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Karina Hab?udová
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia (1989-92)
 Slovakia (1993-2003)
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1973-08-02) 2 August 1973 (age 48)
Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,878,228
Singles
Career record304-226 (57.4%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 10 (10 February 1997)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1991, 1995, 1997)
French OpenQF (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1999, 2000)
US Open4R (1996, 1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (1996, 2000)
Doubles
Career record155-171 (47.5%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 32 (28 May 2001)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1995, 1997)
French OpenQF (1998)
Wimbledon3R (1993, 2001)
US Open3R (1992, 1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
French OpenQF (2001)
WimbledonSF (2001)
US OpenQF (2000)

Karina Hab?udová (Slovak pronunciation: ['karina '?ap?uda:]; born 2 August 1973) is a Slovak former professional tennis player. She has been ranked as high as 10 in the world (1997). Together with Karol Ku?era, she won the Hopman Cup in 1998. Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament came when she got to the quarterfinals of the 1996 French Open, defeating Kristin Godridge, Nathalie Tauziat, Martina Hingis, and Anke Huber before losing to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 8-10 in the third set.

She also had a successful junior career. She won the girls' singles at the 1991 US Open, and was junior No. 1 for some time.

Biography

Born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia, Hab?udová originally trained as a gymnast but at the age of ten, she switched to tennis under the encouragement of her mother, herself a former amateur tennis player.[1] By the age of fourteen, she had already become the top junior player in Czechoslovakia.[2] In 1990, she was crowned ITF Junior World Champion, and the following year she won the girls' singles title at the US Open.[3]

As a professional, she made the fourth round of the 1991 Australian Open while still a schoolgirl, but her early promise was curtailed by health problems and injuries, including a bout of pneumonia in 1993 and an ankle injury the following year.[4] After suffering another injury just as she had made it to the top 30 in the spring of 1995, she bounced back to enjoy her most successful year in 1996, where she had results such as reaching the final of the German Open and the quarterfinals of the French Open.[1] At the latter event, she beat Martina Hingis and Anke Huber and served for a place in the semifinals against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, but ultimately lost 8-10 in the third set.[5]

Hab?udová eventually broke the top 10 in early 1997, after reaching the final of the Generali Ladies Linz, becoming the first woman representing Slovakia to do so.[3] Though she continued to play on the tour until 2003, she never again matched the same success of her breakthrough season, with later highlights including winning the Hopman Cup in 1998 and her only WTA singles title at the Austrian Open in 1999. In 2001, she reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament partnering David Rikl.[6]

Following her retirement, she worked for several years as a sports editor.[7] She married her husband Milan Cílek in 2003 and they have three children together.[2]

WTA career finals

Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV & V (1)
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 19 May 1996 German Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6-4, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 2. 27 October 1996 Luxembourg Open Carpet (i) Germany Anke Huber 3-6, 0-6
Loss 3. 16 February 1997 Linz Open, Austria Carpet (i) United States Chanda Rubin 4-6, 2-6
Win 1. 11 July 1999 Pörtschach, Austria Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 4. 18 July 1999 Sopot Open, Poland Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 1-6, 1-6

Doubles: 12 (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
Tier I (1)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV & V (3)
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 5
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 24 May 1992 European Open, Switzerland Clay United States Marianne Werdel United States Amy Frazier
South Africa Elna Reinach
5-7, 2-6
Loss 2. 31 July 1994 Austrian Open Clay France Alexandra Fusai Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
5-7, 5-7
Win 1. 15 September 1996 Czech Open Clay Czech Republic Helena Suková Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 3. 21 June 1997 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands Grass Argentina Florencia Labat Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3-6, 6-7
Win 2. 20 July 1997 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Win 3. 12 July 1998 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay Italy Silvia Farina Czech Republic Kv?ta Hrdli?ková
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Win 4. 19 July 1998 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina South Africa Liezel Horn
Austria Karin Kschwendt
7-6, 7-5
Win 5. 11 July 1999 Pörtschach, Austria Clay Italy Silvia Farina Ukraine Olga Lugina
Argentina Laura Montalvo
6-4, 6-4
Loss 4. 20 February 2000 Hanover Grand Prix, Germany Hard (i) Italy Silvia Farina Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 24 June 2000 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands Grass Australia Catherine Barclay United States Erika deLone
Australia Nicole Pratt
6-7(4-7), 3-4 ret.
Win 6. 29 October 2000 Bratislava Open, Slovakia Hard (i) Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
w/o
Loss 6. 24 February 2001 Dubai Open, United Arab Emirates Hard Sweden Åsa Carlsson Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
0-6, 6-4, 2-6

ITF Circuit finals

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 11 (6-5)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 27 November 1989 ITF Budapest, Hungary Carpet (i) Hungary Nóra Köves 6-4, 6-1
Loss 2. 26 March 1990 ITF Limoges, France Carpet (i) France Pascale Paradis-Mangon 4-6, 4-6
Loss 3. 23 April 1990 ITF Sutton, United Kingdom Clay Czechoslovakia Radka Bobková 6-3, 5-7, 6-7
Loss 4. 7 May 1990 ITF Swansea, United Kingdom Clay Czechoslovakia Radka Bobková 5-7, 5-7
Win 5. 21 May 1990 ITF Katowice, Poland Clay Hungary Anna Földényi 6-3, 6-2
Loss 6. 13 August 1990 ITF Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 3-6, 4-6
Win 7. 12 December 1994 ITF P?erov, Czech Republic Hard (i) Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 6-1, 6-4
Win 8. 27 February 1995 ITF Prost?jov, Czech Republic Hard (i) Switzerland Martina Hingis 7-5, 6-4
Win 9. 27 January 1997 ITF Prost?jov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Austria Barbara Paulus 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-3
Win 10. 7 December 1998 ITF Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) Germany Marlene Weingärtner 7-6(3), 6-2
Loss 11. 11 June 2001 ITF Marseille, France Clay Czech Republic Klára Koukalová 4-6, 6-4, 6-7

Doubles: 3 (3-0)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 15 July 1991 ITF Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Radka Bobková Czechoslovakia Kate?ina ?i?ková
Czechoslovakia Markéta ?tusková
6-1, 6-3
Win 2. 22 July 1991 ITF Schwarzach, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Katarína Studeníková Latvia Agnese Gustmane
Austria Heidi Sprung
6-3, 6-1
Win 3. 13 September 1993 ITF Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Petra Langrová
6-3, 6-4

Head-to-head record against top 10 players

Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

References

  1. ^ a b "Tennis: Karina Hab?udová".
  2. ^ a b "Po tenise zostalo prázdne miesto. Zaplnila ho rodina".
  3. ^ a b "Karina Habsudova".
  4. ^ "DATE BECOMES HABSUDOVA'S LATEST UPSET VICTIM".
  5. ^ "TENNIS;Sampras Scrambles to Win, but Seles Exits".
  6. ^ "Clijsters doubles the odds of a Belgian fairy tale".
  7. ^ "Ako dnes ?ije tenistka Karin Hab?udová a za ?o vymenila kurty?".

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