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Personal

Coached by Massimo Ardinghi and mother, Marina ... Father's name is Nikolay; has one brother, Nikita ... Married Cagdas Ulukan in 2015 (formerly Ksenia Palkina) ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surfaces are grass, hard ... Enjoys all tournaments; favorite city is home ... Enjoys watching comedy; favorite author is Den Braun ... Likes spending time with friends and family because tennis doesn't give her enough time to see them.

Career Highlights

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Career in Review

2004 - Made first appearance in Tour qualifying at Tashkent (as WC).

2005 - Fell in Tour qualifying at Tashkent; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played first Tour main draw, reaching QF at Tashkent (as qualifier, l. to top seed Azarenka); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Reached 2r once; fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.