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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

“I always want more and can always be better!”

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Rules of Life(26 y.o.)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Personal Facts


  • Her nicknames are Nastia, Nastia Pav, APavs.
  • Began to play tennis at the age of 6.
  • Likes playing on clay.
  • Forehand down the line is her favorite shot.
  • Speaks Russian, English and French.
  • Was coached at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France (from July 2007 to September 2009).
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova facts and quotes
  • "Sarcasm is my thing, I like pretty much joking around."
  • Likes watching comedy movies.
  • "I had some ups and downs, of course, like everyone else."
  • "Sometimes I`m thinking, is it me or the ball is really too fast? It’s maybe just my feeling."
  • Beloved actors are Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller.
  • Likes listening to R&B and hip-hop.
  • "We've always had a lot of good Russian women tennis players. I think that's great for our country. That's great for us and for me because we push each other. There is a lot of potential."
  • Favorite book is “Eat, Pray, Love”.
  • Prefers Japanese and Russian food.
  • In her free time enjoys karaoke, shopping, dancing, seeing friends, music and sleeping.
  • Never forgets her winning 2006 Australian Open juniors, first WTA title in Monterrey and playing World Team Tennis.
  • Respect a lot legends like Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis, but there wasn’t someone that she wanted to be.
  • Can’t live without phone.
  • Trained by Jordi Vilaro at Barcelona Total Tennis Academy.
  • Likes making different designs of her nails. Just nail polish is boring for her, even if it’s a bright color, but she loves to draw something on top of it or use stickers.
  • Is very good at playing chess.
  • Loves fashion and being creative. Wants to have her own beauty salon.
  • Favorite serial is Gossip Girl. Would love to be in that TV series.
  • "Russian tennis has always been very strong. We always had, in the past, so many Grand Slam champions. We always had this going on, always tough field."


  • Was born to a very sportive family. Her father was Olympic-level canoeist and mother was a swimmer.
  • Her grandmother played basketball for USSR and grandfather was high-level basketball referee.


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  • Is a multiple junior Grand Slam champion.
  • Pavlyuchenkova won her 1st ITF tournament before the age of 18.
  • The top-ranked junior player on the ITF circuit. "I was No.1 in juniors, basically winning everything and being so confident. Then it was tough to change and go in the pro circuit, because that wasn't happening. I was losing, you know. Everything was more difficult."
  • "Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to go and participate in the Olympics."
  • "Doubles is something that I really enjoy doing."
  • Is a three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open and the US Open in 2011 and Wimbledon in 2016. "Wimbledon gave me more confidence in me, my tennis and my game."

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