Rita Kuti-Kis

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The native form of this personal name is Kuti-Kis Rita. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Rita Kuti-Kis
Country (sports)  Hungary
Residence Balatonlelle, Hungary
Born (1978-02-13) 13 February 1978 (age 39)
Lengyeltóti, Hungary
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2006
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $472,961
Career record 277–228
Career titles 1 WTA (4 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 47 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2nd (2000, 2001)
French Open 3rd (2000)
Wimbledon 1st (1999, 2000, 2001)
US Open 1st (1999, 2000, 2001)
Career record 55–44
Career titles 0 WTA (7 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 113 (14 February 2000)

Rita Kuti-Kis (born 13 February 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. In 1992 she was beaten by future international no 1 Martina Hingis in the Petits As competition, a juniors tournament at Tarbes, France which has been renowned for the discovery of young tennis talent. Kuti-Kis's most successful year was 2000 when she scored her one and only WTA Tour singles title in São Paulo. In the same year she reached the third round of the French Open (losing to Monica Seles) and defeated then up-and-coming Jelena Dokić in the first round of the Australian Open. Dokić's dismissive statements made thereafter created something of a media storm. Kuti-Kis retired from professional tennis in 2006.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Grand Slam
WTA Tour Championship
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV and V

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 April 1999 Estoril, Portugal Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 20 February 2000 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Paola Suárez 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 22 May 2000 Strasbourg, France Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja 5–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 19 February 2001 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina Paola Suárez 2–6, 4–6

Doubles (2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 5 April 1999 Estoril, Portugal Clay Hungary Anna Földényi Spain Alicia Ortuño
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 7 February 2000 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Hungary Petra Mandula Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
4–6, 2–6

Head to Head record[edit]

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