Vera Yevgenyevna Dushevina is a female Russian professional tennis player. She was born on October 6, 1986 in Moscow, Soviet Union to parents, Yevgeny (father; engineer) and Elena (mother; teacher). She has one sister, Sonia, who is a university student. Dushevina was introduced to tennis at the young age of 7; however, no other members of her family play the sport. Aside from tennis, Dushevina loves swimming. She is currently coached by Irina Granaturova.
Dushevina turned pro in 2003. She reached her the semi-finals of her first Tour at Helsinki. However, she lost the game to Kostanic Tosic. She then participated in three more Tour events within the year. In the ITF Circuit, she managed to win one doubles title, as well as one singles title.
By 2004, Dushevina made her first Top 100 finish in the season. She also participated in all four Grand Slam events held in that year for the first time. It was in February 2 of the said year that she made her debut into the Top 100, wherein she rose from No. 112 to No. 97.
2005 is considered her best season so far. That year was greatly highlighted by her first 4R performance at the Australian Open. However, she lost to No. 5 top seed, Kuznetsova before she was able to proceed further. On January 31, 3006, Dushevina rose from No. 65 to No. 44, making her Top 50 debut.
Over the course of her career, Dushevina has garnered a number of wins. This right-handed player has a record of 174-113 in singles, and 76-61 in doubles. She currently has 1 ITF title in singles, and 1 WTA title as well as 4 ITF titles in doubles. She managed to reach her highest ranking for singles at No. 31, which she achieved in July 4, 2005. As for her highest ranking achieved in doubles, she reached No. 27 on June 25, 2007.