Melinda Czink
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Melinda Czink
Melinda Czink
Melinda Czink 2007 Australian Open R1.jpg
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary/Delray Beach, Florida, U.S.
Born (1982-10-22) 22 October 1982 (age 39)
Budapest
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2014
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,504,389
Singles
Career record437-325 (57.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (21 September 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2004, 2009)
French Open3R (2009)
Wimbledon3R (2011)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record126-147 (46.2%)
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 78 (10 May 2010)

Melinda Czink (born 22 October 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. On 21 September 2009, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 37.

Czink reached two WTA Tour singles finals. In 2005, she lost to Ana Ivanovic in Canberra. In 2009, she defeated Lucie ?afá?ová in Quebec City for her first WTA Tour title. On the ITF Circuit, she won 20 singles and nine doubles titles.

Tennis career

2000-2008

She played her first tournament at Budapest as a wildcard in 2000, and first entered the top 100 in 2003. Czink won several singles and doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

2009

She reached the top 50 and won her first title at Quebec City;[1][2] as the fifth seed, she defeated Aleksandra Wozniak in the semifinal,[1] and Lucie ?afá?ová in the final.[1] She also reached one semifinal and four quarterfinals during the season. At the end of the year, she played at the Tournament of Champions in Bali where she lost to Aravane Rezaï and to Sabine Lisicki in the round-robin stage.

2010

Czink started the year at the Brisbane International in Australia as seventh seed. She defeated Lucie Hradecká in the first round, and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the second, both in three sets; in the quarterfinals, she lost to Justine Henin. She reached the doubles final with Arantxa Parra Santonja; they lost to Andrea Hlavá?ková and Lucie Hradecká. Next, she played the Hobart International, where she lost to Gisela Dulko in the first round, in straight sets. In the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to Stefanie Vögele.

2011

Czink missed the Australian Open. She won two ITF events in Dothan, Alabama, and Indian Harbour Beach before returning to Grand Slam play with a protected rank at Wimbledon. As the lowest-ranked player in the tournament at world No. 262, she drew tenth-seed Samantha Stosur in the first round. She recorded the biggest win of her career by upsetting the Australian, 6-3, 6-4. She then beat Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus in two sets. In the third round, Czink lost for the first time to the 20th-seed Peng Shuai.

2012

Czink began the season at the Brisbane International, but lost in the first round to qualifier Vania King, in straight sets. Following this, she continued her hardcourt season at the Sydney International. In the first round of the main draw, she was defeated by Chanelle Scheepers. At the Australian Open, Czink lost in her second qualifying match.

Her next tournament was the Mexican Open. In the first round, she defeated Canadian Stéphanie Dubois in straight sets, before falling to Estrella Cabeza Candela. She then qualified for the Miami Open. In the first round, she crushed Alberta Brianti, but her run was cut short by 2011 French Open champion Li Na. She continued her U.S. season by qualifying for the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.

Czink's next tournament was the Morocco Open. She qualified without dropping a set, but was ousted by third seed Petra Cetkovská in the first round of the main draw.

Czink then headed to her home tournament at the Budapest Grand Prix. In the main draw, she defeated fellow qualifier Mervana Jugi?-Salki? but fell in the second round to top seed Sara Errani, in three sets.

At the French Open, she crushed Anne Keothavong, 6-1, 6-2, in the first round, but was defeated by 22nd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the following round.

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0) Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier II (0-0) Premier (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (0-1) International (1-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 January 2005 Canberra International, Australia Hard Serbia Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 1-6
Winner 1. Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 January 2010 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [4-10]

