Lesia Tsurenko has become one of the trend names in women’s tennis; the Ukrainian-born star has won six ITF Women’s Circuit singles and eight doubles titles as well as four WTA singles titles. At the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, she reached the third round as well as the quarter-finals of the US Open 2018 and the fourth round of the French Open 2018. Tsurenko is currently number 36 in the world rankings of women’s tennis singles and, from 2018, number 336 in doubles. Below you will learn more about her biography, career, family, and other facts you need to know.
Lesia Tsurenko’s Bio
The amazing tennis star was born on May 30, 1989, as Lesia Viktorvina Tusrenko in Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. She has Ukrainian citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group. Lesia began playing tennis at the age of six; she was introduced to the game by her parents Viktor Tsurenko and his wife Larysa Tsurenko. Although she did not take the game seriously at the time, she began to pay great attention to the game in her teenage years. After completing her basic training, Tsurenko began her tennis career in earnest.
Career and Rise to Prominence
Tsurenko moved to Kiev, where she started her professional tennis career in 2007. She played her most important WTA first draw in Tashkent in 2009; nevertheless, she lost in the first round. From 2011 to 2013 Lesia also took part in the Ukrainian Federation Cup. In the Federation Cup tournament, which was held in Italy in 2012, she won two victories over Sara Errani and Francesca Schiavone. Lesia reached the 102nd place in the 2012 world rankings.
The amazing tennis player made her breakthrough in 2013 when she reached the semi-finals of the WTA Premier Brisbane International Championship. She joined the championship as a happy loser, replacing the injured Maria Sharapova. Although she was the lucky loser, Lesia Tsurenko performed a remarkable feat, beating Daniela Hantuchova and Jamila Gajdova to reach the semi-finals. She lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. In the same year, Lesia also reached the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. After the tournament, Lesia was placed 60th in the world ranking.
In 2014 she participated in the tournament in Wimbledon, where she triumphed against Dinah Pfizenmaier and Simona Halep in the first two rounds; in the third round of the competition, she finally lost. Later that year she reached the final of the Odium Brown Vancouver Open before losing to Jamila Wolfe. She won her first WTA singles title in 2015 after defeating Urszula Radwanska in Istanbul. In the same year, she also participated in other tournaments, including the Rogers Cup, the Connecticut Open, and the French Open.
In 2016 Lesia Tsurenko reached her first Grand Slam round in the fourth round at the US Open. She triumphed over Dominika Cibulkova and Irina-Camelia Begu but lost to Roberta Vinci. Interestingly, Tsurenko won her second individual title this year after beating Jelena Jankovic in the final in Guangzhou. She won her third WTA individual title in 2017 after beating Kristina Miaddenovic in Acapulco. In the same year, Tsurenko also reached the third round at the Wimbledon tournament in Wimbledon. The following year she won her fourth singles at the 2018 Mexican Open after defeating Stefanie Voegele. She also reached the quarter-finals at the US Open.
Her Parents and Family
Lesia Tsurenko was born as the daughter of Ukrainian parents Viktor and Larysa Tsurenko. Her father worked as an employee for international relations in a power plant, while her mother Larysa is an economist. Lesia has an older sister who is a lawyer. Her family has always supported the tennis star from the beginning of her career.
Besides, not much is known about Lesia Zurenko’s relationships and affairs. She may have been in some relationships in the past, but she has preferred to keep them at a low level. Apparently she is still single and at the moment in no relationship. In her free time, Lesia likes to go swimming and she likes architectural work. She is focused on reaching the peak of her career and we wish her all the best. Lesia currently lives in Kiev, Ukraine.
Her Height and Weight
Lesia is a very pretty and attractive lady; she has a wonderful personality and sporty body measurements. She has grown a lot in the WTA; all thanks to her slim build and her wonderful physique. In addition, she is very tall; she stands at a height of 1.74 m (5 feet 9 inches) and has a bodyweight of 67 kg (148 lbs). Lesia is characterized by blond hair and green eyes. Her dress size and shoe size are currently not available.
Other Interesting Facts About Lesia Tsurenko
1. Lesia Tsurenko started playing tennis at the age of six and became a professional at 17.
2. She was born and raised in Ukraine.
3. She has won 4 WTA and 6 ITF singles titles and 8 WTA double titles.
4. Tsuenko achieved her best place in singles in 2017 on place 29 and in doubles in 2018 in place 115.
5. She is 1.74 m (5 feet 9 inches) tall and has a bodyweight of 67 kg.