Wimbledon debutante Ludmila Samsonova has already reached the fourth round of the competition, beating in turn Kaia Kanepi, Jessica Pegula, Sloane Stephens. Recall that the Russian tennis player is not even in the top 100 a week ago, but sensationally won the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin, passing qualification. She was supposed to play in the Wimbledon qualifiers, but the organizers decided to give her a special invitation. For the quarterfinals, Russian will have to fight with an experienced Czech Karolina Pliskova.
|Net Worth||750 000$|
|Born||11 November 1998
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Liudmila Samsonova Career
Liudmila was born in Olenegorsk in 1998 to the family of Dmitry Samsonov, a well-known table tennis player. When the girl was 1.5 years old her father was invited to play for the Turin club Fiorentina. For seven years Liudmila trained at the famous Italian specialist Riccardo Piatti, the same one who has worked with Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Maria Sharapova, and now coaches Yannick Sinner.
At the age of 15, Samsonova was already making it to serious junior tournaments. And then she played for Italy, because the tennis federation of that country supported her. But since 2018 Lyudmila began to play under the Russian flag. In May of this year, Samsonova managed to reach 105th place of the WTA ranking. And in February at the Australian Open, she made it to the second round of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
First WTA Title
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At the Berlin tournament, Liudmila made it to the main draw through qualifying and there she defeated successively Marketa Vondroushova, Veronika Kudermetova, Madison Keys and Victoria Azarenka. Her opponent in the finals was Belinda Bencic who used to be the 4th racket of the world. At first the finals didn’t work out well for Samsonova. She was losing 0:5 and only at the end of the set she managed to keep the scoreboard from being 0 for 6. But then the situation changed dramatically. The Russian began to dominate completely, throwing blows, stumping her more experienced opponent. Not infrequently her cannon serve was followed by a split serve. As a result, the second game ended with a mirror – 6:1. In the third set Liudmila immediately broke and could hold it in spite of all the Swiss player’s efforts. 1:6, 6:1, 6:3.
A victory in the tournament in Berlin impressed the organizers of Wimbledon, and they gave a wild card for Samsonova.
Liudmila Samsonova Endorsements
Liudmila Samsonova has a partnership with the famous sportswear manufacturer Nike and tennis equipment manufacturer Wilson.
Liudmila Samsonova Net Worth
In 2021 Liudmila earned $236,715 in prize money for 36 matches in various tournaments. During his professional career, Samsonova earned $698,274. in prize money according to the official WTA website. We estimated Liudmila Samsonova’s net worth at $750 000.