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Coached by Oliver Gross ... Favorite shots are serve and forehand ... Father, Oleg Bovin, is a former member of Russian national water polo team; mother, Margarita, is a homemaker; sister Irina, studied law at American University in Washington DC ... Likes the powerful and aggressive games of Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati ... Favorite cities are Milan and Sydney ... Lived in Morocco when very young and trained at Bollettieri Academy in Florida from 1997-99 ... Favorite movie is The Fifth Element ... Likes techno music, dancing, sushi, ice hockey, soccer and ice cream.
Winner (3): 2004 - New Haven; 2002 - Warsaw, Québec City.
Finalist (3): 2004 - Hasselt, Linz; 2001 - Estoril.
Winner (5): 2003 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Stubbs); 2002 - Estoril (w/Gubacsi), Zürich (w/Henin); 2001 - Bratislava (w/Bedanova), Luxembourg (w/Hantuchova).
Finalist (3): 2003 - Los Angeles (w/Callens); 2002 - Budapest (w/Gubacsi), Bol (w/Nagyova).
Winner (1): 2004 - Australian Open (w/Zimonjic).
Finalist (1): 2002 - Roland Garros (w/Knowles).
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2001-03, 2005.
Career in Review
2013 - Did not play.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times (incl. US Open); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Fell 1r four times and in qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); won one singles title and doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - QF at Portoroz; fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r six times and in qualifying once.
2006 - Played only two events, both in October, and falling 1r at both (Moscow and Hasselt).
2005 - Only played four months of season and finished No.62; missed Australian season w/left foot injury then played all eight events of season between February and May, best results being three QFs at Warsaw, Berlin and Rome and 4r at Roland Garros; also reached 3r once and 2r three times; set career-high No.14 on April 4; withdrew from all events after Roland Garros w/right shoulder injury.
2004 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.15); won third WTA title at New Haven (d. Dechy in final); runner-up twice at Hasselt (l. to Dementieva in final) and Linz (l. to Mauresmo in final); SF at Moscow (l. to Dementieva); QF at Paris [Indoors]; reached 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. other two majors); won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Zimonjic).
2003 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.21); SF twice at Gold Coast (l. to Dechy) and Filderstadt (l. to Henin); QF three times at Toronto, Moscow and Zürich; reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open), 3r once and 2r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open); made Top 20 debut on January 27 (after Australian Open; rose from No.23 to No.17 - was the first of 79 weeks inside Top 20, all within 140-week period between January 27, 2003 and October 2, 2005); won one WTA doubles title.
2002 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won first two WTA titles at Warsaw (d. Nagyova in final) and Québec City (d. Mikaelian in final); SF at Estoril (l. to Serna); QF four times at 's-Hertogenbosch, US Open (first Grand Slam QF - l. to Davenport), Moscow and Luxembourg; reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles.
2001 - First Top 50 season; runner-up at Estoril (l. to Montolio in final); QF twice at Indian Wells and 's-Hertogenbosch; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; made Top 100 debut on March 19 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.141 to No.99) and Top 50 debut on August 6 (after San Diego; rose from No.56 to No.50); won first two WTA doubles titles.
2000 - QF at Tashkent; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
1999 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.
1998 - Played first WTA qualifying at Boston; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.