WTA Dubai 2024: Who Is the Lone Woman Sitting in Anna Kalinskaya’s Box? Everything to Know About This Legendary Coach

Published 02/24/2024, 3:02 AM EST

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While the whole world was rooting for some of the biggest names in tennis, little did they know that a star was already in the making. Anna Kalinskaya, who has sent shockwaves into the world of tennis at the moment after making her way to the finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship is a star to look out for. But, behind every star is a coach, a person who molds them into one of the best.

For Kalinskaya, her coach has been a very crucial person who has always been there and guided her through all the thicks and thins of her life. But, who is she? Here’s everything that you need to know about her coach!

Who is the coach of Anna Kalinskaya?


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As it stands, the coach of Anna Kalinskaya is former Argentine tennis star Patricia Tarabini. Before turning into a coach, she had a career-high ranking of No. 29 globally. Tarabini is mainly known for clinching the 1996 French Open mixed doubles title and securing a historic bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in women’s doubles. She started her coaching venture with Kalinskaya in June 2019.

Throughout their partnership, Tarabini’s coaching abilities have propelled Kalinskaya from an initial WTA ranking just inside the Top 150 to greater heights. This has however been her inaugural major coaching role, showcasing not only her illustrious playing background but also her ability to shape emerging talents.


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Thus, Anna Kalinskaya, who recently defeated the world’s number one, Iga Swiatek, is coached by the Argentinean Patricia Tarabini. While the partnership is flourishing to new heights every day, it will be interesting to see how far they make it together.

That being said, we now take a closer look at the professional career of Anna Kalinskaya as a pro-WTA athlete. Throughout her career, what were some of the major milestones that she achieved in her career?

Major career milestones of Kalinskaya throughout her career as a professional player

Since turning pro in 2016, Russian tennis sensation Anna Kalinskaya has made her presence felt in the WTA. So far, she has secured three doubles titles that showcase her strengths while pairing in doubles. Also, she has a singles trophy to her name. In 2017, she transitioned from ITF to the WTA Tour, marking her Grand Slam debut at the 2018 Australian Open. The same year saw her reach the main draw of the US Open, facing a formidable opponent, Julia Gorges.


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The crucial year of 2019 marked Kalinskaya’s rise to stardom. This witnessed her first WTA semifinal, a milestone top-10 victory, and an entry into the world’s top-100 rankings. This snapshot of her career exemplifies the perseverance and growth that define Kalinskaya’s tennis narrative.


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Anna Kalinskaya is on her way to glory in the world of tennis right now. With a bright future ahead of her, it will be interesting to see how far she makes it. What are your views on this? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Written by:

Akshat Gaur


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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. His journey on our platform is a testament to his deep-rooted passion for the sport. With a commitment towards ethical journalism, Akshat demonstrates this aspect through his measured offerings.
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Shudh Mukherjee