Jana Čepelová

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

Jana Čepelová
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Čepelová at the 2018 Wimbledon Qualifying
Full nameJana Čepelová
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceKošice, Slovakia
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 27)
Košice, Slovakia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachMartin Zathurecký
Prize moneyUS$ 1,656,751
Singles
Career record300–217 (58.0%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 50 (12 May 2014)
Current rankingNo. 164 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon3R (2012, 2016)
US Open2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record60–52 (53.6%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (18 May 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2014, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed CupSF (2013)
Record 8–9
Last updated on: 13 May 2020.

She has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. 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 event was the third round of the 2012 and 2016 Wimbledon Championships. As a junior, she won the girls' doubles at the 2010 Australian Open with Chantal Škamlová.[1]

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 circuit. 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 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

Čepelová started the year at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to third seed, last year finalist, and eventual champion Venus Williams.[3] In Hobart at the Hobart International, Čepelová was defeated in the first round by Annika Beck.[4]

Playing in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, Čepelová lost in the first round to qualifier Lucie Hradecká.[5] At the Miami Open, Čepelová was defeated in the first round by Julia Görges.[6] Seeded second at the Wilde Lexus Women's USTA Pro Circuit Event, Čepelová fell in the first round to Laura Siegemund.

Last year finalist at the Family Circle Cup, Čepelová lost in the second round to fourth seed Sara Errani.[7] At the J&T Banka Prague Open, Čepelová was defeated in the first round by Elena Vesnina. Competing at the Empire Slovak Open in Slovakia, Čepelová lost in the first round to Tereza Smitková.[8] Seeded eighth at the Open Engie Saint-Gaudens Midi-Pyrénées, Čepelová reached the final where she was defeated by María Teresa Torró Flor.[9] At the French Open, Čepelová lost in the second round of qualifying to Kateryna Bondarenko. In Marseille at the Open Féminin de Marseille, Čepelová was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Denisa Allertová.

At the Aegon Open Nottingham, Čepelová's first grass-court tournament of the season, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Donna Vekić. In Birmingham at the Aegon Classic, Čepelová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Mariana Duque Mariño. Coming into Wimbledon ranked 106 in the world, Čepelová upset third seed Simona Halep in the first round.[10] She lost in the second round to Monica Niculescu.[11]

2016Edit

Next year at Wimbledon, 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.

2020Edit

Beginning her season at the Australian Open, Čepelová withdrew from her first round of qualifying match against Kurumi Nara.[12]

At the Qatar Total Open, Čepelová lost in the final round of qualifying to Jil Teichmann. Playing at the first edition of the Lyon Open, Čepelová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Margot Yerolymos.

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R A Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 4 1–4
French Open A 2R 1R Q2 Q2 1R A A 0 / 3 1–3
Wimbledon 3R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R Q1 Q3 0 / 6 6–6
US Open A 1R 2R Q2 Q3 1R A 1R 0 / 4 1–3
Win–Loss 2–1 3–4 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 17 9–16

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, United States Premier Clay (green)   Andrea Petkovic 5–7, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2010 ITF Eilat, Israel 10,000 Hard   Janina Toljan 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2010 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Martina Borecká 5–7, 1–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2010 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Diāna Marcinkēviča 6–2, 6–2
Win 2–2 Jan 2011 ITF Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany 10,000 Hard (i)   Nina Zander 6–4, 6–4
Win 3–2 Jue 2011 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Alexandra Cadanțu 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Jun 2011 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Dia Evtimova 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–3 Aug 2011 ITF Prague-Neride, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Bibiane Schoofs 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Loss 4–4 Nov 2011 ITF Helsinki, Finland 25,000 Hard (i)   Tímea Babos 3–6, 1–6
Win 5–4 Nov 2013 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates 75,000 Hard   Maria Elena Camerin 6–1, 6–2
Loss 5–5 May 2015 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 1–6, 0–6
Win 6–5 Jul 2017 ITF Budapest, Hungary 100,000 Clay   Danka Kovinić 6–4, 6–3
Loss 6–6 Oct 2018 ITF Suzhou, China 100,000 Hard   Zheng Saisai 5–7, 1–6
Win 7–6 Sep 2020 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Renata Zarazúa 6–4, 7–6(4)

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2011 ITF Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany 10,000 Hard (i)   Michaela Pochabová   Daniëlle Harmsen
  Marina Melnikova
6–3, 4–6, [12–14]
Loss 0–2 Aug 2011 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 50,000 Clay   Lenka Wienerová   Janette Husárová
  Renata Voráčová
6–7(2–7), 1–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2011 ITF Prague-Neride, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
7–6(10–8), 1–6, [8–10]
Win 1–3 Oct 2011 ITF Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Leticia Costas
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 2–3 Feb 2012 ITF Rabat, Morocco 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani   Anastasia Grymalska
  Ilona Kremen
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [10–4]
Win 3–3 Mar 2012 ITF Poza Rica, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Lenka Wienerová   Maria Elena Camerin
  Mariya Koryttseva
7–5, 2–6, [10–3]
Loss 3–4 May 2013 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 75,000 Clay   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6
Loss 3–5 May 2016 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Hsieh Su-wei
  Nicole Melichar
6–1, 3–6, [3–10]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 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 Result
1.   Serena Williams 2014 Family Circle Cup, United States Clay 2R 6–4, 6–4 Final

Top 10 winsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Azarenka advances in Miami, Vaidisova claims first win since retirement". www.beinsports.com. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
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  9. ^ "TITA TORRO WINS THE SAINT-GAUDENS TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE". www.deportevillena.com. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
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  11. ^ "Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska in ruthless form to reach Wimbledon third round". www.thenational.ae. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
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