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Coached by Dimitriy "Dima" Zadorozhniy (her husband; married on October 15, 2005 in Kharkov, Ukraine) ... Father, Yuriy Perebiynis, is retired; mother, Alla Lihova, is an economist at a bank; is only child ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon; has always done well there ... Most memorable tennis experiences are playing mixed doubles final on Wimbledon's Centre Court (2005) and when she won Wimbledon juniors in doubles and reached singles final (2000) ... Hobbies include playing guitar, bowling, fishing, dancing ... Favorite city is Sydney, due to the friendly people and natural beauty.
Winner: 2007 - ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; 2003 - ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; 2000 - ITF/Istanbul 4-TUR; 1999 - ITF/Kharkiv-UKR.
Finalist (1): 2004 - Stockholm.
Quarterfinalist (1): 2002 - Tashkent.
Winner (6): 2008 - Strasbourg (w/Yan); 2007 - Warsaw (w/Dushevina); 2005 - Acapulco (w/Jidkova), Warsaw (w/Zahlavova Strycova); 2003 - Sopot (w/Talaja), ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA (w/Koulikovskaya); 2002 - Tashkent (w/Poutchek); 2000 - ITF/Batumi-GEO (w/Poutchek); 1999 - ITF/Istanbul 1-TUR (w/Tulyaganova), ITF/Kharkiv-UKR (w/Ostrovskaya).
Finalist (5): 2008 - Sydney (w/Poutchek); 2003 - Bogotá (w/Krizan), Budapest (w/Martínez Granados), Helsinki (w/Talaja); 2001 - Tashkent (w/Poutchek).
Finalist (1): 2005 - Wimbledon (w/Hanley).
Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2001-03, 2008; Ukrainian Olympic Team, 2004, 2008.
Career in Review
1997 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying three times; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Played first Tour main draw at Shanghai, falling 1r; fell in Tour qualifying once; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. other three Grand Slams).
2002 - QF at Tashkent; reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying 10 times (incl. other three majors); won one Tour doubles title.
2003 - First Top 100 season; reached 3r once (Birmingham) and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying 10 times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 12 (rose from No.114 to No.100); won one Tour doubles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Second Top 100 season; runner-up at Stockholm (l. to Molik in final); reached 3r twice (Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r twice (incl. Olympics); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other two majors) and in Tour qualifying four times; played all four Grand Slams in a season for first time.
2005 - Reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying twice; won two Tour doubles titles; also reached first Grand Slam final in mixed doubles at Wimbledon (w/Hanley; l. to Bhupathi/Pierce); season cut short due to viral illness, withdrawing from all events afterwards.
2006 - Return to action following illness-marred 2005; reached 2r twice; fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open).
2007 - Third Top 100 season; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); won one Tour doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fourth Top 100 season; best results in 13 Tour main draws were 3r runs at Charleston (d. No.14 seed Medina Garrigues en route; l. to No.2 seed Sharapova 75 62, having held sp at 5-4 first set) and US Open (d. No.8 seed Zvonareva en route, falling to No.29 seed Bammer; win over world No.10 Zvonareva was first Top 10 win); reached career-high No.55 on April 21 (after Charleston); reached 2r five times, incl. Australian Open (l. to Sugiyama) and Wimbledon (l. to No.11 seed Bartoli 62 75; led 5-2 second set); fell 1r six times, incl. Roland Garros (l. to No.26 seed Pennetta) and Olympics (l. to No.12 seed Azarenka in 3s); fell in Tour qualifying three times; won sixth Tour doubles title at Strasbourg (w/Yan); surpassed $1 million in career prize money earnings; member of Ukrainian Fed Cup team that l. to Italy 3-2 in World Group Play-off (went 1-0); withdrew from Memphis w/thoracic spine injury.