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Coached by father, Attila Kapros...Baseline player whose favorite shot is the overhead...Mother, Aniko Kery, won a bronze medal in gymnastics at 1972 Olympic Games and travels on tour with Aniko; does not have any siblings...Parents performed as acrobats...Has a collie dog named Goldey...Person most admired is her mother, and tennis player most admired is Monica Seles...Most memorable experience was winning Australian Open junior singles and doubles titles in 2000...Likes to visit Nassau, Bahamas, where she lived for seven years and began playing tennis...Least favorite reason for being a pro tennis player is the jet lag...Favorite tournament is the Westel 900 Open in Budapest because itÆs in Hungary, her home country...Favorite movies are Pretty Woman and Entrapment, and favorite actor is Julia Roberts; favorite book is Twins by Katherine Stone...Enjoys watching movies and reading.
Winner: 2006 - ITF/Beijing-CHN; 2001 - ITF/Clearwater-USA.
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tokyo [Japan Open].
Semifinalist (2): 2001 - Budapest, Casablanca.
Quarterfinalist (4): 2005 - Budapest; 2004 - Budapest, Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2001 - Oklahoma City.
Hungarian Fed Cup Team 2001-02. Hungarian Olympic Team 2004.
Career in Review
1998 - Reached QF on debut at ITF/Koksijde-BEL (l. to Clijsters)
1999 - Fell in final qualifying round at Budapest, her only appearance during year
2000 - Made Tour debut as unranked WC at Budapest (l. 1r to Vavrinec in 3s)
2001 - Improved 471 spots to No. 111; started season by winning first pro title at ITF/Clearwater-USA as a qualifier; reached first Tour QF at Oklahoma City as a qualifier, followed first SF at Budapest and Casablanca; broke into Top 100 on July 30 at No. 99; made Fed Cup debut for Hungary
2002 - Season highlight was 1r upset of world No. 5 Henin in 1r at Roland Garros as a qualifier (l. 3r to Pierce)
2003 - First Top 100 finish; reached first Tour singles final at Tokyo [Japan Open], falling to Sharapova 76 third set after saving 2 mp at 5-4 and leading 5-2 in tie-break; afterwards (October 6), returned to Top 100 for first time since August 2001 at No. 93; qualified for Wimbledon (d. world No. 20 Shaughnessy en route to 3r), US Open (l. 1r to Henin-Hardenne 75 63) and Philadelphia
2004 - Career-best finish in season highlighted by Grand Slam 4r debut; as world No.80 at Australian Open, stunned No.10 seed Petrova 63 63 in 1r en route to 4r (l. to eventual semifinalist and No.32 seed Zuluaga); reached QF at Budapest (l. to Benesova) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (ret. in first set vs. Tanasugarn with right thigh strain) and 3r at Miami; made Top 50 debut at No.48 on April 5, and reached career-high No.44 on May 10; l. in 1r of Olympics in doubles (w/Czink); withdrew from Charleston with left knee injury.
2005 - Season highlighted by QF finish at Budapest (l. to top seed and eventual champion Smashnova); 2r once, 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and fell in qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); illness forced withdrawal from Pattaya City.