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Coached by Martin Zathurecky; trains in Bratislava ... Parents are Peter and Jarmila; brother is Roman ... Began playing tennis at age 4; introduced to sport by brother ... Favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Idol growing up was Hingis (born in same city); now admires Nadal ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon.
Finalist (1): 2014 - Charleston.
Slovakian Fed Cup Team, 2011-18.
Career in Review
2015 - QF at Bastad; reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); struggled w/illness in first two months of season (withdrew from Australian Open, Acapulco and Monterrey).
2014 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.53); runner-up at Charleston (l. to Petkovic in final); SF at Bastad (l. to Scheepers); QF twice at Shenzhen and Hong Kong; reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying three times; made Top 50 debut on May 12 (rose from No.52 to No.50).
2013 - First Top 100 season; QF at Florianopolis; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times; made Top 100 debut on January 28 (after Australian Open; rose from No.115 to No.97); withdrew from Budapest and Bad Gastein w/back injury.
2012 - QF at Washington DC; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won two doubles tiles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, falling 1r (as qualifier); won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Slovakia.
2008 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bratislava-SVK.