Kristína Kučová

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Kristína Kučová (born May 23, 1990 in Bratislava) is a tennis player from Slovakia. Her highest juniors ranking was World Number 3. 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 Wimbledon finalists Marion Bartoli and Monica Seles), and her father, Jozef Kuča, also coaches her. Her career high ranking was #110, achieved on July 13, 2009.

Tennis career


At the 2007 U.S. 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, 6–3, 1–6, 7–6 (4). 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 Juriková. The seventh-seeded Slovakian pair lost to eventual runner-ups Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara, 7–5, 6–3.

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