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Jana Čepelová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjana ˈtʃɛpɛlɔʋaː]; born 29 May 1993) is a Slovak tennis player.

Jana Čepelová
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Full nameJana Čepelová
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceKošice, Slovakia
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 25)
Košice, Slovakia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMartin Zathurecký
Prize moneyUS$1,502,262
Singles
Career record257–184 (58.28%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking50 (12 May 2014)
Current ranking136 (2 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon3R (2012, 2016)
US Open2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record59–49 (54.63%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest ranking158 (18 May 2015)
Current ranking270 (21 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2014, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed CupSF (2013)
Last updated on: 25 January 2018.

Čepelová has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 12 May 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 50. On 18 May 2015, she peaked at No. 158 in the doubles rankings.

Čepelová's best result at a major was the third round of the 2012 and 2016 Wimbledon Championships. As a junior, she won the girls' doubles event at the 2010 Australian Open with Chantal Škamlová.[1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Čepelová was born in Košice to Peter and Jarmila and is currently coached by Martin Zathurecký.[2]

CareerEdit

Junior careerEdit

Jana Čepelová and Chantal Škamlová won girls' doubles at 2010 Australian Open. They also won silver medal in doubles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. At the same event, Čepelová won bronze medal in singles.

2012: Coming onto the WTA TourEdit

Čepelová spent most of her 2012-year on the ITF Tour. Her best achievement on the WTA Tour was at the Wimbledon Championships. She qualified for the main draw by defeating Alla Kudryavtseva, Chanel Simmonds and Ekaterina Bychkova in qualifying. In round one, she beat fellow qualifier Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. In the second round, she upset 26th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues before she lost to world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka.

2014: First WTA finalEdit

At the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Čepelová scored the biggest win of her career, defeating world No. 1 Serena Williams in the second round. Čepelová would go on to reach her first WTA final with victories over Elena Vesnina, Daniela Hantuchová, and Belinda Bencic. Her run ended there as she lost to Andrea Petkovic.

2015Edit

At Wimbledon, Čepelová upset world No. 3 Simona Halep in the first round. In the second round, she lost to Monica Niculescu.

2016Edit

Next year at 2016 Wimbledon Championships, she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round before losing to Lucie Šafářová in an epic three-set match. Muguruza was the third top 3 player whom Jana has defeated in her career to this date.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2014 Family Circle Cup, USA Premier Clay (green)   Andrea Petkovic 5–7, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (6–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 February 2010 Eilat, Israel Hard   Janina Toljan 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 18 October 2010 Monastir, Tunisia Hard   Martina Borecká 5–7, 1–6
Winner 1. 25 October 2010 Monastir, Tunisia Hard   Diāna Marcinkēviča 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 January 2011 Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany Hard (i)   Nina Zander 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 20 June 2011 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Alexandra Cadanțu 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 27 June 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Dia Evtimova 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 22 August 2011 Prague-Neride, Czech Republic Clay   Bibiane Schoofs 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 21 November 2011 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i)   Tímea Babos 3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 11 November 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Maria Elena Camerin 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 11 May 2015 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 1–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 15 July 2017 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Danka Kovinić 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (3–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 January 2011 Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany Hard (i)   Michaela Pochabová   Daniëlle Harmsen
  Marina Melnikova
6–3, 4–6, [12–14]
Runner-up 2. 1 August 2011 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Lenka Wienerová   Janette Husárová
  Renata Voráčová
6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 22 August 2011 Prague-Neride, Czech Republic Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
7–6(10–8), 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 10 October 2011 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Leticia Costas
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 2. 13 February 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Réka-Luca Jani   Anastasia Grymalska
  Ilona Kremen
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [10–4]
Winner 3. 12 March 2012 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard   Lenka Wienerová   Maria Elena Camerin
  Mariya Koryttseva
7–5, 2–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 30 May 2016 Marseille, France Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Hsieh Su-wei
  Nicole Melichar
6–1, 3–6, [3–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R A Q2 1R 1R Q1 1–4
French Open A 2R 1R Q2 Q2 1R A 1–3
Wimbledon 3R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R Q1 6–6
US Open A 1R 2R Q2 Q3 1R A 1–3
Win–Loss 2–1 3–4 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–4 0–1 0–0 9–16

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2010 Australian Open Hard   Chantal Škamlová   Tímea Babos
  Gabriela Dabrowski
7–6(7–1), 6–2

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

No. 1 winsEdit

# Player Event Surface Round Score
1.   Serena Williams Family Circle Cup Clay 2R 6–4, 6–4

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2014
1.   Serena Williams No. 1 Family Circle Cup, USA Clay 2nd Round 6–4, 6–4
2015
2.   Simona Halep No. 3 Wimbledon, London Grass 1st Round 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
2016
3.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 2 Wimbledon, London Grass 2nd Round 6–3, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hemmings, Mark (2 February 2010). "Teen Gosling tennis star Babos sure of success in 2010". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Getting to know... Jana Cepelova". Women's Tennis Association. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.

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