Dmitry Tursunov was born in Moscow on December 12, 1982, and is a Russian tennis coach and former tennis player.
He has won 7 ATP singles titles and in 2006 helped Russia win the Davis Cup. As a singles player he also took part in two Olympic editions (2008 and 2012): both times, however, he came out in the first round.
He coached Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka between 2018 and 2020 and is currently the coach of Anett Kontaveit.
Tursunov jokes about his lack of ability and success on clay courts. He was sponsored by Fila and Wilson. He helped the Russian Davis Cup team win the 2006 Davis Cup and reach the finals of the 2007 Davis Cup.
Tursunov retired from playing on the professional tour on August 28, 2017 due to another injury. In 2011, he mentored a 17-year-old ATP-player, Aslan Karatsev, for some time. He subsequently became the coach of WTA Tour tennis players Elena Vesnina and Aryna Sabalenka, respectively. From 16 August 2021 to 6 June 2022 he was the coach of Anett Kontaveit. He was the coach of 2021 US Open Champion Emma Raducanu for a short period in 2022. He coached Belinda Bencic from October 2022 to April 2023.