Larisa Neiland

Larisa Neiland, (born as Ukrainian Лариса Савченко, Laryssa Savchenko, born July 21, 1966 in Lvov, Ukraine) is a former tennis player for the Soviet Union and later Latvia.


Together with Natasha Swerawa she won in 1989, the Grand Slam tournament of Roland Garros. With the same partner she won the 1991 Wimbledon. Another ten times she stood in the doubles final of a Grand Slam tournament.

In Larisa Neiland Mixed won in 1994 and 1996, the U.S. Open and the 1995 French Open and 1992 the tournament of Wimbledon. Five more times she stood in Mixed - finals of Grand Slam tournaments.

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul Savchenko came in singles and doubles to the quarterfinals. At the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, it launched under the name Neiland Latvia again in singles and doubles, but without success.

Larisa Neiland 1988 lost with the crew of the USSR, the final in the Federation Cup against Czechoslovakia. In 1990, she was back with the USSR in the final against the United States and lost. As of 1992, she played for Latvia in Federation Cup, Fed Cup later. There, she helped her country even after their actual career in late 2000 and 2003 in a double from. Your balance is at 29:15 victories in singles and 38:7 in doubles.


Larissa Savchenko Neiland Alex married in December 1989 and took on his name.