Viktoria Milvidskaia Belinsky
|Full name||Viktoria Mikhailovna Milvidskaia|
|Country (sports)|| Soviet Union|
|Residence||New York City and Miami, United States|
|Born||20 April 1967|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 168 (28 September 1992)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (1991)|
|French Open||Q1 (1991)|
|US Open||2R (1992)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 145 (29 October 1990)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1991)|
|French Open||1R (1991)|
In 1983, she won the First International Tournament in Moscow which earned her the honour of Master of Sports of the USSR, International Class (equates to international champion). This was the start of her professional tennis career.
She was a member of the USSR national tennis team (1983–1989) and represented the USSR in many different tournaments around the world. In 1984, she became the youngest USSR national champion. From 1984 to 1992, she was one of the top ten tennis players in the country.
Belinsky played in all Grand Slam tournaments. She had career wins over Manon Bollegraf, Tami Whitlinger, Sandra Wasserman, Nicole Arendt, Inés Gorrochategui, Lubomira Bacheva, Regina Maršíková, Andrea Strnadová, Sabine Hack, and Radka Bobková, and stopped playing in 1993 due to a knee injury. That same year, she moved to the United States.
Belinsky has an M.A. in physical education from the State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports in Moscow. She received this degree May 1989.
From 2005 to 2008, Belinsky worked at the Russian NTV PLUS Tennis Channel. Her program was called, Tennis coach – is it nature or nurtured?. She interviewed many famous tennis coaches including: Wayne Bryan, Nick Bollettieri, Bud Collins, Robert Lansdorp, Carlos Rodriguez, Richard Williams. In addition, she has interviewed famous tennis players such as Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Anna Kournikova, Marat Safin and Janko Tipsarević. She worked as a sports broadcaster at the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008), and as a tennis analyst at Wimbledon, the US Open, the Davis Cup, and the Federation Cup.
In 2015, she moved to Florida and began working as a private coach with professional junior tennis players.
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Girls' doubles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1984||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Larisa Savchenko|| Caroline Kuhlman
|3–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1.||8 September 1986||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||Hard||Lilian Kelaidis||2–6, 7–5, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||30 March 1987||Bari, Italy||Clay||Aida Halatian||1–6, 6–1, 7–5|
|Runner-up||3.||14 September 1987||Sofia, Bulgaria||Clay||Eugenia Maniokova||1–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||4.||9 April 1990||Bari, Italy||Clay||Laura Golarsa||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||16 July 1990||Darmstadt, West Germany||Clay||Cristina Tessi||1–6, 6–7|
|Winner||1.||30 December 1986||Chicago, United States||Hard||Natalia Egorova|| Elizabeth Evans
|Runner-up||2.||6 January 1986||El Paso, United States||Clay||Natasha Zvereva|| Cammy MacGregor
|6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||8 September 1986||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||Clay||Natalia Egorova|| Renata Šašak
|Winner||4.||15 September 1986||Sofia, Bulgaria||Clay||Natalia Egorova|| Laura Golarsa
Marianne van der Torre
|Winner||5.||30 March 1987||Bari, Italy||Clay||Aida Halatian|| Karin Moos
|6–2, 2–6, 7–6|
|Winner||6.||20 April 1987||Monviso, Italy||Clay||Aida Halatian|| Hana Fukárková
|Winner||7.||28 September 1987||Bol, Croatia||Clay||Elena Brioukhovets|| Aida Halatian
|6–4, 5–7, 6–4|
|Winner||8.||16 November 1987||Croyden, United Kingdom||Carpet||Paulette Moreno|| Eugenia Maniokova
|Winner||9.||12 June 1988||Modena, Italy||Clay||Eugenia Maniokova|| Yayuk Basuki
|6–3, 4–6, 6–0|
|Winner||10.||19 June 1988||Salerno, Italy||Clay||Eugenia Maniokova|| Anne Aallonen
|1–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Winner||11.||26 June 1988||Arezzo, Italy||Clay||Eugenia Maniokova|| Yayuk Basuki
|0–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||12.||15 August 1988||Rebecq, Belgium||Clay||Elena Brioukhovets|| Ilana Berger
|Winner||13.||29 August 1988||Nivelles, Belgium||Clay||Elena Brioukhovets|| Réka Szikszay
Amy van Buuren
|1–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||14.||16 April 1990||Marsa, Malta||Clay||Anna Mirza|| Eva Bes
|Runner-up||15.||30 July 1990||Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany||Clay||Agnese Blumberga|| Petra Holubová
|Winner||16.||8 July 1991||Erlangen, Germany||Clay||Maja Živec-Škulj|| Louise Stacey
|Winner||1984||USSR Tennis National Championship||Tashkent, Soviet Union||Oksana Lifanova||6–0, 6–4|
|Finalist||1981||European Junior Championships 14&U||Serramazzoni, Italy||Manuela Maleeva||2–6, 4–6|
|Finalist||1987||USSR Tennis National Championship||Tallinn, Soviet Union||Natasha Zvereva||1–6, 2–6|
|Silver||August 1984||1984 Friendship Games||Katowice, Poland||Elena Yelisieyenko||6–0, 6–4|
|Winner||1984||European Championship||Ostend, Belgium||Natalia Egorova|| Isabelle Demongeot
|2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Finalist||1981||European Junior Championships 14 & Under||Serramazzoni, Italy||Irina Zvereva|| Manuela Maleeva
|3–6, 7–5, 1–6|
|Gold||July 1987||1987 Universiade Games||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||Leila Meskhi|| Iva Budařová
- "How to Grow a Super-Athlete". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- "Player Development Home | Player Development". USTA. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- "European Junior Championship". Tennis Europe. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- "European junior Championships". Tennis Europe. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- "European Junior Championships". Tennis Europe. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Viktoria Milvidskaia Belinsky at the Women's Tennis Association
- Viktoria Milvidskaia Belinsky at the International Tennis Federation
- Tennis Abstract: Viktoria Milvidskaia WTA Match Results.
- [permanent dead link] Australian Open – Results Archive – Viktoria Milvidskaia.
- Tennis Stats – H2H Stats – MatchStat Viktoria Milvidskaia.
- WAVE OF FUTURE HERE FROM SOVIET The New York Times.
- NTV Interview: "So far and so close". Interview with Anna Kurnikova by Viktoria Milvidskaia.