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Ľudmila Cervanová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʎudmila ˈtsɛɾʋanɔʋaː]; born 15 October 1979 in Piešťany, Czechoslovakia) is a retired tennis player from Slovakia. She turned professional in 1997, and reached career-high rankings of world No. 58 in singles in March 2004 and No. 186 in doubles in May 1997.

Ľudmila Cervanová
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidencePiešťany
Born (1979-10-15) 15 October 1979 (age 39)
Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Turned pro1997
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$660,547
Singles
Career record289–236
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 58 (1 March 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2004)
US Open2R (2003)
Doubles
Career record90–85
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 186 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2005)

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BiographyEdit

Cervanová graduated from high school in 1997, the same year she turned pro. Her favourite tennis court surface is clay, and her best shot is the backhand. She was coached by Jan Kuval.

Tennis careerEdit

Cervanová did not win any title on the WTA Tour. Her closest being in Acapulco, on 27 February 2005, when she lost in the final to Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 5–7, 3–6. She has also reached the final of the tournament in Casablanca in 2004, where she lost to Émilie Loit of France, 2–6, 2–6, the semifinals of Bratislava in 2001, where she lost to eventual winner Rita Grande from Italy, 3–6, 2–6, and the semifinals of Bogotá in 2006, losing to Lourdes Domínguez Lino 1–6, 3–6.

In her career, she won seven singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Cervanová has made little progress in each of the four Grand Slam tournaments, her best reaching the third round of Wimbledon in 2004, and the third round of the French Open in 2002.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Émilie Loit 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 5–7, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (7–4)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 September 1997 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Zuzana Váleková 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 23 November 1997 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Aurandrea Narvaez 4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 2. 30 November 1997 Campinas, Brazil Hard   Ingrid Kurta 6–0, 6–0
Winner 3. 4 May 1998 Prešov, Slovakia Clay   Stanislava Hrozenská 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 17 May 1998 Nitra, Slovakia Clay   Rita Kuti-Kis 5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 7 June 1998 Bytom, Poland Clay   Sophie Georges 6–3, 6–0
Winner 6. 29 June 1998 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Sandra Klösel 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 6 September 1998 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Rita Kuti-Kis 1–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 15 October 2000 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Iva Majoli 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 23 March 2003 Castellón, Spain Clay   Karolina Šprem 3–6, 3–6

Doubles (7–9)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 May 1996 Prešov, Slovakia Clay   Martina Nedelková   Monika Mastalirová
  Teodora Nedeva
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 23 June 1996 Staré Splavy, Czech Republic Clay   Michaela Hasanová   Nikola Hübnerová
  Michaela Paštiková
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 25 August 1996 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Gabriela Chmelinová
  Sabine Radevicová
7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 15 September 1996 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Blanka Kumbárová
  Petra Plačková
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 22 September 1996 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Michaela Hasanová
  Martina Nedelková
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 17 November 1996 Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Cara Black
  Irina Selyutina
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 23 June 1997 Plzeň, Czech Republic Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Petra Kučová
  Eva Krejčová
5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 19 October 1997 Nicosia, Cyprus Clay   Eva Krejčová   Katia Altilia
  Charlotte Aagaard
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 23 March 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Zuzana Váleková   Jelena Kostanić Tošić
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 7 June 1998 Bytom, Poland Clay   Janette Husárová   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Mariam Ramón Climent
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 28 September 1998 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Magdalena Kučerová   Eleni Daniilidou
  Christína Papadáki
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 20 December 1998 Průhonice, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Magdalena Kučerová   Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 19 September 1999 Otočec, Slovenia Clay   Andrea Šebová   Syna Schmidle
  Melanie Schnell
6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 29 July 2002 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Stanislava Hrozenská   Sarah Stone
  Samantha Stosur
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 6. 17 March 2003 Castellón, Spain Clay   Stanislava Hrozenská   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Mariam Ramón Climent
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. 4 August 2008 Vienna, Austria Clay   Katarína Maráčková   Nikola Hofmanova
  Laura-Ioana Andrei
0–6, 6–3, [13–11]

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