Coached by father, Sergey, and brother, Aleks; also works with Simon Goffin ... Mother's name is Marina ... Grandmother played basketball for USSR; grandfather was high-level basketball referee; father was Olympic-level canoeist; mother was a swimmer ... Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand down the line ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by family ... Speaks Russian, English and French ... Likes comedy movies; favorite actors are Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller ... Favorite music is R&B, hip-hop ... Favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love ... Favorite foods are Japanese and Russian ... Enjoys karaoke, shopping, dancing, seeing friends, music, sleeping ... Best memories are winning 2006 Australian Open juniors, first WTA title in Monterrey and playing World TeamTennis.
SINGLESWinner (9): 2017 - Monterrey; 2015 - Linz; 2014 - Paris [Indoors], Moscow; 2013 - Monterrey, Oeiras; 2011 - Monterrey; 2010 - Monterrey, Istanbul.Finalist (5): 2015 - Washington DC, Moscow; 2013 - Brisbane, Seoul; 2012 - Washington DC.DOUBLESWinner (5): 2017 - Sydney (w/Babos); 2013 - Madrid (w/Safarova); 2012 - Charleston (w/Safarova); 2011 - Brisbane (w/Kleybanova); 2008 - FŠs (w/Cirstea).Finalist (2): 2015 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Jankovic); 2008 - Palermo (w/Kudryavtseva).ADDITIONALRussian Fed Cup Team, 2009, 2011-13, 2015; Russian Olympic Team, 2016.
2015 - Fourth straight Top 30 season and sixth overall (finishing No.28); won one WTA title at Linz (d. Friedsam in final); runner-up twice at Washington DC (l. to Stephens in final) and Moscow (l. to Kuznetsova in final); SF at Baku (l. to Tig); QF three times at Monterrey (l. to Errani), Cincinnati (l. to Halep) and Beijing (l. to Ivanovic); reached 3r twice and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors).2014 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.25); won two WTA titles at Paris [Indoors] (d. Errani in final) and Moscow (d. Begu in final); QF at Washington DC; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); struggled w/left thigh injury in first half (retired in Brisbane 2r and withdrew from Charleston and Oeiras); also retired in Roland Garros 2r w/back injury.2013 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won two WTA titles at Monterrey (d. Kerber in final) and Oeiras (d. Su rez Navarro in final); runner-up twice at Brisbane (l. to S.Williams in final) and Seoul (l. to A.Radwanska in final); SF three times at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Mattek-Sands), Moscow (l. to Halep) and Sofia (l. to Stosur); QF at New Haven; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.2012 - Another Top 40 season; runner-up at Washington DC (l. to Rybarikova in final); QF three times at Eastbourne, Bastad and Cincinnati; reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r nine times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r eight times; won one WTA doubles title.2011 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.16); won one WTA title at Monterrey (d. Jankovic in final); SF at Brisbane (l. to Kvitova); QF six times at Madrid, Roland Garros (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Schiavone), Baku, New Haven, US Open (second Grand Slam QF; l. to S.Williams) and Beijing; reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Australian Open and Indian Wells - l. to Peer 26 63 75; held 3mp in third set, 1mp at 5-3 and 2mp at 5-4) and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times; won one WTA doubles title.2010 - Near-Top 20 season (finishing No.21); won two WTA titles at Monterrey (d. Hantuchova in final) and Istanbul (d. Vesnina in final); SF at San Diego (l. to Sharapova); QF five times at Brisbane, Dubai, Ponte Vedra Beach, Portoroz and Bali; reached 4r twice (incl. US Open), 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r five times and in qualifying once; made Top 20 debut on September 13 (after US Open; rose from No.22 to No.20).2009 - Another Top 50 season; SF at Indian Wells (l. to Ivanovic); QF twice at Hobart and Beijing; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r nine times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times, incl. Australian Open (l. to Garbin 64 26 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and US Open (l. to Oudin); fell in qualifying twice.2008 - First Top 50 season; QF twice at Palermo and Tokyo [Japan Open]; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on July 7 (rose from No.137 to No.92) and Top 50 debut on November 3 (rose from No.56 to No.45); won one WTA doubles title; won four singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2007 - Fell 1r once (Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Played first WTA main draw at Moscow, falling 1r (as WC); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - Played first two events of career on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic.