Slovakia’s pride, Daniela Hantuchova is a retired tennis player whose highest ranking was fifth in the world and best major result was reaching the 2008 Australian Open semi-final.
Daniela turned pro with her trainings with coach Nigel Sears at Bollettieri Academy. Among court games, she loves to play in Wimbledon tournament and her favorite surface is grass. She is a right-handed tennis player who plays two-handed backhand.
She was born in April 23, 1983 at Poprad, Slovakia and now residing at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Aside from tennis, she is also fascinated with skiing, ice skating, roller blading, swimming, jet skiing and cooking.
Hantuchova entered her grand slam singles with records at 20 wins and 8 losses in the Australian Open in which she qualifies for semi-finals. In Roland Garros, her record reveals at 12 to7, 16 to 7 in Wimbledon and 11 over 7 in the US Open. It was in 2003 that she performed the greatest and ranks 5 which is her career high for singles so with doubles in August 26, 2003.
She was awarded as Tour Most Improved Player for 2002 and in 2006 as the Fan Favorite Doubles Team with Sugiyama. They were presented at Stars for Stars in Miami on March 21, 2006. However, she recently withdrew from Berlin, Rome and Istanbul with her right heel stress fracture.
Her winning titles include the Indian Wells tournament in 2007 and 2002, another in the US Open in 2000 for singles. For doubles, she won in Doha and Rome in 2006, in 2005 at Birmingham partnered with Sugiyama. Still in 2005, she was victorious in Filderstadt together with Myskina. By 2002 she top in Amelia Island, New Haven with Sánchez-Vicario. A year earlier, she played with Bovina and captured Luxembourg title, in 2000, played with Habsudova in Bratislava and in 1999, at ITF/Civitanova-ITA with Dyrberg.
She enjoyed a long singles career, reaching a career-high fifth ranking in 2003 and achieving her best major result in Melbourne in 2008, as well as making the US Open quarter-finals in 2002 and 2013. She managed seven career titles for a 570-415 singles record before retiring in July 2017.