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MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA

Slovakia

Road to Singapore

21st

SINGLES

D.O.B.
Oct 4
1988
Height
5' 11"
1.80 m
Weight
143 lbs.
65 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2005
Personal
Coached by Peter Huber; fitness coach is Kristian Cupak ... Father is Anton (retired after working in power stations); mother's name is Maria; has two siblings, Filip and Nada; has a dog named Dolor ... Began playing tennis at age 8; was born in Piestany but moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at national tennis center ... Favorite surfaces are grass and hardcourts; favorite shots are serve and forehand ... Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water and iced tea ... Favorite movie is Pretty Woman; favorite actors are Richard Gere and Tom Cruise ... Favorite group is Coldplay ... Favorite cities are New York and Paris; favorite tournaments are Wimbledon and US Open ... Admires Roger Federer for being a great player and person; also admires Martina Hingis ... If she weren't a tennis player would play another sport (loves all sports) ... Lucky charm is a toy duck ... Goal is to reach Top 10.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (4): 2013 - Washington DC; 2012 - Washington DC; 2011 - Memphis; 2009 - Birmingham.
Finalist (2): 2014 - New Haven; 2011 - Guangzhou.

DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2012 - Budapest (w/Husarova).
Finalist (1): 2010 - Tashkent (w/Dulgheru).

ADDITIONAL
Slovak Fed Cup Team, 2005-15.
Career Review
2015 - Seventh Top 100 season in last eight years (finishing No.77); SF at Istanbul (l. to U.Radwanska); QF twice at Acapulco and Monterrey; reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times.

2014 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.51); runner-up at New Haven (l. to Kvitova in final); SF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Zheng); QF three times at Monterrey, Katowice and Seoul; reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other two majors); struggled w/left hip injury in the fall (retired in US Open 1r, Seoul QF and Linz 2r and withdrew from Moscow).

2013 - Best season to date (finishing No.38); won one WTA title at Washington DC (d. Petkovic in final); SF twice at Memphis (l. to Lisicki) and Birmingham (l. to Vekic); QF twice at Florianopolis and Toronto; reached 3r four times and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Australian Open - l. to Muguruza 46 61 1412; held 3mp in third set - 1mp at 8-7, 2mp at 9-8, also Wimbledon and US Open); struggled w/back injury during season (withdrew from Katowice, retired in 's-Hertogenbosch 2r and withdrew from Bastad and New Haven).

2012 - Another Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Washington DC (d. Pavlyuchenkova in final); QF twice at Acapulco and Baku; reached 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; retired in Roland Garros 1r w/back injury.

2011 - Another Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Memphis (won when Marino ret. in final w/abdominal injury); runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Scheepers in final); QF at Birmingham; reached 2r twice; fell 1r 10 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice; struggled throughout summer w/left knee injury (retired in Wimbledon 1r and subsequently withdrew from Budapest, Bad Gastein and Carlsbad).

2010 - QF at Kuala Lumpur; reached 3r once and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once.

2009 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.45); won one WTA title at Birmingham (d. Li in final); SF twice at Hobart (l. to Benesova) and Pattaya City (l. to Mirza); QF four times at Bad Gastein, New Haven, Seoul and Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other two majors); fell in RR stage at Bali (went 0-2); made Top 50 debut on January 19 (rose from No.57 to No.50).

2008 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tashkent (ret. vs. Cirstea w/illness); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times; made Top 100 debut on August 4 (rose from No.102 to No.100); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon).

2006 - QF at Prague; fell 1r once and in qualifying once.

2005 - Played first WTA qualifying at Portoroz and Hasselt; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
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