|Daria Snigur Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||March 27, 2002|
Daria Snigur is a Ukrainian professional tennis player who is adept at the singles format of the sport having been rated as high as world number 124 in singles in August 2022, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she had reached the 2nd round of the 2022 US Open. As of September 2022, she had won 6 singles titles on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Women’s World Tennis Tour which serves as a developmental circuit for the WTA Tour, the worldwide top-tier tennis tour for women.
Daria Serhiivna Snigur
She splits her time between Kyiv, Ukraine, and Warsaw, Poland.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Sergey Snigur (Former Soccer Player)
- Mother – Viktoria Snigur (Scientist)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Ukrainian descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, frizzy hair
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
Daria Snigur Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Grass
- Tennis Tournament/Event – Wimbledon Championships
- Tennis Role Model/Inspiration – Novak Djokovic
Source – WTA Tennis
Daria Snigur Facts
- Daria, born in Kyiv, Ukraine, has lived for a fair while in Warsaw, Poland. She has also trained in Riga, Latvia.
- In 2017, she signed a contract with the International Tennis Academy (ITA), a world-class developmental tennis program that funds training and away tournaments for young tennis players who are yet to reach the age of 18.
- At the youth tier, Daria reached a peak world ranking of number 2 (in October 2019) after reaching the final of the ITF Junior Finals. She had also clinched the 2019 Wimbledon Championships title in the girls’ singles event. This had made her just the 2nd Ukrainian junior champion at Wimbledon after Kateryna Volodko.
- She first participated in the qualifying round of a senior Grand Slam event at the 2020 French Open but lost out in the first round. She met the same fate in the 2021 and the 2022 editions of the French Open as well. In 2022, she reached the second round of qualifying at the Australian Open as well as the Wimbledon Championships but lost out on both those occasions.
- After the aforementioned 5 failed attempts, Daria made her main-draw debut at a Grand Slam (Australian Open/ French Open/ Wimbledon Championships/ US Open) tournament at the 2022 US Open. In the first round, she upset 2-time Grand Slam winner and former world number 1 Simona Halep.
- Simona was rankled world number 7 at that time and this was Daria’s first win over a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings. Not just that, this 6–2, 0–6, 6–4 win was Daria’s first career win on the WTA Tour. In the 2nd round, her fairytale story came crashing down as she made as many as 48 unforced errors and lost to Rebecca Marino in straight sets.
- She has been coached for the longest time by Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, a former tennis player who had represented the Soviet Union, Ukraine, and Latvia. She is a former world number 1 in the doubles format who had won 2 Grand Slam women’s doubles and 4 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
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