Aniko Kapros
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Aniko Kapros
Anikó Kapros
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary
Born (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 38)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$490,850
Career record197-184
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 44 (10 May 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2004)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2003)
US Open1R (2001, 2003, 2004)
Career record25-43
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 222 (8 February 2010)
Team competitions
Fed Cup3-6

Anikó Kapros (born 11 November 1983) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the junior's singles title at the Australian Open in 2000.

Kapros caused an upset at the 2002 French Open, when she, as a qualifier, beat fifth seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round.


Early life

Her mother, Anikó Kéry, won a bronze medal in gymnastics at the Olympic Games in Munich 1972. When Kapros was two years old, she moved to the Bahamas where her parents worked as acrobats. She returned to Hungary at the age of nine.

Professional career

In the 2002 French Open, as a qualifier, she upset future four-time French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Kapros' senior career has been marred by recurring knee injuries. Her biggest success at a WTA tournament came in September 2003 when she reached the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo, where she lost to Maria Sharapova. Her highest ranking in singles was world No. 44. Kapros was part of the Hungarian Olympics team in Athens in the year of 2004.

Retired in 2010 from professional tennis, she is now the head coach and club director at Patak Party Tenisz Club in Budapest. Kapros is also the co-founder (partnering with Ágnes Szavay and Zsófia Gubacsi) of "Happy Tennis" - a company offering a special tennis program for schools and kindergartens in Hungary.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Outcome Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 29 September 2003 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 6-2, 2-6, 6-7(5-7)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 7 (2-5)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard Russia Alina Jidkova 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 2 April 2001 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou 4-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 28 May 2006 Beijing, China Hard China Xie Yanze 6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 10 August 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 1-5 ret.
Runner-up 5. 9 February 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Germany Tatjana Maria 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 28 September 2009 Las Vegas, United States Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 7. 19 November 2009 Toronto, Canada Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 6-4, 4-6, 0-6

Doubles: 4 (4-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 March 2009 Cairo, Egypt Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi United States Megan Moulton-Levy
Germany Laura Siegemund
7-5, 6-3
Winner 2. 26 May 2009 Grado, Italy Clay Austria Sandra Klemenschits Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
6-3, 6-0
Winner 3. 15 June 2009 Padova, Italy Clay Austria Sandra Klemenschits Italy Elena Pioppo
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
7-6(7-4), 6-1
Winner 4. 28 September 2009 Las Vegas, United States Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore United States Kimberly Couts
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-2, 7-5

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