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Coached by Milan Martinec; fitness trainer is Ladislav Olasz; trains at Slovak National Tennis Centre ... Parents are Yuraj and Martina; has two younger siblings, brother Yuraj Jr. and sister Kristina (a highly ranked junior player) ... Began playing at age 7 when parents introduced her to the sport (didn't like her first lesson but grew to love it); decided she wanted to take it more seriously when she became the Under 12 No.1 in Slovakia ... Favorite shot is crosscourt backhand; favorite surface is hard; favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Best memory is finishing runner-up to Annika Beck in French Open junior final in 2012 ... Enjoys biology, painting, photography and reading ... Self-described as quiet and shy.
Winner (3): 2018 - Bogotá; 2015 - Katowice, Bucharest.
Finalist (2): 2019 - Hobart; 2015 - Rio de Janeiro.
Slovakian Fed Cup Team, 2012, 2014-18; Slovakian Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2018 - Fourth Top 100 season (finishing No.77); won one WTA title at Bogotá; QF twice at Hiroshima (l. to Anisimova) and Tashkent (l. to Kozlova); reached 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying four times.
2017 - Fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2016 - Reached 2r seven times (incl. Olympics); fell 1r 16 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice.
2015 - Breakthrough first Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won two WTA titles at Katowice (d. Giorgi in final) and Bucharest (d. Errani in final); runner-up at Rio de Janeiro (l. to Errani in final); SF three times at Marrakech (l. to Svitolina), Bad Gastein (l. to Stosur) and Seoul (l. to Sasnovich); QF twice at Cincinnati (l. to Jankovic) and Wuhan (l. to Muguruza); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open and Shenzhen - l. to Krunic 36 76(1) 61; held 6mp in second set - 3mp at 5-4, 3mp at 6-5); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; was alternate at Zhuhai (went 1-0); having started season at No.73, made Top 50 debut on April 13 (after Katowice; rose from No.67 to No.46) and set career-high No.26 on October 12 (after Beijing).
2014 - Second straight Top 100 season; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying five times; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - First Top 100 season; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on July 15 (rose from No.116 to No.97); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Won five singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.