Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva
(Russian А́лла Алекса́ндровна Кудря́вцева
, born November 3, 1987 in Moscow) is a professional tennis player from Russia. She currently lives in Moscow, where she is coached by Nick Rybakov. Her father Alexander was a world champion Greco-Roman wrestler in the 1980s and her grandfather a Russian weightlifter of some note .
Her career high rank in singles is World Number 56
, which she achieved on October 4, 2010. On August 30, 2010, her career-high doubles ranking is World Number 27
. Kudryavtseva won US$
952,589 in prize money, 1 singles and 3 doubles titles on the WTA
tour. She was a finalist at the Orange Bowl Championships
, as a junior.
Her main sponsor is Wilson
and she also has an endorsement deal with Diadora
Kudryavtseva's first Grand Slam tournament, competing in the main draw, was the 2007 Australian Open
. She defeated Finland's Emma Laine
in the first round 4–6, 6–2 and 9–7. In the second rond she lost against her lifetime heroine Martina Hingis
in two sets, 6–2 and 6–2. In Paris, Kudryavtseva won against the 29th seed Gisela Dulko
7–5, 1–6, 8–6 to reach the third round of Roland Garros
, where she was defeated by second seed Maria Sharapova
in straight sets 6–1, 6–4. After this match, she reached her new career high of #67. At her first Wimbledon
, she lost against the eventual champion Venus Williams
, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5.
During the 2008 Wimbledon, Kudryavtseva shocked the tennis world by... Read More