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Jana ?epelová
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?epelová at the 2018 Wimbledon Qualifying
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceKo?ice, Slovakia
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 28)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMartin Zathurecký
Prize moneyUS$ 1,800,430
Career record321-232 (58.0%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 50 (12 May 2014)
Current rankingNo. 182 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon3R (2012, 2016)
US Open2R (2014)
Career record61-53 (53.5%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (18 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 838 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2014, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed CupSF (2013)
Record 8-9
Last updated on: 9 May 2021.

Jana ?epelová (Slovak pronunciation: ['jana 't?epela:]; born 29 May 1993) is a Slovak tennis player.

She has won seven singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 12 May 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 50. On 18 May 2015, she peaked at No. 158 in the doubles rankings.

?epelová's best result at a major event was the third round of the 2012 and 2016 Wimbledon Championships. As a junior, she won the girls' doubles at the 2010 Australian Open with Chantal ?kamlová.[1]

Personal life

?epelová was born in Ko?ice to Peter and Jarmila and is currently coached by Martin Zathurecký.[2]


Junior career

Jana ?epelová and Chantal ?kamlová won the girls' doubles at 2010 Australian Open. They also won silver medal in doubles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. At the same event, ?epelová won the bronze medal in singles.

2012: Coming onto the WTA Tour

?epelová spent most of her 2012-year on the ITF Circuit. Her best achievement on the WTA Tour was at the Wimbledon Championships. She qualified for the main draw by defeating Alla Kudryavtseva, Chanel Simmonds and Ekaterina Bychkova. In round one, she beat fellow qualifier Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. In the second round, she upset 26th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues before she lost to world No. 2, Victoria Azarenka.

2014: First WTA final

At the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, ?epelová scored the biggest win of her career, defeating world No. 1 Serena Williams in the second round. ?epelová would go on to reach her first WTA tournament final with victories over Elena Vesnina, Daniela Hantuchová, and Belinda Bencic. Her run ended there as she lost to Andrea Petkovic.


?epelová started the year at the Auckland Open. She lost in the first round to third seed, last year finalist, and eventual champion Venus Williams.[3] At the Hobart International, ?epelová was defeated in the first round by Annika Beck.[4]

Playing at the Indian Wells Open, ?epelová lost in the first round to qualifier Lucie Hradecká.[5] At Miami, she was defeated in the first round by Julia Görges.[6] Seeded second at the Wilde Lexus Women's USTA Pro Circuit Event, ?epelová fell in the first round to Laura Siegemund.

Last year finalist at the Family Circle Cup, ?epelová lost in the second round to fourth seed Sara Errani.[7] At the Prague Open, she was defeated in the first round by Elena Vesnina. Competing at the Slovak Open, ?epelová lost in the first round to Tereza Smitková.[8] Seeded eighth at the Open Saint-Gaudens, she reached the final where she was defeated by María Teresa Torró Flor.[9] At the French Open, ?epelová lost in the second round of qualifying to Kateryna Bondarenko. In Marseille at the Open Féminin de Marseille, she was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Denisa Allertová.

At the Nottingham Open, ?epelová's first grass-court tournament of the season, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Donna Veki?. At the Birmingham Classic, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Mariana Duque Mariño. Coming into Wimbledon ranked 106 in the world, ?epelová upset third seed Simona Halep in the first round.[10] She lost in the second round to Monica Niculescu.[11]


Next year at Wimbledon, she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round before losing to Lucie ?afá?ová in an epic three-set match. Muguruza was the third top-3 player whom Jana has defeated in her career to this date.


Beginning the season at the Australian Open, ?epelová withdrew from her first round of qualifying match against Kurumi Nara.[12]

At the Qatar Open, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Jil Teichmann. Playing at the first edition of the Lyon Open, ?epelová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Margot Yerolymos.

