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Maria Kirilenko Biography

Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko is a Russian professional tennis player who as of August 2012, has reached a career high singles ranking of number 12. Kirilenko was honoured as one of the youngest winners of the Canadian Open and US Open junior tournaments in 2002. By then she had already started participating in WTA events and was slowly moving up the ranks. In 2004, Kirilenko became the runner-up to Nicole Pratt at the AP Tourism Hyderabad Open. She made her Russian debut at the Fed Cup tournament in April 2006. The next year she won her second WTA Tour singles title, defeating unseeded Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine. In 2008, she impressed the crowd by winning the Tier IV event at Estoril and her fourth career WTA title in Barcelona. In 2011, Kirilenko competed at the Hong Kong Tennis Classic and won the Gold Group Championship. At the 2012 Summer Olympics Kirilenko won a bronze medal in Women's Doubles with Nadia Petrova after beating the no. 1 ranked team of Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber.

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Maria Sharapova shines, Venus Williams crashes out at Australian Open
Maria Sharapova shines, Venus Williams crashes out at Australian Open
Sharapova beat her Japanese opponent Nao Hibino to advance to the second round, while Venus suffered a shock ouster.
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10 standout stars of Russian women's tennis
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2014 US Open: Top 5 matches to look forward to on Day 1
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Robson stuns Kirilenko to stop British women wipeout
Robson stuns Kirilenko to stop British women wipeout
Djokovic, Serena cruise, Robson gives Brits boost
Djokovic, Serena cruise, Robson gives Brits boost
Video: Maria Kirilenko distracts Sharapova during rally
Video: Maria Kirilenko distracts Sharapova during rally
Wimbledon 2013: Five first round ladies matches to watch
Wimbledon 2013: Five first round ladies matches to watch
Easy day for Li Na, Tomic gets welcome boost
Easy day for Li Na, Tomic gets welcome boost
French Open 2013: Ladies quarter-finals Preview
French Open 2013: Ladies quarter-finals Preview
French Open: Kirilenko reaches quarters
French Open: Kirilenko reaches quarters
French Open Day 7: Tracking the progress of seeded players (Women’s singles)
French Open Day 7: Tracking the progress of seeded players (Women’s singles)
French Open 2013 – Women’s Draw Analysis
French Open 2013 – Women’s Draw Analysis
My time has come, feels Russian tennis players Kirilenko
My time has come, feels Russian tennis players Kirilenko
Serena eases into Madrid Quarter-finals
Serena eases into Madrid Quarter-finals
Russia edge thriller against Slovakia to reach Fed Cup final
Russia edge thriller against Slovakia to reach Fed Cup final
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