With three reader requests within a few days, proving that she is one of hottest tennis players who is starting to get attention both for her on and off court abilities, we bring to you our first dutch, Arantxa Rus!
Arantxa Rus bio
Arantxa Rus, born in Delft, Holland on December 13, 1990, is a hot player who is rising fast in the WTA rankings.
At the time of this writing, she has just beaten world number 5 and US Open champion Samantha Stosur at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, even after being bagelled in the second set.
The left-handed has been the ITF world number 1 in juniors, a short time after she won the junior version of the Australian Open in 2008, beating home-favorite Jessica Moore in the final.
At her very first WTA tournament, in ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2007 where she was given a wild-car entry to the main draw, she was destroyed by Alona Bondarenko. She bounced back from that loss, and at her next tournament she reached the quarter-finals of Guangzhou, beating Gisela Dulko along the way.
Arantxa Rus began playing at age 5 when sister took her to a local tennis club. Her favorite shots are backhand and service and her favorite surface is clay. Although her name is from Spanish origins, she is not named after former world number 1 Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario. Her parents just liked the name.
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