Read more » This is despite the absence of a single Russian ranked inside the Top 8 on the WTA Tour.However, it remains for the eyes to see that they have been making their mark.She reached the quarterfinals in Cincinnati and Montreal and then the last four at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
She recently defeated second seeded wildcard Petra Kvitiva at the WTA Stanford tournament, where she reached the last four before exiting.
After a strong showing at the Wimbledon last year, she returned to the top ten in the rankings for the first time since 2010.
The 31-year old Russia international has reached the final three times, facing Justine Henin in 2004, then battling Elena Dementieva four years later before meeting Caroline Wozniacki in 2011.
Kuznetsova had a relatively impressive 2016, particularly the second half of the year.
She retained her Moscow title then she went on to reach the last four in Wuhan and Tianjin.
Wozniacki’s engagements have prevented her from seeing the baby but she promises she would when she gets the opportunity.