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Wiggly Jan 16th, 2005 02:16 AM

Martina Sucha Cheering thread!
Hi! Welcome to Martina's place :wavey:

Post her results, photos, articles HERE!

tom2791 Jan 17th, 2005 09:30 PM

Go Martina! Defeated Sugiyama 16th seed first round in Australian Open!

Wiggly Jan 18th, 2005 10:18 PM

Good wins Martina! Good going :hearts:

Gretchen44 Mar 19th, 2005 04:22 PM

Gretchen44 Mar 19th, 2005 04:24 PM

Gretchen44 Mar 19th, 2005 04:40 PM

Found this article of Martina on a Jelena Dokic site:

Article by Gerhard Grundhammer


The slovakian native Martina Sucha, who boasts a ferocious baseline game, has beaten J.Husavova in the first round of Montreal 6-2 and 6-2, and has now the honour to play with the 5th best tennis player of the world.

Though Martina is already the no42 of the world and no3 of her country, its very hard to get informations about the 1.70 meters tall girl. The career as a professional tennis-player has started in 2000 for Martina, but it took her over a year to enter the top100 and gain the first decent results, as reaching the final of Bratislava.

In 2002 the girl from a town named Nove Zamky won her first tournament, which was at Hobart, but she did not have to beat any big names there. So the semi final at Helsinki last week, where she lost to the next russian teenstar Kuznetsova, and beat Leon-Garcia at the quarters, or reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open should be counted at least as high, as her first win on an WTA-tournament. Reaching the quarters of Budapest, the 3rd round at Indian Wells, where she lost to Seles, or the 2nd round of Wimbledon (lost to Hantuchova) are normal results for a player of her strengh, but 11 (eleven) losses at first rounds in only 8 months is amazingly poor.

At her loss to Hantuchova at Wimbledon 2002 she served her second service with only 76 mph and still had 5 double foults. She only won 39% of those services, and thats probably the weakest point at her game. Also having only 11 unforced errors in three tight sets shows that Martina Sucha is not a player who is seeking any risk in her game. So to players outside the top15 she is just playing the ball into the field and waits for mistakes, which sometimes work, and sometimes doesnt, and from top 10 players she gets usually blasted away, which last happened as S.Williams played her, and Martina lost 6-0 and 6-1.

Jelena never played the right-handed slovakian before.

Gretchen44 Mar 19th, 2005 08:24 PM

Winner (2 WTA Tour): 2004 - Quebec City; 2002 - Hobart; 1999 - ITF/Ettenheim-GER; 1998 - ITF/Valasske Mezi-CZE; 1997 - ITF/Cluj-ROM 2.
Finalist (3): 2004 - Budapest, Guangzhou; 2001 - Bratislava.
Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Helsinki; 2001 - Quebec City.
Quarterfinalist (4): 2004 - Estoril; 2002 - Budapest; 2001 - Casablanca; 2000 - Kuala Lumpur.

Slovak Fed Cup Team 2002, 2004. Slovak Olympic Team 2004.

