Natasha Zvereva

Natasha Zvereva

Natasha Zvereva
Наташа Зверaва
Country (sports)  Soviet Union (1988–1991)
 Belarus (from 1992)
Residence Minsk, Belarus
Born (1971-04-16) 16 April 1971
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro May 1988
Retired 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 7,792,503
Int. Tennis HoF 2010 (member page)
Singles
Career record 434–252
Career titles 4 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 5 (22 May 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1995)
French Open F (1988)
Wimbledon SF (1998)
US Open QF (1993)
Doubles
Career record 714–170
Career titles 80 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (7 October 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1993, 1994, 1997)
French Open W (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)
Wimbledon W (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997)
US Open W (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1993, 1994, 1998)
Olympic Games Bronze medal (1992)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1990, 1995)
Wimbledon F (1991)
US Open F (1990)
Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Competitor for the Unified Team
1992 Barcelona Doubles

Natasha Zvereva, or Zverava, (born Natalla Marataŭna Zvierava; Belarusian: Наталля Маратаўна Зверава; 16 April 1971) is a former tennis player from Belarus. Zvereva was the first major athlete in the Soviet Union to demand publicly that she should be able to keep her tournament earnings.[1] The team of Zvereva and Gigi Fernández won more women's doubles titles and Grand Slam women's doubles championships than any other team since the team of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.[2][3]

On 12 July 2010, Zvereva was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame alongside Fernandez.

Contents

  • Playing style 1
  • Career 2
  • Major finals 3
    • Grand Slam finals 3.1
      • Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up) 3.1.1
      • Doubles: 31 (18 titles, 13 runner-ups) 3.1.2
      • Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups) 3.1.3
    • Olympics 3.2
      • Doubles: 1 medal (1 bronze medal) 3.2.1
    • Year-end Championships finals 3.3
      • Doubles: 6 finals (3 titles, 3 runner-ups) 3.3.1
  • WTA Career Finals 4
    • Singles: 19 (4–15) 4.1
    • Doubles: 129 (80–49) 4.2
  • Grand Slam performance timeline 5
    • Singles 5.1
    • Doubles 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Playing style

Zvereva used a baseline, counter-punching style centered around topspin and her double-handed backhand. She had great hands,[4] used a variety of spins, and was willing to rush the net and volley.[5] Though Zvereva's talent was never in doubt, she often suffered from lapses in concentration during matches and in her confidence as a singles player.[6][7]

Career

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 in Grand Slam tournaments: 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. She achieved non-calendar year Grand Slams twice: in 1992–93 with Fernández and in 1996–97 with Fernández (three tournaments) and Hingis (Australia).

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.

Zvereva's best 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 34[8] [9] [10] minutes (the shortest and most one-side 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.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1988 French Open Clay Steffi Graf 6–0, 6–0

Doubles: 31 (18 titles, 13 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1988 Wimbledon (1) Grass Larisa Savchenko Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 1–6, 12–10
Winner 1989 French Open (1) Clay Larisa Savchenko Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1989 Wimbledon (2) Grass Larisa Savchenko Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1990 French Open (1) Clay Larisa Savchenko Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1991 French Open (2) Clay Larisa Savchenko Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–0
Winner 1991 Wimbledon (1) Grass Larisa Savchenko Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 1991 US Open (1) Hard Pam Shriver Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 1992 French Open (2) Clay Gigi Fernández Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1992 Wimbledon (2) Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–1
Winner 1992 US Open (2) Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 1993 Australian Open (1) Hard Gigi Fernández Pam Shriver
Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 6–3
Winner 1993 French Open (3) Clay Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko
6–3, 7–5
Winner 1993 Wimbledon (3) Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–7(9–11), 6–4
Winner 1994 Australian Open (2) Hard Gigi Fernández Patty Fendick
Meredith McGrath
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 1994 French Open (4) Clay Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1994 Wimbledon (4) Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1995 Australian Open (1) Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Winner 1995 French Open (5) Clay Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1995 Wimbledon (3) Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1995 US Open (3) Hard Gigi Fernández Brenda Schultz
Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1996 French Open (3) Clay Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Mary Joe Fernandez
6–2, 6–1
Winner 1996 US Open (4) Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1997 Australian Open (3) Hard Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1997 French Open (6) Clay Gigi Fernández Mary Joe Fernandez
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1997 Wimbledon (5) Grass Gigi Fernández Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Runner-up 1997 US Open (1) Hard Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1998 Australian Open (2) Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Mirjana Lučić
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1998 French Open (4) Clay Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon (4) Grass Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
Runner-up 1998 US Open (2) Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open (3) Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
7–5, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1990 Australian Open (1) Hard Jim Pugh Zina Garrison
Rick Leach
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1990 US Open (1) Hard Jim Pugh Elizabeth Smylie
Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1991 Wimbledon (1) Grass Jim Pugh Elizabeth Smylie
John Fitzgerald
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 1995 Australian Open (2) Hard Rick Leach Gigi Fernández
Cyril Suk
7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), 6–4

