Ksenia Pervak will now play for Kazakhstan, the Russian press reports. The 21-year-old was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia and has residences in Moscow and Berlin. She is currently ranked No. 39 and won her first WTA title this season in Tashkent.
Kazakhstan has recruited a number of pro players from Russia to play for its Davis and Fed Cup teams, including Galina Voskoboeva and Yaroslava Shvedova. There are said to be financial incentives attached to the moves.