Lesia Tsurenko Bio

  • Coached by Dmytro Brichek
  • Father, Viktor, used to work in international relations for a nuclear power plant (now retired); mother, Larisa, is an economist; older sister, Oxana, is lawyer
  • Started playing at age 6 when parents introduced her to the sport
  • Moved to Kiev at age 17
  • Studied at Physical Education & Sports in Ukraine for 1.5 years (no longer studying; hopes to return one day)
  • Favorite shot is backhand
  • Best tennis memory is 2013 Australian Open
  • Admires Martina Hingis for her playing style; also liked watching Kafelnikov
  • Speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English
  • Enjoys watching sports, playing pool and hanging out with friends
  • Favorite city is Kiev; favorite events are Australian Open, Wimbledon and Madrid.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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