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Coached by parents, Vladimir and Natalia; also coached by husband Nikolay Dyachok (married July 8, 2010) ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by parents; has two sisters, Valeria and Kateryna (both play tennis, Kateryna also plays on Tour) ... Has one cat, Pers ... Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English ... Enjoys Russian pop music and playing chess ... Likes reading books, music ... Enjoys visiting friends in Cherkasy, Ukraine.
Winner (2): 2010 - Hobart; 2006 - Luxembourg.
Finalist (3): 2009 - Warsaw; 2007 - Warsaw; 2005 - Hyderabad.
Winner (4): 2009 - Prague (w/K.Bondarenko); 2008 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors] (both w/K.Bondarenko); 2006 - Istanbul (w/Yakimova).
Finalist (2): 2009 - Hobart, Budapest (both w/K.Bondarenko).
Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2002, 2005, 2007-10; Ukrainian Olympic Team, 2008.
Career in Review
1999 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played WTA qualifying four times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Played first WTA main draws at Bogotá and Pattaya City (l. 1r at both); fell in qualifying 11 times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying 12 times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Hyderabad (l. to Mirza in final); made Top 100 debut afterwards on February 14 (rose from No.102 to No.85); QF twice, at Pattaya City and Bali; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying 10 times.
2006 - First Top 40 season; won first WTA title at Luxembourg (d. Schiavone in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on October 2 (rose from No.62 to No.33); SF at Rabat (l. to Sucha); QF three times, at Hobart, Bangalore and Prague; reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Best season to date (finishing No.22); runner-up at Warsaw (l. to Henin in final); SF at Istanbul (l. to Dementieva); QF five times, at Birmingham, 's-Hertogenbosch, New Haven, Zürich and Linz; reached 3r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; became first player representing Ukraine to surpass $1 million in career prize money.
2008 - Another Top 40 season; SF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Tanasugarn); QF five times, at Amelia Island, Berlin, Strasbourg, Birmingham and Linz; reached 4r once, 3r once (US Open) and 2r 10 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, Olympics); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros); made Top 20 debut on April 14 (after Amelia Island; rose from No.22 to No.19); spent three weeks in Top 20 (all at No.19, between April 14 and May 4) then fell out; won second and third WTA doubles titles at Australian Open and Paris [Indoors] (both w/K.Bondarenko; second pair of sisters to win a Grand Slam together - also Williams sisters); retired in Wimbledon 2r w/right knee injury (subsequently withdrew from Stanford, Los Angeles and Stockholm).
2009 - Another Top 40 season; runner-up at Warsaw (l. to Dulgheru in final); SF twice, at Budapest (l. to Szavay) and Moscow (l. to Schiavone); QF twice, at Ponte Vedra Beach and Madrid; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r nine times (incl. US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors and Tokyo [Pan Pacific - l. to Dushevina 16 75 61; led 61 50 w/3mp at 61 54); won one WTA doubles title.
2010 - Fifth straight Top 40 season; won second WTA title at Hobart (d. Peer in final); QF at Warsaw; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r five times (incl. other three majors) and 2r six times; fell 1r six times.
2011 - Injury-marred season (finished No.253); missed first four and a half months w/right knee injury (withdrew from Auckland, Hobart, Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami); after returning in mid-May, best results were QF at Copenhagen and 2r twice; fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once.
2012 - Withdrew from Olympics w/right knee injury.