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Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
(Slovak pronunciation: [ˈkristiːna ˈkut͡ʃoʋaː]; born 23 May 1990) is a Slovak tennis player. Kučová has won ten singles and five doubles on the ITF tour in her career. In September 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 71. On 5 October 2009, she peaked at world number 168 in the doubles rankings. Kučová was an accomplished junior player, having won the Girls' Singles title at the 2007 US Open and reaching a combined career-high junior ranking of world number 3 on 10 September 2009. Playing for Slovakia
Slovakia
at the Fed Cup, she has a win-loss record of 1-5.[1] Kučová was born in Bratislava. Her elder sister Zuzana is also a tennis player, who retired from the professional tour in 2013.

Contents

1 Tennis
Tennis
career

1.1 Juniors 1.2 2014 1.3 2016: Breakthrough and into the Top 100

2 ITF finals

2.1 Singles: 22 (10–12) 2.2 Doubles (5–2)

3 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
participation

3.1 Singles (1–3) 3.2 Doubles (0–2)

4 Junior Grand Slam finals

4.1 Girls' Singles

5 Performance timelines

5.1 Singles

6 Top 10 wins 7 References 8 External links

Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] Juniors[edit] At the 2007 US Open – Girls' Singles, the unseeded Kučová took the title, defeating the thirteenth seed Julia Glushko
Julia Glushko
in the third round, top seed and defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the quarter-finals, and number two seed Urszula Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
in the final. Kučová also reached the 2007 Wimbledon Championships
2007 Wimbledon Championships
and 2007 French Open girls' doubles quarter-finals. She reached the French Open quarter-finals with her compatriot Klaudia Boczová, losing to the eventual champions and third seeds Ksenia Milevskaya
Ksenia Milevskaya
and Urszula Radwańska. With her compatriot, Lenka Juríková, she reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals and lost to the eventual runners-up Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara. 2014[edit] Kučová started the year in the qualifying for Sydney where she lost to Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
4–6 3–6, then she lost in the first round of qualifying for the Australian Open
Australian Open
to Paula Kania
Paula Kania
6–4 5–7 2–6. She lost in qualifying for Doha to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
5–7 4–6 and also in Dubai where she lost to Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
6–3 1–6 4–6. She managed to qualify for Katowice and then beat Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
6-1 6-1 in the first round before losing to Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
3–6 6–4 3–6. She lost in qualifying for the French Open
French Open
to the wildcard Irina Ramialison
Irina Ramialison
1–6 0–6 and in qualifying for Wimbledon to Maryna Zanevska 4–6 6–4 3–6. She reached her first WTA semi-final at Bucharest
Bucharest
by beating Anna Schmiedlova 6–3 6–3, Cristina Dinu
Cristina Dinu
6–2 6–3 and Danka Kovinic 6–4 1–6 6–3 before losing to Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
1–6 3–6 in the semi-finals. She won $50,000 in the ITF event in Sobota in Poland
Poland
by beating Sesil Karatantcheva
Sesil Karatantcheva
1-6 7–5 6–3 in the final. She won a $25,000 event in Fleurus, Belgium
Belgium
by beating Evgeniya Rodina
Evgeniya Rodina
6–3 6–4 in the final. She lost in the second round of qualifying in Linz to Anna-Lena Friedsam
Anna-Lena Friedsam
5–7 0–6 and in the first round of qualifying for Limoges to Katarzyna Piter
Katarzyna Piter
2–6 4–6. 2016: Breakthrough and into the Top 100[edit] Kučová failed to qualify for the Australian Open. She lost in the final qualifying round to Wang Yafan, despite having a match point in the second set.[2] After defeating Stefanie Vögele
Stefanie Vögele
and Hsieh Su-wei, Kučová reached the quarter-finals in Kuala Lumpur, where she lost to the second seed Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
despite winning the first set 6–1. She qualified for the main draw of the 2016 Rogers Cup by defeating Erin Routliffe and Christina McHale. She upset Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
of Belgium
Belgium
in the first round, who had won the singles and doubles titles in Washington the week before. In the second round she caused a bigger upset by defeating the No. 8 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, setting up a third round clash with the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Kučová won the match in three sets to reach her first WTA Premier level quarter-final, where she beat the 15th seed Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
in straight sets. She was eventually eliminated in the semi-finals by the 10th seed Madison Keys. Following the tournament she broke into the world's top 100 in the rankings for the first time in her career. ITF finals[edit] Singles: 22 (10–12)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$15,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner–up 1. 20 April 2007 Hvar, Croatia Clay Karolina Jovanović 1–6 4–6

Winner 2. 14 May 2007 Michalovce, Slovakia Clay Katarzyna Piter 2–6 6–3 6–4

Runner–up 3. 25 May 2008 Galați, Romania Clay Valentina Sulpizio 2–6 6–7(2)

Runner–up 4. 10 August 2008 Hechingen, Germany Clay Maša Zec Peškirič 6–3 6–7(1) 3–6

Runner–up 5. 7 September 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Clay Maša Zec Peškirič 2–6 6–7(6)

Runner–up 6. 29 March 2009 La Palma, Spain Hard Anastasija Sevastova 6–4 1–6 1–6

Runner–up 7. 5 June 2009 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard Angelique Kerber 3–6 4–6

Runner–up 8. 6 June 2010 Brno, Czech Republic Clay Zuzana Ondrášková 3–6 6–4 2–6

Runner–up 9. 26 September 2010 Bucharest, Romania Clay Mădălina Gojnea 4–6 4–6

Winner 10. 18 June 2012 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay Janina Toljan 6–3 6–4

Winner 11. 8 July 2012 Denain, France Clay Michaela Hončová 6–2 1–6 6–2

Runner–up 12. 30 June 2013 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Melanie Klaffner 3–6 2–6

Winner 13. 28 July 2013 Les Contamines, France Hard Clothilde de Bernardi 7–5 6–7(3) 6–3

Winner 14. 18 August 2013 Craiova, Romania Clay Alberta Brianti 7–5 3–6 6–4

Runner–up 15. 15 September 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 2–6 6–1 3–6

Runner–up 16. 26 October 2013 Herzliya, Israel Hard Yuliya Beygelzimer 3–6 6–4 2–5 ret.

