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Rybáriková at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
4 October 1988 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||$ 2,728,810|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 31 (19 August 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 97 (14 March 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014, 2015, 2016)|
|French Open||2R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2008, 2009)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (6 June 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 168 (14 March 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2011)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2010)|
|Last updated on: 8 February 2016.|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career summary
- 3 WTA career finals
- 4 ITF Circuit finals
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Rybáriková is coached by Martin Lezak 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 Dolor. She moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at the national tennis center there. Her favorite 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 and Roger Federer as tennis players. 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 duck as a lucky charm.
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, former 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.
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 beat 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 won 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). Following her first title, she lost four first rounds out of her next six 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 competed in the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open where she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska 6–3 6–1 in the quarterfinals after defeating Urszula Radwańska and Nadia Petrova, but struggling against Aleksandra Wozniak 1–6 6–3 6–3. She then suffered four consecutive losses in the 2009 China Open, 2009 Kremlin Cup and two losses in the 2009 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions.
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.
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.
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. In semifinals she lost to 16-year-old Donna Vekić. 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. She defeated her compatriot Jana Čepelová in the second round 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.
In August she reached quarterfinals at Rogers Cup, where she lost to the world No. 1 and eventual winner Serena Williams in straight sets. After this tournament she reached her career-high 33-rd position in the WTA ranking. 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. At US Open she lost in the first round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
Rybáriková started the 2014 year at the 2014 Brisbane International where she lost in the 1st round to 7th seed Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-4. At the 2014 Hobart International, she was again defeated in the 1st round by Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-0. Rybáriková was the 32nd seed at the 2014 Australian Open. She beat Andrea Petkovic in the 1st round 6-2, 6-3. In the 2nd round, she lost to Kurumi Nara 6-4, 6-3.
After the Australian Open, Rybáriková played at the 2014 Open GDF Suez where she lost in the 1st round to Alizé Cornet 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. At the 2014 Qatar Total Open, she beat Francesca Schiavone in the 1st round 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3) before losing in the 2nd round to 1st seed Li Na 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Rybáriková was the 4th seed at the 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel; she lost to Ajla Tomljanović in the 1st round 6-1, 6-3. At the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Rybáriková was the 31st seed; she also received a bye into the 2nd round. She defeated American wildcard Shelby Rogers in the 2nd round 6-4, 6-3. In the 3rd round, she lost to 7th seed Jelena Janković 6-3, 6-2. Rybáriková then lost in the 1st round at the 2014 Sony Open Tennis to Mónica Puig 6-1, 7-6(7).
Rybáriková, as the 6th seed at the 2014 Monterrey Open, reached the quarterfinals by beating Olga Govortsova 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and Ayumi Morita 6-4 ret. before losing to 2nd seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 0-6, 6-2.
At Australian Open she defeated Ana Konjuh in the first round, but lost in the second round to Peng Shuai. Rybáriková played for Slovakia in Fed Cup tie against Netherlands. She lost both her singles matches against Arantxa Rus and Kiki Bertens. Slovakia lost 1–4. She reached quarterfinals in Acapulco, where she lost to Maria Sharapova.
Seeded 8th at the Monterrey Open, Rybáriková was tested in her first two matches against Jovana Jakšić and Polona Hercog, but she won both matches in 3 sets. In the quarter final, she faced Caroline Garcia, however after losing the first set 7-5, she retired due to an injury.
Rybáriková started her clay season in Rome where she won her 1st match in almost 2 months against Italian wildcard Nastassja Burnett but lost her second round match against 16th seed Jelena Janković. At the French Open, she came back from a 1st set bagel to win in 3 sets against Olivia Rogowska. But she only managed to win 2 games in her second round against 28th seed Flavia Pennetta.
Rybáriková started the grass court season at Nottingham, but she lost in the first round to Johanna Konta. At the Aegon Classic, she upset 9th seed Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets and followed it up with a win over Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. However, she lost to big-serving Sabine Lisicki in the third round. In the Aegon Championships, she managed to get into the main draw after winning 2 matches in qualifying. However, she lost in the 1st round of the main draw in 2 tight sets against Svetlana Kuznetsova. At the Wimbledon Championships, she won her first round match against Karin Knapp and followed it up with an upset win over 8th seed Ekaterina Makarova. However, she suffered a shock loss to qualifier Olga Govortsova in the third round. Nevertheless, this was her best showing in Wimbledon in her whole career, having never won a main draw match here before 2015.
