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US$10,436,407

33rd in all-time rankings

Singles

Career record 570–415 (57.87%)

Career titles 7 WTA, 3 ITF

Highest ranking No. 5 (27 January 2003)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open SF (2008)

French Open 4R (2002, 2006, 2010, 2011)

Wimbledon QF (2002)

US Open QF (2002, 2013)

Other tournaments

Tour Finals RR (2002, 2007)

Olympic Games 3R (2012)

Doubles

Career record 288–234 (55.17%)

Career titles 9 WTA, 1 ITF

Highest ranking No. 5 (26 August 2002)

Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open F (2002, 2009)

French Open F (2006)

Wimbledon QF (2005)

US Open SF (2011)

Mixed doubles

Career record 40–14 (74%)

Career titles 4

Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results

Australian Open W (2002)

French Open W (2005)

Wimbledon W (2001)

US Open W (2005)

Team competitions

Fed Cup W (2002), Record 36–19[2]

Hopman Cup W (2005)

Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
(Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdaɲiela ˈɦantuxoʋaː]; born 23 April 1983) is a retired tennis player from Slovakia. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament. She also reached the quarterfinals of that year's Wimbledon Championships and US Open, ending the year in the top ten. She was part of the Slovak team that won the 2002 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
and the 2005 Hopman Cup. Hantuchová reached her highest ranking of world No. 5 in January 2003, after playing the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. She has won seven WTA tournaments, including the Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells Masters
for a second time in 2007; with the 2015 Thailand Open being her last victory. She also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2008, her best finish in a Grand Slam. She defeated defending champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the 3rd round of the 2006 Australian Open
Australian Open
and world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the 3rd round of the 2011 French Open. Hantuchová became the 37th woman in the Open Era to reach 500 career wins when she beat Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the second round of the Aegon Classic in June 2013.[1][3] Hantuchová was also an accomplished doubles player, achieving a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 5. In 2005, she completed the career Grand Slam in mixed doubles, becoming only the fifth female tennis player to do so. She won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2001 with Leoš Friedl, at the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2002 with Kevin Ullyett, at the French Open
French Open
in 2005 with Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
and at the US Open in 2005 with Mahesh Bhupathi. She has also reached the finals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2002 with Ullyett and the finals of the women's doubles at the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2002 with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, at the French Open
French Open
in 2006 with Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
and at the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2009 with Sugiyama. Hantuchová announced her retirement from professional tennis on 6 July 2017.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 1999 2.2 2000 2.3 2001 2.4 2002: Breakthrough year 2.5 2003 2.6 2004 2.7 2005: 2 Mixed Doubles titles and achieving the Career Grand Slam in Mixed Doubles 2.8 2006 2.9 2007: Winning in Indian Wells for the second time 2.10 2008: First Grand Slam semifinal 2.11 2009: Australian Open
Australian Open
doubles runner-up and consistent results in singles 2.12 2010: Steady ranking 2.13 2011: 5th WTA title 2.14 2012: Back-to-back Thailand Open champion and injuries 2.15 2013: 6th WTA Title, second US Open quarterfinal since 2002 and return to the Top 50 2.16 2014: Inconsistency 2.17 2015: 7th WTA Title 2.18 2016: Out of the Top 100 2.19 2017: Out of Grand Slams and retirement 2.20 Playing style

3 Career statistics

3.1 Grand Slam tournaments 3.2 Year-End Championships 3.3 Doubles Grand Slam finals: 3 (3 runners-up) 3.4 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam finals: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

4 Endorsements

4.1 Product endorsement and equipment 4.2 Video games

5 Achievements

5.1 Team achievements 5.2 Awards

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Hantuchová was born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia) to father Igor, a computer scientist, and mother Marianna, a toxicologist.[1] She was introduced to tennis by her grandmother Helena, a former Slovak national champion.[4] When her parents split up in 2003, Hantuchová's performances temporarily worsened.[5] At Wimbledon that year, she failed to convert several match points and was seen weeping on court.[6] She also suffered from a weight problem during this period.[7][8] She was suspected of being anorexic,[5][9] but denied this,[10] saying that her weight loss was due to over-training and that it had not affected her stamina.[11] Hantuchová speaks fluent Slovak, Czech, English and German, as well as some Croatian and Italian.[12][13] She was trained as a classical pianist.[5] She is thought to be a perfectionist and puts a lot of pressure on herself during her training.[5] She qualified for university in Slovakia
Slovakia
but deferred it to pursue tennis.[14] Hantuchová appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition alongside Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
and Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
in a pictoral entitled Volley of the Dolls.[15] In July 2012, she appeared nude in the 2012 edition of ESPN: The Magazine's "The Body Issue". She appeared on one of six special edition covers.[16] Though widely considered to be a "sex symbol",[11][17] Hantuchová has never considered herself as such, saying that modelling is "just fun to do from time to time".[18] Career[edit] 1999[edit] Hantuchová turned professional in this year and took part in several ITF tournaments. She won a $25,000 tournament in Jackson in May, beating Milagros Sequera in the final 6–2, 6–1; she won a $25,000 doubles tournament in Civitanova Marche
Civitanova Marche
in July, where she teamed up with Eva Dyrberg to beat Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez and Conchita Martínez Granados in the final 7–6, 4–6, 6–3; and won a $25,000 tournament in Fano
Fano
in September, beating Flora Perfetti in the final 6–4, 6–7, 6–2. She also entered her first WTA tournament in October, that year's Eurotel Slovak Open, losing in the singles to Sabine Appelmans
Sabine Appelmans
in the first round. She also entered the doubles with Ľudmila Cervanová. They beat Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
and Barbara Rittner
Barbara Rittner
in the round of sixteen and lost to Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
and Henrieta Nagyová in the quarterfinal. 2000[edit] Hantuchová's first WTA tournament of 2000 was the Australian Open, where she was knocked out in the second qualifying round. Her next event was the U.S. Indoor Championships in Oklahoma City. She progressed through three qualifying rounds and beat Shinobu Asagoe in the first round before losing to Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor in the second round. Hantuchová's next three tournaments were the Miami Masters, where she received a wildcard and lost in the first round to Elena Dementieva 7–5, 3–6, 2–6; the MPS Group Championships, where she lost in the first qualifying round to Pavlina Nola, and the Belgian Open, where she lost in the first round to Kim Clijsters. At Strasbourg in May, Hantuchová reached her first ever WTA quarterfinal. She won three qualifying matches before beating Iroda Tulyaganova and Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in the first and second rounds, respectively. She lost the quarterfinal to Rita Kuti-Kis, 4–6, 4–6. She did not enter the qualifiers for that year's French Open. In her next four tournaments, the DFS Classic, Wimbledon, the Austrian Open and the US Open, she did not advance beyond the qualifying rounds. Between the Austrian Open and the US Open, Hantuchová won her final ITF tournament, at a $50,000 tournament held in The Bronx, she beat Yi Jing-Qian in the final 6–4, 6–4. Hantuchová reached her second quarterfinal of the year at the BGL Luxembourg Open when she beat Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
in the first round and Nathalie Tauziat
Nathalie Tauziat
in the second round. She lost in the quarterfinal to Barbara Rittner, 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 2–6. At the Eurotel Slovak Indoors, she lost in the first round of the singles to Anne Kremer. However, she and partner Karina Habšudová won the doubles tournament. They were due to face Petra Mandula and Patricia Wartusch in the final, but they withdrew and Hantuchová and Habšudová won in a walkover. It was Hantuchová's first ever WTA tournament win. Her final tournament of the year was the Advanta Championships of Philadelphia. In the first round, she beat Alexandra Stevenson, who retired injured after the end of the first set. In the second round, she lost to Nathalie Tauziat. 2001[edit] Hantuchová began 2001 at the Adidas
Adidas
International in Sydney, where she lost in the first qualifying round. She automatically qualified for the Australian Open
Australian Open
but lost to Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova
in the first round. Hantuchová then reached her first ever WTA semifinal at the U.S. Indoor Championships. She beat Tara Snyder, third seed Amanda Coetzer and Anikó Kapros before losing to Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
in the semifinal, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6. Hantuchová then progressed through two qualifying rounds at the Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells Masters
but lost to Rita Kuti-Kis in the first round proper. She received a wildcard for the Miami Masters but lost in the first round. Hantuchová played three Fed Cup
Fed Cup
matches for Slovakia
Slovakia
in April and then in the German Open in May, where she lost in the second qualifying round to Francesca Schiavone. At the Rome Masters, Hantuchová lost in the singles to eventual finalist Amélie Mauresmo in the third round. She also competed in the doubles with Nagyová. They beat Kerry-Anne Guse and Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
in the first round, Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
in the second round, Mary Pierce and Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
in the quarterfinal and lost to Paola Suárez and Patricia Tarabini in the semifinal. Hantuchová's form saw her qualify automatically for the French Open, beating Alexandra Stevenson in the first round and losing to eighth seed Conchita Martínez
Conchita Martínez
in the second round. She again teamed up with Nagyová in the doubles, reaching the third round. Hantuchová reached her second semifinal of the year at the DFS Classic in Birmingham in June. She beat Nathalie Dechy, Eleni Daniilidou, Nicole Pratt
Nicole Pratt
and Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
before falling to Miriam Oremans in the semifinal. At the Eastbourne International a week later, Hantuchová entered the doubles with the previous year's champion Ai Sugiyama. They reached the semifinals, where they lost to second seeds Cara Black
Cara Black
and Elena Likhovtseva. At Wimbledon the week after, she beat Oremans in a rematch in the first round and lost to Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the second round. She also entered the doubles, losing in the third round with Karina Habšudová; and the mixed doubles with Leoš Friedl. Unseeded, they beat Devin Bowen and María José Martínez Sánchez in the first round, first seeds Rennae Stubbs and Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
in the second round, thirteenth seeds Jiří Novák and Miriam Oremans
Miriam Oremans
in the third round, fifteenth seeds Donald Johnson and Karina Habšudová in the quarterfinal and Kimberly Po and David Rikl in the semifinal. In the final, they faced Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
and Liezel Huber, winning 4–6, 6–3, 6–2. It was then-eighteen-year-old Hantuchová's first ever Grand Slam final appearance and victory. In July, Hantuchová was knocked out in the first round of the Austrian Open by Maja Palaveršić and played in the PreCon Open in Basel, losing to Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian in the quarterfinal. She also took part in the doubles, partnering with Magüi Serna and reaching the semifinals. Her next three tournaments were the Canada
Canada
Masters, where she lost to Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
in the second round, 7–5, 5–7, 2–6; the New Haven Open, where she lost to Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
in the third qualifying round; and the US Open, where she lost to Nathalie Dechy in the first round, 7–5, 4–6, 2–6. In September, Hantuchová played in the Sparkassen Cup. She progressed through three qualifying rounds, beat Henrieta Nagyová in the first round and Jelena Dokic
Jelena Dokic
in the second round before losing to Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinal. In October, Hantuchová won three qualifying matches at the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix but lost to Patty Schnyder in the first round, 3–6, 6–1, 5–7. At the Zurich Open, she won three qualifying matches, beat Meghann Shaughnessy
Meghann Shaughnessy
and Barbara Schett and lost to eventual winner Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
in the quarterfinal, 6–3, 1–6, 1–6. Her final event was the BGL Luxembourg Open, where she lost to Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova
in the second round. She also played in the doubles with Elena Bovina, reaching her second final of the year. They were unsuccessful, however, losing to Bianka Lamade and Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
3–6, 3–6. 2002: Breakthrough year[edit]

