CAREER IN REVIEW
2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning one doubles title.
2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Played first two Tour main draws, falling 1r at Kolkata but reaching SF at Guangzhou (l. to Yan); fell in Tour qualifying twice; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2006 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tashkent (l. to Sun); debuted at all four Grand Slams, best result being 3r at US Open (l. to Chakvetadze); made Top 100 debut on July 10 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.101 to No.99); won first Tour doubles title.
2007 - Breakthrough season highlighted by first two Tour singles finals and two Top 10 wins; runner-up twice, at Estoril (l. to Arn 26 61 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Tashkent (l. to Parmentier 75 62; led 5-3 w/3sp in first set); SF at Prague (ret. vs. Morigami w/right hip strain); QF three times, at Los Angeles (l. to Jankovic), Luxembourg (d. No.8 Petrova en route for first Top 10 win; l. to Zvonareva) and Moscow (d. No.4 Sharapova en route for second Top 10 win; l. to Dementieva); reached first Grand Slam 4r at US Open (l. to Kuznetsova); reached 3r at Australian Open and Wimbledon but fell 1r at Roland Garros; made Top 50 debut on May 14 (after Prague; rose from No.55 to No.49), Top 40 debut on August 13 (after Los Angeles; rose from No.42 to No.37) and Top 30 debut on October 15 (after Moscow; rose from No.32 to No.27); won first career Grand Slam title in US Open mixed doubles (w/Mirnyi); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - First Top 20 season, highlighted by runner-up finishes at Gold Coast (l. to Li in 3s in final) and Prague (as No.3 seed, l. to top seed Zvonareva in final); SF three times, at Berlin (d. No.6 seed Chakvetadze en route; l. to No.13 seed and eventual champion Safina), Montréal (as No.11 seed, l. to No.7 seed and eventual champion Safina in 3s) and Stuttgart (d. No.8 seed A.Radwanska and No.4 seed Dementieva en route; l. to Petrova); wins over No.7 Chakvetadze (Berlin), No.10 A.Radwanska and No.4 Dementieva (Stuttgart) were third through fifth career Top 10 wins; QF twice, at Los Angeles (as No.8 seed, l. to No.4 seed and eventual champion Safina) and Zürich (ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/right shoulder injury); reached 4r at Roland Garros (as No.16 seed, l. to No.4 seed Kuznetsova); best results in other 12 events were seven 3r finishes, at Australian Open (as No.26 seed, l. to No.7 seed S.Williams), Miami (as No.25 seed, l. to No.3 seed Kuznetsova 16 75 60; led 61 52 w/mp at 61 53), Charleston (as No.13 seed, l. to No.4 seed Dementieva), Rome (ret. vs. qualifier Pironkova w/left knee injury), Wimbledon (as No.16 seed, l. to No.21 seed Petrova 76(11) 76(4); held 7sp in first set), Olympics (as No.12 seed, l. to No.7 seed V.Williams) and US Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.21 seed Wozniacki); fell 2r once, at Amelia Island (as No.14 seed, l. to Cibulkova in 3s) and 1r four times, at Hobart (as No.5 seed, ret. vs. Govortsova w/right abductor injury), Paris [Indoors] (l. to Daniilidou in 3s), Eastbourne (as No.5 seed, ret. vs. Rezai w/left knee injury) and Moscow (l. to qualifier Errani in 3s); made two ranking debuts on May 12 (after Berlin), cracking singles Top 20 (rose from No.26 to No.19) and doubles Top 10 (rose from No.12 to No.10); withdrew from Antwerp, Doha and Indian Wells w/knee injuries, from Birmingham for rest and recovery and from Seoul w/back injury.