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Coached by Ali Hasan ... Father is Yevgeny (engineer); mother is Elena (teacher); sister is Sonia (university student); also has two cats ... Father introduced her to tennis at age 7 ... Changed spelling of last name in 2005 for WTA purposes (Douchevina to Dushevina) ... Favorite music is Russian music; also likes R&B ... Favorite movies are Russian movies; favorite actors are Brad Pitt, Eric Roberts, Jude Law ... Favorite types of food are Italian, Japanese ... Favorite cities are Moscow, Paris, Milan, Melbourne ... Other sports interests are soccer, basketball ... Best tennis memory was win over Jill Craybas at 2005 Australian Open (was down 61 51 and 2mp but came back to win) and reaching 2013 Wimbledon mixed doubles SFs (w/Jean-Julien Rojer) ... Favorite tennis players are Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt.
Winner (1): 2009 - Istanbul.
Finalist (3): 2008 - Stockholm; 2007 - Stockholm; 2005 - Eastbourne.
Winner (2): 2013 - Washington DC (w/Aoyama); 2007 - Warsaw (w/Perebiynis).
Finalist (9): 2016 - St. Petersburg (w/Krejcikova); 2015 - Tashkent (w/Siniakova); 2013 - Beijing (w/Parra Santonja); 2012 - Memphis (w/Govortsova); 2011 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Makarova), Seoul (w/Voskoboeva); 2008 - Portoroz (w/Makarova), Luxembourg (w/Koryttseva), Seoul (w/Kirilenko).
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2005-06.
Career in Review
2013 - QF twice at Stanford and Seoul; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Kuala Lumpur - l. to Pavlyuchenkova 26 63 76(6); held 3mp - 2mp at 6-5 third set, 1mp at 6-5 in third set tie-break) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.
2012 - SF at Memphis (l. to Erakovic); reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying 10 times; lost matches after having match points three times, in Budapest 1r (l. to Pervak 61 57 76(6); led 5-2 third set w/2mp at 6-4 in third set tie-break), Birmingham 1r (l. to Hsieh 46 76(5) 64; held mp at 64 54) and Palermo 1r (l. to Cohen 64 46 75; led 5-2 third set w/mp at 5-4); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Eighth straight Top 100 season; QF twice at Seoul and Moscow; reached 3r once and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times.
2010 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Moscow (l. to Kirilenko); QF three times at Sydney, Portoroz (l. to Chakvetadze 26 63 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Istanbul; reached 3r twice and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon and Madrid - l. to S.Williams 67(2) 76(5) 76(5); held mp at 6-5 second set); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying three times.
2009 - Another Top 50 season; won first WTA title at Istanbul (d. Hradecka in final); QF five times at Pattaya City, Madrid, Eastbourne, Seoul and Moscow; reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; fell in RR stage at Bali (as alternate, went 1-0 in RR and did not qualify for SF).
2008 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Stockholm (l. to Wozniacki in final); QF twice at Portoroz and Forest Hills; reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying once; missed Australian season w/foot injury and withdrew from Indian Wells, Miami, Amelia Island and Charleston w/abdominal strain.
2007 - Another Top 50 season; runner-up at Stockholm (l. to A.Radwanska in final); SF at Portoroz (l. to Golovin); QF at Moscow; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying six times; won one WTA doubles title; broke foot in November (missed start of 2008 to recover).
2006 - Another Top 100 season; reached 3r once and 2r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice.
2005 - First Top 50 season; runner-up at Eastbourne (l. to Clijsters in final); SF at Stockholm (l. to Srebotnik); QF twice, at Strasbourg and Seoul; reached 4r once (Australian Open) and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on January 31 (after Australian Open; rose from No.65 to No.44).
2004 - First Top 100 season; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; made Top 100 debut on February 2 (rose from No.112 to No.97).
2003 - SF at Helsinki (l. to Kostanic Tosic); reached 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. US Open) and in qualifying twice (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played first WTA main draw at Warsaw, falling 1r (as WC into qualifying); fell in qualifying twice; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Played first event of career at ITF/Minsk-BLR, winning doubles title.