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Alec Baldwin easily catches stray tennis ball at U.S. Open

Alec Baldwin easily catches stray tennis ball at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Alec Baldwin was spotted at the U.S. Open match between Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko Tuesday skillfully catching a stray ball from his front-row seat.
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Vinci, Errani lead Italy into Fed Cup finals versus Russia

Vinci, Errani lead Italy into Fed Cup finals versus Russia

CAGLIARI, Italy, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci was given the leadoff spot for Italy in the best-of-five Fed Cup championship series this weekend against Russia.
Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep improved to 2-0 in group play with a straight-set win in the WTA's Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep was among the winners Tuesday at the start of the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Vinci comes from behind for Kremlin Cup match win

Vinci comes from behind for Kremlin Cup match win

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roberta Vinci came from behind for a second-round win Wednesday at the WTA's Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Jankovic, Radwanska impressive in wins at China Open

Jankovic, Radwanska impressive in wins at China Open

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic and Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just two games between them Thursday in gaining places in the quarterfinals of the WTA's China Open.
Li claims easy second-round China Open win

Li claims easy second-round China Open win

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Local favorite Li Na dropped just one game Tuesday in posting a second-round win at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Serena Williams posts first-round win in Beijing

Serena Williams posts first-round win in Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams was among the first-round winners Sunday at the WTA's China Open.
Date-Krumm posts KDB Korea Open upset win

Date-Krumm posts KDB Korea Open upset win

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Kimiko Date-Krumm, whose first WTA match came in 1989, ousted second-seeded Maria Kirilenko in a second-round match of the KDB Korea Open in Seoul.
Radwanska, Kirilenko among Korea Open winners

Radwanska, Kirilenko among Korea Open winners

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Top seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Kirilenko both won in straight sets Tuesday during the first round of the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.

Caroline Wozniacki ousted, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Italian Camila Giorgi knocked out No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced as expected at the U.S. Open Saturday.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams overcomes lost set to take Cincinnati opener

CINCINNATI, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams lost her first set since Wimbledon Wednesday but came from behind to reach the third round of the Western & Southern Open.

Angelique Kerber begins quest for another Cincy final with Day 1 win

CINCINNATI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber, who reached the final last year in Cincinnati, won her first-round match against Karin Knapp Monday at the Western & Southern Open.

Radwanska cruised in second round of Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland waltzed into the third round of the Rogers Cup Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.
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Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova returns the ball against her opponent Russia's Maria Kirilenko on the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Tennis Open on February 21, 2007. Hantuchova won the match (2-6) (6-4) (7-5). (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
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Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко) (born 25 January 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. Kirilenko won her first WTA Tour title in 2005, defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the China Open. Kirilenko reached 18, her career-high singles ranking, on the WTA tour in July 2008. She won the junior event at the 2002 Canadian Open, as well as the 2002 US Open junior tournament. She has reached one Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2010 Australian Open. As of 29 August 2011, Kirilenko is ranked World No. 29.

Born in the Soviet Union of paternal Ukrainian heritage, Kirilenko is a good friend to fellow WTA players Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchová, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanović, Agnieszka Radwańska, Nadia Petrova and Marta Domachowska.

She has been in a relationship with fellow Russian player, Igor Andreev for several years.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Maria Kirilenko."
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