Akgul Amanmuradova Bio

  • Currently without a coach
  • Father, Chari, is a builder; mother, Saadat, is a high school music teacher; brother, Shokhrat, is a student; born and raised in Tashkent
  • Began playing at age 10 when grandmother took her to local club
  • As a child, also liked basketball (was asked to play on national junior 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; at age 18 was invited to be a member of the national tennis team; it was then she decided to make a career out of tennis
  • Idolized Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan when growing up
  • Works on improving her movement, which she classes as a weakness
  • Best memories are winning 2005 Asian Tennis Championships, her first ITF title in India and her first WTA final at Tashkent
  • Enjoys reading, surfing internet, playing basketball, watching soccer
  • Studied International Tourism at Tashkent State University of Economics
  • Collects giraffes (stuffed animals, wooden).
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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