2016 was marked by a drop in the rating of most Russian tennis players. The disqualification of Maria Sharapova, the marriage of Maria Kirilenko and the injuries of Vera Zvonareva led to the fact that in the WTA ranking in the top ten there were not a single Russian athlete. Even in the Federation Cup, the Russian team performed unsuccessfully, losing in the quarterfinal to a not-so-strong team from the Netherlands. At this time, the question arose of which of the current tennis players will become the leader in the Russian team? At the end of the 2016 season, the WTA rating was headed by Svetlana Kuznetsova, a tennis player, you can say, with a capital letter.
Svetlana can be attributed to the representatives of the golden generation of Russian tennis, when in the top ten ranking were several players at once. At the moment, this is the oldest acting tennis player in Russia.
She was born in Leningrad in 1985. Svetlana Kuznetsova (tennis player) takes her first steps in this sport at the age of seven. And from this time begins her take-off as a tennis player. The first year of the twenty-first century was marked by the appearance of Svetlana in a professional tour. And already the first Kuznetsov trophy wins literally in a year, it was a tournament in Bali.
Two years later, the biggest success comes. In 2004, Svetlana Kuznetsova, a tennis player still unknown to anyone, wins her first and so far the only Grand Slam tournament. It was the US Open tennis championship, the so-called US Open tournament. At the moment, this is the only active Russian athlete who has achieved such success. Of course, fans of Svetlana believe that this is not her last title, and hope that among these awards there will also be titles at Grand Slam tournaments. At the moment, Svetlana is the owner of seventeen titles. And everyone hopes that this is not the last photo of Svetlana with a prize.
Svetlana is a tennis player who has her own principles that determine not only her personal life, but also her tennis career. She believes that family and sport are incompatible. And so it is still unmarried. In addition, many men tried to make her a choice - family or career, and in each case the decision was made in favor of tennis, and this was followed by a breakdown in relations with the young man.
Of course, the time will come when Svetlana Kuznetsova, a tennis player with great experience, will end her career as a professional player. Perhaps then she will pay attention to creating a family. But at the moment, the dog’s most loyal friend is her dog, according to Svetlana Kuznetsova herself. A tennis player, a photo of which can often be seen on the pages of sports publications, is very attached to her four-legged pet.
Intrigue of the coming season
The next season for Svetlana and all Russian tennis should be quite interesting. In the spring, Maria Sharapova returns whether time will be possible for Svetlana to remain in the top ten leaders of world women's tennis. She has everything to improve her position in the ranking. Svetlana Kuznetsova is a tennis player, whose growth by today's standards is not very large, however, few athletes in the world ranking have the same technique for performing kicks. Therefore, the physical and psychological training of the athlete will come first in the next year.