Magdaléna Rybáriková

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Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková.jpg
Country  Slovakia
Residence Bratislava, Slovakia
Born (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 25)
Piešťany, Slovakia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2005[1]
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,871,078
Singles
Career record 307–203 (60.40%)
Career titles 4 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 31 (19 August 2013)
Current ranking No. 34 (26 May 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 2R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)
US Open 3R (2008, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 48–49
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (6 June 2011)
Current ranking No. 125 (26 May 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon SF (2014)
US Open 3R (2010),
Last updated on: 24 June 2013.

Magdaléna Rybáriková (born 4 October 1988 in Piešťany) is a Slovak professional tennis player. On 19 August 2013, she achieved her career-high WTA singles ranking of 31.

Biography[edit]

Rybáriková is coached by Mojmir Mihal and her fitness coaches are Kristian Cupak and Michal Dubovec. Like many tennis players she started young at the age of 8. She was born in Piešťany to father Anton, a business manager, and mother Maria. She has two older siblings, Filip and Nada, and a dog named Sindy. She moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at the national tennis center there. Her favoUrite surfaces are grass and hard. She likes pizza, chicken, iced tea, and the movie "Pretty Woman". Her favorite tournaments are Wimbledon and the US Open. She admires Martina Hingis as a tennis player. She has stated that if she wasn't a tennis player, she would like to study archaeology, as she likes the Indiana Jones movies. She carries with her a toy bear as a lucky charm.[1]

Career summary[edit]

2006–2008[edit]

Rybáriková started to play on the Juniors circuit in 2002. Rybáriková then began playing on the ITF Circuit for the first time in 2004. In 2006, she reached the Girls' Singles final at Wimbledon. On her way there she defeated some of today's big names including Tamira Paszek and Alisa Kleybanova. In the final she lost 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 to one of today's top players, current world number one Caroline Wozniacki. The same year she also won two matches at the ECM Prague Open, making her first tour QF. In 2008 she won her first ITF 50k title and came through qualifying to reach the main draws' of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. At the French Open, she won her first round match against Karolina Šprem 7–6(3), 3–6, 8–6. However, Rybáriková lost in the second round to eventual finalist Dinara Safina, 6–0, 6–1. At Wimbledon, Rybáriková lost in the first round to Monica Niculescu 1–6, 6–3, 6–4. At the US Open, Rybáriková beat Gisela Dulko 6–4, 6–0 in the first round. In the second round, she beat Tamira Paszek 6–1, 6–2. However she lost in the third round to No. 15 seed Patty Schnyder, but not without a fight, 7–6(4) 6–4. She then later in October reached her first tour SF, at the Tier IV Tashkent Open as the No. 5 seed. In the first round she defeated Kathrin Wörle 6–4, 6–4. In the second round she beat Vesna Manasieva 6–1, 7–5. In the quarterfinals she crushed Ioana Raluca Olaru 6–1, 6–2. She then lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Sorana Cîrstea. Rybáriková lost 6–3 in the first set, before retiring afterwards due to injury.

2009[edit]

Rybáriková started the 2009 season by playing in the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. However, she lost in the first round to No. 4 seed Aleksandra Wozniak 6–3, 6–7(4), 7–5. Rybáriková then played in the Moorilla Hobart International. In the first round, Rybáriková defeated Kateryna Bondarenko 4–6, 7–6(6), 6–1. In the second round, Rybáriková shocked the top-seed Flavia Pennetta in straight sets, 7–5, 6–3. This was Rybáriková's first ever Top 30 win. Pennetta was ranked 13 in the world at the time, making it Rybáriková's first Top 20 win too. In the quarterfinals, she defeated Melinda Czink 6–0, 1–6, 7–6(7). However in the semifinals Rybáriková lost to Iveta Benešová 6–1, 6–3. Due to her run to the semifinals, Rybáriková ascended to No. 50 in the rankings, from No. 57. At the 2009 Australian Open, Rybáriková lost in the first round to No. 7 seed and eventual semi-finalist Vera Zvonareva, 7–6(2), 6–0. After playing for Slovakia in the Fed Cup, where Rybáriková won a doubles match, she then played in the PTT Pattaya Women's Open, in Pattaya City, Thailand. Rybáriková was the No. 8 seed. In the first round, Rybáriková survived a spirited effort from Kimiko Date-Krumm, and won 6–2, 4–6, 6–4. In the second round, Rybáriková beat World No. 737 Ivana Lisjak 6–4, 2–6, 6–2. In the quarterfinals, Rybáriková stunned second-seed Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, 6–4, 6–1. This was Rybáriková's second Top 15 win. However, in the semifinals her run came to an abrupt end, after she was defeated by World No. 126 Sania Mirza, 6–4 5–7 6–1. Mirza was up 5–3 and 30–15 up in the second set but Rybáriková then went on to win the following four games to take the set 7–5. Mirza wrapped things up easily in the third. Rybáriková's run to the semifinals propelled her up to a career-high of No. 47 in the rankings. Rybáriková then played in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships but lost to Samantha Stosur in the first round, 6–4, 6–3. She lost in the first round of Indian Wells, Stuttgart, Rome, Madrid. She reached the Second Round of 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, losing to Amélie Mauresmo 6–3 1–6 6–2 and the 2009 French Open losing to Jelena Janković 6–1 6–2.