1996 - Played first ITF Circuit events, reaching SF at ITF/Cluj-ROM
1997 - Won first singles title at ITF/Cluj 2-ROM
1998 - Reached three ITF Circuit finals, winning ITF/Valasske Mezi-CZE; improved season-ending ranking 404 spots to No. 271
1999 - Made Tour debut at Budapest as a qualifier; won ITF/Ettenheim-GER
2000 - Reached first Tour QF at Kuala Lumpur as a qualifier; reached 2r at Luxembourg and Bratislava (as a qualifier); also qualified for Knokke-Heist and reached final qualifying round at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open
2001 - Made debut at all four Grand Slams, reaching 2r at Roland Garros (breaking into Top 100 on June 11 at No. 99) and 3r at US Open; reached career-first Tour SF at Quebec City (saving mp to d. world No. 15 Farina in 2r for first Top 20 win) then advanced to first Tour singles final as a qualifier at Bratislava (l. to Grande); also reached Casablanca QF; first Top 100 finish at No. 66
2002 - Won career-first Tour singles title at Hobart (d. Medina Garrigues in final); reached career-high ranking of No. 37 on April 22; posted best Grand Slam result, reaching Australian Open 4r; reached Wimbledon 2r for first time, l. to No. 11 seed Hantuchova; as last-minute replacement, made Fed Cup debut, clinched Slovakia’s QF victory over France (d. Dechy); reached SF at Helsinki, (l. to eventual champion Kuznetsova 75 third set); after 1r exit at Bahia, did not play for two months; non-playing member of victorious Slovak Fed Cup team that defeated Italy in SF and Spain in final to win its first title
2003 - Qualified for Indian Wells, Warsaw, Wimbledon, Shanghai and Philadelphia; on ITF Circuit, won $25,000 ITF/Grado-ITA and semifinalist at $75,000 ITF/Dubai-UAE; third consecutive Top 100 finish at No. 89 after falling as low as No. 121 on April 28 and August 25
2004 - Career-best finish, winning second and biggest career Tour title; as unseeded No.80 at Quebec City, upset No.6 seed Schaul 63 60 in 2r en route to final, then d. qualifier Spears in 3s to win first Tier III title; runner-up at Budapest (best win of season vs. No.34 Mandula en route, l. to Jankovic) and Guangzhou (l. to qualifier N.Li); of three 2004 Tour finals between two unseeded players, Sucha was in two (Guangzhou and Quebec City); also reached QF at Estoril (l. in 3s to Cohen-Aloro); 3r at Indian Wells (d. No.41 Loit en route, l. to Frazier); at Olympics, l. in 1r of singles and doubles (w/Kurhajcova); went 0-1 in 3-2 Fed Cup 1r loss to Austria (l. to Schett)

JANUARY - Started season with victory against No.7 seed Vento-Kabchi at Auckland before suffering setback against Panova in 2r; fell to Peschke in 1r at Hobart; recorded 1r win vs. No.16 seed Sugiyama at Australian Open by fell to Linetskaya in 2r.
FEBRUARY - As No.4 seed in Memphis, fell to Morigami in 1r.

Physical trainer is Tomas Kampmiller...Father, Henrich Suchy, a doctor, has taken a sabbatical to travel with Martina on the tour; mother, Margita Sucha, is a sports doctor; brother, Marek Suchy, is a student and plays ice hockey...In her spare time likes to shop, listen to music, read (favorite authors are M.E. Remarque and W. Saroyan)...Favorite movies are Trainspotting and American Beauty; favorite television show is The Simpsons.

[HUN]Albi Mar 20th, 2005 02:21 PM

Hy all! I just want to support Martina by my words :p
Go Martina and be the best! Slovakia is the best of countries in tennis! Be good at NASDAQ-100.
Best wishes from Hungary

Gretchen44 Mar 20th, 2005 04:32 PM

Hopefully she can do well in Miami, she has not had a good year so far and has a win loss record of 3/5 this year :sad:

Gretchen44 Mar 22nd, 2005 05:13 PM

a tough first round match for Martina at miami. She plays Eugenia Linetskaya whom defeated Mauresmo last week

Gretchen44 Apr 1st, 2005 08:01 PM

Lost to Linetskaya in straight sets.

Now Amelia Island!

Gretchen44 Apr 5th, 2005 12:02 PM

Martina Sucha had a great win today over Maria Vento-Kabchi with a score 6-4 6-2!

Martina now plays Venus Williams

Gretchen44 Apr 5th, 2005 08:49 PM

Martina was beaten 6-0 6-1

Good luck next tournament Martina!

Gretchen44 Apr 5th, 2005 08:50 PM

Any other Sucha fans out there? This thread feels so lonely

Wiggly Apr 5th, 2005 09:59 PM

Martina is so nice :) Why she always face Linetskaya :o

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