| Ekaterina Andreevna Bychkova|
5 June 1985 (age 30)
Moscow, Soviet Union (1985-06-05)
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Alexandra Panova, Zhang Kailin, Olga Savchuk, Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Andreevna Bychkova (Russian: Екатерина Андреевна Бычкова; born 5 June 1985 in Moscow) is a Russian retired tennis player.
Bychkova has won nine singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 20 February 2006, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 66. On 29 January 2007, she peaked at world number 106 in the doubles rankings.
Bychkova is famous for defeating defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round of the 2005 US Open. It was the first time a defending US Open champion had lost in the first round. The win didn't last for long; Bychkova lost in the second round to Ivana Lisjak.
Coached by mother, Liudmila Bychkova. Father's name is Andrey Bychkov. Introduced to tennis by mother; began playing at Spartak and Chajka tennis clubs. Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is serve. Speaks Russian and English. Enjoys playing basketball, shopping, dancing, drawing, Russian movies and reading (favorite authors are Dostoevskiy, Remark, Tolstoy and Verber). Also likes sushi, pancakes, chocolate, pop and orange juice. Favorite city is hometown of Moscow; also enjoys visiting Paris.
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