Olympics

Doubles: 1 medal (1 bronze medal)

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Clay  Leila Meskhi (EUN) Tied DNP

Meskhi and Zvereva lost in the semi-finals to Gigi Fernández and Mary Joe Fernández 6–4, 7–5. In 1992, there was no bronze medal play-off match, both beaten semi-final pairs received bronze medals.

Year-end Championships finals

Doubles: 6 finals (3 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1988 New York City Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1989 New York City Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1993 New York City Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 7–5
Winner 1994 New York City Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Runner-up 1995 New York City Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–1
Winner 1998 New York City Carpet (I) Lindsay Davenport Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3

WTA Career Finals

Singles: 19 (4–15)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–3)
Tier II (2–5)
Tier III (1–1)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (0–1)
Virginia Slims (0–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–6)
Grass (1–2)
Clay (0–3)
Carpet (1–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 November 1986 Little Rock Carpet (I) Kathy Rinaldi 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–0
Runner-up 2. 2 November 1987 Little Rock Hard Sandra Cecchini 0–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 9 November 1987 Chicago Carpet (I) Martina Navratilova 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 23 May 1988 French Open Clay Steffi Graf 6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 13 June 1988 Eastbourne Grass Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 15 August 1988 Montreal Hard Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 31 October 1988 Worcester Carpet (I) Martina Navratilova 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 3 April 1989 Hilton Head Island Clay Steffi Graf 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 9 October 1989 Moscow Carpet (I) Gretchen Magers 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1. 1 January 1990 Brisbane Hard Rachel McQuillan 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. 8 January 1990 Sydney Hard Barbara Paulus 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 10 June 1991 Birmingham Grass Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 11. 11 October 1993 Filderstadt Hard (I) Mary Pierce 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 7 February 1994 Chicago Carpet (I) Chanda Rubin 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 11 March 1994 Key Biscayne Hard Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 28 March 1994 Hilton Head Island Clay Conchita Martínez 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 14. 3 October 1994 Zürich Hard (I) Magdalena Maleeva 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 27 February 1995 Indian Wells Hard Mary Joe Fernández 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 14 June 1999 Eastbourne Grass Nathalie Tauziat 0–6, 7–5, 6–3

