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04 October 2011

60 seconds with: Svetlana Kuznetsova


Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2011

Any nicknames?
I like Sveta and I hate all the rest like Kuzy, Kuzny.

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
Some kind of sport, maybe a team sport, like football or basketball. Or snowboarding.

Which website do you check the most?
Facebook or Twitter.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Winning two Grand Slams.

If a movie was made about your life, which actress would you want to play you?
In Gossip Girl, the girl who plays Serena (Blake Lively).

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
I like to stay home doing my own thing, drive my car, go to the movies.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
I have not been on too many, but somewhere I would like to go? Maybe Cuba.

What is the best Fed Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
Moscow, for sure. Every time I play in Moscow it’s great.

Who is the most famous person in your phone book?
Probably Serena Williams.

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
I do sing a lot of it. A lot of Russian songs but also rap, like 50 Cent.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
Not really, just music and putting grips on my rackets and the warm-up.

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
Some Russian rap, probably.

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
Roger Federer, my boyfriend and Vladimir Putin.

What has been your best Fed Cup moment?
Probably the time we won the title in Russia, but also it was special to win the first round this year against France when we were 2-0 down.

And your worst Fed Cup moment?
I was feeling pretty horrible when I couldn’t support my team when we won 3-2 in our first Fed Cup trophy. I played good overall, but I played s**t in the finals and lost all my matches.

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know…
I like to sing karaoke.

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