Alexandra Panova is a professional Russian tennis player whose highest career WTA singles ranking is 109 as recorded on 30 January 2012. Her career high in doubles is 71, which she reached on 19 September 2011. In 2009, Panova entered the Australian Open women's qualifying singles unseeded and made it to the qualifying third round before losing to unseeded Julia Schruff of Germany. In August 2011, Panova made her grand slam debut at the US Open by coming through qualifying. In the first round she faced the 8th Seed, Marion Bartoli, a match that she ended up losing. In February Panova made it to her first WTA final at the 2012 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas, upsetting the 5th seed Gisela Dulko along the way. She lost to Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino in the final, but won the doubles championship. She then proceeded to win her second doubles title of the year at the 2012 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
Lesia Tsurenko, Urszula Radwanska, Olga Govortsova topple seeds in Tashkent Open
Qualifier Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, Urszula Radwanska of Poland and last year's finalist Olga Govortsova toppled second seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania, fifth seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia and sixth seeded Misaki Doi to make the last-eight stage of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Tennis Championships being played at the Olympic School Tennis complex here Wednesday.