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Coached by mother, Liudmila Bychkova ... Father's name is Andrey Bychkov ... Introduced to tennis by mother; began playing at Spartak and Chajka tennis clubs ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Russian and English ... Enjoys playing basketball, shopping, dancing, drawing, Russian movies and reading (favorite authors are Dostoevskiy, Remark, Tolstoy and Verber) ... Also likes sushi, pancakes, chocolate, pop and orange juice ... Favorite city is hometown of Moscow; also enjoys visiting Paris.

Career Highlights

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Career in Review

2013 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors).

2011 - Fell 1r once (US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros).

2010 - QF at Pattaya City; reached 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - SF at Pattaya City (l. to A.Radwanska); reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open).

2007 - Reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times.

2006 - Second Top 100 season; QF at Canberra; reached 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tashkent (l. to Krajicek); reached 2r six times (incl. US Open - 1r win over Kuznetsova was only time in Open Era a defending champion fell before 3r there); fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); having made Top 100 debut weeks earlier, rose from No.97 to No.75 on September 12 (after US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, reaching 2r; fell in qualifying once; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow (as WC); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Did not play.

2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.