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Father is Melik (runs small business); mother is Ludmila (hairdresser); sister is Ekaterina (student and volleyball player); introduced to tennis at age 5 by father
Born and raised in Moscow; currently lives and trains in Moscow
Favorite surface is hard; favorite shots are serve, forehand and backhand; tennis idols growing up were Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer; watched Wimbledon for the first time at 10 years old and remembers Sharapova winning the title
Enjoys dancing at clubs, reading and spending time with family
Favorite tournament is Australian Open
Long-term goal is to win Wimbledon
Winner (2): 2018 - Tashkent; 2015 - Baku.
Finalist (1): 2021 - St. Petersburg.
Winner (4): 2019 - St. Petersburg (w/Makarova); 2016 - Prague (w/Sestini Hlavackova); 2015 - Baku, Tashkent (both w/Panova).
Finalist (2): 2019 - Bronx (w/Niculescu); 2014 - Tashkent (w/Panova).
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2013, 2016, 2019.
Career in Review
2019 - Second Top 100 season (finishing No.87); SF at Istanbul (l. to Martic); QF at Luxembourg (l. to Blinkova); reached 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title.
2018 - Near-Top 100 season (finishing No.105); won one WTA title at Tashkent (d. Potapova in final); QF twice at Linz (l. to Giorgi) and Luxembourg (l. to Yastremska); reached 2r twice; fell 1r one (US Open) and in qualifying once.
2017 - After being away for 15 months due to knee injury, made comeback at Moscow, falling in qualifying.
2016 - Reached 4r at Australian Open (l. to S.Williams); reached 2r five times; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon).
2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.62); won one WTA title at Baku (d. Tig in final); QF twice at Linz and Moscow; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Istanbul - l. to Pironkova 06 76(4) 76(3); held 2mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); made Top 100 debut on August 3 (after Baku; rose from No.112 to No.71); won two WTA doubles titles; also won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Moscow); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Played first WTA main draw at Moscow, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won four singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Moscow).
2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow.