Elena Baltacha: Former British tennis number one's career in pictures

Elena Baltacha is introduced at a function ahead of a Fed Cup match in Argentina in 2013
"A shining light has been lost," said a Lawn Tennis Association spokesman after the death of former British number one Elena Baltacha aged 30 from liver cancer
Elena Baltacha celebrates after her win against South Africa's Amanda Coetzer at Wimbledon in 2002
Born in Ukraine and raised in Scotland, Baltacha was British number one intermittently between 2002 and 2012 and became a familiar face at Wimbledon
Widely known by her nickname Bally, she is pictured here playing a return to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their women's first round match in the French Open in May, 2010
Widely known by her nickname Bally, she reached a career high world ranking of 49 in September 2010
Elena Baltacha poses with the Aegon Trophy title in 2010
She won 11 International Tennis Federation titles including the Aegon Trophy in Nottingham in 2010 without dropping a set
The Queen meets British tennis players Anne Keothavong (L) and Elena Baltacha
Baltacha (centre) and her Fed Cup team-mate Anne Keothavong meet the Queen at Wimbledon in 2010
Elena Baltacha poses for the camera at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton in 2010
Baltacha was just 19 years old when she diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system
Elena Baltacha arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington on June 16, 2011 in London, England.
Despite her illness and multiple injury problems, Baltacha went on to reach the Australian Open third round in 2005 and 2010, and Wimbledon's third round in 2002
Britain's captain Judy Murray congratulates Elena Baltacha of Great Britain after she won the second set in her match against Maria Irigoyen of Argentina during day two of the Fed Cup World Group Two Play-Offs between Argentina and Great Britain at Parque Roca on April 21, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Baltacha became part of Judy Murray’s promising group of young Scottish players, which included not only Murray's own sons Andy and Jamie, but the likes of Colin Fleming and Jamie Baker
Anne Keothavong, Laura Robson, Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson of the Great Britain Fed Cup Team pose on January 25, 2012.
Baltacha made her Fed Cup debut for Great Britain in 2002 and had an impressive win-loss record of 33-16
Team player -Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong of Great Britain during previews ahead of the Fed Cup World Group Two Play-Offs between Argentina and Great Britain at Parque Roca on April 19, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Lawn Tennis Association announced in April that they would be staging a fundraising “Rally for Bally” similar to Ross Hutchins’s successful “Rally Against Cancer” at Queen’s Club last year
L-R Laura Robson, Judy Murray, captain of Great Britain, Anne Keothavong, Elena Baltacha and Johanna Konta of Great Britain pose for a team photo at the Pan Americano Hotel during previews ahead of the Fed Cup World Group Two Play-Offs between Argentina and Great Britain at Parque Roca on April 18, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Baltacha (second right) played her final Fed Cup match against Argentina in 2013 and retired from the sport later in the year after marrying her former coach Nino Severino
Elena Baltacha hits a forehand during the Ladies Singles match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy at Wimbledon in 2013
Current women's British number one Laura Robson paid tribute to her friend and former Fed Cup team-mate, when she tweeted: "Impossibly sad. Forever a team-mate. Sweet dreams Bally"