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The Best Tennis Players from Kazakhstan

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List of the best tennis players from Kazakhstan, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Kazakhstan has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Kazakh tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Kazakhstan and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Kazakhstan then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different players, including Alexey Kedryuk and Yuri Schukin.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Kazakh tennis players?" and "Who is the best Kazakh tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Kazakhstan in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Kazakh tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
  • Sesil Radoslavova Karatantcheva (Bulgarian: Сесил Радославова Каратанчева; born 8 August 1989) is a Bulgarian tennis player. She has won seven singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 7 November 2005, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 35. On 19 April 2010, she peaked at No. 154 in the doubles rankings. Karatantcheva is perhaps best known for reaching the quarterfinals of the 2005 French Open, upsetting seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams en route. The same year, she twice tested positive for nandrolone and was therefore issued a two-year suspension. She returned to professional competition in January 2008....  more
    • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Nationality: Kazakhstan
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003-09-21
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  • Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12 September 1987) is a retired tennis player who was born in Russia and who represented Kazakhstan. She won one singles title and 13 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one singles and one doubles title on tournaments of the WTA 125K series, as well as four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 29 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 25. On 22 February 2016, she peaked at No. 3 in the doubles rankings. Shvedova has made three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals: at the 2010, the 2012 French Open and the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. She has won two Grand Slam...  more
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Nationality: Kazakhstan, Russia
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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  • Zarina Diyas (Kazakh: Zari'na Di'as; born 18 October 1993) is a Kazakh tennis player. Diyas has won one WTA title at 2017 Japan Women's Open as well as eight singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 12 January 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 31. On 8 June 2015, she peaked at No. 89 in the doubles rankings. Playing for Kazakhstan at the Fed Cup, Diyas has a win-loss record of 18–6 (May 2019)....  more
    • Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Nationality: Kazakhstan
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    Yuri Schukin

    Yuri Schukin (Russian: Ю́рий Ива́нович Щу́кин, romanized: Shchukin; born 26 June 1979) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player....  more
    • Birthplace: Kislovodsk, Russia
    • Nationality: Kazakhstan
    • Year Turned Pro: 1998
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