Ksenia Pervak life and biography

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Ksenia Pervak biography

Date of birth : 1991-05-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chelyabinsk, Russia
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour,

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Ksenia Pervak is a professional left-handed Russian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 86th, which she reached on August 2, 2010.

CAREER:

Her career high in doubles is 152nd, which she reached on June 21, 2010.

Pervak best achievement so far is by winning the 2009 Australian Open junior Grand Slam tournament, where in the final she defeated Laura Robson in straight sets 6–3, 6–1.

2010:
In early February, Pervak lost in the first round of the Pattaya City Open to then world No. 14, Vera Zvonareva in straight sets with a score of 6–3, 6–2. Pervak then reached the 2010 Malaysian Open main draw but lost to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the first round. At the 2010 French Open Ksenia reached main draw but lost to Maria Sharapova in the first round. At the 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, Ksenia reached her first WTA Tour semi-final but retired to Johanna Larsson due the right wrist injury.

At the 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Pervak defeated No.2 seed Yung-jan Chan in the first round 3–6, 6–0, 6–2. She then reached the quarterfinals by defeating Russian compatriot Alexandra Panova 7–5, 2–6, 6–0, winning 24 of 27 points in the final set. She will face another Russian, Alla Kudryavtseva, for a spot in the semifinals.

2011:
Pervak kicked off her 2011 season in Brisbane, Australia. She is seeded 7th in the qualifying draw of the 2011 Brisbane International. She defeated local hope Jessica Moore 6-3, 6-0 and Alexandra Panova 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4. She was defeated by Anastasia Pivovarova in the third qualifying round 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(3). She gained entry into the main draw as a Lucky Loser and in the first round she defeated Anna Chakvetadze 6-2, 6-2 before losing in the second round to Petra Kvitova 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Pervak played in the first round of the main draw of the Australian Open for the first time in her career. She lost to 13th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-1.

Pervak made the semifinals of the $100,000 ITF event in Midland, losing to eventual champion Lucie Hradecká 6-4, 6-4.

Pervak then made two consecutive quarterfinals of WTA events in Memphis and Monterrey, losing to Hradecká 6-4, 6-3 and Gisela Dulko 6-1, 6-0 respectively.

Pervak lost in qualifying at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells to Jamie Hampton. However, she successfully qualified for the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, defeating Zuzana Kučová 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 and Junri Namigata 6-1, 6-2. Her opponent in the first round will be Dinara Safina.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Viktor Pavlov
Father is Yuriy, mother is Oksana (both in business); has one younger brother and one younger sister
Family moved to Berlin in 2006 (coach is based in Moscow)
Baseliner whose favorite surfaces are clay and hard
Tennis idols growing up were Anastasia Myskina and Steffi Graf
Best memory was winning 2009 Australian Open junior title
If hadn't been a tennis player, possibly would have been a singer
Enjoys hanging out with friends, going shopping
Goal is to reach Top 10.

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