In 1994, Maria’s father brought her to America to study at the prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, a risky move that paid off big.
The Omsk-born beauty is a two-time Olympic medalist who snagged gold at both the 20 Olympic Games.
In fact, Kanayeva was the only gymnast to score more than 29 points in three routines.
After years of training under Honored Master of sports Elena Brioukhovets, Kirilenko became a top contender in her age group and went on to win the US Open junior tournament in 2002, one of the youngest players to do so.
Maria’s professional accomplishments include 17 WTA titles (doubles and singles), 3 ITF titles (singles), two Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, and a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Games.
It’s easy to see why Maria Kirilenko has so many devoted fans.
Hot tennis star Maria Sharapova was born in Russia but has lived in the United States since she was seven years old.
The bilingual beauty first picked up a racket at age eight and eventually reached a career-high professional singles ranking of World No. Chakvetadze’s professional highlights include 8 WTA and 2 ITF singles titles and an appearance in the 2007 US Open semifinals.
A fresh-faced beauty as well as a talented athlete, Anna has appeared in as well as many other popular publications.
Hailing from Moscow, Vera Zvonareva is a hot Russian tennis player who has captivated fans for over 12 years.