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Grand Slam Record

Grand Slams

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

QF x1
W/L
18/21
2001

Australian Open

R32 x1
2004

Roland Garros

QF x1
2001

Wimbledon

R64 x2
2003, 2001

US Open

R64 x2
2003, 2002

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Personal

Coached by Gabor Luhasz...Favorite surface is clay...Father, Janos, is a dentist; mother, Katalin Hegedus, is a dental assistant...Older sister, Diana, is studying dentistry at a university while younger sister, Stephanie, is also in school...Describes herself as stubborn, hard-headed and emotional...Favorite movie is Some Like it Hot, favorite actor is Mel Gibson, favorite book is Exodus...Also plays squash and enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends...Has two dogs, Charlotte and Schilacci.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2001 - ITF/Poitiers-FRA; 1999 - ITF/Markaska-CRO, ITF/Darmstadt-GER, ITF/Edinburgh 2-GBR; 1998 - ITF/Birkenhead-GBR, ITF/Novi Sad-YUG, ITF/Darmstadt-GER.
Semifinalist (2): 2003 - Sopot; 2002 - Vienna.

DOUBLES
Winner (7): 2004 - Budapest (w/Schett); 2003 - Estoril (w/Wartusch), Budapest (w/Tatarkova), Bol (w/Wartusch); 2002 - Vienna (w/Wartusch), Casablanca (w/Wartusch); 2001 - Tashkent (w/Wartusch).
Finalist (4): 2003 - Acapulco (w/Wartusch); 2002 - Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Wartusch); 2000 - Bogota (w/Kuti Kis), Bratislava (w/Wartusch).
Semifinalist (13): 2004 - Canberra (w/Gagliardi), Antwerp (Loit), Stanford (w/Schnyder); 2003 - Australian Open (w/Gagliardi), Hobart (w/Rittner), Doha (w/Wartusch); 2002 - Doha (w/Wartusch), Filderstadt (w/Wartusch), Linz (w/Wartusch); 2001 - Budapest (w/Marosi-Aracama), Basel (w/Stephens), Linz (w/Wartusch); 2000 - Pattaya City (Wartusch); 1999 - Budapest (w/Gubacsi).

ADDITIONAL
Hungarian Fed Cup Team 2001-03. Hungarian Olympic Team 2000, 2004.

Career in Review

1993 - Reached final of ITF/Adriatic-CRO and contested Tour qualifying at Budapest
1994 - Reached one SF and four QF on ITF Circuit
1995 - Went 17-9 on ITF Circuit, reaching ITF/Bad Gogging-GER SF as a qualifier
1996 - Reached final qualifying round at Budapest and two ITF Circuit SF
1997 - Went 18-12 on ITF Circuit.
1998 - Won three ITF Circuit titles and reached a total of five ITF Circuit finals; contested US Open qualifying
1999 - In first two Tour events, reached 2r at Budapest and Tashkent; in third Tour appearance, reached first QF at Sao Paulo; won three ITF Circuit titles, breaking into Top 100 on November 1 at No. 98
2000 - Played all four Grand Slams for first time, reaching Roland Garros 2r; reached first Tour doubles finals at Bogota (w/Kuti Kis) and Bratislava (w/Wartusch)
2001 - First Top 100 finish; highlight of season was becoming first Hungarian Grand Slam quarterfinalist at Roland Garros as a qualifier, d. world No. 19 Dokic in 3r for first Top 20 win (l. to Clijsters); ranking jumped from No. 131 to No. 67; reached consecutive Tour QF as a qualifier at Porto (l. to Sanchez-Vicario in 3s) and Budapest (l. to Kremer in 3s); won ITF/Poiters-FRA and first Tour doubles title at Tashkent (w/Wartusch)
2002 - Reached career-first SF at Vienna and won doubles title (w/Wartusch); appeared in three QF, Canberra, Casablanca (also won doubles title w/Wartusch) and Helsinki
2003 - Finished season at career-high ranking of No. 40 on October 27; attained career-high doubles ranking of No. 13 on May 5; recorded second career SF appearance at Sopot (l. to Koukalova after leading 64 30); made three QF appearances at Acapulco, Budapest and Helsinki (withdrew due to right quadriceps strain); did not drop a set en route to 4r at Roland Garros; d. No. 20 seed Schnyder at Wimbledon to reach 2r; in four-week period, won doubles titles at Estoril (w/Wartusch), Budapest (w/Tatarkova) and Bol (w/Wartusch)
2004 - Fourth straight Top 100 finish; reached QF at Charleston (d. No.8 Capriati 76(3) 36 75 in 3r for career-best win, l. to Kostanic in first Tier I QF) and Budapest; 3r at Australian Open and Amelia Island; reached career-high No.30 on May 17; at Olympics, l. 1r in singles and doubles (w/Nagy); won seventh career Tour doubles title at Budapest (w/Schett) and made three other SF with various partners; ret. in 2r of Dubai doubles with right thigh strain, causing withdrawal from Doha, also ret. in Berlin 2r vs. Sharapova with right shoulder strain, causing withdrawal from Rome, and withdrew from Seoul with upper respiratory illness.
2005 - Lower back injury forced cancellation of plans to begin season in Hobart; played first matches of season at Australian Open, defeating No.30 seed Pennetta in 1r before falling to wild card Mirza in 2r; fell to Loit in straight sets in 1r at Indian Wells; played only third main draw event of season at Roland Garros, losing to Medina Garrigues in 1r.