Rybáriková at the 2019 French Open
|Born||4 October 1988|
Pieany, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||425-304 (58.3%)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (5 March 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 172 (4 November 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2018)|
|French Open||3R (2018)|
|US Open||3R (2008, 2009, 2017)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (6 June 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 252 (1 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2011)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2010)|
|Fed Cup||SF (2013),|
|Last updated on: 1 July 2019.|
Magdaléna Rybáriková (Slovak pronunciation: ['ma?dal?:na 'riba:rika:]; born 4 October 1988) is a Slovak professional tennis player. She has won four WTA singles titles and reached the semifinals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She broke into the top 30 for the first time in September 2017 and reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 17 in March 2018.
Rybáriková started tennis at the age of eight. She was born in Pieany to father Anton, a business manager, and mother Maria. She has two older siblings, Filip and Nada. She moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at the national tennis centre. Her favourite surfaces are grass and hard courts.
In 2006, Rybáriková reached the girls' singles final at Wimbledon. On her way there, she defeated some of today's big names including Tamira Paszek and Alisa Kleybanova. In the final, she lost to former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. The same year, she also won two matches at the Prague Open, making her first tour quarterfinal.
In 2008, she won her first ITF 50k title and came through qualifying to reach the main draws of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. She reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time at the US Open. In October, she reached her first tour semifinals at the Tier IV Tashkent Open.
At the 2009 Moorilla Hobart International in January, Rybáriková defeated the top-seed Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals in straight sets for her first win over a top-15 player. A month later at the Pattaya Women's Open, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals for her second win over a top-15 player. She won the first of her four WTA tour singles titles at the Aegon Classic in June, defeating Li Na, before reaching the third round of the US Open.
Rybáriková won her second WTA singles title at the 2011 Cellular South Cup and her third at the 2012 Citi Open. In June 2013, she reached the semifinals at the Aegon Classic, before winning her fourth WTA tournament when successfully defending her title at the Citi Open in Washington, which included a win over Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. Partnering Andrea Petkovic, she reached the semifinals of the women's doubles at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.
Rybáriková began the 2015 season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Elina Svitolina. At the 2015 Hobart International, she was defeated in the first round by eventual champion Heather Watson. Ranked 47 at the 2015 Australian Open, Rybáriková got her first win of the season defeating Ana Konjuh in the first round. She lost in the second round to 21st seed Peng Shuai in straight sets.
After the Australian Open, Rybáriková played for Slovakia in the Fed Cup tie against the Netherlands. She lost both of her singles matches against Arantxa Rus and Kiki Bertens. In the end, The Netherlands defeated Slovakia 4-1. At the Diamond Games, Rybáriková lost in the first round to wildcard Alison Van Uytvanck. At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Rybáriková advanced to the quarterfinals defeating 10th seed Ajla Tomljanovi? and qualifier Elena Bogdan. In the quarterfinals, she lost to top seed Maria Sharapova in three sets. Seeded eighth at the Monterrey Open, Rybáriková reached the quarterfinals beating wildcard and last year finalist Jovana Jak?i? and Polona Hercog. In the quarterfinals, she retired after losing the first set to third seed Caroline Garcia. Ranked 45 at the BNP Paribas Open, Rybáriková won only one game in the first round against qualifier Lara Arruabarrena. At the Miami Open, she was defeated in the first round by Alison Van Uytvanck. Seeded 4th at the Katowice Open, Rybáriková got beat in the first round by Van Uytvanck in two sets.
Rybáriková only played one clay-court warm-up tournament before the French Open. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, she won her first match in almost two months by defeating Italian wild card Nastassja Burnett in the first round. She lost in the second round to 16th seed Jelena Jankovi?. Ranked 57 at the French Open, Rybáriková won her first-round match over qualifier Olivia Rogowska. In the second round, she was defeated by 28th seed Flavia Pennetta.
Rybáriková started the grass-court season at the Aegon Open. As the seventh seed, she lost in the first round to British wildcard Johanna Konta. At the Aegon Classic, she upset ninth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round. She followed up her first round win by beating Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the second round. In the third round, Rybáriková lost to eighth seed Sabine Lisicki in two sets. In the Aegon International, Rybáriková managed to get into the main draw after winning two matches in qualifying. However, she lost in the first round- in straight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova. Ranked 65 at the Wimbledon Championships, Rybáriková won her first-round match when her opponent Karin Knapp retired. In the second round, she upset eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova. In the third round, she lost to qualifier Olga Govortsova. Nevertheless, this was her best showing at Wimbledon in her career so far, having never won a main-draw match here before 2015.
Rybáriková began her season at the ASB Classic. As the top seed in qualifying, she lost in the final round of qualifying in a close match to Naomi Broady. At the Apia International Sydney, Rybáriková lost in the final round of qualifying to Lara Arruabarrena. However, due to Daria Gavrilova withdrawing from the tournament due to a left abdominal muscle injury, Rybáriková got a lucky loser spot into the main draw. In the first round, she was defeated by qualifier and eventual finalist, Monica Puig. Ranked 75 at the Australian Open, Rybáriková won her first-round match against Yanina Wickmayer. In the second round, Rybáriková retired after losing the first set to Lauren Davis.
