Anna Chakvetadze is not playing professional tennis any more and the presence of this well-liked Russian player has been largely missed by the WTA community. Now that the Moscow-born former world No.5 shared this lovely childhood photo on Instagram, she made us miss her even more. How cute is this future tennis princess!
Throughout her career Chakvetadze was famous for her long hair braid that occasionally even got stuck in her racquet, while in the photo caption for this childhood photo she thanked her mother for the hairdo, saying: “Спасибо маме за прическу.”
The 27-year-old recently got married to a Swiss investment banker with Ukrainian citizenship and launched a fashion company called ACh Factory.
If you’d like to see how other women’s tennis players looked when they were kids, visit our Little Tennis Stars section and you may find yourself spending hours browsing through our cute photo collection. (photos: Chakveradze’s Instagram, © Neal Trousdale, Ralf Reinecke)