98 Facts About Svetlana Kuznetsova

1. Svetlana Kuznetsova appeared in video games Top Spin 2, Top Spin 3, Virtua Tennis 2009 and Virtua Tennis 4 as a playable character.

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2. Svetlana Kuznetsova's debuted with the new apparel at the 2012 Australian Open alongside fellow Fila player Kim Clijsters.

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3. Svetlana Kuznetsova extended her long standing endorsement agreements with the sport brand Fila on 13 January 2012.

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4. Svetlana Kuznetsova's is capable of producing effective volley winners providing an agile touch.

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5. Svetlana Kuznetsova's was coached for a short period by Loic Courteau after trying unsuccessfully to convince Mauresmo to coach her.

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6. Svetlana Kuznetsova received training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain from the age of 14 and was coached under direction of club president Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal.

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7. Svetlana Kuznetsova's played against China in the quarterfinal and won in the singles over opponent Yan Zi, and in the doubles, together with Dementieva, over Sun Tiantian and Yan Zi, after losing the first set.

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8. In contrast, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost the doubles competition with partner Elena Vesnina, beaten by Liezel Huber and Vania King.

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9. Svetlana Kuznetsova's rejoined in 2007 and defeated Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarterfinal.

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10. Svetlana Kuznetsova joined team Russia in 2004 in the doubles and singles competition.

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11. In 2015, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Radwanska again in the opening match of Fed Cup tie between Russia and Poland.

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12. Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Henin for the second time in the finals of the 2007 Qatar Telecom German Open tournament in Berlin in three sets, becoming the second-to-last person to do so in 2007.

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13. Svetlana Kuznetsova earned her first win over the Belgian at the semifinals of the 2004 Total Qatar Open, where she went on to lose in the final to Anastasia Myskina.

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14. Svetlana Kuznetsova's reached a quarterfinal only once in an International event in Istanbul.

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15. Svetlana Kuznetsova's was beaten by Muguruza in Cincinnati, but now in three tight sets.

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16. Svetlana Kuznetsova's reached the quarterfinals of Eastbourne, losing to Pliskova in three sets.

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17. At the French Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova defended her points as she went to the fourth round, losing there to Wozniacki.

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18. Svetlana Kuznetsova's lost in the second round of the Sydney Open to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in two straight sets.

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19. Svetlana Kuznetsova's defeated Misaki Doi but lost to yet another Singapore Contender Madison Keys in the third round.

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20. At the China Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova received a bye into the second round due to her impressive performance at Wuhan.

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21. Svetlana Kuznetsova rebounded at the Wuhan Open, reaching the semifinals which boosted her hopes to qualify for the WTA Finals for the first time since 2009.

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22. Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the 3rd round in singles and the quarterfinal in doubles.

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23. Svetlana Kuznetsova qualified to the 2016 Summer Olympics in singles and doubles.

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24. On 15 April, Svetlana Kuznetsova replaced Sharapova from the top position among Russian players, the first time since 2011.

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25. The last time Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated a world No 1 player was at the 2009 Roland Garros final.

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26. At the BNP Paribas Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded 16th and received a bye into the second round.

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27. Svetlana Kuznetsova's eventually received her first trophy this season at the Kremlin Cup with a straight sets victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final, becoming the 15th title in her career.

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28. Svetlana Kuznetsova's reached the second round of Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.

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29. Svetlana Kuznetsova's started the clay season at the International tournament Prague Open, where she lost to 98th-ranked Zhang Shuai, but renewed herself at the Madrid Open, where she reached her 35th final.

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30. Svetlana Kuznetsova scored her first win of the year at the Fed Cup, where she defeated world No 8 Agnieszka Radwanska.

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31. Svetlana Kuznetsova's lost her opening match again at Melbourne, losing to Caroline Garcia.

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32. At the Sony Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset in her first match by 17-year-old Croat Donna Vekic in straight sets after receiving a first round bye.