Rybáriková returned in March to compete at the Monterrey Open. She was defeated in the first round by top seed Sara Errani. Ranked 97 at the BNP Paribas Open, she beat Laura Robson in the first round. She upset 31st seed Daria Gavrilova in the second round in three sets. In the third round, she caused another upset by beating seventh seed Belinda Bencic. In the fourth round, Rybáriková faced ninth seed Roberta Vinci. Rybáriková won the first set 6-2; she led 2-0 in the second set when Vinci retired due to an ankle injury. Rybáriková suffered a low back injury in her quarterfinal match and lost 0-6, 0-6 to 13th seed and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka. Nevertheless, this was her best showing at a Premier Mandatory event.
As the top seed at the Empire Slovak Open, Rybáriková retired due to a knee injury in her first-round match against compatriot and wildcard Viktória Ku?mová. Ranked 77 at the French Open, Rybáriková was beaten by world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams in the first round in straight sets.
Rybáriková only played one grass-court warm up tournament to prepare herself for Wimbledon. At the Aegon Open Nottingham, she upset sixth seed Heather Watson in the first round. In the second round, Rybáriková retired trailing 6-3, 3-1 to lucky loser Tamira Paszek due to a right knee injury. Ranked 94 at the Wimbledon Championships, Rybáriková lost in the first round to Eugenie Bouchard.
Rybáriková was absent for the rest of the year due to wrist and knee surgeries. She ended the season ranked No. 156.
Rybáriková returned to the tour after a seven-month absence in February 2017 and by March her ranking had dropped to world No. 453. She won two ITF titles in Japan in May, to improve her ranking to 188, before defeating CoCo Vandeweghe in the first round at the French Open, further improving her ranking to 117. Rybáriková went on to have an excellent grass-court season, winning 18 out of 20 matches. She won the ITF title in Surbiton, reached the semifinals at Nottingham (losing to Jo Konta), and won another ITF title in Ilkley, to return to the world top 100 (No. 85) for the first time in over a year. The grass-court season culminated in her reaching the semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships, having never before advanced beyond the third round of any Grand Slam event. Her Wimbledon run included victories over world No. 3 Karolína Plí?ková in the second round, and world No. 25 CoCo Vandeweghe in the quarterfinals, and ended with a loss to eventual champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the semifinals. Ranked No. 33 after Wimbledon, she broke into the top 30 for the first time in September 2017 after reaching the third round of the US Open, where she again lost to Muguruza. In November, she qualified for the Elite Trophy and achieved a career-best year-end ranking of world No. 20.
At the Australian Open, Rybáriková reached the fourth round, where she lost to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki. In February, she played for Slovakia in the Fed Cup match against Russia, and won one singles match against Anna Kalinskaya. She lost in the third round to Lesia Tsurenko at the French Open on 2 June. Three weeks later she played Petra Kvitová in the final of the Birmingham Classic, with Kvitová winning in three sets. Rybáriková then saw her ranking drop from world number 19 to 31, after losing in the first round at Wimbledon to Sorana Cîrstea. She also went out in the first round at the US Open, losing in staight sets to Wang Qiang. She ended the season ranked No. 49.
|Win||1-0||Jun 2009||Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom||International||Grass||Li Na||6-0, 7-6(7-2)|
|Win||2-0||Feb 2011||U.S. National Indoor, United States||International||Hard (i)||Rebecca Marino||6-2, ret.|
|Loss||2-1||Sep 2011||Guangzhou Open, China||International||Hard||Chanelle Scheepers||2-6, 2-6|
|Win||3-1||Aug 2012||Washington Open, United States||International||Hard||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||6-1, 6-1|
|Win||4-1||Aug 2013||Washington Open, United States||International||Hard||Andrea Petkovic||6-4, 7-6(7-2)|
|Loss||4-2||Aug 2014||Connecticut Open, United States||Premier||Hard||Petra Kvitová||4-6, 2-6|
|Loss||4-3||Oct 2017||Linz Open, Austria||International||Hard (i)||Barbora Strýcová||4-6, 1-6|
|Loss||4-4||June 2018||Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom||Premier||Grass||Petra Kvitová||6-4, 1-6, 2-6|
|Loss||0-1||Oct 2010||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Alexandra Dulgheru|| Alexandra Panova
