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Father, a former tennis player, introduced her to tennis at age 3...Travels on the Tour with her father Nikolay Fokin and/or her coach...Coached by Igor Volkov, chief coach at a Moscow tennis club...As a baby, favorite toys were tennis balls....Entered tournaments (including international ones) at around age 9...Other sports interests include swimming, football and horseback riding...Hobbies include reading, listening to music and surfing the Internet...Loves animals, especially, dogs...Favorites include the color blue, Rome, ice-cream, Chinese cuisine...Considers herself an optimist and has a good sense of humor.
Winner: 2006 - ITF/Cairo 1-EGY, ITF/Cairo 2-EGY; 2005 - ITF/Giza 3-EGY; 2004 - ITF/Cairo 6-EGY.
Winner: 2006 - ITF/Cairo 2-EGY (w/Gourevitch); 2005 - ITF/Giza 1-EGY, ITF/Giza 2-EGY, ITF/Giza 3-EGY (all w/Gourevitch).
Finalist (1): 2002 - Tashkent (w/Buric).
Semifinalist (3): 2003 - Luxembourg (w/Koryttseva); 2001 - Bol (w/Foretz), Tashkent (w/Ostrovskaya).
Career in Review
1999 - First appeared on Tour Rankings on August 30, 1999, at No. 882
2000 - Qualified for WTA Tour event in Moscow (ranked No. 425), l. to No. 39 Suarez 75 26 62 in 1r; won an ITF Circuit doubles title
2001 - Reached SF in doubles w/Foretz at Bol by upsetting No. 1 seeds Morariu/Sugiyama in QF match 75 63; reached second SF on Tour at Tashkent, w/Ostrovskaya, upsetting No. 4 seeds Bachmann/Lamade in QF match 16 75 64; world No. 258, received a WC entry at Moscow and upset No. 22 Kournikova 62 16 62 in 1r; won three ITF Circuit doubles titles
2002 - Reached first doubles final on WTA Tour in Tashkent w/Buric, falling to No. 2 seeds Poutchek/Perebiynis 75 62
2003 - At Luxembourg, reached career-third WTA Tour doubles SF (first w/Koryttseva) by eliminating No. 3 seeds Gagliardi/Rittner; won three ITF Circuit doubles titlesk and reached final of another
2004 - Reached 2r at Hyderabad as world No.228 (l. to No.53 Bartoli), and failed to qualify for two Tour events, Australian Open and Roland Garros; on ITF Circuit, won $10K ITF/Cairo 6-EGY for first singles title of career (as No.2 seed, d. top seed in final), and reached six doubles finals, winning three.
2005 - Won two ITF Circuit singles titles (bringing career tally to three), and four ITF Circuit doubles titles (bringing career tally to 15).