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Coached by Matej Liptak ... Parents are Milan and Katarina ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Favorite surfaces are clay and hard; favorite shot is swing volley ... Enjoys music, movies and seeing friends ... Considers 9 her lucky number ... Tennis player most admired is Kim Clijsters ... Self-described as happy person with a lot of energy ... Favorite cities are Paris, New York and Bratislava...Lives in Dubai.
Winner (8): 2016 - Katowice, Eastbourne, Linz, WTA Finals; 2014 - Acapulco; 2013 - Stanford; 2012 - Carlsbad; 2011 - Moscow.
Finalist (13): 2018 - Budapest, Strasbourg; 2017 - New Haven; 2016 - Acapulco, Madrid, Wuhan; 2014 - Australian Open, Kuala Lumpur; 2013 - Sydney; 2012 - Barcelona; 2011 - Linz; 2008 - Amelia Island, Montréal.
Winner (1): 2017 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Flipkens).
Finalist (2): 2013 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Parra Santonja); 2011 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Pennetta).
Slovak Fed Cup Team, 2005-14, 2016; Slovak Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.
Career in Review
2017 - Eighth Top 30 season of career in 2017, finishing at No.26; highlighted by R-Up finish at New Haven (l. Gavrilova in final); QF twice at Brisbane (l. Cornet) and at Tokyo [PPO] (l. Wozniacki); SF twice at St Petersburg (l. Putintseva) and Doha (l. Ka.Pliskova); reached 4r twice at Indian Wells and Miami and 3r on four occasions (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 1r twice.
2016 - First Top 10 season (finishing at No.5); won four WTA titles at WTA Finals SIngapore (d. Kerber in final), Katowice (d. Giorgi in final), Eastbourne (d. Ka.Pliskova in final) and Linz (d. Golubic in final); runner-up three times at Acapulco (l. to Stephens), Madrid (l. to Halep) and Wuhan (l. to Kvitova); SF twice at Hobart and Stanford; QF wice (incl. Wimbledon); reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r three times.
2015 - Eighth straight Top 40 season (finishing No.38); SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to A.Radwanska); QF three times at Australian Open (l. to S.Williams), Antwerp (l. to Petkovic) and New Haven (l. to Safarova); reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon); missed four months between February and June w/left Achilles injury (withdrew from Dubai, Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, 's-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham).
2014 - Near-Top 10 season (finishing No.11); went 24-7 in first four months, highlighted by one WTA title at Acapulco (d. McHale in final), runner-up finishes at Australian Open (first Grand Slam final; l. to Li) and Kuala Lumpur (l. to Vekic in final), SF at Miami (l. to Li) and QFs at Brisbane (l. to S.Williams) and Indian Wells (l. to Li); fell 1r twice; made Top 10 debut on March 31 (after Miami; rose from No.11 to No.10); went 9-15 rest of season, highlighted by one QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Kerber); reached 3r twice (Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r twice; fell 1r nine times (incl. US Open); fell in RR stage in Sofia (went 2-1).
2013 - Near-Top 20 season (finishing No.23); won one WTA title at Stanford (d. A.Radwanska in final); runner-up at Sydney (l. to A.Radwanska); QF three times at 's-Hertogenbosch, Toronto and Linz; reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. US Open).
2012 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.15); won one WTA title at Carlsbad (d. Bartoli in final); runner-up at Barcelona (l. to Errani in final); QF seven times at Rome, Brussels, Roland Garros (l. to Stosur), 's-Hertogenbosch, Stanford, New Haven and Moscow; reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Wimbledon and Olympics).
2011 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.18); won one WTA title at Moscow (d. Kanepi in final); runner-up at Linz (l. to Kvitova in final); SF twice at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Vinci) and Stanford (withdrew prior to match w/abdominal injury); QF six times at Brisbane, Sydney, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon (l. to Sharapova) and Seoul; reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros); struggled with abdominal injury throughout spring and summer (withdrew from Rome, Brussels, Bad Gastein, prior to Stanford SF, Carlsbad and Cincinnati, also retired in Toronto 1r).
2010 - Another Top 40 season; SF twice at Monterrey (l. to Hantuchova) and Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Govortsova); QF five times at Auckland, Sydney, 's-Hertogenbosch, US Open (l. to Wozniacki) and Moscow; reached 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r six times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open - l. to King 63 67(5) 75; held 4mp in third set, 2mp at 5-1 and 2mp at 5-3).
2009 - Another Top 40 season; SF at Roland Garros (l. to Safina); QF three times at Ponte Vedra Beach, Charleston and Bastad (l. to Dulko 67(5) 63 76(6); held 2mp at 6-4 in third set tie-break); reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r three times (incl. Toronto - l. to Kleybanova 61 46 76(4); held 6mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r six times; missed two months from August to October w/rib injury (incl. US Open).
2008 - Breakthrough first Top 20 season (finishing No.19); runner-up twice at Amelia Island (l. to Sharapova in final) and Montréal (l. to Safina in final); QF five times at Gold Coast, Doha, Stanford (l. to Sugiyama 67(4) 76(5) 53 ret. w/cramps; held 2mp at 5-4 second set), Beijing and Moscow; reached 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Olympics and US Open) and 2r six times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors); made Top 20 debut on August 4 (after Montréal; rose from No.31 to No.20).
2007 - First Top 100 season; SF at Guangzhou (l. to Razzano); QF twice at Prague and Stockholm; reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r six times and in qualifying four times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on June 11 (rose from No.131 to No.86) and Top 50 debut on October 1 (rose from No.52 to No.47).
2006 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching 2r at Istanbul and Tashkent; fell in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Played first WTA qualifying at Rabat; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic.