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					                                                              CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005
                                                              $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Web site: www.wtatour.com | Tournament Web site: www.kremlincup.ru
On-site Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Communications Staff: Jim Fuhse, Vani Vosburgh

PIERCE GOING FOR FIFTH TIER I TITLE
Mary Pierce will play in her ninth career Tier I final on Sunday, previously winning at 1997 Rome, 1998 Moscow, 2000
Hilton Head and 2005 San Diego, and finishing runner-up at 1994 Philadelphia, 1995 Zurich, 1997 Berlin and 1999
Rome. The 30-year-old Mary Pierce is making her second appearance in a Kremlin Cup final, having won the Tier I title in
1998, her debut appearance at this event, with stunning wins over Venus Williams in the semifinals and Monica Seles in
the final. Pierce began her 2005 season winning just 12 of 20 matches, reaching only one quarterfinal, but turned her
season around, winning 24 of her last 27 matches on Tour this year, a streak that includes capturing the Tier I title in San
Diego and reaching finals at two Grand Slams - Roland Garros and the US Open.
SCHIAVONE GOING FOR FIRST SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR TITLE
Schiavone is aiming for her first career Tour singles title and could be the 10th woman this year to claim her first-ever Tour
singles title. (Note: Nadia Petrova is also going for her career-first Tour singles title in Bangkok this week. Should both
Schiavone and Petrova, there would be 11 first-time winners this year, tying for fourth place for most first-time singles
champions in a Tour calendar year.) This is Schiavone’s first Tour Tier I final after impressive wins over No.2 seed Amelie
Mauresmo, No.4 Elena Dementieva and No.8 Svetlana Kuznetsova. In fact, before this week, she had never appeared in
a Tier I semifinal. Schiavone has not dropped more than three games per set in victories over qualifier Iveta Benesova in
the first round, world No.4 Mauresmo in the second round, world No.15 Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals and eighth-
ranked Dementieva in the semis. The 25-year-old Italian reached her third career final at the Tier III event in Bali a month
ago.
FINAL FACTS
     •    Mary Pierce is making her 39th career appearance in a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final. This is also Pierce’s fourth
          Tour final of 2005. Francesca Schiavone is making her fourth career appearance in a Tour final and second of
          2005.
     •    Pierce and Schiavone are facing off for the first time at a Tour event. Their first and only previous meeting was in
          Fed Cup play in 2004.
     •    Should Pierce win, she would have saved the most match points en route to a Tour singles title victory this year,
          having saved six match points in her quarterfinal win over Elena Likhovtseva. The previous highest was four, held
          by Lucie Safarova (Estoril) and Zi Yan (Guangzhou).
     •    Should Pierce win, she would be the third No.3 seed to win a Tour singles title this year. Should Schiavone win,
          it would be the 13th time for an unseeded woman to claim a 2005 Tour singles title.
     •    The doubles final will feature two Grand Slam-winning teams, as top seeds Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs take
          on No.2 seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur. Black and Stubbs captured the Wimbledon title in 2004,
          and Raymond and Stosur won the 2005 US Open title. These two teams have faced each other twice before,
          with Raymond and Stosur emerging victorious both times, in the quarterfinals of their aforementioned US Open
          title run and also a few weeks ago in the Luxembourg final.

SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR FINAL WIN-LOSS RECORDS*
                                     PLAYER                         CAREER WIN-LOSS                      2005 WIN-LOSS
                                   Mary Pierce                               17-21                              1-2
                             Francesca Schiavone                              0-3                               0-1
                                                                * Not including 2005 Moscow

ROAD TO THE FINAL
 (3) MARY PIERCE (FRA #7)                                                            FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA #22)
 R32: Bye                                                                            R32: (Q) Iveta Benesova (CZE #58) 63 62 (0:57)
 R16: d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA #27) 46 62 63 (1:39)                                   R16: d. (2) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA #4) 61 61 (1:01)
 QF: d. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS #16) 75 46 76(6) (3:13)                      vs.      QF: d. (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #15) 63 61 (0:55)
 SF: d. Dinara Safina (RUS #24) 76(2) 63 (1:44)                                      SF: d. (4) Elena Dementieva (RUS #8) 63 61 (1:03)
 Total games: 84                                                                     Total games: 63
 Won/lost: 47-37                                                                     Won/lost: 48-15
 Total time on court: 5:36                                                           Total time on court: 3:56

IT’S DOWN TO THE LAST TWO…
 PLAYER                                   RANK         NAT       AGE       YTD PRIZE $         YTD W-L        CAREER PRIZE $          CAREER W-L
 [3] Mary Pierce                              7        FRA        30        $1,794,403           38-12           $8,898,891              497-228
 Francesca Schiavone                          22        ITA       25         $370,407            35-20           $1,786,771              268-183
Players listed by seeding, then ranking   |    * Match records are up-to-date through semifinals; prize money figures do not include this tournament
                                                   CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005
                                                   $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS



CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-UP
(3) MARY PIERCE (FRA) vs. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Pierce leads 1-0
2004    FED CUP WEEK 2                    CLAY O               R2                    PIERCE, MARY             6-3 6-4

Both have made quite an impression in Moscow. In Friday’s quarters, Pierce pulled off one of the most incredible
comeback victories this season, overcoming a 6-0 deficit in the third-set tie-break to defeat Russian veteran Elena
Likhovtseva 75 46 76(6). The 30-year-old Frenchwoman has had a remarkable 2005 season, winning 24 of her last 27
matches on the Tour this year, which includes a Tier I title win in San Diego and runner-up finishes at Roland Garros and
the US Open. Schiavone has had a phenomenal week in Moscow, not dropping more than three games per set in
victories over qualifier Iveta Benesova in the first round, world No.4 Amelie Mauresmo in the second round, world No.15
Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals and now the eighth-ranked Dementieva in the semis. The 25-year-old Italian has
been playing very well in the last month, reaching her third career final at the Tier III event in Bali and the quarterfinals two
weeks ago at Luxembourg, where she held a 5-2 second-set lead against eventual champion Kim Clijsters before falling
in straight sets. These two players have faced each other just once previously, with Pierce posting a 63 64 win in Fed
Cup action in 2004. Because both women possess big serves, the match will likely be determined from the baseline,
where Schiavone will once again have to fend off some heavy hitting and prolong the rallies with her backboard-like
groundstrokes.

                                    PIERCE              Quick Facts                   SCHIAVONE
                                              30              Age                     25
                         Sarasota, Florida, USA            Residence                  London, England
                                              17    Career Tour Singles Titles        0
                                               1    2005 Tour Singles Titles          0
                                    $8,898,891       Career Prize $ (USD)*            $1,786,771
                                    $1,794,403        2005 Prize $ (USD)*             $370,407
                                           No.7      Current Singles Rank             No.22
                        No.3 (January 30, 1995)      Highest Singles Rank             No.15 (February 16, 2004)
                                               4      Moscow Attempts**               4
                                             8-2        Moscow W-L**                  10-3
                                              15      2005 Events Played              19
                                          38-12            2005 W-L                   35-20
                                       497-228            Career W-L                  268-183
                                 Brother, David              Coach                    Daniel Panajotti
                                                   * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


PIERCE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fourth appearance in Moscow; won the title in debut appearance in 1998 upsetting No.1 seed
V.Williams in SF and No.2 seed Seles in final; l. 2r in 1999 (to Sugiyama) and 1r last year (upset by Mamic)

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (1): San Diego; R-Up (2): Roland Garros, US Open; QF (1): Indian Wells; 3r (3): Amelia Island,
Berlin, Rome

2005 SUMMARY
   • Season of resurgence highlighted by first Tier I title and two Grand Slam final appearances in five years; re-
       entered Top 10, having started 2005 ranked No.29
   • In San Diego, won 17th career singles title and fourth Tier I (first since 2000 Hilton Head); d. Sugiyama in first final
       between two women aged 30+ since 1995 Birmingham (Garrison d. McNeil); afterwards, rose to No.11, on the
       verge of first Top 10 ranking since April 2001
   • Suffered second 1r loss at Australian Open from past three attempts (l. to compatriot Cohen-Aloro) but
       rebounded with sensational runner-up finish at Roland Garros; as No.21 seed, d. world No.11 Zvonareva in 3r,
       No.10 Schnyder in 4r, No.1 Davenport in QF (fifth career win over reigning No.1 and third at Roland Garros) and
       No.19 Likhovtseva in SF to reach first major final since winning 2000 Roland Garros (lowest seed to reach final
       there); at 30 years, 5 months old, was oldest Grand Slam finalist since Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994 (37) and
       oldest at Roland Garros since Navratilova in 1987 (30 years, 8 months); also joined Graf as only woman to beat
       three different No.1-ranked women at the same Grand Slam in the Open Era (d. Graf in SF in 1994, Hingis in SF
       in 2000 and Davenport in QF this year); l. to Henin-Hardenne but afterwards (June 6) returned to Top 20 at
       No.13; in next event, reached Wimbledon QF for second time in career (1996), and vs. eventual champion
                                                 CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

        V.Williams in QF, held five set points in epic second-set tie-break before falling 60 76(10); marked first time in a
        decade she reached QF or better at consecutive Grand Slams
    •   Reached first career final at US Open as No.12 seed, falling to No.4 Clijsters in championship match; d. No.7
        Henin-Hardenne, No.3 Mauresmo and No.6 Dementieva to reach final; was first player 30 years or older to
        appear in Grand Slam final since 1994 (Navratilova - Wimbledon); returned to Top 10 at No.6 on Sept. 12 for first
        time since April 2001
    •   Earlier in season, reached Indian Wells QF (l. to Sharapova) and 3r at Amelia Island (l. to S.Williams), Berlin (l. to
        Petrova) and Rome (l. to Sharapova); collected first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, winning title
        w/Bhupathi for fourth career Grand Slam title overall
    •   Finished US Open Series in second place (behind Clijsters) on the strength of title run in San Diego (d. Sugiyama
        in final; see above); as a result, Pierce will receive another 50% singles prize money at the US Open; was
        scheduled to be No.6 seed in Los Angeles, but suffered right thigh strain during practice and pulled out ahead of
        opening match vs. Garbin

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 17 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds, incl. Sánchez-
      Vicario in final), 2000 Roland Garros (d. three of Top 5 seeds; No.3 Seles in QF, No.1 Hingis in SF and No.5
      Martínez in final) and four Tier I titles (most recently 2005 San Diego); runner-up at 1994 Roland Garros (l. to
      Sánchez-Vicario), 1997 Australian Open (l. to Hingis), 2005 Roland Garros (l. to Henin-Hardenne) and 2005 US
      Open (l. to Clijsters); winner of 10 Tour doubles titles, incl. 2000 Roland Garros (w/Hingis)
   • Member of French Fed Cup Team 1990-92, 1994-97, 2003 (leading her country to its second title) and 2004-05;
      member of French Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2004

OTHER FACTS
   • Pierce has lost only one three-set match this season, owning a 7-1 win-loss record in three-set matches for a
      near-perfect ratio, ranking her near the top in 2005 (includes three-sets wins in Moscow):

                                                                    3-SET      3-SET
                              PLAYER                                                     RATIO
                                                                    WINS      LOSSES
                              1. Serena Williams (USA)                 8         0        1.000
                              2. Mary Pierce                           7         1         .875
                              3. Klara Koukalova (CZE)                14         2         .875
                              4. Justine Henin-Hardenne               13         2         .867
                              5. Nicole Vaidisova                     13         2         .867


SCHIAVONE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth main draw appearance in Moscow; after losing in qualifying in 2000, has reached QF
in her last three attempts, in 2001 (unseeded, upset No.4 seed Tauziat en route, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion
Dokic), 2003 (forced to retire trailing No.3 seed Dementieva 61 21 due to right shoulder strain) and 2004 (again unseeded,
upset No.8 seed Petrova en route, l. to No.2 seed Davenport)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Bali; SF (1): Los Angeles; QF (4): Doha, Rome, Modena, Luxembourg; 4r (1): Roland
Garros; 3r (3): Australian Open, Miami, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Up-and-down season, reaching QF or better at six of 18 Tour events coming in
   • Season highlighted by recent runner-up finish at Bali (as No.4 seed, d. No.6 seed Pennetta 75 third set in QF,
       advanced to final when No.2 seed Schnyder was forced to ret. due to heat illness at beginning of third set, then
       fell to No.1 seed Davenport); also reached SF at Los Angeles (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and four QF, at
       Doha (l. to world No.9 Molik 76 third set), Rome (d. world No.4 S.Williams en route for second career Top 5
       victory, l. to Zvonareva), Modena (as No.1 seed, upset by Hungarian teenager Szavay) and Luxembourg (as No.6
       seed, squandered 5-2 second set lead in 64 75 loss to No.1 seed and eventual champion Clijsters)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached 3r at Australian Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.19 seed Dechy), 4r at Roland Garros
       (as No.22 seed, l. to No.29 seed Ivanovic in 3s), fell in 1r at Wimbledon (as No.21 seed, was upset by Brandi 97
       third set) and finally 3r at US Open (as No.25 seed, l. to No.8 seed S.Williams)
   • In doubles, winner at Tier II Doha (w/Molik), her third career Tour doubles title; also runner-up at Tier II Filderstadt
       (w/Peschke), coming back from 5-1 third-set deficit in final before falling 60 36 75 to Hantuchova/Myskina
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles runner-up, at 2000 Tashkent, 2003 Canberra and 2005 Bali (see
      above), also a six-time semifinalist, at 2001 Auckland, 2003 Stanford and Los Angeles, 2004 Sydney and
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        Warsaw (upset then-No.3 Mauresmo for career-best win), and 2005 Los Angeles (see above)
    •   Has reached Grand Slam QF twice, at 2001 Roland Garros (l. to Hingis) and 2003 US Open (winning historic 4r
        match over Sugiyama which took four days to complete, coming back from a one-set, 5-2 second-set deficit to
        win in 3s before falling to Capriati in the next round)
    •   Winner of three Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Doha (w/Molik)
    •   Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2002-2005 and Italian Olympic Team in 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • At No.22, is the highest-ranked of seven Italian women currently in the Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005).
                                                              SEMIFINAL NOTES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2005
                                                              $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

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SEMIFINAL FACTS
     •    Italian Francesca Schiavone finally snapped her quarterfinal loss streak in Moscow with Friday’s upset win over
          No.8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova. Prior to this week, Schiavone has lost in the quarterfinals in her last three
          Moscow appearances - 2001, 2003 and 2004.
     •    Of the four 2005 Kremlin Cup semifinalists, Mary Pierce has the most experience, making in her 59th career final
          four appearance in a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event. Elena Dementieva is making her 36th appearance, and
          Dinara Safina and Francesca Schiavone are tied with nine appearances each.
     •    With her first-ever win over a reigning world No.1, upsetting Maria Sharapova in the quarters, Dinara Safina is
          now making her debut appearance in a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier I semifinal. Also making her debut in a
          Tour Tier I semifinal is Francesca Schiavone after impressive wins over No.2 seed Amelie Mauresmo and No.8
          Svetlana Kuznetsova.
     •    Going into the semifinal round, Dinara Safina has spent the most time on court this week - a total of 6 hours, 26
          minutes. Safina’s compatriot Elena Dementieva has spent the least with 1 hour, 58 minutes.

CAREER SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR SEMIFINAL APPEARANCES*

                                                        PLAYER                        WIN-LOSS RECORD
                                                    Elena Dementieva                          13-22
                                                       Mary Pierce                            38-20
                                                      Dinara Safina                            5-4
                                                   Francesca Schiavone                         3-6
                                                                * Not including 2005 Moscow

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS
 DINARA SAFINA (RUS #24)                                                            (3) MARY PIERCE (FRA #7)
 R32: d. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA #32) 61 75 (1:41)                                  R32: Bye
 R16: d. (Q) Samantha Stosur (AUS #64) 46 76(5) 64 (2 :24)                          R16: d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA #27) 46 62 63 (1:39)
 QF: d. (1) Maria Sharapova (RUS #1) 16 64 75 (2 :21)                       vs.     QF: d. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS #16) 75 46 76(6) (3:13)
 Total games: 81                                                                    Total games: 62
 Won/lost: 44-37                                                                    Won/lost: 34-28
 Total time on court: 6:26                                                          Total time on court: 4:52
 (4) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS #8)                                                      FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA #22)
 R32: Bye                                                                           R32: (Q) Iveta Benesova (CZE #58) 63 62 (0:57)
 R16: d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL #41) 60 61 (0 :46)                            R16: d. (2) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA #4) 61 61 (1:01)
 QF: d. (6) Anastasia Myskina (RUS #12) 62 63 (1 :12)                       vs.     QF: d. (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #15) 63 61 (0:55)
 Total games: 30                                                                    Total games: 47
 Won/lost: 24-6                                                                     Won/lost: 36-11
 Total time on court: 1:58                                                          Total time on court: 2:53

A LOOK AT THE FINAL FOUR
 PLAYER                                   RANK         NAT       AGE       YTD PRIZE $         YTD W-L        CAREER PRIZE $           CAREER W-L
 [3] Mary Pierce                              7        FRA        30        $1,794,403           37-12           $8,898,891               496-228
 [4] Elena Dementieva                         8        RUS        23         $939,661            42-15           $5,798,916               333-174
 Francesca Schiavone                          22        ITA       25         $370,407            34-20           $1,786,771               267-183
 Dinara Safina                                24       RUS        19         $404,267            33-18            $969,458                 136-78
Players listed by seeding, then ranking   |    * Match records are up-to-date through quarterfinals; prize money figures do not include this tournament


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SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS
DINARA SAFINA (RUS) vs. (3) MARY PIERCE (FRA)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: First Meeting
Both players staged remarkable comebacks in the quarterfinals to meet in the semifinals at Moscow. In what turned out
to be the upset of the tournament, the unseeded Safina clawed her way back from a 61 42 deficit to oust top seed and
current world No.1 Maria Sharapova 16 64 75. No.3 seeded Pierce, mounted her own unlikely comeback in a 75 46
76(6) victory over Russian veteran Elena Likhovtseva, in a match that took over three hours to complete. The match came
down to a third-set tie-break, in which Likhovtseva raced out to a 6-0 lead, and held six match points on her racquet, but
a tenacious Pierce, in true comeback-queen-style, held the Russian off and won. Now, Pierce and Safina will test their
mental and physical stamina in the final four in a first-time meeting between these two. Pierce certainly has the
experience to back her up, but her opponent will have the hometown Russian crowd cheering for her.

                                   SAFINA              Quick Facts                  PIERCE
                                            19              Age                     30
                         Monte Carlo, Monaco             Residence                  Sarasota, Florida, USA
                                             4    Career Tour Singles Titles        17
                                             2    2005 Tour Singles Titles          1
                                     $969,458      Career Prize $ (USD)*            $8,898,891
                                     $404,267       2005 Prize $ (USD)*             $1,794,403
                                        No.24      Current Singles Rank             No.7
                        No.22 (August 22,2005)     Highest Singles Rank             No.3 (January 30, 1995)
                                             4      Moscow Attempts**               4
                                           6-3        Moscow W-L**                  6-2
                                            21      2005 Events Played              15
                                         33-18           2005 W-L                   36-12
                                       136-68           Career W-L                  495-228
                          Alexander Zlatoustov             Coach                    Brother, David
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


SAFINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth consecutive appearance in this event; l. 2r in all previous attempts of 2002 (l. to
Matevzic), 2003 (l. to Schiavone) and 2004 (l. to No.2 seed Davenport); did not qualify in 2001

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Paris [Indoors], Prague; SF (3): Estoril, Luxembourg, Moscow**; QF (1): 's-Hertogenbosch

2005 SUMMARY
   • Brought 30-18 record for 2005 into Moscow
   • For first time in her career, has won two titles in a season, taking third and fourth career titles at Paris [Indoors]
       (first Tier II; d. world No.4 Mauresmo in final in 3s for first Top 5 win) and Prague (as No.1 seed; d. Ondraskova in
       final) respectively
   • Reached SF at Estoril (l. to N.Li) and Luxembourg (l. to Groenefeld in 3s); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to eventual
       runner-up Safarova) and 3r at Indian Wells (l. to Sharapova) and Wimbledon (l. to world No.1 and eventual runner-
       up Davenport), both for first time
   • After 3r finish in San Diego and Los Angeles, reached career-high singles ranking of No.22
   • On the eve of Wimbledon, collected first doubles title of 2005 (career-second) at s'-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina
       Garrigues); at start of season teamed with Medina Garrigues and finished runner-up at three of first four events
       (Hobart, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp) and reached QF at Australian Open
   • Currently in 6th place on doubles team Porsche Race to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships w/Medina
       Garrigues

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. two in 2005 at Paris [Indoors] (first Tier II title) and
      Prague (see above)
   • Also won 2002 Sopot (d. Nagyova in final) and 2003 Palermo (d. Srebotnik in final) and one-time runner-up at
      2004 Luxembourg
   • Winner of four ITF Women's Circuit singles titles most recently at 2001 ITF/Roma Parioli
   • Winner of two Tour doubles titles at 2004 Beijing (w/Gagliardi) and 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues)
                                                 SEMIFINAL NOTES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2005
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    •   2001 Wimbledon girl's singles runner-up

OTHER FACTS
    •   Safina is one of 12 Russian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (as of
        October 10, 2005):
                                        RUSSIA       WORLD
                                                                       PLAYER
                                         RANK        RANK
                                           1           1           Maria Sharapova
                                           2           8          Elena Dementieva
                                           3           9            Nadia Petrova
                                           4          12          Anastasia Myskina
                                           5          15         Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                           6          16          Elena Likhovtseva
                                           7          24            Dinara Safina
                                           8          25           Vera Zvonareva
                                           9           26           Maria Kirilenko
                                           10          28            Elena Bovina
                                           11          35         Anna Chakvetadze
                                           12          37          Vera Douchevina


PIERCE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fourth appearance in Moscow; won the title in debut appearance in 1998 upsetting No.1 seed
V.Williams in SF and No.2 seed Seles in final; l. 2r in 1999 (to Sugiyama) and 1r last year (upset by Mamic)

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (1): San Diego; R-Up (2): Roland Garros, US Open; SF (1): Moscow**; QF (1): Indian Wells; 3r
(3): Amelia Island, Berlin, Rome

2005 SUMMARY
   • Season of resurgence highlighted by first Tier I title and two Grand Slam final appearances in five years; re-
       entered Top 10, having started 2005 ranked No.29
   • In San Diego, won 17th career singles title and fourth Tier I (first since 2000 Hilton Head); d. Sugiyama in first final
       between two women aged 30+ since 1995 Birmingham (Garrison d. McNeil); afterwards, rose to No.11, on the
       verge of first Top 10 ranking since April 2001
   • Suffered second 1r loss at Australian Open from past three attempts (l. to compatriot Cohen-Aloro) but
       rebounded with sensational runner-up finish at Roland Garros; as No.21 seed, d. world No.11 Zvonareva in 3r,
       No.10 Schnyder in 4r, No.1 Davenport in QF (fifth career win over reigning No.1 and third at Roland Garros) and
       No.19 Likhovtseva in SF to reach first major final since winning 2000 Roland Garros (lowest seed to reach final
       there); at 30 years, 5 months old, was oldest Grand Slam finalist since Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994 (37) and
       oldest at Roland Garros since Navratilova in 1987 (30 years, 8 months); also joined Graf as only woman to beat
       three different No.1-ranked women at the same Grand Slam in the Open Era (d. Graf in SF in 1994, Hingis in SF
       in 2000 and Davenport in QF this year); l. to Henin-Hardenne but afterwards (June 6) returned to Top 20 at
       No.13; in next event, reached Wimbledon QF for second time in career (1996), and vs. eventual champion
       V.Williams in QF, held five set points in epic second-set tie-break before falling 60 76(10); marked first time in a
       decade she reached QF or better at consecutive Grand Slams
   • Reached first career final at US Open as No.12 seed, falling to No.4 Clijsters in championship match; d. No.7
       Henin-Hardenne, No.3 Mauresmo and No.6 Dementieva to reach final; was first player 30 years or older to
       appear in Grand Slam final since 1994 (Navratilova - Wimbledon); returned to Top 10 at No.6 on Sept. 12 for first
       time since April 2001
   • Earlier in season, reached Indian Wells QF (l. to Sharapova) and 3r at Amelia Island (l. to S.Williams), Berlin (l. to
       Petrova) and Rome (l. to Sharapova); collected first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, winning title
       w/Bhupathi for fourth career Grand Slam title overall
   • Finished US Open Series in second place (behind Clijsters) on the strength of title run in San Diego (d. Sugiyama
       in final; see above); as a result, Pierce will receive another 50% singles prize money at the US Open; was
       scheduled to be No.6 seed in Los Angeles, but suffered right thigh strain during practice and pulled out ahead of
       opening match vs. Garbin

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 17 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds, incl. Sánchez-
      Vicario in final), 2000 Roland Garros (d. three of Top 5 seeds; No.3 Seles in QF, No.1 Hingis in SF and No.5
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        Martínez in final) and four Tier I titles (most recently 2005 San Diego); runner-up at 1994 Roland Garros (l. to
        Sánchez-Vicario), 1997 Australian Open (l. to Hingis), 2005 Roland Garros (l. to Henin-Hardenne) and 2005 US
        Open (l. to Clijsters); winner of 10 Tour doubles titles, incl. 2000 Roland Garros (w/Hingis)
    •   Member of French Fed Cup Team 1990-92, 1994-97, 2003 (leading her country to its second title) and 2004-05;
        member of French Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2004

OTHER FACTS
   • Pierce has lost only one three-set match this season, owning a 7-1 win-loss record in three-set matches for a
      near-perfect ratio, ranking her near the top in 2005:

                                                                 3-SET      3-SET
                             PLAYER                                                  RATIO
                                                                 WINS      LOSSES
                             1. Serena Williams (USA)              8          0       1.000
                             2. Mary Pierce                        7          1        .875
                             3. Klara Koukalova (CZE)              14         2        .875
                             4. Justine Henin-Hardenne             13         2        .867
                             5. Nicole Vaidisova                   13         2        .867
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(4) ELENA DEMENTIEVA vs. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Dementieva leads 3-1
2002    US OPEN                     HARD O            2r                 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA       7-6(7) 6-3
2003    SAN DIEGO                   HARD O            2r                 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 7-6(6) 6-2
2003    MOSCOW                      CARPET I          Q                  DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 6-1 2-1 RET
2005    FED CUP WEEK 1              CLAY O            R1                 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 4-6 7-6(2) 6-0

Dementieva has been on fire in the last month, reaching the semis at the US Open (defeating then-No.1 Lindsay
Davenport along the way), putting in a heroic effort in Russia's Fed Cup Final victory (winning both her singles rubbers and
the decisive doubles rubber) and reaching the semis at Filderstadt last week (snapping the 21-match win streak of Kim
Clijsters along the way). Schiavone has also been playing well as of late, reaching her first final of the year a few weeks
ago at Bali, the quarters at Luxembourg and now having an incredible week in Moscow as this year’s Kremlin Cup giant
killer, upsetting No.2 seed Amelie Mauresmo and No.8 Svetlana Kuznetsova. Dementieva and Schiavone have faced
each other four times previously, with Dementieva holding a 3-1 lead. Schiavone won their first meeting at the 2002 US
Open, but Dementieva has won the last three, including a 46 76(2) 60 comeback victory in Fed Cup action earlier this
year.


