Began playing at age 7 when mother introduced her to the game...Coached by Sergey Alexsandrov...Favorite surface is clay ...Father, Leonid, is a doctor of sciences, who plays recreational tennis; mother, Maria, is an engineer; older sister, Yulia, is a doctor...Most memorable experience was receiving a congratulatory kiss from the president of Belarus...Admires Steffi Graf for her strong character...Likes to visit Milan for its beautiful architecture...Favorite foods are black currants and fish...All-time favorite movie is Braveheart.
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2002 - ITF/Batumi-GEO; 2000 - ITF/Bushey-GBR, ITF/Ortisei-ITA; 1999 - ITF/Istanbul I/TUR, ITF/Minsk-Bel, ITF/Rungsted-DEN; 1998 - ITF/Harkiv-UKR, ITF/Minsk-Bel; 1997 - ITF/Minsk-Bel; 1996 - ITF/Minsk-BEL. Semifinalist (1): 2000 - Pattaya City.Quarterfinalist (2): 2002 - Tashkent, Palermo.DOUBLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Bastad-SWE (w/Antypina), ITF/Torun-POL (w/Savransky), ITF/Les Contamines-FRA (w/Savransky), ITF/Opole-POL (w/Bacsinszky).Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Taranto-ITA (w/Poutchek), ITF/Moscow-RUS (w/Savransky), ITF/Jersey-GBR (w/Liggan).Semifinalist (4): 2004 - Stockholm (w/Muller); 2002 - Doha (w/Vento-Kabchi); 2001 - Tashkent (w/Fokina); 2000 - Tashkent (w/Casoni).ADDITIONALBelarus Fed Cup Team 1999, 2001, 2003.
1996 - First pro title came at ITF/Minsk-BEL, her hometown, at which she swept singles and doubles; successfully defended her singles title three years consecutively2000 - Cracked Top 100 in October; debuted on WTA Tour at Bol by qualifying; d. Boogert 64 64 in 1r before falling to Suarez in 2r 62 64; first Grand Slam event was Wimbledon where she l. to Labat in 1r 63 26 64; enjoyed an outstanding tournament at Pattaya City, upsetting the No. 2 and No. 6 seeds en route to first SF on the WTA Tour2002 - Reached doubles SF at Doha w/Vento-Kabchi; at Taskent, reached second career QF after upsetting No. 7 seed Vaskova 60 64 in 1r and leading qualifier Kalyuzhnaya 61 1-0 when Kalyuzhnaya ret.; qualified for Palermo, then won 1r match and d. No. 7 seed Roesch to reach her third career QF, falling to No. 2 seed Nagyova; won a top-level ITF/Batumi-GEO, her 10th2003 - Reached doubles SF at ITF/Vittel-FRA2004 - As world No.296 qualifier at Tashkent, d. No.211 qualifier Abramovic but l. in 2r to No.49 Marrero; failed to qualify at four other Tour events and Australian Open; reached SF in doubles at Stockholm (w/Muller); reached five ITF Circuit doubles finals, winning one.2005 - Won five ITF Circuit doubles titles, bringing career tally to 19.
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