Coached by Claudio Pistolesi ... Mother, Galina, was a chemistry teacher; father, Alexander, was a world champion in Greek Roman wrestling in 1981; younger brother is Platon ... Started playing at age 7; took it seriously from the start ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys reading; likes Russian author Boris Akurin, also classics by Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn ... Favorite food is sushi ... Speaks Russian and English ... Studying at University of Physical Culture in Moscow ... Admires Elena Dementieva ... Goal is to be a memorable top player.
SINGLESWinner (1): 2010 - Tashkent.Finalist (1): 2010 - Guangzhou.DOUBLESWinner (8): 2014 - Brisbane, Dubai, Tianjin (all w/An.Rodionova); 2013 - Québec City (w/An.Rodionova); 2011 - Memphis, Birmingham (both w/Govortsova); 2010 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/An.Rodionova); 2007 - Kolkata (w/King).Finalist (10): 2018 - St. Petersburg (w/Srebotnik); 2016 - Birmingham (w/King), Québec City (w/Panova); 2014 - Pattaya City (w/An.Rodionova); 2013 - Moscow (w/An.Rodionova); 2011 - College Park (w/Govortsova); 2010 - Strasbourg (w/An.Rodionova); 2009 - Beijing (w/Makarova); 2008 - Palermo (w/Pavlyuchenkova); 2007 - Bangalore (w/Hsieh).ADDITIONALRussian Fed Cup Team, 2010.
2015 - QF at Brisbane; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 13 times (incl. other three majors).2014 - Fifth Top 100 season (first four were from 2007 to 2010); reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Wimbledon and Doha - l. to Cirstea 26 61 75; held mp at 5-3 third set) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. Roland Garros); won three WTA doubles titles.2013 - Reached 3r once and 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2012 - Reached 2r twice; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying 13 times (incl. other two majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2011 - SF at Tashkent (ret. vs. Birnerova w/left hamstring strain); QF at Oeiras; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r six times; fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; won two WTA doubles titles.2010 - Another Top 100 season; won first WTA title at Tashkent (d. Vesnina in final); runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Groth in final); reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying five times; won one WTA doubles title.2009 - Another Top 100 season; QF twice at Bastad and Québec City; reached 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying six times.2008 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Memphis; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once (Los Angeles - l. to Safina 76(1) 06 76(3); held mp at 5-4 third set) and 2r four times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times.2007 - First Top 100 season; QF at Barcelona; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying nine times; made Top 100 debut on January 29 (after Australian Open; rose from No.134 to No.93); won one WTA doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - QF at Kolkata; reached 2r twice; fell 1r once and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - Played first WTA main draw at Stockholm, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow (as WC); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
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