Anna was one of the most promising players of the last decade and was supposed to be the next big thing in tennis.
At the age of 13 she played her first ITF junior tournaments and won 2 of them already.
Still 13, won another ITF junior tournament in January and in February won Les Petits As, the unnoficial 12-14 world champiosnhips in Europe. Defeated Eugenie Bouchard 64 61 there. She would still win 4 more junior tournaments that year. Played her first pro tournaments that year and won a match in $50K Minsk as a WC before falling against top seed Rezai 57 62 63. She ended the year playing the U18 Orange Bowl where she upset Sloane Stephens 63 60.
As a 14 yo, started the year in the juniors winning a Grade 2 and losing a final in a Grade 1 and started the pros in $25K Stockholm where she qualified and defeated Mandy Minella in main draw 60 60. Played her first WTA tournament in Amelia Island where she got a MDWC and lost vs 9th seed and top 20 player Sybille Bammer 63 76. The following month she would reach her first pro final in $10K Vic although she did not show up for the final. Later in the year she played her first Grand Slam Junior in Roland Garros winning her first matches in singles and doubles. While the rest of the year was not that good she still upset Timea Babos 62 62 on grass and won the Eddie Herr in doubles partnering Laura Robson.
: Still only 15, Anna started the year in the Australian Open where she reached the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles. Won the singles and doubles titles in a Mexican junior tournament before heading to WTA Acapulco where she got a MDWC. Lost vs Agnes Szavay 75 75 in first round. In the second half of the year she focused on $10K pro tournaments and in her last 5 tournaments lost 4 finals and 1 semifinal. At the end of the year she played the last 2 junior tournaments of her career and won the doubles in both of them (Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl) and lost against Keys and Kumkhum in singles there.
: After a year where she gave up on juniors (she could have still played 2010 and 2011) she did not do much on the pro tour and retired at the end of the year at the age of 17. She would never play again professionally.
She turned 20 a few weeks ago and she is now training young kids in her native Belarus. She travels with them in tennis tournaments around Europe. Quite sad for a player who showed so much promise to end like that but who knows, she is still so young and may give it a go in the future. This week she took one of her pupils to a junior tournament in Portugal and got interviewed there