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Elena Baltacha, British Tennis Player, Dies at 30

Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha (14 August 1983 – 4 May 1914)

Elena Baltacha, the former British Women’s No. 1, has died of liver cancer, just months after announcing her diagnosis. Born in the Ukraine and raised in Scotland, Baltacha was the top women’s tennis player in Britain for nearly three years. She reached a career high of 49. Her cancer diagnosis came in January of this year. Baltacha had retired in November of last year. She is survived by her husband, Nino Severino, who was her long-term coach, and whom she married in December of last year.

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