Anna Laguza

Age: 18 years (05.06.2001)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Residence: Kiev, Ukraine
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Plays: right-handed (double handed backhand)
Turned Pro: -
Coach: Vladimir Platenik
ITF titles: -
Racquet brand: Wilson
Clothing brand: -
Tennis goal: "I want to be world No. 1."

WTA Ranking
Career High : 1174
ITF Ranking
Career High : 52
  • doubles winner at the U18 UTC CUP 2014 (Grade 5) in Kiev, Ukraine partnering Julia Izotova (July)

  • singles semifinalist at the U16 LBS-Cup Waiblingen tournament in Waiblingen, Germany - category 2 (July)

  • singles finalist at the 37. LBS Cup Tennis Müller Junior Cup in Ulm, Germany - category 2 (August)

  • singles winner at the Steinfort Tennis Europe Junior Open U16 in Steinfort, Luxembourg – category 2 (September)

"I have started play tennis as a five-years old in Kiev, where I was also born. My first coach was Viktoria Nemerovska. I liked tennis from the beginning a lot. For me, it's a lifestyle, it's my hobby. It is everything to me. I also have a brother who plays tennis and he is six years older than me. He studied in America and now he is a coach in the town of Athens, Tennessee where he trains children. My daddy is a professional skydiver and because of him, I play tennis. Mama Natalia was a track & field sportsman."

"I was twelve years old when I participated on the first international tournament. Basically I like all the tournaments where I play, because I enjoy competing. In 2013, I was in the girls 12s doubles championship match at the Eddie Herr International ITF Grade 1 partnering Russia's Makarova and we have won. In 2014, I became the winner of the U16 event - Steinfort Tennis Europe Junior Open in Luxembourg. I was also in the final at the LBS Cup Tennis Müller Junior Cup tournament in the German city of Ulm. I'm also a member of the National Ukrainian Team. To play for the country is difficult, but this kind of win is even more important for me."

"My sports manager, who came to the club in Trnava, talked with coach Vladimir Platenik. He told that Mr. Platenik was a good coach, he introduced me to him and I'm very fond of him. He is a true professional. He even speaks Russian, so we can communicate in Russian as well as in English. I like EMPIRE Tennis Academy, this is a very modern and high quality club. There are great people and environment here."

Vladimir Platenik: "Anna has parameters and style of play, which is similar to Maria Sharapova. I would like to lead her to play a lot more diverse shots, different shots during the game, and she should be more aggressive on the court. She is still very young and everything is ahead of her. Sometimes she puts a lot of pressure on herself, but in training she is very diligent."

School: primary school student
Surface: hard
Shot: forehand, serve
Tennis players: Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic
Grand Slam: Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon
Town: Kiev, Miami
Food: all the good meals, borscht 
Drink: mojito without alcohol
Movie: comedies
Series: Fizruk
Actors: Johnny Depp
Book: Seven rules for the teeneager
Color: blue
Website: vk.com, Facebook, Instagram
Hobbies: painting

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani

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