Aravane Rezai life and biography

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Aravane Rezai biography

Date of birth : 1987-03-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Saint-Étienne, France
Nationality : French
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-29
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, French No. 2

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Aravane Rezaï is an Iranian-French tennis player born in Saint-Étienne, France to Iranian parents. She is the current French No. 2 in women's tennis. Rezaï took up tennis after a childhood stint as her older brother's ball girl. She has defeated many top players on the WTA, such as, Jelena Janković, Justine Henin, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Francesca Schiavone, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, and Ai Sugiyama, . Her career high rank was No. 15, achieved on October 11, 2010.

Singles Titles:

2010: Madrid, Bastad
2009: Strasbourg, Bali

PERSONAL:

Coached by father, Arsalan (was a car mechanic)
Began playing tennis at age 8; baseliner whose favorite surface is hardcourt
Mother, Nouchine, is a physiotherapist who travels with her; sister Caminde is a student; and brother, Anauch, is a tennis coach
Speaks French, Persian, English
Enjoys Indian films, Persian poetry and music
Favorite food is kebabs
Won two tennis gold medals at Muslim Women Olympic Games in Iran
Would have pursued astrophysics had she not been a tennis player; intends to pursue it after tennis
Favorite players are Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi
Goal is to be No.1.

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