Lives: St Petersburg
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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.