Coached by Thomas Bogyo...Prefers clay courts; best shot is backhand...Father, Zoltan Kuti Kis, is a manager; mother, Melinda Simon, is a bookkeeper; has an older sister, Melinda...Likes to visit Paris, Melbourne, and Wellington, New Zealand...Favorite movie is Titanic; favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt...Enjoys books by Danielle Steel...Superstitions include a lucky T-shirt and skirt...Self-described as tranquil, friendly, curious and sensitive...Admires Bill Clinton and Michael Jordan, as well as tennis players Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Pete Sampras...Hobbies include reading, listening to music and playing billiards...Favorite color is black...Favorite tournaments are in Bol and Berlin.
SINGLESWinner (1 WTA Tour): 2000 - Sao Paulo; 1998 - ITF/Spoleto-ITA, ITF/Thessaloniki-GRE; 1993 - ITF/Murska-SLO; 1992 - ITF/Athens-GRE.Finalist (3): 2005 -ITF/Saint Cugat Del Valles-ESP; 2001 - Bogota; 2000 - Strasbourg; 1999 - Estoril.Semifinalist (3): 2000 - Bogota; 1999 - Budapest; 1996 - Budapest.Quarterfinalist (8): 2002 - Budapest; 2001 - Acapulco, Porto, Strasbourg; 2000 - Estoril; 1999 - Palermo, Sao Paulo; 1998 - Budapest.DOUBLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX (w/Koryttseva).Finalist (2): 2000 - Bogota (w/Mandula); 1999 - Estoril (w/Foldenyi).Quarterfinalist (3): 2000 - Budapest (w/Husarova); 1999 - New Haven (w/Weingartner); 1998 - Budapest (w/Gubacsi).ADDITIONALHungarian Olympic Team 2000; Hungarian Fed Cup Team 2001-02.
1996 - Qualified at Budapest as a world No. 752 WC and reached first SF on WTA Tour, in her home country; upset former Hungarian No. 1 and world Top 10 Temesvari in QF; ranking vaulted 529 spots in one week, from No. 752 to No. 2231999 - Ranked No. 107, upset top seed and world No. 28 Huber at Estoril en route to first final on WTA Tour; also reached first doubles final on Tour; in next tournament, upset No. 3 seed Farina en route to a SF finish in Budapest2000 - Collected first WTA Tour title at Sao Paulo, upsetting No. 5 seed in SF and No. 6 seed Suarez in final 46 64 75; world ranking jumped 19 spots to No. 55; ranked No. 72, reached second final of year in Strasbourg, upsetting No. 2 seed, world No. 16 Capriati in 2r before falling to No. 22 Talaja in a 3s final; captured first Grand Slam match victory at Australian Open, d. Dokic in 1r; unseeded, reached singles SF and doubles final at Bogota; enjoyed best Grand Slam to date at Roland Garros, reaching the 3r2001 - At Bogota, reached fourth career final and first of year, falling to top seed P. Suarez; reached QF at Acapulco where she held 1mp on top seed and world No. 11 Coetzer before falling; upset No. 7 seed Grande in 1r of Porto en route to QF, where she fell to No. 3 seed Serna in a third-set tie-break; as world No. 59, recorded biggest win of career over world No. 4 Capriati at the Italian Open2002 - Lost 1r to top-seed and world No. 24 Grand at Hobart; as world No. 80, l. to No. 81 Daniilidou 46 76(2) 64 in 1r of Australian Open; seeded No. 8 and world No. 84, d. unranked Fujiwara before falling to No. 285 WC and eventual tournament champion Zuluaga in 2r at Bogota; lost in 1r of Acapulco to No. 82 Kandarr 64 76(3); as world No. 116, fell to No. 100 qualifier Arn 61 64 in 1r of Indian Wells; at Porto lost 1r to Kostanic in 3s; unseeded quarterfinalist at Budapest in her home country; member of Hungary's Fed Cup team that fell to Spain 4-1; qualified at Roland Garros and lost 1r to Mikaelian in 3s2003 - Failed to qualify for Australian Open and Antwerp; had back-to-back 1r losses: at Casablanca, as a qualifier, l. to LL Camerin 76(4) 76(4) and as a WC at Budapest, l. to No. 5 seed Razzano 16 62 61; as a world No. 191 qualifier, l. 1r at Helsinki to No. 90 Casanova; reached SF at ITF/Gorizia-ITA.2005 - Won sixth and seventh career ITF Circuit doubles titles.
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