Kasatkina is latest tennis player to be painted by artist Le Closier

World No25 Daria Kasatkina was gifted a Le Closier portrait of herself from her academy TC Empire. The Russian rising star received it at the 2016 US Open.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
14th September 2016

article:14th September 2016

Kasatkina poses with her Le Closier portrait in New York.
Kasatkina poses with her Le Closier portrait in New York.

Russian world No25 Daria Kasatkina is the latest tennis player to have her portrait painted by renowned French artist Le Closier.

Le Closier, who has painted portraits of the likes of Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in the past, presented Kasatkina with the painting at the recently concluded US Open.

The portrait was commissioned by Kasatkina’s academy TC Empire and its CEO Miloslav Hlavna.

Cool gift: From Dasha's academy.

Cool gift: From Dasha’s academy.

Kasatkina, 19, started the year ranked No75 in the world and has enjoyed a meteoric rise that has seen her enter the world’s top-25. She claimed two top-10 scalps in 2016 – Venus Williams and Roberta Vinci.



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