London, England and Minsk, Belarus
Wins over one-time top tenners Barbara Schett, Irina Spirlea and Anke Huber. Played on Belarus Fed Cup team since ’98, Olympic team in ’96 and ’00. Finished fourth in ’00 Olympic doubles (w/Natasha Zvereva), upsetting second seeded team of Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and Conchita Martinez. Reached round of 16 at Wimbledon in ’00, improving ranking from 92 to 65. Reached semis or better in five Sanex WTA Tour doubles events, winning title at Bratislava in ’01 (w/Lilia Osterloh).