Russia has given the world some of the best athletes of all time, and women's tennis is their specialty. It seems a cliché to see the Russian tennis players generation after generation taking home the title of each Grand Slam. So today we decided to talk about the most famous tennis players in Russia. Of course, the list is extensive, but we will focus on mentioning the most loved by the media not only for its sporting merits and also for its unique beauty.
The most famous tennis players in Russia
The former Russian tennis player and model is a global media figure. Many tennis players, after retiring from the sport disappear from public life, but it has not been the case of Kúrnikova. On the contrary, from his relationship with Enrique Iglesias to his participation in TV, he is always in the focus of the cameras. She is creditor of two Grand Slam and a host of other titles.
Sharápova is a tennis player and sports model. All in all, it is a personal brand with worldwide recognition. He has won four open Grand Slam, 36 individual titles and has occupied the 1 number of the WTA standings for 21 weeks. Therefore, those who follow this sport know that the figure of Sharápova is synonymous with quality and high performance.
Svetlana has won two Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2004 and Roland Garros 2009), and was a finalist in these games in the 2006 and 2007 years. It was his best time. On the other hand, he has seventeen WTA tournaments in total and an ITF tournament. The past decade its name sounded everywhere, that's why in 2007 it occupied the 2 number of the world ranking of tennis players.
Yelena with Russian ice hockey player Maksim Afinoguénov, are a media couple, for the quality of athletes they both have in their respective matches. Yelena has been ranked number 3 in the WTA ranking and was a finalist for Roland Garros and the US Open at 2004.
He has been on the field since he was 6 years old, in the year 2000 became a professional and in 2010 he reached his best classification, when he reached number 2 on the WTA's world rankings. He participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 representing Russia and took the bronze after being defeated by his compatriot, Deméntieva. So far he has been a finalist in two Grand Slam.
Kirilenko has earned 6 titles from the WTA, became the No. 10 in the world ranking. He has been a finalist twice in Grand Slam doubles and in 2012 he gave the bronze medal in the Olympic Games to his country. Out of that, in total 6 has individual titles. However, we have not heard your name frequently since the 2013 year.
While these most famous Russian tennis players are saying goodbye to the courts, no doubt a new generation in professional tennis is prepared with new promises as Daria Kasatkina.