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Maria Kirilenko

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Birthday
25, 1987
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1987 (age 32)
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia

About

Right-handed singles and doubles professional tennis player who won the 2012 Olympics bronze medal.

Before Fame

She trained in a three-year program by Honored Master of sports Elena Brioukhovets. In the program, she rose to No. 1 in the group and No. 2 in the U-18 group.

Trivia

She won the 2002 U.S. Open junior tournament and qualified for the Grand Slam singles quarterfinals at the 2010 Australian Open and 2012's Wimbledon.

Family Life

She was born in Moscow to Ukrainian parents, dated Russian pro Igor Andreev and became engaged to Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin in December 2012, but they called off the wedding. In 2015 she married Alexei Stepanov.

Associated With

She and fellow Russian Maria Sharapova were once teammates became engaged in an intense on-court rivalry.