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10 Top 10 Russians

Ten Russians have graced the world's Top 10 over the years. Who are they? Find out now.

Published July 03, 2010 12:00

Olga Morozova was the first Top 10 Russian, reaching two major finals and peaking at No.7 in 1975.
Olga Morozova was the first Top 10 Russian, reaching two major finals and peaking at No.7 in 1975.
Over 20 years later in 1998, Anna Kournikova became the second Top 10 Russian. She peaked at No.8.
Over 20 years later in 1998, Anna Kournikova became the second Top 10 Russian. She peaked at No.8.
Elena Dementieva cracked the Top 10 in 2001 and is still going strong, peaking at No.3 last year.
Elena Dementieva cracked the Top 10 in 2001 and is still going strong, peaking at No.3 last year.
Anastasia Myskina, Russia's first Grand Slam champion, cracked the Top 10 in 2003 and got to No.2.
Anastasia Myskina, Russia's first Grand Slam champion, cracked the Top 10 in 2003 and got to No.2.
Nadia Petrova was one of four Russians to crack the Top 10 in 2004, eventually peaking at No.3.
Nadia Petrova was one of four Russians to crack the Top 10 in 2004, eventually peaking at No.3.
Svetlana Kuznetsova debuted in the Top 10 in June 2004, has won two majors and peaked at No.2.
Svetlana Kuznetsova debuted in the Top 10 in June 2004, has won two majors and peaked at No.2.
Maria Sharapova, who cracked the Top 10 in July 2004, has three majors and was Russia's first No.1.
Maria Sharapova, who cracked the Top 10 in July 2004, has three majors and was Russia's first No.1.
Vera Zvonareva first broke into the Top 10 in August 2004 and has been as high as No.5 in the world.
Vera Zvonareva first broke into the Top 10 in August 2004 and has been as high as No.5 in the world.
Dinara Safina cracked the Top 10 in 2006 and spent 26 weeks at No.1 last year - more than Sharapova.
Dinara Safina cracked the Top 10 in 2006 and spent 26 weeks at No.1 last year - more than Sharapova.
Anna Chakvetadze was the 10th and most recent Russian to crack the Top 10, doing so in February 2007.
Anna Chakvetadze was the 10th and most recent Russian to crack the Top 10, doing so in February 2007.
  • Olga Morozova was the first Top 10 Russian, reaching two major finals and peaking at No.7 in 1975.
  • Over 20 years later in 1998, Anna Kournikova became the second Top 10 Russian. She peaked at No.8.
  • Elena Dementieva cracked the Top 10 in 2001 and is still going strong, peaking at No.3 last year.
  • Anastasia Myskina, Russia's first Grand Slam champion, cracked the Top 10 in 2003 and got to No.2.
  • Nadia Petrova was one of four Russians to crack the Top 10 in 2004, eventually peaking at No.3.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova debuted in the Top 10 in June 2004, has won two majors and peaked at No.2.
  • Maria Sharapova, who cracked the Top 10 in July 2004, has three majors and was Russia's first No.1.
  • Vera Zvonareva first broke into the Top 10 in August 2004 and has been as high as No.5 in the world.
  • Dinara Safina cracked the Top 10 in 2006 and spent 26 weeks at No.1 last year - more than Sharapova.
  • Anna Chakvetadze was the 10th and most recent Russian to crack the Top 10, doing so in February 2007.
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