|Win||1-1||May 2012||Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary||International||Clay||Janette Husárová|| Eva Birnerová
|Loss||0-1||Mar 2005||ITF Ain Alsoukhna, Egypt||10,000||Clay||Monica Niculescu||3-6, 4-6|
|Win||1-1||Apr 2005||ITF Cairo, Egypt||10,000||Clay||Sarah Raab||6-1, 6-3|
|Loss||1-2||Aug 2005||ITF Hechingen, Germany||25,000||Clay||Kirsten Flipkens||4-6, 3-6|
|Win||2-2||Sep 2005||ITF Mestre, Italy||25,000||Clay||Kira Nagy||6-2, 7-5|
|Loss||2-3||Feb 2007||ITF Pr?honice-Prague, Czech Republic||25,000||Carpet (i)||Petra Kvitová||5-7, 6-7(2-7)|
|Loss||2-4||Dec 2007||ITF P?erov, Czech Republic||25,000||Hard (i)||Petra Kvitová||5-7, 3-6|
|Win||3-4||Mar 2008||ITF St. Petersburg-Vsevolozhsk, Russia||25,000||Hard (i)||Anna Lapushchenkova||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||4-4||Apr 2008||ITF Patras, Greece||50,000||Hard||Anne Keothavong||6-3, 7-5|
|Loss||4-5||Aug 2008||ITF Monterrey, Mexico||100,000||Hard||Yaroslava Shvedova||4-6, 1-6|
|Loss||4-6||Sep 2010||ITF Ningbo, China||100,000||Hard||Alberta Brianti||4-6, 4-6|
|Win||5-6||May 2011||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||100,000||Clay||Petra Kvitová||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||5-7||Feb 2012||ITF Midland, United States||100,000||Hard (i)||Olga Govorstova||3-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-7(5-7)|
|Win||6-7||May 2017||ITF Gifu, Japan||80,000||Hard||Zhu Lin||6-2, 6-3|
|Win||7-7||May 2017||ITF Fukuoka, Japan||60,000||Carpet||Jang Su-jeong||6-2, 6-3|
|Win||8-7||Jun 2017||ITF Surbiton, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Heather Watson||6-4, 7-5|
|Win||9-7||Jun 2017||ITF Ilkley, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Alison Van Uytvanck||7-5, 7-6(7-3)|
|Loss||9-8||Jun 2019||ITF Surbiton, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Alison Riske||6-75-7, 2-6, 2-6|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||A||4R||1R||0 / 10||6-10|
|French Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||3R||1R||0 / 12||9-12|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||1R||SF||1R||2R||0 / 12||7-12|
|US Open||A||A||A||3R||3R||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||A||3R||1R||Q1||0 / 10||7-10|
|WTA Elite Trophy||Not Held||RR||Did Not Qualify||RR||DNQ||0 / 2||1-3|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||2R||3R||3R||1R||QF||A||2R||1R||0 / 9||8-9|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||Q1||1R||3R||1R||1R||A||A||2R||2R||0 / 8||4-8|
|Madrid Open||Not Held||1R||1R||Q2||A||1R||2R||A||A||A||1R||Q1||0 / 5||1-5|
|China Open||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||A||1R||A||Q1||A||2R||1R||0 / 4||1-4|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||Not Tier I||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 3||1-3|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||A||A||1R||A||0 / 5||1-5|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||QF||2R||Q1||A||2R||2R||0 / 5||6-5|
|Cincinnati Open||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||A||3R||1R||Q1||A||Q2||1R||0 / 4||2-4|
|A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||3R||A||1R||A||1R||A||0 / 3||2-3|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||1R||3R||1R||1R||2R||1R||2R||A||A||1R||0 / 9||4-9|
|French Open||A||1R||1R||3R||A||2R||3R||2R||1R||A||2R||2R||0 / 9||8-9|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||2R||A||A||2R||SF||1R||2R||A||2R||0 / 7||9-7|
|US Open||1R||2R||3R||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||A||2R||2R||0 / 10||8-10|
|Win-Loss||0-1||2-4||3-4||4-3||1-2||3-4||7-4||2-4||2-3||1-1||3-3||1-2||0 / 35||29-35|
|Titles/Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2|
|1.||Petra Kvitová||No. 10||ITF Sparta Prague Open||Clay||F||6-3, 6-4||No. 72|
|2.||Angelique Kerber||No. 9||Washington Open, Washington, D.C.||Hard||QF||7-6(7-0), 3-6, 6-3||No. 43|
|3.||Marion Bartoli||No. 8||Canadian Open, Toronto||Hard||3R||7-6(7-5), 1-0 ret.||No. 42|
|4.||Simona Halep||No. 2||Connecticut Open, New Haven||Hard||2R||6-2, 4-6, 6-3||No. 68|
|5.||Ekaterina Makarova||No. 8||Wimbledon, London||Grass||2R||6-2, 7-5||No. 69|
|6.||Belinda Bencic||No. 8||Indian Wells Masters||Hard||3R||6-4, 3-6, 6-3||No. 97|
|7.||Roberta Vinci||No. 10||Indian Wells Masters||Hard||4R||6-2, 2-0 ret.||No. 97|
|8.||Karolína Plí?ková||No. 3||Wimbledon, London||Grass||2R||3-6, 7-5, 6-2||No. 87|
|9.||Kristina Mladenovic||No. 10||WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai||Hard (i)||RR||7-5, 1-6, 7-6(7-5)||No. 22|
|10.||Karolína Plí?ková||No. 7||Birmingham Classic||Grass||1R||6-2, 6-3||No. 19|