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Coached by Artem Derepasko; fitness trainer is Marco Panichi ... Father is Alexandr Kuznetsov, cycling coach of six Olympic champions and world champions and now coach of Lokomotiv (best cycling club in Russia); also coached Svetlana's mother, Galina Tsareva (six-time world champion and holder of 20 world records) and Svetlana's brother, Nikolai Kuznetsov (silver medalist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics) ... Began playing tennis at age 7 ... Favorite movies are Love Actually and Save the Last Dance ... Never leaves home without her iPod ... Best tennis memories are winning 2004 US Open final and 2009 Roland Garros final.

Career Highlights

Winner (18): 2018 - Washington DC; 2016 - Sydney, Moscow; 2015 - Moscow; 2014 - Washington DC; 2010 - San Diego; 2009 - Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Beijing; 2007 - New Haven; 2006 - Miami, Bali, Beijing; 2004 - Eastbourne, US Open, Bali; 2002 - Helsinki, Bali.
Finalist (24): 2019 - Cincinnati; 2017 - Indian Wells; 2016 - Miami; 2015 - Madrid; 2014 - Oeiras; 2011 - Dubai; 2009 - Rome; 2008 - Sydney, Dubai, Indian Wells, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing; 2007 - Doha, Indian Wells, Berlin, Rome, US Open; 2006 - Warsaw, Roland Garros; 2005 - Warsaw; 2004 - Dubai, Doha, Warsaw, Beijing.

Winner (16): 2013 - Moscow (w/Stosur); 2012 - Australian Open (w/Zvonareva); 2009 - Miami (w/Mauresmo); 2006 - Eastbourne (w/Mauresmo); 2005 - Australian Open, Miami (both w/Molik); 2004 - Gold Coast, Doha (both w/Likhovtseva); 2003 - Gold Coast, Dubai, Rome, Toronto, Leipzig (all w/Navratilova); 2002 - Sopot, Helsinki, Tokyo [Princess Cup] (all w/Sánchez-Vicario).
Finalist (15): 2007 - Dubai (w/Molik); 2006 - Dubai (w/Petrova); 2005 - Dubai (w/Molik), Wimbledon (w/Mauresmo); 2004 - Australian Open, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, US Open (all w/Likhovtseva), Bali (w/Sánchez-Vicario); 2003 - US Open (w/Navratilova); 2002 - Bali, Tokyo [Japan Open] (both w/Sánchez-Vicario).

Russian Fed Cup Team, 2004, 2007-12, 2015-16; Russian Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2016.

Career in Review

2018 - Finished season at No.107 - her first finish outside Top 100 since 2001 (No.259); won one WTA title at Washington DC (d. Vekic in final after saving four match points); QF at Istanbul (l. to Hercog); reached 2r six times; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); after Wimbledon, dropped out of the Top 100 for the first time since August 12, 2002 (831-consecutive weeks); missed opening two months of season with a wrist injury.

2017 - Ninth Top 20 season (finishing No.12); runner-up once at Indian Wells (l. to Vesnina in final); SF once at Madrid (l. to Mladenovic); QF five times at Brisbane, St. Petersburg, Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Cincinnati; reached 4r three times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) 3r once and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r once.

2016 - Sixth Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won two WTA titles at Sydney (d. Puig in final) and Moscow (d. Gavrilova in final); runner-up at Miami (l. to Azarenka in final); SF four times at Prague (w/o against Stosur due to thigh injury), Wuhan (l. to Cibulkova), Tianjin (l. to Riske) and WTA Finals (l. to Cibulkova); QF three times at Rome (l. to S.Williams), Montréal (l. to Halep) and Cincinnati (l. to Ka.Pliskova); reached 4r twice (Roland Garros and Wimbledon), 3r twice (incl. Rio Olympics) and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); fell 1r twice.

2015 - Eleventh Top 30 season in last 12 years (finishing No.25); won one WTA title at Moscow (d. Pavlyuchenkova in final); runner-up at Madrid (l. to Kvitova in final); QF once; reached 4r once, 3r four times and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon and Roland Garros - l. to Schiavone 67(11) 75 108; held 1mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell in RR stage at Zhuhai (went 1-1); struggled w/left leg injury throughout season (withdrew from Rome, Toronto and Cincinnati).

2014 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.28); won one WTA title at Washington DC (d. Nara in final); runner-up at Oeiras (l. to Suárez Navarro in final); QF four times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Halep); reached 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Madrid - l. to Radwanska 63 46 76(6); held 3mp at 6-3 in third set tie-break); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors); struggled with injury throughout season, most notably left hip injury (withdrew prior to Pattaya City 2r match, from Doha, Dubai and Charleston, and retired in Rome 2r match).

2013 - Near-Top 20 season (finishing No.21); strong comeback season after missing second half of 2012, highlighted by SF at Moscow (l. to Stosur) and QF five times (incl. Australian Open - l. to Azarenka, Roland Garros - l. to S.Williams); reached 3r five times (incl. US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r six times; fell to No.85 during Sydney but finished year at No.21; won one WTA doubles title; withdrew from Wimbledon w/abdominal strain.

2012 - First non-Top 50 finish in 11 years after injury-marred season (finished No.72); best result in first half of season was SF at Auckland (l. to Zheng); also 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r three times (incl. Miami - l. to Benesova 16 76(7) 76(7); held 2mp at 6-5 and 7-6 in third set tie-break, and Fès - trailed Begu 16 76(4) 32 when ret. w/left thigh injury; held mp at 61 54); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon); also won second Grand Slam doubles title at Australian Open (w/Zvonareva); missed all post-Wimbledon events w/right knee injury (withdrew from Stanford, Carlsbad, Montréal, Cincinnati, New Haven and US Open).