Doubles: 129 (80–49)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (18–13)
WTA Tour Championships (3–3)
Tier I (23–13)
Tier II (26–12)
Tier III (3–3)
Tier IV (1–0)
Tier V (4–1)
Virginia Slims (2–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (27–16)
Grass (12–7)
Clay (21–15)
Carpet (20–11)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 June 1988 Birmingham Grass Larisa Savchenko Leila Meskhi
Svetlana Parkhomenko
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 20 June 1988 Wimbledon Grass Larisa Savchenko Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 1–6, 12–10
Winner 2. 24 October 1988 Indianapolis Hard (I) Larisa Savchenko Katrina Adams
Zina Garrison
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 7 November 1988 Chicago Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Lori McNeil
Betsy Nagelsen
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 14 November 1988 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 February 1989 Washington, D.C. Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Betsy Nagelsen
Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 20 February 1989 Oakland Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Patty Fendick
Jill Hetherington
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 April 1989 Amelia Island Clay Larisa Savchenko Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 22 May 1989 Geneva Clay Larisa Savchenko Katrina Adams
Lori McNeil
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 29 May 1989 French Open Clay Larisa Savchenko Steffi Graf
Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 12 June 1989 Birmingham Grass Larisa Savchenko Meredith McGrath
Pam Shriver
7–5, 5–7, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 26 June 1989 Wimbledon Grass Larisa Savchenko Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 9 October 1989 Moscow Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Nathalie Herreman
Catherine Suire
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 6 November 1989 Chicago Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 13 November 1989 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) Larisa Savchenko Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 8 January 1990 Sydney Hard Larisa Neiland Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 2 April 1990 Hilton Head Island Clay Mercedes Paz Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 28 May 1990 French Open Clay Larisa Neiland Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 11 June 1990 Birmingham Grass Larisa Neiland Lise Gregory
Gretchen Magers
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 18 June 1990 Eastbourne Grass Larisa Neiland Patty Fendick
Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 12 September 1990 Orlando Carpet (I) Larisa Neiland Manon Bollegraf
Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 22 October 1990 Brighton Carpet (I) Jo Durie Helena Suková
Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–4
Winner 11. 4 March 1991 Boca Raton Hard Larisa Neiland Meredith McGrath
Anne Smith
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 13. 28 March 1991 Tarpon Springs Clay Larisa Neiland Gigi Fernández
Helena Suková
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 12. 1 April 1991 Hilton Head Island Clay Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Mary-Lou Daniels
Lise Gregory
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 14. 8 April 1991 Amelia Island Clay Mercedes Paz Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Helena Suková
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 13. 13 May 1991 Berlin Clay Larisa Neiland Nicole Provis
Elna Reinach
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 27 May 1991 French Open Clay Larisa Neiland Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–0
Winner 14. 17 June 1991 Eastbourne Grass Larisa Neiland Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 24 June 1991 Wimbledon Grass Larisa Neiland Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 16. 5 August 1991 Toronto Hard Larisa Neiland Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Helena Suková
1–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 17. 12 August 1991 Los Angeles Hard Larisa Neiland Gretchen Magers
Robin White
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 16. 19 August 1991 Washington, D.C. Hard Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(12–10)
Winner 18. 26 August 1991 US Open Hard Pam Shriver Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 17. 14 October 1991 Filderstadt Hard (I) Pam Shriver Martina Navratilova
Jana Novotná
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 19. 22 October 1991 Brighton Carpet (I) Pam Shriver Zina Garrison
Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–2
Winner 20. 2 March 1992 Boca Raton Hard Larisa Neiland Conchita Martínez
Linda Wild
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 26 March 1992 Wesley Chapel Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 30 March 1992 Hilton Head Island Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–2
Winner 22. 6 April 1992 Amelia Island Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Zina Garrison
Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 19. 11 May 1992 Berlin Clay Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5
Winner 23. 25 May 1992 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2
Winner 24. 22 June 1992 Wimbledon Grass Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 20. 17 August 1992 Montreal Hard Gigi Fernández Lori McNeil
Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 25. 31 August 1992 US Open Hard Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 26. 5 October 1992 Zürich Hard (I) Helena Suková Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 21. 12 October 1992 Filderstadt Hard (I) Pam Shriver Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Helena Suková
6–4, 7–5
Winner 27. 2 November 1992 Oakland Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
Gretchen Magers
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 28. 9 November 1992 Philadelphia Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Conchita Martínez
Mary Pierce
6–1, 6–3
Winner 29. 18 January 1993 Australian Open Hard Gigi Fernández Pam Shriver
Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 6–3
Winner 30. 1 March 1993 Delray Beach Hard Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–2
Winner 31. 25 March 1993 Wesley Chapel Clay Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 6–3
Winner 32. 29 March 1993 Hilton Head Island Clay Gigi Fernández Katrina Adams
Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 6–1
Winner 33. 10 May 1993 Berlin Clay Gigi Fernández Debbie Graham
Brenda Schultz
6–1, 6–3
Winner 34. 24 May 1993 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 7–5
Winner 35. 14 June 1993 Eastbourne Grass Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 36. 21 June 1993 Wimbledon Grass Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–7(9–11), 6–4
Runner-up 22. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles Hard Gigi Fernández Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Helena Suková
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 37. 27 September 1993 Leipzig Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 4 October 1993 Zürich Hard (I) Gigi Fernández Zina Garrison
Martina Navratilova
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 38. 11 October 1993 Filderstadt Hard (I) Gigi Fernández Patty Fendick
Martina Navratilova
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 39. 15 November 1993 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 7–5
