Dayana Yastremska was ranked as high as world number 21 in ranking but a doping ban led to her steep drop in rankings. Though the doping ban was subsequently reversed, Yastremska is still climbing her way back up the rankings.
Yastremska was born in n Odesa, the third-largest city in Ukraine. Her dad played volleyball. She was introduced to the sport by her grandfather Ivan. As a junior, she won the 12-and-under Junior Orange Bowl in 2012.
Over the years, opponents have accused Yastremska of gamesmanship. She has used medical timeouts to regroup and break opponent’s momentum and rhythm. She currently has a sponsorship contract with Yonex. She has earned more than $3 million in her career.