PRO CAREER TIMELINE
Alisa won the Wimbledon Championships girls' singles twice in 2003 and 2006 (partnered by Sania Mirza and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova respectively). She also won the girls’ doubles at the 2005 US Open with Czech Nikola Frankova.
In February 2009 Alisa played Federation Cup for her country for the first time (against China) and crushed her opponent Sun Tiantian 6-1, 6-1. Russia routed China 5-0 and advanced to the World Group semifinal.
Her best Grand Slam performance so far has been reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon (2008) and Australian Open (2009) as a direct entrant.
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Favourite Grand Slam||Wimbledon|
|Favourite tournament||WTA Kremlin Cup, Moscow|
|Started playing||Aged 4|
|Tennis idols||As a young girl, she was being compared to Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport|
|Family||Mum Natalia (biologist), Dad Mikhail (works in the business projects management)|
|Languages||Russian, English, Italian|
|Interests||Watching movies, reading books, listening to music; Alisa loves winter so she enjoys skiing, skating and spending time in nature; as a kid, apart from tennis, she used to do professional swimming for 6 years and still loves it.|