Viktória Kužmová

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

Viktória Kužmová
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Viktória Kužmová at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceKošice, Slovakia
Born (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 22)
Košice
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJán Sabovčík (–2018),
Michal Mertiňák (2018–2020),
Tomáš Hrunčák (2019-present)
Prize money$1,666,206
Singles
Career record251–128 (66.2%)
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 43 (4 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 97 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open3R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019)
US Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Doubles
Career record80–51 (61.1%)
Career titles2 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 29 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 29 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French Open3R (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US OpenSF (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5–3 (62.5%)
Last updated on: 12 October 2020.

Kužmová has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour and 20 titles (14 singles) on the ITF Circuit. On 4 March 2019, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 43, and on 14 October 2019, she peaked at No. 29 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Kužmová made her WTA debut at 2016 Prague Open in women's doubles, playing alongside Jana Čepelová, where they also got wildcard, but lost in the first round from Ysaline Bonaventure and Hsieh Su-wei. In singles, her debut happened at 2017 US Open, that also was her Grand-Slam debut, where she at first passed qualification, and then in first round in main-draw, lost from Venus Williams.

On the WTA Tour, she reached 2019 US Open semifinal in women's doubles alongside Aliaksandra Sasnovich, where there lost to the eventual champion Ashleigh Barty and Victoria Azarenka.

As junior, Kužmová won the girls' doubles event at the 2015 US Open alongside Aleksandra Pospelova, defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova in the final.

Personal LifeEdit

Viktória Kužmová was born on 11 May 1998 by mother Ingrid and father Radovan in Košice, Slovakia. She also has sister Katarina, who is three years younger, that followed Viktória into the world of professional tennis, and having obtained her WTA first ranking points in 2018. She is currently coached by Tomáš Hrunčák and trains at the Slovak National Tennis Centre. She was introduced to tennis at age four by her father, who used to run a tennis club.[1]

CareerEdit

2020Edit

Kužmová kicked off her 2020 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to Coco Gauff.[2] In Hobart, she was defeated in the second round by top seed and two-time champion Elise Mertens.[3] At the Australian Open, Kužmová lost in the first round to Julia Görges.[4] At St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Kužmová lost in the first round from Océane Dodin, winning only four games.[5] In Lyon, things got better, where she get to her first quarterfinal in 2020, but lost there from Anna-Lena Friedsam.[6] After comeback of WTA Tour, after COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Kužmová lost in first round at US Open from Caty McNally, at Istanbul Cup from Alison Van Uytvanck and at Roland Garros from Kristýna Plíšková, and failed to qualify at the Cincinnati Open.[7][8][9]

Performance timelinesEdit

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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the suspension of the 2020 WTA Tour.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[10]
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open Q2 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 3–4 0–1 0 / 10 4–10 29%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A A 3R NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Madrid Open A A 3R NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[2] A A QF A 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Italian Open A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Cincinnati Open A 2R 1R Q2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Wuhan Open A Q1 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics[11]
Tournaments 2 16 23 5 Career total: 46
Titles 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 14–17 25–23 4–5 0 / 46 44–47 48%
Win (%) 33% 45% 52% 44% Career total: 48%
Year-end ranking 132 56 52 $1,482,636

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[10]
Australian Open A 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
French Open 2R 2R 3R 0 / 3 4–3 50%
Wimbledon Q2 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open 2R SF 1R 0 / 3 5–3 71%
Win–Loss 2–2 5–4 4–3 0 / 9 11–9 56%

