Last Updated on June 3, 2022
Veronika Kudermetova is a Russian tennis player, who recently played in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. In that match, she lost to Russian player Daria Kasatkina in two sets and improved her best result at the tournament. She had only reached the R32 stage at Roland Garros.
This season is going very well for the player. The Russian player has played three finals in Melbourne, Dubai and Istanbul. But she hasn’t won a trophy everywhere – her rivals were stronger. In Melbourne, Veronika was weaker than Simona Halep of Romania. At the Dubai tournament, the Russian knocked out big shots like Azarenka and Muguruza. She was too shorthanded for the final match against Jelena Ostapenko and lost 0/6, 4/6. In Istanbul, she lost against fellow Russian Anastasia Potapova to win her first WTA trophy.
Such success allowed Kudermetova to renew her top WTA ranking. She moved up to 22nd place, which will be even higher after Roland Garros.
Speaking about the success of the Russian tennis player, who is clearly talented, it is worth saying separately about her coach Sergei Demekhine.
Veronika Kudermetova current coach is Sergei Demekhine
Sergei Demekhine is a former tennis player (his best result is 673rd place in the ATP singles ranking and 438th in doubles, 20 doubles finals of the Futures), though he did much better in the modeling business. There the athlete collaborated with Armani, Roccobarocco, and Abercrombie & Fitch, appeared on the runway at Milan Fashion Week, and was photographed by one of the world’s top photographers, Bruce Weber.
At 25, Demekhine quit both activities and became a trainer. With him Vera Zvonareva reached the singles finals of Wimbledon and the US Open (both in 2010) and became the second racket in the world. In April 2011 they separated.
Then Sergei received an offer from Alexei Zhuk, the head coach of CSKA. He said that there was Margarita Gasparyan. Because of the lack of financing, she didn’t have a coach. Zhuk said: “Maybe you’ll be interested.” We started to work. It was not about any earnings.
Rita is hardworking, there was a character for tennis. When I came here, she was fifth in the country in her year – after Gavrilova, Putintseva, and Khromacheva. She was 950th in the WTA rankings. She had been working for a year and after the Kremlin Cup, she was already in the top 200. In the first three months alone, she won three consecutive Challenger titles, including the 25-thousandth.
Then Demekhine ended his partnership with Margarita Gasparyan and began working with Veronika Kudermetova in 2012.
At the beginning of his partnership with Veronika Kudermetova, they could not travel to big tournaments, so they played professional-amateur tournaments in Moscow. At these tournaments, businessmen paid money to play with them as professional tennis players. The money thus earned was then used to travel to WTA tournaments.
Veronika Kudermetova’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Veronika Kudermetova under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Sergei Demekhine||2015-now||2021 – Charleston|