Russell was ranked in top 50 for doubles and as high as number 41, in November 2005. Before joining the WTA tour she had won 13 titles on the International Tennis Federation Tour. She won her first WTA doubles title at the Gaz de France Stars in 2004. She was partnered with Mara Santangelo of Italy. In 2004 they reached the third round at Wimbledon, before being beaten by Martina Navratilova and Lisa Raymond. In 2005 they reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. Russell is a graduate of Purdue University and was one of the highest ranked professional players ever to have also been a college graduate player. Jennifer Embry married Jeff Russell on May 1, 2004.
- Jennifer Russell at the Women's Tennis Association
- Jennifer Russell at the International Tennis Federation
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