Winner 40. 17 January 1994 Australian Open Hard Gigi Fernández Patty Fendick
Meredith McGrath
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 41. 7 February 1994 Chicago Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Manon Bollegraf
Martina Navratilova
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 42. 11 March 1994 Key Biscayne Hard Gigi Fernández Patty Fendick
Meredith McGrath
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 24. 24 March 1994 Wesley Chapel Clay Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 25. 28 March 1994 Hilton Head Island Clay Gigi Fernández Lori McNeil
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 4–1 ret.
Winner 43. 2 May 1994 Rome Clay Gigi Fernández Gabriela Sabatini
Brenda Schultz
6–1, 6–3
Winner 44. 9 May 1994 Berlin Clay Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 45. 23 May 1994 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–2
Winner 46. 13 June 1994 Eastbourne Grass Gigi Fernández Inés Gorrochategui
Helena Suková
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
Winner 47. 20 June 1994 Wimbledon Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–1
Winner 48. 10 October 1994 Filderstadt Hard (I) Gigi Fernández Manon Bollegraf
Larisa Neiland
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 49. 7 November 1994 Philadelphia Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Gabriela Sabatini
Brenda Schultz
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 50. 14 November 1994 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Runner-up 26. 16 January 1995 Australian Open Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Winner 51. 31 January 1995 Tokyo Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 27. 17 March 1995 Key Biscayne Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 28. 27 March 1995 Hilton Head Island Clay Gigi Fernández Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 52. 8 May 1995 Rome Clay Gigi Fernández Conchita Martínez
Patricia Tarabini
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 53. 29 May 1995 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 29. 19 June 1995 Eastbourne Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 26 June 1995 Wimbledon Grass Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 54. 31 July 1995 San Diego Hard Gigi Fernández Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
Sandrine Testud
6–2, 6–1
Winner 55. 7 August 1995 Los Angeles Hard Gigi Fernández Larisa Neiland
Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 6–7(2–7), 7–5
Winner 56. 28 August 1995 US Open Hard Gigi Fernández Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 57. 9 October 1995 Filderstadt Hard (I) Gigi Fernández Meredith McGrath
Larisa Neiland
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 13 November 1995 WTA Tour Championships Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–1
Winner 58. 30 January 1996 Tokyo Carpet (I) Gigi Fernández Mariaan de Swardt
Irina Spîrlea
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 32. 20 May 1996 Edinburgh Clay Gigi Fernández Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 33. 27 May 1996 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Mary Joe Fernández
6–2, 6–1
Winner 59. 12 August 1996 Los Angeles Hard Lindsay Davenport Amy Frazier
Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4
Winner 60. 26 August 1996 US Open Hard Gigi Fernández Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 14 October 1996 Zürich Hard (I) Nicole Arendt Martina Hingis
Helena Suková
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 35. 6 January 1997 Sydney Hard Lindsay Davenport Gigi Fernández
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–0, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 61. 13 January 1997 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
Winner 62. 27 January 1997 Tokyo Carpet (I) Lindsay Davenport Gigi Fernández
Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–3
Winner 63. 7 March 1997 Indian Wells Hard Lindsay Davenport Lisa Raymond
Nathalie Tauziat
7–5, 6–2
Winner 64. 20 March 1997 Key Biscayne Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Sabine Appelmans
Miriam Oremans
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 36. 12 May 1997 Berlin Clay Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotná
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 65. 19 May 1997 Strasbourg Clay Helena Suková Elena Likhovtseva
Ai Sugiyama
6–1, 6–1
Winner 66. 26 May 1997 French Open Clay Gigi Fernández Mary Joe Fernández
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–3
Winner 67. 23 June 1997 Wimbledon Grass Gigi Fernández Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 37. 25 August 1997 US Open Hard Gigi Fernández Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–4
Winner 68. 27 October 1997 Moscow Carpet (I) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Yayuk Basuki
Caroline Vis
5–3 ret.
Runner-up 38. 19 January 1998 Australian Open Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Mirjana Lučić
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 39. 2 February 1998 Tokyo Carpet (I) Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Mirjana Lučić
7–5, 6–4
Winner 69. 5 March 1998 Indian Wells Hard Lindsay Davenport Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 40. 19 March 1998 Key Biscayne Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 70. 11 May 1998 Berlin Clay Lindsay Davenport Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 41. 25 May 1998 French Open Clay Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 42. 15 June 1998 Eastbourne Grass Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Mariaan de Swardt
Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 43. 22 June 1998 Wimbledon Grass Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
Winner 71. 27 July 1998 Stanford Hard Lindsay Davenport Larisa Neiland
Elena Tatarkova
6–4, 6–4
Winner 72. 3 August 1998 San Diego Hard Lindsay Davenport Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 6–1
Winner 73. 10 August 1998 Los Angeles Hard Martina Hingis Tamarine Tanasugarn
Elena Tatarkova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 44. 31 August 1998 US Open Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–3
Winner 74. 5 October 1998 Filderstadt Hard (I) Lindsay Davenport Anna Kournikova
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
Winner 75. 19 October 1998 Moscow Carpet (I) Mary Pierce Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 45. 9 November 1998 Philadelphia Carpet (I) Monica Seles Elena Likhovtseva
Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 76. 16 November 1998 Chase Championships Carpet (I) Lindsay Davenport Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 46. 18 January 1999 Australian Open Hard Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
7–5, 6–3
Winner 77. 1 February 1999 Tokyo Carpet (I) Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 47. 14 June 1999 Eastbourne Grass Jana Novotná Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
6–4 ret.
Runner-up 48. 11 October 1999 Zürich Hard (I) Nathalie Tauziat Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
Winner 78. 14 February 2000 Hanover Carpet (I) Åsa Carlsson Silvia Farina
Karina Habšudová
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 49. 9 March 2000 Indian Wells Hard Anna Kournikova Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
6–2, 6–3
Winner 79. 1 May 2000 Hamburg Clay Anna Kournikova Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Winner 80. 20 May 2002 Madrid Clay Martina Navratilova Rossana de los Ríos
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timeline

