Make-up & Hair: “I wear zero makeup on the court. I can’t risk it running into my eyes. I tie a ponytail, pin the flyaways, and use L’Oréal Elnett hair spray. If I have time, I get a neutral manicure.” Makeup look: “When I’m not playing tennis, I like a fresh-faced glow. At night I’ll wear a fun pink lip, Avon brow pencil, and Kanebo’s Sensai concealer and mascara.” Mane must: Oribe shampoo. “I wash my hair daily, since I’m training and sweating.” Strand stars: Adir Abergel for cuts and Tracey Cunningham for highlights.
Skin & Body: “I get the occasional dark spot from spending hours in the sun, and I have microdermabrasion treatments to lighten them.” Skin savers: Lancer The Method cleanser, Supergoop! SPFs, and aesthetician Dayle Breault’s serum. “They stand up to the heat on the court.” Body buys: Le Labo body wash, Homeoplasmine cream “to soothe scrapes,” and Avon perfume.
Diet: “I’m very attuned to the type of fuel I put in my body, but I also allow myself a little indulgence.”Breakfast: Rye toast, goat cheese, a piece of ham, and fruit. Lunch: “Russians are big on soup. I like tomato with vegetables, and a chicken breast.” Healthy snack: Green juice. Dinner: Fish, rice, vegetables. Splurge: “My Sugarpova candies. I’ve always had a sweet tooth.” Booze: Sangria, “on vacation.”
Health & Fitness: “I train five or six times a week for six hours a day with my trainer, Yutaka Nakamura, or one of my coaches. Playing professional tennis requires major dedication. If you take more than three days off, you can start to lose lean muscle.” Exercise routine: Stretching, a warm-up jog on the beach, two hours of tennis practice, core exercises, Pilates, and interval sessions on the bike or on hills and sand dunes.Reenergizing ritual: “Weekly sports massages and baths, both ice and hot, help relieve my tired muscles. I add Epsom salts and lavender essential oil.” Workout wardrobe: A Head racquet, Nike tights, and a sports bra.