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Vera Dushevina plays Venus Williams in the first round at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York
A design is shown on the back of the outfit worn by Venus Williams in her first round match against Vera Dushevina at the US Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 31, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo
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Vera Yevgenyevna Dushevina (Russian: Вера Евгеньевна Душевина; born 6 October 1986) is a Russian professional female tennis player. She was born in Moscow but now resides in Khimki, Russia. In 2006, she changed the spelling of her family name from Douchevina to Dushevina.

Dushevina began playing tennis at the age of seven under her father, Yevgeny, an engineer. Her mother, Elena is a teacher.

Dushevina reached her first Women's Tennis Association singles final in 2005, at the International Women's Open in Eastbourne, England, where she finished runner-up to former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters. Two years later, she reached her second final at the Nordea Nordic Light Open, losing in straight sets to Agnieszka Radwańska. Dushevina reached the final of the Stockholm event again in 2007, losing to Caroline Wozniacki. Dushevina has won one doubles title, the Warsaw Open, playing with Tatiana Perebiynis in 2007. She was also a part of the winning Russian team in the 2005 Fed Cup, winning doubles ties in the quarter- and semi-finals finals partnering Dinara Safina. Dushevina began writing a blog for Eurosport about her time on the tour in 2009.

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