Alisa Kleybanova Bio

  • Coached by Julian Vespan
  • Began playing tennis at age 4; coached by mother for first nine years
  • Mother, Natalia Levina, is a biologist (isn't working now); father, Mikhail Kleybanov, worked for Institute of Steel and Alloys, now works for a chemical company; grandmother, Zhanna Kleybanova, stays at home and takes care of everyone
  • Favorite surface is grass; favorite shots are serve and backhand
  • Favorite city is Moscow; favorite tournament is Australian Open
  • Enjoys reading, going on her laptop and watching TV and movies with her family when home
  • When young was told she played aggressively like Monica Seles (proud of the comparison)
  • Goal is to improve and become one of the top players in the world.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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