Alisa Kleybanova

Alisa Mikhaelovna Kleybanova (Russian: Алиса Михаиловна Клейбанова, born July 15, 1989) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her highest WTA world ranking to date is No. 22, achieved on March 22, 2010. Kleybanova has won two WTA singles titles.

Kleybanova started off the year falling in three sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Brisbane International in the first round where Alisa was the 5th seed. She then fell to World No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round of the Medibank International, falling 5-7 in the third set..

Kleybanova was seeded 27th at the 2010 Australian Open. She lost a hard fought three setter to Justine Henin in the third round, despite having been near match point numerous times.

At the 2010 Fed Cup, Kleybanova represented Russia along with Svetlana Kuznetsova. Kleybanova fell in three sets to Jelena Janković in her first match, but blew past Ana Ivanović in her second match. Kleybanova and Kuznetsova then defeated Ivanović and Janković in doubles to help Russia advance.

At the Open GDF Suez in Paris, Kleybanova fell to World No. 12 Flavia Pennetta.
At the 2010 Malaysian Open, Kleybanova won her first WTA singles title, defeating World No. 7 Elena Dementieva 6-3, 6-2 in the final.

Kleybanova's good form continued into the 2010 BNP Paribas Open where she was seeded 23rd. She, like all seeds, received a bye into the second round where she then defeated qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1. In the third round she overcame another tight three-setter, defeating former World No.1, 2009 US Open Champion and No. 14 seed Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4). In the fourth round she came back from a set down and had to work hard to defeat an in-form Carla Suárez Navarro (who took out the top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round) 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. Kleybanova played Jelena Janković in the quarter-final.This time,Jelena celebrated ,winning 6-4, 6-4

Country : Russia
Residence : Moscow, Russia
Date of birth : July 15, 1989 (1989-07-15)
Place of birth: Moscow, Soviet Union
Height : 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Weight : 72 kg (160 lb)
Turned pro : 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

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