Olga Puchkova | RU

olga puchkova

A tennis player since age 8, Olga has had a long and successful career on the courts, including the title of No. 1 in the World in the ITF U12 rankings in 1999. Her breakthrough season was in 2006, where she went into US Open at No.103 but finished year No. 38 — making her Top 100 debut on September 11 and Top 50 debut on October 9. Since then, she has made several appearances at the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Self-described as outgoing, bubbly, funny, Olga is working to return to the sport of tennis after a taking a few years off to deal with injury.

Olga currently trains in Florida, and she competes as a Russian professional athlete.

Athletic Achievements:

  • 2006 – Breakthrough season (finishing No.38); went into US Open at No.103 but finished year No.38 – made Top 100 debut on September 11 and Top 50 debut on October 9.
  • 2007 – Another Top 100 season; QF at Québec City; reached 2r 11 times.
  • 2012 – SF at Baku (l. to Cohen); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying 10 times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
  • 2013 – Runner-up at Florianopolis (l. to Niculescu in final); reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying seven times.

How SaltStick helps Olga:

“On the court, I need to perform my best. By helping to prevent cramps and keep me hydrated, SaltStick is key in my plan to maintain peak performance during training and competing.”

Olga’s favorite thing about tennis:

“I can do something I am passionate about all around the world.”

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