Young Slovenian tennis player Tamara Zidansek continues to surprise everyone at Roland Garros. Zidansek, who has never been past the second round at Grand Slam tournaments, will play in the semifinals of the French Open. She defeated Spain’s Paula Badosa in three sets and will now play Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to advance to the finals.
Who is behind the progress of the tennis player? Her team, of course.
Tamara Zidansek current coach is Marjan Cuk
Tamara’s team includes her coach Marjan Čuk, formerly her team manager, physical fitness specialist Pancho Alvariño from Spain, and psychotherapist Matej Luneznik
Aquí la satisfacción post partido 😉🎾 #MatejLuneznik #MarjanCuk @tamara_zidansek 📷 #keepgoing @JomaSport @WTA @FTIB_tennis @WTA #allezTami 🇸🇮 🇪🇸 @Alvarpanch #CevkaAnze #OpaaaTeam pic.twitter.com/jUX4WCCwjE
— Pedro Zierof Mínguez (@pzierof) June 1, 2021
It is worth noting that Tamara’s coach is not too surprised to reach the semifinals of the Grand Slam competition.
Marjan Cuk, Zidansek’s coach : “I can’t say I’m surprised to see her in semi-finale. We had a wish. She has a nice game for clay. I knew she would have a possibility some day. It’s happening now. Let’s enjoy.”
— Tennis Majors (@Tennis_Majors) June 9, 2021
In July 2021, Tamara Zidansek won her first WTA title in Lausanne, defeating Clara Burel in the final in three sets.
An unforgettable feeling for 🇸🇮 @tamara_zidansek
Her first crowning moment on Tour 👑
— wta (@WTA) July 18, 2021
Tamara Zidansek past coaches
Previously she worked with another Slovene coach, Zoran Krajnc. Their collaboration ended in April 2021. Together with Zoran Krajnc, Tamara won all her ITF titles and two WTA 125 series tournaments and reached the 56th WTA ranking for the first time.