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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova at the 2009 US Open
Personal information
NameSvetlana Kuznetsova
Светла́на Кузнецо́ва
ResidenceSaint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$15,935,608
Career record443 196
Career titles13 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 2 (September 10, 2007)
Current rankingNo. 21 (October 10, 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenQF (2005, 2009)
French OpenW (2009)
WimbledonQF (2003, 2005, 2007)
US OpenW (2004)
Major tournaments
WTA ChampionshipsRR (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Career record209 87
Career titles14 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 3 (June 7, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2005)
French OpenF (2004)
WimbledonF (2005)
US OpenF (2003, 2004)
Major doubles tournaments
[[WTA Tour Championships|WTA Championships]SF (2003, 2004)
Olympic GamesQF (2008)

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Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (); born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and as of October 10, 2011 ranked No. 21 in the WTA singles and No. 90 in the doubles ranking. Kuznetsova has appeared in four singles Grand Slam finals, winning two, and has also appeared in six doubles finals, winning once. She has qualified five times for the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships but has never qualified for the semifinals.

Her first Grand Slam title came at the 2004 US Open, making her the third Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, after Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova who won at the 2004 French Open and 2004 Wimbledon tournaments respectively. Kuznetzova's second Grand Slam title was the 2009 French Open, defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinal, Samantha Stosur in the semifinal, and compatriot Dinara Safina in the final in straight sets. At the 2006 French Open and the 2007 US Open singles tournament she was the runner-up, both times to Belgian player Justine Henin. As a result, Kuznetsova obtained her new WTA ranking of No. 2, her best to that date. Kuznetsova has won a total of 13 WTA and 1 ITF singles titles and 14 WTA doubles titles to date and US$15,935,608 in prize money, making her the second top Russian earner on court and number 11 of all female tennis players to date and No. 5 of active players, after only Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, and Maria Sharapova respectively.

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