Monday, August 16, 2010

Vera Dushevina Russian Professional Tennis Player

Vera was born the 6 of October 1986 in Moscow. Her father, Yevgeny is engineer and her mother Elena is teacher.Vera were introduced to tennis at the age of seven by her father.

Vera started to play on the professional tour in 2001 and won an ITF tournament in doubles in Minsk.

In 2002, Vera played mainly on the junior tour and she won Wimbledon Junior and Orange Bowl tournaments. The same year, Vera appear on the WTA ranking and she was 550th on the 29 of july.

In 2003, she played her last tournament in junior tour at Roland Garros and she went in final against Groenfeld but she lost. She won her first ITF tournament in single in Innsbruck (Austria). Vera played in the main draw in Miami and the US Open after she had won in qualification. She went in semi final in Helisinki.

In 2004, Vera went in the top 100 and she stayed until the end of the year. She played a third round in Miami (lost against Dulko) and the US Open (lost against Capriati).

In 2005, Vera finished the year in the top 40. She went in final in Eastbourna after she had beaten Mauresmo. She lost in final against Kim Clijsters. It was the first final for Vera on the WTA Tour. The same year, Vera went in 1/8 final at the Australian Open (her best results in grand slam at the time being). 2005, was also the year when Vera started to play in Fed Cup and Russia won the fed cup against France in Roland Garros. At the end of the year, Vera decided to change the spelling of her family name from Douchevina to Dushevina.

Except tennis, Vera likes soccer and Basket Ball, russian movies. She has two cats. Her favourite cities are Moscou, Paris, Milan and Melbourne.

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