Natalya "Natasha" Zvereva
, or Zverava
(, ; born 16 April 1971) is a former tennis player from Belarus
. Zvereva was the first major athlete in the Soviet Union to demand publicly that she should be able to keep her tournament earnings. The team of Zvereva and Gigi Fernández
won more women's doubles titles and Grand Slam
women's doubles championships than any other team since the team of Martina Navratilova
and Pam Shriver
Zvereva is currently the captain of the Belarussian Fed Cup
team.On 12 July 2010, Zvereva was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame alongside Fernandez.
Zvereva used a baseline, counter-punching style centered around topspin and her double-handed backhand. She had great hands,
As a junior, Zvereva won the Wimbledon
girls singles title in 1986, defeating Leila Meskhi
in the final 2–6, 6–2, 9–7. Zvereva also won the US......