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33. Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to Petra Kvitova in three sets in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open.

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34. At the first round of PTT Pattaya Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Zhang Shuai to record her 500th career victory.

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35. Svetlana Kuznetsova's had defeated 22nd-seed and compatriot Ekaterina Makarova and German sixth seed Angelique Kerber en route.

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36. The second set which Svetlana Kuznetsova won was the only one dropped by Williams during the tournament.

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37. At the French Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her second consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, where she lost to world No 1 and eventual champion Serena Williams in three sets.

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38. Svetlana Kuznetsova's matched her 2012 performance by reaching the third round, defeating former champion Jelena Jankovic in the second round before losing to Marion Bartoli in the third.

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39. Svetlana Kuznetsova began her comeback at Sydney, where she had to qualify to enter the main draw.

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40. Svetlana Kuznetsova began her season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she reached the semifinal, losing in three sets to Chinese Zheng Jie.

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41. Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the fourth round of the US Open in which she lost to top-seeded Wozniacki.

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42. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the defending champion at the Mercury Insurance Open, but withdrew due to a groin strain.

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43. Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded 13th at the French Open singles event where she lost against Marion Bartoli in the quarterfinal, her first in a Grand Slam tournament since 2009.

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44. Svetlana Kuznetsova's failed to reach the second round in both the Madrid Open and Internationali BNL d'Italia, losing to Dominika Cibulkova and Greta Arn respectively.

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45. Svetlana Kuznetsova's succeeded to move to the semifinal where she lost against qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu.

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46. Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded second at the 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience after receiving a wildcard.

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47. At the doubles event, Svetlana Kuznetsova teamed up with Vera Zvonareva.

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48. Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded 23rd at the Australian Open where she lost in the fourth round to Francesca Schiavone, squandering six match points in the final set.

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49. Svetlana Kuznetsova's finished the year ranked world No 27, her lowest since 2003.

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50. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the 10th seed at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, but lost to Petkovic in the second round.

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51. Svetlana Kuznetsova's defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm, Anastasija Sevastova, and 23rd seed Kirilenko before falling in the fourth round to unseeded Cibulkova.

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52. At the Rogers Cup, Svetlana Kuznetsova made it to the semifinals before falling to Caroline Wozniacki in two sets.

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53. Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, losing to Ekaterina Makarova.

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54. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the defending champion at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, but fell to Li Na in the second round, after defeating Srebotnik.

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55. Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded second for the Dubai Tennis Championships but fell in a third round upset to qualifier and No 99 ranked Regina Kulikova.

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56. Svetlana Kuznetsova's advanced to the fourth round, losing to 19th seeded Petrova.

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57. Svetlana Kuznetsova's pulled out of the LA Women's Tennis Championships, citing a foot injury.

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58. Svetlana Kuznetsova's defeated world No 1 Safina to win her first singles title since August 2007.

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59. Svetlana Kuznetsova's broke her losing streak at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, reaching the semifinals, losing to Victoria Azarenka.

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60. At the Australian Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the quarterfinals for the second time in her career, but lost to eventual champion Serena Williams, after being within two points of winning the match in the second set.

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61. Svetlana Kuznetsova finished the year ranked No 8, the only woman in the top ten not to have won a title that year.

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62. Svetlana Kuznetsova's mirrored her earlier performance at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha, losing all three of her matches.

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63. At Wimbledon, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in the fourth round to Agnieszka Radwanska, after leading by a break in the third and final set.

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64. Svetlana Kuznetsova made her second final of the season in Dubai, defeating former world No 1 Mauresmo in the quarterfinals and world No 4 Jankovic in the semifinals.

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65. At the Australian Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova was seeded second, but fell in the third round to 29th seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

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66. Svetlana Kuznetsova began the season by reaching the final at the Medibank International in Sydney, losing to world No 1 Henin in the final set.

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67. Svetlana Kuznetsova's finished the season as world No 2 and as the highest-ranked Russian player for the first time.

