Wimbledon 2004 Champion!
2004 WTA Championship Champion!
Date of Birth: April 19, 1987
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia (Siberian Region)
Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
*Travels with father and works with coaches Michael Baroch and Robert Lansdorp
*Started hitting tennis balls at age four
*At six, participated in exhibition in Moscow that featured Martina Navratilova
*Began training at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA, at age nine (which required a two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions and finances)
*Off-Court interests include fashion, singing, jazz dancing and movies (favorite is Pearl Harbor)
*Enjoys reading books in the Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series
*Favors Russian music and food, Russian food (except for Italian bread)
*Says favorite dessert is 'anything.'
*Beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2004 and emerged as champion.
*Beat Serena Williams for the 2004 WTA Championship
*ends the 2004 year at #4 in the world rankings.
Edited by QBall, 05 June 2005 - 12:56 PM.