                          DEMENTIEVA                   Quick Facts                  SCHIAVONE
                                            23               Age                    25
                              Moscow, Russia              Residence                 London, England
                                              4    Career Tour Singles Titles       0
                                              0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                  $5,798,916        Career Prize $ (USD)*           $1,786,771
                                     $939,661        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $370,407
                                          No.8      Current Singles Rank            No.22
                       No.4 (October 25, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.15 (February 16, 2004)
                                              9      Moscow Attempts**              4
                                          15-8         Moscow W-L**                 9-3
                                            16       2005 Events Played             19
                                         42-15            2005 W-L                  34-20
                                      333-174            Career W-L                 267-183
                                             --             Coach                   Daniel Panajotti
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


DEMENTIEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making ninth appearance at Moscow; best results have been runner-up finishes twice, in 2001 (as
No.8 seed, upset No.1 seed Hingis en route to final, l. to No.5 seed Dokic) and 2004 (as No.5 seed, upset No.4 seed
Kuznetsova en route to final, l. to No.3 seed Myskina); also reached SF in 2003 (as No.3 seed, l. to No.2 seed and
eventual runner-up Mauresmo) and QF in 2000 (as No.7 seed, l. to No.1 seed Hingis 75 third set); fell in 2r in 2002 and in
1r in first three appearances (1997, 1998, 1999 - as a qualifier each time)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Charleston; SF (6): Sydney, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, US Open, Filderstadt, Moscow**; QF
(3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Miami, New Haven
2005 SUMMARY
   • A highly consistent season to date, reaching QF or better at nine of 15 prior events; has been ranked no lower
       than No.8 all season
   • Best results to date in 2005 have been runner-up finish at Tier I event in Charleston as No.2 seed (l. to Henin-
       Hardenne) and semifinalist at US Open d. No.2 seed Davenport in QF, saving 1 mp in third-set tiebreak before l.
       to Pierce in three-set SF
   • Also semifinalist at Sydney (WD vs. Stosur due to heat illness), Indian Wells (d. world No.7 Kuznetsova 75 third
       set in QF for lone Top 10 win coming into this event this season, l. to Clijsters), Los Angeles (first SF since
       Charleston in April, l. to Hantuchova) and Filderstadt (snapped Clijsters’ 21-match win streak in QF before falling
       to Mauresmo; had also lost seven consecutive times to Clijsters)
   • Narrowly beaten in 4r in first three Grand Slams this year, falling to Schnyder 67(6) 76(4) 62 at Australian Open
       (after leading 76(6) 40), to Likhovtseva at Roland Garros, 76(3) 57 75, and to Myskina at Wimbledon, 16 76(9) 75
       (held 2 mp in second-set tie-break)
   • Also reached QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (upset by Asagoe), Miami (l. to Clijsters) and New Haven just before the
       US Open (l. to Medina Garrigues); in doubles, won sixth career Tour title at Los Angeles (w/first-time partner
       Pennetta) and runner-up at Sydney (w/Sugiyama); withdrew from Paris [Indoors] w/right finger sprain and from
       Amelia Island and Berlin w/left hip injury
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    •   Reached second career Grand Slam doubles final at US Open (w/Pennetta) before l. to eventual champions
        Raymond/Stosur
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles at 2003 Amelia Island, Bali and Shanghai and 2004 Hasselt;
      runner-up at 2005 Charleston (see above), 2000 Olympics (silver medal), 2004 Roland Garros and US Open (the
      only woman to reach two Grand Slam singles finals in 2004)
   • Scored career-best win over world No.1 Hingis in QF of 2001 Moscow en route to final (her 2005 US Open QF
      win over Davenport was her second over a reigning No.1); breakthrough season in 2000, reaching SF of US
      Open and Season-Ending Championships (d. world No.2 and defending champion Davenport and Clijsters en
      route); winner of six Tour doubles titles, most recently 2005 Los Angeles (w/Pennetta)
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03, 2005 and Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Dementieva only gets tougher when taken to a third set; she is 43-14 in three-set matches since winning her first
      career Tour title at 2003 Amelia Island, 33-8 since the beginning of 2004 and 19-4 this season; she has had
      three-set wins over Davenport, Mauresmo, Clijsters, Kuznetsova, Henin-Hardenne, V.Williams, Myskina and
      Capriati in her career
   • Dementieva has also been a perfect 6-0 in third-set tie-breaks since losing to Daniela Hantuchova at Zürich in
      October 2002; four of those nail-biting victories have come at the US Open, in 2004 against Mauresmo in the QF
      and Capriati in the SF, and this year against Chakvetadze in the 3r and against Davenport in the QF

SCHIAVONE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth main draw appearance in Moscow; after losing in qualifying in 2000, has reached QF
in her last three attempts, in 2001 (unseeded, upset No.4 seed Tauziat en route, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion
Dokic), 2003 (forced to retire trailing No.3 seed Dementieva 61 21 due to right shoulder strain) and 2004 (again unseeded,
upset No.8 seed Petrova en route, l. to No.2 seed Davenport)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Bali; SF (2): Los Angeles, Moscow**; QF (4): Doha, Rome, Modena, Luxembourg; 4r (1):
Roland Garros; 3r (3): Australian Open, Miami, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Up-and-down season, reaching QF or better at six of 18 Tour events coming in
   • Season highlighted by recent runner-up finish at Bali (as No.4 seed, d. No.6 seed Pennetta 75 third set in QF,
       advanced to final when No.2 seed Schnyder was forced to ret. due to heat illness at beginning of third set, then
       fell to No.1 seed Davenport); also reached SF at Los Angeles (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and four QF, at
       Doha (l. to world No.9 Molik 76 third set), Rome (d. world No.4 S.Williams en route for second career Top 5
       victory, l. to Zvonareva), Modena (as No.1 seed, upset by Hungarian teenager Szavay) and Luxembourg (as No.6
       seed, squandered 5-2 second set lead in 64 75 loss to No.1 seed and eventual champion Clijsters)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached 3r at Australian Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.19 seed Dechy), 4r at Roland Garros
       (as No.22 seed, l. to No.29 seed Ivanovic in 3s), fell in 1r at Wimbledon (as No.21 seed, was upset by Brandi 97
       third set) and finally 3r at US Open (as No.25 seed, l. to No.8 seed S.Williams)
   • In doubles, winner at Tier II Doha (w/Molik), her third career Tour doubles title; also runner-up at Tier II Filderstadt
       (w/Peschke), coming back from 5-1 third-set deficit in final before falling 60 36 75 to Hantuchova/Myskina
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles runner-up, at 2000 Tashkent, 2003 Canberra and 2005 Bali (see
      above), also a six-time semifinalist, at 2001 Auckland, 2003 Stanford and Los Angeles, 2004 Sydney and
      Warsaw (upset then-No.3 Mauresmo for career-best win), and 2005 Los Angeles (see above)
   • Has reached Grand Slam QF twice, at 2001 Roland Garros (l. to Hingis) and 2003 US Open (winning historic 4r
      match over Sugiyama which took four days to complete, coming back from a one-set, 5-2 second-set deficit to
      win in 3s before falling to Capriati in the next round)
   • Winner of three Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Doha (w/Molik)
   • Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2002-2005 and Italian Olympic Team in 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • At No.22, is the highest-ranked of seven Italian women currently in the Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005).
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QUARTERFINAL FACTS
     •    Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva meet in the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup this year, having met in the
          finals last year. This is the third time the two top Russians compete against each other in their hometown of
          Moscow.
     •    World No.1 Maria Sharapova has reached the quarterfinals or better in all 14Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events she
          has contested this season, losing in the quarterfinals on only three occasions (Berlin, Roland Garros and Los
          Angeles).
     •    Elena Likhovtseva recorded match win No.400 after winning her first round in Moscow, topping fellow Russian
          Vera Douchevina. Lihovtseva now holds a career win-loss record of 401-327.
     •    Italian Francesca Schiavone is looking to break her quarterfinal run in Moscow, as she has lost in the quarterfinals
          in her last three attempts of 2001, 2003 and 2004.


IT’S DOWN TO THE LAST EIGHT...
 PLAYER                                   RANK         NAT      AGE       YTD PRIZE $         YTD W-L       CAREER PRIZE $           CAREER W-L
 [1] Maria Sharapova                          1        RUS       18        $1,542,283            51-9           $4,294,351              172-43
 [3] Mary Pierce                              7        FRA       30        $1,794,403           36-12           $8,898,891              495-228
 [4] Elena Dementieva                         8        RUS       23         $939,661            41-15           $5,798,916              332-174
 [6] Anastasia Myskina                        12       RUS       24         $558,749            33-18           $4,612,677              321-169
 [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova                      15       RUS       20         $915,968            29-15           $3,731,058              185-82
 Elena Likhovtseva                            16       RUS       30         $714,371            30-19           $5,316,179              401-327
 Francesca Schiavone                          22       ITA       25         $370,407            33-20           $1,786,771              266-183
 Vera Zvonareva                               25       RUS       21         $376,864            22-17           $2,047,690              184-94
Players listed by seeding, then ranking   |    * Match records are up-to-date through second round; prize money figures do not include this tournament



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QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS
(1) MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs. DINARA SAFINA (RUS)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sharapova leads 2-0
2004    BERLIN              CLAY (O)         R64 (1r)            SHARAPOVA, MARIA                    6-1 1-6 6-3
2005    INDIAN WELLS        HARD (O)         R32 (3r)            SHARAPOVA, MARIA                    6-2 6-3
Maria Sharapova makes her debut appearance in her home country’s crown jewel event and has the opportunity to
entertain the crowd at least once more. Due to an unfortunate injury Anna-Lena Groenefeld suffered in the first round
while leading Sharapova 62 4-1, the World No.1 advances to meet fellow Russian Dinara Safina. Safina exhibited her
tenacity to advance to this quarterfinal showdown, blasting six aces and winning 70% of the points on her first serve. If
able to maintain that level of play, she may just break the losing streak against Sharapova and score her career-best win.


                            SHARAPOVA                   Quick Facts                 SAFINA
                                            18               Age                    19
                            Bradenton, Florida            Residence                 Monte Carlo, Monaco
                                            10     Career Tour Singles Titles       4
                                             3     2005 Tour Singles Titles         2
                                   $4,294,351       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $969,458
                                   $1,542,283        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $404,267
                                          No.1      Current Singles Rank            No.24
                        No.1 (August 22, 2005)      Highest Singles Rank            No.22 (August 22,2005)
                                             1       Moscow Attempts**              4
                                           1-0         Moscow W-L**                 5-3
                                            14       2005 Events Played             21
                                          51-9            2005 W-L                  32-18
                                        172-43           Career W-L                 135-68
                         Father, Yuri Sharapov              Coach                   Alexander Zlatoustov
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


SHARAPOVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Doha, Birmingham; R-Up (1): Miami; SF (6): Australian Open, Indian
Wells, Rome, Wimbledon, US Open, Beijing; QF (3): Berlin, Roland Garros, Los Angeles

2005 SUMMARY
   • On August 22, became 15th woman (first Russian) in computer rankings era (since November 1975) to become
       No.1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings, ending Davenport's sixth stint (82 non-consecutive
       weeks); aged 18 years, four months, was the fifth-youngest No.1 behind Hingis, Austin, Seles and Graf; but, with
       Davenport reaching the New Haven final the week prior to the US Open (and going on to win the title), the
       American regained the top spot just one week later on August 29, making Sharapova only the second player to
       lose her new No.1 ranking after a single week (Henin-Hardenne being the first in 2003); with Davenport's QF loss
       at US Open, Sharapova regained No.1 ranking post-US Open (September 12), ending Davenport's seventh stint
       (84 non-consecutive weeks)
   • Has collected three singles titles in 13 events contested so far in 2005, reaching another final and six semifinals;
       seven of nine losses were to eventual tournament champions, including at all three Grand Slams; three titles
       came at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d. Davenport 76 third set in final), Doha (d. Molik in final in 3s) and successful
       defense of Birmingham (d. Jankovic in final in 3s)
   • Beaten by the eventual champion all four Grand Slams; reached first Australian Open SF as No.4 seed with
       comeback wins over Farina Elia in 4r and Kuznetsova in QF, l. to eventual champion S.Williams in SF 26 75 86
       after serving for match in second and third sets and holding 3 mp; second straight quarterfinal at Roland Garros
       (l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne); relinquished Wimbledon title in SF to eventual champion V.Williams
       and notched career-best US Open result (first time to be seeded No.1 and first Russian No.1 seed at a major)
       with SF finish, l. to Clijsters 62 67(4) 63
   • Finished runner-up in Miami (l. to Clijsters) and was also a semifinalist at Indian Wells (l. to Davenport 60 60 in first
       'double bagel' loss in pro career) and Rome (l. to Schnyder; would have risen to No.1 on May 23 had she
       reached final); has reached QF or better at all 13 tournaments contested thus far in 2005
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    •   In summer hardcourt events, withdrew from Los Angeles QF vs. Hantuchova w/right pectoralis (chest) muscle
        strain; had she beaten Hantuchova, she would have risen to No.1 on August 15, a week earlier than her August
        22 ascent; subsequently withdrew from Toronto due to same injury; lost No.1 ranking after one week when
        Davenport reached New Haven final (and went on to win the title)

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 10 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. first Grand Slam at 2004 Wimbledon at 17 years (third
      youngest ever) as No.13 seed (then lowest-seeded female champion, replaced by No.14 V.Williams in 2005);
      won first Tour singles title at 2003 Tokyo [Japan Open], where she also won first doubles title (w/Tanasugarn);
      winner of two more doubles titles at 2003 Luxembourg (w/Tanasugarn) and 2004 Birmingham (w/Kirilenko)
   • Eighth-youngest to crack Top 5 in November 2004, fifth-youngest to reach No.1 on August 22, 2005 (see above)
   • Finished 2004 as Tour's top prize money earner ($2,752,068)

OTHER FACTS
   • Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam where Sharapova has yet to reach the SF at; she is a one-time Australian
      Open semifinalist (2005), a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist (2004 – going on to win the title, and 2005) and a US
      Open semifinalist; she has reached the French Open quarterfinals twice (2004, 2005)
   • Sharapova is just the third player to reach 50 wins on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour this year, trailing Kim Clijsters’
      61 and Lindsay Davenport’s 54.
   • Sharapova has the fourth-best win-loss percentage of all players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour thus far in 2005
      (as of October 10, 2005):

                               PLAYER                              WIN      LOSS        RATIO
                               1. Kim Clijsters (BEL)              61         7          .897
                               2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)     34         5          .872
                               3. Lindsay Davenport (USA)          54         8          .871
                               4. Maria Sharapova (RUS)            50         9          .847
                               5. Tsznetana Pironkova              34         9          .791

    •   Since the inception of computer singles rankings in professional women's tennis in November 1975, just 15
        women have occupied the No.1 position. Maria Sharapova's ascent to No.1 on August 22 was the 60th
        exchange of the top spot over those 29 years, nine months


SAFINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth consecutive appearance in this event; l. 2r in all previous attempts of 2002 (l. to
Matevzic), 2003 (l. to Schiavone) and 2004 (l. to No.2 seed Davenport); did not qualify in 2001

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Paris [Indoors], Prague; SF (2): Estoril, Luxembourg; QF (1): 's-Hertogenbosch

2005 SUMMARY
   • Brings 30-18 record for 2005 into Moscow
   • For first time in her career, has won two titles in a season, taking third and fourth career titles at Paris [Indoors]
       (first Tier II; d. world No.4 Mauresmo in final in 3s for first Top 5 win) and Prague (as No.1 seed; d. Ondraskova in
       final) respectively
   • Reached SF at Estoril (l. to N.Li) and Luxembourg (l. to Groenefeld in 3s); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to eventual
       runner-up Safarova) and 3r at Indian Wells (l. to Sharapova) and Wimbledon (l. to world No.1 and eventual runner-
       up Davenport), both for first time
   • After 3r finish in San Diego and Los Angeles, reached career-high singles ranking of No.22
   • On the eve of Wimbledon, collected first doubles title of 2005 (career-second) at s'-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina
       Garrigues); at start of season teamed with Medina Garrigues and finished runner-up at three of first four events
       (Hobart, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp) and reached QF at Australian Open
   • Currently in 6th place on doubles team Porsche Race to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships w/Medina
       Garrigues

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. two in 2005 at Paris [Indoors] (first Tier II title) and
      Prague (see above)
   • Also won 2002 Sopot (d. Nagyova in final) and 2003 Palermo (d. Srebotnik in final) and one-time runner-up at
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      2004 Luxembourg
  •   Winner of four ITF Women's Circuit singles titles most recently at 2001 ITF/Roma Parioli
  •   Winner of two Tour doubles titles at 2004 Beijing (w/Gagliardi) and 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues)
  •   2001 Wimbledon girl's singles runner-up


OTHER FACTS
  •   Safina is one of 12 Russian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (as of
      October 10, 2005):
                                     RUSSIA      WORLD
                                                                  PLAYER
                                      RANK       RANK
                                        1          1          Maria Sharapova
                                        2          8          Elena Dementieva
                                        3           9           Nadia Petrova
                                        4          12         Anastasia Myskina
                                        5          15        Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                        6          16         Elena Likhovtseva
                                        7          24           Dinara Safina
                                        8          25          Vera Zvonareva
                                       9           26           Maria Kirilenko
                                       10          28            Elena Bovina
                                       11          35         Anna Chakvetadze
                                       12          37          Vera Douchevina
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(3) MARY PIERCE (FRA) vs. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Pierce leads 7-4
1996 AUS OPEN          HARD (O)              R64 (2r)            LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                   6-4 6-4
1996 WIMBLEDON         GRASS (O)             R16 (4r)            PIERCE, MARY                         6-2 6-3
1997 AUS OPEN          HARD (O)              R128 (1r)           PIERCE, MARY                         3-6 6-2 6-4
1998 AMELIA ISLAND CLAY (O)                  R16 (2r)            PIERCE, MARY                         6-4 6-1
1998 LUXEMBOURG CARPET (I)                   SF                  PIERCE, MARY                         6-1 7-5
2000 INDIAN WELLS HARD (O)                   R16 (4r)            PIERCE, MARY                         6-3 5-7 7-5
2000 AMELIA ISLAND CLAY (O)                  QF                  LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                   2-6 6-4 6-4
2004 BERLIN            CLAY (O)              R64 (1r)            LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                   6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(3)
2004 FILDERSTADT       HARD (I)              R16 (2r)            LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                   0-6 6-4 6-3
2005 BERLIN            CLAY (O)              R32 (2r)            PIERCE, MARY                         6-2 6-2
2005 FRENCH OPEN CLAY (O)                    SF                  PIERCE, MARY                         6-1 6-1

Two 30-year olds that are experiencing one of the career best seasons face off in the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup.
Pierce has reached the finals of two Grand Slams this season, the only player to do so in addition to Lindsay Davenport.
Likhovtseva is just one shy of matching her career-high ranking, earlier attained in 1999 of No.15. Her highlights this
season include a first ever appearance in a Grand Slam semifinal, at Roland Garros. Now playing in her home country,
Likhovtseva will have the crowd backing her, but Pierce is reeling from a blistering, resurgent season.


