Russian Tennis player Ekaterina Makarova has reached semifinals at the US Open after sinking Victoria Azarenka! The No17 seed, Ekaterina older by a year and just one spot lower in the rankings, won handsomely after a grueling midday struggle on Arthur Ashe, 6-4, 6-2, in just under an hour and a half. She next faces the winner of Serena Williams or Flavia Pennetta.
There’s no wonder Ekateria or “Kate” to make it shorter, is giving her all, during an interview she stated her favorite tournament is no other than the US Open, and she is certainly doing whatever she can to go all the way.
This is huge for Makarova,”Finally I’m in a semi-final after five chances before,” she said; and we are cheering for her but we wouldn’t like to see her distraught by any boyfriends. Although she appears to be single for now, perhaps is the best strategy!
Born in Moscow on June 7, 1988 she was coached by Evgenia Manyukova, Ekaterina was introduced to tennis at age 6; she began playing at Club Luzhniki. The Baseliner’s favorite surfaces are hard and grass.
The daughter of mom, Olga Makarova and father is Valery; she also has a brother, named Andrey. The 26-year-old speaks Russian and English. Among her hobbies we find she likes listening to pop music; her favorite singers are Rihanna and Michael Jackson! Favorite foods include pizza and chocolate molten cake. The blonde also enjoys dancing, spending time with family and friends, shopping and cooking. If you wondered who se admires? The anwer is Anastasia Myskina.
Ekaterina is very good friend with fellow Rissian player Elena Vesnina, her partner at the 2013 French Open.
The lefty was steadier and more explosive with her big groundstrokes in dismissing the 16th seed from Belarus and advancing to the last four of a major for the first time after four losses in the quarter-finals stage.
Makarova is better known for her doubles exploits, her biggest wins have always been shared as part of the doubles partnerships; as winner of the French Open doubles in 2013 with Elena Vesnina and in mixed doubles at the 2012 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Soares.
However, she has thrived on her own winning her second career singles title at this year’s Pattay City event in Thailand.
Do you think she’ll endure and pull through or will she break under the imminent pressure?
Find her on Twitter here.