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Svetlana Kuznetsova: Biography
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Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 27th June, 1985, Svetlana Kuznetsova is one of the most respected and popular stars of the WTA Tour. Having already achieved a career-high ranking of No. 2, this talented and highly-athletic 24-year-old has been touted as a future Number One player and with very good reason.

Since turning professional in 2000, Svetlana has shown the world her tremendous ability by winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2004 US Open and then reaching the finals of the 2006 French Open and 2007 US Open. Then, five years after winning her first Grand Slam, she claimed the 2009 French Open crown. Svetlana is also an Australian Open doubles champion.

Having already won two major singles titles, Svetlana has steadily accumulated approximately US$3,658,841 in prizemoney this year, placing her 3rd on the WTA money leaders list. And with her consistent performances at major tournaments, one can rest soundly knowing that her future finances are in good hands.

Physically fit, mentally tough, and naturally introverted, Svetlana Kuznetsova is guaranteed an audience whenever she plays. Known for her shyness as much as her powerful groundstrokes, Svetlana has won many fans en route to the summit of women's tennis and will undoubtedly continue to do so for many years to come. A truly tenacious young Russian.

 
Did You Know...?
Svetlana likes to stay active away from the tennis court and during the off-season can often be found slicing up the European ski fields on her favourite snowboard.
Snowboarding

 
» Grand Slam Match Tables (2009)

 
2009 Results -- Singles

Trophy 2009 Titles: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, French Open, China Open

2009 Results -- Doubles

Trophy 2009 Titles: Sony Ericsson Open

Medibank International: (Sydney, Australia) [5]
Rd 1:   def   Peng Shuai (CHN)   3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Rd 2:   def   Kaia Kanepi (EST)   6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)
QF:      loss  Ai Sugiyama (JPN)   Walkover

Australian Open: (Melbourne, Australia) [8]
Rd 1:   def   Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)   6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Rd 2:   def   Tatjana Malek (GER)   6-2, 6-2
Rd 3:   def   [31] Alona Bondarenko (UKR)   7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Rd 4:   def   [22] Zheng Jie (CHN)   4-1 (Retired)
QF:      loss  [2] Serena Williams (USA)   7-5, 5-7, 1-6

Federation Cup - Russia v China: (Moscow, Russia) [-]
Day 1:   def   Zi Yan (CHN)   6-2, 6-4
Day 2:   / Dementieva (RUS)   def   Yan / Sun (CHN)   1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Dubai Tennis Championships: (Dubai, UAE) [7]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   loss  [Q] Elena Vesnina (RUS)   4-6, 6-3, 0-6

BNP Paribas Open: (Indian Wells, USA) [6]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   loss  [WC] Urszula Radwanska (POL)   2-6, 6-4, 3-6

Sony Ericsson Open: (Miami, USA) [8]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   def   [Q] Tamira Paszek (AUT)   2-6, 7-5, 6-1
Rd 3:   def   Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)   6-1, 6-4
Rd 4:   def   [24] Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)   6-2, 6-1
QF:      def   [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)   6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-1
SF:      loss  [11] Victoria Azarenka (BLR)   3-6, 6-2, 5-7

Federation Cup Semifinal - Russia v Italy: (Castellaneta Marina, ITA) [-]
Day 1:   loss  Francesca Schiavone (ITA)   6-1, 2-6, 3-6
Day 2:   def   Flavia Pennetta (ITA)   6-0, 6-3

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix: (Stuttgart, GER) [5]
Rd 1:   def   [Q] Andrea Petkovic (GER)   6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Rd 2:   def   Li Na (CHN)   4-6, 6-4, 7-5
QF:      def   Gisela Dulko (ARG)   6-3, 6-2
SF:      def   [2] Elena Dementieva (RUS)   6-4, 6-2
F:        def   [1] Dinara Safina (RUS)   6-4, 6-3 Trophy

Internazionali BNL d'Italia: (Rome, ITA) [7]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   def   Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)   6-3, 6-3
Rd 3:   def   [12] Flavia Pennetta (ITA)   6-3, 3-6, 6-0
QF:      def   [3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB)   6-1, 7-6(7-3)
SF:      def   [6] Victoria Azarenka (BLR)   6-2, 6-4
F:        loss  [1] Dinara Safina (RUS)   3-6, 2-6

Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open: (Madrid, ESP) [6]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   loss  Alona Bondarenko (UKR)   2-6, 3-6

French Open: (Paris, FRA) [7]
Rd 1:  def   [WC] Claire Feuerstein (FRA)   6-1, 6-4
Rd 2:  def   Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)   6-0, 6-2
Rd 3:  def   Melinda Czink (HUN)   6-1, 6-3
Rd 4:  def   [12] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)   6-4, 1-6, 6-1
QF:     def   [2] Serena Williams (USA)   7-6(7-3), 5-7, 7-5
SF:     def   [30] Samantha Stosur (AUS)   6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
F:       def   [1] Dinara Safina (RUS)   6-4, 6-2 Trophy

AEGON International: (Eastbourne, GBR) [2]
Rd 1:   loss  Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)   0-6, 3-6

