WTA Tour doubles titles. Eighteen of them were Grand Slam
doubles titles: five at Wimbledon, four at the US Open, five at the
French Open, and four at the Australian Open. She won those Grand Slam
doubles titles with four different partners: Gigi Fernández, Martina
Hingis, Pam Shriver, and Larisa Savchenko Neiland.
In addition to her
Grand Slam doubles titles, Zvereva teamed with Meskhi to win a bronze
medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
achievement in singles was in 1988 when, at age of 17, she beat second
ranked Navratilova in the fourth round and sixth seeded Helena Suková in
the quarterfinals en route to the final of the French Open. In the
semifinals, Zvereva saved two match points against Nicole Bradtke before
winning 6–3, 6–7, 7–5. In the final, she lost to Steffi Graf 6–0, 6–0
in only 32 minutes (the shortest Grand Slam final ever), who went on to
win all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal that
year. Zvereva is one of the few players to have beaten both Graf and
Monica Seles in the same Grand Slam singles tournament. At Wimbledon in
1998, Zvereva defeated the fourth seeded Graf in the third round 6–4,
7–5 and the sixth seeded Seles in a quarterfinal 7–6(4), 6–2. Starting
with the French Open in 1987 and extending through Wimbledon in 2000,
Zvereva played in 51 of the 54 Grand Slam singles tournaments held
during that period.
In addition to her Grand Slam women's doubles
titles, Zvereva twice won the mixed doubles title at the Australian
Open. She partnered with Jim Pugh to win the title in 1990 and with Rick
Leach in 1995.
Zvereva retired from professional tennis in 2003. Her
last appearance in a Grand Slam Tournament was in Wimbledon 2002, where
she lost on the first round to Marlene Weingartner 4–6, 6–3, 6–2. She
played in the invitational doubles event in 2007.
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