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By Erik Gudris

Anna Tatishvili has her best showing at a major at the 2012 US Open Get to know more about Georgia's Anna Tatishvili, who had her best showing ever at a Major at this year's U.S. Open.

1. Georgia Girl: Tatishvili was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia, on February 3, 1990.

2. Florida Roots: The native Georgian now resides in Boca Raton, FL and player her first WTA main draw event at Miami in 2005, losing the in the first round as an unranked wildcard entrant.

3. Chris Evert Link: Tatishvili first came to the U.S. at the age of seven and at age 13 began training at the Chris Evert Academy in Boca Raton.

4. First Success: In 2008, she won her three singles titles on the ITF circuit. In 2010, she reached the quarterfinals at Prague.

5. Top 100 Debut: In 2011, Tatishvili made her debut in the top 100 thanks to a quarterfinal result in Baku and a second round showing at Wimbledon.

6. 2012 Results: Tatishvili's best result before New York was reaching the semifinals of Budapest where she lost to eventual champion Sara Errani. Her best showing during the summer hard court season was reaching the round of 32 from qualifying in Cincinnati before losing to Ekaterina Makarova. Tatishvili also competed in the Olympics for her country in the tennis event.

7. U.S. Open Breakthrough: Tatishvili is having her best showing ever at a Major, having defeated Stephanie Foretz Gacon, Sorana Cirstea, and Mandy Minella to reach the fourth round. She lost to top seed Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2.

8. Off The Court: Tatishvili, when not playing tennis enjoys movies, swimming, and shopping.

9: Favorite Players: Roger Federer and Steffi Graf.

10. Goal: Like all players, to be No. 1.

(Source: WTA.com and ITF.com; Photo Credit: Andy Kentla)

 

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