Daniela Hantuchová

Hantuchová started the year as the world No. 38 at the Gold Coast Hardcourts, where she lost to Justine Henin
Justine Henin
in the second round, 6–1, 0–6, 3–6. At the Adidas
Adidas
International, Hantuchová was knocked out in the second round by Meghann Shaughnessy
Meghann Shaughnessy
and went on to play at the Australian Open. In the singles, she was seeded thirty-second and lost in the third round to second seed Venus Williams, 6–3, 0–6, 4–6. In the doubles, she and partner Arantxa Sánchez Vicario were seeded thirteenth and reached the final, where they lost to Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Anna Kournikova. In the mixed doubles, she and partner Kevin Ullyett
Kevin Ullyett
also reached the final, where they beat Gastón Etlis and Paola Suárez, securing Hantuchová her second Grand Slam title in as many years. At the Open Gaz de France
Open Gaz de France
and the Proximus Diamond Games
Proximus Diamond Games
in February, Hantuchová lost in the second round, to Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and Dája Bedáňová, respectively. In March, she went into the prestigious Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells Masters
ranked world No. 25, defeating Tatiana Poutchek, Barbara Schett, Justine Henin, Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
and Emmanuelle Gagliardi en route to the final, where she beat world No. 4 Martina Hingis, 6–3, 6–4. It was her first WTA tournament win and she was the lowest-ranked player to ever win the event.[19] She also reached the semifinals of the doubles, where she and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
lost to eventual champions Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
and Rennae Stubbs. The following month at the Miami Masters, the Bausch & Lomb Championships and the Family Circle Cup, Hantuchová lost in the second round, to Cara Black, Janette Husárová
Janette Husárová
and Mary Pierce, respectively. She had more success in the doubles. Continuing her partnership with Vicario, they won at the Bausch & Lomb Championships and reached the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup. Hantuchová then reached successive singles quarterfinals in Hamburg and Berlin, losing to Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Anna Smashnova, respectively. She and Vicario reached the doubles final of both, losing in Hamburg to Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Barbara Schett
Barbara Schett
and in Berlin to Elena Dementieva and Janette Husárová. At the Italian Open, Hantuchová lost in the first round to Anastasia Myskina. She then entered the French Open
French Open
as the eleventh seed, losing to former champion Monica Seles
Monica Seles
in the fourth round. In the mixed doubles, she and Kevin Ullyett
Kevin Ullyett
reached the quarterfinals. In June she played at the Eastbourne International, reaching the semifinals in the singles and the doubles. At Wimbledon, she again reached the singles quarterfinals, beating only to be beaten by the eventual champion, Serena Williams. In the doubles, she partnered with former world No. 1 Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
but they lost in the second round. In the mixed doubles, she and Ullyett reached their second Grand Slam final of the year. This time, they were unsuccessful, losing to Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Elena Likhovtseva, 2–6, 6–1, 1–6. Her US Open Series season was modest, as she lost in the second rounds of San Diego and Los Angeles, after having first-round byes in both tournaments. She reached the semifinals of the Tier I
Tier I
event in Montreal, losing to Amélie Mauresmo, and New Haven, losing to world No. 2 Venus Williams. At the final Grand Slam of the year, Hantuchová defeated 1997 French Open
French Open
champion Iva Majoli
Iva Majoli
in round 3, and world No. 6 Justine Henin, 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(4), in round 4, only to be beaten in her second consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal by Serena Williams (who again went on to win the title). Later that year, Hantuchová also reached the quarterfinal in Leipzig and the final in Filderstadt, losing to Kim Clijsters, 4–6, 6–3, 4–6. The second set was the only set Hantuchová had taken from Clijsters in their nine meetings. She then went on to reach the quarterfinals of Zurich, losing to eventual champion Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
in three tight sets, and the semifinals in Linz, and winning both of her singles rubbers in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
final. This impressive season amassed her enough points to compete at the prestigious annual Tour Championships, losing in the first round to 17th ranked Magdalena Maleeva, 2–6, 5–7. Hantuchová's record for the year was 56–25 and 6–10 against top-10 players; 6–2 in singles Fed Cup
Fed Cup
play; 10–6 on indoor carpet, 6–2 on grass, 11–7 on clay, and 29–10 on hard courts. 2003[edit] Hantuchová started 2003 solidly, reaching the quarterfinals at her first three events in Sydney, losing to Lindsay Davenport, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(3), Venus Williams, 4–6, 3–6, at the Australian Open (her third Grand Slam quarterfinal in a row), and Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
in Paris, 5–7, 3–6. Hantuchová reached her first semifinal of the year at her fourth event in Antwerp, losing to Williams again, 1–6, 4–6. By then, Hantuchová's ranking was at a career-high No. 5. Defending a title for the first time in her career, Hantuchová advanced to the fourth round in Indian Wells, losing to Amanda Coetzer, 4–6, 4–6. Despite a first round-loss to Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
in Miami, Hantuchová rebounded in the Tier I
Tier I
Charleston event, making her fifth quarterfinal in seven events, losing to Ashley Harkleroad, 2–6, 1–6. She made her sixth quarterfinal at her next event in Amelia Island, losing to eventual champion Dementieva, 0–6, 1–6. Hantuchová went undefeated in first-round Fed Cup
Fed Cup
play against Germany, winning both of her matches. Following the Fed Cup, she again made it to the quarterfinals for the seventh time of the year at the Tier I
Tier I
Berlin tournament, losing to Kim Clijsters, 0–6, 3–6.

Hantuchová at Wimbledon in 2004

At the French Open, Hantuchová lost in the second round in a marathon match to Harkleroad again, 6–7(2), 6–4, 7–9, making 101 unforced errors, leading to long-time coach Nigel Sears criticising her attitude publicly.[20] Following the match, her extremely thin physique was noticed for the first time publicly, and some wondered about Hantuchová's health. Kicking off the grass season in Eastbourne, Hantuchová lost in the quarterfinals to Conchita Martínez, but more famously she lost in the second round of Wimbledon to Shinobu Asagoe, 6–0, 4–6, 10–12, with Hantuchová breaking down crying during the latter stages of the match and making 57 unforced errors. Some theorized that the media's continued interest regarding her weight and the pressure of success at 19 years of age, in addition to her on-court breakdown and her parents' divorce, as well as her coach's walked out during the middle of the match, led to this breakdown. Following Wimbledon, Hantuchová went 6–8 for the rest of the year, 0–4 against top-10 players She ended the year with an overall record of 28–23, and she fell to No. 17 in the world. Further signs of the pressure and problems she was facing during this period was that, in July, she made herself unavailable for Slovakia
Slovakia
in the Fed Cup, in order to concentrate on her singles career, and in November she parted company with Sears.[21] 2004[edit] 2004 proved to be a continuation of Hantuchová's poor second half of 2003, with many of the same struggles (she briefly hired Harold Soloman, who had previously coached her friend Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
as well as Anna Kournikova, before re-hiring Sears in March),[22] She reached just three quarterfinals, the first at the first Tier I
Tier I
event in Tokyo was not until halfway through the season. At Tokyo, however, she garnered her thus far only victory over Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the second round, falling to Davenport, 2–6, 2–6, in the quarterfinals. The tournament that saved her from a poor 2004 was Eastbourne, in which she defeated Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
in the quarterfinals, 6–1 7–6(7), and Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
in the semifinals, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the third final of her career, 6–2, 6–7(2), 4–6. However, Hantuchová was serving for the championship, up 6–2, 6–5, but was broken.

Hantuchová practicing during the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2005

Hantuchová was ranked No. 54 as she entered Eastbourne, but found herself ranked No. 38 as she went into Wimbledon, losing to eventual champion Sharapova in the third round, 3–6, 1–6. Hantuchová would make one more quarterfinal at New Haven, losing to Lisa Raymond, 4–6, 3–6. At the US Open one week later, Hantuchová lost in three sets to Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
in the third round. She finished the year ranked no. 31, with a 24–24 win-loss record. She finished 1–4 against top-10 players overall, the sole victory over Mauresmo. 2005: 2 Mixed Doubles titles and achieving the Career Grand Slam in Mixed Doubles[edit] Hantuchová reached the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Dementieva in a tight three-setter, 5–7, 7–5, 4–6. Following that, she made her first quarterfinal of the year in Tokyo for the second straight year, losing to Kuznetsova, 6–7(4), 6–7(4). At her next event, she reached the semifinals in Doha, losing to Sharapova, 2–6, 4–6. Then, she made another quarterfinal at her next tournament in Dubai, losing to Serena Williams, 4–6, 3–6. At Dubai also, in the first round, she garnered her tenth top-10 victory over No. 8 Alicia Molik, 7–6(8) 6–2. Hantuchová made the third round at the French Open
French Open
and Wimbledon, losing to Clijsters, 4–6, 2–6, in Paris, and eventual champion Venus Williams, 5–7, 3–6, in England. Hantuchová had a successful US Open series run, where she reached the semifinals in Cincinnati, getting upset by No. 74 Akiko Morigami, 6–4, 6–4. In Stanford, Hantuchová lost to Clijsters in the quarterfinals, 3–6, 1–6. After a second-round loss in San Diego to Sugiyama, Hantuchová reached her fourth final in Los Angeles, getting a walkover in the quarterfinals over Sharapova, and got revenge against Dementieva in the semifinals, defeating her 6–3, 6–4. In the final, for the seventh time in their head-to-head, Clijsters defeated Hantuchová, 6–4, 6–1. For the third time at the event, Hantuchová made the quarterfinals in New Haven, losing to Davenport, 2–6, 6–7(5).

