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Kateryna Bondarenko Cheering Thread!

Kateryna Bondarenko

Residence	Kiev, Ukraine
Date of Birth 	August 8, 1986
Birthplace 	Krivyi Rig, Ukraine
Height 		5' 9" (1.75m)
Weight 		132 lbs. (60kg)
Plays 		Right-handed (Two-handed backhand)
Status 		Pro (2000)
Career in Review
2004 - As world No.312 LL at Sopot, l. in 1r to No.97 Douchevina, and as No.307 qualifier, l. in 1r to eventual finalist No.80 Razzano; l. in qualifying at three other Tour events; reached final at $25K ITF/Bari-ITL as qualifier (l. to sister Alona).

2005 - Season highlighted by first two Tour QF finishes, at Memphis (as WC, l. to top seed Zvonareva) and Tashkent (l. 62 76(10) to No.5 seed and eventual champion Krajicek); 3r at Los Angeles (qualified; l. to Hantuchova), 2r at Estoril (as LL) and 1r at Amelia Island (as qualifier), Istanbul (as LL) and Wimbledon (qualified; l. to former champion Martinez); fell in qualifying at nine other Tour-level events (incl. US Open); also first Tour doubles SF at Estoril (w/A.Bondarenko).

2006 in detail
FEBRUARY - Qualified for first Tour main draw of season at Pattaya City, falling 1r (l. to eventual runner-up Kostanic); also fell 1r at Bangalore (l. to sister A.Bondarenko); at Dubai, reached 2r in singles (as qualifier, d. Peschke in 1r; l. to No.4 seed and eventual champion Henin-Hardenne 64 75) and SF in doubles (as qualifiers w/A.Bondarenko, upset top seeds Likhovtseva/Zvonareva en route; l. to eventual champions Peschke/Schiavone).

In juniors, won 2004 Wimbledon (eliminated top-seed in SF and No. 3 seed in final) and reached 2004 Roland Garros SF.

Began playing at age 4 ... Parents, Vladimir and Natalia, serves as tennis coaches for her, along with sisters, Alona and Valeria, both who play professionally ... Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and English ... Enjoys listening to music, dancing and hanging out with friends ... Likes spending time at home in Kiev ... Also likes soccer, drinking pineapple juice and listening to Russian pop music.

Звонарёва ~ Павлюченкова
Петрова ~ Клейбанова
Сафина ~ Кириленко
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