                                    PIERCE             Quick Facts                  LIKHOVTSEVA
                                             30              Age                    30
                        Sarasota, Florida, USA            Residence                 Moscow, Russia
                                             17    Career Tour Singles Titles       3
                                              1    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                   $8,898,891       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $5,305,719
                                   $1,794,403        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $703,911
                                          No.7      Current Singles Rank            No.16
                       No.3 (January 30, 1995)      Highest Singles Rank            No.15 (October 25, 1999)
                                              4      Moscow Attempts**              10
                                            6-2        Moscow W-L**                 6-9
                                             15      2005 Events Played             19
                                         36-12            2005 W-L                  30-19
                                      495-228            Career W-L                 401-327
                                Brother, David              Coach                   Dmitry Degtriarev
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw



PIERCE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fourth appearance in Moscow; won the title in debut appearance in 1998 upsetting No.1 seed
V.Williams in SF and No.2 seed Seles in final; l. 2r in 1999 (to Sugiyama) and 1r last year (upset by Mamic)

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (1): San Diego; R-Up (2): Roland Garros, US Open; QF (1): Indian Wells; 3r (3): Amelia Island,
Berlin, Rome

2005 SUMMARY
   • Season of resurgence highlighted by first Tier I title and two Grand Slam final appearances in five years; re-
       entered Top 10, having started 2005 ranked No.29
   • In San Diego, won 17th career singles title and fourth Tier I (first since 2000 Hilton Head); d. Sugiyama in first final
       between two women aged 30+ since 1995 Birmingham (Garrison d. McNeil); afterwards, rose to No.11, on the
       verge of first Top 10 ranking since April 2001
   • Suffered second 1r loss at Australian Open from past three attempts (l. to compatriot Cohen-Aloro) but
       rebounded with sensational runner-up finish at Roland Garros; as No.21 seed, d. world No.11 Zvonareva in 3r,
       No.10 Schnyder in 4r, No.1 Davenport in QF (fifth career win over reigning No.1 and third at Roland Garros) and
       No.19 Likhovtseva in SF to reach first major final since winning 2000 Roland Garros (lowest seed to reach final
       there); at 30 years, 5 months old, was oldest Grand Slam finalist since Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994 (37) and
       oldest at Roland Garros since Navratilova in 1987 (30 years, 8 months); also joined Graf as only woman to beat
       three different No.1-ranked women at the same Grand Slam in the Open Era (d. Graf in SF in 1994, Hingis in SF
       in 2000 and Davenport in QF this year); l. to Henin-Hardenne but afterwards (June 6) returned to Top 20 at
       No.13; in next event, reached Wimbledon QF for second time in career (1996), and vs. eventual champion
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        V.Williams in QF, held five set points in epic second-set tie-break before falling 60 76(10); marked first time in a
        decade she reached QF or better at consecutive Grand Slams
    •   Reached first career final at US Open as No.12 seed, falling to No.4 Clijsters in championship match; d. No.7
        Henin-Hardenne, No.3 Mauresmo and No.6 Dementieva to reach final; was first player 30 years or older to
        appear in Grand Slam final since 1994 (Navratilova - Wimbledon); returned to Top 10 at No.6 on Sept. 12 for first
        time since April 2001
    •   Earlier in season, reached Indian Wells QF (l. to Sharapova) and 3r at Amelia Island (l. to S.Williams), Berlin (l. to
        Petrova) and Rome (l. to Sharapova); collected first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, winning title
        w/Bhupathi for fourth career Grand Slam title overall
    •   Finished US Open Series in second place (behind Clijsters) on the strength of title run in San Diego (d. Sugiyama
        in final; see above); as a result, Pierce will receive another 50% singles prize money at the US Open; was
        scheduled to be No.6 seed in Los Angeles, but suffered right thigh strain during practice and pulled out ahead of
        opening match vs. Garbin

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 17 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds, incl. Sánchez-
      Vicario in final), 2000 Roland Garros (d. three of Top 5 seeds; No.3 Seles in QF, No.1 Hingis in SF and No.5
      Martínez in final) and four Tier I titles (most recently 2005 San Diego); runner-up at 1994 Roland Garros (l. to
      Sánchez-Vicario), 1997 Australian Open (l. to Hingis), 2005 Roland Garros (l. to Henin-Hardenne) and 2005 US
      Open (l. to Clijsters); winner of 10 Tour doubles titles, incl. 2000 Roland Garros (w/Hingis)
   • Member of French Fed Cup Team 1990-92, 1994-97, 2003 (leading her country to its second title) and 2004-05;
      member of French Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2004

OTHER FACTS
   • Pierce has lost only one three-set match this season, owning a 5-1 win-loss record in three-set matches for a
      near-perfect ratio, ranking her near the top in 2005:

                                                                    3-SET      3-SET
                              PLAYER                                                     RATIO
                                                                    WINS      LOSSES
                              1. Serena Williams (USA)                 8         0        1.000
                              2. Klara Koukalova (CZE)                14         2         .875
                              3. Justine Henin-Hardenne               13         2         .867
                              4. Nicole Vaidisova                     13         2         .867
                              5. Sesil Karatantcheva                  10         2         .833
                              6. Mary Pierce                          5           1        .833
                              7. Elena Dementieva                     19          4        .826
                              8. Maria Sharapova                      14          3        .824
                              9. Elena Likhovtseva                    15          4        .789
                              10. Michaella Krajicek                  9           3        .750



LIKHOVTSEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making 10th appearance in Moscow; 6-9 record includes QF finishes twice, in 1994 (as No.5 seed,
l. to top seed and eventual champion Maleeva in 3s) and 1995 (as No.8 seed, upset by unseeded McGrath); has reached
2r twice, in 1998 (l. to top seed V.Williams) and 2004 (l. to No.3 seed and eventual champion Myskina in 3s)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: SF (2): Roland Garros, Kolkata; QF (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 4r (3): Miami, Wimbledon, US Open;
3r (3): Australian Open, Amelia Island, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Consistent season highlighted by career-best Grand Slam result and return to career-high ranking
   • Best result was career-first Grand Slam SF finish at Roland Garros (d. world No.5, No.4 seed and 2004 finalist
       Dementieva 76(3) 57 75 in 4r en route, l. to No.21 seed Pierce); also reached SF at Kolkata (as No.2 seed, l. to
       No.7 seed Sprem in 3s); also QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Sharapova)
   • An impressive 13-4 in Grand Slam play, highlighted by SF finish at Roland Garros (see above); also reached 3r at
       Australian Open (as No.18 seed, l. to No.13 seed Sprem) and 4r twice, at Wimbledon (as No.13 seed, l. to No.3
       seed and eventual semifinalist Mauresmo) and US Open (as No.19 seed, saved 5 mps to defeat No.13 seed
       Myskina 06 63 76(6) en route, l. again to No.3 seed Mauresmo)
   • Returned to Top 20 on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings for first time in over four years in February, and
       returned to career-high world No.15 after Roland Garros run
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    •   Has reached six finals in doubles, winning four, at Gold Coast (w/Maleeva), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Husarova),
        Berlin (w/Zvonareva) and Kolkata (w/Myskina)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles (2004 Forest Hills, 1997 Gold Coast, 1993 Montpelier)
   • Five-time Tour runner-up, most recently at 2004 Montréal [Canadian Open], her first Tier I singles final (as
      unseeded world No.39, became lowest-ranked finalist in event history, defeating four straight Top 20 players to
      reach final the - No.15 Petrova, No.17 Schiavone, No.7 Capriati and No.4 Myskina in 3s in SF for eighth career
      Top 5 win – before losing to world No.3 Mauresmo 61 60)
   • Best Grand Slam results are SF at 2005 Roland Garros and QF at 2000 Australian Open and 2002 Wimbledon
   • Holds 24 doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Kolkata (w/Myskina); also runner-up at 2000 US Open (w/Black)
      and 2004 Australian Open (w/Kuznetsova); won 2002 Wimbledon mixed doubles (w/Bhupathi)
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2000-04 and Russian Olympic Team in 1996, 2000 and 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Likhovtseva and Douchevina are two of 12 Russians currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson
      WTA Tour (as of October 10, 2005):

                                       RUSSIA      WORLD
                                                                     PLAYER
                                        RANK       RANK
                                          1          1           Maria Sharapova
                                          2          8          Elena Dementieva
                                          3          9             Nadia Petrova
                                          4         12          Anastasia Myskina
                                          5         15         Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                          6         16          Elena Likhovtseva
                                          7         24             Dinara Safina
                                          8         25            Vera Zvonareva
                                          9         26            Maria Kirilenko
                                         10         28             Elena Bovina
                                         11         35          Anna Chakvetadze
                                         12         37           Vera Douchevina
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(6) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS) vs. (4) ELENA DEMENTIEVA
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Myskina leads 8-4
1997    ISTANBUL 3                   HARD (O)         QF                 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                    6-2 6-3
1997    BATUMI                       CLAY (O)         F                  MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-7(1) 6-4 7-5
1999    PALERMO                      CLAY (O)         SF                 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   3-6 6-3 6-2
2000    ZURICH                       HARD (I)         R16 (2r)           MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-4 2-6 6-1
2001    MOSCOW                       CARPET (I)       SF                 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                    6-7(7) 6-1 7-5
2002    AUS OPEN                     HARD (O)         R64 (2r)           DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                    6-4 6-2
2003    SARASOTA                     CLAY (O)         QF                 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-2 3-6 6-1
2003    TORONTO                      HARD (O)         R16 (3r)           DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                    2-6 6-1 6-1
2004    FRENCH OPEN                  CLAY (O)         F                  MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-1 6-2
2004    MOSCOW                       CARPET (I)       F                  MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   7-5 6-0
2004    TOUR CHPS                    HARD (I)         RR1                MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-3 6-3
2005    WIMBLEDON                    GRASS (O)        R16 (4r)           MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   1-6 7-6(9) 7-5

The most widely known meeting between these two top Russians does not depict the intensity and excitement of their
matches. The final of Roland Garros in 2004 was their most high profile meeting, where Myskina cruised to victory, but
the majority of matches between these two have been nail biting matches, stretching to three sets and saving match
points. This will be their third meeting in their Moscow hometown, with Dementieva winning the first and Myskina winning
the second, just last year in the final to successfully defend her Moscow title.

                                 MYSKINA               Quick Facts                  DEMENTIEVA
                                            24               Age                    23
                               Moscow, Russia             Residence                 Moscow, Russia
                                            10     Career Tour Singles Titles       4
                                             1     2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                  $4,612,677        Career Prize $ (USD)*           $5,798,916
                                     $558,749        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $939,661
                                        No.12       Current Singles Rank            No.8
                     No.2 (September 13, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.4 (October 25, 2004)
                                             6       Moscow Attempts**              9
                                          13-3         Moscow W-L**                 14-8
                                            18       2005 Events Played             16
                                         32-18            2005 W-L                  41-15
                                      320-169            Career W-L                 332-174
                                 Jens Gerlach               Coach                   --
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


MYSKINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Sixth main draw appearance at Moscow; Myskina is the two-time defending champion at this
event, winning in 2003 (as No.4 seed, upset No.2 seed Mauresmo in final) and 2004 (as No.3 seed, upset No.2 seed
Davenport in SF, then d. No.5 seed Dementieva in final); also reached SF in 2001 (as WC, d. No.7 seed Maleeva en route,
l. to No.8 seed Dementieva 75 third set); fell in 2r in 1999 (as qualifier, l. to No.2 seed Schett in 3s) and in 1r in 2002 (as
No.7 seed, l. to Shaughnessy in 3s); failed to qualify in first three attempts (1996, 1997, 1998)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Won (1): Kolkata; R-Up (1): Stockholm; SF (2): Antwerp, Toronto; QF (4): Dubai, Eastbourne,
Wimbledon, Filderstadt; 4r (2): Australian Open, Miami
2005 SUMMARY
   • Showing return to form with impressive play in recent months, going 21-6 on Tour since 1r exit at Roland Garros
       and gaining in confidence after a series of comeback wins at Wimbledon
   • Won first title of season at Tier III Kolkata as No.1 seed without dropping a set
   • Reached first final of 2005 at Tier IV event in Stockholm; seeded No.2, struggled through three-set matches in
       three of four matches en route to final before l. to Srebotnik; followed up with SF finish at Toronto (l. to eventual
       champion Clijsters); just before Stockholm, represented Russia in Fed Cup SF vs. USA (upset new Wimbledon
       champion V.Williams in 3s to help her country (the defending champions) reach its second straight final)
   • Started Grand Slam season with 4r at Australian Open for third straight year (quarterfinalist in 2003 and 2004),
       falling to eventual semifinalist Dechy; at Roland Garros, became first defending champion in history to lose 1r (l. to
       Sánchez Lorenzo in 3s) but rebounded at Wimbledon to reach first QF there with a series of stirring comebacks;
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        in 1r, trailed Czech qualifier K.Bohmova 4-1 second set and 4-2 third set before winning 57 76(4) 64; in 3r vs.
        Jankovic, held 3 mp in second set but after losing the set 7-5, trailed 5-1 third set with Jankovic serving at 30-15;
        Myskina staged her greatest comeback, ultimately winning 60 57 108; in 4r vs. compatriot Dementieva, a repeat
        of 2004 Roland Garros final, trailed 61 30 and saved 2 mp in second-set tie-break before winning 16 76(7) 63 (l.
        to Mauresmo 63 64); at US Open fell in 3r to compatriot Likhovtseva holding 5 mp before losing 06 63 76(6)
    •   Also reached SF at Antwerp (l. to V.Williams in 3s), QF at Dubai (l. to Schnyder in 3s), Eastbourne (l. to qualifier
        Vinci) and Filderstadt (l. to top seed eventual champion Davenport in 3s), and 4r at Miami (l. to eventual champion
        Clijsters); reached Australian Open doubles SF (w/Zvonareva; l. to eventual champions Molik/Kuznetsova);
        withdrew from Rome for personal reasons
    •   Reached Tier I SF at Toronto, falling to eventual champion Clijsters having sprained her left ankle during the
        tournament; injury forced her withdrawal from New Haven, where she was seeded No.8
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of ten Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. Tier I Moscow in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 Roland
      Garros (d. Dementieva in first-ever all-Russian Grand Slam singles final)
   • Has qualified for Season-Ending Championships in singles the past three seasons, reaching SF in 2004 (l. to
      eventual runner-up S.Williams after leading 64 30)
   • Member of Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004 (l. in SF to eventual gold medalist Henin-Hardenne after
      leading 5-1 third set) and Russian Fed Cup Team 2002-05, helping her country win its maiden title in 2004

DEMENTIEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making ninth appearance at Moscow; best results have been runner-up finishes twice, in 2001 (as
No.8 seed, upset No.1 seed Hingis en route to final, l. to No.5 seed Dokic) and 2004 (as No.5 seed, upset No.4 seed
Kuznetsova en route to final, l. to No.3 seed Myskina); also reached SF in 2003 (as No.3 seed, l. to No.2 seed and
eventual runner-up Mauresmo) and QF in 2000 (as No.7 seed, l. to No.1 seed Hingis 75 third set); fell in 2r in 2002 and in
1r in first three appearances (1997, 1998, 1999 - as a qualifier each time)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Charleston; SF (5): Sydney, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, US Open, Filderstadt; QF (3): Tokyo
[Pan Pacific], Miami, New Haven
2005 SUMMARY
   • A highly consistent season to date, reaching QF or better at nine of 15 prior events; has been ranked no lower
       than No.8 all season
   • Best results to date in 2005 have been runner-up finish at Tier I event in Charleston as No.2 seed (l. to Henin-
       Hardenne) and semifinalist at US Open d. No.2 seed Davenport in QF, saving 1 mp in third-set tiebreak before l.
       to Pierce in three-set SF
   • Also semifinalist at Sydney (WD vs. Stosur due to heat illness), Indian Wells (d. world No.7 Kuznetsova 75 third
       set in QF for lone Top 10 win coming into this event this season, l. to Clijsters), Los Angeles (first SF since
       Charleston in April, l. to Hantuchova) and Filderstadt (snapped Clijsters’ 21-match win streak in QF before falling
       to Mauresmo; had also lost seven consecutive times to Clijsters)
   • Narrowly beaten in 4r in first three Grand Slams this year, falling to Schnyder 67(6) 76(4) 62 at Australian Open
       (after leading 76(6) 40), to Likhovtseva at Roland Garros, 76(3) 57 75, and to Myskina at Wimbledon, 16 76(9) 75
       (held 2 mp in second-set tie-break)
   • Also reached QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (upset by Asagoe), Miami (l. to Clijsters) and New Haven just before the
       US Open (l. to Medina Garrigues); in doubles, won sixth career Tour title at Los Angeles (w/first-time partner
       Pennetta) and runner-up at Sydney (w/Sugiyama); withdrew from Paris [Indoors] w/right finger sprain and from
       Amelia Island and Berlin w/left hip injury
   • Reached second career Grand Slam doubles final at US Open (w/Pennetta) before l. to eventual champions
       Raymond/Stosur
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles at 2003 Amelia Island, Bali and Shanghai and 2004 Hasselt;
      runner-up at 2005 Charleston (see above), 2000 Olympics (silver medal), 2004 Roland Garros and US Open (the
      only woman to reach two Grand Slam singles finals in 2004)
   • Scored career-best win over world No.1 Hingis in QF of 2001 Moscow en route to final (her 2005 US Open QF
      win over Davenport was her second over a reigning No.1); breakthrough season in 2000, reaching SF of US
      Open and Season-Ending Championships (d. world No.2 and defending champion Davenport and Clijsters en
      route); winner of six Tour doubles titles, most recently 2005 Los Angeles (w/Pennetta)
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03, 2005 and Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Dementieva only gets tougher when taken to a third set; she is 40-14 in three-set matches since winning her first
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    career Tour title at 2003 Amelia Island, 30-8 since the beginning of 2004 and 16-4 this season; she has had
    three-set wins over Davenport, Mauresmo, Clijsters, Kuznetsova, Henin-Hardenne, V.Williams, Myskina and
    Capriati in her career
•   Dementieva has also been a perfect 6-0 in third-set tie-breaks since losing to Daniela Hantuchova at Zürich in
    October 2002; four of those nail-biting victories have come at the US Open, in 2004 against Mauresmo in the QF
    and Capriati in the SF, and this year against Chakvetadze in the 3r and against Davenport in the QF
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(8) SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Kuznetsova leads 3-0
2003    DOHA                       HARD (O)          R32 (1r)           KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               6-2 6-3
2004    DUBAI                      HARD (O)          R32 (1r)           KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               6-4 6-4
2004    WARSAW                     CLAY (O)          SF                 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               6-3 6-2
By reaching the quarterfinals this week, No.8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has won consecutive matches for the first time
since Wimbledon, as she struggled throughout the US hardcourt season leading up to defending her 2004 US Open title.
She faces Francesca Schiavone who is riding high after upsetting No.2 seed Amelie Mauresmo 6-1 6-1 in the second
round. Schiavone has never taken a set off of Kuznetsova nor has she ever reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup,
having reached the quarterfinals in her last three attempts.


                         KUZNETSOVA                   Quick Facts                  SCHIAVONE
                                            20              Age                    25
                        St. Petersburg, Russia           Residence                 London, England
                                             5    Career Tour Singles Titles       0
                                             0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                   $3,731,058      Career Prize $ (USD)*           $1,786,771
                                      $915,968      2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $370,407
                                         No.15     Current Singles Rank            No.22
                      No.4 (October 18, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.15 (February 16, 2004)
                                             3      Moscow Attempts**              4
                                           4-2        Moscow W-L**                 8-3
                                            16      2005 Events Played             19
                                         29-15           2005 W-L                  33-20
                                        185-82          Career W-L                 266-183
                  Sergio Casal, Emilio Sánchez             Coach                   Daniel Panajotti
                                                 * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


KUZNETSOVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Third main draw appearance in Moscow; after failing to qualify in 2001, reached 2r in 2003 (l. to
Smashnova) and QF in 2004 (as No.4 seed, l. to No.5 seed and eventual runner-up Dementieva)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Warsaw; SF (2): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Eastbourne; QF (4): Australian Open, Indian Wells,
Berlin, Wimbledon; 4r (2): Miami, Roland Garros
2005 SUMMARY
   • Making return to the Tour for first time since falling 1r in US Open title defense
   • Best result in first 15 events of 2005 is runner-up finish in Warsaw (l. to Henin-Hardenne 75 third set); also
       reached SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Davenport) and Eastbourne (l. to eventual champion Clijsters in 3s)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached first QF at Australian Open as No.5 seed, falling to No.4-seeded compatriot
       Sharapova in 3s after leading a set and a break; at Roland Garros, fell to the eventual champion in 4r after
       holding match point for the second straight year, holding 2 mp vs. Henin-Hardenne at 5-3 third set before falling
       76(6) 46 75 in three hours, 15 minutes (held 1 mp vs. Myskina in 2004 4r); reached second QF at Wimbledon as
       No.5 seed, falling to eventual champion Davenport; disappointing US Open singles title defense, falling in 1r as
       No.5 seed to Bychkova (first time in Open Era that a defending champion fell that early at the US Open)
   • In addition to Australian Open and Wimbledon QF finishes, also reached last eight at Tier Is in Indian Wells (l. to
       Dementieva 75 third set) and Berlin (l. to Schnyder); in doubles, collected career-first Grand Slam title, winning
       Australian Open w/first-time partner Molik; also w/Molik, won Miami and reached Dubai final; runner-up at
       Wimbledon w/first-time partner Mauresmo
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of five Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. career-first Grand Slam singles title at 2004 US Open
       (d. Dementieva in second all-Russian Grand Slam final of 2004, became first Russian woman to win US Open
       singles title); also quarterfinalist at 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open and 2005 Wimbledon; winner of 12
       Tour doubles titles (three w/Sánchez-Vicario, five w/Navratilova, two w/Likhovtseva, two w/Molik), incl. 2005
       Australian Open (w/Molik), her first Grand Slam doubles title
   • Member of winning Russian Fed Cup Team in 2004; ITF Girls' Singles World Champion for 2001
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SCHIAVONE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth main draw appearance in Moscow; after losing in qualifying in 2000, has reached QF
in her last three attempts, in 2001 (unseeded, upset No.4 seed Tauziat en route, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion
Dokic), 2003 (forced to retire trailing No.3 seed Dementieva 61 21 due to right shoulder strain) and 2004 (again unseeded,
upset No.8 seed Petrova en route, l. to No.2 seed Davenport)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Bali; SF (1): Los Angeles; QF (4): Doha, Rome, Modena, Luxembourg; 4r (1): Roland
Garros; 3r (3): Australian Open, Miami, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Up-and-down season, reaching QF or better at six of 18 Tour events coming in
   • Season highlighted by recent runner-up finish at Bali (as No.4 seed, d. No.6 seed Pennetta 75 third set in QF,
       advanced to final when No.2 seed Schnyder was forced to ret. due to heat illness at beginning of third set, then
       fell to No.1 seed Davenport); also reached SF at Los Angeles (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and four QF, at
       Doha (l. to world No.9 Molik 76 third set), Rome (d. world No.4 S.Williams en route for second career Top 5
       victory, l. to Zvonareva), Modena (as No.1 seed, upset by Hungarian teenager Szavay) and Luxembourg (as No.6
       seed, squandered 5-2 second set lead in 64 75 loss to No.1 seed and eventual champion Clijsters)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached 3r at Australian Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.19 seed Dechy), 4r at Roland Garros
       (as No.22 seed, l. to No.29 seed Ivanovic in 3s), fell in 1r at Wimbledon (as No.21 seed, was upset by Brandi 97
       third set) and finally 3r at US Open (as No.25 seed, l. to No.8 seed S.Williams)
   • In doubles, winner at Tier II Doha (w/Molik), her third career Tour doubles title; also runner-up at Tier II Filderstadt
       (w/Peschke), coming back from 5-1 third-set deficit in final before falling 60 36 75 to Hantuchova/Myskina
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles runner-up, at 2000 Tashkent, 2003 Canberra and 2005 Bali (see
      above), also a six-time semifinalist, at 2001 Auckland, 2003 Stanford and Los Angeles, 2004 Sydney and
      Warsaw (upset then-No.3 Mauresmo for career-best win), and 2005 Los Angeles (see above)
   • Has reached Grand Slam QF twice, at 2001 Roland Garros (l. to Hingis) and 2003 US Open (winning historic 4r
      match over Sugiyama which took four days to complete, coming back from a one-set, 5-2 second-set deficit to
      win in 3s before falling to Capriati in the next round)
   • Winner of three Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Doha (w/Molik)
   • Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2002-2005 and Italian Olympic Team in 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • At No.22, is the highest-ranked of seven Italian women currently in the Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005).
                                                  DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

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FEATURE THURSDAY MATCH-UPS
(8) SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs. VERA ZVONAREVA (RUS) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Kuznetsova leads 5-2
2000    ITF/MINSK-BLR               CARPET (I)        R32 (1r)           KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               5-3 4-2 4-5(4) 4-2
2001    ITF/CAGLIARI-ITA            CLAY (O)          QF                 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               6-1 6-3
2003    INDIAN WELLS                HARD (O)          R32 (3r)           ZVONAREVA, VERA                    3-6 7-6(5) 6-4
2004    GOLD COAST                  HARD (O)          R16 (2r)           KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               1-6 6-3 6-2
2004    EASTBOURNE                  GRASS (O)         SF                 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               3-6 7-6(2) 6-1
2004    SAN DIEGO                   HARD (O)          R16 (3r)           ZVONAREVA, VERA                    6-2 6-3
2004    TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS          HARD (I)          R1                 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA               6-2 6-4
Svetlana Kuznetsova looks to reach her second career Moscow quarterfinal on Thursday as she takes on fellow Russian
Vera Zvonareva in the second round. Kuznetsova, who is competing at a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event for the first time
since a disappointing first round loss in her US Open title defense, reached the final eight in Moscow last year, her best
prior finish at the Tier I event. The 20-year-old will next take on 21-year-old Zvonareva, who is trying to play her way back
into form after missing seven weeks of the summer season due to an ankle injury, and has reached the quarterfinals at
this event the last two years. These two have played seven times previously, with Kuznetsova holding a 5-2 edge, but
most of the encounters have been relatively close.

