Kristína Kučová

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Kristína Kučová
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Full name Kristína Kučová
Country  Slovakia
Born (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 24)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money $278,827
Singles
Career record 232–176
Career titles 5 ITF
Highest ranking 103 (3 August 2009)
Current ranking 156 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2010)
French Open Q1 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open Q2 (2008, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 51–57
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking 168 (5 October 2009)
Current ranking 546 (23 June 2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 1–3
Last updated on: 23 June 2014.

Kristína Kučová (born 23 May 1990 in Bratislava) is a Slovak tennis player. Her highest juniors ranking was world number three. According to the International Tennis Federation, Kučová's favorite type of court is the clay court, she hits a two-handed forehand and backhand (like Grand Slam champions Monica Seles and Marion Bartoli), and her father, Jozef Kuča, also coaches her. Her highest career ranking was world number 103, achieved on 3 August 2009.

Her older sister, Zuzana Kučová, is a former player on the women's tennis circuit.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

At the 2007 US Open – Girls' Singles, the unseeded Kučová took the title, defeating thirteenth seed Julia Glushko in the third round, top seed and defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals, and number two seed Urszula Radwańska in the final. In addition to this, Kučová reached the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and 2007 French Open girls' doubles quarterfinals. Both times, Kučová was seeded seventh, however, she reached the French Open quarterfinals with compatriot Klaudia Boczová, losing to eventual champions and third seeds Ksenia Milevskaya and Urszula Radwańska. She reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals along with compatriot Lenka Juríková. The seventh-seeded Slovak pair lost to eventual runner-ups Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara.

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (5–11)[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 Croatia Hvar Clay Serbia Karolina Jovanović 1–6 4–6
Winner 2. 14 May 2007 Slovakia Michalovce Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter 2–6 6–3 6–4
Runner–up 3. 25 May 2008 Romania Galați Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio 2–6 6–7(2)
Runner–up 4. 10 August 2008 Germany Hechingen Clay Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič 6–3 6–7(1) 3–6
Runner–up 5. 7 September 2008 Slovenia Maribor Clay Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič 2–6 6–7(6)
Runner–up 6. 29 March 2009 Spain La Palma Hard Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6–4 1–6 1–6
Runner–up 7. 5 June 2009 Spain Pozoblanco Hard Germany Angelique Kerber 3–6 4–6
Runner–up 8. 6 June 2010 Czech Republic Brno Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 3–6 6–4 2–6
Runner–up 9. 26 September 2010 Romania Bucharest Clay Romania Mădălina Gojnea 4–6 4–6
Winner 10. 18 June 2012 Netherlands Alkmaar Clay Austria Janina Toljan 6–3 6–4
Winner 11. 8 July 2012 France Denain Clay Slovakia Michaela Hončová 6–2 1–6 6–2
Runner–up 12. 30 June 2013 Czech Republic Zlín Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner 3–6 2–6
Winner 13. 28 July 2013 France Les Contamines-Montjoie Clay France Clothilde de Bernardi 7–5 6–7(3) 6–3
Winner 14. 18 August 2013 Romania Craiova Clay Italy Alberta Brianti 7–5 3–6 6–4
Runner–up 15. 15 September 2013 Bulgaria Sofia Clay Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 2–6 6–1 3–6
Runner–up 16. 26 October 2013 Israel Herzliya Hard Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer 3–6, 6–4, 2–5, ret.

Doubles (4–2)[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 Egypt Cairo Clay Slovakia Zuzana Kučová United Kingdom Melissa Berry
Netherlands Michelle Gerards
6–7 (3) 6–4 6–3
Winner 2. 20 May 2007 Slovakia Michalovce Clay Slovakia Klaudia Boczová Poland Olga Brózda
Poland Justyna Jegiołka
7–5 4–6 6–3
Runner-up 3. 11 May 2008 Lebanon Jounieh Clay Switzerland Stefanie Vögele Russia Nina Bratchikova
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
5–7, 6–3, [6–10]
Winner 4. 25 May 2008 Romania Galați Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Romania Antonia Xenia Tout
6–0 6–2
Runner-up 5. 3 May 2009 South Africa Johannesburg Hard Latvia Anastasija Sevastova United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
2–6 6–2 [9–11]
Winner 6. 14 June 2009 Czech Republic Zlín Clay Slovakia Zuzana Kučová Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková
Germany Carmen Klaschka
6–3 6–4

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