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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 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 Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 22 (14 titles, 8 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard   Barbara Haas 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard   Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–0 May 2015 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Alyona Sotnikova 6–3, 7–6(5)
Win 4–0 Sep 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Freya Christie 7–6(4), 7–5
Win 5–0 Oct 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Lu Jiaxi 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5–1 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Anne Schäfer 6–2, 2–6, 0–6
Win 6–1 Mar 2016 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Varvara Flink 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 6–2 Apr 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 6–7(5), 2–6
Win 7–2 Jul 2016 ITF Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 10,000 Clay   Manca Pislak 6–0, 6–1
Win 8–2 Jul 2016 ITF Niš, Serbia 10,000 Clay   Mira Antonitsch 6–1, 6–2
Win 9–2 Sep 2016 ITF Lubbock, United States 25,000 Hard   Freya Christie 6–0, 7–5
Loss 9–3 Oct 2016 ITF Brisbane, Australia 25,000 Hard   Lizette Cabrera 2–6, 4–6
Loss 9–4 Oct 2016 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard   Olivia Rogowska 1–6, 5–7
Loss 9–5 Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard   Destanee Aiava 1–6, 1–6
Win 10–5 Mar 2017 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass   Katie Boulter 6–2, 6–4
Loss 10–6 Apr 2017 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 11–6 Jul 2017 ITF Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet   Stefania Rubini 6–3, 6–3
Loss 11–7 Aug 2017 ITF Chiswick, Great Britain 25,000 Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko 3–6, 4–6
Win 12–7 Mar 2018 Pingshan Open, China 60,000 Hard   Anna Kalinskaya 7–5, 6–3
Win 13–7 May 2018 Empire Slovak Open, Slovakia 100,000 Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Win 14–7 Jul 2018 Pro Circuit Open, Hungary 100,000 Clay   Ekaterina Alexandrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Loss 14–8 Dec 2018 Dubai Challenge, UAE 100,000+H Hard   Peng Shuai 3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard   Petra Rohanová   Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  Anastasiya Komardina
5–7, 2–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard   Raluca Șerban   Steffi Distelmans
  Kelly Versteeg
6–2, 6–0
Win 2–1 Jan 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Petra Uberalová   Lina Gjorcheska
  Ioana Loredana Roșca
7–6(3), 6–7(6), [10–5]
Loss 2–2 Jul 2016 ITF Banja Luka, BiH 10,000 Clay   Julia Stamatova   Barbara Kötelesová
  Manca Pislak
7–6(5), 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 2–3 Aug 2016 ITF Slovenská Ľupča, Slovakia 10,000 Clay   Barbara Kötelesová   Petra Krejsová
  Chantal Škamlová
2–6, 1–6
Win 3–3 Oct 2016 ITF Toowoomba, Australia 25,000 Hard   Dalma Gálfi   Gabriela Cé
  Tereza Mihalíková
6–4, 7–6(4)
Win 4–3 Sep 2017 Batumi Open, Georgia 25,000 Hard   Ysaline Bonaventure   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
6–1, 6–3
Win 5–3 Mar 2018 Pingshan Open, China 60,000 Hard   Anna Kalinskaya   Danka Kovinić
  Wang Xinyu
6–4, 1–6, [10–7]
Win 6–3 Mar 2018 Open de Seine-et-Marne, France 60,000 Hard (i)   Anna Kalinskaya   Petra Krejsová
  Jesika Malečková
7–6(7), 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 (runner–up)Edit

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

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament 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
No. Player Rank Event Surface Round Score VKR
2019
1.   Kiki Bertens No. 8 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard 2R 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(8–6) No. 46
2.   Kiki Bertens No. 4 French Open, France Clay 2R 3–1 ret. No. 46

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Livaudais, Stephanie (6 January 2020). "Gauff downs Kuzmova to grab opening win in Auckland". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ JOHNSON, ABBEY (15 January 2020). "Hobart: Elise Mertens remains on track to third title bid". www.tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ SID / tennisnet (20 January 2020). "Australian Open: Görges effortlessly into the second round". www.tennisnet.com. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
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  8. ^ WTA Staff (September 9, 2020). "Bouchard breezes by Tomova into Istanbul second round". WTA. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Kristyna Pliskova pasa a la siguiente fase de Roland-Garros tras vencer en los sesentaicuatroavos de final (in Spanish)". 20minutos.es. September 28, 2020. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
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  11. ^ "Player & Career overview".

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