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Personal

Currently without a coach ... Father, Chari, is a builder; mother, Saadat, is a high school music teacher; brother, Shokhrat, is a student; born and raised in Tashkent ... Began playing at age 10 when grandmother took her to local club ... As a child, also liked basketball (was asked to play on national junior team but declined) ... As a teenager, was part of the East Asia Grand Slam Development Fund through the ITF as well as the Tashkent State Fund; at age 18 was invited to be a member of the national tennis team; it was then she decided to make a career out of tennis ... Idolized Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan when growing up ... Works on improving her movement, which she classes as a weakness ... Best memories are winning 2005 Asian Tennis Championships, her first ITF title in India and her first WTA final at Tashkent ... Enjoys reading, surfing internet, playing basketball, watching soccer ... Studied International Tourism at Tashkent State University of Economics ... Collects giraffes (stuffed animals, wooden).

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Finalist (2): 2009 - Tashkent; 2005 - Tashkent.

DOUBLES
Winner (3): 2012 - Seoul (w/King); 2011 - Strasbourg (w/Chuang); 2009 - Eastbourne (w/Sugiyama).
Finalist (1): 2013 - Pattaya City (w/Panova).

ADDITIONAL
Uzbek Fed Team, 2001-10; Uzbek Olympic Team, 2008.

Career in Review

2000 - Made first appearance in Tashkent qualifying (as WC).

2001 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, falling 1r (as WC).

2002 - Fell 1r at Tashkent (as WC); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell 1r at Tashkent (as WC); won four singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Fell 1r at Tashkent (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Reached first WTA final at Tashkent (as WC, l. to Krajicek); reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying once (US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r twice and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors).

2007 - First Top 100 season; SF at Cincinnati (l. to Morigami); QF at Tashkent; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times and in qualifying six times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on August 20 (rose from No.102 to No.99); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Another Top 100 season; SF twice at Pattaya City (l. to Craybas) and Istanbul (l. to Dementieva); made Top 50 debut afterwards on May 26 (rose from No.58 to No.50); QF at Bangalore; reached 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors, Olympics) and in qualifying three times.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Tashkent (l. to Peer in final); reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying nine times (incl. US Open); won one WTA doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Fourth straight Top 100 season; QF twice at Cincinnati and Tashkent; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying nine times.

2011 - QF at Pattaya City; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors and Hobart - l. to Morita 36 61 76(3); held 3mp at 5-3 third set) and in qualifying four times; struggled w/right elbow injury in spring (withdrew from Kuala Lumpur, Miami and Charleston).

2012 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; retired in Budapest 2r w/right elbow injury and withdrew from Bad Gastein w/illness.