Winner 17. 27 July 2014 Sobota, Poland Clay Sesil Karatantcheva 1–6, 7–5, 6–3

Winner 18. 31 August 2014 Fleurus, Belgium Clay Evgeniya Rodina 6–3, 6–4

Winner 19. 28 February 2015 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i) Barbora Krejčíková 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

Winner 20. 5 July 2015 Toruń, Poland Clay Giulia Gatto-Monticone 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Winner 21. 26 September 2015 Bucha, Ukraine Clay Alexandra Cadanțu 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–0

Runner–up 22. 18 March 2018 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Marie Bouzková 4–6 0–6

Doubles (5–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$15,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score

Winner 1. 17 March 2007 Cairo, Egypt Clay Zuzana Kučová Melissa Berry Michelle Gerards 6–7 (3) 6–4 6–3

Winner 2. 20 May 2007 Michalovce, Slovakia Clay Klaudia Boczová Olga Brózda Justyna Jegiołka 7–5 4–6 6–3

Runner-up 3. 11 May 2008 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Stefanie Vögele Nina Bratchikova Veronika Kapshay 5–7, 6–3, [6–10]

Winner 4. 25 May 2008 Galați, Romania Clay Valentina Sulpizio Alexandra Cadanțu Antonia Xenia Tout 6–0 6–2

Runner-up 5. 3 May 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Anastasija Sevastova Naomi Cavaday Lesia Tsurenko 2–6 6–2 [9–11]

Winner 6. 14 June 2009 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Zuzana Kučová Nikola Fraňková Carmen Klaschka 6–3 6–4

Winner 7. 20 September 2015 Saint-Malo, France Clay Anastasija Sevastova Maria Marfutina Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6–7(1–7), 6–3, [10–5]

Fed Cup
Fed Cup
participation[edit] Singles (1–3)[edit]

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score

2008 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs 27 April 2008 Bratislava, Slovakia Uzbekistan Clay (i) Vlada Ekshibarova W 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

2010 Fed Cup World Group II 7 April 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia China Hard (i) Han Xinyun L 1-6, 1-6

2014 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs 19 April 2014 Quebec City, Canada Canada Hard (i) Eugenie Bouchard L 6-7(0-7), 6-2, 1-6

2017 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs 23 April 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia Netherlands Clay (i) Richèl Hogenkamp L 5-7, 4-6

Doubles (0–2)[edit]

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score

2010 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs 28 April 2006 Bratislava, Slovakia China Hard (i) Dominika Cibulková Lu Jingjing Zhang Shuai L 3-2, ret.

2015 Fed Cup World Group II 8 February 2015 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Netherlands Clay (i) Kristína Schmiedlová Richèl Hogenkamp Michaëlla Krajicek L 5-7, 1-6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit] Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 2007 US Open Hard Urszula Radwańska 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)

Performance timelines[edit] Singles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Australian Open A A 1R A Q1 A Q1 Q2 Q3 2R 1R 1–3

French Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q3 1R

0–1

Wimbledon A 2R Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q2 2R

2–2

US Open Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 A A Q1 Q1 1R A

0–1

Total 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 3–7

Top 10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score

2016

1. Carla Suárez Navarro No. 9 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 2nd Round 3–6, 6–4, 6–4

References[edit]

^ "Kristina Kucova". Retrieved 2 July 2017.  ^ "Kučová nevyužila mečbal, v hlavnej súťaži grandslamu si po šiestich rokoch nezahrá" (in Slovak). 16 January 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Kristína Kučová
Kristína Kučová
at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup

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US Open girls' singles champions

1974 Ilana Kloss 1975 Natasha Chmyreva 1976 Marise Kruger 1977 Claudia Casabianca 1978 Linda Siegel 1979 Alycia Moulton 1980 Susan Mascarin 1981 Zina Garrison 1982 Beth Herr 1983 Elizabeth Minter 1984 Katerina Maleeva 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Elly Hakami 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Carrie Cunningham 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Karina Habšudová 1992 Lindsay Davenport 1993 Maria Francesca Bentivoglio 1994 Meilen Tu 1995 Tara Snyder 1996 Mirjana Lučić 1997 Cara Black 1998 Jelena Dokic 1999 Lina Krasnoroutskaya 2000 María Emilia Salerni 2001 Marion Bartoli 2002 Maria Kirilenko 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Michaëlla Krajicek 2005 Victoria Azarenka 2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007 Kristína Kučová 2008 Coco Vandeweghe 2009 Heather Watson 2010 Daria Gavrilova 2011 Grace Min 2012 Samantha Crawford 2013 Ana Konjuh 2014 Marie Bouzková 2015 Dalma Gálfi 2016 Kayla Day 2017 Amanda Anisimova

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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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