Coached by Krta Tibor; Prefers hard courts and considers forehand as best shot; uses slice, one-handed backhand; Parents, Bohumil and Viera, are both economists; younger brother, Juray, is a student and football player...Lucky charm is a stuffed tiger she carries in her racquet bag...Other interests include basketball, golf, fashion and home design...Favorite movie is Basic Instinct; favorite actor is Tom Cruise; favorite author is Erich Segal...Considers Michael Jordan best athlete.
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1997 - ITF/Ostrava-CZE; 1995 - ITF/Sopot-POL, ITF/Ostrava-CZE; 1993 - ITF/Moulins-FRA; 1992 - ITF/Ashkelon-ISR, ITF/Ramat Hasharon-ISR [Nov.]; 1991 - ITF/Putignano-ITA.Semifinalist (5): 1997 - Luxembourg; 1996 - Strasbourg, Karlovy Vary; 1995 - Prague; 1993 - Budapest.DOUBLESFinalist (1): 1995 - Palermo (w/Schwarz-Ritter).Semifinalist (2): 1995 - Maria Lankowitz (w/Schwarz-Ritter); 1994 - Taipei (w/Bobkova).ADDITIONALSlovakian Fed Cup Team 1994, 1996-98. Slovakian Olympic Team 1996.
1995 - Had one of best Grand Slam showings at US Open, reaching 4r; third Slovakian player to reach 4r at a Grand Slam after Habsudova and Zrubakova1996 - Stunned co-No. 1 Seles in 2r of Wimbledon with a 75 57 64 victory; after reaching 4r, ranking vaulted 23 spots to No. 36; had appendix removed the following week; unseeded at San Diego, upset world No. 17 countrywoman Habsudova in their first pro meeting to reach the QF; unseeded at Strasbourg and world No. 67, upset No. 8 seed Testud in 1r en route to a SF finish1997 - As a qualifier at Luxembourg, upset three higher-ranked players, including No. 22 Po (No. 7 seed), to reach SF1998 - Reached QF of Moscow, a Tier I event, as a world No. 96 qualifier, upsetting No. 28 Kruger and No. 40 Rubin1999 - Underwent wrist surgery following US Open2000-2001 - Off the tour using a special injury ranking
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