Maria Kirilenko Bio - Biography

Name Maria Kirilenko
Height 5'8
Naionality USSR
Date of Birth 25 January 1987,
Place of Birth Moscow, USSR
Famous for
Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко; born January 25, 1987 in Moscow) is a Russian professional tennis player. She won her first WTA Tour title in 2005, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 6-4 in the China Open. She is a good friend of Maria Sharapova. She is affectionately called Makiri.

Maria Kirilenko won the junior event at the 2002 Canadian Open, as well as the 2002 US Open junior tournament. In December 2004 she played in a tennis exhibition in Tampa, Florida to raise money for the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.

In 2006, she was selected to be the face of the adidas by Stella McCartney tennis range, designed by noted British fashion designer Stella McCartney, which saw her playing in adidas clothing and footwear designed by Stella McCartney at all upcoming tournaments, starting with the 2006 Australian Open.[1]

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