Zarina Diyas: The Tennis Wizkid From Kazakhstan


Zarina Diyas was born on October 18 1993, in Almaty in Kazakhstan. She is now a professional tennis player for Kazakhstan. Until now, she has 1 WTA singles title to her credit which she won at the 2017 Japan Women’s Open.

She has also won nine singles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

Diyas became part of the Kazakhstan Fed Cup team in 2011 and since then, she is tied for her country’s most singles wins with Yaroslava Shvedova. Today, she is one of the most successful female tennis players that represent Kazakhstan, along with Elena Rybakina and Yulia Putintseva and it is no wonder that her sheer talent and hard work have brought her here.

When it comes to her playing style, Diyas is primarily an aggressive baseliner whose game is centered around powerful and accurate groundstrokes and her forehand which is very strong allows her to dominate and win points from or around the back of the court. 


Age 28
Height 1.72 mts
Nationality Kazakh
Turned professional 2007
Career titles 1
Highest ranking (Singles)  No. 31
Current ranking (Singles) No. 102
Social media profile Instagram @zarinadiyas 

Twitter @ZarinaDiyas

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Zarina Diyas was born on 18 October 1993 in Almaty to Diyas and Aida Aulbekova.
  • She also has a sister named Alissa.
  • Her parents divorced soon after and she moved to the Czech Republic with her mother and sister when she was five years old.
  • She began playing tennis at the tender age of 6 and was encouraged by her mother.
  • She lived in the Czech Republic until she was 12 years old and then moved to Guangzhou, China for better tennis training.
  • She is currently coached by Roberto Antonini


  • Zarina made her professional debut on the ITF Circuit in 2007 at the age of 14.
  • In 2008, she made her main-draw debut at the $25K event in Astana where she also won her first title.
  • In 2010, she reached the final at the $25K event in Rome but unfortunately lost to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
  • In the same year, she also reached the quarterfinal at the Premier-level Kremlin Cup in Moscow, where she defeated Gisela Dulko in the first round followed by Jelena Janković, in the second round but then ultimately lost to Maria Kirilenko. 
  • In 2011, she reached the final at the $25K event in Kunming, where she lost to Iryna Brémond.
  • Around mid-2011, Zarina underwent shoulder surgery and was off the courts for several months.
  • She played her first match after surgery in 2012 on  the ITF Circuit at the Kangaroo Cup where she failed to qualify for the main draw.
  • In 2013, at the $25K event in Makinohara, she defeated Belinda Bencic to win the title on the ITF Circuit.
  • In 2014 at the Australian Open which was her first Grand Slam main-draw entry, she beat Kateřina Siniaková in the first round followed by Marina Erakovic in the second round but she lost to Simona Halep in the third round.
  • In the same year at the US Open, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in doubles by partnering with Xu Yifan. 
  • Soon after that, she reached her first WTA Tour final at the Japan Open where she lost to Samantha Stosur.
  • In 2015, at the Japan Open, she defeated Kiki Bertens in the first round but lost to Magda Linette in the second round.
  • In 2016, at the Miami Open, she defeated Olga Govortsova and Daria Gavrilova but was then defeated by Serena Williams.
  • In 2017 at Wimbledon, she won her first two matches against Han Xinyun and Arina Rodionova but lost the third round to Petra Martic.
  • In 2019, Diyas won her eighth career ITF singles title at the Kangaroo Cup.
  • In 2020, at the French Open, she lost the first round to Ons Jabeur.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 3,667,663 US$ from her participation in different championships. In fact, for the year 2022, she has earned around US$ 77,500 so far.

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • All of Zarina’s clothing and footwear on the court are sponsored by Dunlop
  • In fact, even her tennis racquets are provided by Dunlop and she uses the Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 Tennis Racquet.

 Net Worth

Zarina’s total net worth as of today is estimated to be around 5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.


  • Her tennis idols growing up were Martina Hingis, Justine Henin and Serena Williams.
  • She resides in Guangzhou, China.
  • She studies psychology via correspondence from a university there.
  • Her hobbies include listening to music, playing chess, watching films, shopping and swimming.