Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova is a Russian professional tennis player, and also one of the better looking women in the WTA. Shvedova has won one singles and eleven doubles titles on the WTA tour. Her highest ever ranking was #25 in the world, which she achieved on October 29, 2012. As for doubles, she reached world number 4. Her father, Vyacheslav, had her playing tennis by the age of 8 years old, and is still currently her coach today.
Shvedova has made two Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 and the 2012 French Open. She has won two Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 US Open, partnering American player Vania King in both. Shvedova is also one of four players to record a golden set in the professional era. She achieved this at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in her match against Sara Errani, the only time a golden set was recorded in a Grand Slam. A golden set is a set which is won without dropping a single point. This means scoring the 24 minimum points required to win a set 6–0, without conceding any points. In professional, top-tier tennis, this has only been accomplished seven times, one of which was done by Shvedova.
At only 28 years old, we really hope that Shvedova is just getting started. If so, hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot more of that.