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Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko ... Mother's name is Olga ... Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium ... Favorites include movies The Butterfly Effect and Story of a Knight, classical music (especially Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach or Beethoven), books The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, Notre-Dame de Paris, White Fang and short stories by O'Henry ... Speaks Russian and English ... Also enjoys soccer, basketball and ice hockey ... Relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking ... Tennis players most admired are Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Jennifer Capriati for on-court style and attitude.

Career Highlights

Winner (6): 2013 - Pattaya City; 2008 - Oeiras, Barcelona, Seoul; 2007 - Kolkata; 2005 - Beijing.
Finalist (6): 2012 - Pattaya City, New Haven; 2010 - Moscow; 2009 - Barcelona; 2007 - Seoul; 2004 - Hyderabad.

Winner (12): 2012 - Miami, WTA Finals (both w/Petrova); 2011 - Madrid, Stanford (both w/Azarenka); 2010 - San Diego (w/Zheng), Cincinnati (w/Azarenka); 2009 - Moscow (w/Petrova); 2008 - Oeiras (w/Pennetta), Cincinnati (w/Petrova); 2007 - Doha (w/Hingis); 2005 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Dulko); 2004 - Birmingham (w/Sharapova).
Finalist (13): 2012 - Roland Garros, 's-Hertogenbosch, Moscow (all w/Petrova); 2011 - Australian Open, Toronto (both w/Azarenka); 2009 - Dubai, Los Angeles (both w/A.Radwanska), Fès (w/Cirstea); 2008 - Montréal (w/Pennetta), Seoul (w/Dushevina); 2006 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Ivanovic); 2005 - Rome (w/Medina Garrigues), New Haven (w/Dulko).

Russian Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2011, 2013; Russian Olympic Team, 2012.

Career in Review

2015 - Did not play.

2014 - Missed first three months w/left knee injury (withdrew from Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami); played from April on, best results being one SF at Seoul (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and two 2r finishes at Madrid (withdrew prior to match vs. Garcia w/left wrist injury) and Wimbledon (l. to Peng); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); also withdrew from Oeiras w/left knee injury.

2013 - Third Top 20 season (finishing No.19); won one WTA title at Pattaya City (d. Lisicki in final); SF twice at Indian Wells (l. to Sharapova) and Monterrey (l. to Kerber); QF twice at Roland Garros (third Grand Slam QF; l. to Azarenka) and Eastbourne; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r five times (incl. US Open) and 2r five times; fell 1r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell in RR at Sofia (ret. in first match against Cornet w/left knee injury then withdrew from event); made Top 10 debut on June 10 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.12 to No.10 - spent four weeks at No.10 before dipping out after Wimbledon); had two brief injury lay-offs, first right shoulder injury (retired in Doha 1r then withdrew from Dubai) then left knee injury (retired in Rome 3r then withdrew from Strasbourg).

2012 - Second Top 20 season (finishing No.14); runner-up twice at Pattaya City (l. to Hantuchova in final) and New Haven (l. to Kvitova in final); SF at Olympics (l. to Sharapova; l. to Azarenka in bronze medal match); QF three times (incl. Wimbledon - l. to A.Radwanska); reached 4r once, 3r twice (Australian Open, US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. 's-Hertogenbosch - l. to Schiavone 64 36 75; held mp at 5-3 third set) and in qualifying once; fell in RR stage at Sofia (went 1-1 in RR then withdrew from rest of event w/illness);won two WTA doubles titles at Miami and WTA Finals and Olympic doubles bronze medal (all w/Petrova); retired in Australian Open 3r w/left leg muscle injury.

2011 - Another Top 30 season; SF at Guangzhou (l. to Scheepers); QF three times; reached 4r twice (Roland Garros and US Open), 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Pattaya City - l. to Voskoboeva 16 75 64; held 3mp at 61 54); fell 1r six times (incl. Madrid - l. to Gajdosova 75 36 76(4); held 2mp at 6-5 third set); won two WTA doubles titles; made doubles Top 10 debut on January 31 (after Australian Open; rose from No.14 to No.9) and doubles Top 5 debut on October 24 (rose from No.7 to No.5).

2010 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.20); runner-up at Moscow (l. to Azarenka in final); SF at New Haven (l. to Petrova); QF four times (incl. Australian Open - l. to Zheng); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and 2r eight times; fell 1r three times; won two WTA doubles titles.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Barcelona (l. to Vinci in final); SF at Seoul (l. to Date-Krumm); QF three times at Estoril, Bastad and Moscow; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once.

2008 - Another Top 30 season; won three WTA titles at Estoril (d. Benesova in final), Barcelona (d. Martínez Sánchez in final) and Seoul (d. Stosur in final); SF at Cincinnati (l. to Petrova); QF twice at Auckland and Portoroz; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r twice and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won two WTA doubles titles.

2007 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.31); won one WTA title at Kolkata (d. Koryttseva in final); runner-up at Seoul (l. to V.Williams in final); QF twice at San Diego and Los Angeles; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Another Top 30 season; QF four times at Auckland, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Dubai and Zürich; reached 4r once, 3r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. Wimbledon); made Top 20 debut on June 12 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.22 to No.20).

2005 - First Top 30 season; won first WTA title at Beijing (d. Groenefeld in final); SF twice at Hyderabad (l. to Mirza) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Vaidisova); QF twice at Doha and Guangzhou; reached 4r once and 2r 11 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on March 21 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.66 to No.48); won one WTA doubles title.

2004 - Runner-up at Hyderabad (l. to Pratt in final); reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 24 (rose from No.102 to No.100); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - QF at Hyderabad; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at all three (Bali, Tokyo [Japan Open], Pattaya City); fell in qualifying once; continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.