Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Coached by Martin Ruthner
- Mother is Diana Golovanova (English teacher)
- Born and raised in Liepaja, Latvia
- Started playing at age 6 (introduced to tennis by grandmother); played for fun until she was 15
- Aggressive baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and clay; favorite shot is backhand
- Speaks Latvian, English, Russian, German
- Other sports interests are soccer, jet skiing
- Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; favorite actor is Tom Hanks
- Favorite artists are Beyoncé, Jay-Z, James Blunt
- Favorite book is Katherine by Anya Seton
- Idols growing up were Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi; person most admired is Lance Armstrong
- Favorite place to visit is New York; favorite tournaments are Roland Garros and US Open.
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