Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- Father, Vyacheslav, is professional coach (running, tennis - has coached Yaroslava throughout her career); mother, Nurziya, was a professional runner and world champion in the 100km marathon; older brother, Pavel, is a political journalist
- Started playing at age 6; started taking it seriously at age 8
- Trains at National Tennis Center in Astana, Kazakhstan and at CSKA club in Moscow, Russia
- Loves all sports activities and will try anything once
- Has represented Kazakhstan since 2008 (was previously representing Russia)
- Prefers to be called Slava.
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