Anna Chakvetadze burst onto the scene with a huge upset over Anastasia Myskina at the 2004 US Open.
In 2005 she reached her first WTA quarterfinal in Istanbul and first WTA semifinal here in New Haven.
And then the floodgates opened - she won her first two WTA finals in 2006, at Guangzhou and Moscow.
She won her third WTA title in Hobart at the start of 2007, beating Vasilisa Bardina in the final.
Chakvetadze reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal a few weeks later at the Australian Open.
And her second at the French Open - both times she would fall to fellow Russian Maria Sharapova.
She went on a tear from there, though - she won her fourth WTA title at 's-Hertogenbosch two weeks later.
And then her fifth and sixth WTA titles in the summer hardcourt season, at Cincinnati and Stanford.
After Stanford, Chakvetadze extended her win streak to 12 matches before falling in the San Diego semis.
She made her first Grand Slam semifinal a few weeks later at the US Open, falling to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Chakvetadze was among the elite eight at the WTA Championships in 2007. Here is the iconic photo...
She would beat Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic en route to the semis, but her road ended there.
Chakvetadze fell to Sharapova there - she never quite figured out Sharapova, going 0-7 against her.
She won her seventh WTA title at Paris [Indoors] in early 2008, beating Agnes Szavay in the final.
It was a fantastic few years for Chakvetadze, who met celebrities and shone off of the court as well.
There were even a few sports crossover experiences - like this one with race car driver Memo Gidley.
And some triumphs away from the WTA circuit as well, such as her part in Russia's Fed Cup win in 2007.
Her perfect 7-0 record in WTA finals came to an end at New Haven in 2008 to Caroline Wozniacki.
But a few years later she made her 7-1 finals record into 8-1 with a title run in Portoroz in 2010.
But after persistent illness and injury problems, Chakvetadze decided to call it a career in 2013.