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Mother's name is Alla; father's name is Fedor; has one brother, Max ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by her mother ... Favorite shot is her backhand; favorite surface is hardcourts ... Speaks Belarusian, English and Russian ... Enjoys music (rock, club hip-hop, R&B), seeing friends, surfing, paddle boarding, cooking, comedy and karaoke ...Has a young son named Leo…. Favorite cities are hometown of Minsk and New York City...... Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism on and off of the court.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (21): 2020 - New York [Western & Southern Open]; 2016 - Brisbane, Indian Wells, Miami; 2013 - Australian Open, Doha, Cincinnati; 2012 - Sydney, Australian Open, Doha, Indian Wells, Beijing, Linz; 2011 - Miami, Marbella, Luxembourg; 2010 - Stanford, Moscow; 2009 - Brisbane, Memphis, Miami.
Finalist (18): 2020 - US Open; 2019 - Monterrey; 2015 - Doha; 2014 - Brisbane; 2013 - Rome, Carlsbad, US Open; 2012 - Stuttgart, Madrid, US Open; 2011 - Madrid, WTA Finals; 2010 - Dubai, Eastbourne; 2008 - Gold Coast, Prague; 2007 - Oeiras, Tashkent.

DOUBLES
Winner (8): 2019 - Acapulco (w/S.Zheng), Rome (w/Barty); 2011 - Madrid, Stanford (both w/Kirilenko); 2010 - Cincinnati (w/Kirilenko); 2009 - Memphis (w/Wozniacki), Indian Wells (w/Zvonareva); 2006 - Tashkent (w/Poutchek).
Finalist (11): 2019 - US Open (w/Barty); 2011 - Australian Open, Toronto (both w/Kirilenko); 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Vesnina); 2008 - Australian Open (w/Peer), Amelia Island (w/Vesnina); 2007 - Stanford, San Diego (both w/Chakvetadze), Luxembourg (w/Peer), Moscow (w/Poutchek); 2006 - Memphis (w/Wozniacki).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (3): 2012 - Olympics (w/Mirnyi); 2008 - Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan); 2007 - US Open (w/Mirnyi).
Finalist (1): 2007 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi).

ADDITIONAL
Belarusian Fed Cup Team, 2005, 2007, 2009-11, 2015-16, 2019; Belarusian Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.

Career in Review

2019 - Reached first final in almost three years at 2019 Monterrey (ret. in final vs. Muguruza due to lower leg injury). Also advanced to QF at Acapulco, Stuttgart and Rome. In doubles, last season won titles at Acapulco (w/S.Zheng) and Rome (w/Barty) and was R-Up at US Open (w/Barty); now 8-11 in WTA doubles finals. On February 2, 2019 returned to Top 50 for first time following the birth of her son, Leo.

2018 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.51); SF at Miami (l. to Stephens); QF two times at San Jose (l. to Collins) and Tokyo (l. to Giorgi); reached 3r once (US Open), 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros).

2017 - Reached 4r at Wimbledon (l. to Halep); made return to tennis at Mallorca in June following birth of first child Leo in December 2016, reaching 2r (d. Ozaki, l. Konjuh).

2016 - Seventh Top 20 season (finishing No.13); won three WTA titles at Brisbane (d. Kerber in final), Indian Wells (d. S.Williams in final) and Miami (d. Kuznetsova in final); QF at Australian Open (l. to Kerber); reached 3r once and 2r twice; retired during 1r match against Knapp at Roland Garros subsequently withdrew from Nottingham and on July 15 revealed she was pregnant and would miss the remainder of the season.

2015 - Near-Top 20 season (finishing No.22); runner-up at Doha (l. to Safarova in final); QF three times at Rome (l. to Sharapova), Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams) and US Open (l. to Halep); reached 4r once, 3r six times (incl. Roland Garros and Madrid - l. to S.Williams 76(5) 36 76(1); held 3mp at 6-5 third set) and 2r twice; fell 1r once (Brisbane - l. to Ka.Pliskova 46 76(7) 64; help 2mp in second set - 1mp at 5-4, 1mp at 6-5 in tie-break).

2014 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.32); best results in nine events played were runner-up finish at Brisbane (l. to S.Williams in final) and three QFs (incl. Australian Open - l. to A.Radwanska, US Open - l. to Makarova); reached 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and fell 1r once; had started year at No.2; biggest injury was left foot injury (played just one match in four and a half months between February and mid-June, at Indian Wells, withdrawing from Doha, Miami, Monterrey, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros) but also struggled w/right knee injury (withdrew from Cincinnati) and right foot injury (withdrew from Wuhan, Beijing and Luxembourg).

