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10 Best Russian Tennis Players Right Now

 List of best Russian tennis players

1. Maria Sharapova

Talented and extraordinarily beautiful, Maria Sharapova is one of the most famous Russian tennis players.

Maria Yurievna Sharapova was born on 19 April 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. Known for her talent and beauty, former professional tennis player Maria Sharapova is the first Russian tennis player to win Wimbledon. Although she played under the Russian flag, Maria has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1994.

2.Safin

Marat Mubinovich Safin was born on January 27 (1980) in Moscow. He and his sister Dinara inherited their mother's love for tennis and are the only pair of siblings to reach the No. 1 ranking. Marat reached the No. 1 ATP world singles ranking in November 2000 and held it for nine weeks, while his sister reached the WTA world No. 1 ranking in 2009. His mother Rauja Islanova served as Marat's first coach.

3. Kournikova

Anna Sergeevna Kournikova was born on June 7, 1981 in Moscow. Anna made her professional tennis debut at just 14, becoming the youngest player to win the Fed Cup for Russia. At the age of just 15, he participated in the US Open. At the age of 16, she reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon. In 1996, Anna won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award. Although she never won a singles title, she managed to rise to world number eight in 2000.

4. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Yevgeny Alexandrovich Kafelnikov was born on 18 February 1974 in Sochi. Kafelnikov made national history when in May 1999 he became the first Russian tennis player to reach world No. 1 in the ATP rankings. He held his position for six weeks. The following year, Marat Safin would also reach world No. 1.

But Yevgeny Kafelnikov made national history again in 1996, becoming the first Russian player to win a Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros. He is one of the few tennis players to win doubles and singles titles in the same tournament. He also won the Australian Open in 1999

5. Dinara Safina

Safina was born on April 27, 1986 in the capital of Russia. Dinara is the younger sister of the famous former Russian world No. 1 tennis player Marat Safin.

Dinara Safina won her first WTA title at Sopot (2002) and was the singles runner-up at the French Open (2008), Australian Open (2009) and French Open (2009).

6. Vesnina

Elena Sergeyevna Vesnina was born on 1 August 1986 in Lviv, Ukraine.Elena turned professional in 2002 and qualified in a WTA Tour main draw for the first time in 2004 at the Bell Challenge (Quebec). During her career, Elena Vesnina was one of the highest-ranked doubles players to win four Grand Slam titles (French Open (2013), US Open (2014) and Wimbledon (2017) with Ekaterina Makarova and the Australian Open). (2016) mixed duet with Bruno Soares).

7. Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova was born on June 27, 1985 in St. Petersburg. At age 7, Svetlana moved to Spain and attended the prestigious Sánchez-Casal Academy.

Svetlana turned professional in 2000 and a year later competed in the Madrid Open, her first WTA tournament. In 2001, after her performance at Roland Garros, Svetlana received the Russian Cup as Newcomer of the Year. In 2002, she won her first WTA title at the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Helsinki.

8. Elena Dementieva

Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva was born on October 15, 1981 in Moscow.

Since turning professional in 1998, Elena has won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Sydney (2000) and a gold medal at the Olympics in Beijing (2008). Although she has never won a Grand Slam singles title, she holds 16 WTA singles titles and has reached two Grand Slam finals (French Open and US Open in 2004) and seven other Grand Slam semifinals. In 2005, Dementieva was part of the Russian team that won the Fed Cup. In April 2009, Elena Dementieva achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 3. He had seven seasons in the top 10.

9. Anastasia Myskina

Born in Moscow on 8 July 1981, Anastasia Andreevna Myskina turned professional in 1998 and entered the WTA Top 500 that year. In 2004, Anastasia won the French Open and became the first Russian player to win a singles title and enter the top 3 at a Grand Slam. Myskina was part of the Russian team that won the first Fed Cup title.

10. Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev was born on February 11, 1996 in the Russian capital

He turned professional in 2014 and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world by the ATP. In March 2021, he reached his career high in singles. Daniel made his ATP debut in 2015 at the Kremlin Cup (doubles). A year later, he won his first singles match at the Ricoh Open. 2018 was the year Daniil Medvedev would win his first ATP titles: Winston-Salem, Sydney and the ATP 500 Tokyo.

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