Elena Baltacha was a Ukrainian-born British professional tennis player born in 1983 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. During her career, she won 11 ITF singles championships as well as four ITF doubles championships. Baltacha won the 2011 Aegon Nottingham Challenge, which was the highest regarded tournament she won. She earned four Aegon Awards in her career. In 2014, she married her tennis coach Nino Servino. Later that year, she died from liver cancer at age 30.