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Kristína Ku?ová
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Ku?ová during the 2019 Wimbledon Qualifying
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 30)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2007
(two-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,158,226
Career record369-288 (56.2%)
Career titles1 WTA Challenger, 11 ITF
Highest ranking
Current rankingNo. 168 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2017)
US Open1R (2016)
Career record58-66 (46.8%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 168 (5 October 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1-5 (16.7%)
Last updated on: 5 May 2020.

Kristína Ku?ová (Slovak pronunciation: ['k?isti:na 'kuta:]; born 23 May 1990) is a Slovak tennis player.

She has won one singles title on WTA Challenger circuit with eleven singles titles and five doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. In September 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 71. On 5 October 2009, she peaked at No. 168 in the doubles rankings.

Ku?ová was an accomplished junior player, having won the Girls' Singles title at the 2007 US Open and reaching a combined career-high junior ranking of world No. 3 on 10 September 2009.

Playing for Slovakia at the Fed Cup, she has a win-loss record of 1-5.

Ku?ová was born in Bratislava. Her elder sister Zuzana, also a tennis player, retired from the professional tour in 2013.

Tennis career

Junior years

At the 2007 US Open, the unseeded Ku?ová took the girls' singles title, defeating the 13th seed Julia Glushko in the third round, top seed and defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals, and number two seed Urszula Radwa?ska in the final. Ku?ová also reached the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and 2007 French Open girls' doubles quarterfinals. She reached the French Open quarterfinals with her compatriot Klaudia Boczová, losing to the eventual champions and third seeds Ksenia Milevskaya and Urszula Radwa?ska. With her compatriot, Lenka Juríková, she reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals and lost to the eventual runners-up Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara.


Ku?ová started the year in the qualifying for Sydney where she lost to Misaki Doi, then she lost in the first round of qualifying for the Australian Open to Paula Kania in three sets. She lost in qualifying for Doha to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets, and also in Dubai where she lost to Flavia Pennetta. She managed to qualify for Katowice and then beat Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-1 in the first round before losing to Alizé Cornet. She lost in qualifying for the French Open to the wild card Irina Ramialison 1-6, 0-6 and in qualifying for Wimbledon to Maryna Zanevska.

She reached her first WTA semifinal at Bucharest by beating Anna Schmiedlova, Cristina Dinu and Danka Kovini? before losing to Roberta Vinci 1-6, 3-6 in the semifinals. She won the $50k ITF event in Sobota in Poland by beating Sesil Karatantcheva in the final. She won a $25k event in Fleurus, Belgium by beating Evgeniya Rodina in the final. She lost in the second round of qualifying in Linz to Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 0-6 and in the first round of qualifying for Limoges to Katarzyna Piter 2-6, 4-6.

2016: Breakthrough and into the top 100

Ku?ová failed to qualify for the Australian Open. She lost in the final qualifying round to Wang Yafan, despite having a match point in the second set.[1]

After defeating Stefanie Vögele and Hsieh Su-wei, Ku?ová reached the quarterfinals in Kuala Lumpur, where she lost to the second seed Elina Svitolina despite winning the first set 6-1.

She qualified for the main draw of the Rogers Cup by defeating Erin Routliffe and Christina McHale. She upset Yanina Wickmayer in the first round, who had won the singles and doubles titles in Washington the week before. In the second round she caused a bigger upset by defeating the No. 8 seed Carla Suárez Navarro, setting up a third-round clash with the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Ku?ová won the match in three sets to reach her first WTA Premier-level quarterfinal, where she beat the 15th seed Johanna Konta in straight sets. She was eventually eliminated in the semifinals by the 10th seed Madison Keys. Following the tournament she broke into the world's top 100 in the rankings for the first time in her career.

Grand Slam performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open A A 1R A Q1 A Q1 Q2 Q3 2R 1R A Q1 0 / 3 1-3 25%
French Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q3 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Wimbledon A 2R Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q2 2R A Q1 NH 0 / 2 2-2 50%
US Open Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 A A Q1 Q1 1R A A Q3 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-3 0-2 1-1 0-0 0 / 9 4-9 31%

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2020 WTA Prague, Czech Republic Clay Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 24 (11 titles, 13 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2007 ITF Hvar, Croatia 10,000 Clay Serbia Karolina Jovanovi? 1-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 May 2007 ITF Michalovce, Slovakia 10,000 Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-2 May 2008 ITF Gala?i, Romania 10,000 Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio 2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 1-3 Aug 2008 ITF Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay Slovenia Ma?a Zec Pe?kiri? 6-3, 6-7(1-7), 3-6
Loss 1-4 Sep 2008 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 50,000 Clay Slovenia Ma?a Zec Pe?kiri? 2-6, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 1-5 Mar 2009 ITF La Palma, Spain 25,000 Hard Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 1-6, 1-6
Loss 1-6 Jun 2009 ITF Pozoblanco, Spain 50,000 Hard Germany Angelique Kerber 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-7 Jun 2010 ITF Brno, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrá?ková 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Loss 1-8 Sep 2010 ITF Bucharest, Romania 25,000 Clay Romania M?d?lina Gojnea 4-6, 4-6
Win 2-8 Jun 2012 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Austria Janina Toljan 6-3, 6-4
Win 3-8 Jul 2012 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Slovakia Michaela Hon?ová 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
Loss 3-9 Jun 2013 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner 3-6, 2-6
Win 4-9 Jul 2013 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard 7-5, 6-7(3-7), 6-3
Win 5-9 Aug 2013 ITF Craiova, Romania 50,000 Clay Italy Alberta Brianti 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 5-10 Sep 2013 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay 2-6, 6-1, 3-6
Loss 5-11 Oct 2013 ITF Herzliya, Israel 25,000 Hard Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Win 6-11 Jul 2014 ITF Sobota, Poland 50,000 Clay Kazakhstan Sesil Karatantcheva 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Win 7-11 Aug 2014 ITF Fleurus, Belgium 25,000 Clay Russia Evgeniya Rodina 6-3, 6-4
Win 8-11 Feb 2015 ITF Beinasco, Italy 25,000 Clay (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krej?íková 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Win 9-11 Jul 2015 ITF Toru?, Poland 25,000 Clay Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Win 10-11 Sep 2015 ITF Bucha, Ukraine 25,000 Clay Romania Alexandra Cadan?u 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-0
Loss 10-12 Mar 2018 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Loss 10-13 Feb 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Win 11-13 Apr 2019 ITF Dothan, United States 80,000 Clay United States Lauren Davis 3-6, 7-6(11-9), 6-2

Doubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Mar 2007 ITF Cairo, Egypt 10,000 Clay Slovakia Zuzana Ku?ová United Kingdom Melissa Berry
Netherlands Michelle Gerards
6-7(3-7), 6-4, 6-3
Win 2-0 May 2007 ITF Michalovce, Slovakia 10,000 Clay Slovakia Klaudia Boczová Poland Olga Brózda
Poland Justyna Jegio?ka
7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 2-1 May 2008 ITF Jounieh, Lebanon 50,000 Clay Switzerland Stefanie Vögele Russia Nina Bratchikova
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
5-7, 6-3, [6-10]
Win 3-1 May 2008 ITF Gala?i, Romania 10,000 Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Romania Alexandra Cadan?u
Romania Antonia Xenia Tout
6-0, 6-2
Loss 3-2 May 2009 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 100,000 Hard Latvia Anastasija Sevastova United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
2-6, 6-2, [9-11]
Win 4-2 Jun 2009 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay Slovakia Zuzana Ku?ová Czech Republic Nikola Fra?ková
Germany Carmen Klaschka
6-3, 6-4
Win 5-2 Sep 2015 ITF Saint-Malo, France 50,000 Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova Russia Maria Marfutina
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
6-7(1-7), 6-3, [10-5]

Fed Cup participation

Singles (1-3)

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2008 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs Bratislava, Slovakia Uzbekistan Clay (i) Uzbekistan Vlada Ekshibarova W
2010 Fed Cup World Group II Bratislava, Slovakia China Hard (i) China Han Xinyun L 1-6, 1-6
2014 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs Quebec City, Canada Canada Hard (i) Canada Eugenie Bouchard L 6-7(0-7), 6-2, 1-6
2017 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs Bratislava, Slovakia Netherlands Clay (i) Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp L 5-7, 4-6

Doubles (0-2)

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2010 Fed Cup World Group
China China Hard (i) Slovakia China Lu Jingjing
China Zhang Shuai
L 3-2 ret.
2015 Fed Cup World Group II 8 February 2015 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Clay (i) Slovakia Kristína Schmiedlová Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
L 5-7, 1-6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2007 US Open Hard Poland Urszula Radwa?ska 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7-4)

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. Spain Carla Suárez Navarro No. 9 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 2R 3-6, 6-4, 6-4


  1. ^ "Ku?ová nevyu?ila me?bal, v hlavnej sú?a?i grandslamu si po ?iestich rokoch nezahrá" (in Slovak). 16 January 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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