                          KUZNETSOVA                   Quick Facts                  ZVONAREVA
                                             20              Age                    21
                         St. Petersburg, Russia           Residence                 Moscow, Russia
                                              5    Career Tour Singles Titles       3
                                              0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         1
                                    $3,731,058      Career Prize $ (USD)*           $2,047,690
                                       $915,968      2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $376,864
                                          No.15     Current Singles Rank            No.25
                       No.4 (October 18, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.9 (August 9, 2004)
                                              3      Moscow Attempts**              5
                                            3-2        Moscow W-L**                 6-4
                                             16      2005 Events Played             19
                                          28-15           2005 W-L                  20-17
                                         184-82          Career W-L                 182-94
                   Sergio Casal, Emilio Sánchez             Coach                   Julia Kashevarova
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


KUZNETSOVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Third main draw appearance in Moscow; after failing to qualify in 2001, reached 2r in 2003 (l. to
Smashnova) and QF in 2004 (as No.4 seed, l. to No.5 seed and eventual runner-up Dementieva)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Warsaw; SF (2): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Eastbourne; QF (4): Australian Open, Indian Wells,
Berlin, Wimbledon; 4r (2): Miami, Roland Garros
2005 SUMMARY
   • Making return to the Tour for first time since falling 1r in US Open title defense
   • Best result in first 15 events of 2005 is runner-up finish in Warsaw (l. to Henin-Hardenne 75 third set); also
       reached SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Davenport) and Eastbourne (l. to eventual champion Clijsters in 3s)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached first QF at Australian Open as No.5 seed, falling to No.4-seeded compatriot
       Sharapova in 3s after leading a set and a break; at Roland Garros, fell to the eventual champion in 4r after
       holding match point for the second straight year, holding 2 mp vs. Henin-Hardenne at 5-3 third set before falling
       76(6) 46 75 in three hours, 15 minutes (held 1 mp vs. Myskina in 2004 4r); reached second QF at Wimbledon as
       No.5 seed, falling to eventual champion Davenport; disappointing US Open singles title defense, falling in 1r as
       No.5 seed to Bychkova (first time in Open Era that a defending champion fell that early at the US Open)
   • In addition to Australian Open and Wimbledon QF finishes, also reached last eight at Tier Is in Indian Wells (l. to
       Dementieva 75 third set) and Berlin (l. to Schnyder); in doubles, collected career-first Grand Slam title, winning
       Australian Open w/first-time partner Molik; also w/Molik, won Miami and reached Dubai final; runner-up at
       Wimbledon w/first-time partner Mauresmo
                                                 DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of five Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. career-first Grand Slam singles title at 2004 US Open
      (d. Dementieva in second all-Russian Grand Slam final of 2004, became first Russian woman to win US Open
      singles title); also quarterfinalist at 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open and 2005 Wimbledon; winner of 12
      Tour doubles titles (three w/Sánchez-Vicario, five w/Navratilova, two w/Likhovtseva, two w/Molik), incl. 2005
      Australian Open (w/Molik), her first Grand Slam doubles title
   • Member of winning Russian Fed Cup Team in 2004; ITF Girls' Singles World Champion for 2001

ZVONAREVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fifth main draw appearance at this event; best results have been QF finishes in 2003 (l. to
No.2 seed and eventual finalist Mauresmo in 3s) and 2004 (l. to No.3 seed and eventual champion Myskina in 3s); also
reached 2r once in 2000 (as unranked WC, l. to No.4 seed Kournikova) and 1r in 2002 (as qualifier, l. to WC Bovina in 3s)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (1): Memphis; SF (1): Rome; QF (3): Pattaya City, Amelia Island, Tokyo [Japan Open]
2005 SUMMARY
   • Season highlighted by successful Memphis title defense and second straight semifinal finish at Rome; other than
       that, a relatively disappointing season marred by illness and injury, falling out of Top 10 to current rank of No.25
   • Won third career Tour singles title at Memphis (as top seed, did not drop a set en route to final, then d. No.3
       seed Shaughnessy 76(3) 62 to win second straight title at the Tier III event); also reached semifinals at Rome for
       second straight year (as No.6 seed, l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Mauresmo); also reached QF three
       times, at Pattaya City (as top seed, l. to Linetskaya), Amelia Island (as No.6 seed, l. to Razzano) and Tokyo
       [Japan Open] (as top seed, l. to No.8 seed Mirza in 3s)
   • In 13 other events, won consecutive matches just once, at Roland Garros (see below); fell in second match four
       times, including Australian Open and Wimbledon (see below), and lost opening matches eight times
   • Withdrew from Los Angeles, Toronto, US Open and Beijing due to left ankle injury, missing seven weeks in total
   • 4-3 in Grand Slams; 2r at Australian Open (as No.9 seed, l. to Douchevina), 3r at Roland Garros (as No.9 seed, l.
       to No.21 seed and eventual runner-up Pierce 76(2) 75) and 2r at Wimbledon (as No.11 seed, l. to Peschke in 3s)
   • In doubles (w/Likhovtseva), won second career Tour doubles title at Berlin, runner-up at Eastbourne and
       Stanford, and semifinalist at Rome and San Diego; also semifinalist at Australian Open (w/Myskina)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titlist, at 2003 Bol and at Memphis in 2004 and 2005 (see above);
      also a three-time runner-up, at 2002 Palermo, 2004 Cincinnati and Philadelphia
   • Two-time Tour doubles winner, at 2004 Moscow (w/Myskina) and 2005 Berlin (w/Likhovtseva)
   • One-time mixed doubles champion, at 2004 US Open (w/B.Bryan)
   • Best Grand Slam result was QF finish at 2003 Roland Garros (d. V.Williams en route, l. to Petrova); has also
      reached 4r at all other majors at least once
   • Winner of three ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles and Orange Bowl Under 18s in 2000 and 2001
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 2003, 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Kuznetsova and Zvonareva are two of 10 Russian women ranked in the world’s Top 30 (as of October 10, 2005):

                                        RUSSIA      WORLD
                                                                      PLAYER
                                         RANK       RANK
                                           1          1           Maria Sharapova
                                           2          8           Elena Dementieva
                                           3          9             Nadia Petrova
                                          4            12        Anastasia Myskina
                                          5            15       Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                          6            16        Elena Likhovtseva
                                          7            24          Dinara Safina
                                          8            25         Vera Zvonareva
                                          9            26          Maria Kirilenko
                                          10           28           Elena Bovina
                                          11           35        Anna Chakvetadze
                                          12           37         Vera Douchevina
                                                  DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA) vs. (2) AMELIE MAURESMO (FRA) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Mauresmo leads 4-1
2002    PARIS [INDOORS]             CARPET (I)        QF                 MAURESMO, AMELIE                   6-2 6-2
2004    SYDNEY                      HARD (O)          SF                 MAURESMO, AMELIE                   6-3 7-6(2)
2004    WARSAW                      CLAY (O)          QF                 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA               3-6 7-6(1) 6-1
2004    FED CUP WEEK 2              CLAY (O)          R2                 MAURESMO, AMELIE                   7-6(2) 6-2
2004    US OPEN                     HARD (O)          R16 (4r)           MAURESMO, AMELIE                   6-4 6-2
In a match featuring two of the best one-handed backhands in the women’s game, former world No.1 Amélie Mauresmo
will take on Italy’s Francesca Schiavone for a sport in the quarterfinals. Mauresmo is looking to capture her second Tier I
title of the season this week, after her impressive run to the Rome title in May. She has had success at Moscow in the
past, finishing runner-up to Anastasia Myskina in 2003 and reaching the semifinals two other times. She will face a tough
opponent in Schiavone, who is one of the biggest servers on the Tour and who has one prior win over the Frenchwoman,
on clay at Warsaw in 2004. Mauresmo has claimed every other meeting in straight sets, but will have to be ready as the
Italian is coming off a runner-up finish at Bali and is in solid form.

                             SCHIAVONE                 Quick Facts                  MAURESMO
                                            25               Age                    26
                              London, England             Residence                 Geneva, Switzerland
                                             0     Career Tour Singles Titles       17
                                             0     2005 Tour Singles Titles         2
                                   $1,786,771       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $7,983,555
                                     $370,407        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $1,294,508
                                        No.22       Current Singles Rank            No.4
                     No.15 (February 16, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.1 (September 13, 2004)
                                             4       Moscow Attempts**              5
                                           7-3         Moscow W-L**                 8-4
                                            19       2005 Events Played             16
                                         32-20            2005 W-L                  48-14
                                      265-183            Career W-L                 399-162
                               Daniel Panajotti             Coach                   Loic Courteau
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


SCHIAVONE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth main draw appearance in Moscow; after losing in qualifying in 2000, has reached QF
in her last three attempts, in 2001 (unseeded, upset No.4 seed Tauziat en route, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion
Dokic), 2003 (forced to retire trailing No.3 seed Dementieva 61 21 due to right shoulder strain) and 2004 (again unseeded,
upset No.8 seed Petrova en route, l. to No.2 seed Davenport)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Bali; SF (1): Los Angeles; QF (4): Doha, Rome, Modena, Luxembourg; 4r (1): Roland
Garros; 3r (3): Australian Open, Miami, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Up-and-down season, reaching QF or better at six of 18 Tour events coming in
   • Season highlighted by recent runner-up finish at Bali (as No.4 seed, d. No.6 seed Pennetta 75 third set in QF,
       advanced to final when No.2 seed Schnyder was forced to ret. due to heat illness at beginning of third set, then
       fell to No.1 seed Davenport); also reached SF at Los Angeles (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and four QF, at
       Doha (l. to world No.9 Molik 76 third set), Rome (d. world No.4 S.Williams en route for second career Top 5
       victory, l. to Zvonareva), Modena (as No.1 seed, upset by Hungarian teenager Szavay) and Luxembourg (as No.6
       seed, squandered 5-2 second set lead in 64 75 loss to No.1 seed and eventual champion Clijsters)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached 3r at Australian Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.19 seed Dechy), 4r at Roland Garros
       (as No.22 seed, l. to No.29 seed Ivanovic in 3s), fell in 1r at Wimbledon (as No.21 seed, was upset by Brandi 97
       third set) and finally 3r at US Open (as No.25 seed, l. to No.8 seed S.Williams)
   • In doubles, winner at Tier II Doha (w/Molik), her third career Tour doubles title; also runner-up at Tier II Filderstadt
       (w/Peschke), coming back from 5-1 third-set deficit in final before falling 60 36 75 to Hantuchova/Myskina
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles runner-up, at 2000 Tashkent, 2003 Canberra and 2005 Bali (see
      above), also a six-time semifinalist, at 2001 Auckland, 2003 Stanford and Los Angeles, 2004 Sydney and
      Warsaw (upset then-No.3 Mauresmo for career-best win), and 2005 Los Angeles (see above)
   • Has reached Grand Slam QF twice, at 2001 Roland Garros (l. to Hingis) and 2003 US Open (winning historic 4r
                                                 DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

        match over Sugiyama which took four days to complete, coming back from a one-set, 5-2 second-set deficit to
        win in 3s before falling to Capriati in the next round)
    •   Winner of three Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Doha (w/Molik)
    •   Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2002-2005 and Italian Olympic Team in 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • At No.22, is the highest-ranked of seven Italian women currently in the Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005).

MAURESMO FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fifth appearance in Moscow; finished runner-up once, in 2003 (as No.2 seed, d. No.7 seed
Zvonareva and No.3 seed Dementieva en route to final, then fell to No.4 seed Myskina) and reached SF two other times,
in 2000 debut (as No.5 seed, l. to No.1 seed Hingis) and 2002 (again as No.5 seed, upset by Maleeva); in only other
appearance, fell in opening match as No.2 seed to Bedanova in 2001
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Antwerp, Rome; R-Up (3): Paris [Indoors], New Haven, Filderstadt; SF (4): Doha, Miami,
Wimbledon, Toronto; QF (3): Australian Open, Berlin, US Open
2005 SUMMARY
   • The former No.1 has spent the entire season ranked inside the Top 4
   • Has won two titles in 15 events, at Antwerp (d. V.Williams 46 75 64 in final after trailing 5-3 second set and 4-2
       third set) and Rome (sixth Tier I; d. Schnyder in final in 3s), brought career total to 17; runner-up three times, at
       Paris [Indoors] (upset by Safina in final in 3s), New Haven (l. to Davenport 64 64 in final) and last week at
       Filderstadt (again l. to Davenport, 62 64); semifinalist four times, at Doha (l. to Molik; would have returned to No.1
       had she won the match), Miami (l. to Clijsters), Wimbledon (l. to Davenport after being up a set and a break) and
       Toronto (l. to Henin-Hardenne 75 36 61; trailed 75 20 before winning seven of next eight games to force third set)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached fourth QF at Australian Open (l. to eventual champion S.Williams); as No.3 seed at
       Roland Garros, upset in 3r by Ivanovic (earliest loss there in four years); seeded No.3 again at Wimbledon,
       reached third straight SF without dropping a set (fell to world No.1 Davenport 67(5) 76(4) 64 after being up a
       service break in the second set); QF at US Open for third consecutive year (l. to eventual finalist Pierce)
   • Reached first Grand Slam doubles final at Wimbledon w/first-time partner Kuznetsova, falling to Black/Huber;
       withdrew from Fed Cup 1r and Warsaw w/abdominal strain
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 17 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour career singles titles, incl. two in 2005; best Grand Slam result is runner-up
      finish at 1999 Australian Open (unseeded, d. world No.1 Davenport in SF before falling to No.2 Hingis); also
      semifinalist at 2002 US Open and Wimbledon in 2002, 2004 and 2005; winner of six Tier I singles titles and
      runner-up at 2003 Season-Ending Championships (l. to Clijsters); winner of one Tour doubles title at 2000 Linz
      (w/Rubin), also runner-up at 2005 Wimbledon (w/Kuznetsova)
   • On September 13, 2004 became 14th woman in computer rankings history to hold No.1 singles ranking, also
      becoming the first French tennis player – male or female – to be ranked No.1 in singles
   • Member of French Fed Cup Team in 1998-99 and 2001-05 (helping France win its second title in 2003) and
      French Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004 (won singles silver medal)
OTHER FACTS
   • Mauresmo could become just the sixth active player to win 400 career matches should she defeat Schiavone on
      Thursday (as of the end of Wednesday, October 12, including matches from both Moscow and Bangkok):
                                                         CAREER               CURRENT
                                     PLAYER
                                                       MATCH WINS           TOURNAMENT
                                 Conchita Martínez         737                 Bangkok
                                 Lindsay Davenport         689                    -
                                    Mary Pierce            495                 Moscow
                                  Jennifer Capriati        430                    -
                                   Venus Williams          412                    -
                                 Amélie Mauresmo           399                 Moscow
                                                  DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

(6) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS) vs. KVETA PESCHKE (CZE) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Series tied 2-2
1999    LEIPZIG                      CARPET (I)       Q-Q                PESCHKE, KVETA                    6-1 6-4
2000    US OPEN                      HARD (O)         R128 (1r)          PESCHKE, KVETA                    6-1 5-7 6-3
2002    LEIPZIG                      CARPET (I)       R16 (2r)           MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                6-4 3-6 6-1
2005    AUSTRALIAN OPEN              HARD (O)         R128 (1r)          MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                6-1 6-4
Anastasia Myskina, the two-time defending Moscow champion, looks to win her 10th straight match at the Tier I event as
she takes on the hard-hitting Kveta Peschke on Thursday. After a poor start to 2005, the lowest point of which was
relinquishing her Roland Garros title, Myskina has picked things up immensely in the last few months, winning her first
Tour singles title of the year just a few weeks ago in Kolkata, reaching the Stockholm final and the semis at the Tier I event
in Toronto. She will face a familiar opponent in Peschke, with whom she has split four career meetings. Watch for heavy-
hitting action from the baseline, with Myskina trying to gain an advantage with her superior court craft and consistency.

                                 MYSKINA               Quick Facts                  PESCHKE
                                            24               Age                    30
                               Moscow, Russia             Residence                 Prague, Czech Republic
                                            10     Career Tour Singles Titles       1
                                             1     2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                  $4,612,677        Career Prize $ (USD)*           $1,122,086
                                     $558,749        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $271,238
                                        No.12       Current Singles Rank            No.39
                     No.2 (September 13, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.33 (October 30, 2000)
                                             6       Moscow Attempts**              2
                                          13-3         Moscow W-L**                 2-1
                                            18       2005 Events Played             19
                                         32-18            2005 W-L                  28-20
                                      320-169            Career W-L                 303-187
                                 Jens Gerlach               Coach                   Husband, Torsten Peschke
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


MYSKINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Sixth main draw appearance at Moscow; Myskina is the two-time defending champion at this
event, winning in 2003 (as No.4 seed, upset No.2 seed Mauresmo in final) and 2004 (as No.3 seed, upset No.2 seed
Davenport in SF, then d. No.5 seed Dementieva in final); also reached SF in 2001 (as WC, d. No.7 seed Maleeva en route,
l. to No.8 seed Dementieva 75 third set); fell in 2r in 1999 (as qualifier, l. to No.2 seed Schett in 3s) and in 1r in 2002 (as
No.7 seed, l. to Shaughnessy in 3s); failed to qualify in first three attempts (1996, 1997, 1998)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Won (1): Kolkata; R-Up (1): Stockholm; SF (2): Antwerp, Toronto; QF (4): Dubai, Eastbourne,
Wimbledon, Filderstadt; 4r (2): Australian Open, Miami
2005 SUMMARY
   • Showing return to form with impressive play in recent months, going 21-6 on Tour since 1r exit at Roland Garros
       and gaining in confidence after a series of comeback wins at Wimbledon
   • Won first title of season at Tier III Kolkata as No.1 seed without dropping a set
   • Reached first final of 2005 at Tier IV event in Stockholm; seeded No.2, struggled through three-set matches in
       three of four matches en route to final before l. to Srebotnik; followed up with SF finish at Toronto (l. to eventual
       champion Clijsters); just before Stockholm, represented Russia in Fed Cup SF vs. USA (upset new Wimbledon
       champion V.Williams in 3s to help her country (the defending champions) reach its second straight final)
   • Started Grand Slam season with 4r at Australian Open for third straight year (quarterfinalist in 2003 and 2004),
       falling to eventual semifinalist Dechy; at Roland Garros, became first defending champion in history to lose 1r (l. to
       Sánchez Lorenzo in 3s) but rebounded at Wimbledon to reach first QF there with a series of stirring comebacks;
       in 1r, trailed Czech qualifier K.Bohmova 4-1 second set and 4-2 third set before winning 57 76(4) 64; in 3r vs.
       Jankovic, held 3 mp in second set but after losing the set 7-5, trailed 5-1 third set with Jankovic serving at 30-15;
       Myskina staged her greatest comeback, ultimately winning 60 57 108; in 4r vs. compatriot Dementieva, a repeat
       of 2004 Roland Garros final, trailed 61 30 and saved 2 mp in second-set tie-break before winning 16 76(7) 63 (l.
       to Mauresmo 63 64); at US Open fell in 3r to compatriot Likhovtseva holding 5 mp before losing 06 63 76(6)
   • Also reached SF at Antwerp (l. to V.Williams in 3s), QF at Dubai (l. to Schnyder in 3s), Eastbourne (l. to qualifier
       Vinci) and Filderstadt (l. to top seed eventual champion Davenport in 3s), and 4r at Miami (l. to eventual champion
       Clijsters); reached Australian Open doubles SF (w/Zvonareva; l. to eventual champions Molik/Kuznetsova);
       withdrew from Rome for personal reasons
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    •   Reached Tier I SF at Toronto, falling to eventual champion Clijsters having sprained her left ankle during the
        tournament; injury forced her withdrawal from New Haven, where she was seeded No.8
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of ten Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. Tier I Moscow in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 Roland
      Garros (d. Dementieva in first-ever all-Russian Grand Slam singles final)
   • Has qualified for Season-Ending Championships in singles the past three seasons, reaching SF in 2004 (l. to
      eventual runner-up S.Williams after leading 64 30)
   • Member of Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004 (l. in SF to eventual gold medalist Henin-Hardenne after
      leading 5-1 third set) and Russian Fed Cup Team 2002-05, helping her country win its maiden title in 2004

PESCHKE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making second appearance at this event; only prior appearance came in 2000, reaching 2r (d.
Husarova in 1r in 3s, l. to top seed and eventual champion Hingis in next match)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: QF (1): Hobart; 4r (1): Wimbledon; 3r (2): Amelia Island, Berlin
2005 SUMMARY
   • Season of resurgence after two left knee surgeries, highlighted by QF finish at Hobart and 4r finish at Wimbledon
   • Reached QF in first event of season at Hobart (unseeded, d. No.5 seed Medina Garrigues 60 62 before falling to
       No.2 seed Dulko); reached career-first Grand Slam 4r at Wimbledon (unseeded, d. No.11 seed Zvonareva and
       former champion Martínez en route, then held 2 mp before losing 67(5) 76(7) 63 to No.8 seed Petrova –
       afterwards, rose from No.62 to No.41, her first Top 50 ranking in over four years); also reached 3r at Amelia
       Island (l. to top seed and eventual champion Davenport) and Berlin (d. then-No.10 Zvonareva en route, l. to
       eventual champion Henin-Hardenne); has reached 2r five other times, incl. New Haven (as qualifier, l. to top seed
       and eventual winner Davenport) and Luxembourg (unseeded, l. to No.2 seed Petrova)
   • 4-4 in Grand Slam play; l. in 1r at Australian Open (to No.3 seed Myskina), 2r at Roland Garros (to Peer), 4r at
       Wimbledon (to No.8 seed Petrova – see above) and 1r at US Open (to No.26 seed Vaidisova)
   • Strong year in doubles, reaching five finals; won third career Tour doubles title at Paris [Indoors] (w/Benesova),
       also runner-up four times, at Amelia Island (w/Schnyder), Charleston (w/Benesova), Cincinnati (w/Salerni) and
       Filderstadt (w/Schiavone)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of one Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title at 1998 Makarska and a one-time runner-up at 1999 Leipzig;
      allso a two-time semifinalist, at 1999 Bratislava and 2000 Linz
   • Winner of three Tour doubles titles, at 1998 Sopot (w/Vildova), 2001 Estoril (w/Rittner) and 2005 Paris [Indoors]
      (w/Benesova)
   • Best Grand Slam result was 4r finish at 2005 Wimbledon (see above)
   • Underwent left knee surgeries in December 2002 and March 2003, returning to the Tour in May 2004
   • Member of Czech Fed Cup Team in 1998-2001 and 2005 and Czech Olympic Team in 2000
OTHER FACTS
   • Peschke is the third-highest-ranked of seven Czech women currently ranked in the world's Top 100 (as of
      October 10, 2005):

                                        CZECH       WORLD
                                                                      PLAYER
                                        RANK        RANK
                                          1          18            Nicole Vaidisova
                                          2          38            Klara Koukalova
                                          3          39            Kveta Peschke
                                          4          52            Lucie Safarova
                                           5           58          Iveta Benesova
                                           6           81        Zuzana Ondraskova
                                           7           93        Michaela Pastikova
                                                     DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                     $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

SESIL KARATANTCHEVA (BUL) vs. (8) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: First Meeting
Currently one of the hottest players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Elena Dementieva will try to reach her fifth career
Moscow quarterfinal on Thursday as she takes on Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva. After her stunning run to the
semifinals at the US Open (where she upset then-No.1 Lindsay Davenport en route) and her heroic effort in the Fed Cup
final against France (where she won both her singles rubbers and the deciding doubles rubber), Dementieva pulled off
another amazing feat in Filderstadt last week, snapping Kim Clijsters’ 21-match win streak with a quarterfinal upset. She
will next face 16-year-old Karatantcheva, who is having a breakthrough season, highlighted by a run to the quarters at
Roland Garros in May. These two will play for the first time.

