10 questions about Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – Family, Instagram, Juniors

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is one of the most experienced players on the WTA Tour. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may have about the Russian.


What nationality is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova?

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is a Russian tennis player. She was born on July 3, 1991 in Samara, Russia.

How tall is she?

The Russian is 5ft 10in (1.77m) tall, according to her profile on the official WTA website.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Who is Pavlyuchenkova’s coach?

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova does not have a coach at present. She split from Frenchman Sam Samuyk in April 2020.

“It’s my decision and I’m free to make it. It’s behind me now,” she said.

Who are her parents?

The Russian comes from a very sporty family. Her father, Sergey, was a professional canoeist and her mother, Marina, was a swimmer. Her grandmother played basketball for the former USSR and her grandfather was a professional basketball referee. Anastasia began playing tennis aged six.

When did Pavlyuchenkova turn professional?

A terror of the junior circuit after winning two Australian Open junior titles, one US Open and being junior world No 1, she began her professional career in 2006 at the age of 15. That year, she played her first match on the main Tour, in Moscow, losing to world No 11 Nicole Vaidisova. Pavlyuchenkova won her her first WTA Tour match in April 2008, in Rabat, Marocco, against Fatima El Allami.

Anastasia Pavluychenkova

What is her best win?

The Russian’s best win was her victory in the final in Monterrey in April 2017, when she beat the then-world No 1 Angelique Kerber.

“Beating the world No 1 is incredible” she said.

What are her best results at the Grand Slams?

In her career, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has reached the quarter-finals of all four Grand Slam events but never gone further. At Roland-Garros in 2011, she lost to the eventual champion, Francesca Schiavone. At the US Open the same year, she lost to Serena Williams and the American stopped her again at Wimbledon in 2016. At the Australian Open, she has lost in the quarter-finals three times, in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

How many titles has Pavlyuchenkova won?

The Russian has won 12 titles in her career, including four in Monterrey (2010, 2011, 2013, 2017), Mexico. She has also won five doubles titles, including the prestigious tournament in Madrid in 2013 with the Czech Lucie Safarova.

Is Pavlyuchenkova active on social media?

Yes, the Russian is on social media. She is very active on Instagram, where she has more than 103,000 followers, as of July 2020. Pavlyuchenkova is equally present on Twitter, where she has 104,000 followers!

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How much money has she earned in her career?

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has picked up $11 million since making her debut as a professional.

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