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Coached by Roberto Antonini ... Mother is Aida Aubelova; sister is Alisa ... Started playing tennis at age 6 ... Mainly based in Guangzhou, China; lived in Czech Republic from age 5 to 12 ... Studying psychology at university via correspondence ... Hobbies include listening to music, playing chess, watching films, shopping and swimming ... Tennis idols growing up were Martina Hingis, Justine Henin and Serena Williams.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (1): 2017 - Tokyo [Japan Open].
Finalist (1): 2014 - Osaka.

ADDITIONAL
Kazakh Fed Cup Team, 2009-11, 2015-16, 2018-20.

Career in Review

2019 - Third consecutive Top 100 season (finishing No.78); QF at Washington DC (l. to Giorgi); reached 2r five times (Incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (Incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2018 - Second consecutive Top 100 season (finishing No,91); QF three times at Shenzhen (l. to Sharapova), Strasbourg (l. to Pavlyuchenkova) and Hiroshima (l. to Zhang); reached 4r once, 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying twice.

2017 - Made a successful return from wrist surgery in 2016, winning the Tokyo International (d. Kato in F) along with a pair of ITF titles, propelling her to a year-end ranking of No.66. Giving her three Top 100 finishes in her last four seasons.

2016 - Reached 3r once and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and in qualifying once; missed second half of the season after undergoing wrist surgery in July.

2015 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.52); QF twice at Shenzhen and Hobart; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Nottingham - l. to Vickery 46 76(5) 61; held 6mp in second set - 3mp at 5-4, 3mp at 6-5); fell 1r 13 times (incl. US Open); set career-high No.31 on January 12 (after Shenzhen).

2014 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.34); runner-up at Osaka (l. to Stosur in final); QF twice at Kuala Lumpur and Strasbourg; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r twice (Australian Open and US Open) and 2r five times; fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying five times; having started season No.163, made Top 100 debut on March 31 (rose from No.105 to No.91) and Top 50 debut on August 18 (rose from No.52 to No.46).

2013 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open).

2010 - QF at Moscow; fell 1r three times and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros).

2009 - QF at Prague; fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Prague; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bratislava 2-SVK.