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Svetlana Kuznetsova: biography
Svetlana Kuznetsova — Russian tennis player, has twice won the Grand slam tournaments, which acts in both single and doubles. Maximum achievement Svetlana in the ranking is the rank of the second racket of the world in 2007. To date she holds the record among all Russian tennis players in the history of the number of matches played in the finals of major tournaments.
She was born in St. Petersburg, in a family of professional athletes and coaches. Her father, Alexander Kuznetsov charge of one of the biggest sports boarding schools for cyclists. Mother Galina Tsareva is a former athlete in Cycling, and not the ordinary. She belonged to 20 world records and six victories at the world Championships. With two-wheeled friend linked his fate and his older brother Nicholas, who won the silver medal at the Olympic games in Atlanta.
By the way, Light family lived in valentinite and not in a separate apartment. So the girl knew only the clear mode of the day, the sport and grew up with the understanding that such hard physical exertion. In fact, any other life path, she could not be. Father, fan of sports, was considered for the daughter of just such a career. However, Cycling he decided her not to take.
Not far from their place of residence was located tennis courts, which for fun played mom. And 7 years old, Kuznetsova began to visit trainings. But tennis is a very expensive sport, especially in Russia. Therefore, solely for the sake of minimizing financial costs, Svetlana at the age of 14 went to live and train in Spain. In a foreign country it was very hard mentally. Different mentality, different language, different food… It was then that the girl realized how much he loves tennis and that for the sake of this game are willing to go to great sacrifices.
In 2000, Svetlana Kuznetsova received the status of a professional tennis player, and a year later won his first title. Later, the girl returned Home and settled in Moscow. However, it was another attempt to start living abroad in the United Arab Emirates, but there the athlete did not stay long and returned to the Russian capital.
At the age of 16 Svetlana Kuznetsova wins the first tournament in the International tennis Federation. A truly great victory was waiting for her in three years – the U.S. Open 2004. During his career to date, the Russian athlete participated in 35 finals in singles and 31 in the final match paired with a partner. Of these, a total of 30 times the girl came out with the Cup raised above his head. Is the number of games played in the ranked matches in WTA is a record for players from Russia.
I must say that phenomenal in addition to quantitative indicators, Svetlana Kuznetsova surprised and the one she won. In her piggy Bank six wins over current the first racket of the world, and, for example, Belgian Justine Henin, she won twice, becoming the only player who overcame the most ranked tennis player more than once.
Not to mention that Kuznetsova is the third after Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis player, since only the three Russian athletes have won a Grand slam tournament in singles. The last major victory of Svetlana today falls on the «Kremlin Cup», which took place in Moscow. In the final, she defeated current champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Svetlana Kuznetsova believes that a full-fledged family life may not be associated with big-time sports. Especially because she never had any desire to marry officially. She believes that marriage is just a stamp in the passport, which essentially means nothing. And if people want to be together, they will be so.
For Svetlana it is very important that her man knew tennis in my life Kuznetsova is a leader, at least for now. As soon as her boyfriend put the athlete in front of the choice «either I or training and tournaments,» she immediately tore all ties with this guy.
In General, it is strange that men offer to his beloved to give up the career because most of her romantic relationships with colleagues. At different times Kuznetsova has met with Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco, his countryman Antonio Baldeo, had a long affair with the coach Stefano Ortega and another Spaniard David Ferrero.
Now the main satellite Svetlana in her travel — dog breed bully named Dolce. Kuznetsova lot of time and money is spent on charity. She donates money to churches, helps orphanages and shelters for homeless animals.