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Coached by Giovanni de Lorenzi ... Father, Igor, is a computer scientist; mother, Marianna, is a toxicologist; older brother, Igor, is an architect in Bratislava ... All-court game; favorite surface is grass; favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Trained at Bollettieri Academy between ages 16 and 18 ... Qualified for top university in Slovakia but deferred it to pursue tennis ... Speaks Slovak, English and German; learning Italian ... Studied classical piano between ages 6 and 14 ... Has a charity, the DH Foundation, which helps causes in Slovakia and around the world, including Cambodian charity House Of The Smile, which treats HIV positive orphans ... Favorite foods are sushi and seafood, and is a keen cook; works on healthy recipes at home and loves cookbooks ... Favorite song is 'One' by U2 & Mary J. Blige; favorite book is Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz and The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho; favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and George Clooney ... Favorite designers are Armani, Cavalli, Dior and Missoni; loves fashion and created her own line of DH shirts to sell on behalf of her DH Foundation charity ... Favorite city is Rome and likes to visit Cape Town, South Africa ... Also enjoys skiing, skating, roller blading, swimming and jet skiing ... Admires Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Michael Jordan and Michael Schumacher.

Career Highlights

Winner (7): 2015 - Pattaya City; 2013 - Birmingham; 2012 - Pattaya City; 2011 - Pattaya City; 2007 - Indian Wells, Linz; 2002 - Indian Wells.
Finalist (9): 2012 - Brisbane; 2011 - Birmingham; 2010 - Monterrey; 2007 - Bali, Luxembourg; 2006 - Zürich; 2005 - Los Angeles; 2004 - Eastbourne; 2002 - Filderstadt.

Winner (9): 2011 - Miami (w/A.Radwanska); 2006 - Doha, Rome (both w/Sugiyama); 2005 - Birmingham (w/Sugiyama), Filderstadt (w/Myskina); 2002 - Amelia Island, New Haven (both w/Sánchez-Vicario); 2001 - Luxembourg (w/Bovina); 2000 - Bratislava (w/Habsudova).
Finalist (12): 2009 - Australian Open, Rome, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (all w/Sugiyama); 2006 - Roland Garros, Los Angeles (both w/Sugiyama); 2005 - San Diego, Zürich (both w/Sugiyama); 2002 - Australian Open, Hamburg, Berlin (all w/Sánchez-Vicario), San Diego, Los Angeles (both w/Sugiyama).

Winner (4): 2005 - Roland Garros (w/Santoro), US Open (w/Bhupathi); 2002 - Australian Open (w/Ullyett); 2001 - Wimbledon (w/Friedl).
Finalist (1): 2002 - Wimbledon (w/Ullyett).

Slovak Fed Cup Team, 1999-2003, 2006-07, 2009-15; Slovak Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2012.

Career in Review

2015 - Fifteenth straight Top 100 season (finishing No.81); won seventh WTA title at Pattaya City (d. Tomljanovic in final); QF at Birmingham; reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once.

2014 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.64); SF at Marrakech (l. to Oprandi); QF at Charleston; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and 2r seven times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Wimbledon); struggled w/right knee injury in spring (retired in Doha 1r then withdrew from Acapulco).

2013 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.33); won one WTA title at Birmingham (d. Vekic in final); QF three times at Brisbane, US Open (l. to Azarenka) and Moscow; reached 3r twice and 2r five times; fell 1r 14 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once; retired twice w/dizziness (Pattaya City 2r and 's-Hertogenbosch 1r).

2012 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.32); went 18-8 from January through March, highlighted by one WTA title at Pattaya City (d. Kirilenko in final), runner-up at Brisbane (l. to Kanepi in final) and two QFs at Sydney and Dubai; in other four events reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r once and fell 1r once; missed entire clay court season w/left foot injury (withdrew from Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome, Brussels and Roland Garros); went 7-16 from June to end of year, best result being SF at Luxembourg (l. to Niculescu); in other 13 events reached 3r once (Olympics) and 2r twice and fell 1r 11 times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell in RR at Sofia (went 0-3 in RR).

2011 - Another Top 30 season; won one WTA title at Pattaya City (d. Errani in final); runner-up at Birmingham (l. to Lisicki in final); SF twice at Strasbourg (l. to Petkovic) and Eastbourne (ret. vs. Kvitova w/left abdominal strain); QF six times at Doha, Carlsbad, Cincinnati, Québec City, Linz and Bali; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r six times; fell 1r five times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.

2010 - Another Top 30 season; runner-up at Monterrey (l. to Pavlyuchenkova in final); SF three times at Charleston (l. to Stosur), San Diego (l. to A.Radwanska) and Bali (l. to Kleybanova); QF twice at Brisbane and Linz; reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times.

