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Coached by Vladimir Kruk ... Parents are Alexei and Tatiana; brothers are Ilya and Alexander; also has two chihuahuas (Lucky, Chip) ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is clay ... Started playing at age 6 when family introduced her to the sport ... Speaks Belarusian, Russian and English ... Likes rap, rock, pop and Russian music ... Other interests include hockey, shopping ... Favorite places to visit are Hawaii and Belarus; favorite tournament is Dubai ... Tennis idols growing up were Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati.
Finalist (4): 2013 - Tashkent; 2010 - Ponte Vedra Beach; 2009 - Moscow; 2008 - Memphis.
Winner (8): 2012 - Strasbourg (w/Jans-Ignacik); 2011 - Memphis, Birmingham (both w/Kudryavtseva), New Haven (w/Chuang); 2010 - Beijing (w/Chuang); 2009 - Guangzhou, Tashkent (both w/Poutchek); 2008 - Istanbul (w/Craybas).
Finalist (6): 2016 - Guangzhou (w/Lapko); 2014 - Monterrey (w/Babos); 2013 - Tashkent (w/Minella); 2012 - Memphis (w/Dushevina); 2011 - College Park (w/Kudryavtseva); 2008 - Charleston (w/Gallovits-Hall).
Belarusian Fed Cup Team, 2008-12, 2014-17; Belarusian Olympic Team, 2008.
Career in Review
2019 – Finished the season inside the Top 200 for the first time since 2016, ending at No.194. Contested one WTA main draw at Tashkent. Fell in WTA qualifying three times. Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2018 – Contested one WTA main draw at Quebec City and felling in WTA qualifying once at US Open.
2017 – Fell in WTA qualifying three times. Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2016 – Contested WTA main draw 11 times, with best result being 2r runs at Acapulco and Guangzhou. Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2015 - Seventh Top 100 season in last nine years (finishing No.69); reached 4r once (Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. US Open and Nottingham - l. to Niculescu 26 75 75; held 5mp in second set, 3mp at 5-3 and 2mp at 5-4); fell 1r six times and in qualifying four times (incl. other two majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - QF at Tashkent (l. to Knapp); reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times.
2013 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Tashkent (l. to Jovanovski in final); QF at Stanford; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open and Roland Garros - l. to Bartoli 76(8) 46 75; held 2mp at 5-3 third set) and in qualifying six times.
2012 - Another Top 100 season; QF twice at Barcelona and New Haven; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r six times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Beijing - l. to Paszek 75 06 76(6); held mp at 6-5 in third set tie-breaK) and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; struggled throughout season w/illness (retired in Bastad 1r, withdrew from Baku, retired in Guangzhou 2r and withdrew from Osaka).
2011 - QF at Monterrey; reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 14 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying seven times; won three WTA doubles titles; retired in Wimbledon 1r w/left ankle injury.
2010 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Wozniacki in final); reached 3r once and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 16 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.
2009 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Moscow (l. to Schiavone in final); SF at Tashkent (l. to Peer); QF four times at Brisbane, 's-Hertogenbosch, Palermo and Istanbul; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r nine times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; won two WTA doubles titles.
2008 - Another Top 50 season; runner-up at Memphis (l. to Davenport in final); QF at Istanbul; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r 11 times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other two majors, Olympics) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.
2007 - First Top 50 season; SF at Tashkent (l. to Parmentier); QF three times at Cincinnati, Stanford and Québec City; reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying twice; made Top 100 debut on July 23 (after Cincinnati; rose from No.107 to No.100) and Top 50 debut on October 15 (rose from No.51 to No.50); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, falling 1r; fell in qualifying once.
2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Played first WTA qualifying at Tashkent.
2003 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Belarus.