                     KARATANTCHEVA                        Quick Facts                  DEMENTIEVA
                                                16              Age                    23
       Sofia, Bulgaria and Sarasota, Florida, USA            Residence                 Moscow, Russia
                                                 0    Career Tour Singles Titles       4
                                                 0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                        $289,356       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $5,798,916
                                        $237,492        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $939,661
                                            No.41      Current Singles Rank            No.8
                          No.38 (August 8, 2005)       Highest Singles Rank            No.4 (October 25, 2004)
                                                 1      Moscow Attempts**              9
                                               1-0        Moscow W-L**                 13-8
                                                12      2005 Events Played             16
                                            21-11            2005 W-L                  40-15
                                            71-19           Career W-L                 331-174
                       Father, Rado Karatantchev               Coach                   --
                                                     * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


KARATANTCHEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making career debut in Moscow
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: QF (3): Gold Coast, Roland Garros, San Diego; 2r (5): Memphis, Indian Wells, Wimbledon, Toronto,
Moscow**
2005 SUMMARY
   • Breakthrough season for Bulgarian phenom, currently the youngest player in the Top 50; began season ranked
       No.133, made Top 100 debut at end of January
   • Year-to-date highlight is QF finish at Roland Garros in third career Grand Slam main draw, the seventh-youngest
       quarterfinalist there in the Open Era (stunned former No.1 V.Williams in 3r en route, l. to Likhovtseva in 3s);
       surged from No.98 to No.51 after Roland Garros; made Top 50 debut after Wimbledon (l. in 2r to Sharapova)
   • Also reached QF at Gold Coast in January (as a qualifier; l. to eventual champion Schnyder) and at San Diego; d.
       No.13 seed Asagoe en route to career-first Tier I QF (l. to unseeded eventual runner-up Sugiyama); reached
       career-high of No.38 afterwards on August 8 (her 16th birthday)
   • In Grand Slam play, debuted at all three previous majors this year; l. 1r Australian Open as qualifier to Sharapova;
       reached QF at Roland Garros (see above) and 2r at Wimbledon (l. again to Sharapova)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Debuted on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour at 2004 Indian Wells (reached 3r)
   • Five-time Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2005 Roland Garros and 2005 San Diego (see above)
   • Reached first QF at 2004 Vancouver (second Tour event), second QF at 2004 Quebec City (fifth Tour event) and
      third QF at 2005 Gold Coast (sixth Tour event)
   • Made Grand Slam debut as a qualifier at US Open in 2004
   • Winner of four ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles in first seven contested in her career
   • Member of Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 2004-05
OTHER FACTS
   • Didn't like tennis at first, when father introduced her to game at 5 1/2 years of age
   • Father, who placed seventh in World Cup of Rowing, was a Bulgarian National Champion and mother, a
      volleyball player, was also a Bulgarian National Champion
   • Favorite player is Gabriela Sabatini; named one of her younger sisters after the tennis legend
   • This time last year, Karatantcheva was ranked No.180, marking an improvement of 141 spots as of her No.39
      ranking on August 29
                                                DAY 4 NOTES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005
                                                $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

DEMENTIEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making ninth appearance at Moscow; best results have been runner-up finishes twice, in 2001 (as
No.8 seed, upset No.1 seed Hingis en route to final, l. to No.5 seed Dokic) and 2004 (as No.5 seed, upset No.4 seed
Kuznetsova en route to final, l. to No.3 seed Myskina); also reached SF in 2003 (as No.3 seed, l. to No.2 seed and
eventual runner-up Mauresmo) and QF in 2000 (as No.7 seed, l. to No.1 seed Hingis 75 third set); fell in 2r in 2002 and in
1r in first three appearances (1997, 1998, 1999 - as a qualifier each time)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Charleston; SF (5): Sydney, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, US Open, Filderstadt; QF (3): Tokyo
[Pan Pacific], Miami, New Haven
2005 SUMMARY
   • A highly consistent season to date, reaching QF or better at nine of 15 prior events; has been ranked no lower
       than No.8 all season
   • Best results to date in 2005 have been runner-up finish at Tier I event in Charleston as No.2 seed (l. to Henin-
       Hardenne) and semifinalist at US Open d. No.2 seed Davenport in QF, saving 1 mp in third-set tiebreak before l.
       to Pierce in three-set SF
   • Also semifinalist at Sydney (WD vs. Stosur due to heat illness), Indian Wells (d. world No.7 Kuznetsova 75 third
       set in QF for lone Top 10 win coming into this event this season, l. to Clijsters), Los Angeles (first SF since
       Charleston in April, l. to Hantuchova) and Filderstadt (snapped Clijsters’ 21-match win streak in QF before falling
       to Mauresmo; had also lost seven consecutive times to Clijsters)
   • Narrowly beaten in 4r in first three Grand Slams this year, falling to Schnyder 67(6) 76(4) 62 at Australian Open
       (after leading 76(6) 40), to Likhovtseva at Roland Garros, 76(3) 57 75, and to Myskina at Wimbledon, 16 76(9) 75
       (held 2 mp in second-set tie-break)
   • Also reached QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (upset by Asagoe), Miami (l. to Clijsters) and New Haven just before the
       US Open (l. to Medina Garrigues); in doubles, won sixth career Tour title at Los Angeles (w/first-time partner
       Pennetta) and runner-up at Sydney (w/Sugiyama); withdrew from Paris [Indoors] w/right finger sprain and from
       Amelia Island and Berlin w/left hip injury
   • Reached second career Grand Slam doubles final at US Open (w/Pennetta) before l. to eventual champions
       Raymond/Stosur
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles at 2003 Amelia Island, Bali and Shanghai and 2004 Hasselt;
      runner-up at 2005 Charleston (see above), 2000 Olympics (silver medal), 2004 Roland Garros and US Open (the
      only woman to reach two Grand Slam singles finals in 2004)
   • Scored career-best win over world No.1 Hingis in QF of 2001 Moscow en route to final (her 2005 US Open QF
      win over Davenport was her second over a reigning No.1); breakthrough season in 2000, reaching SF of US
      Open and Season-Ending Championships (d. world No.2 and defending champion Davenport and Clijsters en
      route); winner of six Tour doubles titles, most recently 2005 Los Angeles (w/Pennetta)
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03, 2005 and Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Dementieva only gets tougher when taken to a third set; she is 40-14 in three-set matches since winning her first
      career Tour title at 2003 Amelia Island, 30-8 since the beginning of 2004 and 16-4 this season; she has had
      three-set wins over Davenport, Mauresmo, Clijsters, Kuznetsova, Henin-Hardenne, V.Williams, Myskina and
      Capriati in her career
   • Dementieva has also been a perfect 6-0 in third-set tie-breaks since losing to Daniela Hantuchova at Zürich in
      October 2002; four of those nail-biting victories have come at the US Open, in 2004 against Mauresmo in the QF
      and Capriati in the SF, and this year against Chakvetadze in the 3r and against Davenport in the QF
                                                  DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

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FEATURE WEDNESDAY MATCH-UPS
(3) MARY PIERCE (FRA) vs. FLAVIA PENNETTA (ITA) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Equal record at 1-1
2003 HYDERABAD         HARD (O)              QF                  PENNETTA, FLAVIA                     7-6(4) 6-3
2005 WIMBLEDON         GRASS (O)             R16 (4r)            PIERCE, MARY                         6-3 6-1

Former champion Mary Pierce returns to Moscow for only her fourth appearance, winning the title in 1998 but not
winning a match here since that title run. Currently ranked in the top 10 and having a record resurgence this season,
Pierce returns to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour for the first time since reaching the finals of the US Open. Her
opponent, on the other hand, is competing in her fourth event since the US Open and has reached two quarterfinals in
her last three attempts.

                                    PIERCE              Quick Facts                 PENNETTA
                                             30              Age                    23
                        Sarasota, Florida, USA            Residence                 Milan, Italy
                                             17    Career Tour Singles Titles       3
                                              1    2005 Tour Singles Titles         2
                                   $8,898,891       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $908,491
                                   $1,794,403        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $433,532
                                          No.7      Current Singles Rank            No.27
                       No.3 (January 30, 1995)      Highest Singles Rank            No.23 (August 8, 2005)
                                              4      Moscow Attempts**              1
                                            5-2        Moscow W-L**                 1-0
                                             15      2005 Events Played             24
                                         35-12            2005 W-L                  35-20
                                      494-228            Career W-L                 215-150
                                Brother, David              Coach                   Gabriel Urpi
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw



PIERCE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fourth appearance in Moscow; won the title in debut appearance in 1998 upsetting No.1 seed
V.Williams in SF and No.2 seed Seles in final; l. 2r in 1999 (to Sugiyama) and 1r last year (upset by Mamic)

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (1): San Diego; R-Up (2): Roland Garros, US Open; QF (1): Indian Wells; 3r (3): Amelia Island,
Berlin, Rome

2005 SUMMARY
   • Season of resurgence highlighted by first Tier I title and two Grand Slam final appearances in five years; re-
       entered Top 10, having started 2005 ranked No.29
   • In San Diego, won 17th career singles title and fourth Tier I (first since 2000 Hilton Head); d. Sugiyama in first final
       between two women aged 30+ since 1995 Birmingham (Garrison d. McNeil); afterwards, rose to No.11, on the
       verge of first Top 10 ranking since April 2001
   • Suffered second 1r loss at Australian Open from past three attempts (l. to compatriot Cohen-Aloro) but
       rebounded with sensational runner-up finish at Roland Garros; as No.21 seed, d. world No.11 Zvonareva in 3r,
       No.10 Schnyder in 4r, No.1 Davenport in QF (fifth career win over reigning No.1 and third at Roland Garros) and
       No.19 Likhovtseva in SF to reach first major final since winning 2000 Roland Garros (lowest seed to reach final
       there); at 30 years, 5 months old, was oldest Grand Slam finalist since Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994 (37) and
       oldest at Roland Garros since Navratilova in 1987 (30 years, 8 months); also joined Graf as only woman to beat
       three different No.1-ranked women at the same Grand Slam in the Open Era (d. Graf in SF in 1994, Hingis in SF
       in 2000 and Davenport in QF this year); l. to Henin-Hardenne but afterwards (June 6) returned to Top 20 at
       No.13; in next event, reached Wimbledon QF for second time in career (1996), and vs. eventual champion
       V.Williams in QF, held five set points in epic second-set tie-break before falling 60 76(10); marked first time in a
       decade she reached QF or better at consecutive Grand Slams
   • Reached first career final at US Open as No.12 seed, falling to No.4 Clijsters in championship match; d. No.7
       Henin-Hardenne, No.3 Mauresmo and No.6 Dementieva to reach final; was first player 30 years or older to
                                                  DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

        appear in Grand Slam final since 1994 (Navratilova - Wimbledon); returned to Top 10 at No.6 on Sept. 12 for first
        time since April 2001
    •   Earlier in season, reached Indian Wells QF (l. to Sharapova) and 3r at Amelia Island (l. to S.Williams), Berlin (l. to
        Petrova) and Rome (l. to Sharapova); collected first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, winning title
        w/Bhupathi for fourth career Grand Slam title overall
    •   Finished US Open Series in second place (behind Clijsters) on the strength of title run in San Diego (d. Sugiyama
        in final; see above); as a result, Pierce will receive another 50% singles prize money at the US Open; was
        scheduled to be No.6 seed in Los Angeles, but suffered right thigh strain during practice and pulled out ahead of
        opening match vs. Garbin

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 17 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds, incl. Sánchez-
      Vicario in final), 2000 Roland Garros (d. three of Top 5 seeds; No.3 Seles in QF, No.1 Hingis in SF and No.5
      Martínez in final) and four Tier I titles (most recently 2005 San Diego); runner-up at 1994 Roland Garros (l. to
      Sánchez-Vicario), 1997 Australian Open (l. to Hingis), 2005 Roland Garros (l. to Henin-Hardenne) and 2005 US
      Open (l. to Clijsters); winner of 10 Tour doubles titles, incl. 2000 Roland Garros (w/Hingis)
   • Member of French Fed Cup Team 1990-92, 1994-97, 2003 (leading her country to its second title) and 2004-05;
      member of French Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2004

OTHER FACTS
   • Pierce has lost only one three-set match this season, owning a 5-1 win-loss record in three-set matches for a
      near-perfect ratio, ranking her near the top in 2005:

                                                                    3-SET      3-SET
                              PLAYER                                                     RATIO
                                                                    WINS      LOSSES
                              1. Serena Williams (USA)                 8         0        1.000
                              2. Klara Koukalova (CZE)                14         2         .875
                              3. Justine Henin-Hardenne               13         2         .867
                              4. Nicole Vaidisova                     13          2        .867
                              5. Sesil Karatantcheva                  10          2        .833
                              6. Mary Pierce                          5           1        .833
                              7. Elena Dementieva                     19          4        .826
                              8. Maria Sharapova                      14          3        .824
                              9. Elena Likhovtseva                    15          4        .789
                              10. Michaella Krajicek                   9          3        .750




PENNETTA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Bogotá, Acapulco; SF (2): Modena, Palermo; QF (4): Gold Coast, Toronto, Bali, Filderstadt;
4r (1): Wimbledon

2005 SUMMARY
   • Career-best season to date, highlighted by winning 20 of 26 matches on clay, capturing back-to-back Tier III clay
       court titles in February at Bogotá and Acapulco, and best Grand Slam run of career so far at Wimbledon
   • Won second career Tour singles title at Bogotá (as No.2 seed, did not drop a set all week, d. Dominguez Lino in
       final) and third at Acapulco (as No.1 seed, d. Cervanova in final); also reached back-to-back Tier IV clay court
       semifinals in July at Modena (l. to eventual winner Smashnova) and Palermo (l. to Koukalova); also reached
       hardcourt QF four times, at Gold Coast (d. No.6 seed Dechy en route, l. to Golovin), Toronto (first Tier I QF of
       career, l. to eventual champion Clijsters), Bali (l. to eventual finalist Schiavone in 3 set battle) and Filderstadt
       (upset No.4 seed Henin-Hardenne 64 63 for one of career best wins before l. to Hantuchova)
   • 5-4 in Grand Slam play, highlighted by career-first fourth round appearance at a major at Wimbledon (l. to No.12
       seed Pierce); also reached 3r at Roland Garros (as No.32 seed, l. to No.8 seed Schnyder in 3s); upset in 1r at
       Australian Open (as No.30 seed, l. to Mandula in 3s) and US Open (as No.28 seed, l. to Schruff 75 third set)
   • Has been incredibly successful in recent doubles partnership w/Dementieva; in two events played, the pair won
       their debut event at Los Angeles and finished runner-up at US Open (l. to Raymond/Stosur)
                                               DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                               $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS


CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, at 2004 Sopot, 2005 Bogotá and Acapulco (see above);
      reached first Tour singles finals at Acapulco and Palermo in 2004; winner of one Tour doubles title at 2005 Los
      Angeles (w/Dementieva) and runner-up once at 2005 US Open (w/Dementieva)
   • Best Grand Slam finish is 4r at 2005 Wimbledon (see above)
   • Winner of seven ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles, most recently at 2004 ITF/Cuneo-ITA
   • Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2003 and 2005
OTHER FACTS
   • Pennetta is currently the second ranked Italian, recently displacing Farina Elia for the post.. She is one of seven
      Italian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005):
                                      ITALY      WORLD
                                                                     PLAYER
                                      RANK       RANK
                                        1         22           Francesca Schiavone
                                        2          27            Flavia Pennetta
                                        3          32            Silvia Farina Elia
                                        4          47             Roberta Vinci
                                        5          74         Antonella Serra Zanetti
                                        6          86            Tathiana Garbin
                                        7          98           Mara Santangelo
                                                 DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS


(6) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS) vs. (WC) MAGADALENA MALEEVA (BUL) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Myskina leads 3-1
2001    LEIPZIG             CARPET (I)       QF                  MALEEVA, MAGDALENA                   6-4 6-3
2001    MOSCOW              CARPET (I)       R16 (2r)            MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   6-4 3-6 6-4
2002    BIRMINGHAM          GRASS (O)        QF                  MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   2-6 6-3 7-6(2)
2004    MONTREAL            HARD (O)         QF                  MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                   7-5 6-1

Two former champions of the Kremlin Cup meet in the early round, with each former champion winning the title at least
twice. The quick ball speed on carpet seems to suit Maleeva’s game quite well, as she holds an impressive 18-5 record in
Moscow. The Bulgarian has struggled in her announced career-last season but hopes to rely on the familiarity of these
courts to display the level of play that brought her three Kremlin Cup titles. She will face two-time defending champion
Myskina playing in her hometown with the Russian crowd backing her.

                                MYSKINA                 Quick Facts                 MALEEVA
                                            24               Age                    30
                               Moscow, Russia             Residence                 Sofia, Bulgaria
                                            10     Career Tour Singles Titles       10
                                             1     2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                  $4,612,677        Career Prize $ (USD)*           $4,371,682
                                     $558,749        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $261,260
                                        No.12       Current Singles Rank            No.61
                     No.2 (September 13, 2004)      Highest Singles Rank            No.4 (January 29, 1996)
                                             6       Moscow Attempts**              9
                                          12-3         Moscow W-L**                 18-5
                                            20       2005 Events Played             19
                                         31-18            2005 W-L                  16-18
                                      319-169            Career W-L                 438-288
                                 Jens Gerlach               Coach                   --
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw




MYSKINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Sixth appearance in this event; two-time defending champion winning the title in 2003 (d.
Mauresmo in final) and 2004 (Dementieva in final); after failing to qualify from 1996 – 1998, reached 2r in 1999 (l. to No.2
seed Schett) followed by first SF appearance in Moscow in 2001 (falling to Dementieva 67(7) 61 75)

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Won (1): Kolkata; R-Up (1): Stockholm; SF (2): Antwerp, Toronto; QF (4): Dubai, Eastbourne,
Wimbledon, Filderstadt; 4r (2): Australian Open, Miami

2005 SUMMARY
   • Showing return to form with impressive play in recent months, going 23-8 since 1r exit at Roland Garros and
       gaining in confidence after a series of comeback wins at Wimbledon
   • Won first title of season at Tier III Kolkata as No.1 seed without dropping a set
   • Reached first final of 2005 at Tier IV event in Stockholm; seeded No.2, struggled through three-set matches in
       three of four matches en route to final (d. Kutuzova in 1r after trailing 64 42) before falling to Srebotnik; followed
       up with SF finish at Toronto (l. to eventual champion Clijsters); just before Stockholm, represented Russia in Fed
       Cup SF vs. USA and upset new Wimbledon champion V.Williams in 3s to help her country (the defending
       champions) reach its second straight final
   • Started Grand Slam season by reaching 4r at Australian Open for third straight year (quarterfinalist in 2003 and
       2004), falling to eventual semifinalist Dechy; at Roland Garros, became first defending champion in history to lose
       in 1r (l. to Sánchez Lorenzo in 3s) but rebounded at Wimbledon to reach first QF there with a series of stirring
       comebacks; in 1r, trailed Czech qualifier K.Bohmova 4-1 second set and 4-2 third set before winning 57 76(4)
       64; in 3r vs. Jankovic, held 3 mp in second set but after losing the set 7-5, trailed 5-1 third set with Jankovic
       serving at 30-15; Myskina staged her greatest comeback, ultimately winning 60 57 108; in 4r vs. compatriot
       Dementieva, a repeat of 2004 Roland Garros final, trailed 61 30 and saved 2 mp in second-set tie-break before
       winning 16 76(7) 63 (l. to Mauresmo 63 64); at US Open fell in 3r to compatriot Likhovtseva holding 5 mp before
       losing 06 63 76(6)
   • Also reached SF at Antwerp (l. to V.Williams in 3s), QF at Dubai (l. to Schnyder in 3s) and Eastbourne (l. to
       qualifier Vinci), and 4r at Miami (l. to eventual champion Clijsters); reached Australian Open doubles SF
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        (w/Zvonareva; l. to eventual champions Molik/Kuznetsova); withdrew from Rome for personal reasons
    •   Reached Tier I SF at Toronto, falling to eventual champion Clijsters having sprained her left ankle during the
        tournament; injury forced her withdrawal from New Haven, where she was seeded No.8


CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of ten Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. Tier I Moscow in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 Roland
      Garros (d. Dementieva in first-ever all-Russian Grand Slam singles final)
   • Has qualified for Season-Ending Championships in singles the past three seasons, reaching SF in 2004 (l. to
      eventual runner-up S.Williams after leading 64 30)
   • Member of Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004 (l. in SF to eventual gold medalist Henin-Hardenne after
      leading 5-1 third set) and Russian Fed Cup Team 2002-05, helping her country win its maiden title in 2004


OTHER FACTS
    •   Msykina is one of 12 Russian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (as of
        October 10, 2005):
                                         RUSSIA       WORLD
                                                                         PLAYER
                                          RANK        RANK
                                            1           1           Maria Sharapova
                                            2           8           Elena Dementieva
                                            3             9           Nadia Petrova
                                            4            12         Anastasia Myskina
                                            5            15        Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                            6            16         Elena Likhovtseva
                                            7            24           Dinara Safina
                                            8            25          Vera Zvonareva
                                            9            26           Maria Kirilenko
                                            10           28            Elena Bovina
                                            11           35         Anna Chakvetadze
                                            12           37          Vera Douchevina


MALEEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Ninth appearance in Moscow; three-time champion of the event winning the title back-to-back in
debut appearance in 1994 and again in 1995; also won the title unseeded in 2002 with upsets over No.1 seed V.Williams,
No.5 seed Mauresmo and No.3 Davenport in the final; QF in 2000 falling to Mauresmo in 3s; fell in 1r in most recent
attempts of 2003 and 2004

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: QF (2): Gold Coast, Paris [Indoors]; 4r (1): Wimbledon; 3r (2): Australian Open, Miami

2005 SUMMARY
   • Aside from two QF finishes and reaching 4r at Wimbledon, a relatively disappointing season, 16-18 coming in;
       best results have been QF at Gold Coast (as No.8 seed in first event of year, l. in 3s to eventual runner-up Stosur)
       and Paris [Indoors] (again as No.8 seed, l. 62 76(2) to No.2 seed and eventual runner-up Mauresmo); reached 4r
       at Wimbledon for fourth time in career (l. to No.5 seed Kuznetsova); in 14 other events, has reached 3r twice, at
       Australian Open and Miami (as No.27 seed, l. to No.4 seed Dementieva); l. in 2r six times and in 1r six times
   • 7-4 record in Grand Slam play, reaching 3r at Australian Open (as No.22 seed, l. to No.11 seed Petrova), 2r at
       Roland Garros (as No.24 seed, l. to Medina Garrigues), 4r at Wimbledon (unseeded, d. No.24 seed Asagoe en
       route, l. to No.5 seed Kuznetsova) and 3r at US Open (unseeded, l. to No.19 seed Likhovtseva)
   • In doubles, won fifth Tour title of career at Gold Coast (w/Likhovtseva), also SF at Tier I Miami (w/L.Huber)

CAREER SUMMARY
    •   Winner of 10 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, including two Tier I events, at 1994 Zürich (d. Zvereva in final) and
        2002 Moscow (unseeded, upset No.1 seed V.Williams 76 third set in 2r, No.5 seed Mauresmo in 2s in QF and No.3
        seed Davenport 76 third set in final)
    •   Best Grand Slam result was reaching QF at 1992 US Open (d. No.3 seed M.Navratilova in 3s en route, l. to sister
        Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière); has reached 4r at majors 14 other times, most recently at 2005 Wimbledon (see above)
    •   Winner of five Tour doubles titles, incl. Tier I Miami in 2003 (w/L.Huber), most recently 2005 Gold Coast (w/Likhovtseva)
    •   Member of Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1991-95, 2003-05 and Bulgarian Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2004
                                                 DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

(1) MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs. ANNA-LENA GROENEFELD (GER) (Second round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sharapova leads 1-0
2005    BERLIN              CLAY (O)         R32 (2r)            SHARAPOVA, MARIA                     6-2 6-2
Current World No.1 Maria Sharpova was forced to withdraw from her last event in Beijing with a right pectoral strain while
Anna-Lena Groenefeld scored her first Tier II final appearance at that same event. Groenefeld went on the following week
to reach her second consecutive final, adding to her list of accomplishments this season. She now faces the World No.1
making her debut appearance in her home country’s Tier I event. Sharapova now enjoys her sixth week as the World
No.1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, surpassing Amelie Mauresmo for 14th place on the all-time list.

