Jumat, 05 Desember 2008

Tennis Top Star Svetlana Kuznetsova Pics, Bio, News

Six of the top ten ranked women’s players and five of the men’s top 20 stars are confirmed to play in next month’s Sydney International, organisers yesterday.
Nine-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and world No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be the top seeds for the mixed WTA/ATP tournament from January 2009 11 to 17.
Williams headlines a strong women’s field along with other top-tenners Dinara Safina (3), Elena Dementieva (4), Vera Zvonareva (7), Svetlana Kuznetsova (8) and Agnieszka Radwanska (10)

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Svetlana Kuznetsova in action against Mathilde Johansson - Tennis - Wimbledon Championships 2008
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Svetlana Kuznetsova is the only player in the Top 10 who didn’t win a single this season. In fact, she has won just one event the past two years – and even that 2007 New Haven victory came when Agnes Szvay retired up a set in the final.

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Shahar Peer of Israel runs to the net against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami, Florida

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Svetlana Kuznetsova Bio

Date of Birth: 27th of June 1985
Birthplace: St. Petersburg (RUS)
Mother: Galina Tsareva, six-time cycling world champion and holder of 20 world records
Father: Alexandr Kuznetsov, cycling coach of six Olympic champions and world champions and now coach of “Lokomotiv”, the best russian cycling club
Brother: Nikolai Kuznetsov, cycling silver medallist at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
Residence: Monte Carlo (MON)
Height: 1.74 m
Weight: 73 kg
Hobbies/Personal interests: Football; Snowboarding; favorite music is Hip-Hop, favorite artist is 50 Cent, never leaves home without her iPod

* Coached by Stefan Ortega
* Trains at Sánchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona
* Father is Alexandr Kuznetsov, cycling coach of six Olympic champions and world champions and now coach of Lokomotiv (best cycling club in Russia); also coached Svetlana's mother, Galina Tsareva (six-time world champion and holder of 20 world records) and Svetlana's brother, Nikolai Kuznetsov (silver medalist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics)
* Began playing at age 7
* Favorite movies are "Love Actually" and "Save the Last Dance"
* Never leaves home without her iPod – likes listening to all types of chart music
* Inspired by players who fight a lot on the court
* Greatest moment of career was winning 2004 US Open final against compatriot Dementieva.

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