2011 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.19); runner-up at Dubai (l. to Wozniacki); SF at Marbella (l. to Begu); QF four times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Bartoli); reached 4r twice, at Australian Open (l. to Schiavone 64 16 1614 after holding 6mp in third set; at 4h44min was second-longest match in Open Era and longest Grand Slam match) and US Open (l. to Wozniacki); also 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r five times (incl. Rome - l. to Arn 36 76(4) 76(9); held 4mp in third set - 2mp at 6-5 and 2mp at 7-6 and 8-7 in tie-break).

2010 - First non-Top 20 season in seven years (finished No.27); won one WTA title at San Diego (d. A.Radwanska in final); SF at Montréal (l. to Wozniacki); QF once; reached 4r three times (incl. Australian Open, US Open), 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times.

2009 - Fourth Top 5 season (finishing No.3); won three WTA titles at Stuttgart (d. Safina in final), Roland Garros (second Grand Slam title; d. Safina in final) and Beijing (d. A.Radwanska in final); runner-up at Rome (l. to Safina in final); SF at Miami (l. to Azarenka); QF three times (incl. Australian Open - l. to S.Williams); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times; fell 1r once; fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR); won one WTA doubles title.

2008 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.8); runner-up five times at Sydney (l. to Henin in final), Dubai (l. to Dementieva in final), Indian Wells (l. to Ivanovic in final), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Safina in final) and Beijing (l. to Jankovic in final); SF twice at Miami (l. to S.Williams) and Roland Garros (l. to Safina); QF twice; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. other two majors) and 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. Olympics); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-3 in RR).

2007 - Best season to date (finishing No.2); won one WTA title at New Haven (won when Szavay ret. in final w/back injury); runner-up five times at Doha (l. to Henin in final), Indian Wells (l. to Hantuchova in final), Berlin (l. to Ivanovic in final), Rome (l. to Jankovic in final) and US Open (l. to Henin in final); SF four times at Dubai (l. to Henin), Warsaw (l. to A.Bondarenko), Stuttgart (l. to Golovin) and Moscow (l. to S.Williams); QF five times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Ivanovic, Wimbledon - l. to V.Williams); only had three pre-QF losses in 18 events (incl. Australian Open - l. to Peer in 4r); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-3 in RR); rose to No.3 for first time on March 19 (after Indian Wells) and set career-high No.2 on September 10 (after US Open).

2006 - Another Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won three WTA titles at Miami (d. Sharapova in final), Bali (d. Bartoli in final) and Beijing (d. Mauresmo in final); runner-up twice at Warsaw (l. to Clijsters in final) and Roland Garros (l. to Henin in final); SF eight times at Sydney, Dubai, New Haven (l. to Henin at all three), Amelia Island (l. to Schiavone), Rome (l. to Safina), Eastbourne (l. to Myskina), Stuttgart (l. to Petrova) and Zürich (l. to Hantuchova); QF four times; three of four pre-QF losses came at majors, at Australian Open (l. 4r), Wimbledon (l. 3r), and US Open (l. 4r), also Moscow (l. 2r); fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR); won one WTA doubles title.

2005 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.18); runner-up at Warsaw (l. to Henin in final); SF twice at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Davenport) and Eastbourne (l. to Clijsters); QF five times (incl. Australian Open - l. to Sharapova, and Wimbledon - l. to Davenport); reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Henin 76(6) 46 75; led 5-3 third set w/2mp), 3r twice and 2r three times; fell 1r twice (incl. US Open - l. to Bychkova, first time defending champion lost 1r there Open Era); won two WTA doubles titles w/Molik (incl. first Grand Slam doubles title at Australian Open).

2004 - Breakthrough first Top 5 season (finishing No.5); won three WTA titles at Eastbourne (d. Hantuchova in final), US Open (first Grand Slam title; d. Dementieva in final) and Bali (d. Weingärtner in final); runner-up four times at Dubai (l. to Henin in final), Doha (l. to Myskina in final), Warsaw (l. to V.Williams in final) and Beijing (l. to S.Williams 46 75 64 in final; held 2mp at 64 54); SF at Filderstadt (l. to Mauresmo); QF seven times (incl. Olympics - l. to Mauresmo); reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Myskina 16 64 86; held mp at 6-5 third set) and 3r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR); made Top 20 debut on March 1 (after Dubai; rose from No.29 to No.20), Top 10 debut on June 7 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.11 to No.10) and Top 5 debut on September 20 (after Beijing; rose from No.6 to No.5) and peaked at No.4 on October 18; won two WTA doubles titles; made doubles Top 5 debut on February 2 (after Australian Open; rose from No.7 to No.5) and set career-high No.3 on June 7 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.4 to No.3).

2003 - Another Top 50 season; SF at San Diego (l. to Henin); QF twice (incl. Wimbledon - l. to Henin); reached 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r five times; fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won five WTA doubles titles (all w/Navratilova); made doubles Top 10 debut on September 8 (rose from No.11 to No.7).

2002 - First Top 50 season; won two WTA titles at Helsinki (d. Chladkova in final) and Bali (d. Martínez in final); SF at Casablanca (l. to Wartusch); QF once; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying four times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on August 12 (rose from No.123 to No.87) and Top 50 debut on September 30 (rose from No.59 to No.45); won three WTA doubles titles.

2001 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching 2r at Madrid (as qualifier; saved 11mp to d. Ruano Pascual in 1r; l. to Raymond) and Hawaii (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.