Vitalia Diatchenko Bio

  • Coached by Dmitry Degtyarev; also travels with mother, Victoria
  • Father is Anatoly (works for the UN); has younger brother, Sergey (plays ice hockey)
  • Began playing at age 5 when introduced to the sport by parents
  • Moved to Moscow at age 11
  • Spent two years away from tennis w/right shoulder injury (age 14-16); began playing again at age 17
  • Favorite shot is forehand
  • Graduated high school in 2007
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Favorite actor is Keanu Reeves; favorite type of music is house/dance
  • Enjoys reading, quiet time
  • Favorite cities to visit are Moscow, Paris
  • Admires Serena Williams for her fast, aggressive game.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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