SVET­LANA KUZNETSOVA

Ocean Drive - - Top Ten Women -

Age: 31 (27.06.1985) Res­i­dence: Moscow, Rus­sia Birth­place: St. Peters­burg, Rus­sia Height: 5‘8 1/2“(173.99 cm) Weight: 161lbs (73 kg) Plays: Right-handed

Kuznetsova’s best year-end rank­ing in seven years came in 2016 when she added two ca­reer ti­tles to her to­tal of 17 and rose from No. 25 in 2015 to No. 9 at the end of last sea­son. She en­ters 2017 with re­newed con­fi­dence af­ter se­cur­ing wins in both Sydney and Moscow to be­gin and end 2016. She ad­vanced to the fi­nals in Mi­ami last year, where she fell to Vic­to­ria Azarenka. Kuznetsova’s fourth round ap­pear­ances in the French and Wim­ble­don were some of her best Grand Slam re­sults since 2014, when she reached the quar­ter­fi­nals at Roland Gar­ros. She saw her third Olympics as a mem­ber of the Rus­sian team and won two rounds in Brazil be­fore drop­ping in the round of 16 in three sets. She will play for a sec­ond ti­tle in Mi­ami, her most re­cent com­ing in 2006.

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