Russia, Wimbledon, Linz: Everything you always wanted to know about Anastasia Potapova (but never had time to find out)

A former junior world No 1 and Wimbledon junior champion, Anastasia Potapova is a two-time WTA singles titlist and is making a name for herself on the pro tour

Anastasia Potapova at the 2023 WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart Anastasia Potapova at the 2023 WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart Image Credit: Imago / Panoramic

Who is Anastasia Potapova?

Anastasia Potapova is a professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. She was born on March 30, 2001 in Saratov, Russia.

Which country is Potapova from?

Potapova is from Russia. Due to the current Russia-Ukraine war, she plays under a neutral flag on the WTA Tour as Russian and Belarusian players are not allowed to represent their countries on the tour.

Was Potapova a good junior?

Potapova is a former junior world No 1. She won the Wimbledon girls singles title in 2016, beating Dayana Yastremska in the final after which she reached the junior world No 1 position.

She also reached the doubles final at the 2015 US Open and the 2016 French Open.

What is Potapova’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

The Russian reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2021, which remains her best result in a Major to date. She has also reached the second round at all the other three Grand Slams.

How many WTA titles has she won?

Potapova has won two WTA singles titles as of now. She won her first in Istanbul in 2022, followed by the Linz title in 2023.

She has also won three WTA doubles titles – Prague in 2022 (with Yana Sizikova), Lausanne in 2019 (with Yana Sizikova), and Moscow in 2018 (with Vera Zvonareva).

What is Potapova’s highest ranking?

Potapova’s highest ranking has been No 24, which she first achieved on April 10, 2023. You can find her latest ranking and her rankings history on her WTA Tour profile page.

How much prize money has she won in her career?

As of April 17, 2023, Potapova has won $2,325,226 in career prize money. You can find her latest prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.

What is Potapova’s stance on the Russia Ukraine war?

Potapova posted a message on social media on March 1, 2022, where she said she is against any war.

Who is Potapova’s coach?

Potapova is coached by former ATP pro Igor Andreev. Andreev peaked at No 18 in the world in 2008 and also reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2007.

How tall is Anastasia Potapova?

The right-hander is 1.75m or 5ft 7in tall, according to her profile on the official WTA website.

Is Potapova on social media?

The Russian is active on Instagram, where she has more than 137,000 followers. She also has a Twitter account, where she is followed by more than 12,100 people but has not posted there since March 2022.

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