                            SHARAPOVA                   Quick Facts                 GROENEFELD
                                            18               Age                    20
                            Bradenton, Florida            Residence                 Nordhorn, Germany
                                            10     Career Tour Singles Titles       0
                                             3     2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                   $4,294,351       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $742,910
                                   $1,542,283        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $527,561
                                          No.1      Current Singles Rank            No.21
                        No.1 (August 22, 2005)      Highest Singles Rank            No.19 (October 3, 2005)
                                             1       Moscow Attempts**              1
                                           0-0         Moscow W-L**                 1-0
                                            14       2005 Events Played             28
                                          50-9            2005 W-L                  40-24
                                        171-43           Career W-L                 141-79
                         Father, Yuri Sharapov              Coach                   Rafael Font de Mora
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw


SHARAPOVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Doha, Birmingham; R-Up (1): Miami; SF (6): Australian Open, Indian
Wells, Rome, Wimbledon, US Open, Beijing; QF (3): Berlin, Roland Garros, Los Angeles

2005 SUMMARY
   • On August 22, became 15th woman (first Russian) in computer rankings era (since November 1975) to become
       No.1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings, ending Davenport's sixth stint (82 non-consecutive
       weeks); aged 18 years, four months, was the fifth-youngest No.1 behind Hingis, Austin, Seles and Graf; but, with
       Davenport reaching the New Haven final the week prior to the US Open (and going on to win the title), the
       American regained the top spot just one week later on August 29, making Sharapova only the second player to
       lose her new No.1 ranking after a single week (Henin-Hardenne being the first in 2003); with Davenport's QF loss
       at US Open, Sharapova regained No.1 ranking post-US Open (September 12), ending Davenport's seventh stint
       (84 non-consecutive weeks)
   • Has collected three singles titles in 13 events contested so far in 2005, reaching another final and six semifinals;
       seven of nine losses were to eventual tournament champions, including at all three Grand Slams; three titles
       came at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d. Davenport 76 third set in final), Doha (d. Molik in final in 3s) and successful
       defense of Birmingham (d. Jankovic in final in 3s)
   • Beaten by the eventual champion all four Grand Slams; reached first Australian Open SF as No.4 seed with
       comeback wins over Farina Elia in 4r and Kuznetsova in QF, l. to eventual champion S.Williams in SF 26 75 86
       after serving for match in second and third sets and holding 3 mp; second straight quarterfinal at Roland Garros
       (l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne); relinquished Wimbledon title in SF to eventual champion V.Williams
       and notched career-best US Open result (first time to be seeded No.1 and first Russian No.1 seed at a major)
       with SF finish, l. to Clijsters 62 67(4) 63
   • Finished runner-up in Miami (l. to Clijsters) and was also a semifinalist at Indian Wells (l. to Davenport 60 60 in first
       'double bagel' loss in pro career) and Rome (l. to Schnyder; would have risen to No.1 on May 23 had she
       reached final); has reached QF or better at all 13 tournaments contested thus far in 2005
   • In summer hardcourt events, withdrew from Los Angeles QF vs. Hantuchova w/right pectoralis (chest) muscle
       strain; had she beaten Hantuchova, she would have risen to No.1 on August 15, a week earlier than her August
       22 ascent; subsequently withdrew from Toronto due to same injury; lost No.1 ranking after one week when
       Davenport reached New Haven final (and went on to win the title)
                                                    DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                                    $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS


CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 10 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. first Grand Slam at 2004 Wimbledon at 17 years (third
      youngest ever) as No.13 seed (then lowest-seeded female champion, replaced by No.14 V.Williams in 2005);
      won first Tour singles title at 2003 Tokyo [Japan Open], where she also won first doubles title (w/Tanasugarn);
      winner of two more doubles titles at 2003 Luxembourg (w/Tanasugarn) and 2004 Birmingham (w/Kirilenko)
   • Eighth-youngest to crack Top 5 in November 2004, fifth-youngest to reach No.1 on August 22, 2005 (see above)
   • Finished 2004 as Tour's top prize money earner ($2,752,068)

OTHER FACTS
   • Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam where Sharapova has yet to reach the SF at; she is a one-time Australian
      Open semifinalist (2005), a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist (2004 – going on to win the title, and 2005) and a US
      Open semifinalist; she has reached the French Open quarterfinals twice (2004, 2005)
   • Sharapova is just the third player to reach 50 wins on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour this year, trailing Kim Clijsters’
      61 and Lindsay Davenport’s 54.
   • Sharapova has the fourth-best win-loss percentage of all players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour thus far in 2005
      (as of October 10, 2005):

                                PLAYER                              WIN       LOSS       RATIO
                                1. Kim Clijsters (BEL)              61          7         .897
                                2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)      34         5          .872
                                3. Lindsay Davenport (USA)           54         8          .871
                                4. Maria Sharapova (RUS)             50         9          .847
                                5. Tsznetana Pironkova               34         9          .791

    •   Since the inception of computer singles rankings in professional women's tennis in November 1975, just 15
        women have occupied the No.1 position. Maria Sharapova's ascent to No.1 on August 22 was the 60th
        exchange of the top spot over those 29 years, nine months.


GROENEFELD FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (3): Pattaya City, Beijing, Luxembourg; SF (3): Hyderabad, Stanford; QF (2): Istanbul, New
Haven; 3r (3): Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open

2005 SUMMARY
   • Breakthrough season highlighted by three first-ever Tour finals and career-high ranking
   • Reached first final at Pattaya City (as No.7 seed, l. to No.3 seed Martínez in 3s – afterwards on February 7, broke
       into Top 50 at No.45) followed by first Tier II final at Beijing, advancing to the final without dropping a set before l.
       to Kirilenko; reached final consecutive week after Beijing at Luxembourg (upset No.2 seed Petrova and No.7
       Safina before l. to Clijsters)
   • SF two times, at Hyderabad (w/d from SF vs. A.Bondarenko due to right knee sprain) and Stanford (after world
       No.1 Davenport ret. in 2r with lower back strain, d. No.18 Dechy in QF to reach first-ever Tier II SF, l. to eventual
       winner Clijsters – afterwards on August 1, reached career-high ranking of No.29); QF at Istanbul (l. to eventual
       runner-up Vaidisova) and New Haven (l. to eventual runner-up Mauresmo)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached first Grand Slam 3r at Australian Open, l. to Douchevina; also 3r Roland Garros, l. to
       Schiavone 76(3) 75; upset 1r at Wimbledon by British WC O'Donoghue 16 61 64 and l. in 3r to world No.3
       Mauresmo at US Open
   • In doubles, won first three Tour titles at Pattaya City (w/Bartoli), Toronto (w/M.Navratilova) and Bali
       (w/Shaughnessy); reached SF four times, incl. at Rome (w/Shaughnessy) and Wimbledon (w/M.Navratilova)
   • Reached career-high No.23 ranking following Beijing performance this week, September 26, 2005

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Three-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour runner-up, at 2005 Pattaya City, Beijing and Luxembourg (see above)
   • Claimed her career-first doubles title (w/Bartoli) at Pattaya City; reached second career SF the following week at
      Hyderabad, and her first Tier II SF in July at Stanford and first Tier II final three months later at Beijing (see above)
   • Won second career Tour doubles title and first at a Tier I at Toronto (w/M.Navratilova); won third career doubles
      title and third of 2005 at Bali (w/Shaughnessy)
                                            DAY 3 NOTES: OCTOBER 12, 2005
                                            $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

   •   Seven-time singles winner on ITF Women’s Circuit, most recently at 2004 ITF/Modena-ITA and ITF/Denain-FRA
   •   Member of German Fed Cup Team 2004-05

OTHER FACTS
   • Top-ranked German on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings at No.21; one of only three Germans in Top 100 with
      No.83 Julia Schruff and No.90 Sandra Kloesel
   • Coached by Rafael Font de Mora, who also coaches Meghann Shaughnessy; both train and practice together in
      Arizona at the Athletes’ Performance Center in Tempe
   • Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father and brother
                                                  DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

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FEATURE TUESDAY MATCH-UPS
FLAVIA PENNETTA (ITA) vs. NATHALIE DECHY (FRA) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Pennetta leads 1-0
2005 GOLD COAST         HARD (O)             R32 (1r)            PENNETTA, FLAVIA                     7-6(7) 6-1

In her last five events, Flavia Pennetta has reached the quarterfinal of three, including Toronto, Bali and just last week in
Filderstadt. Her confidence is high right now, coming off an upset over former World No.1 Henin-Hardenne in Filderstadt’s
second round. Her first round match this week is not a cakewalk by any means, as current World No.14 is experiencing
one of her career best seasons, signified by the fact she one out of matching her career-high ranking of No.13 (attained
earlier this year).

                              PENNETTA                  Quick Facts                 DECHY
                                            23               Age                    26
                                   Milan, Italy           Residence                 Tournai, Belgium
                                              3    Career Tour Singles Titles       1
                                              2    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                    $908,491        Career Prize $ (USD)*           $2,672,909
                                    $433,532         2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $599,106
                                        No.27       Current Singles Rank            No.14
                        No.23 (August 8, 2005)      Highest Singles Rank            No.13 (January 31, 2005)
                                              1      Moscow Attempts**              5
                                           0-0         Moscow W-L**                 2-4
                                            24       2005 Events Played             24
                                         34-20            2005 W-L                  35-23
                                      214-150            Career W-L                 360-252
                                Barbara Rossi               Coach                   Sven Groeneveld
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw

PENNETTA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Bogotá, Acapulco; SF (2): Modena, Palermo; QF (4): Gold Coast, Toronto, Bali, Filderstadt;
4r (1): Wimbledon

2005 SUMMARY
   • Career-best season to date, highlighted by winning 20 of 26 matches on clay, capturing back-to-back Tier III clay
       court titles in February at Bogotá and Acapulco, and best Grand Slam run of career so far at Wimbledon
   • Won second career Tour singles title at Bogotá (as No.2 seed, did not drop a set all week, d. Dominguez Lino in
       final) and third at Acapulco (as No.1 seed, d. Cervanova in final); also reached back-to-back Tier IV clay court
       semifinals in July at Modena (l. to eventual winner Smashnova) and Palermo (l. to Koukalova); also reached
       hardcourt QF four times, at Gold Coast (d. No.6 seed Dechy en route, l. to Golovin), Toronto (first Tier I QF of
       career, l. to eventual champion Clijsters), Bali (l. to eventual finalist Schiavone in 3 set battle) and Filderstadt
       (upset No.4 seed Henin-Hardenne 64 63 for one of career best wins before l. to Hantuchova)
   • 5-4 in Grand Slam play, highlighted by career-first fourth round appearance at a major at Wimbledon (l. to No.12
       seed Pierce); also reached 3r at Roland Garros (as No.32 seed, l. to No.8 seed Schnyder in 3s); upset in 1r at
       Australian Open (as No.30 seed, l. to Mandula in 3s) and US Open (as No.28 seed, l. to Schruff 75 third set)
   • Has been incredibly successful in recent doubles partnership w/Dementieva; in two events played, the pair won
       their debut event at Los Angeles and finished runner-up at US Open (l. to Raymond/Stosur)

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, at 2004 Sopot, 2005 Bogotá and Acapulco (see above);
      reached first Tour singles finals at Acapulco and Palermo in 2004; winner of one Tour doubles title at 2005 Los
      Angeles (w/Dementieva) and runner-up once at 2005 US Open (w/Dementieva)
   • Best Grand Slam finish is 4r at 2005 Wimbledon (see above)
   • Winner of seven ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles, most recently at 2004 ITF/Cuneo-ITA
   • Member of Italian Fed Cup Team 2003 and 2005
                                                DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                                $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

OTHER FACTS
   • Pennetta is currently the second ranked Italian, recently displacing Farina Elia for the post.. She is one of seven
      Italian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 100 (as of October 10, 2005):
                                      ITALY      WORLD
                                                                      PLAYER
                                      RANK       RANK
                                        1         22           Francesca Schiavone
                                        2         27              Flavia Pennetta
                                        3         32              Silvia Farina Elia
                                        4          47              Roberta Vinci
                                        5          74          Antonella Serra Zanetti
                                        6          86             Tathiana Garbin
                                        7          98            Mara Santangelo

DECHY FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Fifth appearance in this event; reached QF in 2002 for best result (l. to M.Maleeva); qualified in 1996
and 1998 but l. 1r; also l. 1r last year to No.6 seed Zvonareva
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: SF (3): Australian Open, Strasbourg, Luxembourg; QF (4): Indian Wells, Warsaw, Eastbourne,
Stanford; 4r (2): Wimbledon, US Open

2005 SUMMARY
   • Season highlighted by first-ever Grand Slam SF finish along with two other SF and four QF (all at Tier II or higher)
   • In Melbourne, d. world No.3 Myskina and 2004 semifinalist Schnyder (75 third set) before falling to world No.1
       and eventual runner-up Davenport 26 76(5) 64 after being two points from victory in second-set tie-break
       (afterwards on January 31, reached career-high ranking of No.13)
   • SF at Luxembourg (Tier II) as No.4 seed l. to eventual champion Clijsters; also SF at Strasbourg (Tier III) as No.1
       seed (l. to eventual champion Medina Garrigues)
   • After career-best Grand Slam performance at Australian Open, followed up with sixth 3r finish at Roland Garros
       from past eight years (l. to Llagostera Vives); reached 4r at Wimbledon for second time (l. to defending champion
       Sharapova); at US Open reached 4r for second time in career l. to No.2 seed Davenport
   • Also reached QF at Indian Wells (a Tier I event, l. to Davenport), Warsaw (l. to Ivanovic), Eastbourne (l. to
       Kuznetsova) and Stanford for sixth QF of 2005 (l. to Groenefeld in 3s); doubles semifinalist at New Haven
       (w/Mauresmo)

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of one Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Gold Coast (d. Mikaelian in final); singles runner-up at
      three other Tour events, most recently 2004 New Haven (l. to Bovina in 3s), also 2000 Oklahoma City and Estoril;
      winner of one Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles title at 2002 Paris [Indoors] (w/Tu)
   • Has finished past seven seasons ranked inside Top 50; best Grand Slam result is SF finish at 2005 Australian
      Open
   • Member of French Fed Cup Team 2000-05 and French Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004


OTHER FACTS
   • Dechy is one of three French women currently ranked in the world's Top 20 and one of eight in the Top 100 (as
      of October 10, 2005):
                                 FRANCE     WORLD
                                                       PLAYER
                                  RANK       RANK
                                    1           4      Amélie Mauresmo
                                    2           7      Mary Pierce
                                    3         14       Nathalie Dechy
                                    4         23       Tatiana Golovin
                                    5         44       Marion Bartoli
                                    6         46       Virginie Razzano
                                    7         88       Emilie Loit
                                    8         95       Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
                                                DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                                $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS


SILVIA FARINA ELIA (ITA) vs. DINARA SAFINA (RUS) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Safina leads 1-0
2002    MOSCOW              CARPET (I)      R32 (1r)           SAFINA, DINARA                      0-6 7-6(4) 6-4
Only two out from her current career-high ranking, Dinara Safina has experienced success these past few week, including
a semifinal appearance in Luxembourg. In a repeat of Moscow in 2002, Safina and Farina Elia meet for the first time in the
same round. Safina has gradually progressed up the rankings this season while Farina Elia has had one of her most
upsetting seasons, losing in the first round in her last six events.

                           FARINA ELIA                 Quick Facts                SAFINA
                                          33               Age                    19
                                  Rome, Italy           Residence                 Monte Carlo, Monaco
                                            3    Career Tour Singles Titles       4
                                            0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         2
                                  $3,663,092      Career Prize $ (USD)*           $969,458
                                    $308,349       2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $404,267
                                       No.32      Current Singles Rank            No.24
                        No.11 (May 20, 2002)      Highest Singles Rank            No.22 (August 22,2005)
                                          12       Moscow Attempts**              4
                                       11-11         Moscow W-L**                 3-3
                                          21       2005 Events Played             21
                                       23-20            2005 W-L                  30-18
                                     468-367           Career W-L                 133-68
                      Husband, Francesco Elia             Coach                   Alexander Zlatoustov
                                                * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw



FARINA ELIA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making her 12th consecutive appearance in this event; best result attained in 2001, reached the SF
as No.6 seed before l. to Dokic; QF in debut appearance in 1994 (l. to Appelmans), 1998 (l. to Seles) and 1999 (l. to
Schett

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Amelia Island; SF (1): Gold Coast; QF (3): Canberra, Paris [Indoors], Warsaw; 4r (1):
Australian Open

2005 SUMMARY
   • Strong start to season in Australia, reaching SF at Gold Coast (l. to Stosur in 3s), QF at Canberra (l. to Fedak) and
       4r at Australian Open (l. to eventual semifinalist Sharapova)
   • Quarterfinalist at Paris [Indoors]; rebounded from 1r loss at Doha (to Schiavone) at Dubai the next week by
       achieving career-first win over world No.9 Venus Williams (75 76(6) victory was first Top 10 win since Wimbledon
       in July, 2003), but l. in 2r to eventual finalist Jankovic
   • Reached second career Tier II final at Amelia Island l. to Davenport, d. Schnyder in 3s and saving 3 mps against
       S.Williams to force third set before Williams retired in QF match
   • Reached fifth QF of season at Warsaw l. to Kuznetsova
   • Reached 3r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, l. to Likhovtseva both times; upset in 1r US Open by Granville
   • Has lost 1r in last six events of Palermo, New Haven, US Open, Portoroz, Luxembourg and Filderstadt

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour titles at 2001, 2002 and 2003 Strasbourg
   • Before winning first Strasbourg title, runner-up in eight Tour finals from 1991 San Marino to 2001 Gold Coast;
      also runner-up at 2004 Canberra and Antwerp and 2005 Amelia Island
   • Winner of nine Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2004 Warsaw (w/Schiavone)
   • Has twice qualified for Season-Ending Championships in singles
   • Member of Italian Fed Cup Team in 1993-95, 1997-2000, 2002 and 2004, and Italian Olympic Team in 1996,
      2000 and 2004
                                                 DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

SAFINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making fourth consecutive appearance in this event; l. 2r in all previous attempts of 2002 (l. to
Matevzic), 2003 (l. to Schiavone) and 2004 (l. to No.2 seed Davenport); did not qualify in 2001

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Paris [Indoors], Prague; SF (2): Estoril, Luxembourg; QF (1): 's-Hertogenbosch

2005 SUMMARY
   • Brings 30-18 record for 2005 into Moscow
   • For first time in her career, has won two titles in a season, taking third and fourth career titles at Paris [Indoors]
       (first Tier II; d. world No.4 Mauresmo in final in 3s for first Top 5 win) and Prague (as No.1 seed; d. Ondraskova in
       final) respectively
   • Reached SF at Estoril (l. to N.Li) and Luxembourg (l. to Groenefeld in 3s); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to eventual
       runner-up Safarova) and 3r at Indian Wells (l. to Sharapova) and Wimbledon (l. to world No.1 and eventual runner-
       up Davenport), both for first time
   • After 3r finish in San Diego and Los Angeles, reached career-high singles ranking of No.22
   • On the eve of Wimbledon, collected first doubles title of 2005 (career-second) at s'-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina
       Garrigues); at start of season teamed with Medina Garrigues and finished runner-up at three of first four events
       (Hobart, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp) and reached QF at Australian Open
   • Currently in 6th place on doubles team Porsche Race to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships w/Medina
       Garrigues

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. two in 2005 at Paris [Indoors] (first Tier II title) and
      Prague (see above)
   • Also won 2002 Sopot (d. Nagyova in final) and 2003 Palermo (d. Srebotnik in final) and one-time runner-up at
      2004 Luxembourg
   • Winner of four ITF Women's Circuit singles titles most recently at 2001 ITF/Roma Parioli
   • Winner of two Tour doubles titles at 2004 Beijing (w/Gagliardi) and 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues)
   • 2001 Wimbledon girl's singles runner-up


OTHER FACTS
    •   Safina is one of 12 Russian women currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (as of
        October 10, 2005):
                                        RUSSIA       WORLD
                                                                       PLAYER
                                         RANK        RANK
                                           1           1           Maria Sharapova
                                            2           8         Elena Dementieva
                                            3           9           Nadia Petrova
                                            4          12         Anastasia Myskina
                                            5          15        Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                            6          16         Elena Likhovtseva
                                            7          24           Dinara Safina
                                           8            25         Vera Zvonareva
                                           9            26          Maria Kirilenko
                                           10           28           Elena Bovina
                                           11           35        Anna Chakvetadze
                                           12           37         Vera Douchevina
                                                 DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

(8) SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs. (Q) EMMANUELLE GAGLIARDI (SUI) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: First Meeting
Former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is making her return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour after a
disappointing loss at the US Open, where she was ousted by a younger Russian, Ekaterina Bychkova. Kuznetsova
struggled during the hard court season, feeling the pressure of defending her illustrious Grand Slam title. Now back in her
home country, she is hungry to put on a good performance and win consecutive matches, something she has not done
since Wimbledon. Tour veteran Gagliardi has served as a formidable opponent for several years and this year, notched
her first fourth round Grand Slam appearance at Roland Garros.

