Anastasia Potapova

Anastasia Potapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who has competed professionally since 2016.

Date of Birth: 30 March 2001
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Residence: Khimki, Russia
Height: 5'8" (175 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2016

Anastasia Potapova was born on March 30, 2001, in Saratov, Russia, to Sergey Potapov and Yulia Potapova. Her mother is a former basketball coach and has a Master of Science in volleyball.

Potapova was a very accomplished junior player, with her most notable achievement being winning the 2016 Wimbledon girls’ singles title, where she defeated Dayana Yastremska in the final. This victory led to Potapova becoming the No. 1 junior player in the world.

Despite playing only two tournaments in 2018, she made an immediate impact on the WTA Tour. Potapova progressed to a maiden WTA title as a wildcard on the clay courts at the Moscow River Cup, losing a very close final 5-7, 7-6, 4-6 to Olga Danilovic.

Potapova made another final in the same year at the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan. However, she lost out again, with her compatriot Margarita Gasparyan beating her in the final 6-2, 6-1.

The following three years did not bring any more finals for Potapova, but other achievements included reaching a maiden Grand Slam third round at the 2021 Australian Open and an impressive run to the quarterfinal at the WTA 1000 event in Dubai, including a victory against Madison Keys.

Potapova won her maiden WTA title as a qualifier in April 2022 at the Istanbul Cup. She overcame Nikola Bartunkova, Petra Martic, Sara Sorribes Tormo, Yulia Putintseva, and the third seed, Veronika Kudermetova, in the main draw to achieve this feat.

2023 was an even better year for Potapova, making another WTA 1000 quarterfinal at the Miami Open with superb triumphs against Coco Gauff and Qinwen Zheng. Potapova narrowly missed out on the semifinal after a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 loss to Jessica Pegula.

The Russian made two Grand Slam third-round appearances in the same season for the first time in 2023. These were at the Roland Garros and Wimbledon, where she lost to her compatriots Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Mirra Andreeva, respectively.

Potapova also obtained her second WTA title in 2023 at the Linz Open in February, triumphing comfortably 6-3, 6-1 against Petra Martic in the final.

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