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Tennis is in shock as the wife of former world number 8 Mikhail Youzhny has reportedly died after a long battle with illness

  • The wife of retired Russian star Mikhail Yuzhny has reportedly died
  • The mother of three reportedly battled a long-term illness
  • The former world number eight did not confirm the sad news herself

The tennis world is reeling after the reported death of Yulia Yuzhny, wife of former world number eight and Russian star Mikhail Yuzhny.

Yulia is believed to have died in Dubai after battling a long illness, veteran tennis reporter Cindy Shmerler posted on X.

The couple, who married in 2008, have three children, sons Maxim and Igor, and a young daughter born after Youzhny retired from the professional circuit in 2018.

The 41-year-old Youzhny reached the quarterfinals at all four Grand Slams and twice reached the semifinals at the US Open.

Nicknamed the ‘Beast’, he also won the Davis Cup with Russia in 2002 and 2006 before turning to coaching and working with Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in 2019 and 2020.

The tennis world is reeling after the reported death of Yulia Youzhny (pictured left), wife of former world number eight Mikhail Youzhny (centre)

Russian star Youzhny, 41, has reached the quarterfinals at all four Grand Slams in her decorated career and twice reached the semifinals at the US Open

He became a global sensation in 2008 after he drew blood by smashing his racket against his forehead during a match at the Miami Open (pictured)

Youzhny is probably best known for smashing his racket on the forehead during an ATP match at the 2008 Miami Open against Nicolas Almagro.

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The frustrated Russian was bleeding and remarkably managed to win the match in three sets after a medical timeout.

His wife hadn’t appeared on his Instagram for more than three years before the news broke on Thursday.

Shmerler used the same post to announce that Belarus’ Max Mirnyi — a former top doubles player who retired in 2018 — is recovering in Florida after «surgery for a malignant brain tumor.»

The 46-year-old won the French Open men’s doubles title in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012, in addition to partnering Serena Williams to win the mixed doubles crown at Wimbledon and the 1998 US Open.

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