Coached by father, Dmitriy Kulichkov ... Mother's name is Elena; brother's name is Alexey ... Introduced to tennis by dad at age 6 ... Favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Russian and English ... Splits time between Siberia (very cold in winter - only good weather for 3-4 months of the year), Pattaya City in Thailand (lives and trains half the year) and travelling to tournaments ... Tennis idols were Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva and Roger Federer ... Best tennis memory is winning Australian Open juniors; favorite tournament is Australian Open.
2015 - Near-Top 100 season (finishing No.104); QF four times at Kuala Lumpur, Katowice, Seoul and Tianjin; reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on September 28 (rose from No.102 to No.94); also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2014 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Moscow); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Moscow); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2011 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.