2013 - Third straight Top 3 season (finishing No.2); won three WTA titles at Australian Open (second Grand Slam title; d. Li in final), Doha (d. S.Williams in final) and Cincinnati (d. S.Williams in final); runner-up three times at Rome (l. to S.Williams in final), Carlsbad (l. to Stosur in final) and US Open (l. to S.Williams in final); SF twice at Brisbane (withdrew prior to match w/toe injury) and Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova); QF once; reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r once (Beijing); fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 1-2); struggled with various injuries throughout season, first right toe injury (withdrew prior to SF match at Brisbane), then right foot injury (withdrew from Dubai), right ankle injury (withdrew prior to QF match at Indian Wells then from Miami and Monterrey), then right knee injury (withdrew prior to 2r match at Wimbledon) and low back injury (withdrew from Toronto).

2012 - First No.1 season; won six WTA titles at Sydney (d. Li in final), Australian Open (first Grand Slam title; d. Sharapova in final), Doha (d. Stosur in final), Indian Wells (d. Sharapova in final), Beijing (d. Sharapova in final) and Linz (d. Goerges in final); runner-up three times at Stuttgart (l. to Sharapova), Madrid (l. to S.Williams) and US Open (l. to S.Williams); SF three times at Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams), Olympics (l. to S.Williams; d. Kirilenko in bronze medal match) and WTA Finals (l. to Sharapova in SF); QF twice; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r once and 2r once; rose to No.1 on January 30 (after Australian Open; rose from No.3 to No.1 - first player ever to skip No.2 to reach No.1 for first time); 26-0 start to the season was best since Hingis in 1997 (37-0).

2011 - First Top 3 season (finishing No.3); won three WTA titles at Miami (d. Sharapova in final), Marbella (d. Begu in final) and Luxembourg (d. Niculescu in final); runner-up twice at Madrid (l. to Kvitova in final) and WTA Finals (l. to Kvitova in final); SF three times at Wimbledon (l. to Kvitova), Toronto (l. to S.Williams) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to A.Radwanska); QF five times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Li); reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r once; made Top 5 debut on April 11 (after Marbella, rose from No.6 to No.5), rose to No.4 on May 9 (after Madrid, rose from No.5 to No.4 - new Belarusian record) and to No.3 on September 12 (after US Open, rose from No.5 to No.3); won two WTA doubles titles.

2010 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.10); won two WTA titles at Stanford (d. Sharapova in final) and Moscow (d. Kirilenko in final); runner-up twice at Dubai (l. to V.Williams in final) and Eastbourne (l. to Makarova in final); SF three times at Sydney (l. to Dementieva), Montréal (ret. vs. Zvonareva w/left foot blister) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Wozniacki); QF twice (incl. Australian Open - l. to S.Williams 46 76(4) 62; led 64 40); reached 4r once, 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. US Open - ret. vs. Dulko w/headache); fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 2-1 in RR); also won one WTA doubles title.

2009 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.7); won first three WTA titles at Brisbane (d. Bartoli in final), Memphis (d. Wozniacki in final) and Miami (d. S.Williams in final); SF twice at Indian Wells (l. to Zvonareva) and Rome (l. to Kuznetsova); QF three times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Safina, Wimbledon - l. to S.Williams); reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r four times; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR; l. to Wozniacki 16 64 75 in second match after holding mp at 5-4 third set); made Top 10 debut on March 23 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.11 to No.10); also won two WTA doubles titles.

2008 - First Top 20 season; runner-up twice at Gold Coast (l. to Li in final) and Prague (l. to Zvonareva in final); SF three times at Berlin (l. to Safina), Montréal (l. to Safina) and Stuttgart (l. to Petrova); QF twice at Los Angeles and Zürich; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r seven times (incl. other three majors, Olympics and Miami - l. to Kuznetsova 16 75 60; held mp at 61 53) and 2r once; fell 1r four times; made Top 20 debut on May 12 (after Berlin; rose from No.26 to No.19); also made doubles Top 10 debut on May 12 (after Berlin; rose from No.12 to No.10); injured left knee in Paris [Indoors] 1r then had surgery (withdrew from Antwerp, Doha and Indian Wells).

2007 - First Top 30 season; runner-up twice at Estoril (l. to Arn 26 61 76(3) in final; held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Tashkent (l. to Parmentier in final); SF at Prague (ret. vs. Morigami w/hip strain); QF three times at Los Angeles, Luxembourg and Moscow; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and 2r once; fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on May 14 (No.55 to No.49); won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at US Open (w/Mirnyi); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tashkent (l. to Sun); reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; made Top 100 debut on July 10 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.101 to No.99); won one WTA doubles title.

2005 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at Kolkata but reaching SF at Guangzhou (l. to Yan); fell in qualifying twice; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Israel, winning one doubles title.