Singles

 Soviet Union  Belarus
Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR
Australian Open NH A A A 2R 4R 2R 3R 1R QF 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R A A 0 / 11
French Open A 3R F 1R 4R 2R QF 4R 4R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R 4R A A 0 / 14
Wimbledon LQ 4R 4R 3R QF 2R QF QF 1R 3R 2R 1R SF 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 15
US Open A 3R 1R 4R 2R 4R 3R QF A 4R 3R 3R 2R 2R A A A 0 / 12
SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 52
Year End Ranking 94 19 7 27 12 21 23 19 10 14 57 25 16 27 79 NR NR

Doubles

 Soviet Union  Belarus
Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR W-L
Australian Open NH A A A QF QF SF W W F QF W F F 2R A A 3 / 11 47–8
French Open A A 3R W F F W W W W F W F QF 3R A 1R 6 / 14 63–8
Wimbledon A 1R F F SF W W W W F SF W F SF SF A 2R 5 / 15 66–10
US Open A 1R 2R QF SF W W SF SF W W F F 3R A A 3R 4 / 13 54–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 8–3 14–2 16–4 20–2 22–1 22–1 22–1 22–2 18–3 23–1 20–4 13–4 7–3 0–0 3–3 18 / 53 230–36
Year End Ranking 111 94 11 6 5 3 2 3 1 4 9 1 1 12 25 NR 46

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References

  1. ^ Zvereva Shows She Can Still Beat the Odds
  2. ^ "WTA Website: Martina Navratilova Player Bio."
  3. ^ WTA Website: Natasha Zvereva Player Bio"
  4. ^ Zvereva: Half An Elephant's Better
  5. ^ 1997 US Open and Prediction
  6. ^ Zvereva Shows She Can Still Beat The Odds
  7. ^ Zvereva: Half an Elephant's Better
  8. ^ http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/about/history/past_tournaments/1988.html
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DbJAKPue20
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxT19Jhgy64

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