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Romana Tabak

Romana Tabak
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Full nameRomana Caroline Tabak
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovak Republic
Born (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 29)
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Height1.79 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$42,131
Career record113 - 73
Career titles6 ITF
Highest ranking240 (27 February 2012)
Career record50 0150 39
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking313 (17 August 2009)
Last updated on: 2 February 2015.

Romana Tabak (Slovak pronunciation: ['mana 'tabak]) or Romana Tabaková ([- 'tabaka:]; born 7 May 1991) is a Slovak politician and former professional tennis player. She is a former World Junior No. 36, achieving that ranking in March 2008. Her career-high ranking of World No. 240 was achieved on 27 February 2012.

On 29 February 2020 she got elected in parliamentary elections and became a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for the conservative party Ordinary People.[1]


Tabak was a contestant in 2007 in Slovakia's Next Top Model, but withdrew after a few episodes because of parental disapproval.[2] In 2012, the same year Tabak reached her highest singles ranking, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and blamed this for damaging her development as a tennis player.[3] She studied at Durham University from 2017 to 2018 on a sports scholarship.[4][5]

Career Finals

Singles (6-3)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 11 May 2008 Michalovce Clay Slovakia Klaudia Boczová 2-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 17 August 2008 I?awa Clay Poland Aleksandra Rosolska 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Winner 2. 2 May 2010 Bournemouth Clay United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn 6-1, 6-7(7-9), 7-6(9-7)
Runner-up 2. 1 May 2011 Bournemouth Clay Germany Scarlett Werner 3-6, 5-7
Winner 3. 14 May 2011 Båstad Clay Poland Olga Brózda 7-5, 6-7(2-7), 6-2
Winner 4. 5 November 2011 Asunción Clay Argentina María Irigoyen 5-7, 7-6(9-7), 7-5
Winner 5. 12 November 2011 Asunción Clay Austria Tina Schiechtl 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Winner 6. 19 November 2011 Asunción Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero 6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 3. 10 December 2011 Buenos Aires Clay United States Julia Cohen 5-7, 2-6

Doubles (5-4)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 October 2007 Espinho Clay Poland Sylwia Zagórska Armenia Liudmila Nikoyan
Russia Inna Sokolova
3-6, 6-1, [10-4]
Runner-up 1. 11 May 2008 Michalovce Clay Slovakia Nikola Vajdova Slovakia Lenka Jurikova
Poland Katarzyna Piter
1-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 18 May 2008 Bucharest Clay Slovakia Klaudia Boczová Romania Ioana Ivan
Brazil Vivian Segnini
6-2, 6-0
Winner 3. 16 August 2008 I?awa Clay Belarus Ima Bohush South Africa Lisa Marshall
Armenia Anna Movsisyan
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 6 June 2009 Brno Clay Slovakia Karin Morgosova Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Trudi Musgrave
4-6, 1-6
Winner 4. 6 March 2010 Antalya Clay Slovakia Michaela Pochabová Romania Diana Marcu
Romania Simona Matei
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 18 April 2010 Bol Clay Slovakia Chantal ?kamlová Romania Alexandra Cadan?u
Romania Alexandra Damaschin
2-6, 6-1, [5-10]
Runner-up 4. 25 June 2011 Lenzerheide Clay Austria Nikola Hofmanova Croatia Ani Mijacika
Switzerland Amra Sadikovi?
6-4, 2-6, [4-10]
Winner 5. 18 May 2012 Caserta Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Serbia Aleksandra Kruni?
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
6-2, 6-4

Junior Titles

Singles - juniors:

  • Winner (2): 2007 - Pieany - grade 2, Prato - grade 2

Doubles - juniors:

  • Winner (2): 2008 - Umag - grade 1 (w./Toljan); 2006 - Bratislava - grade 4 (w./Tereza Budilova)


