Tanasugarn wins in quarterfinals

HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand moved one step closer to her first career title Thursday in the quarterfinals of the inaugural Indian Open.

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A roundup of top sports stories

No. 1 Panova rolls in first round

PATTAYA, Thailand, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Top seed Tatiana Panova of Russia, seeking her first career title, cruised Tuesday into the second round of the Volvo Women's Open by routing qualifier and coun

Hewitt advances in Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Top seed Lewitt Hewitt avoided the upset bug Wednesday at the rain-delayed Japan Open as three other seeds from the top 10 fell out of the tournament.
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Maria Kirilenko
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)

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.

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