Daniela Hantuchova Bio - Biography

Name Daniela Hantuchova
Height 5' 11
Naionality Slovakia
Date of Birth 23 April 1983,
Place of Birth Poprad, Slovakia
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Hantuchova's first event of 2007 was in Auckland, New Zealand, where she lost in the second round to Virginie Razzano 6-1 7-5 after defeating countrywoman Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 3-6 6-2. For the rest of her Australian summer stretch, she lost to Nicole Vaidisova in the first round of the Sydney tournament, and reached her second consecutive Australian Open fourth round, where she defeated Ashley Harkleroad in the third round 6-7(6) 7-5 6-3, and lost to Kim Clijsters 6-1 7-5.

Hantuchova was then upset in the first round of the first Tier I event of 2007, losing to Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-4. At her next two events in Dubai and Doha she reached her first two quarterfinals of the year and first semifinal of the year. In Dubai, she came from a set down in the second round against Maria Kirilenko 2-6 6-4 7-6(4) and lost a tight match against Amelie Mauresmo 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the quarterfinals. In Doha, she reached the semifinals, defeating Martina Hingis in the quarterfinal for the second time in four matches 1-6 6-4 6-4, coming back from 1-6 1-4 down. She lost her semifinal match against Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-2.

In her seventh event of the year, Hantuchova won just her second title at the same tournament she had won five years prior in Indian Wells, California. She defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-1 2-6 6-2, Francesca Schiavone 6-2 7-6(3), Martina Hingis 6-4 6-3, Shahar Peer 6-2 5-7 7-6(5), Li Na 7-5 4-6 6-1, and Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-4.

She was upset by in-form players Zvonereva 6-2 6-4 and Bammer 2-6 6-2 6-2 in the third round of Miami and quarterfinal of Amelia Island respectively. She lost both of her Fed Cup matches against the Czech Republic, losing to Safarova 7-6(1) 4-6 6-3, and Vaidisova 6-2 6-7(1) 6-3. Hantuchova proceeded to lose her fourth consecutive match in a row in Berlin, losing to Zuzana Ondraskova 6-1 6-3.

Hantuchova reached her first clay semifinal at the tournament in Rome, defeating Aravane Rezai in the first round 4-6 6-1 6-2, avenging her Amelia Island loss to Bammer 6-1 6-2, Chakvetadze 6-2 6-3, and clay-court specialist Anabel Medina Garrigues. She lost to Kuznetsova in the semifinal 6-4 6-2. Her next event is in Strasbourg, and then the French Open.

Hantuchova's win-loss record for 2007 currently stands at 22-12 and 4-5 versus top 10 players with two victories over Hingis, one against Kuznetsova, and one against Chakvetadze.

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