Russian tennis player who became a multiple-time Grand Slam doubles champion, winning the 2013 French Open and 2014 U.S. Open. She entered the top ten in the world tennis rankings in 2015. She also won the gold medal in the doubles competition at the 2016 Olympics.
She began training at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex at age five. She turned professional in October 2004.
She and Elena Vesnina were voted the WTA Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year for 2013.
Her mother was a housewife and her father was a banker.
She bested Switzerland's Martina Hingis in the Final at the 2014 U.S. Open.