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Coached by Oscar Hernandez ... Father, Viktor, used to work in international relations for a nuclear power plant (now retired); mother, Larisa, is an economist; older sister, Oxana, is lawyer ... Started playing tennis at age 6 when parents introduced her to the sport ... Moved to Kiev at age 17 ... Studied at Physical Education & Sports in Ukraine for 1.5 years (no longer studying; hopes to return one day) ... Favorite shot is backhand ... Best tennis memory is 2013 Australian Open ... Admires Martina Hingis for her playing style; also liked watching Yevgeny Kafelnikov ... Speaks Russian, Ukrainian and English ... Enjoys watching sports, playing pool and hanging out with friends ... Favorite city is Kiev; favorite tournaments are Australian Open, Wimbledon and Madrid.
Winner (4): 2018 - Acapulco; 2017 - Acapulco; 2016 - Guangzhou; 2015 - Istanbul.
Finalist (1): 2019 - Brisbane.
Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2011-13, 2015-18.
Career in Review
2019 - Ended 2019 ranked No.70, down from No.27 in 2018, however did post new career-high ranking last season of No.23 on February 18. Kicked off season in strong fashion by reaching final of Brisbane (l. Ka.Pliskova), her first final at WTA Premier level. Defeat of No.5 Osaka en route to Brisbane final was second win over a Top 5 player, after upsetting No.2 Wozniacki at 2018 US Open. Was previously 0-9 vs. Top 5 players prior to these two wins.
2018 - Posted first Top 30 season (finishing at No.27); won one WTA title at Acapulco (d. Voegele in final); SF at Hobart (l. to Buzarnescu); QF three times at Birmingham (l. to Strycova), Cincinnati (l. to Halep) and US Open (l. to Osaka); reached 4r once at Roland Garros and 2r six times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r right times.
2017 – Reached a career-high No.29 rank before finishing at No.42 to end the year; Won third career title in Acapulco as the seven seed (d. Mladenovic in F); reached SF in Hobart before withdrawing due to viral illness; also reached SF in ‘S-Hertogenbosch (l. Kontaveit) beating No.13 Mladenovic in QF, the highest of seven Top-50 wins over the season; made QF appearances in Stanford and Moscow; reached 3r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon to go along with a pair of 1r exits at Australian and US Opens.
2016 – Fourth straight Top 100 season (finished ranked No.58); won second singles title at Guangzhou; QF twice at Tashkent (l. to Hibino) and Nürnberg (l. to Goerges); achieved best Grand Slam result by reaching R16 at US Open (l. to Vinci); reached 3r at Indian Wells; 2r five times (incl. Miami); fell 1r eleven times (incl. Australian Open, Madrid, Roland Garros and Wimbledon).
2015 - Breakthrough near-Top 30 season (finishing No.33); won one WTA title at Istanbul (d. U.Radwanska in final); SF twice at New Haven (l. to Safarova) and Moscow (l. to Kuznetsova); QF twice at Indian Wells (ret. vs. Jankovic w/right ankle injury) and Toronto (l. to Errani); reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; made Top 50 debut on July 27 (after Istanbul; rose from No.71 to No.47) and set career-high No.33 on October 26 (after Moscow).
2014 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.96); SF at Tashkent (l. to Knapp); reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros).
2013 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.70); SF at Brisbane (l. to Pavlyuchenkova); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Halep); reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice.
2012 - QF at Memphis (l. to Arvidsson); reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying nine times; made Top 100 debut on May 28 (rose from No.105 to No.94).
2011 - Reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, falling 1r; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.