Kirilenko advances at Slovenia Open

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, July 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Kirilenko cruised to a straight sets victory against Italy's Roberta Vinci in the second round of the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portoroz.

Serena, Dementieva win at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Serena Williams won and Russian Elena Dementieva beat former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo Tuesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Hingis fends off feisty 18-year-old

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis knocked off Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands in the second round of the Acura Classic Tuesday but the 18-year-old went down fighting.

Venus Williams off to fast start

SAN DIEGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Venus Williams crushed Anastassia Rodionova Monday in the first round of the $1.34 million Acura Classic in San Diego.

Srebotnik, Tu advance at Bank of the West

STANFORD, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Katarina Srebotnik bested Olga Poutchkova in straight sets Monday at the $600,000 Bank of the West Classic.

Vaidisova cruises in Kemlin Cup opener

MOSCOW, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded and world No. 11 Nicole Vaidisova posted an easy victory Monday in the first round of the $1.34 million Kremlin Cup women's tennis tournament.

Wimbledon referee wants less noise

WIMBLEDON, England, June 20 (UPI) -- A longtime Wimbledon referee says that competitors in England's premiere tennis tournament should be penalized for grunting too loudly.

Top seeds move on in Italian Open

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Russia's Maria Sharapova and former top-ranked star Amelie Mauresmo were easy quarterfinal winners Friday at the $1.3 million Italian Masters in Rome.

Henin-Hardenne, Petrova in German final

BARLIN, Germany, May 7 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium will play Nadia Petrova of Russia in Sunday's final of the German Open.

Belgian stars continue hot streaks

WARSAW, Poland, April 29 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne, both of whom are on hot streaks, reached the semifinals Friday at the J&S Cup.

Former No. 1 Mauresmo in Linz final

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic in Saturday's semifinals at the Generali Ladies Linz.

Russian Myskina withdraws in Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina decided Monday to pull out of the $585,000 Generali Ladies Linz because of the flu.

Venus sets up meeting with Sharapova

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Venus Williams set up a quarterfinal meeting with Wimbledon champ Maria Sharapova Thursday with a victory at the Swisscom Challenge.

Dementieva wins title in Belgium

HASSELT, Belgium, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva rallied Sunday to take a three-set win over Russian Elena Bovina in the final at the inaugural Gaz de France Stars.

Injury forces Clijsters to drop out

HASSELT, Belgium, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters injured her wrist Saturday and had to drop out of the Gaz de France Stars tennis tournament.
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Elena Bovina
DUB2002120617-DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 6, (UPI)--Venus Williams in action during her doubles match with Daniela Hanchukova and Elena Bovina at the Collins Cup in Dublin Ireland on Dec. 6, 2002. jg/bm/Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE UPI

Elena Olegovna Bovina (Russian: Елена Олеговна Бовина) (born 10 March 1983 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional female tennis player. On April 4, 2005 Bovina reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 14.

In June 2005, Bovina sustained a right shoulder injury, which forced her to withdraw from Wimbledon and summer hardcourt tournaments. She was scheduled to return to the tour in New Haven, where she was the defending champion. But, she reaggravated her shoulder injury, and was forced to withdraw from all tournaments through the end of the year. Afterwards her ranking fell to #63, her lowest ranking since 2001.

Bovina pulled out of all events she had entered in early 2006, and for some time was unranked in both singles and doubles. She returned to the WTA Tour at the Kremlin Cup in October 2006.

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