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Ľubomíra Kurhajcová

Ľubomíra Kurhajcová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʎubomiːɾa ˈkuɾɦajtsoʋaː]; born 11 October 1983) is a former Slovak female professional tennis player. She reached her career high singles ranking of No. 59 on 24 May 2004. Although she never passed the first round of a Grand Slam in seven appearances, she did get close at the 2004 French Open when she led Lisa Raymond 6–0, 5–0 in the first round and held two match points, only to lose the match 6–0, 5–7, 3–6.[1]

Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1983-10-11) 11 October 1983 (age 36)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$366,913
Singles
Career record217–210
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (24 May 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003–2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon1R (2004)
US Open1R (2003–2004)
Doubles
Career record68–89
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 78 (13 September 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon1R (2004)
US Open1R (2004)

She reached her first ever WTA Tour final at the Pattaya Women's Open in 2003, but lost there to her compatriot Henrieta Nagyová. In doubles she is a two-time runner-up, losing the 2004 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo final (teaming up with Nagyová) and the 2005 Copa Colsanitas final with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 1Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0/1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 November 2003 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Henrieta Nagyová 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0/2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 July 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay   Henrieta Nagyová   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 20 February 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Barbora Strýcová   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Tina Pisnik
4–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (4–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 17 June 2001 Tallinn, Estonia Clay   Kaia Kanepi 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 2. 21 August 2001 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Katarzyna Strączy 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 17 September 2001 Lecce, Italy Clay   Ainhoa Goñi 4–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 4 August 2002 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Lenka Němečková 7–6(7–2), 6–0
Runner-up 5. 18 August 2002 Bronx, United States Hard   Ashley Harkleroad 1–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 29 September 2002 Girona, Spain Clay   Eva Fislová 6–3, 7–5
Winner 7. 6 July 2003 Orbetello, Italy Clay   Cristina Torrens Valero 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 13 June 2004 Marseille, France Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–5, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 4 October 1999 Vila do Conde, Portugal Hard   Stanislava Hrozenská   Danica Kováčová
  Carlota Santos
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 21 May 2001 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Lenka Dlhopolcová   Anna Bastrikova
  Maria Goloviznina
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 4 August 2002 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Lenka Němečková   Flavia Pennetta
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 16 September 2002 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Clay   Eva Fislová   Eva Martincová
  Lenka Němečková
1–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1 December 2002 Průhonice, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Sandra Kleinová   Libuše Průšová
  Renata Voráčová
7–6(14–12), 6–3
Winner 6. 21 September 2003 Biella, Italy Clay   Libuše Průšová   Martina Müller
  Lenka Němečková
6–2, 6–4

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