Coached by father Lubomir Kurhajec...Started playing at age nine when father introduced her to game at a local club...Favorite surface is clay...Parents are Lubomir and Tatiana...Favorites include the colors pink and black, roses, the movie Pretty Woman, author Lance Armstrong, actor Josh Harket and Italian and Slovak cuisine...Other sports interest is basketball...Enjoys music...Favorite places to visit are Rome and Prague...Considers herself friendly and hardworking...Most admires Steffi Graf.
• In juniors, took second place in World Team Championship U16 and reached finals at numerous junior events
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Orbetello-ITA; 2002 - ITF/Brindisi-ITA, ITF/Girona-ESP; 2001 - ITF/Maribor-SLO.Finalist (1): 2003 - Pattaya City.Semifinalist (1): 2004 - Bogota.Quarterfinalist (4): 2004 - Casablanca, Vienna, Sopot; 2002 - Bratislava.DOUBLESFinalist (2): 2005 - Bogota (w/Strycova); 2004 - Palermo (w/Nagyova).Semifinalist (2): 2004 - Budapest (w/Benesova), Sopot (w/Benesova).ADDITIONALSlovak Fed Cup Team 2003-05. Slovak Olympic Team 2004.
1999 - Competed in first ITF Circuit events; in career-first doubles appearance, won ITF/Vila do Conde-POR (w/Hrozenska)2000 - Won first pro match at ITF/Filothei-GRE; qualified for ITF/Grado-ITA and reached first SF2001 - Won first ITF Circuit title at ITF/Maribor-SLO and reached two other finals; won ITF/Sofia 1-BUL doubles (w/Dlhopolcova)2002 - Reached career-first Tour QF at Bratislava (l. to No. 1 seed Dechy); won two ITF Circuit singles titles and runner-up at one other; won ITF/Pruhonice-CZE doubles (w/Kleinova)2003 - Achieved most successful run of career at last two tournaments of season, reaching first Tour final at Pattaya City (d. defending champion Widjaja in 2r; l. to compatriot Nagyova) and week prior, QF at Quebec City for third Tour QF; ended season with career-high singles and doubles rankings at No. 86 and No. 130 respectively; broke into Top 100 on July 7 at No. 96; also reached QF at Casablanca; won fourth career ITF Circuit title at ITF/Orbetello-ITA; won ITF/Biella-ITA doubles (w/Prusova); member of Slovak Fed Cup team that d. Germany 3-2 in 1r2004 - Second straight Top 100 finish; reached first Tour SF at Bogota (l. 62 06 76(4) to eventual champion and top seed Zuluaga); also QF at Canberra (l. to Grande in 3s), Vienna (l. to Frazier in 3s, afterwards on May 24 reached career-high No.59 in singles), Sopot (d. Safina en route, l. to Koukalova) and Quebec City (l. to Spears); reached first Tour doubles final at Palermo (w/Nagyova, l. in final to Medina Garrigues/Sanchez-Vicario), and SF (w/Benesova) at Sopot and Budapest (reached career-high No.78 in doubles on September 13); at Olympics, l. 1r in singles and doubles (w/Sucha); member of Fed Cup Team that l. to Austria 3-2 in 1r; played all four Grand Slams in a season for first time; ret. in Acapulco 1r vs. Vaidisova with abdominal strain and from Budapest doubles SF with stomach illness.2005 - Season highlighted by reaching second career Tour doubles final at Bogota (w/Strycova); won only one Tour singles main draw match, reaching 2r at Bogota (d. Cervanova in 1r; l. to qualifier and eventual finalist Dominguez Lino); fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); virus forces withdrawal from Pattaya City; went 1-1 in singles (d. Casanova, l to. Bacsinszky) in Slovak Republic's 3-2 loss to Switzerland in Fed Cup 1r.
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