Viktoriya Kutuzova – A beauty with tennis brains

I have something special for this post. It’s a photosession that I have long had in my possession but I have never uploaded or written anything about it. Yes, shame on me.  The special photoseries was shot by Ralf Reinecke. The brilliant photographer asked Viktoriya Kutuzova to be her model and a model she is.

Here is some Wikipedia info on the Ukrainian bombshell.

Viktoriya Kutuzova (Ukrainian: Вікторія Кутузова, born August 19, 1988 in Odessa, Ukraine) is a female tennis player from Ukraine.

On November 28, 2005, Kutuzova reached her highest singles ranking, World No. 76.

Kutuzova remains most notable for her results as a 14 year old. In her debut WTA maindraw event, the Tier II event in Los Angeles 2003, Kutuzova beat top 50 player, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, in the 1st round, and top 30 player, Alexandra Stevenson in her next match, before losing in the 3rd round to the then world number 12, Ai Sugiyama.

Other career highlights in WTA main draw events include, a 4th round appearance at the Tier I event in Indian Wells 2005, eventually losing to then number 1, Lindsay Davenport. Kutuzova has also made the 2nd round at three of the four grand slam events on the WTA tour.

As a junior Kutuzova reached the final of the Australian Open in 2003 losing to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

Kutuzova has experienced considerable success at an ITF level. Kutuzova has won four French ITF events. In 2008, Kutuzova won her biggest ITF title to date in Cagnes-Sur-Mer. Her other titles have come in Poitiers(2005) and Deauville(2005/6). In 2009, she reached the final of the $100.000 ITF event in Torhout, losing to Croatia’s Karolina Šprem in straight-sets.

Viktoriya has suffered some shoulder problems throughout her young career which have stalled her progression on the main WTA tour.

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