|Anna Sidorova |
|Born||6 February 1991|
|Curling club||Moskvitch CC, |
|9 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|8 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)|
|2 (2010, 2014)|
Anna Vladimirovna Sidorova was born on 6 February 1991 in Moscow, Russia. She was a figure skater until age 13, when a leg injury forced her to give up the sport. At that point, she took up curling.
As a junior, Sidorova represented Russia at four World Junior Curling Championships (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012). She won the bronze medal as the skip of the Russian junior team in 2011 and 2012.
At the age of 19, Sidorova was named late to the Russian Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as the team's third. Originally Olga Jarkova was named to the team; however, Jarkova was taken out at the last minute and Sidorova was added to the team. For the fifth match, against the USA, and the sixth match, against Switzerland, Sidorova replaced Ludmila Privivkova as skip. She also replaced Ludmila Privivkova in the 8th Game against China as the Skip. Sidorova thus became the youngest skip at the games, since British skip Eve Muirhead, while also 19 years old at the time, is ten months older.
In addition to playing third on the Russian Olympic Team Sidorova has also skipped her own team on the World Curling Tour (with Olga Jarkova throwing second stones). She joined up with Privivkova's team in 2011. In 2012, Sidorova began skipping the team, with Privivkova at third. The team won a gold medal at the European Curling Championships in 2012 with their new lineup.
Sidorova was the skip of team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She led the team to a 9th-place finish, with a 3-6 record. She also skipped Team Russia at the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship held from 15 to 23 March in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Her team finished the round robin with an 8-3 record, earning the third seed in the playoffs. Team Russia lost to Team Korea in the 3-4 playoff game, but in a rematch the following day, Sidorova and her teammates defeated Team Korea to win the bronze medal. It was the first medal for Russia in the history of the world women's curling championships.
She then followed up with bronze medals at both the 2015 and 2016 world women's curling championships. She just narrowly missed playing for gold the first time, losing to Team Japan on the very last shot of the 2016 semi final. After defeating Canada's Chelsea Carey for her 3rd straight bronze, she spoke of feeling encouraged by getting closer to the gold or silver each time, and hoped that 2017 and 2018 would be her years. She made her first World Championship final at the 2017 Worlds, but settled for silver after losing to Canada's Rachel Homan 8-3 in the final.
Sidorova is currently a student.
Grand Slam record
Sidorova's Russian rink had a fairly successful Grand Slam season in 2012–13, making it as far as the semi-finals at the 2012 Colonial Square Ladies Classic. She made it to her first Grand Slam finals at the 2015 Players' Championship, losing to Eve Muirhead.
|F||Lost in Final|
|SF||Lost in Semifinal|
|QF||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|R16||Lost in the round of 16|
|Q||Did not advance to playoffs|
|T2||Played in Tier 2 event|
|DNP||Did not participate in event|
|N/A||Not a Grand Slam event that season|
|Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries||DNP||DNP||QF||N/A|
Margarita Fomina, Third
Alexandra Saitova, Second
Ekaterina Galkina, Lead
Nkeirouka Ezekh, Alternate
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- Brazeau, Jonathan (27 March 2017). "8 Ends: Homan simply dominant in historic run to world title". Sportsnet. Retrieved 27 March 2017.