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Personal

Coached by Oleg Mannapov ... Father is Anatoliy; mother is Elena; brother is Sergey ... Started playing at age 7 when introduced to the sport by her dad ... Favorite surfaces are hard and clay ... Favorite shot is drop shot ... After finishing school in 2008, moved from Russia to Germany ... Speaks Russian, English and German ... Enjoys sleeping, driving cars and shopping ... Idolized Martina Hingis growing up.

Career Highlights

DOUBLES
Finalist (1): 2016 - Katowice (w/Ivakhnenko).

Career in Review

2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying seven times (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times.

2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.