                          KUZNETSOVA                  Quick Facts                  GAGLIARDI
                                            20              Age                    29
                        St. Petersburg, Russia           Residence                 Monte Carlo, Monaco
                                             5    Career Tour Singles Titles       0
                                             0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                   $3,731,058      Career Prize $ (USD)*           $1,369,447
                                     $915,968       2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $186,675
                                        No.15      Current Singles Rank            No.107
                       No.4 (October 18, 2004)     Highest Singles Rank            No.42 (May 13, 2002)
                                             3      Moscow Attempts**              1
                                           3-2        Moscow W-L**                 0-0
                                            16      2005 Events Played             24
                                         27-15           2005 W-L                  23-24
                                       183-82           Career W-L                 310-268
                                                           Coach                   Arnaud Decugis, husband of Julie-Halard Decugis
                                                 * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw



KUZNETSOVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making her third appearance in Moscow; quarterfinalist last year as No.4 seed, falling to No.5 seed
Dementieva; l. in 2r in 2003 to Pistolesi; did not qualify in 2001

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Warsaw; SF (2): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Eastbourne; QF (4): Australian Open, Indian Wells,
Berlin, Wimbledon; 4r (2): Miami, Roland Garros

2005 SUMMARY
   • Best result in first 15 events of 2005 is runner-up finish in Warsaw (l. to Henin-Hardenne 75 third set); also
       reached SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Davenport) and Eastbourne (l. to eventual champion Clijsters in 3s)
   • In Grand Slam play, reached first QF at Australian Open as No.5 seed, falling to No.4-seeded compatriot
       Sharapova in 3s after leading a set and a break; at Roland Garros, fell to the eventual champion in 4r after
       holding match point for the second straight year; held 2 mp vs. Henin-Hardenne at 5-3 third set before falling
       76(6) 46 75 in three hours, 15 minutes (held 1 mp vs. Myskina in 2004 4r); reached second QF at Wimbledon as
       No.5 seed, falling to eventual champion Davenport; as defending champion of US Open, upset in 1r by fellow
       Russian Bychkova
   • In addition to Australian Open and Wimbledon QF finishes, also reached last eight at Tier Is in Indian Wells (l. to
       Dementieva 75 third set) and Berlin (l. to Schnyder); in doubles, collected career-first Grand Slam title, winning
       Australian Open w/first-time partner Molik; also w/Molik, won Miami and reached Dubai final; runner-up at
       Wimbledon w/first-time partner Mauresmo
   • Disappointing US Open Series, going 2-3 in falling 3r at San Diego (l. to Sugiyama in 3s), 2r in Los Angeles (l. to
       Daniilidou) and 3r in Toronto (l. to Dulko); suffered mid-back strain during Toronto loss to Dulko and subsequently
       withdrew from New Haven

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of five Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. career-first Grand Slam singles title at 2004 US Open
      (d. Dementieva in second all-Russian Grand Slam final of 2004, became first Russian woman to win US Open
      singles title); also quarterfinalist at 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open and 2005 Wimbledon; winner of 12
      Tour doubles titles (three w/Sánchez-Vicario, five w/Navratilova, two w/Likhovtseva, two w/Molik), incl. 2005
      Australian Open (w/Molik), her first Grand Slam doubles title
   • Member of winning Russian Fed Cup Team in 2004; ITF Girls' Singles World Champion for 2001
                                               DAY 2 NOTES: OCTOBER 11, 2005
                                               $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

GAGLIARDI FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making debut appearance in this event

2005 HIGHLIGHTS: QF (1): Bogota; 4r (1): Roland Garros

2005 SUMMARY
   • Began season on a strong note, reaching QF in Bogota (first QF since 2003 Tashkent) before l. to C.Fernandez
       followed couple weeks later reaching SF at $75K ITF/Cagnes-Sur-Mer
   • Reached career first Grand Slam fourth round in 33 attempts at Roland Garros, recording match win No.300 en
       route
   • Won two Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles titles this season, including Bogota (w/Pisnik) and Guangzhou
       (w/Camerin) to increase career doubles titles to four

CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of seven ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2001 ITF/Largo-USA
   • Has reached eight Tour semifinals, most recently in 2003 at Auckland and Estoril, also Tier I Indian Wells in 2002
   • In 2003, finished in Top 100 for fifth straight year, sixth overall; cracked Top 50 in 2003
   • Winner of four Tour doubles titles most recently at 2005 Bogota w/Pisnik and Guangzhou w/Camerin
   • Member of Swiss Fed Cup team 1997-2000, 2003-04, and 2000 Swiss Olympic team
                                                  DAY 1 NOTES: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005
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FEATURE MONDAY MATCH-UPS
VERA DOUCHEVINA (RUS) vs. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: First Meeting
In a battle between an up-and-comer and a Tour veteran, Russians Vera Douchevina and Elena Likhovtseva will square
off in the first round. 19-year-old Douchevina is having a breakthrough season, reaching her career-first Tour singles final
in June at the grass court event in Eastbourne, notching her first Top 10 win en route over then-No.3 Amélie Mauresmo.
30-year-old Likhovtseva is by no means in the twilight of her career this year, storming through to her very first Grand
Slam semifinal at Roland Garros and maintaining a Top 20 ranking throughout the season. This will be their first meeting.

                          DOUCHEVINA                   Quick Facts                  LIKHOVTSEVA
                                             19              Age                    30
                                 Khimki, Russia           Residence                 Moscow, Russia
                                              0    Career Tour Singles Titles       3
                                              0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         0
                                     $483,710       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $5,305,719
                                     $245,245        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $703,911
                                         No.37      Current Singles Rank            No.16
                           No.31 (July 4, 2005)     Highest Singles Rank            No.15 (October 25, 1999)
                                              3      Moscow Attempts**              10
                                            2-2        Moscow W-L**                 6-9
                                             19      2005 Events Played             19
                                          27-18           2005 W-L                  27-18
                                          98-53          Career W-L                 398-326
                             Irina Granaturova              Coach                   Dmitry Degtriarev
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw

DOUCHEVINA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making third main draw appearance at Moscow; after failing to qualify in 2002, reached 2r in 2003
(d. Raymond in 1r, l. to No.7 seed Zvonareva) and 2004 (d. three-time champion Maleeva in 1r, l. to No.7 seed V.Williams)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: R-Up (1): Eastbourne; SF (1): Stockholm; QF (2): Strasbourg, Seoul; 4r (1): Australian Open
2005 SUMMARY
   • Career-best season to date, highlighted by run to Eastbourne final (qualified then made it to career-first Tour
       singles final, notching first Top 10 win en route vs. then-No.3 Mauresmo, eventually falling to No.7 seed Clijsters)
   • Also reached SF at Stockholm (as No.3 seed, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion Srebotnik) and QF twice, at
       Strasbourg (upset No.4 seed Asagoe en route to career-first Tour clay court QF, falling to eventual champion
       Medina Garrigues in 3s) and Seoul (as No.6 seed, fell to top seed and eventual runner-up Jankovic in 3s)
   • In 14 other Tour-level events contested, won consecutive main draw matches once, at Australian Open (see
       below); reached 2r four times, at Paris [Indoors] (as qualifier, l. to eventual champion Safina), Miami (l. to No.3
       seed and eventual semifinalist V.Williams), New Haven (l. to No.4 seed Dementieva) and US Open (see below).
   • 4-4 in Grand Slam play, reaching career-first 4r at a major at Australian Open (unseeded, d. world No.11 and
       No.9 seed Zvonareva en route, l. to No.5 seed Kuznetsova); fell in 1r at Roland Garros (to No.21 seed and
       eventual runner-up Pierce) and Wimbledon (to No.19 seed Ivanovic), then reached 2r at US Open (l. to Peer in 3s)
   • Solid year in doubles, reaching SF at Stockholm (w/Strycova) and Seoul (w/Peer), and Wimbledon QF (w/Peer)
   • Was 2-0 in Fed Cup play, winning doubles rubbers (w/Safina) vs. Italy in 1r and vs. United States in SF (Russia
       went on to capture their second straight Fed Cup title with a championship victory over France)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • One-time Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles runner-up, at 2005 Eastbourne (see above), and a two-time
      semifinalist, at 2003 Helsinki and 2005 Stockholm (see above)
   • Best Grand Slam finish is 4r at 2005 Australian Open (see above)
   • Two-time Tour doubles semifinalist, at 2005 Stockholm (w/Strycova) and 2005 Seoul (w/Peer) (see above)
   • Winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title and four ITF Women’s Circuit doubles titles
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 2005
OTHER FACTS
   • Won 2002 Wimbledon junior title (d. Sharapova in final) and 2003 Roland Garros runner-up (l. to Groenefeld)
                                               DAY 1 NOTES: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005
                                               $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

LIKHOVTSEVA FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making 10th appearance in Moscow; 6-9 record includes QF finishes twice, in 1994 (as No.5 seed,
l. to top seed and eventual champion Maleeva in 3s) and 1995 (as No.8 seed, upset by unseeded McGrath); has reached
2r twice, in 1998 (l. to top seed V.Williams) and 2004 (l. to No.3 seed and eventual champion Myskina in 3s)
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: SF (2): Roland Garros, Kolkata; QF (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 4r (3): Miami, Wimbledon, US Open;
3r (3): Australian Open, Amelia Island, San Diego
2005 SUMMARY
   • Consistent season highlighted by career-best Grand Slam result and return to career-high ranking
   • Best result was career-first Grand Slam SF finish at Roland Garros (d. world No.5, No.4 seed and 2004 finalist
       Dementieva 76(3) 57 75 in 4r en route, l. to No.21 seed Pierce); also reached SF at Kolkata (as No.2 seed, l. to
       No.7 seed Sprem in 3s); also QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Sharapova)
   • An impressive 13-4 in Grand Slam play, highlighted by SF finish at Roland Garros (see above); also reached 3r at
       Australian Open (as No.18 seed, l. to No.13 seed Sprem) and 4r twice, at Wimbledon (as No.13 seed, l. to No.3
       seed and eventual semifinalist Mauresmo) and US Open (as No.19 seed, saved 5 mps to defeat No.13 seed
       Myskina 06 63 76(6) en route, l. again to No.3 seed Mauresmo)
   • Returned to Top 20 on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings for first time in over four years in February, and
       returned to career-high world No.15 after Roland Garros run
   • Has reached six finals in doubles, winning four, at Gold Coast (w/Maleeva), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Husarova),
       Berlin (w/Zvonareva) and Kolkata (w/Myskina)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles (2004 Forest Hills, 1997 Gold Coast, 1993 Montpelier)
   • Five-time Tour runner-up, most recently at 2004 Montréal [Canadian Open], her first Tier I singles final (as
      unseeded world No.39, became lowest-ranked finalist in event history, defeating four straight Top 20 players to
      reach final the - No.15 Petrova, No.17 Schiavone, No.7 Capriati and No.4 Myskina in 3s in SF for eighth career
      Top 5 win – before losing to world No.3 Mauresmo 61 60)
   • Best Grand Slam results are SF at 2005 Roland Garros and QF at 2000 Australian Open and 2002 Wimbledon
   • Holds 24 doubles titles, most recently at 2005 Kolkata (w/Myskina); also runner-up at 2000 US Open (w/Black)
      and 2004 Australian Open (w/Kuznetsova); won 2002 Wimbledon mixed doubles (w/Bhupathi)
   • Member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2000-04 and Russian Olympic Team in 1996, 2000 and 2004
OTHER FACTS
   • Likhovtseva and Douchevina are two of 12 Russians currently ranked in the world’s Top 40 on the Sony Ericsson
      WTA Tour (as of October 10, 2005):

                                      RUSSIA      WORLD
                                                                   PLAYER
                                       RANK       RANK
                                         1          1           Maria Sharapova
                                         2          8          Elena Dementieva
                                         3          9            Nadia Petrova
                                         4         12          Anastasia Myskina
                                         5         15         Svetlana Kuznetsova
                                         6         16          Elena Likhovtseva
                                         7           24           Dinara Safina
                                         8           25          Vera Zvonareva
                                         9           26          Maria Kirilenko
                                         10          28           Elena Bovina
                                         11          35        Anna Chakvetadze
                                         12          37         Vera Douchevina
                                                  DAY 1 NOTES: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005
                                                  $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

ANNA CHAKVETADZE (RUS) vs. (5) PATTY SCHNYDER (SUI) (First round)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: First Meeting
It will be another battle of youth and experience in the day’s second match, as Russian teenager Anna Chakvetadze faces
crafty left-hander Patty Schnyder. Schnyder is having an excellent year, winning her ninth and 10th career Tour singles
titles at Gold Coast and Cincinnati and finishing runner-up at the Tier I event in Rome, where she ousted Maria Sharapova
in the semifinals before falling to Amélie Mauresmo in the final. She will look to turn a dismal losing record in Moscow
around on Monday as she takes on Chakvetadze, who is having a breakthrough season, reaching her first Tour semifinal
at New Haven as well as three other quarterfinals. These two will be playing for the first time.

                       CHAKVETADZE                     Quick Facts                  SCHNYDER
                                            18               Age                    26
                               Moscow, Russia             Residence                 Basel, Switzerland
                                              0    Career Tour Singles Titles       10
                                              0    2005 Tour Singles Titles         2
                                     $314,262       Career Prize $ (USD)*           $4,479,071
                                     $245,658        2005 Prize $ (USD)*            $777,693
                                        No.35       Current Singles Rank            No.10
                       No.24 (August 29, 2005)      Highest Singles Rank            No.8 (January 11, 1999)
                                              2      Moscow Attempts**              8
                                           0-1         Moscow W-L**                 3-7
                                            21       2005 Events Played             23
                                         35-20            2005 W-L                  49-20
                                       101-47            Career W-L                 368-243
                                Rikard Allgurin             Coach                   Husband, Rainer Hofmann
                                                  * as of 10/10/05 | ** main draw

CHAKVETADZE FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Second main draw appearance in Moscow; fell in qualifying in 2003 but qualified for main draw in
2004, falling in 1r to Safina in 3s
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: SF (1): New Haven; QF (3): Istanbul, Birmingham, San Diego; 3r (4): Indian Wells, Roland Garros,
Los Angeles, US Open
2005 SUMMARY
   • Best season to date for Russian teenager, highlighted by reaching career-first Tour semifinal at New Haven
   • Reached career-first Tour SF at Tier II New Haven (d. No.10 seed Jankovic en route, l. to top seed and eventual
       champion Davenport); also reached first three Tour QF earlier in season, at Istanbul (l. to top seed and eventual
       champion V.Williams), Birmingham (l. to Golovin) and Tier I San Diego (d. world No.17 Likhovtseva en route for
       equal-best win of season to date, l. to Morigami); reached 3r four times, at Indian Wells (l. to eventual champion
       Clijsters), Roland Garros (l. to No.2 seed Sharapova), Los Angeles (l. to Sharapova 46 64 75 after holding one-
       break third-set lead) and US Open (l. to No.6 seed Dementieva 61 46 76(5) after holding 3-0 third-set lead)
   • Made Grand Slam debuts at Australian Open (reached 2r, l. to No.6 seed Dementieva), Roland Garros (reached
       3r, l. to No.2 seed Sharapova) and Wimbledon (l. in 1r to No.17 seed Jankovic); reached 3r at US Open for
       second straight year (see above)
CAREER SUMMARY
   • One-time Tour semifinalist at 2005 New Haven, and also three-time quarterfinalist, all in 2005 (see above)
   • Winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at 2004 ITF/Redbridge-GBR
   • Reached Grand Slam 3r three times, most recently at 2005 US Open but also 2004 US Open (d. then-No.3
      Myskina en route, becoming equal second-quickest to beat a Top 10 player in terms of career matches played,
      alongside S.Williams and trailing Leand, who achieved the feat in her second career Tour match)
   • On ITF Junior Circuit, runner-up in 2003 Wimbledon girls’ singles event
OTHER FACTS
   • Chakvetadze is the second-youngest of four teen-aged direct entrants into the Moscow singles main draw:
                                               PLAYER                       AGE
                                           Maria Sharapova           18 years, 5 months
                                          Anna Chakvetadze           18 years, 7 months
                                           Vera Douchevina           19 years, 0 months
                                            Dinara Safina            19 years, 5 months
                                                 DAY 1 NOTES: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005
                                                 $1,300,000 LADIES KREMLIN CUP – MOSCOW-RUS

SCHNYDER FACTS
MOSCOW HISTORY: Making eighth appearance in Moscow; has never advanced beyond 2r in all seven prior attempts
2005 HIGHLIGHTS: WON (2): Gold Coast, Cincinnati; R-Up (1): Rome; SF (5): Dubai, Charleston, Berlin, Stanford, Bali;
QF (5): Sydney, Australian Open, Antwerp, Warsaw, San Diego; 4r (2): Roland Garros, US Open
2005 SUMMARY
   • Exceptionally consistent season to date, reaching QF or better at 13 events, winning two titles and returning to
       Top 10 for the first time in six years
   • Captured ninth and 10th career titles at Gold Coast (d. Stosur 75 third set in final) and Cincinnati (d. Morigami in
       final); runner-up at Tier I Rome (d. Sharapova in SF to prevent Russian from obtaining No.1 ranking, l. to
       Mauresmo in 3s), afterwards returning to Top 10 for the first time since May 2, 1999 (at No.10); semifinalist five
       times, at Dubai (d. No.5 Myskina en route, l. in 3s to eventual winner Davenport), Charleston (l. in 3s to
       Dementieva), Berlin (d. No.7 Kuznetsova en route, l. to eventual winner Henin-Hardenne), Stanford (l. to
       V.Williams in 3s after holding 5 mp in second set) and Bali (retired vs. Schiavone due to heat illness)
   • Began Grand Slam season by reaching QF at Australian Open, upsetting No.6 seed Dementieva 67(6) 76(4) 62 in
       4r (trailed 76(6) 40) before falling to Dechy 75 third set (had reached SF there in 2005); reached 4r at Roland
       Garros for fourth time (l. to eventual runner-up Pierce in 3s); seeded No.10 at Wimbledon, upset in 1r by An.Serra
       Zanetti in 3s (fifth 1r exit there in 10 attempts); as No.11 seed at US Open, l. to No.6 seed Dementieva in 4r
   • Also quarterfinalist at Sydney, Antwerp, Warsaw and San Diego; doubles runner-up at Amelia Island (w/Peschke),
       semifinalist at Roland Garros (w/Morariu) and quarterfinalist four other times, incl. at US Open (w/Morariu)
   • Finished No.8 in US Open Series on the strength of three events played; reached SF at Stanford, falling 26 76(4)
       62 to V.Williams (see above) and QF at Tier I San Diego (l. to eventual champion Pierce); as the No.6 seed,
       reached 2r at New Haven the week before US Open, but was upset in 3s by Hantuchova
CAREER SUMMARY
   • Winner of 10 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles, incl. first Tier I title at 2002 Zürich (d. Davenport in final,
      saving mp); breakthrough year in 1998, making Top 10 debut, winning five titles and reaching QF at Roland
      Garros and US Open (d. Graf en route); best Grand Slam result is SF finish at 2004 Australian Open (l. to
      Clijsters); winner of four Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2004 Paris [Indoors] (w/Schett)
   • Has finished each of the past eight seasons ranked inside the Top 40
   • Member of Swiss Fed Cup Team 1996-98, 2000, 2002-04 and Swiss Olympic Team in 1996, 2000, 2004
                                                       PREVIEW NOTES: OCTOBER 10-16, 2005
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MOSCOW QUICK FACTS
Main draw dates:                      October 10-16, 2005
Singles Final:                        Sunday, October 16, 2005 (13.30hrs)
Venue:                                Olympic Stadium
Status:                               Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier I
Total prize money:                    US$1,300,000
Staging:                              12th (first held in 1994)
Draw sizes:                           28 singles / 32 doubles / 16 qualifying (4 qualifiers, 1 lucky loser)
Surface:                              Taraflex / Indoors
2004 Finals:                          (3) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) d. (5) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 75 60
                                      (4) Anastasia Myskina / Vera Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) d.
                                      (1) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez (ESP/ARG) 63 46 62

A LOOK AT THE FIELD
Current world No.1 Maria Sharapova, the first top-ranked Russian woman in Tour history, is also the top seed in Moscow.
The 18-year-old has had an incredible year, her 50-9 record including titles at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Doha and Birmingham,
a runner-up finish at Miami and an additional six semifinals, including at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
She will make her Moscow debut after a first round bye against Anna-Lena Groenefeld or lucky loser Virginie Razzano.
Ten other Russians populate the draw, including seeds Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Dementieva, the No.4 seed, has been on fire in the last month, reaching the semifinals of the US Open (defeating then-
No.1 Lindsay Davenport along the way), putting in a heroic effort in Russia's Fed Cup final victory over France (winning
two singles rubbers and the deciding doubles rubber), and reaching the semis at Filderstadt this past week (snapping the
21-match win streak of Kim Clijsters en route). Myskina, the No.6 seed and two-time defending Moscow champion, has
also been playing well recently, capturing her first title of the year a few weeks ago in Kolkata. Kuznetsova, the No.8 seed,
will be playing on the Tour for the first time since relinquishing her US Open title one month ago. Other Russians gaining
direct entry are Tour veteran Elena Likhovtseva, former Top 10 player Vera Zvonareva, Beijing champion Maria Kirilenko,
two-time 2005 titlist Dinara Safina and up-and-comers Anna Chakvetadze, Vera Douchevina and Evgenia Linetskaya.
The strongest challenge to the Russians this week could come from Frenchwomen Amélie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce.
Mauresmo, seeded No.2 this week, has won titles this year at Antwerp and Rome, and has finished runner-up another
three times, at Paris [Indoors], New Haven and just this past week in Filderstadt. Pierce, the No.3 seed, has had a career
renaissance in 2005 after struggling with injuries for several years, reaching Grand Slam finals at Roland Garros and the
US Open and winning the Tier I title in San Diego. Mauresmo, who was a runner-up at Moscow in 2003, will begin her
week against either Francesca Schiavone or qualifier Iveta Benesova in the second round, while Pierce, who won the
Moscow title in 1998, will begin against either Flavia Pennetta or countrywoman Nathalie Dechy, also in the second round.
Also seeded in Moscow are Swiss left-hander Patty Schnyder and big-serving Australian Alicia Molik. Unseeded players
to watch out for include Bulgarian wild card Magdalena Maleeva, a three-time former champion in Moscow, and
Groenefeld, who has finished runner-up at two Tier II events since the US Open, at Beijing and Luxembourg.
Seeded players:             1. Maria Sharapova (RUS #1)                      5. Patty Schnyder (SUI #10)
                            2. Amélie Mauresmo (FRA #4)                      6. Anastasia Myskina (RUS #12)
                            3. Mary Pierce (FRA #7)                          7. Alicia Molik (AUS #13)
                            4. Elena Dementieva (RUS #8)                     8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #15)
Seedings based on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings w/o October 3, 2005 | Rankings listed above w/o October 10, 2005

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PRIZE MONEY AND RANKING POINTS
Prize money at the 2005 Ladies Kremlin Cup totals $1,300,000.
                              Singles prize money                            US$          Rank points
                              Winner                                      189,000                300
                              Runner-Up                                   102,000                210
                              Semifinalist                                 54,300                135
                              Quarterfinalist                              29,000                  75
                              Round of 16                                  15,600                  42
                              Round of 28                                   8,300                   1


                              Doubles prize money                   US$ (per team)        Rank points
                              Winners                                      59,000                300
                              Runners-Up                                   31,450                210
                              Semifinalists                                16,900                135
                              Quarterfinalists                               9,000                75
                              Round of 16                                    4,800                  1


TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The Ladies Kremlin Cup in Moscow was held as a Tier III event in its first three years, with Bulgaria’s Magdalena Maleeva
capturing the first two titles in 1994 and 1995 and Spain’s Conchita Martínez winning in 1996. Since being promoted to
Tier I status in 1997, the tournament has boasted an even more impressive roster of champions, including Grand Slam
winners Jana Novotna (1997), Mary Pierce (1998), Martina Hingis (2000) and Anastasia Myskina (2003, 2004). Also
capturing the Tier I title have been Nathalie Tauziat (1999), Jelena Dokic (2001) and again Maleeva (2002). Former
runners-up include Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Elena Dementieva, Lindsay Davenport and Amélie Mauresmo.

WILDCARDS
Main draw wildcards were given to Maria Kirilenko (RUS), Evgenia Linetskaya (RUS) and Magdalena Maleeva (BUL).

DEBUTANTS
Twelve (12) players are making their main draw debuts at Moscow in 2005:
(Q) Iveta Benesova (CZE) (Q 02,03,04) (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)                  Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
(Q) Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)           Maria Kirilenko (RUS)                       (LL) Virginie Razzano (FRA) (Q 01)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)               Evgenia Linetskaya (RUS) (Q 02)             Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Jelena Jankovic (SCG)                    Alicia Molik (AUS) (Q 03)                   (Q) Samantha Stosur (AUS)
* Years competed in qualifying indicated in parentheses

MOST MAIN DRAW APPEARANCES
The player with the most singles main draw appearances is Silvia Farina Elia, who has played the Ladies Kremlin Cup
every year since its debut as a Tour event 11 years ago. In her 11 previous trips to Moscow, Farina Elia’s best result was
a semifinal finish in 2001, falling to eventual champion Jelena Dokic. The Italian has also reached the quarterfinals three
other times, in 1994 (losing to Sabine Appelmans), 1998 (falling to eventual runner-up Monica Seles) and 1999 (again
falling to the eventual runner-up, this time Barbara Schett). Following closely behind Farina Elia in terms of singles main
draws played are Elena Likhovtseva (who is making her 10th appearance at the event this year), Elena Dementieva and
Magdalena Maleeva (who are making their ninth appearances here) and Patty Schnyder (who makes her eighth).

