In her first expert competition in Elektrostal as a trump card, she came to the quarter-finals losing to Olga Savchuk. At her last competition of 2003 in Zhukovsky, Russia and she unfortunately she lost in the 1st round. She then played in Cairo, Egypt, coming to the second round as a qualifying. Makarova began her year at the 2012 Apia Universal Sydney where she qualified. She confronted Li Na in the first round and lost. At that point at the 2012 Australian Open in the second round, she vanquished 25th seed Kaia Kanepi.In the third round, she crushed 7th seed Vera Zvonareva.
In the Round of 16, she vanquished 13-time Amazing Pummel champion Serena Williams to progress to her first Fabulous Hammer quarterfinal of her profession. She has also won many titles in wta ranking and many singles and double too. She has tons of twitter and instagram followers and is seen with her boyfriend as dating together in their holidays. She crushed Francesca Schiavone and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to book her place in the quarterfinals at the 2014 Aegon Global.