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Coached by Marat Zverev (father of Natasha Zvereva) ... Lived in New York in 1994; trained at Brooklyn Racquet Club ... Mother's name is Nadedja (deceased, October 15, 2007); father's name is Nicolai; has a younger sister, Olga ... Is very interested in airplanes and everything about flying, and wants to become a pilot after tennis ... Self-described as funny, calm ... Admires Steffi Graf as perfect role model for young girls playing tennis ... Dreams about being ranked in the Top 10 ... Favorite book is Gone With the Wind; favorite actor is Tom Cruise; favorite movie is The Matrix.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner: 2005 - ITF/Warsaw-POL; 2001 - ITF/Batumi-GEO; 2000 - ITF/Batumi-GEO.
Finalist (1): 2002 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Budapest; 2001 - Pattaya City.
Quarterfinalist (5): 2007 - Kolkata; 2002 - Auckland; 2001 - Sopot; 2000 - Tashkent, Québec City.

DOUBLES
Winner (4): 2009 - ITF/Fort Walton Beach, FL-USA (w/Panova); 2008 - Guangzhou (w/Koryttseva), ITF/Minsk 2-BLR (w/Kleybanova); 2007 - ITF/Las Vegas, NV-USA (w/Azarenka), ITF/Jounieh-LIB (w/Yakimova); 2006 - Tashkent (w/Azarenka), ITF/Jounieh-LIB (w/Yakimova); 2005 - ITF/Augusta, GA-USA, ITF/Tunica Resorts, MS-USA (both w/Rodionova), ITF/Washington, DC-USA (w/Antypina), ITF/Tucson, AZ-USA (w/Azarenka); 2004 - ITF/Vaduz-LIE (w/Rodionova); 2003 - Tashkent, ITF/Vittel-FRA, ITF/Bronx, NY-USA (all w/Beygelzimer); 2002 - Tashkent (w/Perebiynis); 2001 - ITF/Batumi-GEO (w/Marosi); 2000 - ITF/Batumi-GEO (w/Perebiynis); 1999 - ITF/Beersheva-ISR (w/Ostrovskaya), ITF/Budapest-HUN (w/Canepa), ITF/Darmstadt-GER (w/Mandula), ITF/Minsk-BLR (w/Stets); 1998 - ITF/Tbilisi-GEO (w/Glouschenko); 1997 - ITF/Siauliai-LIT (w/Glouschenko).
Finalist (6): 2008 - Sydney (w/Perebiynis); 2007 - Cincinnati (w/Jidkova), Tashkent (w/Rodionova), Moscow (w/Azarenka); 2003 - Hyderabad (w/Koulikovskaya); 2001 - Tashkent (w/Perebiynis).

ADDITIONAL
Belarusian Fed Cup Team, 1997-2005; Belarusian Olympic Team, 2008.

Career in Review

1994 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

1995 - Played first Tour main draw at Moscow, falling 1r (as WC); also played on ITF Circuit.

1996 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; also played on ITF Circuit.

1997 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Fell in Tour qualifying four times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Fell 1r once (US Open) and in Tour qualifying once; won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - First Top 100 season; QF twice, at Tashkent and Québec City; reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in Tour qualifying five times (incl. all four majors); made Top 100 debut on October 30 (rising from No.106 to No.99); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Second Top 100 season; SF at Pattaya City (l. to Nagyova); QF at Sopot; reached 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying twice; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Third Top 100 season; runner-up at Tashkent (l. to Mikaelian in final); SF at Budapest (l. to Müller); QF at Auckland; reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 15 times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying six times; won one Tour doubles title.

2003 - Reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying six times; won one Tour doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying 12 times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. other three majors); won one Tour doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Fourth Top 100 season; QF at Kolkata; reached 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying 18 times (incl. other three majors); won one Tour doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.