Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is an explosive, emotional, all-court player who has claimed 13 singles and 15 doubles titles. Kuznetsova had never made it past the quarters of a Grand Slam before the 2004 U.S. Open, when she defeated Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals and Elena Dementieva in the all-Russian final to win the title at age 19. Kuznetsova was at the time the lowest-seeded woman (No. 9) in Open Era history to win the U.S. Open (that record was surpassed in 2009 by Kim Clijsters, who won the title as a wild card). Kuznetsova lost to Justine Henin in the finals of the 2006 French Open and 2007 U.S. Open. At the 2009 French Open, Kuznetsova defeated Serena Williams in the quarterfinals and Dinara Safina in the final to win her second career Grand Slam singles title and improve her record in major finals to 2-2. She has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open three times and the quarters of Wimbledon three times. At the 2012 Australian Open, Kuznetsova partnered Vera Zvonareva to win her second Grand Slam doubles title—seven years after she paired with Alicia Molik to win the 2005 Australian Open doubles title. She achieved a career-high ranking of No. 2 in 2007 and has represented Russia in two Olympic Games and several Fed Cup ties. Kuznetsova has an elite athletic pedigree: her mother is a former champion cyclist, her father is an elite cycling coach, and her brother is an Olympic silver medalist in cycling.
Svetlana Kuznetsova Tournament History
2014: Washington, D.C.
2010: San Diego
2009: Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Beijing
2007: New Haven
2006: Miami, Bali, Beijing
2004: Eastbourne, US Open, Bali
2002: Helsinki, Bali;
2012: Australian Open
2005: Australian Open, Miami
2004: Gold Coast, Doha
2003: Gold Coast, Dubai, Rome, Toronto, Leipzig
2002: Sopot, Helsinki, Tokyo