Hantuchová at the Zurich Open in 2006

Hantuchová lost to eventual quarterfinalist Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the third round at the US Open. She won the mixed doubles, completing a career grand slam in mixed doubles. She has largely retired from the mixed doubles since then, saying that she "felt like it's time to move on and focus on my singles."[12] In Luxembourg, Hantuchová made her eighth quarterfinal of the season, losing to Nathalie Dechy, 1–6, 4–6. In Filderstadt the following week, Hantuchová made the semifinals, her third of the year, defeating No. 10 Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
in the second round and Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals. She lost to Davenport in the semifinals. At the final Tier I
Tier I
event of the year, Hantuchová pushed Davenport to three sets and had match points in the second set in Zurich before losing, 6–3, 5–7, 2–6. In her final event of the year, in Linz, Hantuchová made her tenth quarterfinal, losing to Schnyder, 2–6, 1–6. Hantuchová finished 2005 with a 3–10 record against the top 10, 37–25 overall record, with 2–1 on indoor carpet, 3–4 on clay, 2–3 on grass, and 30–17 on hard courts, reaching ten quarterfinals, three semifinals, and one final. 2006[edit] Hantuchová reached the quarterfinals of Sydney in 2006 with a win over top-10 player Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
and got to the semifinals of Auckland. She continued this form at the Australian Open
Australian Open
with her third-round 6–1, 7–6(5) victory over defending champion and seven-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who had entered the tournament with a lack of match practice and questions over her fitness. This victory (the only over Serena in her career) ensured that Hantuchová would progress to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in three years. She lost to fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in straight sets in the fourth round.

Hantuchová with doubles partner Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
at the French Open
French Open
in 2006

Thereafter, she was unable to find a consistent level of form. Prior to the clay-court season, she parted company for a second time (and permanently) with Sears.[23] He was replaced by Angel Giminez. She then played her first Fed Cup
Fed Cup
matches for Slovakia
Slovakia
in almost three years. It was a successful return, with Hantuchová winning both her singles and her doubles matches against Luxembourg, her singles match against The Netherlands, and the decisive singles rubber in the tie against Great Britain. With the help of Hantuchová's 4–0 record, Slovakia
Slovakia
booked a place in the World Group II play-off against Thailand. Despite disappointing results in the warm-up tournaments, she reached the fourth round of both the French Open
French Open
and Wimbledon, before extending her 2006 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
record to 6–0 by winning both her singles matches in Slovakia's 5–0 rout of Thailand, which ensured their promotion to the World Group II. Her fourth-round streak at Grand Slams ended when she was beaten by a resurgent Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the second round of the US Open, which was the culmination of a very disappointing American hard-court season (her record was 7–6 including the US Open, failing to get past the round of 16 of any of the tournaments she entered). Hantuchová beat Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
in straight sets, before losing to Dinara Safina. The following week, she reached the quarterfinals of Stuttgart with an easy victory over the then top-10 player Safina in the second round. This was both her first victory over a top-10 player and first appearance in a quarterfinal since January. In October 2006, Hantuchová reached the final of the Zurich Open. In the first round, she upset sixth seed Patty Schnyder. In the second round, she defeated her doubles partner Ai Sugiyama. Hantuchová was then scheduled to play world No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
in the quarterfinals. However, Mauresmo withdrew due to a right shoulder injury. In the semifinals, Hantuchová upset world No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6–4, 6–2, to reach the final of the Tier I
Tier I
event. In the final, Hantuchová lost in a tight three-setter to second seed Maria Sharapova, 1–6, 6–4, 3–6. The results in this tournament were the culmination of Hantuchová's up-turn of form, which kept her in the top 20, as she had arrived in Zurich outside the top group for the first time in over 11 months. The injury she suffered to her right rib[24] after Mary Pierce hit a shot at her in doubles, caused her the most serious injury of her career and also forced her to retire in her match against Vesnina the following week in Linz. Hantuchová finished the year ranked No. 17 in the world, with a 34–25 record. She went 24–17 on hard courts, 5–4 on clay, 3–2 on grass, and 2–2 on carpet. She was 4–6 against top-10 players, beating Schnyder twice, Safina, and Kuznetsova, with losses to Sharapova (twice), Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Dementieva, and Nadia Petrova. 2007: Winning in Indian Wells for the second time[edit]

Hantuchová at the 2007 Fortis Championships in Luxembourg

Hantuchová's first tournament of the year was at the Tier IV ASB Classic in Auckland, where she lost in the second round to Virginie Razzano. Hantuchová then lost to Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the first round of the Tier II New South Wales Open/ Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney and reached her second consecutive Australian Open
Australian Open
fourth round, where she lost to world No. 5 Kim Clijsters, 1–6, 5–7. Hantuchová was then upset in the first round of the Tier I
Tier I
Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo by Roberta Vinci. Three weeks later at the Tier II Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Hantuchová defeated Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
in the second round, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(4), before losing her quarterfinal match against Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
in three sets. The following week at the Tier II Qatar Total Open
Qatar Total Open
in Doha, Hantuchová trailed world No. 6 Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
in their quarterfinal match 4–1 in the second set, before coming back to win, 1–6, 6–4, 6–4. She then lost her semifinal match against world No. 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova. In her seventh tournament of the year, Hantuchová won six matches, the last four of which were upsets of higher seeded players, to win the Tier I
Tier I
Pacific Life Open
Pacific Life Open
in Indian Wells. She upset Hingis in the fourth round, Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
in the quarterfinals, 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(5), Li Na in the semifinals, and Kuznetsova in the final in straight sets.[5] Hantuchová, however, struggled in her next four events. She was upset in the third round of the Tier I
Tier I
Sony Ericsson Open
Sony Ericsson Open
in Key Biscayne by Vera Zvonareva. On clay at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Hantuchová lost to Sybille Bammer
Sybille Bammer
in the quarterfinals. Two weeks later, Hantuchová lost both of her Fed Cup matches against the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
in Bratislava
Bratislava
on clay, losing to Vaidišová and Lucie Šafářová. Losing her fourth consecutive match, Hantuchová was upset in the first round of the Tier I
Tier I
Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin by Zuzana Ondrášková. Hantuchová then reached her first career clay-court semifinal at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
in Rome. She upset seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze in the third round, before losing to second-seeded Kuznetsova in the semifinals. At the French Open, Hantuchová was upset in the third round by Anabel Medina Garrigues, 4–6, 7–6(2), 7–5. After defeating Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
in the third round of the Tier III grass-court DFS Classic in Birmingham, England, Hantuchová returned to the top 10 for the first time since August 2003. She then lost to Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in the quarterfinals, 7–5, 4–6, 5–7. The following week at the Tier III Ordina Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Hantuchová defeated world No. 6 Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the quarterfinals, before losing to Chakvetadze in the semifinals. This result caused Hantuchová to drop out of the top 10. Hantuchová was the tenth-seeded player at Wimbledon and did not lose a set in her first two matches. She then defeated Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
in the third round, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, before losing to world No. 8 Serena Williams in the fourth round, 2–6, 7–6(2), 2–6. Immediately after Wimbledon, Hantuchová helped Slovakia
Slovakia
win its Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group II play-off against Serbia. On an indoor hard court in Košice, she beat Ana Timotić and Vojislava Lukić.

Hantuchová at the 2007 Bank of the West Classic

Hantuchová played five tournaments during the North American summer hard-court season. She began the US Open Series by losing to Chakvetadze in the semifinals of the Tier II Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. This result put her back in the top 10. At the Tier I Acura Classic in San Diego, she lost to world No. 16 Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the second round. The following week at the Tier II JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles, Hantuchová retired from her third-round match with Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
while trailing, 3–6, 1–4. Hantuchová once again fell out of the top 10, after losing in the second round of the Tier II Pilot Pen Tennis
Tennis
tournament in New Haven to eventual runner-up Ágnes Szávay. At the US Open, Hantuchová was the ninth-seeded player but lost to Ukraine's Julia Vakulenko
Julia Vakulenko
in the first round, 4–6, 6–3, 1–6. It was Hantuchová's earliest loss at this tournament since her debut in 2001 and her earliest loss at a Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open. Hantuchová then played four consecutive tournaments. She reached her second final of the year at the Tier III Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali, losing to Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
in three sets. At the Tier III Sunfeast Open in Kolkata, India, Hantuchová lost in the semifinals to Maria Kirilenko, but re-entered the top 10. Traveling back to Europe, Hantuchová played in the Tier II Fortis Championships Luxembourg. She defeated Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
in the quarterfinals and Bartoli in the semifinals to advance to her third final of the year for the first time in her career. Hantuchová then lost to world No. 6 Ivanovic in the final, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, after leading the match, 6–3, 3–0. At the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Hantuchová defeated Šafářová in the first round, but lost in the second round to Dementieva. This loss, however, did not prevent Hantuchová from rising to world No. 9, her highest ranking in over four years. At the Tier I
Tier I
Zurich Open, Hantuchová defeated Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
in the first round, 7–6(2), 7–6(4), before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska. One week later, Hantuchová won her third career title at the Tier II Generali Ladies Linz. In the semifinals, she defeated Vaidišová for the first time in her career, 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(3). Hantuchová then defeated Schnyder in the straight-sets final. This title enabled Hantuchová to qualify for the year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid. But Hantuchová did not advance past the round-robin stage. She lost to Sharapova and Ivanovic, before beating Kuznetsova to finish third in her group. Hantuchová's win-loss record for 2007 was 52–28. She was 6–11 versus top-10 players, with two victories against Hingis, two against Kuznetsova, one against Ivanovic, and one against Chakvetadze. The losses were to Clijsters, Mauresmo, Chakvetadze (twice), Kuznetsova (twice), Vaidišová, Serena Williams, Ivanovic (twice), and Sharapova. Hantuchová finished the year at world No. 9, her first top-10 finish since 2002. 2008: First Grand Slam semifinal[edit]

Hantuchová at the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2008

She started the year at the Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney. She defeated Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
in the first round, before losing to world no. 12 Czech Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the second round. At the Australian Open, Hantuchová reached her first Grand Slam semifinal.[25] She won her first three matches without losing a set. In the quarterfinals, she beat Polish teenager Agnieszka Radwańska, who had defeated second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
and Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in earlier rounds. Hantuchová then lost to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the semifinals, 6–0, 3–6, 4–6, despite Hantuchová's leading the second set 2–0. After the match, Hantuchová claimed that Ivanovic had been distracting her by squeaking her shoes on the court before serving, a claim Ivanovic disputed.[26] Hantuchová's performance at this tournament caused her ranking to improve one spot to world No. 8. Hantuchová then played two indoor tournaments in Europe. At the Open Gaz de France
France
in Paris, she lost to seventh-seeded Ágnes Szávay
Ágnes Szávay
of Hungary in the quarterfinals. She was the third-seeded player at the Proximus Diamond Games
Proximus Diamond Games
in Antwerp, where she again reached the quarterfinals. A blister on her right hand caused Hantuchová to retire during the quarterfinal against Timea Bacsinszky.