Wimbledon Championships: (London, GBR) [5]
Rd 1:  def   Akiko Morigami (JPN)   6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Rd 2:  def   Pauline Parmentier (FRA)   6-1, 6-3
Rd 3:  loss  Sabine Lisicki (GER)   2-6, 5-7

Western & Southern Women's Open: (Cincinnati, USA) [6]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   def   Lucie Safarova (CZE)   6-3, 6-7(2-7), 7-6(7-4)
Rd 3:   loss  [WC] Kim Clijsters   4-6, 6-4, 2-6

Rogers Cup: (Toronto, CAN) [6]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   loss  Samantha Stosur (AUS)   4-6, 3-6

Pilot Pen Tennis: (New Haven, USA) [1]
Rd 1:   def   Jie Zheng (CHN)   6-1, 6-7(5-7), 6-4
Rd 2:   def   [Q] Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)   6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7-2)
QF:      loss  [8] Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)   6-7(7-9), 6-2, 3-6

US Open: (New York, USA) [6]
Rd 1:   def   Julia Goerges (GER)   6-3, 6-2
Rd 2:   def   Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)   6-4, 6-2
Rd 3:   def   Shahar Peer (ISR)   7-5, 6-1
Rd 4:   loss  [9] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)   6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)

Toray Pan Pacific Open: (Tokyo, JPN) [5]
Rd 1:   Bye
Rd 2:   loss  [Q] Andrea Petkovic (GER)   5-7, 6-4, 3-6

China Open: (Beijing, CHN) [6]
Rd 1:   def   Jie Zheng (CHN)   7-6(7-3), 7-5
Rd 2:   def   Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)   6-2, 6-1
Rd 3:   def   Alona Bondarenko (UKR)   6-3, 4-6, 6-0
QF:     def   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)   6-3, 6-3
SF:     def   [13] Nadia Petrova (RUS)   6-1, 6-3
F:       def   [12] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)   6-2, 6-4 Trophy

Sony Ericsson Championships: (Doha, QAT) [3]
RR 1:   loss   [2] Serena Williams (USA)   6-7(6-8), 5-7
RR 2:   loss   [7] Venus Williams (USA)   2-6, 7-6(7-3), 4-6
RR 3:   def    [5] Elena Dementieva (RUS)   6-3, 6-2

Medibank International: (Sydney, Australia) [WC] / Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Rd 1:   loss   S. Cirstea (ROU) / V. Dushevina (RUS)   2-6, 6-3, 6-10

Australian Open: (Melbourne, Australia) [-] / Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Rd 1:   loss   [10] S. Williams (USA) / V. Williams (USA)   3-6, 1-6

BNL Paribas Open: (Indian Wells, USA) [WC] / Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Rd 1:   def   [2] A. M. Garrigues (ESP) / V. R. Pascual (ESP)   6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Rd 2:   loss  [WC] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / M. Washington (USA)   2-6, 2-6

Sony Ericsson Open: (Miami, USA) [WC] / Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Rd 1:   def   S. Cirstea (ROU) / C. Wozniacki (DEN)   4-6, 6-4, 10-8
Rd 2:   def   [1] C. Black (ZIM) / L. Huber (USA)   6-4, 4-6, 10-4
QF:      def   [6] N. L. Vives (ESP) / M. J. M. Sanchez (ESP)   5-7, 7-5, 10-6
SF:      def   A.-L. Groenefeld (GER) / P. Schnyder (SUI)   7-6(8-6), 6-3
F:        def   [3] K. Peschke (CZE) / L. Raymond (USA)   4-6, 6-3, 10-3 Trophy

Wimbledon Championships: (London, GBR) [16] / Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Rd 1:   def   T. Malek (GER) / A. Petkovic (GER)   6-3, 6-4
Rd 2:   def   L. Robson (GBR) / G. Stoop (GBR)   6-3, 6-4
Rd 3:   loss  [3] S. Stosur (AUS) / R. Stubbs (AUS)   3-6, 2-6

Rogers Cup: (Toronto, CAN) [WC] / Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Rd 1:   def   J. Husarova (SVK) / A. P. Santonja (ESP)   6-0, 6-4
Rd 2:   loss  [6] N. L. Vives (ESP) / M. J. M. Sanchez (ESP)   3-6, 0-6

Toray Pan Pacific Open: (Tokyo, JPN) [WC] / Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
Rd 1:   loss  [1] C. Black (ZIM) / L. Huber (USA)   5-7, 6-4, 7-10

China Open: (Beijing, CHN) [WC] / Dinara Safina (RUS)
Rd 1:   def   J. Craybas (USA) / A. Glatch (USA)   6-0, 6-0
Rd 2:   loss  [6] A.-L. Groenefeld (GER) / P. Schnyder (SUI)   Walkover

 
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2009 Prizemoney ($US)

27th June, 1985

St. Petersburg (Russia)

Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Moscow (Russia)

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174cm (5' 8.5")

73kg (161 lbs)

Right-handed

Larisa Savchenko-Neiland

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2004 US Open
2009 French Open

$3,658,841

 
Current as at:   End of 2009 season

 

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