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Coached by Nick Saviano; fitness coach is Andy Hanley ... Father is Alexander; mother is Oksana (deceased, 2013); is an only child ... Began playing at age 5 when introduced by father; moved to Miami to train when she was 10 and won the U12 Orange Bowl in 2004 ... Ranked highly throughout junior, winning doubles titles at Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and The US Open … Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay ... Tennis idol was Vera Zvonareva (as player and person); also a fan of Rafael Nadal ... Finished high school in 2010; took 2015 off from tennis to finish her university education with a masters in sports and health science, graduating with honors ... Speaks Russian and English ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros.
Winner (2): 2013 - Nürnberg (w/Olaru); 2012 - Baku (w/Buryachok).
Finalist (2): 2013 - Shenzhen (w/Buryachok), Katowice (w/Olaru).
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2014.
Career in Review
2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning one singles title and one doubles title.
2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Baku, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying three times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Reached 2r twice; fell in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.