Veronika Kudermetova is a Russian professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world no. 24 and a best WTA doubles ranking of no. 6. She won her first $50K tournament at the Kazan Summer cup in 2013, partnering Evgeniya Rodina. She has a win-loss record of 3-4, playing for the Russia Fed Cup Team. She was also nominated to represent Russia during the 2018 Fed Cup World Group II, but was selected to play alongside Anna Kalinskaya, as a dead doubles rubber.
She also made her WTA Tour main-draw debut in singles at the 2018 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and doubles at the 2014 Kremlin cup. She made it to the Grand Slam finals at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships in women’s doubles. At the 2021 Charleston Open, she won her first WTA Tour singles. She also won her first WTA doubles title at the 2019 Wuhan Open.
|Coach||Sergei Demekhine, Vladimir Platenik|
|Prize money||US$ 3,108,853|
|Highest ranking||No. 24|
|Current ranking||No. 24|
|Social media profile||Instagram – @v.kudermetova|
Personal Information and Relationships
- Veronika Eduardovna Kudermetova was born on 24th April, 1997 to a Russian national ice hockey champion, Eduard Kudermetov.
- She began playing tennis from the age of eight.
- She has a younger sister Polina, who is also a tennis player
- Kudermetova married her coach Sergei Demekhine, whom she was dating since 2015. He has previously also coached Vera Zvonareva
- 2014 – Kudermetova cracked the world’s top 500 for the first time in her career. She also made it to the quarter finals at the president’s cup, playing in her first $100K tournament. She ended the year at no. 343 ranking with a 24-14 win-loss record, thereby lifting her first ITF title in the process.
- 2015 – The year saw Kudermetova struggling for a breakthrough. She failed to win a single title on the ITF circuit as she had a disappointing win-loss record of 15-15, ultimately ending the year at no. 400.
- 2016 – Kudermetova made it to her first final at Andijan in May. She followed this by two consecutive $25k titles in Imola and Astana, moving into the world’s top 300 for the first time. She had a notable win-loss record of 34-18 and won 2 ITF titles, ending up at the 210th spot on the year-end ranking, with an improvement of 109 spots.
- 2017 – She made her Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open, losing in the first round of qualifying. Though she won her first qualifying round at the French Open, she fell in the next match.She, however, did reach her first WTA 125 quarter final at the Taipei Challenger, to end the year with. With a 28-24 win-loss record, she didn’t end up making it to any finals, however, she recorded more appearances on the WTA tour.
- 2018 – She qualified for her first WTA event at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a premium tournament. She also made it to the final round of qualifying at the French Open for the first time in her career, but fell to Barbora Krejcikova. She had a win-loss record of 34-23 for the year, gaining her first success on the WTA tour.
- 2019 – She debuted in the top 40 singles and achieved her first Premier-5 doubles title. She also debuted in the top 25 later that year.
- 2020 – She ended her year ranking at no. 46.
- 2021 – She started the year at the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Open. She also achieved her maiden WTA singles title. She broke into the top 30 in singles and the top 15 in doubles, and also ended up cracking her first Grand Slam doubles finals.
- 2022 – The year has proved a better one so far, with Kudermetova entering the top 25 in singles and the top 10 in doubles.
Prize Money Earnings
The promising Russian two handed backhand player has earned a decent US$ 3,108,853 throughout her tennis career to date. She currently has an estimated net worth of $2-3 million.
Endorsements and Sponsored
- Kudermetova wears Asics and Nike clothing without a brand contract
- She also has a shoe and clothing sponsorship contract with Armani, mostly wearing the EA7 line of clothing and shoes.
- Kudermetova has a racket sponsorship contract with one of the leading tennis racket brands Wilson and used the Wilson Blade 98 racket.
- She also has a sponsorship agreement with Tatneft, a Russia oil gas company based in Almetyevsk, in the Republic of Tatarstan.
- Kudermetova is considered one of the richest players who was born in Moscow, Russia.
- She became a member of ‘Token Stars’, an online platform created to provide financing options to promising young athletes, in 2017.
- She has not won a WTA tournament yet, but she definitely boasts of a remarkable 4-5 record against Top 10 opposition.
- With her legs being more powerful than agile, she favors attack over defense in her tennis matches.