|Birthplace||St Petersburg, Russia|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Tournament Entry Ranking||27|
|Highest Singles Ranking||2, September 2007|
|Career Singles Titles||13|
The two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No2 Svetlana Kuznetsova has a total of
13 career singles titles and 14 doubles titles to her credit. Although 2010 wasn’t her best year as a result of illness and injury.
She still won the title at San Diego beating the likes of Yanina Wickmayer, Flavia Pennetta and Agineszka Radwanska.
There was also a semifinals appearance at Montreal and fourth rounds at the Australian and US Opens. Unfortunately illness forced to her to end her year earlier than usual to recover fully and prepare for the new year.
The 25-year-old first came to the attention of the world in 2003 when she reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. However it was the following year that she really hit the headlines winning the 2004 US Open beating Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals and Elena Dementieva in the final.
Her second Grand Slam title was in 2009 at Roland Garros as the seventh seed where she defeated second seed Serena Williams in the quarters and Dinara Safina in the final.
There have also been two finals appearances in Grand Slams – Roland Garros 2006 and US Open 2007. In total Kuznetsova has made the quarterfinals or better of Grand Slams on 11 occasions.
Throughout her career she has accumulated over US$15million in career prizemoney some of this from doubles where she teamed with Alicia Molik to win the Australian Open title in 2005 and has been runner up in doubles at the 2003 and 2004 US Open, Roland Garros and Australian Open in 2004 and made the final at Wimbledon in 2005.
Kuznetsova comes from a sporting background with her father, Alexandr Kuznetsov the cycling coach of six Olympic champions and world champions and now coach of Lokomotiv (best cycling club in Russia). He also coached Svetlana's mother, Galina Tsareva (six-time world champion and holder of 20 world records) and Svetlana's brother, Nikolai Kuznetsov (silver medalist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics).
Kuznetsova also tried cycling in her early years, but it did not suit her and instead she moved to Spain when she was 13 years-old for better training and coaching also leading her to speak fluent Spanish.