Hantuchová in July 2008

Hantuchová was then scheduled to play at the Qatar Total Open, the first Tier I
Tier I
event of the year, and the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, a Tier II event, but withdrew from both because of fatigue. Hantuchová played both of the two-week Tier I
Tier I
events in the United States. At the Pacific Life Open
Pacific Life Open
in Indian Wells, Hantuchová was the defending champion and fifth seed. She lost to fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the quarterfinals. In doubles, Hantuchová and Ai Sugiyama lost in the semifinals to Safina and Elena Vesnina, the eventual champions. At the Sony Ericsson Open, Hantuchová failed to reach the fourth round for the ninth consecutive year. She lost to former doubles partner Sugiyama in the third round, 4–6, 7–6(8), 5–7, despite leading 3–0 in the third set. In doubles, Hantuchová partnered with Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
to reach the quarterfinals, where they lost to Sugiyama and Katarina Srebotnik, who went on to win the event. The following week at the Tier II Bausch & Lomb Championships on clay in Amelia Island, Hantuchová was the third seed, but lost in the second round to Karolina Šprem. Hantuchová spent the month of May and most of June recovering from a stress fracture in her right foot, which resulted in her withdrawal from the Tier I
Tier I
Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome,[27] the Tier III İstanbul Cup,[28] the French Open,[29][30] and the Tier III Ordina Open in 's-Hertogenbosch. She recovered in time for Wimbledon, but lost in the second round to unseeded Alisa Kleybanova, 3–6, 6–4, 1–6. Hantuchová played four hard-court tournaments between Wimbledon and the US Open. She lost in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford and in the second round of the following week's tournament, the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles. Hantuchová was seeded tenth at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. She defeated Sugiyama in the first round, before losing in the second round to Caroline Wozniacki. The following week at the Pilot Pen Tennis
Tennis
tournament in New Haven, Connecticut, Hantuchová lost in the quarterfinals to Alizé Cornet. Hantuchová was seeded eleventh at the US Open, where she was upset in the first round by qualifier Anna-Lena Grönefeld.

Hantuchová at the 2008 Fortis Championships

To end the year, Hantuchová played seven tournaments in Asia and Europe. She lost in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali
Bali
and in the first round of the Tier I
Tier I
Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo to Francesca Schiavone. In Beijing at the China Open, she lost to world No. 2 Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the quarterfinals. After losing in the first round of the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix in Stuttgart, the second round of the Tier I
Tier I
Kremlin Cup
Kremlin Cup
in Moscow, and the second round of the Zurich Open, Hantuchová was seeded third at the Fortis Championships Luxembourg. However, she lost to world No. 39 Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
in the quarterfinals. Because she won only 11 of 26 singles matches after the Indian Wells tournament, Hantuchová finished the year ranked world No. 21, her lowest year-end ranking and first finish out of the top 20 since 2004. She was 0–5 during the year versus players ranked in the top 10 at the time the matches were played, with losses to Ivanovic, Sharapova, Janković, and Zvonareva (twice). 2009: Australian Open
Australian Open
doubles runner-up and consistent results in singles[edit] Hantuchová began the 2009 tour by participating in the Brisbane International as the tournament's fourth-seeded player. She was upset in the first round by Sara Errani, 6–7(1), 6–4, 6–2. Hantuchová then played the Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney, where she lost in the second round to sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwańska.

Hantuchová at the 2009 Brisbane International

At the Australian Open, Hantuchová was seeded 19th and defeated home favourite Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
in their first-round match, 7–6(11), 6–4. She then beat Mathilde Johansson
Mathilde Johansson
of France
France
in the second round, before losing to 15th-seeded Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
in the third round, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6. In the doubles competition, Hantuchová and her partner Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
made it to the final, where they lost to Serena Williams and Venus Williams. At the Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris, Hantuchová beat Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
in the first round, before losing to Cornet in the second round. This was the third consecutive time she has lost to Cornet. Hantuchová then played in the Barclays Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, where she lost to eventual runner-up Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
in the third round. Because of her results at this tournament, Hantuchová's ranking improved five places to world No. 36. At the BNP Paribas Open, Hantuchová was the only two-time singles champion in the draw. Seeded 30th, Hantuchová fell to Sybille Bammer
Sybille Bammer
in the fourth round, 3–6, 2–6. Unseeded for the first time since 2001 at the Sony Ericsson Open, Hantuchová lost to 22nd-seeded Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Chakvetadze
in the second round, 3–6, 1–6. Starting off the spring clay-court season as a wildcard at the MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Hantuchová defeated eighth-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
in the second round, 6–3, 7–5. She then lost to eventual champion and second seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the quarterfinals, 2–6, 2–6. Playing in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group play-offs, Hantuchová defeated Alizé Cornet, 6–7(2), 6–3, 6–4, in the first-round rubber, but lost to Amélie Mauresmo, 5–7, 4–6, in her next match.

Hantuchová at the French Open
French Open
in 2009

Hantuchová played four tournaments before Roland Garros on European clay. She lost in the early rounds of the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix, the Rome Masters
Rome Masters
and the Madrid Masters to Dinara Safina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Jelena Janković, respectively. In doubles at Rome, Hantuchová and Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
defeated first seeds Cara Black
Cara Black
and Liezel Huber in the quarterfinals. However, the pair lost to Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Peng Shuai, 5–7, 6–7(5), in the final. Her fourth event was the Warsaw Open, where she reached her second career clay-court semifinal, but lost to Romanian qualifier and eventual champion Alexandra Dulgheru, 4–6, 7–6(2), 1–6. Hantuchová was unseeded at the French Open
French Open
and lost to Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
in the first round, 3–6, 3–6. On grass, Hantuchová was seeded sixth at the Ordina Open in 's-Hertogenbosch. She fell to top seed Safina, 6–1, 4–6, 3–6, in the quarterfinals. Competing at her ninth Wimbledon, Hantuchová was unseeded in singles for the first time since 2004. She came from behind to defeat local teenager Laura Robson, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, in the first round. She then upset 16th seed and the previous year's semifinalist Zheng Jie, 6–3, 7–5, and doubles partner Sugiyama, 6–4, 6–3. However, Hantuchová fell to second seed and eventual champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the fourth round, 3–6, 1–6. Hantuchová played her first-round match at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, winning in three sets against defending champion Aleksandra Wozniak, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5. She then defeated seventh seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the second round, 4–6, 7–6(6), 6–1, but fell to third seed Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
in the quarterfinals, 2–6, 4–6. In the LA Women's Tennis
Tennis
Championships, she lost to Dinara Safina, 2–6, 4–6. In the Western & Southern Financial Women's Open, she lost to Flavia Pennetta, 3–6, 3–6, after upsetting seventh seed Vera Zvonareva, 7–6(6), 0–6, 7–6(5). In the Rogers Cup in Toronto, she fell to qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in the first round, 6–7(1), 6–7(4). Hantuchová was seeded 22nd at the US Open. She defeated Meghann Shaughnessy, Timea Bacsinszky, and Vania King, but fell in the fourth round to second seed and defending champion Serena Williams, 2–6, 0–6. At the Hansol Korea Open, Hantuchová was the top seed, but was upset by eventual champion Kimiko Date-Krumm
Kimiko Date-Krumm
in the quarterfinals, 7–6(3), 4–6, 6–4. She then competed in the Toray Pan Pacific Open
Toray Pan Pacific Open
and the China Open, where she reached the second round in both, before losing in three sets to 11th seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
and 13th seed Nadia Petrova, respectively. Hantuchová finished the season in Europe at the BGL Luxembourg Open, where she was upset by unseeded Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
in the quarterfinals, 6–2, 7–6(4). Hantuchová finished outside the top 20 for the second consecutive year at No. 24, with a win-loss record of 39–25. She went 25–16 on hard courts, 9–7 on clay, and 5–2 on grass. She was 1–9 versus top-10 players, with losses to Radwańska, Kuznetsova, Janković, Dementieva, Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(twice), and Safina (three times), with the sole victory over Zvonareva. 2010: Steady ranking[edit]

Hantuchová at the Family Circle Cup in 2010

Hantuchová started the 2010 tour by competing at the Brisbane International. Seeded fourth, Hantuchová was upset by unseeded Andrea Petkovic in the quarterfinals, 6–4, 6–2. At the Medibank International in Sydney, Hantuchová fell to fifth seed and eventual champion Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
in the second round, 2–6, 6–4, 2–6. Seeded 22nd at the Australian Open, Hantuchová fell to 16th seed and eventual semifinalist Li Na in the third round, 5–7, 6–3, 2–6. Hantuchová defeated Zhang Shuai, 6–0, 6–1, in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against China in Bratislava
Bratislava
prior to the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships. In Dubai, Hantuchová upset fifth seed Dementieva through retirement, after winning the first set 6–4. However, she fell to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round, 3–6, 4–6. Hantuchová was seeded second at the Monterrey Open. She became one of the favorites after top seed Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
fell in the first round. Hantuchová fought from a set down to beat unseeded Vania King, 2–6, 6–2, 6–1, in the quarterfinals, and fourth seed Dominika Cibulková, 4–6, 6–3, 6–0, in the semifinals. However, she fell to third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the finals, 6–1, 1–6, 0–6. It was Hantuchová's first final since Linz in 2007. Hantuchová was upset at the BNP Paribas Open by Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
in the second, after injuring her back during training earlier that day. At the Sony Ericsson Open, she gained a career-best in Miami, reaching the fourth round after recording straight-set victories over Patty Schnyder and 16th seed Nadia Petrova, but lost a very tight three-set match to third seed and eventual finalist Venus Williams, 6–1, 5–7, 4–6, in nearly three hours. Hantuchová began the clay season by competing at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina. She upset second seed and world No. 7 Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the quarterfinals, 1–6, 6–3, 6–3. However, she fell to fourth seed and eventual champion Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in her third career clay-court semifinal, 3–6, 6–7(2). Following Charleston, Hantuchová helped Slovakia
Slovakia
earn a place in the World Group I for the 2011 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
by scoring two singles victories and a doubles victory in the World Group play-offs against Serbia. She again defeated world No. 7 Janković in one of her singles matches for a second week in a row. Despite first-round loses in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
and in the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, Hantuchová rebounded at the French Open. Seeded 23rd, she upset 16th seed Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in the third round, but fell to fourth seed Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the fourth round. Hantuchová played two tournaments on grass. She was defeated by Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
at the Aegon International in Eastbourne and was then upset by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
at Wimbledon.

