15 Facts About Eleni Daniilidou


Eleni Daniilidou is a Greek former tennis player from the island of Crete.


Eleni Daniilidou is considered one of the best Greek tennis players of the Open Era, winning five singles titles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour.


Eleni Daniilidou achieved her first ranking in 1998, finishing that year as the world No 294.


Eleni Daniilidou won her first WTA career singles title at the Rosmalen Championships, beating Amelie Mauresmo, Elena Dementieva and Henin; and reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at Wimbledon.


Eleni Daniilidou started 2003 by winning her second WTA title at the Auckland Open and reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, results which saw her break into the top 20 for the first time, reaching a career high of No 14 after the German Open.


Eleni Daniilidou reached the semifinals of the Paris Indoors and the DFS Classic.


Eleni Daniilidou successfully defended her title at Auckland in 2004, her third WTA singles title.


Eleni Daniilidou reached the semifinals at the prestigious Miami Open, beating Jennifer Capriati en route.


Eleni Daniilidou did cause a huge upset at Wimbledon, beating the reigning French Open champion, Justine Henin.


Eleni Daniilidou eventually lost in the third round, her best Grand Slam performance of the year.


Eleni Daniilidou reached the semifinals of a lower level WTA event in Portoroz, Slovenia.


Eleni Daniilidou recovered slightly in 2006, going back into the top 50 and winning her fourth WTA singles title at the Korea Open.


Eleni Daniilidou reached the semifinals of the Ordina Open, and remained in the top 50 in 2007 with her best result being a semifinal at the Connecticut Open, where she beat Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals after saving a match point.


Eleni Daniilidou returned at the Summer Olympics in August, but failed to win a match for the rest of the season, ultimately finishing the year outside the top 100 for the first time since 2000.


Eleni Daniilidou has won 7 matches against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.