2009 - Another Top 30 season; SF at Warsaw (l. to Dulgheru); QF six times at Ponte Vedra Beach, 's-Hertogenbosch, Stanford, Cincinnati, Seoul and Luxembourg; reached 4r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open), 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r nine times; fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros).

2008 - Another Top 30 season; had strong 12-7 start, best result being SF at Australian Open (first Grand Slam SF; l. to Ivanovic) and three QFs at Paris [Indoors], Antwerp (ret. w/illness that caused withdrawals from Doha and Dubai) and Indian Wells; three pre-QF losses in that stretch were Sydney (l. 2r), Miami (l. 3r) and Amelia Island (l. 2r); missed rest of clay and grass seasons w/right heel stress fracture (withdrew from Berlin, Rome, Istanbul, Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch); went 10-13 rest of season, best result being SF at Bali (l. to Paszek) and three QFs at New Haven, Beijing and Luxembourg; in other nine events of that stretch, reached 2r five times (incl. Olympics, US Open) and fell 1r four times; spent 90th career week in Top 10 between June 16 and June 22 then dipped out rest of season (spent first 47 weeks in Top 10 between October 14, 2002 and September 7, 2003, all consecutive; next 43 weeks were non-consecutive between June 18, 2007 and June 22, 2008).

2007 - Second Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won two WTA titles at Indian Wells (d. Kuznetsova in final) and Linz (d. Schnyder in final); runner-up twice at Bali (l. to Davenport in final) and Luxembourg (l. to Ivanovic in final); SF five times at Doha (l. to Kuznetsova), Rome (l. to Kuznetsova), 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Chakvetadze), Stanford (l. to Chakvetadze) and Kolkata (l. to Kirilenko); QF three times at Dubai, Amelia Island and Birmingham; reached 4r twice (Australian Open, Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r four times (incl. US Open); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR).

2006 - Another Top 20 season; runner-up at Zürich (l. to Sharapova in final); SF at Auckland (l. to Zvonareva); QF twice at Sydney and Stuttgart; reached 4r three times (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon), 3r five times and 2r eight times (incl. US Open); fell 1r five times; also won two WTA doubles titles.

2005 - Another Top 20 season; runner-up at Los Angeles (l. to Clijsters in final); SF three times at Doha (l. to Sharapova), Cincinnati (l. to Morigami) and Filderstadt (l. to Davenport); QF six times at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Dubai, Stanford, New Haven, Luxembourg and Linz; reached 3r five times (incl. all four majors) and 2r six times; fell 1r four times; won two WTA doubles titles; won third and fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at Roland Garros (w/Santoro) and US Open (w/Bhupathi); one of three women in Open Era to complete career Grand Slam in mixed doubles (also Navratilova and Black) and one of six all-time (also Hart, Court and King).

2004 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.31); runner-up at Eastbourne (l. to Kuznetsova in final); QF twice at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and New Haven; reached 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open - l. to Schnyder 64 46 76(6); held mp) and 2r 14 times (incl. Australian Open and Olympics); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros).

2003 - Another Top 20 season; SF at Antwerp (l. to V.Williams); QF seven times at Sydney, Australian Open (l. to V.Williams), Paris [Indoors], Charleston, Amelia Island, Berlin and Eastbourne; reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon - l. to Asagoe 06 64 1210; led 5-2 third set w/3mp); fell 1r twice; set career-high No.5 on January 27 (first Slovak woman to reach Top 5).

2002 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.8); won one WTA title at Indian Wells (d. Hingis in final); runner-up at Filderstadt (l. to Clijsters in final); SF four times at Eastbourne (l. to Myskina), Montréal (l. to Mauresmo), New Haven (l. to V.Williams) and Linz (l. to Stevenson); QF six times at Hamburg, Berlin, Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams), US Open (l. to S.Williams), Leipzig and Zürich; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r nine times; fell 1r twice (incl. WTA Finals); made Top 20 debut on March 18 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.26 to No.17) and Top 10 debut on October 14 (after Filderstadt; rose from No.11 to No.9); won two WTA doubles titles; set doubles career-high No.5 on August 26; won second Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Ullyett).

2001 - First Top 100 season; SF twice at Oklahoma City (l. to Capriati) and Birmingham (l. to Oremans); QF three times at Basel, Leipzig and Zürich; reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; made Top 100 debut on February 26 (rose from No.108 to No.86) and Top 50 debut on August 20 (rose from No.54 to No.50); won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon (w/Friedl).

2000 - QF twice at Strasbourg and Luxembourg; reached 2r twice; fell 1r three times and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Played first WTA qualifying at Birmingham, then played first WTA main draw at Bratislava, falling 1r (as WC); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bratislava-SVK.