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Viktória Kužmová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʋiktɔːria ˈkuʒmɔʋaː]; born 11 May 1998) is a Slovak tennis player.

Viktória Kužmová
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Viktória Kužmová at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceKošice
Born (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 21)
Košice
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJán Sabovčík (–2018)
Michal Mertiňák (2018–present)
Prize money$1,116,589
Singles
Career record237–108 (68.7%)
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 43 (4 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 47 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open3R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019)
US Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record61–42
Career titles2 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (24 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 70 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2018)
US OpenSF (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–3 (57.1%)
Last updated on: 2 July 2019.

Kužmová has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour and 20 titles (14 singles, 6 doubles) on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 4 March 2019, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 43, and on 6 May 2019, she peaked at No. 72 in the doubles rankings. In 2015, Kužmová won the girls' doubles event at the US Open alongside Aleksandra Pospelova, defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova in the final. In 2018, she reached her first WTA semifinal at Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, defeating the sixth seed Alison Van Uytvanck en route, but then lost to Kirsten Flipkens.[1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Kužmová is coached by Michal Mertiňák and trains at the Slovak National Tennis Centre. She was introduced to tennis at age four by her father, Radovan, who used to run a tennis club. Her mother's name is Ingrid, and her sister Katarina, who is three years younger, is following Viktória into the world of professional tennis, having obtained her WTA first ranking points in 2018.[2]

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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 2017 2018 2019 W–L Win%
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1–2 33%
French Open Q2 2R 3R 2–2 50%
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R 0–2 0%
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 3–4 4–9 31%

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2019 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Anna Kalinskaya   Ekaterina Makarova
  Margarita Gasparyan
5–7, 5–7
Win 1–1 May 2019 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   Anna Kalinskaya   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win 2–1 Jul 2019 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Kristýna Plíšková   Jaqueline Cristian
  Elena-Gabriela Ruse
6–4, 7–6(3)

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (14–8)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8–7)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 19 October 2014 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Barbara Haas 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 12 April 2015 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 10 May 2015 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Alyona Sotnikova 6–3, 7–6(5)
Winner 4. 27 September 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Freya Christie 7–6(4), 7–5
Winner 5. 5 October 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Lu Jiaxi 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 7 February 2016 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Anne Schäfer 6–2, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 6 March 2016 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Varvara Flink 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 10 April 2016 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 6–7(5), 2–6
Winner 7. 3 July 2016 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Manca Pislak 6–0, 6–1
Winner 8. 10 July 2016 Niš, Serbia Clay   Mira Antonitsch 6–1, 6–2
Winner 9. 18 September 2016 Lubbock, United States Hard   Freya Christie 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 2 October 2016 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Lizette Cabrera 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 16 October 2016 Cairns, Australia Hard   Olivia Rogowska 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 26 February 2017 Perth, Australia Hard   Destanee Aiava 1–6, 1–6
Winner 10. 12 March 2017 Mildura, Australia Grass   Katie Boulter 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 9 April 2017 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 11. 22 July 2017 Imola, Italy Carpet   Stefania Rubini 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 12 August 2017 Chiswick, Great Britain Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko 3–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 18 March 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard   Anna Kalinskaya 7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 20 May 2018 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 14. 15 July 2018 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Ekaterina Alexandrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 15 December 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Peng Shuai 3–6, 0–6

Doubles (6–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–1)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 March 2015 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Petra Rohanová   Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  Anastasiya Komardina
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 12 October 2015 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Raluca Șerban   Steffi Distelmans
  Kelly Versteeg
6–2, 6–0
Winner 2. 26 January 2016 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Petra Uberalová   Lina Gjorcheska
  Ioana Loredana Rosca
7–6(3), 6–7(6), [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 1 July 2016 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Julia Stamatova   Barbara Kötelesová
  Manca Pislak
7–6(5), 4–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 20 August 2016 Slovenská Ľupča, Slovakia Clay   Barbara Kötelesová   Petra Krejsová
  Chantal Škamlová
2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 8 October 2016 Toowoomba, Australia Hard   Dalma Gálfi   Gabriela Cé
  Tereza Mihalíková
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 4. 15 September 2017 Batumi, Georgia Hard   Ysaline Bonaventure   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 17 March 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard   Anna Kalinskaya   Danka Kovinić
  Wang Xinyu
6–4, 1–6, [10–7]
Winner 6. 31 March 2018 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i)   Anna Kalinskaya   Petra Krejsová
  Jesika Malečková
7–6(7), 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2016 US Open Hard   Kayla Day 3–6, 2–6

Girls' doublesEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 US Open Hard   Aleksandra Pospelova   Anna Kalinskaya
  Anastasia Potapova
7–5, 6–2

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2019 Total
Wins 2 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score VKR
2019
1.   Kiki Bertens No. 8 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard 2R 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(8–6) No. 46
2.   Kiki Bertens No. 4 French Open Clay 2R 3–1 ret. No. 46

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flipkens edges Kuzmova in Den Bosch thriller to return to final". 16 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Viktoria Kuzmova". WTA Tennis. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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