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Anikó Kapros (born 11 November 1983 in Budapest) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. Kapros won the Junior's singles title at the Australian Open in 2000. She caused an upset at the French Open in 2002, when she, as a qualifier, upset 5th seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round.

Anikó Kapros
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary
Born (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 35)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$US490,850
Singles
Career record197 – 184
Career titles0 (2 ITF)
Highest rankingNo. 44 (10 May 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2004)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2003)
US Open1R (2001, 2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record25 – 43
Career titles0 (5 ITF)
Highest rankingNo. 222 (8 Feb 2010)
Last updated on: April 30, 2008.

CareerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Her mother, Anikó Kéry, won a bronze medal in gymnastics at the Olympic Games in Munich 1972. When Kapros was two years old, she moved to the Bahamas where her parents worked as acrobats. She returned to Hungary at the age of nine.

Professional careerEdit

In the 2002 French Open, as a qualifier, she upset future four-time French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round, 4–6, 6–1, 6–0. Kapros' senior career has been marred by recurring knee injuries. Her biggest success at a WTA tournament came in September 2003 when she reached the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo, where she lost to Maria Sharapova. Her highest ranking in singles was 44. Kapros was part of the Hungarian olympics team in Athens in the year of 2004.

Retired in 2010 from professional tennis. Is now the head coach and club director at Patak Party Tenisz Club in Budapest. Kapros is also the co-founder (partners with Ágnes Szavay and Zsófia Gubacsi) of Happy Tennis a company offering a special tennis program for schools and kindergarten's in Hungary.

WTA FinalsEdit

Singles: (0-1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 29 Sep 2003 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard   Maria Sharapova 6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

Career statisticsEdit

Singles Finals: 7 (2-5)Edit

$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
Winner 1. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard   Alina Jidkova 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 2 April 2001 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Eleni Daniilidou 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 28 May 2006 Beijing, China Hard   Xie Yanze 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 10 August 2008 Moscow, Russia Clay   Anna Lapushchenkova 1–5 ret.
Runner-up 5. 9 February 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 28 September 2009 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Regina Kulikova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 19 November 2009 Toronto, Canada Hard   Camila Giorgi 6–4, 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 4 (4–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 March 2009 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Katalin Marosi   Megan Moulton-Levy
  Laura Siegemund
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 26 May 2009 Grado, Italy Clay   Sandra Klemenschits   Jorgelina Cravero
  Anna Tatishvili
6–3, 6–0
Winner 3. 15 June 2009 Padova, Italy Clay   Sandra Klemenschits   Elena Pioppo
  Valentina Sulpizio
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 4. 28 September 2009 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Agustina Lepore   Kimberly Couts
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
6–2, 7–5

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