Carved with devotion and ground of expertise, Margarita Gasparyan is a lady with a decorated career. She has bagged two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA Tour throughout her decade-long career, followed by nine singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
At present, Margarita is one of those rare female tennis players who grace the game with right-handed (one-handed backhand). With her driven dream, she has conquered and achieved several feats under her name.
Before we dive into her lifelong details and titles, let us get through a quick dose of facts on her.
|Margarita Melikovna Gasparyan
|Date of Birth
|1st September 1994
|Mixed (Armenian and Russian)
|29 Years Old
|1.83 meters (6 feet)
|73 kg (160 lbs)
|Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
|Around $3 million
Gasparyan is a lady of toned physicality with fair skin. She flaunts gorgeous brown color hair with eyes of a similar color.
As for her height, Margarita stands tall at 1.83 meters (6 feet) while weighing 73 kg (160 lbs).
Margarita Gasparyan | Early Life
Gasparyan (fully named Margarita Melikovna Gasparyan) was born on 1 September 1994, under the star sign of Virgo. She is a native of Moscow, Russia, while she comes from a background of mixed ethnicity.
Well, her father, Melik, comes from Armenia while his mother, Lyudmila, is a Russian, and Margarita also grew up in Russia.
Hence, during her childhood days, Margarita often traveled to Armenia to see her grandparents.
As a matter of fact, Margarita states that her heart is in Armenia, especially the capital city Yerevan. Though she had to conceal her Armenian nationality, she mostly calls herself an Armenian.
It was only during her tenure at the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku when she introduced herself as a Russian.
Talking more into her familial background, Margarita comes from an athletic family. Well, her father was a weightlifter, while her mother used to be a biathlonist.
Other than this, it is unfortunate that Margarita hasn’t opened on about her education or siblings’ details.
Margarita Gasparyan | Career
Margarita Gasparyan commenced early for the sports and developed a passionate feeling for it.
At the age of five, she first practiced and learned the sport, which she later molded into her career.
However, it was until the year 2010 that Margarita stepped onto the court professionally. Her debut came through the $10k tournament in Minsk.
Before it, she had also partaken at the $10k tournament in St. Petersburg in mid-March which she lost during the qualification match.
During her participation in Minsk, Margarita reached the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles.
Likewise, she only reached the final near the end of 2011, where she played in Tyumen for doubles alongside Natela Dzalamidze.
All along her way, Margarita bagged her initial final wins in 2012 with four singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Well, these wins were all under the category of $25k and came from Russia.
For the wins, she also gained a wildcard into the Kremlin Cup, which she lost in three sets against Lucie Šafářová.
At the end of 2013, Margarita appeared in the Russian team for the Fed Cup Final against Italy.
From 2014 to 2015, Margarita made a massive leap in the sport, advancing through games.
First Major Title
In the year 2015, Margarita bagged three ITF singles tournaments and one ITF doubles tournament. Unfortunately, following her win, she also gained her first loss in an ITF final.
Similarly, Margarita entered the Grand Slam main-draw at French Open and then at Wimbledon. Though her first halves were terrific, she eventually lost to Ana Konjuh and Serena Williams, respectively.
Later, with her loss in Istanbul Cup, Margarita bagged the final round.
Hence, she stood as the first one-handed backhand player to win in the 2015 WTA season. The very time she gained her then-career-high singles ranking at No. 71.
Afterward, she faced two tournament losses only to win another WTA doubles title of the year. By the end of the season, Margarita stood as the world’s No. 62 in the ranking.
With the start of the year 2016, Margarita fell into several losses. But all along, she gave her best to date Grand Slam performance after reaching the fourth round.
Later, the match in Doha saw her skillset as she defeated 10th seed Karolína Plíšková in just 49 minutes.
Moving on, she made her debut for Team Russia at the 2016 Fed Cup, where she initially played against Belarus in the World Group Play-offs.
Near the year 2019, Margarita changed her coach. Well, she was formerly coached by Elena Makarova. And during her trip to Spain, she met her new coach, Carlos Martinez, in his academy.
Back then, Carlos was working alongside Svetlana Kuznetsova when he asked to train Margarita.
“Playing skills are more important to Carlos than sheer strength. He concentrates on how to play, on where to play and when, where and how to stand on the court, which position to take – and all other things that I hadn’t paid much attention to before.”
Today, Margarita Gasparyan stands as the world’s No. 100 in the singles ranking while her highest to date is No. 41. Likewise, her world’s doubles rankings are at No. 298, while the highest yet is No. 25.
- Fed Cup (2019 in Zielona Góra, Poland): win with Anastasia Potapova
- St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia (2019 WTA Title): win with Ekaterina Makarova
- Prague Open, Czech Republic (2019 WTA Title): win with Andrea Hlaváčková
- ITF Trnava, Slovakia (2015 ITF Circuit): win with Yuliya Beygelzimer
- Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan and Baku Cup, Azerbaijan (2015 WTA Title): win with Alexandra Panova
- President’s Cup, Kazakhstan (2014 ITF Circuit): win with Vitalia Diatchenko
- Open de Seine-et-Marne, France (2014 ITF Circuit): win with Lyudmyla Kichenok
- ITF Karshi, Uzbekistan (2013 ITF Circuit): win with Polina Pekhova
- Moscow, Russia (2013 ITF Circuit): win with Polina Monova
- Moscow, Russia (2012 ITF Circuit): win with Anna Arina Marenko
- Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (2012 ITF Circuit): win with Veronika Kapshay
- Karst, Germany (2012 ITF Circuit): win with Anna Smolina
- ITF Circuit (three wins in 2015, single in 2014, unmarried in 2013, four in 2012)
- WTA Title (2015 and 2018)
One of the biggest nightmares almost every athlete has to face is the injuries. They are heart-wrenching amidst the physical pain. However, practically every one of them faces it.
Back in 2016, when everything was sailing on smoothly, Margarita struggled with a knee injury.
Following it, she had surgery for it which was a success but showed no hint of improvement.
Hence, she had rehabilitation in Moscow for two months and later moved to Austria for another operation. After three months of rehab in Austria, she commenced her light workouts like running and jumping.
Apart from it, Margarita again faced a leg injury during her match against Elina Svitolina. Margarita fell with pain as they were facing each other to advance in the third round at Wimbledon.
Well, she clutched her left thigh in pain and then remained motionless on the baseline for several minutes. It was then that Elina Svitolina bought her water.
Margarita Gasparyan | Net Worth and Personal Life
As a matter of fact, the exact details of Margarita Gasparyan’s net worth are unknown. It is estimated to be around $3 million, while she has prize money of US$ 1,877,240.
Moving on to her venture of life, Margarita is married. Indeed, she is quite private when sharing her life, though she is pretty active on her social media pages.
Well, she posted a picture of their wedding but hasn’t fully revealed the face. The duo looks stunning in overall white.
Additionally, she has another post where she carries a bouquet hinting at her love.
Social Media Reach
If you want to find out about her uploads and posts, check out her social media pages. Margarita Gasparyan is now on Instagram as Margarita Betova with 18.9k followers.
Likewise, she is on Twitter as Margarita Gasparyan with 806 followers.
Is Margarita Gasparyan Armenian?
Margarita Gasparyan is half-Armenian as her father is from Armenia and her mother is from Russia.