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Coached by Dimitri Zavialoff, formerly worked with Michael Joyce and Wim Fissette... Parents are Gabor (hotelier) and Gabriella (dentist); older sister is Emese (works in fashion) ... Was introduced to the sport at age 8 by parents; started to play at an afterschool program ... All-court player; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Hungarian and English ... Enjoys live music, watching movies, reading and the occasional shopping spree ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Best tennis memory is representing Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Winner (3): 2017 - Sydney, Miami; 2016 - Stanford.
Finalist (5): 2019 - Rabat, Rome; 2018 - Nottingham; 2017 - Nottingham; 2016 - Beijing.
British Fed Cup Team, 2013-15, 2017-18; British Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - Made historic run at Roland Garros in 2019, recording first ever main draw win in Paris before becoming the first British woman to reach SF since Jo Durie’s run to the same stage in 1983; re-entered Top 20 on June 10, 2019 for first time since March 2018 (dropped as low as No.50); other highlights in 2019 included QF run at Wimbledon (d. No.9 Stephens and No.6 Kvitova; l. Strycova), R-Up finish in Rome (l. Ka.Pliskova) and Rabat (l. Sakkari, after leading by a set and a break).
2018 - Posted fourth consecutive Top 50 season (finishing No.39); runner-up at Nottingham (l. to Barty); SF once at Moscow (l. to Kasatkina); QF twice at Brisbane (l. to Svitolina) and San Jose (l. to Mertens); reached 4r once, 3r four times and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors).
2017 - Posted second Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won two WTA titles at Sydney (d. A.Radwanska in final) and Miami (d. Wozniacki in final); runner-up once at Nottingham (l. to Vekic); SF three times at Shenzhen (l. to Siniakova), Eastbourne (l. to Ka.Pliskova via W/O) and Wimbledon (l. V.Williams); QF twice at Australian Open (l. to S.Williams) and Cincinnati (l. to Halep); reached 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); set career-high ranking of No.4 on July 17 (after Wimbledon).
2016 - Posted first Top 10 season (finishing No.10); won one WTA title at Stanford (d. V.Williams in final); runner-up once at Beijing (l. to A.Radwanska); SF three times at Australian Open (l. to Kerber), Eastbourne (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and Zhuhai (l. Svitolina); QF at Monterrey (l. to Flipkens), Miami (l. to Azarenka), Montréal (l. to Kucova), Rio Olympics (l. to Kerber) and Wuhan (l. to Kvitova); reached 4r two times (incl. US Open), 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros); alternate for WTA Finals in Singapore, but was not called upon to play a match; after reaching Beijing final became first British woman to be ranked in Top 10 since Durie in 1984, and the fourth British woman overall to do so (also Virginia Wade and Barker); set career-high No.9 on October 10 (after Beijing).
2015 - Breakthrough first Top 50 season (finishing No.47); struggled in first half of season between January and May, starting at No.146 and going into grass court season at No.147 - fell 1r in only two WTA main draws (Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); phenomenal second half of season saw her rise from No.147 to No.47 by November 9 year-end rankings; best results were three QFs at Nottingham (l. to Niculescu), Eastbourne (l. to Bencic) and Wuhan (l. to V.Williams), 4r at US Open (l. to Kvitova), two 2r finishes at Birmingham (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and Linz (l. to Brengle) and winning two ITF Circuit titles; two biggest ranking jumps came after US Open on September 13 (rose from No.97 to No.58) and after Wuhan on October 5 (rose from No.66 to No.49); also won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Eastbourne - l. to Giorgi 16 75 75; held 1mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on June 23 (after Eastbourne; rose from No.109 to No.96).
2013 - QF at Guangzhou; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r once (Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Copenhagen, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying four times; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Copenhagen and Québec City; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.