At the İstanbul Cup, Rybáriková upset 2nd seed Elina Svitolina in the first round and followed it up with a double bagel over wildcard İpek Soylu. Despite losing the first set 6-0, Rybáriková still managed to win in 3 sets against Italian Roberta Vinci. In her 1st semi final of the year, Rybáriková lost to Urszula Radwańska in 3 sets. This was her best performance of the year.
She then suffered 3 straight losses to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Mónica Puig, and Sesil Karatantcheva at the Citi Open, Rogers Cup and Western & Southern Open respectively. At the Connecticut Open, Rybáriková went past 3 rounds of qualifying and entered the main draw. She managed to beat Flavia Pennetta in the first round but fell to Caroline Garcia in the second round. She lost to 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the US Open, ending her US Hard-Court season.
Rybáriková started 2016 at the ASB Classic, but lost in the final round of qualifying to the big-serving Naomi Broady. She lost in the final round of qualifying in Sydney but because of a withdrawal of Daria Gavrilova, she received a lucky-loser spot. However, she lost to qualifier Mónica Puig in the first round. At the Australian Open, she managed to beat higher ranked Yanina Wickmayer but retired against Lauren Davis in the second round.
At the Indian Wells Masters, she beat Laura Robson in the first round. She managed to cause 3 upsets in a row after beating 31st seed Daria Gavrilova in the second round, after being down 6-2, 4-1, 7th seed Belinda Bencic and 9th seed Roberta Vinci. However, she suffered a lower back injury in the quarter final and lost 6-0, 6-0 to 13th seed Victoria Azarenka. Nevertheless, this was her best showing at a Premier Mandatory event.
WTA career finals
Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-up)
|Winner||1.||14 June 2009||Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Li Na||6–0, 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||2.||19 February 2011||Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Rebecca Marino||6–2, ret.|
|Runner-up||1.||24 September 2011||Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China||Hard||Chanelle Scheepers||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||3.||4 August 2012||Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||4.||4 August 2013||Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||Andrea Petkovic||6–4, 7–6(7–2)|
|Runner-up||2.||23 August 2014||Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States||Hard||Petra Kvitová||4–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1.||25 October 2010||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Alexandra Dulgheru|| Alexandra Panova
|Winner||1.||5 May 2012||Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Janette Husárová|| Eva Birnerová
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 11 (5–6)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||27 March 2005||Ain Alsoukhna, Egypt||Clay||Monica Niculescu||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||9 April 2005||Cairo, Egypt||Clay||Sarah Raab||6–1, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||14 August 2005||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||Kirsten Flipkens||4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||17 September 2005||Mestre, Italy||Clay||Kira Nagy||6–2, 7–5|
|Runner-up||3.||18 February 2007||Průhonice–Prague, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Petra Kvitová||5–7, 6–7(2–7)|
|Runner-up||4.||9 December 2007||Přerov, Czech Republic||Hard (i)||Petra Kvitová||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||3.||22 March 2008||St. Petersburg–Vsevolozhsk, Russia||Hard (i)||Anna Lapushchenkova||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||5 April 2008||Patras, Greece||Hard||Anne Keothavong||6–3, 7–5|
|Runner-up||5.||10 August 2008||Monterrey, Mexico||Hard||Yaroslava Shvedova||4–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||6.||10 October 2010||Ningbo, China||Hard||Alberta Brianti||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||5.||15 May 2011||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Petra Kvitová||6–3, 6–4|
Singles performance timeline
This table is current through the 2016 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||Not Held||1–1|
|WTA Tour Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||A||1R||A||Q1||0–2|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai||Not Tier I||1R||1R||A||NP5||A||NP5||0–2|
|Doha||Not Premier 5||A||A||2R||NP5||A||1–1|
|Montréal / Toronto||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||QF||2R||Q1||4–3|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||A||3R||1R||Q1||2–3|
|Year End Ranking||924||302||330||279||58||45||104||72||62||38||51|
Doubles performance timeline
This table is current through the 2014 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
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