Daniela Hantuchová born April 23, 1983 is a Slovak professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first Tier I tournament and ended the year in the top ten.
She is currently coached by Larri Passos.Her WTA Tour mentor in the "Partners for Success" program was Martina Navrátilová, who was her doubles partner for a brief period in early 2005. As of February 21, 2011, Hantuchová is ranked World No. 30 in singles.
Hantuchová was born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) to father Igor, a computer scientist, and mother Marianna, a toxicologist.
When her parents split up in 2003, Hantuchová's performances temporarily worsened. At Wimbledon that year, failing to convert match points and weeping on court.She also suffered from a weight problem during this period. She was suspected of being anorexic,however Hantuchová denied this.
Hantuchová speaks three languages (Slovak, English and German), and was trained as a classical pianist. She is thought to be a perfectionist and puts a lot of pressure on herself during her training. She qualified for university in Slovakia but deferred it to pursue tennis.
She appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition alongside Maria Kirilenko and Tatiana Golovin in a pictoral entitled Volley of the Dolls
Nick name: Danka (in Slovak),Dani (in English)
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date of birth: April 23, 1983 (1983-04-23)
Place of birth: Poprad, Slovakia, before CSSR)
Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Turned pro: 1999
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career record: 421–266
Career titles: 4 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking: No. 5 (January 27, 2003)
Current ranking: No. 28 (February 28, 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF (2008)
French Open 4R (2002, 2006, 2010)
Wimbledon QF (2002)
US Open QF (2002)
Championships RR (2002, 2007)
Olympic Games 2R (2004, 2008)
Career record 220–154
Career titles 8 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 5 (August 26, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2002, 2009)
French Open F (2006)
Wimbledon QF (2005)
US Open 3R (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Career record 39–13
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2002)
French Open W (2005)
Wimbledon W (2001)
US Open W (2005)
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