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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Daughter of Olympic cyclists, she is a supreme athlete and hits as hard as anybody on the tour, especially on serve.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 19:10 IST

Age: 21

Country: Russia

Lives: St Petersburg

Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Seed: 5

Grand Slam titles: One (U.S. Open 2004)

Record at Wimbledon: 2005- quarter-final, 2004-first round, 2003-quarter-final

Shot to fame by winning the U.S. Open in 2004.

Daughter of Olympic cyclists, she is a supreme athlete and hits as hard as anybody on the tour, especially on serve.

Has a tendency to tighten up at crucial moments, as against Henin-Hardenne at Roland Garros where she squandered matchpoints before losing in the fourth round.

Still young, however, and probably the best bet for a Russian winner at Wimbledon this year.