Zarina Diyas is a Kazakhstani professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No 31 in the world. She is one of the few Kazakhstani tennis players who was born in Kazakhstan. Zarina Diyas has won one WTA singles title, the 2017 Japan Women’s Open, as well as nine singles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.
Zarina Diyas mostly played on the ITF Circuit until 2014 when she had a big breakthrough. During that year, she started outside the top 150, before progressing into the top 40 by September. This helped her enter tournaments on the WTA Tour more consistently, however, at some points she later returned to tournaments on the ITF Circuit when her ranking dropped. She is one of the most successful female tennis players from Kazakhstan, along with Elena Rybakina and Yulia Putintseva.
Zarina Diyas became part of the Kazakhstan Fed Cup Team in 2011 and is tied for her country’s most singles wins with Yaroslava Shvedova, albeit but with a much better winning percentage. During her childhood, Zarina Diyas spent many years in the Czech Republic. She had a chance to acquire Czech citizenship, but decided against it in order to keep playing for Kazakhstan.
Zarina Diyas has a career record of 311–219. Her best result on the Grand Slam was the 4th round in Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015.