28 Facts About Vera Dushevina


Vera Yevgenyevna Dushevina is a Russian former professional tennis player.


Vera Dushevina won one singles title and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour.


Vera Dushevina then won her first professional title at the ITF event in Innsbruck, Austria coming through the qualifying draw and defeating Melinda Czink in the final.


Vera Dushevina then played her first Grand Slam main-draw match after qualifying but she lost to Ashley Harkleroad in the first round, in straight sets.


Vera Dushevina began her 2005 campaign by losing in the first round at the Canberra Women's Classic to Anna-Lena Gronefeld.


Vera Dushevina then lost four straight matches in the second round of the Miami Open and the first rounds of Amelia Island, Warsaw and Berlin.


Vera Dushevina reached her first WTA Tour singles final at the Eastbourne International as a qualifier where she finished runner-up to former world No 1, Kim Clijsters.


Vera Dushevina then bounced back to reach the semifinals of the Nordic Light Open, losing to Katarina Srebotnik in two.


Vera Dushevina reached the second round of the Connecticut Open losing to Elena Dementieva.


Vera Dushevina then suffered back-to-back to losses to Shahar Pe'er at the second round of the US Open and first round of the China Open.


Vera Dushevina reached the second rounds of the Auckland Open and the International Women's Hardcourts losing to top-ten players Nadia Petrova and Justine Henin, respectively.


Vera Dushevina then fell in the first round of the Australian Open to Catalina Castano in straight sets, and fell in the second rounds of the WTA indoor event in Paris and the Dubai Tennis Championships to then-world No 2, Amelie Mauresmo, and then-world No 4, Maria Sharapova, respectively.


Vera Dushevina suffered a back-to-back first-round loss at the Qatar Open and Miami Open.


Vera Dushevina then suffered four consecutive second-round exits at the German Open and French Open to then-world No 1 Amelie Mauresmo, at the Italian Open to Patty Schnyder, and the Eastbourne International to Anna-Lena Gronefeld.


Vera Dushevina then fell five consecutive first-round main-draw matches, at Wimbledon, at the LA Championships, Rogers Cup, US Open, and the China Open.


Vera Dushevina reached the second rounds of the Korea Open and Japan Open, and then suffered back-to-back main-draw match to compatriot Vera Zvonareva at the Kremlin Cup and Hasselt Cup.


Vera Dushevina reached the final of the Stockholm event again in 2007, losing to Caroline Wozniacki.


Vera Dushevina has won one doubles title, the Warsaw Open, playing with Tatiana Perebiynis in 2007.


Vera Dushevina was a part of the winning Russian team in the 2005 Fed Cup, winning doubles ties in the quarterfinals and semifinals partnering Dinara Safina.


Vera Dushevina began writing a blog for Eurosport about her time on the tour in 2009.


Vera Dushevina started 2010 by qualifying for the Sydney International where she reached the quarterfinals with wins over Casey Dellacqua and Elena Vesnina, but lost to then world No 1, Serena Williams, in the quarterfinals.


Vera Dushevina then fell in the first rounds of the Dubai Tennis Championships and Miami Open and the second round of the Indian Wells Open.


Vera Dushevina then fell in the first rounds of the French Open and Eastbourne International.


Vera Dushevina then fell in the qualifying rounds of Rogers Cup and Connecticut Open.


Vera Dushevina then reached the third round of the China Open as a qualifier losing to Francesca Schiavone.


Vera Dushevina started 2011 by losing in the qualifying draw of the Sydney International.


Vera Dushevina fell in the first rounds of Paris and Dubai.


Vera Dushevina said she would like to concentrate on coaching.