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Kateryna Bondarenko
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Bondarenko at the 2016 US Open
Country  Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Born 8 August 1986 (1986-08-08) (age 33)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2012–2013; active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,663,269

Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (born 8 August 1986) is a tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at the 2008 Australian Open.

She is the younger sister of professional tennis players Valeria and Alona Bondarenko. She plays right-handed and turned pro in 2000. Her career-high rankings in singles and doubles are world No. 29 and No. 9, respectively.

Her best Grand Slam result in singles was reaching the quarterfinals at the 2009 US Open.

Bondarenko has defeated seven top-10 players: Ana Ivanovic, Agnieszka Radwańska, Venus Williams, Elena Dementieva, Li Na, Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci.

Biography

Bondarenko was born on 8 August 1986 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR (nowadays Ukraine) to father, Vladimir, and mother, Natalia. She was introduced to tennis at age 4 by her parents. She has two sisters, Valeria and Alona, both who used to play on the WTA Tour.

Her favourite surface is hard court. In September 2011, Bondarenko married her coach, Denis Volodko. Their first child, Karin, was born in 2013. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.

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