Quantcast
peoplepill id: julia-apostoli
JA
4 views today
4 views this week
Julia Apostoli
Tennis player

Julia Apostoli

Julia Apostoli
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Russia Greece
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 13 August 1964, Moscow, Moscow Governorate, Russian Empire, Duchy of Moscow
Age 57 years
Star sign Leo
Family
Father: Sergei Salnikov
Children: Stefanos TsitsipasPetros Tsitsipas
Education
Moscow State University
Awards
Master of Sport of the USSR, International Class  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Julia Sergeyevna Apostoli (born 13 August 1964) is a Soviet-born former professional tennis player from Greece.

Biography

Apostoli was born in Moscow, the daughter of Russian football player and manager Sergei Salnikov. Her father was a member of the Soviet team which won the gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics and at club level he both played and managed FC Spartak Moscow.

She debuted for the Soviet Union Fed Cup team in the 1980 quarter-final loss to the United States, featuring in the doubles with Olga Zaitseva, a dead rubber which they lost to the Americans. Over the next two years she competed in all ties for the Soviet Union. In 1981 she played the opening rubber in each tie and won them all, over Denmark's Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Czechoslovakia's Renáta Tomanová and Britain's Virginia Wade, the latter in the Soviet Union's quarter-final loss. She extended her singles record to five wins from five matches in 1982 when she beat her Spanish and Peruvian opponents, also appearing in a live doubles rubber to win the second round tie against Peru. In the 1982 quarter-final she suffered her only singles loss, to Dianne Fromholtz, as the Soviet Union went down to Australia.

At the Friendship Games in 1984, Apostoli won a gold medal in women's doubles, as well as a bronze in the singles.

She rarely featured in international tennis for the remainder of the 1980s in order to concentrate on her studies, graduating with a journalism degree from Moscow State University in 1990.

Apostoli returned to tennis in 1990 under the flag of Greece, having taken up citizenship through her marriage to Greek tennis coach Apostolos Tsitsipas. She played on the WTA Tour until 1992.

Her eldest son, Stefanos Tsitsipas, competes on the professional tour.

ITF finals

Singles: 4 (3–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 March 1990 Reims, France Clay Marie-Pierre Villani 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 14 May 1990 Marsa, Malta Clay Nadin Ercegović 3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 6 August 1990 Paderborn, West Germany Clay Heike Thoms 6–1, 6–0
Winner 4. 4 April 1994 Athens, Greece Clay Irina Zvereva 6–0, 6–3

Doubles: 4 (1–3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 August 1989 Neumünster, West Germany Clay Agnese Blumberga Catarina Bernstein
Annika Narbe
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 March 1990 Reims, France Clay Kaye Hand Leona Lásková
Michaela Peterová
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 6 August 1990 Paderborn, West Germany Clay Anna Mirza Heike Thoms
Tanja Hauschildt
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 8 May 1995 Le Touquet, France Clay Sylvie Sabas Amélie Mauresmo
Amanda Wainwright
4–6, 2–6

Other finals

Singles (0-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Location Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1985 USSR Tennis National Championship Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Svetlana Parkhomenko 7–6, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles (0-2)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Location Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1983 USSR Tennis National Championship Jūrmala, Latvian SSR Natasha Reva Svetlana Parkhomenko
Larisa Savchenko
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 1984 USSR Tennis National Championship Tashkent, Uzbek SSR Elena Eliseenko Svetlana Parkhomenko
Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 2–6

Mixed (2-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Location Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1982 USSR Tennis National Championship Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR Aleksandr Bogomolov Natasha Chmyreva
Sergey Leonyuk
0–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 1984 USSR Tennis National Championship Tashkent, Uzbek SSR Ģirts Dzelde Larisa Savchenko
Alvis Zilgalvis
7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 1985 USSR Tennis National Championship Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Ģirts Dzelde Elena Eliseenko
Sergey Leonyuk
7–6, 7–5
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Sep 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
From our partners
Sponsored
Sections Julia Apostoli

arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes