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Natalia Medvedeva (tennis)
Soviet tennis player

Natalia Medvedeva (tennis)

Natalia Medvedeva (tennis)
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Intro Soviet tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Ukraine Russia
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 15 November 1971, Kiev, Ukraine
Age 51 years
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Natalia Olegovna Medvedeva (Ukrainian: Наталія Медведєвa, Russian: Наталья Олеговна Медведева, born 15 November 1971) is a former professional Soviet and Ukrainian tennis player.


She played on the WTA tour from 1987 to 1998. Her four singles titles were won in Nashville, Tennessee in 1990, Linz in 1992, and Prague and Essen in 1993. In Essen, she beat world number 5 Conchita Martínez as well as world number 2 Arantxa Sánchez.

She also won 12 doubles titles. She also won the girls' doubles title at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Natalia Zvereva. She reached four Grand Slam quarter-finals in doubles: twice, with Leila Meskhi, in 1990, at the Australian and U.S. Opens. She did it twice again in 1994, with Larisa Savchenko, at the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.

Medvedeva competed 16 times for the Ukraine Fed Cup team, with an 8–8 win–loss record. She came out of retirement for the 2000 Fed Cup, because the team was struggling for players.


Medvedeva's younger brother is Andriy Medvedev, the 1999 French Open finalist. They competed together at the 1995 Hopman Cup; losing in the final to the German team of Anke Huber and Boris Becker, 3–0.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 5 (4–1)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 1990 Brentwood, Tennessee, US Hard United States Susan Sloane 6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 16 February 1992 Linz, Austria Carpet France Pascale Paradis-Mangon 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 18 July 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Germany Meike Babel 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 August 1993 Schenectady, New York, US Hard Latvia Larisa Savchenko 3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 31 October 1993 Essen, Germany Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 6–7, 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 13 (12–1)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 8
Titles by Surface
Hard 7
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 3
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 April 1988 Singapore Hard Soviet Union Natalia Bykova Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 12 November 1989 Nashville, Tennessee, US Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
6–1, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 3. 4 February 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Robin White
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 11 February 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Australia Michelle Jaggard
New Zealand Julia Richardson
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 28 October 1990 Dorado, Puerto Rico Hard Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets United States Amy Frazier
New Zealand Julia Richardson
6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 29 September 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets France Isabelle Demongeot
United Kingdom Jo Durie
7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. 19 April 1992 Pattaya, Thailand Hard France Isabelle Demongeot France Pascale Paradis-Mangon
France Sandrine Testud
6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 26 April 1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard France Isabelle Demongeot Japan Rika Hiraki
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 11 July 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay Germany Karin Kschwendt Italy Silvia Farina
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6–4, 7–6
Winner 10. 24 October 1993 Brighton, England Carpet Italy Laura Golarsa Germany Anke Huber
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 9 January 1994 Brisbane, Australia Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 11 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Slovakia Janette Husárová Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Katerina Kroupova
6–4, 7–5
Winner 13. 3 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Latvia Larisa Savchenko Italy Silvia Farina
Austria Barbara Schett
7–6, 4–6, 6–1
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