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST
The youngest player in the singles main draw is qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL), who turned 16-years-old on August 8,
while the oldest is Silvia Farina Elia (ITA), who turned 33-years-old on April 27.

FORMER CHAMPIONS / RUNNERS-UP IN THE DRAW
Former champions in the singles main draw this year are Anastasia Myskina (2003, 2004), Mary Pierce (1998) and
Magdalena Maleeva (1994, 1995, 2002). Former runners-up in the singles main draw are Elena Dementieva (2001, 2004)
and Amélie Mauresmo (2003).
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COUNTRY BREAKDOWN
Nine (9) countries are represented among the 28 entrants in the singles main draw. Russia leads the way with eleven (11)
entrants, followed by France with four (4), Italy with three (3) and Australia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland
with two (2) each.

Australia (2):             Alicia Molik, Samantha Stosur
Bulgaria (2):              Sesil Karatantcheva, Magdalena Maleeva
Czech Republic (2):        Iveta Benesova, Kveta Peschke
France (4):                Nathalie Dechy, Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, Virginie Razzano
Germany (1):               Anna-Lena Groenefeld
Italy (3):                 Silvia Farina Elia, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone
Russia (11):               Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva, Vera Douchevina, Maria Kirilenko,
                           Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Likhovtseva, Evgenia Linetskaya, Anastasia Myskina,
                           Dinara Safina, Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva
Serbia and Montenegro (1): Jelena Jankovic
Switzerland (2):           Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Patty Schnyder

WEEKS AT No.1
Maria Sharapova spends her sixth non-consecutive week at No.1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings,
passing Amélie Mauresmo for 14th on the all-time list (see below). On August 22, Sharapova overtook Lindsay Davenport
to become the 15th woman since the inception of computer singles rankings to ascend to No.1. At 18 years, four
months, she also became the fifth-youngest woman to hold this prestigious position after Monica Seles, Tracy Austin,
Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf. Additionally, she is the first Russian woman to reach the top ranking, joining ATP No.1s
Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin as the only Russians to be ranked No.1 in singles. Davenport ended Sharapova's
reign after just one week on August 29, but following Davenport's quarterfinal exit at the US Open, Sharapova, who
reached the semifinals in New York, reclaimed the top spot on September 12 after a two-week hiatus. The chart below
lists the 15 women to have held the No.1 ranking in order of longevity, with all numbers dating from November 3, 1975,
when computer rankings began, through the week of October 10, 2005:

                       Player                            Weeks at No.1       Date first reached No.1
                       Steffi Graf (GER)                 377                 17 August 1987
                       Martina Navratilova (USA)         331                 10 July 1978
                       Chris Evert (USA)                 262                 3 November 1975
                       Martina Hingis (SUI)              209                 31 March 1997
                       Monica Seles (USA)                178                 11 March 1991
                       Lindsay Davenport (USA)           84                  12 October 1998
                       Serena Williams (USA)             57                  8 July 2002
                       Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)      45                  20 October 2003
                       Tracy Austin (USA)                22                  7 April 1980
                       Jennifer Capriati (USA)           17                  15 October 2001
                       Kim Clijsters (BEL)               12                  11 August 2003
                       Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (ESP)     12                  6 February 1995
                       Venus Williams (USA)              11                  25 February 2002
                       Maria Sharapova (RUS)             6                   22 August 2005
                       Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)             5                   13 September 2004
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 PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS

  TOURNAMENT                WINNER
    RND                     OPPONENT                                       SCORE                           RANK    SEED

   2004 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,300,000
        17 OCT 2004        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS                                                            4          3
            F          def DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS                           7-5 6-0                           6          5
        Doubles            MYSKINA A. RUS / ZVONAREVA, V. RUS                                               44          4
           F           def RUANO PASCUAL V. / SUAREZ, P.                   6-3 4-6 6-2                       3          1

   2003 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,300,000
        05 OCT 2003        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS                                                           10          4
            F          def MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA                            6-2 6-4                           7          2
        Doubles            PETROVA N. / SHAUGHNESSY, M.                                                     54          4
           F           def MYSKINA A. RUS / ZVONAREVA, V. RUS              6-3 6-4                         268

   2002 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,224,000
        06 OCT 2002        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MALEEVA, MAGDALENA BUL                                                           23
            F          def DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA                          5-7 6-3 7-6(4)                    8          3
        Doubles            DEMENTIEVA E. / HUSAROVA, J.                                                     14          1
           F           def DOKIC J. YUG / PETROVA, N. RUS                  2-6 6-3 7-6(7)                   78

   2001 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,185,000
        07 OCT 2001        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            DOKIC, JELENA YUG                                                                11          5
            F          def DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS                           6-3 6-3                          13          8
        Doubles            HINGIS M. SUI / KOURNIKOVA, A. RUS                                               22          2
           F           def DEMENTIEVA E. / KRASNOROUTSKAYA, L.             7-6(3) 6-3                      231

   2000 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,080,000
        29 OCT 2000        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            HINGIS, MARTINA                                                                   1          1
            F          def KOURNIKOVA, ANNA                                6-3 6-1                          11          4
        Doubles            HALARD-DECUGIS, JULIE / SUGIYAMA, AI                                              3          1
           F           def HINGIS, MARTINA / KOURNIKOVA, ANNA              4-6 6-4 7-6(5)                    9          2

   1999 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,050,000
        24 OCT 1999        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            TAUZIAT, NATHALIE                                                                10          4
            F          def SCHETT, BARBARA                                 2-6 6-4 6-1                       8          2
        Doubles            RAYMOND, LISA / STUBBS, RENNAE                                                   19          3
           F           def HALARD-DECUGIS, JULIE / HUBER, ANKE             6-1 6-0                          88

   1998 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)    1,000,000
        25 OCT 1998        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            PIERCE, MARY                                                                     11          5
            F          def SELES, MONICA                                   7-6(2) 6-3                        6          2
        Doubles            PIERCE, MARY / ZVEREVA, NATASHA                                                 110
           F           def RAYMOND, LISA / STUBBS, RENNAE                  6-3 6-4                          14          1

   1997 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET         Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)     926,250
        02 NOV 1997        RUSSIA                    INDOOR         Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            NOVOTNA, JANA                                                                     2          1
            F          def SUGIYAMA, AI                                    6-3 6-4                          30
        Doubles            SANCHEZ-VICARIO, AR / ZVEREVA, NATASHA                                            7          1
           F           def BASUKI, YAYUK / VIS, CAROLINE                   5-3 RET                          25          2

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MOSCOW
 PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS

  TOURNAMENT                WINNER
    RND                     OPPONENT                                      SCORE                           RANK    SEED

   1996 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET        Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)     400,000
        03 NOV 1996        RUSSIA                    INDOOR        Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MARTINEZ, CONCHITA                                                               3         1
            F          def PAULUS, BARBARA                                6-1 4-6 6-4                      12         2
        Doubles            MEDVEDEVA, NATALIA / NEILAND, LARISA                                           100         2
           F           def FARINA ELIA, SILVIA / SCHETT, BARBARA          7-6(5) 4-6 6-1                  185

   1995 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET        Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)     161,250
        24 SEP 1995        RUSSIA                    INDOOR        Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MALEEVA, MAGDALENA                                                               8         1
            F          def MAKAROVA, ELENA                                6-4 6-2                          52         7
        Doubles            MCGRATH, MEREDITH / NEILAND, LARISA                                             16         1
           F           def KOURNIKOVA, ANNA / OLSZA, ALEKSANDRA           6-1 6-0                           0

   1994 MOSCOW                              WTA      CARPET        Draw Sngl        32      PRIZE (USD)     150,000
        25 SEP 1994        RUSSIA                    INDOOR        Draw Dbl         16
        Singles            MALEEVA, MAGDALENA                                                                         1
            F          def CECCHINI, SANDRA                               7-5 6-1                           0         4
        Doubles            MANIOKOVA, EUGENIA / MAKAROVA, ELENA                                                       4
           F           def GOLARSA, LAURA / VIS, CAROLINE                 7-6(3) 6-4                        0         1




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ALPHABETIC PLAYER LIST
MAIN DRAW SINGLES
2005 LADIES KREMLIN CUP - MOSCOW, RUSSIA
                                           RANK                           YEAR-TO-DATE                      CAREER
PLAYER NAME                             10/10/2005    NAT   AGE           PRIZE    W / L                PRIZE    W / L

BENESOVA, IVETA                              58       CZE    22         254,289   20 /   25           672,177 189 / 145
CHAKVETADZE, ANNA                            35       RUS    18         245,658   35 /   20           314,262 101 /    45
DECHY, NATHALIE                              14       FRA    26         599,106   35 /   23         2,672,909 360 / 252
DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                             8       RUS    23         939,661   40 /   15         5,798,916 331 / 174
DOUCHEVINA, VERA                             37       RUS    19         245,245   27 /   18           483,710   98 /   53
FARINA ELIA, SILVIA                          32       ITA    33         308,349   23 /   20         3,663,092 468 / 367
GAGLIARDI, EMMANUELLE                       107       SUI    29         186,675   20 /   24         1,369,447 307 / 268
GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA                        21       GER    20         527,561   39 /   24           742,910 140 /    79
JANKOVIC, JELENA                             19       SCG    20         413,291   35 /   25           762,164 147 /    96
KARATANTCHEVA, SESIL                         41       BUL    16         237,492   20 /   11           289,356   70 /   18
KIRILENKO, MARIA                             26       RUS    18         374,259   41 /   23           545,067 110 /    61
KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA                         15       RUS    20         915,968   27 /   15         3,731,058 183 /    82
LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                           16       RUS    30         714,371   28 /   19         5,316,179 399 / 327
LINETSKAYA, EVGENIA                          55       RUS    18         199,651   18 /   18           283,735   96 /   47
MALEEVA, MAGDALENA                           61       BUL    30         261,260   16 /   18         4,371,682 438 / 288
MAURESMO, AMELIE                              4       FRA    26       1,294,508   48 /   14         7,983,555 399 / 162
MOLIK, ALICIA                                13       AUS    24         616,033   17 /   12         2,079,941 258 / 165
MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                           12       RUS    24         558,749   31 /   18         4,612,677 319 / 169
PENNETTA, FLAVIA                             27       ITA    23         433,532   34 /   20           908,491 214 / 150
PESCHKE, KVETA                               39       CZE    30         271,238   27 /   20         1,122,086 302 / 187
PIERCE, MARY                                  7       FRA    30       1,794,403   35 /   12         8,898,891 494 / 228
RAZZANO, VIRGINIE                            46       FRA    22         211,635   18 /   21           776,712 161 / 125
SAFINA, DINARA                               24       RUS    19         404,267   30 /   18           969,458 133 /    68
SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA                         22       ITA    25         370,407   31 /   20         1,786,771 264 / 183
SCHNYDER, PATTY                              10       SUI    26         777,693   49 /   20         4,479,071 368 / 243
SHARAPOVA, MARIA                              1       RUS    18       1,542,283   50 /     9        4,294,351 171 /    43
STOSUR, SAMANTHA                             64       AUS    21         581,687   17 /   22           858,700 145 / 124
ZVONAREVA, VERA                              25       RUS    21         376,864   20 /   17         2,047,690 182 /    94




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2005 SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR FINALS RESULTS
Week of               Tier Tournament                                             Singles final                                Doubles final
JANUARY 3
Gold Coast-AUS        III    $170,000 Uncle Tobys Hardcourts (HO)                 (2) Schnyder d. Stosur 16 63 75              (2) Likhovtseva/Maleeva d. Camerin/Farina Elia 63 57 61
Auckland-NZL          IV     $140,000 ASB Classic (HO)                            Srebotnik d. (4) Asagoe 57 75 64             (1) Asagoe/Srebotnik d. (WC) Baker/Lubiani 63 63
JANUARY 10
Sydney-AUS             II    $585,000 Medibank International (HO)                 (6) Molik d. Stosur 67(5) 64 75              Stewart/Stosur d. (3) Dementieva/Sugiyama w/o
Hobart-AUS            IV     $110,000 Moorilla International (HO)                 Zheng d. (2) Dulko 62 60                     (1) Yan/Zheng d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Safina 64 75
Canberra-AUS          IV     $110,000 Canberra Women’s Classic (HO)               (Q) Ivanovic d. (LL) Czink 75 61             (3) Garbin/Krizan d. (4) G.Navratilova/Pastikova 75 16 64
JANUARY 17
Melbourne-AUS         GS     A$19,100,000 Australian Open (HO)                    (7) S.Williams d. (1) Davenport 26 63 60     (6) Kuznetsova/Molik d. (15) Davenport/Morariu 63 64
JANUARY 31
Tokyo-JPN               I    $1,300,000 Toray Pan Pacific Open (CI)               (2) Sharapova d. (1) Davenport 61 36 76(5)   (2) Husarova/Likhovtseva d. Davenport/Morariu 64 63
Pattaya City-THA      IV     $170,000 Volvo Women’s Open (HO)                     (3) Martínez d. (7) Groenefeld 63 36 63      (2) Bartoli/Groenefeld d. Domachowska/Talaja 63 62
FEBRUARY 7
Paris-FRA              II    $585,000 Open Gaz de France (GI)                     Safina d. (2) Mauresmo 64 26 63              Benesova/Peschke d. (1) Medina Garrigues/Safina 62 26 62
Hyderabad-IND          IV    $140,000 Hyderabad Open (HO)                         Mirza d. (9) A.Bondarenko 64 57 63           (3) Yan/Zheng d. (2) T.Li/Sun 64 61
FEBRUARY 14
Antwerp-BEL            II    $585,000 Proximus Diamond Games (GSI)                (1) Mauresmo d. (3) V.Williams 46 75 64     (1) Black/Callens d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Safina 36 64 64
Memphis, TN-USA        III   $170,000 Regions Morgan Keegan Champs (HI)           (1) Zvonareva d. (3) Shaughnessy 76(3) 62 (Q) Saeki/Yoshida d. (3) Granville/Spears 63 64
Bogota-COL            III    $170,000 Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar (RCO)       (2) Pennetta d. (Q) Dominguez Lino 76(4) 64 Gagliardi/Pisnik d. (4) Kurhajcova/Strycova 64 63
FEBRUARY 21
Doha-QAT               II    $600,000 Qatar Total Open (HO)                  (2) Sharapova d. (4) Molik 46 61 64               Molik/Schiavone d. (2) Black/Huber 63 64
Acapulco-MEX          III    $180,000 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL pr. HSBC (RCO) (1) Pennetta d. Cervanova 36 75 63                (4) Jidkova/Perebiynis d. Andres Rod./Martínez Granados 75 63
FEBRUARY 28
Dubai-UAE              II    $1,000,000 Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open (HO)         (1) Davenport d. Jankovic 64 36 64           (1) Ruano Pascual/Suárez d. (2) Kuznetsova/Molik 67(7) 62 61
MARCH 7
Indian Wells, CA-USA    I    $2,100,000 Pacific Life Open (HO)                    Clijsters d. (1) Davenport 64 46 62          (1) Ruano Pascual/Suárez d. (2) Petrova/Shaughnessy 76(3) 61
MARCH 21
Miami, FL-USA           I    $3,115,000 NASDAQ-100 Open (HO)                      Clijsters d. (2) Sharapova 63 75             (3) Kuznetsova/Molik d. (5) Raymond/Stubbs 75 67(5) 62
APRIL 4
Amelia Island, FL-USA II     $585,000 Bausch & Lomb Championships (GCO)           (1) Davenport d. (12) Farina Elia 75 75      Stewart/Stosur d. Peschke/Schnyder 64 62
APRIL 11
Charleston, SC-USA      I    $1,300,000 Family Circle Cup (GCO)                   Henin-Hardenne d. (2) Dementieva 75 64       (2) Martínez/Ruano Pascual d. Benesova/Peschke 61 64
APRIL 18
Fed Cup First Round          No Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events
APRIL 25
Warsaw-POL             II    $585,000 J&S Cup (RCO)                               Henin-Hardenne d. (2) Kuznetsova 36 62 75 Perebiynis/Strycova d. Jans/Rosolska 61 64
Estoril-POR           IV     $140,000 Estoril Open (RCO)                          (Q) Safarova d. (4) N.Li 67(4) 64 63      (3) T.Li/Sun d. Krajicek/Nagyova 63 61
MAY 2
Berlin-GER              I    $1,300,000 Qatar Total German Open (RCO)        (12) Henin-Hardenne d. (6) Petrova 63 46 63 (3) Likhovtseva/Zvonareva d. (2) Black/Huber 46 64 63
Rabat-MAR             IV     $140,000 GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (RCO) (2) Llagostera Vives d. (6) Zheng 64 62     Loit/Strycova d. Dominguez Lino/Llagostera Vives 36 76(5) 75
MAY 9
Rome-ITA                I    $1,300,000 Telecom Italia Masters Roma (RCO)         (2) Mauresmo d. (8) Schnyder 26 63 64        (2) Black/Huber d. Kirilenko/Medina Garrigues 60 46 61
Prague-CZE            IV     $140,000 ECM Prague Open (RCO)                       (1) Safina d. Ondraskova 76(2) 63            (2) Loit/Pratt d. Kostanic/Strycova 67(6) 64 64
MAY 16
Istanbul-TUR          III    $200,000 Istanbul Cup (RCO)                          (1) V.Williams d. (2) Vaidisova 63 62        (4) Marrero/Serra Zanetti d. Klemenschits/Klemenschits 64 60
Strasbourg-FRA        III    $170,000 Internationaux de Strasbourg (RCO)          Medina Garrigues d. Domachowska 64 63        Andres/Vanc d. Domachowska/Weingartner 63 61
MAY 23
Paris-FRA             GS     €13,549,125 French Open (RCO)                        (10) Henin-Hardenne d. (21) Pierce 61 61     (1) Ruano Pascual/Suárez d. (2) Black/Callens 46 63 63
JUNE 6
Birmingham-GBR        III    $200,000 DFS Classic (GO)                            (1) Sharapova d. (3) Jankovic 62 46 61       (2) Hantuchova/Sugiyama d. Daniilidou/Russell 62 63
JUNE 13
Eastbourne-GBR         II    $585,000 Hastings Direct International Champs (GO) (7) Clijsters d. (Q) Douchevina 75 60          (2) Raymond/Stubbs d. (3) Likhovtseva/Zvonareva 63 75
's-Hertogenbosch-NED III     $170,000 Ordina Open (GO)                          (8) Koukalova d. Safarova 36 62 62             (3) Medina G./Safina d. Benesova/Llagostera V. 64 26 76 (11)
JUNE 20
London-GBR            GS     £10,085,510 The Championships, Wimbledon (GO)        (14) V.Williams d. (1) Davenport 46 76(4) 97 (2) Black/Huber d. Kuznetsova/Mauresmo 62 61
JULY 4
Fed Cup Semifinals           No Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events
JULY 11
Modena-ITA            IV     $140,000 Internazionali di Modena (RCO)              (5) Smashnova d. Garbin 66 ret.              Beygelzimer/Jugic-Salkic d. (1) G.Navratilova/Pastikova 62 60
JULY 18
Cincinnati, OH-USA    III    $170,000 Western & Southern FG Wom. Open (HO)        (1) Schnyder d. Morigami 64 60              (3) Granville/Spears d. (1) Peschke/Salerni 36 62 64
Palermo-ITA           IV     $140,000 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo (RCO)   (3) Medina Garrigues d. (5) Koukalova 64 60 Casoni/Koryttseva d. (4) Jans/Rosolska 46 63 75
JULY 25
Stanford, CA-USA       II    $585,000 Bank of the West Classic (HO)               (4) Clijsters d. (2) V.Williams 75 62        (1) Black/Stubbs d. (2) Likovtseva/Zvonareva 63 75
Budapest-HUN          IV     $140,000 Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix (RCO)           (1) Smashnova d. Castaño 62 62               (1) Loit/Srebotnik d. (4) Dominguez Lino/Marrero 61 36 62
AUGUST 1
San Diego, CA-USA       I    $1,300,000 Acura Classic (HO)                        (6) Pierce d. Sugiyama 60 63                 (3) Martínez/Ruano P. d. (5) Hantuchova/Sugiyama 67(7) 61 75
AUGUST 8
Los Angeles, CA-USA II       $585,000 JPMorgan Chase Open p/b Herbalife (HO) (5) Clijsters d. (9) Hantuchova 64 61             Dementieva/Pennetta d. (WC) Haynes/Mattek 62 64
Stockholm-SWE         IV     $140,000 Nordea Nordic Light Open (HO)          (5) Srebotnik d. (2) Myskina 75 62                (1) Loit/Srebotnik d. (2) Birnerova/Santangelo 64 63
AUGUST 15
Toronto-CAN             I    $1,300,000 Rogers Cup p/b American Express (HO)      (7) Clijsters d. (4) Henin-Hardenne 75 61    (6) Groenefeld/M.Navratilova d. (3) Martínez/Ruano P. 57 63 64
AUGUST 22
New Haven, CT-USA      II    $585,000 Pilot Pen Tennis p/b Michelob Ultra (HO)    (1) Davenport d. (2) Mauresmo 64 64          (3) Raymond/Stosur d. Dulko/Kirilenko 62 67(6) 61
AUGUST 29
New York, NY-USA      GS     $17,742,000 US Open (HO)                             (4) Clijsters d. (12) Pierce 63 61           (6) Raymond/Stosur d. (14) Dementieva/Pennetta 62 57 63
SEPTEMBER 12
Bali-INA              III    $225,000 Wismilak International (HO)                 (1) Davenport d. (4) Schiavone 62 64         (1) Groenefeld/Shaughnessy d. (4) Yan/Zheng 63 63
Fed Cup Final                Russia d. France 3-2
SEPTEMBER 19
Beijing-CHN            II    $585,000 China Open (HO)                             Kirilenko d. (9) Groenefeld 63 64            Llagostera Vives/Vento-Kabchi d. Yan/Zheng 62 64
Kolkata-IND           III    $170,000 Sunfeast Open (GSI)                         (1) Myskina d. (7) Sprem 62 62               (1) Likhovtseva/Myskina d. Uberoi/Uberoi 61 60
Portoroz-SLO          IV     $140,000 Banka Koper Slovenia Open (HO)              (4) Koukalova d. (6) Srebotnik 62 46 63      (4) Medina Garr./Vinci d. (2) Kostanic/Srebotnik 64 57 62
SEPTEMBER 26
Luxembourg-LUX         II    $585,000 FORTIS Championships Luxembourg (HI)        (1) Clijsters d. Groenefeld 62 64            (2) Raymond/Stosur d. (1) Black/Stubbs 75 61
Guangzhou-CHN         III    $170,000 Guangzhou Int’l Women’s Open (HO)           Yan d. (6) Llagostera Vives 64 40 ret.       (3) Camerin/Gagliardi d. Uberoi/Uberoi 76(5) 63
Seoul-KOR             IV     $140,000 Hansol Korea Open Tennis Champ’s (HO)       (2) Vaidisova d. (1) Jankovic 75 63          Chan/Chuang d. Craybas/Grandin 62 64
OCTOBER 3
Filderstadt-GER        II    $650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (HI)              (1) Davenport d. (3) Mauresmo 62 64        Hantuchova/Myskina d. Peschke/Schiavone 60 36 75
Tokyo-JPN             III    $170,000 AIG Japan Open Tennis Champ’s (HO)          (2) Vaidisova d. (3) Golovin 76(4) 32 ret. (2) Dulko/Kirilenko d. (1) Asagoe/Vento-Kabchi 75 46 63
Tashkent-UZB          IV     $140,000 Tashkent Open (HO)                          (5)Krajicek d. (WC)Amanmuradova 60 46 63 (1) Camerin/Loit d. Rodionova/Voskoboeva 63 60

				
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