- Category : Tennis Player
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 4
Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya (born 30 November 1986, in Moscow) is a Russian-born Israeli right-handed professional tennis player.
Through May 2009, her career high in singles was No. 35 on July 4, 2005.
In February 2005 Linetskaya beat World No. 11 Vera Zvonareva 6–4, 6–2 in Thailand. In March she defeated World No. 2 Amélie Mauresmo 2–6, 6–2, 7–5, in Indian Wells.
In late November 2005, the WTA Tour barred for life (and even barred from buying a ticket to a Tour event) her coach, Joe Giuliano, for violating Section 14, part IV, of the WTA code of conduct, which bars coaches from "non-consensual sexual contact," and suspended for two years her father, Simon Linetskiy. They are prohibited from the grounds of WTA events and official player hotels. The actions stem from incidents involving Linetskaya at a tournament in August 2005 at La Costa's Acura Classic. Linetskiy, 49, a professor of mathematics with a black belt in karate, was arrested and charged with suspicion of battery, and Evgenia was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The week after Linetskiy's arrest, the Carlsbad police received a tip from a doctor in Los Angeles who had treated Linetskaya, then 18. The doctor said she contended that her coach had assaulted her. By that time, Giuliano had left town. He is wanted for questioning in a police investigation into the matter, but his whereabouts are unknown.
She did not play between January 2006 and February 2007. She dropped off the rankings computer altogether.
In February 2007 she won the Montechoro, Portugal tournament. The following month she won both the Ramat HaSharon 2 and the Raanana tournaments in Israel, without dropping a set in either tournament.
Linetskaya, who is Jewish, plays with a Star of David necklace around her neck.