Date of birth : 1988-08-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pinsk, Belarus
Nationality : Belarusian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2013-06-13
Olga Govortsova is a professional Belorussian tennis player. As of May 10, 2010 her highest singles ranking on the WTA is World Number 35, which she achieved on June 23, 2008.
She reached her first WTA Tour final at the 2008 Cellular South Open in Memphis, Tennessee. There she lost in straight sets to Lindsay Davenport.
She began her year at the 2009 Brisbane International, here she defeated 8th seed Francesca Schiavone 7-5 6-2 en route to the quarter finals. She fell here however against world no 41. Sara Errani 6-3 6-3.
At the Australian Open she received main draw entry but was drawn against 20th seed Amélie Mauresmo in the first round, she lost in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
She then played in Indian Wells, a premier mandatory event. She defeated British no 1 Anne Keothavong in the first round before falling to Shuai Peng.
In Miami the second premier mandatory event she lost in the first round to Belarussian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova.
In October, she reached the finals of the Kremlin Cup, losing 6-3 6-0 to Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
Her personal facts:
Coached by TJ Middleton
Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is clay
Started playing at age 6 when mother and brother introduced her to the sport
Mother's name is Tatiana; father's name is Alexei; brothers' names are Ilya (also plays tennis) and Alexander
Has two chihuahuas (Lucky, Chip) and one cat (Masha)
Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English
Likes rap, rock, pop and Russian music
Other interests include hockey, shopping
Favorite places to visit are Hawaii, Belarus; favorite tournament is Dubai
Tennis players most admired growing up were Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati
Goal is to reach Top 10.
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