Edina Gallovits life and biography

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Edina Gallovits biography

Date of birth : 1984-12-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Timisoara, Romania
Nationality : Romanian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-06
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour,

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Edina Gallovits-Hall, née Gallovits is a Romanian female tennis player of Hungarian descent on her father's side.

She is currently ranked 75th in the world and her career highest ranking of No. 54 was achieved on April 28, 2008. She achieved her best Grand Slam performance at the 2007 French Open and 2008 Australian Open by making the second round. In juniors, she reached a career high of No. 7 and made the final of the prestigious Orange Bowl Championships, losing to Vera Zvonareva. Edina married her American coach and manager, Bryce Hall, in November 2010.

CAREER:
In June 2007, she reached the final of the inaugural Barcelona KIA event. Ranked at No. 91 in the world, she beat Virginia Ruano Pascual, fifth seed Lourdes Domínguez Lino, fourth seed Kaia Kanepi and in the semifinals she prevailed over Virginie Razzano 6–3 6–4. However, her run came to an end courtesy of Meghann Shaughnessy who won 6–3 6–2 in the final.

In February 2010 she won her first WTA title in doubles at the Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas in Bogotá, Colombia. In the final she and her partner, Gisela Dulko, defeated in straight sets the pair Olga Savchuk – Anastasiya Yakimova.

Her second doubles title came in September 2010 at the Guangzhou International Women's Open. Partnering Indian Sania Mirza they defeated in the final in straight sets the Chinese duo Han Xinyun – Liu Wan-ting.

in 2011 she continued her good doubles game by defending her 2010 Bogotá title. At the Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas she paired with Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues and won the final against the Canadian Sharon Fichman and Laura Pous Tió from Spain.

PERSONAL:
Started playing at age 4 with her parents at a local club
Baseliner who prefers clay courts
Full name is Klaudia Edina Gallovits
Mother, Florica, is a handball coach; father, Gyula Laszlo, is a sports teacher (incl. pentathlon); sister, Alida, is an MBA student in Buffalo, NY (also plays tennis); has three dogs
Graduated from high school (in Timisoara, Romania) in June 2003
Speaks Romanian, Hungarian, German, English
Likes all types of music except country; favorite artists include Staind, Linkin Park, Jay-Z
Likes to watch TV, read, listen to music
Most memorable experience was qualifying for Grand Slam debut at 2003 Roland Garros
Admires Martina Hingis for being "a great and really smart player"
Goal is to reach the Top 10.

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