Russian female tennis players

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  1. Maria Sharapova
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    Maria Sharapova

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    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова; born 19 April 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player, who is ranked world No. 3 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam and is an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


  2. Anna Kournikova
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    Anna Kournikova

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    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Ку́рникова; born 7 June 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search.


  3. Maria Kirilenko
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    Maria Kirilenko

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    Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko-Stepanova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко; born 25 January 1987) is a Russian tennis player and model. Kirilenko won the 2002 U.S. Open Girls' Singles and won her first WTA Tour title in 2005, defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the China Open. She has reached three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 Australian Open the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and the 2013 French Open. In doubles, she has reached two Grand Slam doubles finals, at the 2011 Australian Open and the 2012 French Open, won the 2012 WTA Tour Championships and was a Bronze Medalist at the 2012 London Olympics. In June 2013, Kirilenko reached her career high ranking of World No. 10.


  4. Elena Dementieva
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    Elena Dementieva

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    Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva (Russian: Еле́на Вячесла́вовна Деме́нтьева, born 15 October 1981) is a retired Russian tennis player. Dementieva won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She won 16 WTA singles titles, reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open and reached seven other Grand Slam semi finals. Dementieva was also part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Fed Cup, won the 2002 WTA Championship doubles with Janette Husárová and was the runner-up in two US Open doubles finals – in 2002 with Husárová and in 2005 with Flavia Pennetta. Dementieva achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 3, which was accomplished on 6 April 2009. She announced her retirement on 29 October 2010, after her final match at the 2010 WTA Tour Championships. Dementieva ended her career ranked World No. 9 and between 2003 and 2010 she only ended one year, in 2007, outside the top 10.


  5. Ekaterina Ivanova
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    Ekaterina Ivanova

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    Ekaterina Lopes (née Ivanova, born December 18, 1987) is a professional Russian tennis player.


  6. Svetlana Kuznetsova
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    Svetlana Kuznetsova

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    Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Russian: Светла́на Алекса́ндровна Кузнецо́ва; born 27 June 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and currently No. 18 in the WTA singles and No. 170 in the doubles ranking. Kuznetsova has appeared in four Grand Slam singles finals, winning two, and has also appeared in seven doubles finals, winning twice. As a doubles player, Kuznetsova has reached the finals of each grand slam at least once, winning the Australian twice. She has qualified five times for the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships but has never qualified for the semifinals.


  7. Vera Zvonareva
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    Vera Zvonareva

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    Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Russian: Ве́ра И́горевна Звонарёва; born 7 September 1984) is a Russian professional tennis player. She was introduced to tennis at the age of six and turned professional in 2000. Her career high is World No. 2 by the WTA. Zvonareva has won twelve WTA Tour singles titles and reached the finals of the 2008 WTA Tour Championships, 2010 Wimbledon Championships, and 2010 US Open. She also was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In doubles, she has won four Grand Slam titles. Two of the titles came in women's doubles, the first one at the 2006 US Open, partnering Nathalie Dechy, and the other at the 2012 Australian Open, partnering Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her other two came in mixed doubles, the first at the 2004 US Open, partnering Bob Bryan, and her second at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Andy Ram.


  8. Dinara Safina
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    Dinara Safina

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    Dinara Mubinovna Safina (Russian: Динара Мубиновна Сафина; Tatar: Динара Мөбин кызы Сафина, Dinara Möbin qızı Safina, born April 27, 1986 in Moscow) is a former World No. 1 Tatar born-Russian professional tennis player.


  9. Anastasia Myskina
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    Anastasia Myskina

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    Anastasiya Andreyevna Myskina (Russian: Анастасия Мыскина; born 8 July 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. She won the 2004 French Open singles title, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam main draw singles title. Subsequent to this victory she rose to number 3 on the WTA ranking, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to reach the top three in the history of the rankings. In September 2004 she reached a career high of No.2, but she has not played professional tennis since 2007, and has stated she does not know whether she will return or not. Injury has prevented her from advancing for the past several years.


  10. Yaroslava Shvedova
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    Yaroslava Shvedova

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    Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12 September 1987 in Moscow) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player.


  11. Nadia Petrova
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    Nadia Petrova

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    Nadezhda Viktorovna Petrova (Russian: Надежда Викторовна Петрова; born June 8, 1982) is a Russian professional tennis player.