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68. At the US Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated sixth seed Anna Chakvetadze in the semifinals to advance to her third Grand Slam final.

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69. Svetlana Kuznetsova's made the final of another Tier I tournament, at the Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin, after defeating world No 1 Henin for only the second time in the semifinals.

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70. Svetlana Kuznetsova's was seed 1st and made the final of the Tier I Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, but lost to Hantuchova in straight sets.

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71. Svetlana Kuznetsova began the year by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to 16th seed Israeli Shahar Pe'er.

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72. At the US Open Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in the fourth round to 19th seed Jelena Jankovic.

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73. Svetlana Kuznetsova reached only the third round at Wimbledon, losing to 27th seed Li Na.

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74. At the French Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the quarterfinals for the first time, where she defeated 14th seed Dinara Safina.

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75. Svetlana Kuznetsova started her season at the Australian Open and reached the fourth round before losing there to top seed Davenport.

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76. At Wimbledon, Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the quarterfinals for the second time before losing to top seed Davenport.

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77. At the French Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost again to eventual champion Henin in a tightly contested fourth round match, having wasted a match point in the third set.

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78. Svetlana Kuznetsova teamed with Australian Alicia Molik to win her first Grand Slam doubles title, defeating Davenport and Corina Morariu.

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79. Svetlana Kuznetsova began the year by reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, losing to fourth seed Sharapova in three sets.

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80. Svetlana Kuznetsova continued her success by winning the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali, Indonesia defeating Marlene Weingartner in the final.

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81. Svetlana Kuznetsova won her third title at the Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne, defeating Hantuchova in the final in three sets.

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82. Svetlana Kuznetsova climbed to No 11 by the time of the French Open.

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83. Svetlana Kuznetsova's reached her second Grand Slam doubles final with new partner Elena Likhovtseva before losing to Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez.

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84. Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the third round of the singles competition at the Australian Open before losing to top seed Justine Henin.

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85. Svetlana Kuznetsova's finished the 2003 season as world No 36.

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86. At the US Open singles tournament, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in the third round to top seed Kim Clijsters.

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87. Svetlana Kuznetsova paired with Australian Todd Woodbridge in the mixed doubles, but lost against Leos Friedl and Liezel Huber in the quarterfinal.

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88. Svetlana Kuznetsova participated at Wimbledon, where in the fourth round, she defeated wildcard Maria Sharapova to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, losing to third seed Justine Henin.

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89. Svetlana Kuznetsova paired with Navratilova in the doubles match, but lost to Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama in three sets in the quarterfinal.

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90. Svetlana Kuznetsova's was unsuccessful with Jared Palmer in the mixed doubles, losing to Nadia Petrova and Paul Haarhuis in the round of 16.

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91. Svetlana Kuznetsova finished the 2002 season as world No 43 in singles.

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92. Svetlana Kuznetsova made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam at the 2002 Australian Open, where, as a qualifier, she reached the second round before losing to 16th seed Iroda Tulyaganova.

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93. Svetlana Kuznetsova began playing in tournaments on the ITF Circuit in 2000, winning her first title on the circuit in April 2001.

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94. Svetlana Kuznetsova's has won a total of 18 WTA singles and 16 WTA doubles titles to date.

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95. Svetlana Kuznetsova played various times mixed doubles at Grand Slams, most prominently in 2003, but never went beyond the quarterfinals.

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96. Svetlana Kuznetsova's won the Australian Open twice in doubles, in 2005 alongside Alicia Molik and in 2012 partnering Vera Zvonareva.

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97. Since the 2010 season, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost her top 10 position and even dropped down to a year-end ranking of 72 in 2012, until recovering in 2016, when she progressed to the top ten and reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals, her best result in that tournament to date.

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98. Svetlana Kuznetsova has appeared in four Grand Slam singles finals, winning two, and has appeared in seven doubles finals, winning twice.

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