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Currently coached by Patricia Tarabini
Both parents are former professional badminton players - now father works at the Federation and mother is coached junior players; brother is a soccer player in Russia. Started playing tennis when she was five after watching cousin play whilst spending summer at her my grandmother's house
Thinks she has a good reading of the game and likes to mix up her shot selection; favorite surface is hard and favorite tournament is the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Did not have a tennis idol when growing up but watched a lot of Justine Henin, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters
Best tennis memories are playing in the Fed Cup for the first time and also the amazing atmosphere when she beat Sloane Stephens in the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the 2019 US Open
Away from the court likes to watch basketball, cook and go shopping; describes her perfect day as spending time with her closest friends; has two dogs; first was given one for her 13th birthday and stays in Moscow with her parents, while the second is a Pomsky called Kobe and travels with her most of the time on tour; loves documentaries and romantic movies; favorite musicians are Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and DJ Khaled

Career Highlights

Winner (3): 2022 - St. Petersburg (w/McNally); 2021 - Portoroz (w/Mihalikova); 2019 - Prague (w/Kuzmova).
Finalist (2): 2021 - Yarra Valley Classic (w/Kuzmova); 2019 - St. Petersburg (w/Kuzmova).

Russian Fed Cup Team, 2017-18, 2020.

Career in Review

2019 - First Top 100 season (finshing No.100); SF at Washington DC (l. to Pegula); QF at Tashkent (l. to Zavatska); reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open Wimbledon) and in qualifying on seven occasions (incl. Roland Garros); won one WTA doubles title; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2018 - Fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying on six occasions (incl. other two majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2017 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times and in qualifying on six occasions (incl. all four majors); won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2016 - Fell 1r on WTA main draw debut at Moscow (l. to Mladenovic) and in qualifying twice; Won four singles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2015 - Fell in qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying on professional debut at Moscow (l. to Monova).