Anna Smashnova is a Soviet-born Israeli former tennis player.
24 Facts About Anna Smashnova
Anna Smashnova reached 13 finals, and won 12 of them.
Anna Smashnova's father Sasha is an engineer, and her mother is Zina.
Anna Smashnova has a brother, Yura, who is a software analyst.
Anna Smashnova graduated from American International High School outside Tel Aviv in 1995.
Anna Smashnova completed her service in the Israel Defense Forces in 1997.
Anna Smashnova's family immigrated to Israel in September 1990, after Freddy Krivine, one of the founders of the Israel Tennis Centers, invited her to immigrate.
Anna Smashnova became the No 1 junior in the Soviet Union at the age of ten.
Anna Smashnova was the number one junior in the Soviet Union from age ten until she moved to Israel at age 14.
Anna Smashnova won the girls' Soviet Union youth championship in 1989 at the age of 14.
Anna Smashnova reached the fourth round of the French Open in 1995 and 1998.
Anna Smashnova won her first top-level WTA Tour singles title in 1999 at the Tashkent Open.
Anna Smashnova won her second career title in 2000, winning the Sanex Trophy in Belgium.
In January 2002, Anna Smashnova defeated Tatiana Panova at the Auckland Open and top-seeded Tamarine Tanasugarn at the Canberra Classic.
On 16 June 2002, Anna Smashnova defeated defending champion Iroda Tulyaganova at the Austrian Open.
Kournikova didn't score a point until the third game of the first set when Anna Smashnova hit a shot wide.
Anna Smashnova played in the 2002 WTA Tour Championships, and lost in the first round to world No 1, Serena Williams.
Anna Smashnova won the 2003 Sopot Open in Poland, beating Klara Koukalova in the finals in straight sets.
Anna Smashnova eliminated Karolina Sprem in the Nordic Light Open semifinal in Helsinki and defeated Jelena Kostanic in the final.
Anna Smashnova was on the Israeli Olympic Team in 2004.
At the 2005 Australian Open, Anna Smashnova defeated Maria Sanchez Lorenzo in the first round and Tamarine Tanasugarn in the second.
Anna Smashnova lost to Venus Williams in the third round.
In March 2007, Anna Smashnova announced on Israeli radio that she would retire from professional tennis after Wimbledon.