Four-time Aegon Award winner who held the #1 national ranking in the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2012. She died of liver cancer at the age of 30.
She was a Commonwealth Youth Games silver medalist in 2000.
Her career was derailed after a 2013 knee injury.
Her brother Sergei became a professional soccer player. She was married to tennis coach Nino Severino.
She reached the third round of the 2010 Australian Open; the tournament was eventually won by Serena Williams .