Favorite surface is clay; best shot is backhand...Father, Marek Grzybowski, is a physcial education teacher who used to coach Magdalena; mother, Matgorzata, is an English teacher who serves as Magdalenas agent; has a younger brother, Michal, who is a student...Graduated from Szkota Mistrzostwa Sportowego (Sport Champions High School), successfully passing her GCE in May 1997, and entered Cracow Academy of Physical Education where she follows an individual program of studies...Favorite movie is One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and Robert Redford; favorite book is Gone With the Wind...Admires Martina Navratilova as a great player and wise person...Most memorable experiences include being sent a basket of 17 roses to her house and she didnt know who they were from, and also playing on (the new) Court No. 1 at Wimbledon.
• In juniors, won 1993 Swiss Championships in Klosters and 1996 Australian Open, reached final in 1994 Orange Bowl doubles, SF at 1994 Venezuela and 1993-94 Eddie Herr; member of Polands Continental Cup team in 1993-94• WTA Tour mentor was Manon Bollegraf in the Partners for Success Alumni program
SINGLESWinner: 1997 - ITF/Sopot-POL, ITF/Santa Clara-USA; 1995 - ITF/Bratislava-SVK; 1994 - ITF/Szczecin-POL.Semifinalist (3): 1998 - Hobart, Warsaw; 1995 - Warsaw.Quarterfinalist (1): 1997 - Quebec City.MIXED DOUBLESSemifinalist (2): 2000 - Warsaw (w/Nagyova); 1996 - Warsaw (w/Olsza).ADDITIONALPolish Fed Cup Team 1995, 1998. Polish Olympic Team 1996.
1994 - In ITF Circuit debut, reached final of ITF/Olsztyn-POL (l. to Nagyova in 3s); in third event, won ITF/Szczecin-POL without dropping a set1995 - At second career WTA Tour event entered at Warsaw, as a qualifier ranked No. 214, d. No. 1 seed and world No. 33 Hack en route to SF; won ITF/Bratislava-SVK as a qualifier and cracked Top 100 on October 9 at No. 79; finished season inside Top 100 for first time1996 - Reached 2r of Australian Open and SF of ITF/Prostejov-CZE; halted 10-match losing streak in Luxembourg qualifying1997 - Qualified for Gold Coast, Australian Open (reached 3r), Indian Wells and Miami (l. to No. 5 seed Davenport in 3r); ended six-match losing streak to d. V. Williams en route to Wimbledon 3r; won ITF/Sopot-POL, d. No. 1 seed Chladkova in final; qualified for Leipzig, reaching QF; won ITF/Santa Clara-USA; at Chicago, d. Capriati in 1r (l. to world No. 4 Seles in 3s); first Top 50 finish, improving ranking 90 spots in 12 months to No. 401998 - Reached SF at Hobart, (l. to No. 1 seed Van Roost in 3s); 3r finish at Australian Open and scored second consecutive win over Capriati in Miami 1r; notched first Top 10 win at Hilton Head, d. world No. 9 C. Martinez in 2r; was two games from d. world No. 4 Sanchez-Vicario in 2r of Wimbledon; reached SF at Warsaw for second time, d. No. 2 seed Kruger before retiring in third set vs. Farina Elia with left knee injury; ranking reached career-best No. 30 following that result; won only one main draw match thereafter1999 - Missed first six months of the season after undergoing knee surgery; won only one main draw match until qualifying for US Open, l. 2r to Nagyova2000 - Snapped eight match losing streak in qualifying for Bogota, reaching 2r with upset over No. 3 seed Torrens Valero; reached 3r of Indian Wells and Italian Open d. No. 9 seed Huber before falling in final set tie-break to No. 2 seed Tauziat; qualified for Roland Garros, reaching 3r, d. world No. 19 Likhovtseva in 3s before falling to Huber; qualified for Wimbledon, reaching 2r; improved ranking from No. 208 to No. 70 by August2001 - Played five tournaments but then was off Tour after mid-March for rest of the year, undergoing left knee surgery2002 - Played one ITF Circuit event in January, but made full return from left knee injury at Strasbourg qualifying; played first Grand Slam in more than a year at Roland Garros, falling 1r to No. 32 seed Torrens Valero; in her second WTA Tour main draw of the year, l. 1r at Palermo to No. 2-eed Nagyova; received WC into Sopot in her native Poland, l. 1r to An. Barna; won first Tour main draw match in two years at Helsinki, d. No. 7 seed Muller in 1r (l. to eventual champion Kuznetsova); withdrew from Quebec City due to a left knee injury; ranked No. 480, d. No. 104 Prusova in 3s to reach 2r of Pattaya (l. to WC Krasnoroutskaya)
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