Jana Čepelová

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Jana Čepelová
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Full name Jana Čepelová
Country (sports)  Slovakia
Residence Košice, Slovakia
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 24)
Košice, Slovakia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Martin Zathurecký
Prize money US$1,502,262
Singles
Career record 257–184 (58.28%)
Career titles 5 ITF
Highest ranking 50 (12 May 2014)
Current ranking 110 (15 January 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2012, 2016)
US Open 2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 59–49 (54.63%)
Career titles 3 ITF
Highest ranking 158 (18 May 2015)
Current ranking 260 (15 January 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (2014, 2017)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup SF (2013)
Last updated on: 25 January 2018.

Jana Čepelová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjana ˈt͡ʃepeloʋaː]; born 29 May 1993) is a Slovak tennis player.

Čepelová has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 12 May 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 50. On 18 May 2015, she peaked at No. 158 in the doubles rankings.

Čepelová's best result at a major was the third round of the 2012 and 2016 Wimbledon Championships. As a junior, she won the girls' doubles event at the 2010 Australian Open with Chantal Škamlová.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Čepelová was born in Košice to Peter and Jarmila and is currently coached by Martin Zathurecký.[2]

Career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Jana Čepelová and Chantal Škamlová won girls' doubles at 2010 Australian Open. They also won silver medal in doubles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. At the same event, Čepelová won bronze medal in singles.

2012: Coming onto the WTA Tour[edit]

Čepelová spent most of her 2012-year on the ITF Tour. Her best achievement on the WTA Tour was at the Wimbledon Championships. She qualified for the main draw by defeating Alla Kudryavtseva, Chanel Simmonds and Ekaterina Bychkova in qualifying. In round one, she beat fellow qualifier Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. In the second round, she upset 26th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues before she lost to world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka.

2014: First WTA final[edit]

At the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Čepelová scored the biggest win of her career, defeating world No. 1 Serena Williams in the second round. Čepelová would go on to reach her first WTA final with victories over Elena Vesnina, Daniela Hantuchová, and Belinda Bencic. Her run ended there as she lost to Andrea Petkovic.

2015[edit]

At Wimbledon, Čepelová upset world No. 3 Simona Halep in the first round. In the second round, she lost to Monica Niculescu.

2016[edit]

Next year at 2016 Wimbledon Championships, she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round before losing to Lucie Šafářová in an epic three-set match. Muguruza was the third top 3 player whom Jana has defeated in her career to this date.

Career statistics[edit]

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 April 2014 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay Germany Andrea Petkovic 5–7, 2–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (6–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 February 2010 Eilat, Israel Hard Austria Janina Toljan 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 18 October 2010 Monastir, Tunisia Hard Czech Republic Martina Borecká 5–7, 1–6
Winner 1. 25 October 2010 Monastir, Tunisia Hard Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 January 2011 Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany Hard (i) Germany Nina Zander 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 20 June 2011 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Romania Alexandra Cadanțu 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 27 June 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 22 August 2011 Prague-Neride, Czech Republic Clay Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 21 November 2011 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos 3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 11 November 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 11 May 2015 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Spain María Teresa Torró Flor 1–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 15 July 2017 Budapest, Hungary Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (3–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 January 2011 Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany Hard (i) Slovakia Michaela Pochabová Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Russia Marina Melnikova
6–3, 4–6, [12–14]
Runner-up 2. 1 August 2011 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Slovakia Janette Husárová
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 22 August 2011 Prague-Neride, Czech Republic Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
7–6(10–8), 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 10 October 2011 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Spain Leticia Costas
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 2. 13 February 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay Hungary Réka-Luca Jani Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Belarus Ilona Kremen
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [10–4]
Winner 3. 12 March 2012 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
7–5, 2–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 30 May 2016 Marseille, France Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
United States Nicole Melichar
6–1, 3–6, [3–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R A Q2 1R 1–3
French Open A 2R 1R Q2 Q2 1R 1–3
Wimbledon 3R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 6–6
US Open A 1R 2R Q2 Q3 1R 1–3
Win–Loss 2–1 3–4 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–4 9–15

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2010 Australian Open Hard Slovakia Chantal Škamlová Hungary Tímea Babos
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
7–6(7–1), 6–2

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

No. 1 wins[edit]

# Player Event Surface Round Score
1. United States Serena Williams Family Circle Cup Clay 2R 6–4, 6–4

Top 10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2014
1. United States Serena Williams No. 1 Family Circle Cup, USA Clay 2nd Round 6–4, 6–4
2015
2. Romania Simona Halep No. 3 Wimbledon, London Grass 1st Round 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
2016
3. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 2 Wimbledon, London Grass 2nd Round 6–3, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hemmings, Mark (2 February 2010). "Teen Gosling tennis star Babos sure of success in 2010". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Getting to know... Jana Cepelova". Women's Tennis Association. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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