It's a safe bet Russian women will once again turn up the tennis heat this season. But back home, Spartak Moscow, the country's most successful training academy, faces more challenges than ever.
Seven years removed from her U.S. Open victory, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova talks to espnW about losing some extra pounds and flying under the radar.
A travel saga kept Russia's Vesna Dolonts from arriving Stateside until just a few hours before her loss to Venus Williams.
In the Pro's Questionnaire, WTA player Nadia Petrova, ranked No. 27 in the world, talks about being a perfectionist, her love of pizza and her treasured French bulldog, Lulu.