Ľudmila Cervanová

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Ľudmila Cervanová
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidencePiešťany
Born (1979-10-15) 15 October 1979 (age 39)
Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Turned pro1997
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$660,547
Singles
Career record289–236
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 58 (1 March 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2004)
US Open2R (2003)
Doubles
Career record90–85
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 186 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2005)

Ľudmila Cervanová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʎudmila ˈtsɛɾʋanɔʋaː]; born 15 October 1979 in Piešťany, Czechoslovakia) is a retired tennis player from Slovakia. She turned professional in 1997, and reached career-high rankings of world No. 58 in singles in March 2004 and No. 186 in doubles in May 1997.

Biography[edit]

Cervanová graduated from high school in 1997, the same year she turned pro. Her favourite tennis court surface is clay, and her best shot is the backhand. She was coached by Jan Kuval.

Tennis career[edit]

Cervanová did not win any title on the WTA Tour. Her closest being in Acapulco, on 27 February 2005, when she lost in the final to Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 5–7, 3–6. She has also reached the final of the tournament in Casablanca in 2004, where she lost to Émilie Loit of France, 2–6, 2–6, the semifinals of Bratislava in 2001, where she lost to eventual winner Rita Grande from Italy, 3–6, 2–6, and the semifinals of Bogotá in 2006, losing to Lourdes Domínguez Lino 1–6, 3–6.

In her career, she won seven singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Cervanová has made little progress in each of the four Grand Slam tournaments, her best reaching the third round of Wimbledon in 2004, and the third round of the French Open in 2002.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay France Émilie Loit 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 5–7, 3–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (7–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 September 1997 Biograd, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 23 November 1997 São Paulo, Brazil Hard United States Aurandrea Narvaez 4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 2. 30 November 1997 Campinas, Brazil Hard United States Ingrid Kurta 6–0, 6–0
Winner 3. 4 May 1998 Prešov, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 17 May 1998 Nitra, Slovakia Clay Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 7 June 1998 Bytom, Poland Clay France Sophie Georges 6–3, 6–0
Winner 6. 29 June 1998 Vaihingen, Germany Clay Germany Sandra Klösel 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 6 September 1998 Spoleto, Italy Clay Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 1–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 15 October 2000 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Croatia Iva Majoli 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 23 March 2003 Castellón, Spain Clay Croatia Karolina Šprem 3–6, 3–6

Doubles (7–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 May 1996 Prešov, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Martina Nedelková Czech Republic Monika Mastalirová
Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 23 June 1996 Staré Splavy, Czech Republic Clay Slovakia Michaela Hasanová Czech Republic Nikola Hübnerová
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 25 August 1996 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
Czech Republic Sabine Radevicová
7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 15 September 1996 Zadar, Croatia Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Czech Republic Blanka Kumbárová
Czech Republic Petra Plačková
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 22 September 1996 Biograd, Croatia Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Slovakia Michaela Hasanová
Slovakia Martina Nedelková
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 17 November 1996 Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Zimbabwe Cara Black
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 23 June 1997 Plzeň, Czech Republic Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Czech Republic Petra Kučová
Czech Republic Eva Krejčová
5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 19 October 1997 Nicosia, Cyprus Clay Czech Republic Eva Krejčová Italy Katia Altilia
Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 23 March 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay Slovakia Zuzana Váleková Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 7 June 1998 Bytom, Poland Clay Slovakia Janette Husárová Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Mariam Ramón Climent
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 28 September 1998 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Germany Magdalena Kučerová Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Greece Christína Papadáki
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 20 December 1998 Průhonice, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Germany Magdalena Kučerová Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 19 September 1999 Otočec, Slovenia Clay Slovakia Andrea Šebová Germany Syna Schmidle
Austria Melanie Schnell
6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 29 July 2002 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská Australia Sarah Stone
Australia Samantha Stosur
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 6. 17 March 2003 Castellón, Spain Clay Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Mariam Ramón Climent
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. 4 August 2008 Vienna, Austria Clay Slovakia Katarína Maráčková Austria Nikola Hofmanova
Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
0–6, 6–3, [13–11]

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