Hantuchová practicing at the Bank of the West Classic
Bank of the West Classic
in 2010

To start off the US Open Series, Hantuchová lost in the opening-round to sixth seed Shahar Pe'er, 6–0, 4–6, 3–6, at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. At the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego, she upset sixth seed Marion Bartoli, 3–6, 7–6(3), 6–4, in the first round, saving three match points. She then beat Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
and Alisa Kleybanova
Alisa Kleybanova
to advance to the semifinals, where she fell to Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in straight sets. Hantuchová then fell in the first rounds of the Cincinnati Masters, and the Rogers Cup to eventual semifinalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and 15th seed Flavia Pennetta, respectively. At the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis, she fell to Dinara Safina, 6–7(4), 6–7(2). As the 24th seed, Hantuchová defeated Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
and Vania King
Vania King
at the 2010 US Open, before falling to 12th seed Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
in the third round. Hantuchová fell in the early rounds in both the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan
Japan
and the China Open. At the Generali Ladies Linz, Hantuchová was upset by Patty Schnyder, 6–4, 6–4, in the quarterfinals. At the BGL Luxembourg Open, she lost again in the early rounds to Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in three sets. Hantuchová received a wildcard to the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali. She upset Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in straight sets, but fell to Alisa Kleybanova in the semifinals. She also lost the third-place match to Kimiko Date-Krumm, 5–7, 5–7. Hantuchová finished outside the top 20 for the third consecutive year at No. 30, with a win-loss record of 35–25. She was 3–5 versus top-10 players, with losses to Dementieva, Venus Williams, Janković, Stosur, and Radwańska, and with victories over Dementieva and Janković (twice). 2011: 5th WTA title[edit]

Hantuchová at the Southern California Open in 2011

Hantuchová withdrew from her first tournament of the year at the Brisbane International due to a left Achilles strain.[31] She competed next at the Medibank International
Medibank International
Sydney, but suffered a loss to María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in the first round, 2–6, 4–6. At the Australian Open, she was the 28th seed, but lost in the first round to Regina Kulikova
Regina Kulikova
in three sets, 5–7, 6–3, 7–9. This is the first time Hantuchová had lost in the first round of the Australian Open, except her first appearance. She then played at the PTT Pattaya Open, where she defeated Kurumi Nara, Kimiko Date-Krumm, and Akgul Amanmuradova, all in straight sets to reach the semifinals. There she upset top seed, world No. 3 and defending champion Vera Zvonareva, 7–6(3), 6–4. Hantuchová then won her first title in more than three years by defeating Sara Errani, 6–0, 6–2, in the final. Despite this, she fell to Anna Chakvetadze in the first round of the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships the following week. However, she rebounded at the Qatar Ladies Open by upsetting sixth seed Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the first round, 4–6, 6–1, 6–2, but fell in the quarterfinals to second seed and eventual champion Vera Zvonareva, 7–5, 6–7(5), 7–5, despite serving for the match at 5–4 in the final set. At the BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Ericsson Open, Hantuchová lost in the early rounds to Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
and top seed Caroline Wozniacki, respectively. Partnering Agnieszka Radwańska, she reached the semifinals in Indian Wells, falling to the eventual champions, but won the doubles title in Miami, defeating Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
and Liezel Huber. On clay, Hantuchová was upset in the third round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston by Christina McHale. Hantuchová next competed on European red clay at the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix, the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She fell in the early rounds of all three to Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in both Stuttgart and Madrid and to second seed Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in Rome. However, Hantuchová rebounded at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, where she upset fourth seed Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in the quarterfinals, but fell to second seed Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
in the semifinals, 4–6, 6–3, 4–6. Seeded 28th at the French Open, Hantuchová defeated Zhang Shuai and Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in the first two rounds, both in straight sets.[32][33] She then upset top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, 6–1, 6–3 for[34] her first win over a reigning world No. 1. However, Hantuchová fell to 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the fourth round, 7–6(6), 3–6, 2–6.[35] Hantuchová reached her second career grass-court final at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, upsetting second seed Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the semifinals, 6–7(2), 6–3, 6–2, before falling to unseeded Sabine Lisicki, 3–6, 2–6. Competing at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, Hantuchová defeated second seed Li Na and Venus Williams, before retiring to fifth seed Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the semifinals. Seeded 25th at the Wimbledon, Hantuchová fell to fourth seed Victoria Azarenka in the third round, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6. Hantuchová fell in the early rounds of both the Bank of the West Classic and the Rogers Cup in Toronto. She reached her sixth and seventh quarterfinals of the season at the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad and at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, but fell to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
and second seed Vera Zvonareva, respectively. After a first-round loss at the US Open to Pauline Parmentier, Hantuchová reached the quarterfinals of the Bell Challenge and the Generali Ladies Linz losing to Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
and top seed Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
respectively. Hantuchová finished the year at world No. 24 with a win loss record of 41–29. She went 5–11 against the top-10 with victories over Zvonareva, Azarenka, Wozniacki, Li Na, and Bartoli. 2012: Back-to-back Thailand Open champion and injuries[edit]

Hantuchová at 2012 Wimbledon Championships

Hantuchová began the year at the Brisbane International, where she reached her first final of the year, defeating Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
and Vania King, before receiving a walkover in the quarterfinals when Serena Williams
Serena Williams
pulled out of the event with an ankle sprain. In the semifinals, she lost the first set to Kim Clijsters, before the Belgian retired with a hip injury midway through the second. In the final, Hantuchová was easily defeated by Kaia Kanepi, 6–2, 6–1. In Sydney, Hantuchová upset Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the second round, before falling to second seed Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the quarterfinals. Seeded No. 20 at the Australian Open, Hantuchová fell to eventual semifinalist and defending champion Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
in straight sets in the third round. At Pattaya, she successfully defended her title by defeating No. 4 seed Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
6–7(4), 6–3, 6–3 in the final. However, Hantuchová was upset in the first round of the Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar
the following week by Simona Halep
Simona Halep
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(4). At the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, she fell in the quarters to eventual finalist, Julia Görges, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6. Hantuchová then suffered relatively unsuccessful tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. She fell in the second round after a bye to Czech Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
3–6, 7–6(7), 3–6. In Miami, she defeated Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
in a third-set tiebreaker, before falling to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
2–6, 6–7(2).[36] At the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
against Spain, she lost to Silvia Soler Espinosa
Silvia Soler Espinosa
6–7(5), 4–6, before defeating Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
0–6, 7–6(4), 6–4 to clinch the tie 3–2 for Slovakia.[37] During the match against Spain, Hantuchová suffered a stress fracture in her foot which ruled her out for two months and forced her to miss the whole of the clay court season.[38] Hantuchová lost her first round match at Wimbledon 2012 against Jamie Hampton, 4–6, 6–7.[39] In the 2012 London Olympics, Hantuchová upset No. 10 seed Li Na 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 in the first round. She then beat frenchwoman Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
6–3, 6–0 in the second round. She faced No. 8 seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the third round and lost 4–6, 2–6.

Hantuchová with doubles partner Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
at the Southern California Open in 2012

Hantuchová did not have the best US Open Series, winning only one match in four tournaments. At the Rogers Cup Hantuchová, lost in two tough sets to Aleksandra Wozniak
Aleksandra Wozniak
5–7, 6–7. At the Western & Southern Open, Hantuchová beat Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
in the first round, 2–6, 7–6, 6–3, but lost to 7th seed Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in straight sets. Hantuchová would lose in the first round of the New Haven Open to Mona Barthel, 7–5, 6–3. At the US Open, she would lose to 17th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in straight sets. At the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Hantuchová beat in the first round Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, but lost to 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7–6, 6–1. Hantuchová lost in the first round of the China Open to 7th seed, Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
2–6, 3–6. She would lose to 5th seed, Julia Görges
Julia Görges
in straight sets at the Generali Ladies Linz. Hantuchová would record her best result in months at the BGL Luxembourg Open, where she made it to the semifinals. She lost to Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
in straight sets. Hantuchová would finish her year with three straight losses at the Tournament of Champions to Caroline Wozniacki, Roberta Vinci, and Hsieh Su-wei. On reflection, Hantuchová said that 2012 was a difficult year for her. She struggled with niggling injuries even before she fractured her foot and was forced out for two months. As a result, her form was inconsistent and she suffered ten first round defeats. She said: "I think 2012 has been a difficult year for me. Had a great start to the season, making the final in Brisbane, winning in Pattaya and feeling very good about my game, but unfortunately, suffered a fracture stress... that kept me away from the tracks for two months." However, she said that playing in the Olympics at Wimbledon, where she reached the third round, was a "special moment".[38] In an interview at the end of the year, Hantuchová reflected on turning 30 the following April, saying that it was "just a number" and that she wanted to keep playing as long as possible and break back into the top 10.[40][41] 2013: 6th WTA Title, second US Open quarterfinal since 2002 and return to the Top 50[edit] Hantuchová started her year off in January with a quarterfinal appearance at the Brisbane International, beating Lourdes Domínguez Lino and fifth seed Sara Errani
Sara Errani
before losing to Lesia Tsurenko. She then suffered two successive first round defeats: at the Sydney International to Ayumi Morita
Ayumi Morita
and at the Australian Open
Australian Open
to Chan Yung-jan. At the Pattaya Open at the end of the month, Hantuchová was the reigning champion but after beating Olga Puchkova
Olga Puchkova
in the first round, she had to retire during her second round match against Nina Bratchikova.

Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in 2013

Hantuchová's next two matches were first round Fed Cup
Fed Cup
ties in February for Slovakia
Slovakia
against Serbia. She won them both, beating Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
and Vesna Dolonc
Vesna Dolonc
in straight sets, helping her team progress to the quarter-finals. Hantuchová's next tournament was the Qatar Ladies Open, where she beat Laura Robson
Laura Robson
and Ekaterina Bychkova, losing in the third round to sixth seed Sara Errani
Sara Errani
5–7, 7–5, 2–6. At the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Hantuchová entered the qualifiers. She beat Karolína Plíšková, recorded a walkover against Simona Halep
Simona Halep
and beat Carla Suárez Navarro. In the first round proper, she lost to sixth seed Petra Kvitová. In March, Hantuchová reached the second round in back to back tournaments. First, the Indian Wells Masters, beating Stéphanie Foretz Gacon and losing to first seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka. Then, the Miami Masters, beating Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
and losing to sixth seed Errani. At the Family Circle Cup in April, she lost in the first round to Marina Erakovic. In the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
semi-final against Russia, Hantuchová beat Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
and lost in three sets to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
as Slovakia
Slovakia
were defeated 3–2. At the Marrakech Grand Prix at the end of the month, she lost her round match to Olga Puchkova, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 5–7. At the Madrid Open in May, Hantuchová received a wildcard, beating Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
and eighth seed Kvitová before losing to Kaia Kanepi in the third round. At the Rome Masters, Hantuchová lost in the second qualifying round to Simona Halep. Hantuchová then suffered two first round defeats, at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, where she was seeded eighth, to María Teresa Torró Flor, 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), and then at the French Open, to Jelena Janković, 4–6, 6–7(7–9). Hantuchová won her first tournament of 2013 in June when she won the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Unseeded for the tournament, she beat qualifier Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
6–1, 7–6(7–1) in the first round. In the second round, she beat 7th seed Laura Robson
Laura Robson
6–3, 6–4, securing her 500th career win and becoming only the 37th woman in the Open Era to do so. In the third round, she beat 12th seed Kristina Mladenovic 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4. In the quarterfinals, she beat 15th seed Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
6–7(8–10), 6–4, 7–6(7–3). In the semifinal she beat qualifier Alison Riske
Alison Riske
5–7, 6–1, 6–4 and in the final, she beat Donna Vekić
Donna Vekić
7–6(7–5), 6–4. Her first match after that was at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, where she received a wildcard and retired in her first round match again Lesia Tsurenko. At the Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the first round again, this time against Klára Zakopalová.

Beginning in August, Hantuchová began a doubles partnership with former world No. 1 Martina Hingis

Hantuchová began her US Open Series at the end of July at the Bank of the West Classic, winning in the first round against Yanina Wickmayer, but losing in the second round against seventh seed Urszula Radwańska 6–7(3–7), 6–7(3–7). In the doubles she and Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
were seeded third. They reached the semi-finals, where they lost to first seeds and eventual champions Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears. In the Southern California Open at the start of August, she defeated Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
in the first round, and lost in the second round to second seed Agnieszka Radwańska. In the doubles she teamed up with Martina Hingis, for whom it was a comeback to the WTA tour.[42] They reached the quarterfinals, Hantuchová and her partner again losing to the third seeds and eventual champions Kops-Jones and Spears. Hantuchová did not enter the singles of the Canadian Open but she and Hingis did enter the doubles. They received a wildcard, beating Kerber and Kvitová in the first round and losing to Julia Görges
Julia Görges
and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
in the second round. At the Cincinnati Masters, Hantuchová received a wildcard and lost in the first round to Andrea Petkovic. In the doubles, she and Hingis reached the second round, losing to first seeds Errani and Roberta Vinci. In the New Haven Open, Hantuchová was defeated in the first round by eventual champion Simona Halep. In the doubles, Hantuchová and Hingis received a wildcard and were stopped in the first round by Cara Black
Cara Black
and Vania King. At the US Open, Hantuchová beat Maria Sanchez
Maria Sanchez
in the first round, to advance beyond the first round of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2012 Australian Open. She then beat Victoria Duval
Victoria Duval
in the second round and Israeli qualifier Julia Glushko
Julia Glushko
in a tough match in the third round. Hantuchová was at one point down 3–6, 2–4 and faced four match points in the final set but came back to win 3–6, 7–5, 7–6.[43] She beat Alison Riske
Alison Riske
in the fourth round 6–3, 5–7, 6–2 and advanced to the quarter-finals at the US Open for the first time since 2002 and for the first time at any Grand Slam since the 2008 Australian Open. She faced second seed Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
and lost 2–6, 3–6. In the doubles, Hantuchová and Hingis received a wildcard and lost a re-match against first seeds Errani and Vinci. 2014: Inconsistency[edit] Hantuchová began the Australian Open
Australian Open
Series in the first round of the Brisbane International, where she lost in an upset to Ashleigh Barty.[44] In the doubles, she and Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki
lost to first seeds Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
and Katarina Srebotnik. Hantuchová then lost in the first round of the Sydney International, to wild card Ajla Tomljanović. She and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
beat Darija Jurak
Darija Jurak
and Megan Moulton-Levy
Megan Moulton-Levy
in the first round of the doubles and lost to fourth seeds Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
in the second. At the 2014 Australian Open, she was seeded 31st and defeated Heather Watson in the first round[45] and Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
in the second round. She lost to top seed Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the third round. In the doubles, Hantuchová and Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
were seeded 15 and beat Mandy Minella and Chanelle Scheepers
Chanelle Scheepers
in the first round and Magdaléna Rybáriková and Stefanie Vögele
Stefanie Vögele
in the second round. They lost to third seeds Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the third round. In the mixed doubles, Hantuchová and Leander Paes
Leander Paes
beat Ajla Tomljanović and James Duckworth in the first round and eighth seeds Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
and Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
in the second round. They lost to Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
and Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
in the quarterfinal. Hantuchová's next tournament was the Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris]. She defeated Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
in the first round of the singles and was beaten by the top seed Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in round 2.[46] In the doubles, she and Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
lost to fellow wildcards Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
and Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in the first round. She then played at the Qatar Ladies Open, where she had to withdraw during the second set of her first round match against Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
with a right knee injury.[47] In March, Hantuchová hired Peter Lundgren, who coached Roger Federer from 2000 to 2003. She had previously been coached by Eduardo Nicolás from mid-2013 to the beginning of 2014.[48] Hantuchová lost both her openers at Indian Wells and Miami to Americans Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
and Madison Keys
Madison Keys
respectively. At the Family Circle Cup in Charleston where she was the 12th seed, she lost in quarterfinals to fellow Slovak player Jana Čepelová.[49] Hantuchová then reached her first semifinal of the season at Marrakech as the top seed. There, she lost to Romina Oprandi. At the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, she lost to Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
in the first round. The following week, she lost in the first round again at Rome to Monica Puig. Hantuchová was the 31st seed and reached the third round where she lost to Angelique Kerber. During the grass court season, Hantuchová played at Birmingham. She failed to defend her title when she lost to veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the third round after defeating rising star Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
in her opener. The following week, she defeated Vinci in the first round at Eastbourne but then lost to Lauren Davis. At Wimbledon, Hantuchová lost to eventual finalist Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in the first round. Hantuchová played for the San Diego Aviators
San Diego Aviators
of World Team Tennis
Tennis
in July 2014. She led the Aviators to the league's best regular-season record and was named WTT Female Most Valuable Player.[50] The Aviators lost to the Springfield Lasers
Springfield Lasers
in the Western Conference Championship Match.[51] Hantuchová participated in the Bank of the West Classic
Bank of the West Classic
where she defeated Paula Ormaechea
Paula Ormaechea
in round 1 and lost to Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
in the 2nd. In doubles, she and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
won 1st round from Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova
and Xu Yifan
Xu Yifan
but lost against Paula Kania
Paula Kania
and Kateřina Siniaková. At the Canadian Open singles she was defeated in 1st round by eventual finalist Caroline Wozniacki. She would also lose the 1st doubles round alongside her partner Arantxa Parra Santonja. She would go on to another 1st round singles defeat at the Cincinnati Masters at the hands of Ekaterina Makarova. In doubles she partnered with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
and won against Lucie Hradecká and Michaëlla Krajicek, but would lose in round 2 against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. In the US Open she defeated Romina Oprandi
Romina Oprandi
in round 1 but lost to Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
in second round. She partnered with Francesca Schiavone for women's doubles and lost to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Elena Vesnina in round 1. 2015: 7th WTA Title[edit] Hantuchová started her 2015 Year at the ASB Classic. In the 1st round, Hantuchová beat Sara Errani
Sara Errani
6–3, 6–2. This marked her first win against a top-20 player since May 2013. In the 2nd round, Hantuchová lost to qualifier Urszula Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
6–1, 3–6, 1–6. After Auckland, Hantuchová received a wildcard to play at the Hobart International. She beat Qualifier Richèl Hogenkamp
Richèl Hogenkamp
in the 1st round 7–6(10), 7–6(5). In the 2nd round, Hantuchová lost to 3rd seed Zarina Diyas
Zarina Diyas
7–5, 6–1. At the Australian Open, Hantuchová beat Zheng Saisai in the 1st round 6–4, 6–4. In the 2nd round, she lost to 24th seed Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
1–6, 6–1, 0–6. Hantuchová played her 17th singles final at the PTT Thailand Open after wins over 3rd seed Zarina Diyas
Zarina Diyas
1–6, 6–3, 6–1; Zheng Saisai 7–6(5), 6–2; Ying-Ying Duan
Ying-Ying Duan
6–3, 6–0; and Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(3). She defeated Ajla Tomljanović
Ajla Tomljanović
in the final 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to win her 7th WTA tournament. Two days later, at the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, she beat Mona Barthel
Mona Barthel
in the 1st round 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3. Hantuchová fell in the 2nd round to 1st seed and eventual champion Simona Halep
Simona Halep
2–6, 0–6. At the Monterrey Open, Hantuchová was the 7th seed. She beat Monica Puig
Monica Puig
in the 1st round 7–6(1), 3–6, 7–5. However, she lost in the 2nd round to Qualifier Urszula Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
2–6, 4–6. Hantuchová lost in the 1st round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California to Klára Koukalová 4–6, 6–1, 3–6. She also lost in the 1st round of the Miami Open to Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
1–6, 6–7(5). Hantuchová won one match during Fed Cup
Fed Cup
by beating Susanne Celik of Sweden
Sweden
6–2, 6–0. During the Spring, Hantuchová switched her racquet brand from Prince to Head. At the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to Christina McHale
Christina McHale
4–6, 2–6. At the Mutua Madrid Open, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to Elina Svitolina 6–0, 6–3. Hantuchová lost again in the 1st round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
to 13th seed and last year finalist Sara Errani 4–6, 6–7(4). Hantuchová lost in the 1st round of the French Open
French Open
to Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
3–6, 3–6. Hantuchová started her Grass Court Season by playing at the Aegon Open Nottingham in Nottingham. This is the 1st edition of this tournament. Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to Magda Linette
Magda Linette
2–6, 6–4, 6–7(4). The following week, Hantuchová reached the quarterfinals at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England with wins over 14th seed Irina-Camelia Begu 4–6, 7–6(10), 6–4; qualifier Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
7–6(6), 6–4; and qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito
Michelle Larcher de Brito
6–4, 7–5. She lost in the quarterfinal to 8th seed and grass court specialist Sabine Lisicki 6–7(2), 2–6. At the Wimbledon Championships, Hantuchová beat compatriot Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in the 1st round 5–7, 0–6. In the 2nd round, Hantuchová lost to British No. 1 Heather Watson
Heather Watson
4–6, 2–6. After Wimbledon, Hantuchová competed at the İstanbul Cup
İstanbul Cup
in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 1st round, she beat Turkish wildcard Çağla Büyükakçay 4–6, 6–3, 6–2. In the 2nd round, Hantuchová lost to eventual champion Lesia Tsurenko
Lesia Tsurenko
1–6, 1–6. At the Western & Southern Open, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to Kristina Mladenovic 2–6, 1–6. At the US Open, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
3–6, 3–6. At the Guangzhou International Women's Open, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to 5th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–6, 5–7. At the Wuhan Open, she was given a wildcard into the main draw. In the 1st round, Hantuchová lost to 12th seed Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
4–6, 4–6. Her final tournament of the year was at the China Open. She was the 14th seed for qualifying where in the 1st round, she lost to Lara Arruabarrena
Lara Arruabarrena
6–7(5), 3–6. Hantuchová finished 2015 ranked 81. This is her 15th straight top 100 season. 2016: Out of the Top 100[edit] Hantuchová started her 2016 year by playing qualifying at the Brisbane International where she was the 3rd seed. In the 1st round of qualifying, Hantuchová lost to Ysaline Bonaventure
Ysaline Bonaventure
1–6, 6–4, 2–6. Hantuchová successfully qualified for the Apia International Sydney by beating Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
6–4, 6–4; 9th seed Irina Falconi 7–5, 6–1; and Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis
6–3, 6–2. She was supposed to face 2nd seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the 1st round, but Radwańska withdrew due to a left leg injury. Hantuchová got a bye into the 2nd round, but she lost to Australian Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
4–6, 2–6. At the Australian Open, Hantuchová lost in the 1st round to 23rd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
0–6, 2–6. Having fallen outside the top 100 for the first time since March 2002, Hantuchová successfully made her way through qualifying at the French Open, defeating 7th seed Anna Tatishvili, Barbora Štefková
Barbora Štefková
and Jennifer Brady. She lost in the 1st round to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
1–6, 2–6. 2017: Out of Grand Slams and retirement[edit] For the first time since 2000, Hantuchová had to play the qualifying round in order to enter the Australian Open.[52] At the qualifying first round, she lost to 13th seed Natalia Vikhlyantseva 1–6, 3–6. On 6 May, during the qualifying rounds of the Madrid Open, Hantuchová announced on her Instagram
Instagram
account that she'll be out of the Tour for a time due to suffering a stress fracture on her 9th rib.[53] On 6 July 2017 at Wimbledon, Hantuchová announced her retirement from professional tennis.[54] Playing style[edit] Hantuchová is right-handed but uses both hands when playing backhand shots.[55] She can hit the ball hard with both her forehand and backhand but is best known as a player with natural timing and excellent technique. A "superb ball-striker",[56] she plays a flowing style, hitting deep, accurate groundstrokes.[57][58] Her double-handed backhand is a particularly potent weapon. She is often described as an "all-rounder".[4][59] She has a strong, accurate serve and can play well when close to the net. She is famous for her long legs which are 43" (110 cm) long.[60] Thanks to her height (5' 11"), Hantuchova can cover a long distance in a short amount of time, which also helps in returning shots.[61] Although her speed across court has reduced a little in recent years, she compensates with her stamina. Dubbed the "Queen of 3-setters", as of 15 January 2014, Hantuchová had played 263 three-set matches, more than anyone else on the tour, winning 181 of them.[62] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
career statistics

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L

Australian Open Q2 1R 3R QF 2R 3R 4R 4R SF 3R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R Q1 0 / 16 29–16

French Open A 2R 4R 2R 1R 3R 4R 3R A 1R 4R 4R A 1R 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 14 20–14

Wimbledon Q2 2R QF 2R 3R 3R 4R 4R 2R 4R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 16 24–16

US Open Q2 1R QF 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R 4R 3R 1R 1R QF 2R 1R A A 0 / 15 21–15

Win–Loss 0–0 2–4 13–4 8–4 5–4 8–4 10–4 8–4 6–3 8–4 8–4 5–4 2–3 4–4 5–4 2–4 0–3 0–0 0 / 61 94–61

Year-End Championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L

WTA Finals A A 1R Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 2 1–3

Tournament of Champions Not Held A 4th QF RR A A Not Held 0 / 3 1–6

WTA Elite Trophy Not Held A A 0 / 0 0–0

Doubles Grand Slam finals: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2002 Australian Open Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Martina Hingis Anna Kournikova 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6

Runner-up 2006 French Open Clay Ai Sugiyama Lisa Raymond Samantha Stosur 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 2009 Australian Open
Australian Open
(2) Hard Ai Sugiyama Serena Williams Venus Williams 3–6, 3–6

Mixed Doubles Grand Slam finals: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit] By winning the 2005 US Open title, Hantuchová completed the mixed doubles Career Grand Slam. She became only the fifth female player in history to achieve this.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 2001 Wimbledon Grass Leoš Friedl Mike Bryan Liezel Huber 4–6, 6–3, 6–2

Winner 2002 Australian Open Hard Kevin Ullyett Gastón Etlis Paola Suárez 6–3, 6–2

Runner-up 2002 Wimbledon Grass Kevin Ullyett Elena Likhovtseva Mahesh Bhupathi 2–6, 6–1, 1–6

Winner 2005 French Open Clay Fabrice Santoro Leander Paes Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Winner 2005 US Open Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Nenad Zimonjić Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 6–2

Endorsements[edit] Product endorsement and equipment[edit]

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Until the 2009 US Open, Hantuchová endorsed Nike sportswear and had her own line with them for her tournament wear, like players such as Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
and Serena Williams. From the 2009 US Open onwards, Hantuchová began endorsing Adidas
Adidas
sportswear. As of Wimbledon 2010, she shares the same signature line as Ana Ivanovic. In 2006, Hantuchová also appeared on an advertisement for Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot phone with Ivanovic. Hantuchová also has endorsed four racquet brands. She first endorsed Babolat
Babolat
from the time she was a junior until late 2003, then Yonex until the 2007 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Toray Pan Pacific Open
in Tokyo, when she started using the Prince Ozone Seven Racquets in the 2007 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Photos were released from Prince giving the impression that Hantuchová, from the start of the 2011 season, will be using the Prince EXO3 Tour 100. However, she signed a deal with Volkl Tennis
Tennis
and then used the Volkl Power Bridge 9. Starting with the 2011 Fed Cup, she began using the Prince EXO3 Tour Team 100 again, with which she won her fourth career title. In spring of 2015, Hantuchová started using HEAD
HEAD
rackets and bags although the racket is not part of the current range and appears to be all black in color. During the 2015 Grass Court Season, Hantuchová started using the HEAD
HEAD
Graphene Instinct MP racket. In 2016, Hantuchová switched her racquet brand back to Babolat. Video games[edit]

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Hantuchová has been in many sports/tennis related video games with such players as Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams
Venus Williams
and Anna Kournikova. Some of the titles are Top Spin (both Xbox and PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
versions), Smash Court Tennis
Tennis
Pro Tournament 2, Roland Garros 2005 and Virtua Tennis
Tennis
3. Hantuchová is also a playable character in Virtua Tennis
Tennis
2009. Achievements[edit] Team achievements[edit]

2000 Eurotel Doubles Champion 2002 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Champion (Slovakia) 2004 Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup
Finalist (with Karol Kučera) 2004 Athens Olympic Games 2005 Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup
Champion (with Dominik Hrbatý) 2008 Beijing Olympic Games 2012 London Olympic Games

Awards[edit]

2001 WTA Newcomer of the Year Award 2002 WTA Most Improved Player of the Year Award 2003 Laureus
Laureus
World Sports Academy Award nominee for World Newcomer of the Year Award 2014 WTT Female Most Valuable Player

See also[edit]

Slovakia
Slovakia
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team

References[edit]

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Tennis
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Caroline Wozniacki
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Svetlana Kuznetsova
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External links[edit]

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Official website Daniela Hantuchová
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at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup

Awards

Preceded by Dája Bedáňová WTA Newcomer of the Year 2001 Succeeded by Svetlana Kuznetsova

Preceded by Justine Henin-Hardenne WTA Most Improved Player of the Year 2002 Succeeded by Nadia Petrova

v t e

Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen
& Ann Haydon-Jones
Ann Haydon-Jones
/ Fred Stolle (1987) Zina Garrison
Zina Garrison
/ Sherwood Stewart (1988) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1989) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1990) Natalia Zvereva / Jim Pugh (1991) Jo Durie
Jo Durie
/ Jeremy Bates (1992) Nicole Provis / Mark Woodforde (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Todd Woodbridge (1994) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Andrei Olhovskiy (1995) Natalia Zvereva / Rick Leach (1996) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Mark Woodforde (1997) Manon Bollegraf / Rick Leach (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams (2000) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
/ Jared Palmer (2001) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ellis Ferreira (2002) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Kevin Ullyett (2003) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Leander Paes (2004) Elena Bovina / Nenad Zimonjić (2005) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
/ Scott Draper (2006) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2007) Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Likhovtseva
/ Daniel Nestor (2008) Tiantian Sun / Nenad Zimonjić (2009) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2010) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Leander Paes (2011) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Daniel Nestor (2012) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Horia Tecău (2013) Jarmila Gajdošová / Matthew Ebden (2014) Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
/ Daniel Nestor (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2016) Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
/ Bruno Soares (2017) Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
/ Juan Sebastián Cabal (2018) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Mate Pavić

