|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1991|
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is a Russian professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 11 in singles in November 2021 and world number 21 in doubles in September 2013, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she had reached the final of the 2021 French Open and the quarter-final of the 2011 US Open, the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, the 2017 Australian Open, the 2019 Australian Open, and the 2020 Australian Open. As of May 2022, she had won 12 singles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2014 Paris Indoors (Premier), the 2014 Kremlin Cup (Premier), the 2010 Monterrey Open (International), the 2010 İstanbul Cup (International), the 2011 Monterrey Open (International), the 2013 Monterrey Open (International), the 2013 Estoril Open (International), the 2015 Linz Open (International), the 2017 Monterrey Open (International), the 2017 Grand Prix Lalla Meryem (International), the 2017 Hong Kong Open (International), and the 2018 Internationaux de Strasbourg (International). At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, she had reached the quarter-final of the 2013 Australian Open, the 2013 French Open, the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, the 2015 US Open, the 2018 US Open, and the 2021 French Open. As of May 2022, she had won 6 doubles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2022 Italian Open (WTA 1000), the 2013 Madrid Open (Premier 5 & Mandatory), the 2012 Charleston Open (Premier), the 2017 Sydney International (Premier), the 2011 Brisbane International (International), and the 2008 Grand Prix Lalla Meryem (Tier IV).
Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Sergey Pavlyuchenkov (Former Rower/Canoeist)
- Mother – Marina Pavlyuchenkova (Former Swimmer)
- Siblings – Alexander Pavlioutchenkov (Older Brother) (Professional Tennis Player)
- Others – One of her grandmothers was a professional basketball player. One of her grandfathers was an elite basketball umpire.
She is represented by Top Five Management, Sports Management & Marketing Boutique Agency, Paris, Île-de-France, France.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Russian descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, neck-length, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
Anastasia has been sponsored by –
- Lacoste S.A.
- Wilson Sporting Goods
- Adidas AG
- Babolat (French tennis, badminton, and padel equipment company)
- Eightstone Oclaner (wealth management company based in Singapore)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Clay
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Movie Genre – Comedy
- Actors – Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller
- Music Genre – R&B, Hip Hop
- Book – Eat, Pray, Love (2006) by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Cuisines – Japanese, Russian
- Hobbies/Interests – Karaoke, Shopping, Dancing, Listening to Music
Source – WTA Tennis
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Facts
- Anastasia started playing tennis when she was 6 years old. Her parents, both former athletes, had helped her immensely during her developmental years.
- At the 2013 Kazan Universiade, she clinched the ‘Gold’ medal in the doubles event.
- At the youth tier, she had reached the number 1 world ranking in January 2006 and had won the 3 junior Grand Slam titles in the girls’ singles event – the 2006 Australian Open, the 2006 US Open, and the 2007 Australian Open. She had also won the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior World Championship in 2006.
- Between the 2008 French Open and the 2020 Australian Open, she had competed in 48 Grand Slam tournaments in a row. This is the 8th-longest streak (tied with Ana Ivanović) of consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearances in history.
- At the 2014 Paris Indoors, her first singles title win in a ‘Premium’ tier event on the WTA Tour, she had defeated three players ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings, in successive matches – then world number 9 Angelique Kerber in the quarter-final, then world number 5 Maria Sharapova in the semi-final, and then world number 7 Sara Errani in the final. Coincidentally, in all 3 of these matches, Anastasia had lost the opening set before going on to win the next 2. The tournament was quite grueling for her as her 2 other matches (1st round and 2nd round) had also been stretched to 3 sets.
- At the 2021 French Open, she had reached the tournament’s quarter-final for the first time since 2011. When she reached the semi-final of the tournament, it was her first career appearance in the ‘Last 4’ stage of a Grand Slam tournament (either singles or doubles).
- This had set a new record for participating in the most number of Grand Slam tournaments before reaching the semi-final stage for the 1st time. This was Anastasia’s 52nd appearance in the main draw of the singles event in a Grand Slam tournament. She had eventually finished as the tournament’s runner-up and this fairytale run had pushed her back into the ‘Top 20’ of the singles rankings, for the first time since 2018.
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (played in July-August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), she won the ‘Gold’ medal in the mixed doubles event. She had also reached the quarter-final of the singles event.
- In August 2021, she had been honored with ‘Master of Sports of Russia’, a sports title of the Russian Federation. The same month, she was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship; a state decoration of the Russian Federation to reward Russian and foreign nationals whose work, deeds, and efforts have been aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people.
- She was an integral member of Russia’s squad that had triumphed at the 2020–21 edition of the Billie Jean King Cup, the 58th edition of the Fed Cup (the premier international women’s tennis team’s tournament) and the first to be styled as the Billie Jean King Cup. This was Russia’s first such title since 2008.
- On November 8, 2021, she achieved her peak singles ranking of 11. This had surpassed her prior 10-year-old career-high ranking of world number 13 in the singles format.
- As of May 2022, she was ranked at number 21 in the official WTA singles rankings. She has been continuously ranked inside the ‘Top 50’ in the singles rankings since November 2008 (more than 13.5 years).
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Russian, English, and French.
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