She won her first WTA tour title at the 2009 Aegon Classic against Li Na 6–0 7–6(2).[2] Following her first title, she lost 4 first rounds out of her next 6 tournaments, in the 2009 Wimbledon, 2009 ECM Prague Open, 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, and 2009 Rogers Cup, in the other two she was able to reach the Quarterfinals in the 2009 Gastein Ladies losing to eventual runner-up Ioana Raluca Olaru 6–4 6–4 and in the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis losing to rising Italian Flavia Pennetta 6–2 6–2. She then competed in the 2009 US Open where she reached the third round losing to 3rd seed Venus Williams 6–2 7–5. Following the Us Open, she then competed in 2009 Hansol Korea Open losing to eventual runner–up Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–3 6–3. She is now competing in the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open where she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska 6–3 6–1 in the quarterfinals after convincingly defeating Urszula Radwańska and Nadia Petrova, but struggling against Aleksandra Wozniak 1–6 6–3 6–3. She then suffered four consecutive loses in the 2009 China Open, 2009 Kremlin Cup and two loses in the 2009 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions

2010[edit]

Rybáriková started 2010 at the 2010 ASB Classic, where she upset 8th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–2, 6–3 but lost in the next round to Shahar Pe'er 6–1, 6–0. She then lost 3 straight matches at the 2010 Moorilla Hobart International, 2010 Australian Open and 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships. She ended her losing streak by reaching the quarterfinals of 2010 Malaysian Open with straight sets wins over Thai's Tamarine Tanasugarn and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn before falling to top seed Elena Dementieva 6–0, 6–3.

She then fell early at the 2010 BNP Paribas Open to former world no. 1 Justine Henin 6–2, 6–2 but reached the second round of the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open falling to Marion Bartoli 6–2, 6–4. She then lost in the first round of the 2010 MPS Group Championships losing to Anna Tatishvili 6–3 3–6 7–5. She then suffered a five match losing streak losing in the second round of 2010 Family Circle Cup, two loses at the 2010 Fed Cup, 2010 Estoril Open and the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. She the reached the second rounds of 2010 Polsat Warsaw Open and 2010 French Open. At the Grass season she reached the third round of the 2010 Aegon Classic, second round of 2010 UNICEF Open with a victory of former world no. 1 Dinara Safina and the first round of 2010 Wimbledon. At the 2010 ECM Prague Open, she fell for the second time in the year to Anna Tatishvili. She then fell in the second round of 2010 İstanbul Cup to eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–3, 6–2. She then failed to qualify at the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis. At the US Open she fell for the second straight Slam to Aravane Rezaï in the first round. At the 2010 Tashkent Open she fell to Darya Kustova in the second round. She then played in ITF events due to her poor ranking where she reached the final of the ITF in Ningbo losing to Alberta Brianti 6–4, 6–4. She also reached the semifinals of Tokyo ITF and quarterfinals of Poiters ITF. In her final match of the year she fell to world no. 565 Mervana Jugić-Salkić 7–6(5), 7–6(5) in the Nantes ITF. She ended the year ranked 104, 59 slots down to 45 the previous year.

