Birth Name:Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko
Birth Date:25 January 1987
Birth Place:Moscow, Russia
Height:1.73 metres ( 5 ft. 8 in. )
Weight:57.3 kilos ( 126 lbs. )
A Russian girl who dreamed of becoming tennis star in her childhood came to scene at early age. She has an honour of winning US Open Junior as one of youngest players. Her liking for sportsman can be seen through her dating.
Maria Kirilenko Biography
Maria was very much fond of sport from the very childhood. When she was five years old she started dancing, and when she was seven, her father brought her to ”Dinamo” Moscow Central Stadium, one of the best tennis schools at the time. He had used to play tennis and to really enjoy it - though he could not imagine that this sport will become such an important part of his family’s life.
Maria started to make progress. In less than one year after starting to play tennis Maria won her very first competitions. Since that, she attended all kinds of competitions and tournaments, and soon the idea of becoming a professional tennis-player seemed quite reasonable. Soon she became the number one in her age group in Russia and the CIS. Maria practiced at Dinamo and TsSKA sport grounds. Almost every day her parents brought her there by car from Yubileyny - a small town in Moscow region, where they lived. Right after school - into the car. She could eat or have a rest on the way to the stadium.
Maria KirilenkoTags: Tennis