Anastasija Sevastova Bio

  • Coached by Martin Ruthner
  • Mother is Diana Golovanova (English teacher)
  • Born and raised in Liepaja, Latvia
  • Started playing at age 6 (introduced to tennis by grandmother); played for fun until she was 15
  • Aggressive baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and clay; favorite shot is backhand
  • Speaks Latvian, English, Russian, German
  • Other sports interests are soccer, jet skiing
  • Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; favorite actor is Tom Hanks
  • Favorite artists are BeyoncĂ©, Jay-Z, James Blunt
  • Favorite book is Katherine by Anya Seton
  • Idols growing up were Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi; person most admired is Lance Armstrong
  • Favorite place to visit is New York; favorite tournaments are Roland Garros and US Open.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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