2011[edit]

She started 2011 at 2011 Moorilla Hobart International where she qualified but fell to Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6–3, 6–4. She then fell in the first round of the 2011 Australian Open to 20th seed Kaia Kanepi 2–6, 6–4, 6–3. She then played at the ITF in Midland where she lost to Sabine Lisicki 6–4, 6–4 in the second round. Rybáriková's poor streak stopped at the 2011 Cellular South Cup, with victories over 8th seed Vania King 6–1, 3–6, 7–6, Anne Keothavong 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, Alexa Glatch 6–3, 6–2 and Lucie Hradecká 6–2, 4–6, 6–4 to reach her second final and set up a championship match-up with Rebecca Marino. In which she won 6–2 after Marino retired due to an abdominal strain.

2012[edit]

Magdaléna Rybáriková won 2012 Citi Open, defeating the top seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final.

2013[edit]

In February she reached semifinals in Memphis after defeating the top seed Kirsten Flipkens. She lost to Sabine Lisicki in straight sets in semifinals. The next tournament she played was in Florianópolis, where she was defeated by Venus Williams in quarterfinals.

In June she reached semifinals at 2013 Aegon Classic, defeating top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens on her way.[3] In semifinals she lost to 16-years old Donna Vekić.[4] In 's-Hertogenbosch she defeated Arantxa Rus in the first round, but she retired in the second round during the first set of the match against Urszula Radwańska. At 2013 Wimbledon she lost in the first round to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

In July she played at Stanford, where she lost again in the first round to Madison Keys. But she succeeded to defend here title in Washington.[5] She defeated her compatriot Jana Čepelová in the second round[6] and German players Angelique Kerber in quarterfinals and Andrea Petkovic in final. Slovakia is due to play Germany the first round of 2014 Fed Cup.[7]

In August she reached quarterfinals at Rogers Cup, where she lost to the world No. 1 and eventual winner Serena Williams in straight sets.[8] After this tournament she reached her career-high 33-rd position in the WTA ranking.[9] In Cincinnati she reached the third round, after defeating Julia Görges and Alizé Cornet. She lost to the eventual winner Victoria Azarenka. She withdrawn from the tournament in New Haven due to back injury.[10]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–1)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 June 2009 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass China Li Na 6–0, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 2. 19 February 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Canada Rebecca Marino 6–2, ret.
Runner-up 1. 24 September 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 4 August 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 4 August 2013 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Germany Andrea Petkovic 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runners-Up 1. 25 October 2010 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Romania Alexandra Dulgheru Russia Alexandra Panova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 5 May 2012 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovakia Janette Husárová Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–4, 6–2

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (5–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 27 March 2005 Ain Alsoukhna, Egypt Clay Romania Monica Niculescu 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 9 April 2005 Cairo, Egypt Clay Germany Sarah Raab 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 14 August 2005 Hechingen, Germany Clay Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 17 September 2005 Mestre, Italy Clay Hungary Kira Nagy 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 18 February 2007 PrůhonicePrague, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 4. 9 December 2007 Přerov, Czech Republic Hard (i) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 22 March 2008 St. PetersburgVsevolozhsk, Russia Hard (i) Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 5 April 2008 Patras, Greece Hard United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 10 August 2008 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Russia Yaroslava Shvedova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 10 October 2010 Ningbo, China Hard Italy Alberta Brianti 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 15 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6–3, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. This table is current through the 2014 French Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–6
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 5–7
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–6
US Open A A A A 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 5–6
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 3–4 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–4 2–2 11–25
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held 1–1
Year-End Championship
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 1R A 2R 3R 3R 4–5
Miami A A A A A 2R 2R Q1 1R 3R 1R 4–5
Madrid Not Held 1R 1R Q2 A 1R 2R 1–4
Beijing Not Tier I 1R A A A 1R 0–2
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Not Tier I 1R 1R A NP5 0–2
Rome A A A A A 1R A A A 1R 0–2
Cincinnati Not Tier I 1R A A A 3R 0–2
Montréal / Toronto A A A A A 1R A A A QF 3–2
Tokyo A A A A A A A A Q1 2R 2–1
Career statistics
Tournaments Won 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 7
Career Win–Loss 8–3 34–11 18–10 50–29 48–20 32–26 21–28 27–18 29–24 32–22 249–158
Year End Ranking 924 302 330 279 58 45 104 72 62 38

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. This table is current through the 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3–6
French Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3–4
Wimbledon 2R 2R 2R 3–3
US Open 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R 5–6
Win-Loss 0–1 2–4 3–4 4–3 1–2 3–4 1–1 14–19

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