Began playing at age 9...Coached by father and Ferenc Polyak...Parents are Otto and Katalin; has younger sister, Anita.
• Ranked No. 1 in Hungary in 1983-87, 1989-91, 1992-96 • Has career wins over Novotna, Sukova, Maleeva-Fragniere, K. Maleeva, Zvereva, Austin and Jaeger • Received Most Improved Player Award by WTA Tour and TENNIS Magazine in 1982 • Nominated for 1989 WTA Tour Comeback Player of the Year Award
SINGLES Winner (5 WTA Tour): 1995 - ITF/Budapest-HUN [April]; 1994 - ITF/Budapest-HUN; 1985 - US Clay Courts; 1983 - Italian Open, US Clay Courts, Hittfeld; 1982 - Pennsylvania; 1981 - ITF/Bad Hersfeld-GER. Finalist (2): 1989 - Mahwah; 1982 - Swiss Open. DOUBLES Winner (6): 1995 - Maria Lankowitz (w/Farina); 1993 - Strasbourg (w/Stafford); 1989 - Tampa (w/B. Schultz); 1986 - Roland Garros (w/Navratilova); 1985 - European Indoors (w/Mandlikova); 1984 - European Indoors (w/Leand). Finalist (2): 1994 - Paris Indoors (w/Pierce); 1990 - Amelia Island (w/Rajchrtova). ADDITIONAL Hungarian Fed Cup Team 1983-86, 1989-90, 1992. Hungarian Olympic Team 1996.
1983 - Broke into Top 20 at No. 18 in February and reached No. 10 by Aug. after winning US Clay Courts with a 62 62 triumph over Garrison; also won Hittfeld and Italian Open that year1986 - Made comeback after dropping out of Top 25 for first time since 19831989 - Returned to tour at start of year after a 20-month layoff due to ankle and shoulder injuries; had two operations on ankle in March and September of 1987 and then arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder in April of 19881994 - Joined Million Dollar Club in career prize money1995 - Defended hometown tournament title by winning ITF/Budapest-HUN; also won doubles title at ITF/Southampton-GBR2003 - Captained Hungarian Fed Cup Team in 2003
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