Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova plans to perform at Olympics-2016


“So far, I do not think about finishing my professional career,” Svetlana told TASS.

Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova admitted she did not think about retirement; she plans to play at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“I love tennis, I feel happy and I enjoy playing tennis. I experienced a lot of things in my career, sometimes I played worse, sometimes better. So far, I do not think about finishing my tennis career. I want to play at the Olympic Games in Rio, as for the Olympics in 2020, it is unlikely,” specified Kuznetsova.

Svetlana Kuznetsova played at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, but didn’t manage to get any medals.

The 29-year-old Russian tennis player clinched singles titles in the US Open (2004) and the French Open (2009); she also won twice the Australian Open (2005, 2012) in doubles.

Overall, the Russian played 11 times in Grand Slam finals; with the Russian team she won Fed Cup three times.

Russian tennis players twice became winners of the Olympic Games: Yevgeny Kafelnikov won gold in 2010, in Sydney, Australia; Elena Dementieva clinched an Olympic title in 2012, in London.

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