Yaroslava Shvedova Named Chief Coach of Kazakhstan's National Women's Team



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Yaroslava Shvedova Named Chief Coach of Kazakhstan's National Women's Team

Yaroslava Shvedova has been named the chief coach of the national women's tennis players’ team of Kazakhstan, according to Kazinform. Shvedova commented, "I am honored to accept a proposal from President of the Tennis Federation Bulat Utemuratov to head our team.

It is a great opportunity to show myself as a captain and player simultaneously. It is a big responsibility too. I will make every effort to meet expectations of the Federation." Shvedova has returned to professional tennis at the beginning of the year after giving birth to twin girls in October 2018 and has already competed in the Fed Cup qualifying round on February 7-8 in Belgium for Kazakhstan.

She won one singles title and 13 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her best singles ranking has been World No. 25 in October 2012 and her best doubles ranking has been No. 3 in February 2016. Shvedova has made three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals: at the 2010, the 2012 French Open and the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

She has also won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles, the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 US Open, with American player Vania King as her partner in both. She also reached the final of the 2010 mixed doubles event at the French Open.

Following ankle surgery and child birth, Shvedova began entering events again using a protected ranking in January this year.