Birth Date: 13 April 1979
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 1997
Coached by Gianluca Palombini in Rome (previously coached by Karim Balagh in Sarasota, Florida) ... Father is Rudolf, mother is Katalin; older brother is Norbert (internist) ... Has represented Hungary since January 1, 2008 (previously represented Germany - has dual nationality) ... Speaks fluent English, German, Hungarian ... Other interests include fashion, home design, arts, other sports ... Also enjoys reading, watching movies, eating at good restaurants and going to concerts, musicals and sporting events ... Favorite food is Italian; enjoys wine ... Idol is Madonna ... Favorite places to visit are Australia, Italy, US West Coast ... Greatest adventure was playing Beijing Olympics in 2008, meeting other athletes in different sports.
1994 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Slovakia.
1995 - Played first WTA qualifying at Filderstadt (as WC).
1996 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1997 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
1998 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
1999 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Played first four WTA main draws, falling 1r at all four (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell in qualifying 11 times (incl. Roland Garros); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - QF at Basel; reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Wimbledon).
2002 - First Top 100 season; reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying 12 times; made Top 100 debut on March 4 (rose from No.101 to No.100).
2003 - Fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); at end of year, took indefinite break from professional tennis.
2004 - Returned to action in March and played rest of season on ITF Circuit (won one singles title).
2005 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying once (US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; got injury (thrombosis) in May and stopped playing in September.
2007 - Won first WTA title at Estoril (d. Azarenka 26 61 76(3) in final; saved 2mp down 5-4 third set); shortly afterwards on June 18 rose from No.101 to No.99 (first time in Top 100 since January 2003); reached 2r once; fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. other two majors).
2008 - SF twice, at Fès (l. to Medina Garrigues) and Budapest (l. to Cornet); reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying 11 times (incl. all four majors).
2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon).
2010 - Second Top 100 season; SF at Warsaw (l. to Zheng); reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r twice; fell 1r seven times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times.