About Olga

Olga Barabanschikova is a former professional Belarusian tennis player. Barabanschikova’s highest WTA singles ranking is 49th, which she reached on 2 March 1998. Her career high in doubles was at 81 set at 19 October 1998.

* Reached her first final on the major tour at 1998 Istanbul, falling in a third-set tie-break to top seed Henrieta Nagyova
* At the 1998 US Open, advanced to the second round and stretched 10th seed Nathalie Tauziat to three sets before losing
* At the 1998 Princess Cup in Tokyo, reached her second quarterfinal of the year with an upset of 11th-ranked Dominique Van Roost, a career-best win
* In 1997, in her first U.S. Open, upset 13th seed Brenda Schultz-McCarthy to reach the third round
* Advanced to her first major-tour semifinal at 1997 Pattaya, upsetting sixth seed Denisa Chladkova in the first round and reaching a then-career high ranking of No. 59
* Unseeded, earned second professional singles title at an ITF Women’s Circuit event in Bushey, Great Britain in 1997; upset first seed Sandra Kleinova and seventh seed Laura Golarsa en route to title; ranking reached a then-career high No. 123
* Tied for the eighth-fastest recorded serve on the COREL WTA TOUR in 1997 with a 109 mph serve in Hilton Head
* After winning three qualifying matches to enter the main draw, won five more matches to win first professional title on the satellite tour in Poiters, France, in 1995
* Started playing tennis at the age of seven at local club; encouraged to continue as her mother loved the sport because of its graceful nature
* In junior competition in 1996, won the junior Italian Open, was semifinalist in the French Open juniors and a quarter- finalist at the Wimbledon and U.S. Open junior events; also in 1996, won the Wimbledon juniors doubles title and reached the doubles final in the Australian Open juniors; in 1994 won the Junior Championships in Belarus

Birthdate: November 2, 1979
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 124 lbs (56 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Residence: Minsk, Belarus

WTA titles: 0
ITF titles: 2
Career Win-Loss (up to 1999): 127-104

End of year rankings:

1994: 813
1995: 264
1996: 152
1997: 59
1998: 61
1999: 90