FED CUP, PLAY-OFF ROUND, Bratislava, Slovakia, Slovakia - Netherlands, clay, indoors: DAY 1, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Kiki Bertens 1-6, 3-6, DAY 2: Richel Hogenkamp ?-?; Stuttgart, Germany, Germany - Ukraine, clay, indoor: 1R, Elina Svitolina (UKR) - Julia Georges 6-4 1-6 4-6, 2R: Angelique Kerber ?-?; Cairo, Egypt, Al-Solaimaneyah F14 Women's Future, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Yulia STARODUBTSEWA (UKR) 6-3 6-1, 2R: Sowjanya BAVISETTI (IND) 6-2 3-6 2-6, Doubles, 1R, MIHALIKOVA/Mariam BOLKVADZE (GEO) - Andreea GHITESCU (ROU) / Anna SLOVAKOVA (CZE) 6-1 7-6(6), QF: Melissa MORALES/Kirsten-Andrea WEEDON (GUA) 7-5 6-1, SF: Sowjanya BAVISETTI/Rishika SUNKARA (IND) [4] 6-3 7-5, F: Bojana MARINKOVIC (SRB) / Despina PAPAMICHAIL (GRE) [2] 7-6(7) 6-3 FIFTH DOUBLES CAREER TITLE FOR MIHALIKOVA!

FED CUP, PLAY-OFF ROUND, Bratislava, Slovakia, Slovakia - Netherlands, clay, indoors: DAY 1, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Kiki Bertens 1-6, 3-6, DAY 2: Richel Hogenkamp ?-?; Stuttgart, Germany, Germany - Ukraine, clay, indoor: 1R, Elina Svitolina (UKR) - Julia Georges 6-4 1-6 4-6, 2R: Angelique Kerber ?-?; Cairo, Egypt, Al-Solaimaneyah F14 Women's Future, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Yulia STARODUBTSEWA (UKR) 6-3 6-1, 2R: Sowjanya BAVISETTI (IND) 6-2 3-6 2-6, Doubles, 1R, MIHALIKOVA/Mariam BOLKVADZE (GEO) - Andreea GHITESCU (ROU) / Anna SLOVAKOVA (CZE) 6-1 7-6(6), QF: Melissa MORALES/Kirsten-Andrea WEEDON (GUA) 7-5 6-1, SF: Sowjanya BAVISETTI/Rishika SUNKARA (IND) [4] 6-3 7-5, F: Bojana MARINKOVIC (SRB) / Despina PAPAMICHAIL (GRE) [2] 7-6(7) 6-3 FIFTH DOUBLES CAREER TITLE FOR MIHALIKOVA!

Alexander Somogyi

Age: 28 years (11.10.1988)

 

Birthplace: Samorin, Czechoslovakia

Residence: Samorin, Slovak Republic

Turned Pro & Retired: 2006 & 2012

Coach since: 2008

Players: Sadafmoh Tolibova

  • Slovak coach and former pro player
  • EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach in Trnava
  • Used to be coach of Slovakian junior players Viktoria Morvayova and Tamara Kupkova as well as former No. 118 WTA player from Tunisia Ons Jabeur
  • Slovak Tennis Association Certificate, licence C1 holder
  • speaks fluently English, German, Hungarian

"I started working with EMPIRE Tennis Academy through my talks with Vladimir Platenik, whom I know for long years, being a player myself. We have had co-operation between two of us in the past. Academy in Trnava is one of the best in Slovakia and it has a very big potential. It is suitable for players, who wish to play tennis on pro level. My vision and task is to help players reach their climax and become the best possible tennis players."

  • was running his own tennis academy in Malinovo, Senec district
  • used to coach great Swedish talent Simon Norrman. This player was third at biggest indoor tournament in Malmo, Sweden (unofficial U10 World Championship)
  • used to coach junior players Viktoria Morvayova and Tamara Kupkova
  • used to coach Ons Jabeur from Tunisia (WTA career high No. 118)
  • currently coach of Russian Anna Blinkova in the EMPIRE Tennis Academy (former junior world No. 3 and current No. 465 WTA player)
  • Anna Blinkova won her first singles title and second doubles title under him at 10K USD tournament in Stuttgart – Stammheim in January 2015
  • Anna Blinkova reached the semi-finals at 50k USD event in French town Andrezieux-Boutheon in January 2015
  • After he took over Blinkova, she moved up the ranking from No. 826 WTA singles position to No. 465 in the WTA ranking
  • started playing tennis at 5
  • at 9, (1997), he won all category HTO tournaments as well as Slovak Championship
  • in 1999, he was part of the winning U12 team of TK Slovan Bratislava
  • Slovak international in different age categories, U12, U14,U 16, U18
  • his career high in the ITF U18 ranking: No. 98 in January 2006
  • Australian Open participant as a Junior
  • in the ATP ranking, 526th in singles (October 2008) and 499th in doubles (august 2008)
  • Futures singles finalist (10 000 USD) in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2007
  • Futures singles semi-finalist (15 000 USD) in Botswana (November 2007) and in Nigeria (February 2008)
  • doubles winner partnering Jan Stancik at Futures St. Polten in September 2007
  • doubles winner partnering Martin Hromec at Futures in Chartum, Sudan in December 2007
  • doubles winner partnering Pavol Cervenak at Futures Moscow in August 2008
  • spend some time in the well-known Sergio Bruguera academy in Barcelona as a players as well as a coach in 2006
  • between 2007 and 2014, he played German (TC Piding, TC Witten, TC BW Schwelm) and Austrian (TC Linz) top leagues
  • was Swiss Davis Cup team sparing in Biel 2007

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