Liudmila (Luda) was born in Kamensk-Yralsky, Russia where she grew up and learned to play tennis. As a junior player, Luda reached an ITF ranking of 394. At the age of 17 Luda played in the semi-finals of the Russian Championships and decided to move to the USA to play college tennis at the Washington State University where she graduated with a finance degree. After her college career, during which she competed at the singles NCAA Championships twice, Luda began traveling on the WTA Tour where she is currently ranked 716 and climbing.
We are happy to have Luda at our academy and we wish her lots of success for the upcoming season!