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Personal

Began playing tennis at age 9...Coached by her father, Jaroslav Kucera...Favorite surface is hard...Nickname is Gabi...Father, Jaroslav Kucera, is a tennis coach who was No. 3 in Czechoslovakia; mother, Magdalena, is a housewife; older sister, Magdalena, is a tennis pro...Likes to visit Stockholm, New York and Seychellan...Most memorable experiences include winning a tournament in Calvi, France, and breaking her nose...Says she is a 'superstitious girl. I'm the worst in the world'; she never walks under ladders...Favorite movies are Titanic and Bad Boys; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck; favorite books are Seven and Name of the Rose...Other sports interests include body-building, field hockey, basketball and skiing...Likes going to discos and shopping.

Career Highlights

SINGLES Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Miami, Fla.-USA, ITF/Calvi-FRA; 1997 - ITF/Deauville-FRA.

Career in Review

1997 - Won first ITF title at ITF/Deauville-FRA
1998 - Defeated Osterloh in final to win second career ITF title at a ITF/Miami-USA; won third title ITF/Calvi-FRA