Alexandra Sasnovich

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Winning three Futures titles in March, Alexandra Sasnovich celebrated in the best possible way her 19th birthday. Born in Minsk, Sasnovitch could be Victoria Azarenka's designated successor. After winning two $10,000 tournaments in Netanya, Israel, on March 22 she celebrated her birthday before sealing the title in a $25,000 event in Tallinn. She qualified for the main draw and defeated Kateryna Kozlova, Sofia Shapatava, Stephanie Vogt, Magda Linette and Nadiya Kichenok. Thanks to it, she clinched her best ranking at No.274 so she will be able to gain direct acceptances in most Futures event without playing the qualification rounds.

Sasnovich turned pro in 2011 and has already won 7 ITF titles, starting in Cagliari, on the clay, two years ago. In 2012, she made her debut in Fed Cup. Coached by Igor Svetlakov, she has good skills and collect very detailed information about her opponents. Besides her developed professionalism, her strength are the serve and the aggressive two-handed backhand, but she can play effective drop-shots as well. She prefers playing on hardcourts, although she won two titles on the clay in Cagliari and Pomezia.