Sofia Zhuk, a former Wimbledon Junior champion, said in 202 on Instagram that she would be taking a break from tennis, from which she still doesn’t seem to have returned, and she who knows if she will ever return to the court to play. She wrote: “I’ve had serious injuries, non-stop, I give my body a few years off so we’ll see how it goes.”
Russia broke up at just 20 years old after collecting their first WTA Tour wins and touching the WTA top 100. Sofya also added, “Now I’m working as a model, but I’m also trying to do different things.”
She won her first tournament at 9 years old, moved to Belgium at Justine Henin academy at 12 and her first ITF title at 14. It was in October 2014 when Zhuk prevailed in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Sofya Zhuk’s super explosive swimsuits: what PHOTOS!
Before her, only sixteen players had won a professional tournament before her 15th birthday. Among them, Dinara Safina and Justine Henin herself. But the example came from Maria Sharapova, who she met when she was 12 and played Eddie Herr at IMG Academy: “Masha trained there and we even took a picture together.”
Tennis wasn’t the only option, it was just one of the good things about a suddenly fantastic life. Sofya is very pretty, loves to enjoy life and soon realized that she liked photo shoots. After her success at Wimbledon, she took the opportunity to leave Europe and move to Florida, a quarter of an hour from Sarasota.
Sofya lives five minutes from a beach. She said: “Everything is like a vacation, it’s always summer, I go straight to the beach and I can use the jet skis. It’s great to live there, after living in Florida I don’t think I could move anywhere else.”
She allows herself a widespread use of social media, especially Instagram: images on the beach, photo shoots, snacks with friends, but also on the court.
And to the delight of her fans, she often shares photos in very daring swimwear, here are the best of her on her Instagram account: