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Melinda Czink
Melinda Czink
(born 22 October 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. On 21 September 2009, Czink reached her career-high singles ranking of world no. 37. She has reached two WTA Tour singles finals. In 2005, she lost to Ana Ivanovic in Canberra. In 2009, she defeated Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in Quebec City for her first WTA Tour title. On the ITF Tour, she has won 20 singles titles.

Contents

1 Tennis career

1.1 2000–2008 1.2 2009 1.3 2010 1.4 2011 1.5 2012

2 WTA career finals

2.1 Singles: 2 (1–1) 2.2 Doubles: 1 (0–1)

3 ITF Finals

3.1 Singles: 28 (20–8) 3.2 Doubles Finals: 16 (10-6)

4 Performance timelines

4.1 Singles 4.2 Doubles

5 External links

Tennis career[edit] 2000–2008[edit] She played her first tournament at Budapest
Budapest
as a wild-card in 2000. She first entered the top 100 in 2003. She won several single and double ITF titles. 2009[edit] She reached the top 50 and won her first title at Quebec. As fifth seed, she defeated Aleksandra Wozniak
Aleksandra Wozniak
in the semifinal, 6–3, 6–3, and Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5. She also reached one semifinal and four quarterfinals during the season. At the end of the year, she played at the Tournament of Champions in Bali where, she lost to Aravane Rezaï, 3–6, 5–7, and to Sabine Lisicki, 6–2, 6–7(1), 4–6, in the round-robin stage. 2010[edit] She started the year at Brisbane International
Brisbane International
in Australia
Australia
as seventh seed. She defeated Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
in the first round, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
in the second, 6–3, 2–6, 6–1. In the quarterfinals, she lost to Justine Henin, 2–6, 6–3, 6–7(5). She reached the doubles final with Arantxa Parra Santonja, where they lost to Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Lucie Hradecká, 6–2, 6–7(3), 4–10. Next, she played the Moorilla Hobart International, where she lost to Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
in the first round, 4–6, 2–6. In the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to Stefanie Vögele, 5–7, 7–6(5), 7–9. 2011[edit] Czink missed the Australian Open. She won two ITF events in Dothan and Indian Harbour Beach
Indian Harbour Beach
before returning to Grand Slam play with a protected rank at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. As the lowest-ranked player in the tournament at world no. 262, she drew 10th-seed Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the first round. She recorded the biggest win of her career by upsetting the Australian, 6–3, 6–4. She then beat Anastasiya Yakimova
Anastasiya Yakimova
of Belarus, 7–5, 6–3. In the third round for the first time, Czink lost to the 20th-seed Peng Shuai, 2–6, 6–7(5). 2012[edit] Czink began the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, but lost in the first round to qualifier Vania King
Vania King
in straight sets, 3–6, 4–6. Following this loss, she continued her hard-court season at the Apia International Sydney. In the main draw, she was defeated by Chanelle Scheepers, 4–6, 2–6 in the first round. At the Australian Open, Czink lost in her second qualifying match. Czink's next tournament was the 2012 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. In the first round, she defeated Canadian Stéphanie Dubois
Stéphanie Dubois
in straight sets, before falling to Estrella Cabeza Candela in the second round. She then qualified for the Sony Ericsson Open. In the first round, she crushed Italy's Alberta Brianti, 6–1, 6–2, but her run was cut short by 2011 French Open
French Open
champion Li Na. She continued her U.S season by qualifying for the Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
in Charleston, South Carolina. Czink's next tournament was the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. She qualified without dropping a set, but was ousted by third seed Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovská
in the first round of the main draw. Czink then headed to her home tournament at the Budapest
Budapest
Grand Prix. She faced fellow qualifier Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Mervana Jugić-Salkić
in the first round of the main draw. She defeated Jugić-Salkić, 6–7(3), 6–0, 6–3, but fell in the second round to top seed Sara Errani, 4–6, 6–1, 1–6. At the French Open, Melinda crushed British Anne Keothavong, 6–1, 6–2, in the first round, but was defeated by 22nd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, in the following round. WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier II (0–0) Premier (0–0)

Tier III, IV & V (0–1) International (1–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 15 January 2005 Canberra, Australia Hard Ana Ivanovic 5–7, 1–6

Winner 1. 20 September 2009 Quebec City, Canada Carpet Lucie Šafářová 4–6, 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier II (0–0) Premier (0–0)

Tier III, IV & V (0–0) International (0–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1. 9 January 2010 Brisbane, Australia Hard Arantxa Parra Santonja Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 6–2, 6–7(3–7), [4–10]

ITF Finals[edit] Singles: 28 (20–8)[edit]

Legend

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$15,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final

Runner-up 1. June 12, 2000 Hoorn, Netherlands Clay Anousjka van Exel 5–7 6–7

Winner 1. February 4, 2001 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Magdalena Zděnovcová 5–7 6–1 6–2

Runner-up 2. April 22, 2001 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Ana Timotić 3–6 7–5 5–7

Winner 2. September 30, 2001 Raleigh, United States Clay Allison Baker 6–3 6–2

Winner 3. October 7, 2001 Aventura, United States Clay Neyssa Etienne 6–4 6–3

Winner 4. January 27, 2002 Miami, United States Hard Lindsay Lee-Waters 7–5 6–2

Winner 5. February 3, 2002 Saltillo, Mexico Hard Petra Russegger 6–1 3–6 6–4

Winner 6. February 10, 2002 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Yuliana Fedak 6–3 3–6 6–1

Winner 7. February 17, 2002 Matamoros, Mexico Hard Melisa Arevalo 6–2 6–3

Runner-up 3. March 29, 2002 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay María Sánchez Lorenzo 5–7 5–7

Winner 8. May 12, 2002 Sea Island, United States Clay Ashley Harkleroad 6–1 5–7 6–3

Runner-up 4. November 25, 2002 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro 4–6 2–6

Winner 9. May 18, 2003 Bromma, Sweden Clay Ivana Abramović 6–1 6–2

Winner 10. June 22, 2003 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Stefanie Haidner 6–3 6–3

Winner 11. July 20, 2003 Modena, Italy Clay Sun Tiantian 6–3 6–3

Runner-up 5. July 27, 2003 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Vera Dushevina 6–7 2–6

Runner-up 6. November 16, 2003 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Kira Nagy 2–6 3–6

Winner 12. November 23, 2003 Puebla, Mexico Hard Carla Tiene 6–3 6–2

Winner 13. February 1, 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard María Emilia Salerni 7–6 6–2

Winner 14. November 28, 2004 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Mariana Díaz Oliva 6–0 5–7 6–3

Runner-up 7. June 28, 2005 Fano, Italy Clay Kaia Kanepi 6–3 1–6 5–7

Runner-up 8. November 29, 2005 Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay Bethanie Mattek 6–4 4–6 4–6

Winner 15. January 28, 2007 Waikoloa, United States Hard Edina Gallovits 6–2 6–3

Winner 16. August 5, 2007 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Olga Savchuk 7–5 7–5

Winner 17. September 30, 2007 Ashland, United States Hard Varvara Lepchenko 6–1 2–6 6–4

Winner 18. October 12, 2008 Pittsburgh, United States Hard Varvara Lepchenko 6–2 3–6 6–1

Winner 19. April 18, 2011 Dothan, United States Clay Stéphanie Foretz
Stéphanie Foretz
Gacon 6–2, 6–3

Winner 20. May 2, 2011 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay Alison Riske 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles Finals: 16 (10-6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome NO Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score

Winner 1. 16 September 2001 Greenville, United States Hard Salome Devidze Gaelle Adda Lindsay Lee-Waters 6–1, 6–4

Winner 2. 30 September 2001 Raleigh, United States Clay Allison Baker Tracey O'Connor Leanne Baker 6–4, 1–6, 6–4

Runner-up 1. 21 January 2002 Miami, United States Clay Neyssa Etienne Stephanie Mabry Karin Miller 4–6, 7–6(5), 2–6

Runner-up 2. 12 May 2003 Bromma, Sweden Clay Zsófia Gubacsi Gisela Dulko María Emilia Salerni 4–6, 3–6

Runner-up 3. 21 July 2003 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Mara Santangelo Kira Nagy Maria Wolfbrandt 4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Winner 3. 1 December 2003 Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay Erica Krauth Alina Jidkova Tatiana Panova 6–1, 6–2

Runner-up 4. 15 November 2005 Tucson, United States Hard Maria Fernanda Alves Victoria Azarenka Tatiana Poutchek 6–4, 6–7, 1–6

Winner 4. 17 July 2007 Boston, United States Hard Natalie Grandin Līga Dekmeijere İpek Şenoğlu 6–1, 6–3

Winner 5. 20 July 2007 Lexington, United States Hard Lindsay Lee-Waters Casey Dellacqua Natalie Grandin 6–2, 7–6(10–8)

Winner 6. 17 September 2007 Albuquerque, United States Hard Angela Haynes Līga Dekmeijere Varvara Lepchenko 7–5, 6–4

Winner 7. 3 March 2008 Las Vegas, United States Hard Renata Voráčová Chan Chin-wei Tetiana Luzhanska 6–3, 6–2

Winner 8. 11 May 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Sunitha Rao Stéphanie Foretz Jelena Kostanić Tošić 6–4, 6–2

Winner 9. 6 October 2008 Pittsburgh, United States Hard Lindsay Lee-Waters Raquel Kops-Jones Abigail Spears 6–2, 7–5

Runner-up 5. 9 February 2009 Midland, United States Hard Lindsay Lee-Waters Yi Chen Rika Fujiwara 5–7, 6–7(7–9)

Runner-up 6. 21 September 2009 Albuquerque, United States Hard Lindsay Lee-Waters Mashona Washington Riza Zalameda 3–6, 2–6

Winner 10. 10 February 2013 Midland, United States Hard (i) Mirjana Lučić-Baroni Maria Fernanda Alves Samantha Murray 5–7, 6–4, [10–7]

Performance timelines[edit] Singles[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L

Australian Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R LQ 2R 1R A LQ 1R 2–7

French Open LQ 1R A 2R 1R LQ 3R 1R A 2R 1R 4–7

Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R 3R 2R A 4–8

US Open 3R 1R LQ 1R LQ LQ 2R A LQ 1R A 3–5

Win–Loss 2–2 1–4 0–1 2–4 0–3 0–0 4–4 0–3 2–1 2–3 0–2 13–26

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L

Australian Open 1R A A A A A 2R A A 2R 2–3

French Open A A 1R A A 1R 1R A A A 0–3

Wimbledon A A 1R A LQ 1R 1R 1R A A 0–4

US Open A A 1R A A 1R A A 1R A 0–3

Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–13

External links[edit]

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