Magdalena Rybarikova life and biography

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Magdalena Rybarikova biography

Date of birth : 1988-10-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Piestany, Slovakia
Nationality : Slovak
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour,

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Magdalena Rybarikova is a Slovak professional tennis player. On June 22, 2009, she achieved her career-high WTA singles ranking of 40th.


Rybáriková started 2010 at the 2010 ASB Classic, where she upset 8th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-3 but lost in the next round to Shahar Pe'er 6-1, 6-0. She then lost 3 straight matches at the 2010 Moorilla Hobart International, 2010 Australian Open and 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships. She ended her losing streak by reaching the quarterfinals of 2010 Malaysian Open with straight sets wins over Thai's Tamarine Tanasugarn and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn before falling to top seed Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-3.

She then fell early at the 2010 BNP Paribas Open to former world no. 1 Justine Henin 6-2, 6-2 but reached the second round of the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open falling to Marion Bartoli 6-2, 6-4. She then lost in the first round of the 2010 MPS Group Championships losing to Anna Tatishvili 6-3 3-6 7-5. She then suffered a five match losing streak losing in the second round of 2010 Family Circle Cup, two loses at the 2010 Fed Cup, 2010 Estoril Open and the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. She the reached the second rounds of 2010 Polsat Warsaw Open and 2010 French Open. At the Grass season she reached the third round of the 2010 AEGON Classic, second round of 2010 UNICEF Open with a victory of former world no. 1 Dinara Safina and the first round of 2010 Wimbledon. At the 2010 ECM Prague Open, she fell for the second time in the year to Anna Tatishvili. She then fell in the second round of 2010 İstanbul Cup to eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-2. She then failed to qualify at the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis. At the US Open she fell for the second straight Slam to Aravane Rezaï in the first round. At the 2010 Tashkent Open she fell to Darya Kustova in the second round. She then played in ITF events due to her poor ranking where she reached the final of the ITF in Ningbo losing to Alberta Brianti 6-4, 6-4. She also reached the semifinals of Tokyo ITF and quarterfinals of Poiters ITF. In her final match of the year she fell to world no. 565 Mervana Jugić-Salkić 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in the Nantes ITF. She ended the year ranked 104, 59 slots down to 45 the previous year.

She started 2011 at 2011 Moorilla Hobart International where she qualified but fell to Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 6-4. She then fell in the first round of the 2011 Australian Open to 20th seed Kaia Kanepi 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. She then played at the ITF in Midland where she lost to Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. Rybáriková's poor streak stopped at the 2010 Cellular South Cup, with victories over 8th seed Vania King 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(9), Anne Keothavong 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, Alexa Glatch 6-3, 6-2 and Lucie Hradecká 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to reach her second final and set up a championship match-up with Rebecca Marino. In which she won 6-2 after Marino retired due to an abdominal strain.


Coached by Ladislav Simon; fitness coach is Ladislav Olasz
Father is Anton (business manager); mother is Maria; has two older siblings, Filip and Nada; has a dog named Sindy
Began playing tennis at age 8; was born in Piestany but moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at national tennis center
Favorite surfaces are grass, hard; favorite shots are serve, forehand
Favorite foods are pizza, chicken; favorite drinks are cola, iced tea
Favorite movie is Pretty Woman; favorite actors are Richard Gere, Tom Cruise
Favorite group is Coldplay
Favorite cities are New York (great shopping) and Paris (nice city and people); favorite tournaments are Wimbledon, US Open
Most admires Roger Federer for being a great player and person; also admires Novak Djokovic and Martina Hingis
If she wasn't a tennis player, would like to study archaeology (likes Indiana Jones movies)
Is still waiting for her most memorable experience
Lucky charm is a toy bear, which she keeps in her tennis bag
Goal is to be Top 20; long term goals are to be Top 10 and eventually No.1.

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