  12. Anna Chakvetadze
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    Anna Chakvetadze

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    Anna Djambuliovna Chakvetadze (Russian: Анна Джамбулиевна Чакветадзе; Georgian: ანა ჯამბულის ასული ჩაკვეტაძე; born March 5, 1987) is a retired Russian professional tennis player of Georgian origin. On September 10, 2007, she reached her career-high professional singles ranking of world no. 5. She has won eight WTA singles titles and appeared in the 2007 US Open semifinals. She was also a quarterfinalist at the 2007 Australian Open and the 2007 French Open. She announced her retirement on September 11, 2013, due to a persisting back injury.


  13. Anastasia Pivovarova
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    Anastasia Pivovarova

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    Anastasia Olegovna Pivovarova (Russian: Анастасия Олеговна Пивоварова, born 16 June 1990 in Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.


  14. Alisa Kleybanova
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    Alisa Kleybanova

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    Alisa Mikhaelovna Kleybanova (Russian: Алиса Михайловна Клейбанова, born 15 July 1989) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking to date is World No. 20, achieved in February 2011. Kleybanova has won two WTA singles titles.


  15. Elena Vesnina
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    Elena Vesnina

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    Elena Sergeyevna Vesnina (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Веснина́; born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, on 1 August 1986) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her career-high rank is World No. 21, achieved in July 2013. Vesnina is a two-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open tournaments with Ekaterina Makarova.


  16. Anastasia Rodionova
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    Anastasia Rodionova

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    Anastasia Rodionova (Russian: Анастасия Родионова; born 12 May 1982 in Tambov) is a Russian-born Australian professional tennis player.


  17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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    Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova (Russian: Анастаси́я Серге́евна Павлюче́нкова, born 3 July 1991) is a Russian professional tennis player and a multiple junior Grand Slam champion. Her career-high rank of World No. 13 was achieved on 4 July 2011. From July 2007 to September 2009 she was coached at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France. Since then she has been coached by her brother Aleksandr Pavlyuchenkov and in 2013 Martina Hingis joined her team.


  18. Irina Khromacheva
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    Irina Khromacheva

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    Irina Pavlovna Khromacheva (Russian: Ирина Павловна Хромачева; born 12 May 1995 in Moscow) is a junior Russian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world no. 165, which she reached on 9 July 2012. She peaked at world no. 165 in the doubles rankings on 29 April 2013.


  19. Aleksandra Krunić
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    Aleksandra Krunić

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    Aleksandra Krunić (Serbian Cyrillic: Александра Крунић; born 15 March 1993) is a Russian-born Serbian professional tennis player, who was, as of 20 July 2015, ranked No. 62. Krunić has won six ITF events — five in singles and one in doubles.


  20. Vitalia Diatchenko
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    Vitalia Diatchenko

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    Vitalia Anatolyevna Diatchenko (Russian: Виталия Анатольевна Дьяченко, born 2 August 1990 in Sochi, Russia) is a professional Russian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is No. 71, which she reached on 17 November 2014. Her career high in doubles is No. 60, which she reached on 21 February 2011.


  21. Olga Puchkova
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    Olga Puchkova

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    Olga Alekseyevna Puchkova (also Poutchkova; Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Пучкова; Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Пучкова; born 27 September 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player and model. As a junior she played for Belarus, and is sometimes listed as Belarusian as a professional.


  22. Natalia Medvedeva
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    Natalia Medvedeva

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    Natalia Olegovna Medvedeva (Ukrainian: Наталія Медведєвa, Russian: Наталья Олеговна Медведева, born 15 November 1971 in Kiev) is a former professional Soviet and Ukrainian tennis player.


  23. Alla Kudryavtseva
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    Alla Kudryavtseva

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    Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Russian: Алла Александровна Кудрявцева; born 3 November 1987 in Moscow) is a Russian professional tennis player.


  24. Ekaterina Makarova
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    Ekaterina Makarova

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    Ekaterina Valeryevna Makarova (Russian: Екатери́на Вале́рьевна Мака́рова; born on 7 June 1988) is a Russian professional tennis player and the current Russian No. 2. She achieved her career-high ranking of number 8 on 6 April 2015. Her best Grand Slam singles results have come at the 2014 US Open and the 2015 Australian Open where she reached the semifinals on both occasions. Makarova is a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2012 US Open mixed doubles tournament with Bruno Soares, and the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open with Elena Vesnina.


  25. Elena Likhovtseva
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    Elena Likhovtseva

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    Elena Alexandrovna Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Александровна Лиховцева born 8 September 1975 in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union, now Almaty, Kazakhstan) is a Russian former tennis player. She turned professional in January 1992 at the age of 16.


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