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Switzerland

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D.O.B.
Mar 10
1997
Height
5' 9"
1.75 m
Weight
139 lbs.
63 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
Personal
Coached by Iain Hughes; started playing at Melanie Molitor's (mother of Martina Hingis) tennis school at age 3 (started daily training with her from age 6 for eight years until now)...Father, Ivan, was previously apart of her coaching team...Mother is Dana; brother is Brian; parents emigrated to Switzerland from then-Czechoslovakia in 1968...Also trained at Bollettieri Academy for six months...Enjoys watching movies, reading journals and seeing friends.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (2): 2017 - 125/Hua Hin; 2015 - Eastbourne, Toronto.
Finalist (4): 2016 - St. Petersburg; 2015 - 's-Hertogenbosch, Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2014 - Tianjin.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2015 - Prague (w/Siniakova), Washington DC (w/Mladenovic).

ADDITIONAL
Swiss Fed Cup Team, 2012, 2014-18.
Career Review
2015 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.14); won two WTA titles at Eastbourne (d. A.Radwanska in final) and Toronto (won when Halep ret. w/heat illness in final); runner-up twice at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Giorgi in final) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to A.Radwanska in final); reached 4r three times (incl. Wimbledon), 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open and Prague - l. to Konjuh 75 67(6) 76(3); held 3mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying once; made Top 20 debut on August 10 (rose from No.22 to No.20) and set career-high No.12 on August 17 (after Toronto; rose from No.20 to No.12); also won two WTA doubles titles.

2014 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.33); runner-up at Tianjin (l. to Riske in final); SF at Charleston (l. to Cepelova); QF at US Open (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Peng); reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; having started season at No.184, made Top 100 debut on April 7 (after Charleston; rose from No.140 to No.91) and Top 50 debut on September 8 (after US Open; rose from No.58 to No.33).

2013 - Reached 2r twice; fell 1r once and in qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Played first WTA main draw at Luxembourg, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying twice; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit; played first WTA qualifying at Luxembourg.
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