I have been playing tennis since I was 10 years old, so 21 years now. I started travelling to tournaments from the age of 18, but really full time from age of 20. My career has been up and down, since I never had a coach with me, and Georgia is not the best place to try to be a professional tennis player. I have therefore struggled a lot with injuries due to lack of knowledge. Tennis is my hobby, my job and everything I want to do in life, as a player, coach or organizer. I fell in love with this sport since day 1 and it has never ended.
Sofia Shapatava - Tennis Player
Hand used: Right handed
Racket: Yonex V-core 100
Strings: Solinco Tour Bite
Sponsors: Solinco. Adidas.
Favorite players: Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters, Roger Federer
Career Aspirations: Martina Hingis.
Favorite tournament: Us Open
Best Surface: Hard, Grass
Best Win: Any Win
Goals for the year: get back to top 200 and play grand slam qualifiers.
Favorite Quote: Ganbaru (Japanese word). Has a deep meaning in general and to me personally.