Lesia Tsurenko has become one of the trending names in women’s tennis; the Ukrainian-born star has clinched six ITF Women’s Circuit singles and eight doubles titles as well as four WTA singles titles. She reached the third round at the 2017 Wimbledon Championship as well as the quarterfinals of the 2018 US Open and the fourth round of the 2018 French Open. Tsurenko is currently No 36 in the Women’s Tennis Singles World ranking and No 336 at the doubles as of 2018. Learn more about her bio, career, family, and other facts you need to know below.
Lesia Tsurenko Biography
The amazing tennis star was born Lesia Viktorvina Tusrenko in Volodymyrets, Ukrainian SSR, the Soviet Union on May 30, 1989. She holds Ukrainian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Lesia started playing tennis when she was six years old; she was introduced to the game by her parents Viktor Tsurenko and his wife Larysa Tsurenko. Although she didn’t take the game seriously at the time, she started paying huge attention in her teenage years. Upon completion of her basic education, 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 made her main WTA first draw appearance in Tashkent in 2009; nevertheless, she lost out in the first round. Lesia also competed on the Ukrainian Federation Cup team from 2011 to 2013. She recorded two wins against Sara Errani and Francesca Schiavone in the Federation Cup tournament held in Italy in 2012. Lesia reached the 102nd position at the world ranking in 2012.
The amazing tennis star got her breakthrough in 2013 when she reached the semifinals at the WTA Premier Brisbane International Championship. She joined the championship as a lucky loser, hence, replacing Maria Sharapova who was injured. Despite being the lucky loser, Lesia Tsurenko was able to put up a remarkable performance; thus beating Daniela Hantuchova and Jamila Gajdova to advance to the semifinals. She was defeated by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. Lesia also got to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open the same year. After the tournament, Lesia was placed at No 60 in the world ranking.
In 2014, she participated in the Wimbledon tournament where she triumphed over Dinah Pfizenmaier and Simona Halep in the first two rounds; she eventually lost out in the third round of the competition. Later that year, she reached the finals of the Odium Brown Vancouver Open before losing to Jamila Wolfe. She clenched her first WTA singles title in 2015 after defeating Urszula Radwanska in Istanbul. She also participated in other tournaments including Rogers Cup, Connecticut Open, and French Open in the same year.
In 2016, Lesia Tsurenko reached her first fourth-round grand slam round at the US Open. She triumphed over Dominika Cibulkova and Irina-Camelia Begu but lost to Roberta Vinci. Interestingly, Tsurenko won her second singles title that year after beating Jelena Jankovic in the final at Guangzhou. She won her third WTA singles title in 2017 after her victory over Kristina Miaddenovic in Acapulco. Tsurenko also reached the third round at the Wimbledon tournament in the same year. The following year, she won her fourth singles at the 2018 Mexican Open after defeating Stefanie Voegele. She also reached the quarterfinal of the US Open.
Her Parents and Family
Lesia Tsurenko was born to Ukrainian parents Viktor and Larysa Tsurenko. Her father worked as international relations personnel in a power plant while her mother Larysa is an economist. Lesia has an older sister who is a lawyer. Her family has always been supportive of the tennis star right from the very beginning of her career.
Additionally, nothing much is known about Lesia Tsurenko’s relationships and affairs. She might have been in a few relationships in the past but has preferred to keep it on a low. Apparently, she is still single and not in any relationship at the moment. In her free time, Lesia loves to swim and she likes architectural works. She is focused on reaching the climax of her career and we wish her the very best. Lesia currently resides in Kiev, Ukraine.
Her Height and Weight
Lesia is a very gorgeous and attractive lady; she has a wonderful personality and sporty body measurements. She has been waxing strong in the WTA; all thanks to her slim bodybuild and wonderful physique. In addition to that, she is very tall, standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches which is 1.74 m with a bodyweight of 67 kg (148 lbs). Lesia has distinctive features of blonde 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 when she was six years old and turned pro at 17.
2. She was born and raised in Ukraine.
3. She has won 4 WTA and 6 ITF singles titles as well as 8 WTA doubles.
4. Tsuenko reached her best singles ranking at No 29 in 2017 and doubles at No 115 in 2018.
5. She has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 m) and body weight of 67 kg.