Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko
- Mother's name is Olga
- Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium
- Favorites include movies Barber of Siberia and Story of a Knight, classical music (especially by Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach or Beethoven), books The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, Notre-Dame de Paris, White Fang and short stories by O'Henry
- Speaks Russian, English
- Enjoys other sports, especially soccer
- Relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking
- Tennis playes most admired are Roger Federer and Jennifer Capriati for on-court style and attitude.
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