ITF Circuit finals

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 28 (20-8)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 2000 ITF Hoorn, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Anousjka van Exel 5-7, 6-7
Win 1. Feb 2001 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Magdalena Zd?novcová 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 2. Apr 2001 ITF Belgrade, Serbia Clay Serbia Ana Timoti? 3-6, 7-5, 5-7
Win 2. Sep 2001 ITF Raleigh, United States Clay United States Allison Baker 6-3, 6-2
Win 3. Oct 2001 ITF Aventura, United States Clay Haiti Neyssa Etienne 6-4, 6-3
Win 4. Jan 2002 ITF Miami, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 7-5, 6-2
Win 5. Feb 2002 ITF Saltillo, Mexico Hard Austria Petra Russegger 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Win 6. Feb 2002 ITF Monterrey, Mexico Hard Ukraine Yuliana Fedak 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 7. Feb 2002 ITF Matamoros, Mexico Hard Argentina Melisa Arévalo 6-2, 6-3
Loss 3. Mar 2002 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 5-7, 5-7
Winner 8. May 2002 ITF Sea Island, United States Clay United States Ashley Harkleroad 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 4. Nov 2002 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro 4-6, 2-6
Win 9. May 2003 ITF Bromma, Sweden Clay Croatia Ivana Abramovi? 6-1, 6-2
Win 10. Jun, 2003 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Austria Stefanie Haidner 6-3, 6-3
Win 11. Jul 2003 ITF Modena, Italy Clay China Sun Tiantian 6-3, 6-3
Loss 5. Jul 2003 ITF Innsbruck, Austria Clay Russia Vera Dushevina 6-7, 2-6
Loss 6. Nov 2003 ITF Mexico City, Mexico Hard Hungary Kira Nagy 2-6, 3-6
Win 12. Nov 2003 ITF Puebla, Mexico Hard Brazil Carla Tiene 6-3, 6-2
Win 13. Feb 2004 ITF Waikoloa, United States Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni 7-6, 6-2
Win 14. Nov 2004 ITFSan Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 6-0, 5-7, 6-3
Runner-up 7. Jun 2005 ITF Fano, Italy Clay Estonia Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 1-6, 5-7
Loss 8. Nov 2005 ITF Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay United States Bethanie Mattek 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Win 15. Jan 2007 ITF Waikoloa, United States Hard Romania Edina Gallovits 6-2, 6-3
Win 16. Aug 2007 ITF Washington, United States Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk 7-5, 7-5
Win 17. Sep 2007 ITF Ashland, United States Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Win 18. Oct 2008 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Win 19. Apr 2011 ITF Dothan, United States Clay France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6-2, 6-3
Win 20. May 2011 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Alison Riske 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles: 16 (10-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 September 2001 ITF Greenville, United States Hard Georgia (country) Salome Devidze France Gaelle Adda
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-1, 6-4
Winner 2. 30 September 2001 ITF Raleigh, United States Clay United States Allison Baker New Zealand Tracey O'Connor
New Zealand Leanne Baker
6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 21 January 2002 ITF Miami, United States Clay Haiti Neyssa Etienne United States Stephanie Mabry
United States Karin Miller
4-6, 7-6(5), 2-6
Runner-up 2. 12 May 2003 ITF Bromma, Sweden Clay Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 21 July 2003 ITF Innsbruck, Austria Clay Italy Mara Santangelo Hungary Kira Nagy
Sweden Maria Wolfbrandt
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 3. 1 December 2003 ITF Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay Argentina Erica Krauth Russia Alina Jidkova
Russia Tatiana Panova
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 15 November 2005 ITF Tucson, United States Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6-4, 6-7, 1-6
Winner 4. 17 July 2007 ITF Boston, United States Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-1, 6-3
Winner 5. 20 July 2007 ITF Lexington, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters Australia Casey Dellacqua
South Africa Natalie Grandin
6-2, 7-6(8)
Winner 6. 17 September 2007 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Angela Haynes Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
United States Varvara Lepchenko
7-5, 6-4
Winner 7. 3 March 2008 ITF Las Vegas, United States Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
United States Tetiana Luzhanska
6-3, 6-2
Winner 8. 11 May 2008 ITF Zagreb, Croatia Clay United States Sunitha Rao France Stéphanie Foretz
Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i?
6-4, 6-2
Winner 9. 6 October 2008 ITF Pittsburgh, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 5. 9 February 2009 ITF Midland, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
Japan Rika Fujiwara
5-7, 6-7(7)
Runner-up 6. 21 September 2009 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters United States Mashona Washington
United States Riza Zalameda
3-6, 2-6
Winner 10. 10 February 2013 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i) Croatia Mirjana Lu?i?-Baroni Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
5-7, 6-4, [10-7]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W-L
Australian Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R LQ 2R 1R A LQ 1R 2-7
French Open LQ 1R A 2R 1R LQ 3R 1R A 2R 1R 4-7
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R 3R 2R A 4-8
US Open 3R 1R LQ 1R LQ LQ 2R A LQ 1R A 3-5
Win-Loss 2-2 1-4 0-1 2-4 0-3 0-0 4-4 0-3 2-1 2-3 0-2 13-26

Doubles

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W-L
Australian Open 1R A A A A A 2R A A 2R 2-3
French Open A A 1R A A 1R 1R A A A 0-3
Wimbledon A A 1R A LQ 1R 1R 1R A A 0-4
US Open A A 1R A A 1R A A 1R A 0-3
Win-Loss 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-3 0-1 0-1 1-1 2-13

References

  1. ^ a b c WTA (20 September 2009). "Görges verpasst das Finale". kicker.de (in German). Olympia-Verlag GmbH. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ WTA (20 September 2009). "Turnierdiagramm 2009 Quebec, Kanada". kicker.de. Olympia-Verlag GmbH. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 2019.

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