Grand Slam performance timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L !Win %
Australian Open Q1 2R 1R A Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q1 A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open Q1 2R 1R Q2 Q2 1R A A Q1 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Wimbledon 3R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R Q1 Q3 NH 0 / 6 6-6 50%
US Open Q3 1R 2R Q2 Q3 1R A 1R A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Win-Loss 2-1 3-4 1-4 1-1 2-1 0-4 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 17 9-17 35%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1] A A 3R A 1R A A A Q2 A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Indian Wells Open A Q1 1R 1R Q2 A Q2 A NH 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R Q2 A NH A 0 / 5 2-5 29%
Madrid Open A A Q2 A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A Q1 A A Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canadian Open 2R 1R A A A Q1 A Q1 NH 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Cincinnati Open Q1 1R A Q2 A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
China Open A A A A Q1 A A A NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 1-1 0-3 2-3 0-2 0-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 12 5-12 29%


  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009 to 2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier M & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-1)
International (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2014 Family Circle Cup, United States Premier Clay (green) Germany Andrea Petkovic 5-7, 2-6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3-4)
Clay (4-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2010 ITF Eilat, Israel 10,000 Hard Austria Janina Toljan 1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2010 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Czech Republic Martina Borecká 5-7, 1-6
Win 1-2 Oct 2010 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Latvia Di?na Marcink?vi?a 6-2, 6-2
Win 2-2 Jan 2011 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 10,000 Hard (i) Germany Nina Zander 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-2 Jue 2011 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay Romania Alexandra Cadan?u 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 3-3 Jun 2011 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova 3-6, 4-6
Win 4-3 Aug 2011 ITF Prague-Neride, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs 7-6(6), 6-4
Loss 4-4 Nov 2011 ITF Helsinki, Finland 25,000 Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos 3-6, 1-6
Win 5-4 Nov 2013 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates 75,000 Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin 6-1, 6-2
Loss 5-5 May 2015 Open Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay Spain María Teresa Torró Flor 1-6, 0-6
Win 6-5 Jul 2017 ITF Budapest, Hungary 100,000 Clay Montenegro Danka Kovini? 6-4, 6-3
Loss 6-6 Oct 2018 ITF Suzhou Open, China 100,000 Hard China Zheng Saisai 5-7, 1-6
Win 7-6 Sep 2020 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Mexico Renata Zarazúa 6-4, 7-6(4)

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (2-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2011 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 10,000 Hard (i) Slovakia Michaela Pochabová Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Russia Marina Melnikova
6-3, 4-6, [12-14]
Loss 0-2 Aug 2011 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 50,000 Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Slovakia Janette Husárová
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
6-7(2), 1-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 2011 ITF Prague-Neride, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
7-6(8), 1-6, [8-10]
Win 1-3 Oct 2011 ITF Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain 25,000 Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Spain Leticia Costas
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
6-3, 2-6, [10-6]
Win 2-3 Feb 2012 ITF Rabat, Morocco 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Belarus Ilona Kremen
6-7(4), 6-1, [10-4]
Win 3-3 Mar 2012 ITF Poza Rica, Mexico 25,000 Hard Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
7-5, 2-6, [10-3]
Loss 3-4 May 2013 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 75,000 Clay Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
1-6, 1-6
Loss 3-5 May 2016 Open de Marseille, France 100,000 Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
United States Nicole Melichar
6-1, 3-6, [3-10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2010 Australian Open Hard Slovakia Chantal ?kamlová Hungary Tímea Babos
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
7-6(7-1), 6-2

Wins over top 10 players

No. 1 wins

# Player Event Surface Round Score Result
1. United States Serena Williams 2014 Family Circle Cup, United States Clay 2R 6-4, 6-4 Final

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1. United States Serena Williams No. 1 Family Circle Cup, United States Clay 2nd Round 6-4, 6-4
2. Romania Simona Halep No. 3 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 1st Round 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
3. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 2 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 2nd Round 6-3, 6-2


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