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Maria Kirilenko and Samantha Stosur compete at the U.S. Open in New York
Samantha Stosur of Australia,, ninth seed, returns the ball to Maria Kirilenko of Russia during third-round action at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 4, 2011 in New York. UPI/Monika Graff
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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.

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