  • 2008: Junior Tennis Player of the Year in Slovak Republic

Career in review

  • 2003 - finished at No. 3 in Slovak ranking U12
  • 2004 - won 1 singles title in tournament in Slovakia, runner-up one time
  • 2005 - finished at No. 9 in Slovak ranking U14, won five singles titles, runner-up two times
  • 2006 - finished at No. 13 in Slovak ranking U18, won two singles titles, runner-up two times, played her first ITF junior tournament in Bratislava as WC, also won her first doubles title in junior tournament Bratislava, grade 4
  • 2007 - finished at No. 4 in Slovak ranking U18, won two junior tournaments grade 2 in Pie?tany (d. Lenka Juríková in final) and Prato (d. Bojanovski in final), made junior Grand Slam main draw debut at Wimbledon, made Top 100 debut in ITF ranking in May 2007, played in European Junior Championships U16, also played her first ITF tournament in Maribor, reached 1st round as qualifier (d. Anikó Kapros and Kristína Ku?ová in qualifying, l. to Lenka Tvaro?ková), in October won her first ITF doubles title in Espinho (w./Zagórska)
  • 2008 - finished at No. 1 in Slovak ranking U18, at No. 46 in ITF ranking, at No. 588 in WTA singles ranking and at No. 481 in WTA doubles ranking, played all four junior Grand Slam tournaments: French Open - reached semifinal doubles (w./Juríková); Wimbledon - reached semifinal singles (l. to Laura Robson) - played in European Junior Championships U18, won junior doubles title grade 1 (w./Toljan) in Umag, won one ITF singles titles in Ilawa (d. Aleksandra Rosolska in final) and two ITF doubles titles in Bucharest (w./Boczová) and Ilawa (w./Ima Bohush), was named as Junior Player of the Year 2008 in Slovakia. She also played at Wimbledon on 25 June 2008.,[6] dated Grigor Dimitrov, accompanied him at Championships Dinner at Wimbledon.
  • 2009 - finished at No. 678 in WTA singles ranking and at No. 349 in WTA doubles ranking, played first WTA qualifying at tournament in Prague[7]
  • 2010 - finished at No. 808 in WTA singles ranking and at No. 619 in WTA doubles ranking, won 1 ITF singles title in Bournemouth (d. Lisa Whybourn in final)[8] and 1 ITF doubles title in Antalya (w./Michaela Pochabová). From June 2010 to March 2011 she did not play any tournaments apart from the ITF Espinho tournament in October 2010 because of a knee injury.
  • 2011 - finished at No. 255 in WTA singles ranking and at No. 436 in WTA doubles ranking, won 4 ITF singles titles in Båstad (US$10,000, d. Brozda in final) and hat trick in Asunción (US$10,000, d. Irigoyen in final; US$10,000, d. Schiechtl in final and US$25,000, d. Molinero in final), Tabak was runner-up to Scarlett Werner in the ITF tournament at Bournemouth,[9] but lost her WTA Singles Ranking on 9 May 2011,[10] regaining it on 23 May 2011.[11] Romana was awarded as player of November according to ITF.


  1. ^ Adam Carr. "SLOVAK REPUBLIC LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 29 FEBRUARY 2020". Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Anjel, Vlado (20 February 2009). "VIDEO - Romana Tabaková: Tenisoví fe?áci? Gulbis a Simon! - Najlep?ia juniorská tenistka Slovenska 2008 Romana Tabaková odpovedala na va?e otázky!". ? - ?port. Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Romana Tabak". Behind The Racquet. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ DULTC (5 October 2017). "Today's feature is Romana Tabak!". Facebook. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Romana Tabak (18 June 2019). "I miss these smart & kind sporty people!". Facebook. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Wimbledon - Tuesday's order of play". Yorkshire Post. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 2010. Court 4 (12pm): Milos Raonic (Can) v (6) Henrique Cunha (Bra), Romana Tabakova (Svk) v (14) Elena Chernyakova (Rus), ...., Cindy Chala (Fra) & Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) v Katarzyna Piter (Pol) & Romana Tabakova (Svk)
  7. ^ "ECM Prague Open 2009 - Qualifying Singles" (PDF). Archive. WTA. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Romana won the title in Bournemouth!". Blogger. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2011. Romana won the tournament in Bournemouth. She did take her 2nd ITF title even as qualifier! In final match she won against 6th seed Lisa Whybourn (GBR) 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(7). It was really long match (almost 4 hours) but in the end was Romana luckier. Romana said after the match: "We had to play outdoor, but because of rain we did play final match on hard court indoor. I did start match really well, I did lead 6-1, 5-2, but then I wasted chances and match continued in tiebreak, there I have had 3 match balls at 6-4 and 7-6, but unfortunately I lost second set. In third set I did start better again, I did lead 4-0 and also 5-3, but Whybourn again started to play better and hit some winners. In tiebreak I again wasted another 3 matchpoints at 6-4 and 7-6. By last point at 8-7 I did come to the net and Lisa send the ball into the close out. I fell down and started to cry. I dont know if that was because of i have been really exhausted or because of enjoynment. I am very happy. I really appreciate this title, it helped to me mentally. I am dont know yet where i will play next. But i will do my best, I don't want waste my chances as last season."
  9. ^ "Stephenson takes women's doubles title in Bournemouth". British Tennis. LTA. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "As of May 9, 2011". WTA Singles Rankings. WTA. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "As of May 23, 2011". WTA Singles Rankings. WTA. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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