Akgul Amanmuradova life and biography

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Akgul Amanmuradova biography

Date of birth : 1984-06-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Nationality : Uzbekistan
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-21
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Grand Slam winning

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Akgul Amanmuradova is a professional female tennis player from Uzbekistan.

In 2005, she reached her first ever WTA singles final in Tashkent, the capital of her home country. In the final she lost to 16-year old Michaƫlla Krajicek of the Netherlands. Her first WTA Tour doubles win was 2009 AEGON International at Eastbourne, where she and partner Ai Sugiyama defeated Rennae Stubbs and Samantha Stosur in the final.

Timeline:

Currently without a coach
Father, Chari, is a builder; mother, Saadat, is a high school music teacher; brother, Shokhrat, is a university student; born and raised in Tashkent; no one in family plays tennis
Began playing at age 10 when grandmother took her to a local club to keep her busy
As a child, also liked to read, draw, play piano and basketball; was asked to play on national junior basketball team but declined
As a teenager, was part of the East Asia Grand Slam Development Fund through the ITF as well as the Tashkent State Fund, and at age 18 was invited to be a member of the national tennis team; it was then that she decided to make a career out of tennis
Idolized Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan when growing up
Works hard on improving her movement, which she classes as a weakness
Best memories to date are winning 2005 Asian Tennis Championships, her first ITF title in India and her first Tour final at Tashkent
Enjoys music, reading and travelling; studied International Tourism at Tashkent State University of Economics.


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