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French Open
French Open
mixed doubles champions

1968–1970

(1968) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1970) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Bob Hewitt

1971–1980

(1971) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1972) Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
/ Kim Warwick (1973) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1974) Martina Navrátilová / Iván Molina (1975) Fiorella Bonicelli / Thomas Koch (1976) Ilana Kloss
Ilana Kloss
/ Kim Warwick (1977) Mary Carillo / John McEnroe (1978) Renáta Tomanová / Pavel Složil (1979) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ Bob Hewitt (1980) Anne Smith / Billy Martin

1981–1990

(1981) Andrea Jaeger / Jimmy Arias (1982) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ John Lloyd (1983) Barbara Jordan / Eliot Teltscher (1984) Anne Smith / Dick Stockton (1985) Martina Navrátilová / Heinz Günthardt (1986) Kathy Jordan / Ken Flach (1987) Pam Shriver / Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Vicario (1988) Lori McNeil / Jorge Lozano (1989) Manon Bollegraf / Tom Nijssen (1990) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Jorge Lozano

1991–2000

(1991) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
/ Cyril Suk (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Mark Woodforde (1993) Eugenia Maniokova / Andrei Olhovskiy (1994) Kristie Boogert
Kristie Boogert
/ Menno Oosting (1995) Larisa Neiland / Todd Woodbridge (1996) Patricia Tarabini / Javier Frana (1997) Rika Hiraki / Mahesh Bhupathi (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Piet Norval (2000) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams

2001–2010

(2001) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Tomas Carbonell (2002) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Wayne Black (2003) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Mike Bryan (2004) Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
/ Richard Gasquet (2005) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Fabrice Santoro (2006) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Andy Ram (2008) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Bob Bryan (2009) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Bob Bryan (2010) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić

2011–present

(2011) Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
/ Scott Lipsky (2012) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2013) Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
/ František Čermák (2014) Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
/ Jean-Julien Rojer (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Mike Bryan (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2017) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Rohan Bopanna

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Wimbledon (Open Era) mixed doubles champions

(1968) Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Court (1969) Fred Stolle / Ann Haydon-Jones (1970) Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
/ Rosemary Casals (1971) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1972) Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
/ Rosemary Casals (1973) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1974) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1975) Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen
/ Margaret Court (1976) Tony Roche
Tony Roche
/ Françoise Dürr (1977) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Greer Stevens (1978) Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
/ Betty Stöve (1979) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Greer Stevens (1980) John Austin / Tracy Austin (1981) Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
/ Betty Stöve (1982) Kevin Curren
Kevin Curren
/ Anne Smith (1983) John Lloyd / Wendy Turnbull (1984) John Lloyd / Wendy Turnbull (1985) Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee
/ Martina Navratilova (1986) Ken Flach / Kathy Jordan (1987) Jeremy Bates / Jo Durie (1988) Sherwood Stewart / Zina Garrison (1989) Jim Pugh / Jana Novotná (1990) Rick Leach
Rick Leach
/ Zina Garrison (1991) John Fitzgerald / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie (1992) Cyril Suk / Larisa Savchenko Neiland (1993) Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde
/ Martina Navratilova (1994) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Helena Suková (1995) Jonathan Stark / Martina Navratilova (1996) Cyril Suk / Helena Suková (1997) Cyril Suk / Helena Suková (1998) Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
/ Serena Williams (1999) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Lisa Raymond (2000) Donald Johnson / Kimberly Po (2001) Leoš Friedl
Leoš Friedl
/ Daniela Hantuchová (2002) Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
/ Elena Likhovtseva (2003) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Martina Navratilova (2004) Wayne Black / Cara Black (2005) Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
/ Mary Pierce (2006) Andy Ram
Andy Ram
/ Vera Zvonareva (2007) Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
/ Jelena Janković (2008) Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Samantha Stosur (2009) Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles
/ Anna-Lena Grönefeld (2010) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Cara Black (2011) Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
/ Iveta Benešová (2012) Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
/ Lisa Raymond (2013) Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
/ Kristina Mladenovic (2014) Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
/ Samantha Stosur (2015) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Martina Hingis (2016) Henri Kontinen
Henri Kontinen
/ Heather Watson (2017) Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
/ Martina Hingis

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US Open mixed doubles champions

(1968) Mary Ann Eisel / Peter Curtis (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1971) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson (1972) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1973) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson (1974) Pam Teeguarden / Geoff Masters (1975) Rosemary Casals / Dick Stockton (1976) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Phil Dent (1977) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Frew McMillan (1978) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Frew McMillan (1979) Greer Stevens / Bob Hewitt (1980) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ Marty Riessen (1981) Anne Smith / Kevin Curren (1982) Anne Smith / Kevin Curren (1983) Elizabeth Sayers Smylie / John Fitzgerald (1984) Manuela Maleeva
Manuela Maleeva
/ Tom Gullikson (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Heinz Günthardt (1986) Raffaella Reggi
Raffaella Reggi
/ Sergio Casal (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Vicario (1988) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1989) Robin White / Shelby Cannon (1990) Elizabeth Sayers Smylie / Todd Woodbridge (1991) Manon Bollegraf / Tom Nijssen (1992) Nicole Provis / Mark Woodforde (1993) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
/ Todd Woodbridge (1994) Elna Reinach / Patrick Galbraith (1995) Meredith McGrath / Matt Lucena (1996) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Patrick Galbraith (1997) Manon Bollegraf / Rick Leach (1998) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Max Mirnyi (1999) Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2000) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Jared Palmer (2001) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
/ Todd Woodbridge (2002) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Mike Bryan (2003) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Bob Bryan (2004) Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
/ Bob Bryan (2005) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2006) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Bob Bryan (2007) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Max Mirnyi (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Leander Paes (2009) Carly Gullickson
Carly Gullickson
/ Travis Parrott (2010) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Bob Bryan (2011) Melanie Oudin
Melanie Oudin
/ Jack Sock (2012) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Bruno Soares (2013) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Max Mirnyi (2014) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Bruno Soares (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2016) Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund
/ Mate Pavić (2017) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jamie Murray

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Grand Slam / non-calendar year / career Grand Slam-winning singles/doubles tennis players

Grand Slam

Men's singles

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Women's singles

1953: Maureen Connolly 1970: Margaret Court 1988: Steffi Graf

Men's doubles

1951: Ken McGregor/ Frank Sedgman

Women's doubles

1960: Maria Bueno 1984: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1998: Martina Hingis

Mixed doubles

1963: Margaret Court/ Ken Fletcher 1965: Margaret Court 1967: Owen Davidson

Non-calendar year Grand Slam

Men's singles

2015–16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1983–84: Martina Navratilova 1993–94: Steffi Graf 2002–03: Serena Williams 2014–15: Serena Williams

Men's doubles

2012–13: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan

Women's doubles

1949–50: Louise Brough 1986–87: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1992–93: Gigi Fernández/ Natasha Zvereva 1996–97: Natasha Zvereva 2009–10: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams

Mixed doubles

1967–68 Billie Jean King

Career Grand Slam

Men's singles

1933-34-35: Fred Perry 1937-38: Don Budge 1960-61-62: Rod Laver 1961-63-64: Roy Emerson 1992-94-95-99: Andre Agassi 2003-04-09: Roger Federer 2005-08-09-10: Rafael Nadal 2008-11-16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1951-52-53: Maureen Connolly 1949-50-51-54: Doris Hart 1951-56-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1960-62-63: Margaret Court 1966-67-68-72: Billie Jean King 1974-75-82: Chris Evert 1978-81-82-83: Martina Navratilova 1987-88: Steffi Graf 1999-2002-03: Serena Williams 2004-06-08-12: Maria Sharapova

Men's doubles

1935-36-39: Adrian Quist 1948-50-51 Frank Sedgman 1951: Ken McGregor 1953–56: Lew Hoad/ Ken Rosewall 1957-58-59: Neale Fraser 1959-60-62: Roy Emerson 1965–67: John Newcombe/ Tony Roche 1962-64-67-77: Bob Hewitt 1982-84-86-89: John Fitzgerald 1983-87-89: Anders Järryd 1994-95-98: Jacco Eltingh/ Paul Haarhuis 1989-92–93-2000: Mark Woodforde 1992–93-95-2000: Todd Woodbridge 1998-2002-03-05: Jonas Björkman 2003-05-06: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan 2002-04-07-08: Daniel Nestor 1999-2006-12: Leander Paes

Women's doubles

1942-46-50: Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947-48-50-51: Doris Hart 1950-51-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1956–1957: Althea Gibson 1958–60: Maria Bueno 1961–64: Lesley Turner Bowrey 1961-63-64: Margaret Court 1964-66-69-70: Judy Tegart Dalton 1980–81: Kathy Jordan/ Anne Smith 1975-76-77-80: / Martina Navratilova 1981-82-83-84: Pam Shriver 1989-90-93: Helena Suková 1988–90-91-92: Gigi Fernández 1989-90-91-93: / Natasha Zvereva 1989-90-94: Jana Novotná 1996-97-98: Martina Hingis 1999-2000-01: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams 2000-01-06: Lisa Raymond 2012-13-14: Sara Errani/ Roberta Vinci

Mixed doubles

1925-26-27-28 Jean Borotra 1949–51: Doris Hart/ Frank Sedgman 1961-1963: Margaret Court 1962-1963: Ken Fletcher 1965-66-67: Owen Davidson 1967–68: Billie Jean King 1969–75: Marty Riessen 1961-70-77-79: Bob Hewitt 1992–93-95: Mark Woodforde 1990-93-94-95: Todd Woodbridge 1974-85-2003: Martina Navratilova 2001-02-05: Daniela Hantuchová 1997-99-2005-06: Mahesh Bhupathi 2002-04-08-10: Cara Black 1999-2003-08-16: Leander Paes 2006-15-16: Martina Hingis

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top Slovak female singles tennis players as of 5 March 2018

1. Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
(17 1) 2. Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
(30 ) 3. Jana Čepelová
Jana Čepelová
(99 ) 4. Viktória Kužmová
Viktória Kužmová
(113 4) 5. Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (135 4)

6. Chantal Škamlová
Chantal Škamlová
(242 4) 7. Michaela Hončová (268 1) 8. Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
(281 1) 9. Vivien Juhászová (396 1) 10. Lenka

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