26 Facts About Svetlana Kuznetsova

1. 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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2. Svetlana Kuznetsova's won her first five WTA doubles titles with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

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3. Svetlana Kuznetsova played various times mixed doubles events, most prominently in 2003, but never went beyond the quarterfinals.

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

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

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

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8. 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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9. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Svetlana Kuznetsova recorded her first career win over Serena Williams before losing in the semifinals to Tatiana Golovin.

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

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11. At the Billie Jean King Cup exhibition, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost her match to Williams.

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

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

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14. At Miami, Svetlana Kuznetsova was again unseeded, but she managed to reach the third round, losing to Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.

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

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

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17. 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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18. In Roland Garros, Svetlana Kuznetsova repeated her success in the previous year, climbing to the quarterfinals, before that defeating fifth-seed and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third round.

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

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

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

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

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

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24. Additionally, at the 2007 WTA Tour Championships, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to Ivanovic in three sets on the Serb's 20th birthday.

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

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26. Subsequently, shortly before the start of the 2013 Australian Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova signed a new apparel endorsement deal with Chinese sports apparel brand Qiaodan.

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