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Kazakh tennis player Diyas enters WTA Top 50

18 august 2014, 22:16
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz

Kazakh tennis player Zarina Diyas has entered the WTA Top 50 for the first time in her career, Tengrinews cites Vesti.kz.

In the updated rating Diyas occupies the 46th place, having climbing 6 lines from the previous week.

Zarina Diyas is the first native of Kazakhstan to reach the Top 50 of the rating. Earlier, only naturalized athletes - Yaroslava Shvedova, Galina Voskoboeva and Ksenia Pervak (all of them from Russia) – were able to enter the list. The latter, incidentally, is no longer playing under the flag of Kazakhstan.

Zarina’s achievements this year include reaching the 1/8 finals at Wimbledon and making it to the finals in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournament held in Nottingham.

Earlier this month, Zarina beat Yaroslava Shvedova in the WTA ranking to become the first racket of Kazakhstan.

Zarina Diyas, 20 has won four singles on the ITF tour in her career. On August 18 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 46. On July 7 2014, she peaked at world number 301 in the doubles rankings.

Diyas made her debut for the Kazakhstan Fed Cup team in 2009.

WTA ranking as of 18 August 2014 can be found here.

By Dinara Urazova

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