Birth date 13 Aug 1984 (33 years)
Nationality Ukraine Ukraine

Alona Bondarenko has tennis in her blood. Her sisters Kateryna and Valeria are also professional tennis players. It’s no wonder because both of her parents are tennis coaches and she is currently coached by her mother. Her biggest win to date is the 2008 Australian Open in the women’s doubles with sister Kateryna as partner.

Alona Bondarenko debuted at the 2005 Australian Open but lost to Elena Dementieva in the first round. She also made it to the third-quarter rounds of the Wimbledon Open and was going around with the WTA Tours. By the end of the year, she was already in the World Top 100 ranking. In 2006, she made it to the quarter-finals of competitions in Prague, Bangalore and Hobart, as well as a semifinal match in Rabat. The same year saw here winning the FORTIS championships in Luxembourg. In the 2007 J&S Cup in Warsaw, she placed runner-up to World No. 1 Justine Henin, making it to the semifinals of the Istanbul Cup (but losing to Elena Dementieva), quarterfinal status at Birmingham, New Haven, Zurich, Hertogenbosch and Linz and reaching the third round of the Wimbledon. In the Zurich Open in 2007, she beat Amelie Mauresmo to get to the quarter final round, a Tier 1 level and her first. She rose to the No. 29 spot after that. Just May of this year, Alona Bondarenko defeated surprise finalist Dominika Cibulkova (ranked 32nd) in her bid to get the Berlin title.

On the personal note, Alona Bondarenko is often compared to the Russian Anna Kournikova since they both represent the brand K-Swiss. Bondarenko however shrugs this off concentrating on her game more than her looks.