Anna Chakvetadze is a Russian professional tennis player who is known for her quick agility and prowess at the courts. Her so far career high ranking has been no. 5, which she reached upon in the year 2007. Coached by her father since the age of 8, this powerhouse of talent has proved her mettle time and again in her field of expertise i.e. tennis.
She was born as Anna Djambulilovna Chakvetadze on March 5, 1987, in Moscow to Djambuli, a professional football player for Valeri and Natalia, a homemaker. Her coaching started since the time her mother introduced her to the game when she was only 8 years old. She has been performing and rising under the guidance of her father.
She is currently studying in Moscow University and loves to read, listen to music and hang out with friends in her free time.
Tennis CareerChakvetadze followed this winning streak in 2007 when she won her third WTA Tournament in the Tier IV Moorilla Hobart International in Australia beating fellow Russian Vasilisa Bardina in the final. She reached the quarterfinals of both Australian Open and Open Gaz de France in Paris but eventually got defeated by Maria Sharapova 7–6(5), 7–5 and Amelie Mauresmo 7–6(5), 7–5 respectively. Her making a rest point in the semi final match at the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp guaranteed her entry into the top 10 world ranking chart. She later lost in the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida to World No. 1 Justine Henin 6–2, 6–3. She continued to play on the red clay courts including the French Open. Her second breakthrough came when she won her second title and first ‘grass court’ title in 's-Hertogenbosch. But she failed to cross the third round of Wimbledon being defeated by 31st-seeded Michaella Krajicek in three sets only. After that she played in five tournaments during the North American summer hard court season underlining it with wins like Tier III Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati, Ohio and US Open Series, first tournament at Bank of the West Classic in Palo Alto, California, beating Sania Mirza in the final. It was her ninth consecutive victory and the reason for becoming no. 6 amongst the top notches of the international tennis field.
She later lost to Sharapova in the Acura Classic tournament semi finals in San Diego which broke her 12 straight wins record. She also reached her first Grand Slam semi final at the U.S.Open that year but lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–1, 6–1. Chakvetadze became the sixth player in 2007 to qualify for the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships.
At the Australian Open 2008, she lost in the third round Maria Kirilenko 6–7(6), 6–1, 6–2 but proceeded on to win Tier II Open Gaz de France in Paris making it her seventh career singles title. Later at the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, she again failed to make it past third round with surrendering defeat to Sabine Lisicki.
Chakvetadze was in the news recently, when her house got burgled of over U.S. $300,000 worth of goods and cash
She debuted in 2001 in the ITF in Minsk, Belarus where she was ousted in the first round only. Anna won her very first ITF doubles title in Istanbul in 2002 when teamed up with fellow Russian player Irina Kotkina
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