Vera Dushevina Bio

  • Coached by Ali Hasan
  • Father is Yevgeny (engineer); mother is Elena (teacher); sister is Sonia (university student); also has two cats
  • Father introduced her to tennis at age 7
  • Changed spelling of last name in 2005 for WTA purposes (Douchevina to Dushevina)
  • Favorite music is Russian music; also likes R&B
  • Favorite movies are Russian movies; favorite actors are Brad Pitt, Eric Roberts, Jude Law
  • Favorite types of food are Italian, Japanese
  • Favorite cities are Moscow, Paris, Milan, Melbourne
  • Other sports interests are soccer, basketball
  • Best tennis memory was win over Jill Craybas at 2005 Australian Open (was down 61 51 and 2mp but came back to win) and reaching 2013 Wimbledon mixed doubles SFs (w/Jean-Julien Rojer)
  • Favorite tennis players are Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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