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Zuzana Zalabska
D.O.B. 11/24/85



Zuzana Zalabska is another player on the comeback. She'd won two ITF doubles titles before disappearing from the circuit in 2008. She reappeared this summer, better than ever. In fact, she won her first ever ITF singles title in her first tournament back, at the 10K Piestany, Slovak Republic on clay. Entered as a qualifier, she defeated the No. 1 seed Paula Kania in straight sets, along the way.

She reached the finals of her next tournament, the 10K Vienna, Austria on clay, defeating the #3, #5, and #1 (Iveta Gerlova) seeds, in succession. She fell in the final to former double partner, and another comeback player, Lucie Kriegsmannova.

In her third tournament, she upgraded to the 25K Trnava, Slovak Republic on clay. Again entered as a qualifier, she reached the semifinals, taking out two seeds along the way, before falling to #1 seed and compatriot Sandra Zahlavova.

After Trnana, she re-entered the rankings at #579.

In September, she entered the 10K Antalya, Turkey on clay as the #2 seed. There, she reached the finals before falling to the No. 1 seed, Viktoria Kamenskaya.
 

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Zuzana makes Also in the News... on the CW for winning Antalya 15, her second career title :)
 

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After another injury-shortened year, Zuzana returned to the tour to play the 100K Olomouc qualies, her first tournament since last October.

As the #6 seed, she qualified for the main draw after upsetting #2 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 2 & 1!

She now plays Ana Vrljic in the first round of the main draw. Ana leads the h2hm, 1-0, but this is their first meeting on clay and in eight years!
 

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Upset Ana, 1 & 4!

Now faces #2 BSZ, who narrowly made it out of the first round!
 

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Gave Barbs a good fight, but ultimately fell in three, 76(5) 67(4) 36.
 

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10K Prague.

Congrats to #6 Zuzana for getting to her second SF of the year! She did it by upsetting #4 Lenka Jurikova, 75 63!

She now faces #1 Sandra Zahlavova for a spot in the final. She's 0-4 against Sandra.
 

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Upsets Sandra in three tough sets, 64 36 75, to reach her second final of the year :yeah:

Now faces #2 Reka-Luca Jani for the title!
 

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Fell to Reka-Luca, 75 61 :hug: Still a terrific week!
 

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Zuzana is playing the qualies of 50K Olomouc. This is her first tournament of the year.

She upset (4) Katerina Kramperova in the first round, 63 36 75!
 

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Rd 2

Defeated Petra Rohanova 4 & 0!

Now meets (1) Ema Mikulcic for a spot in the MD.
 

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Beat her 7-5 3-6 6-0! :eek: :worship: :yeah:

But gets (1)Petra Cetkovska in R1... :sobbing: GL! :awww:
 

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Great to see her qualify! :D

And then she gets a bad placement :eek:
 

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Lost 1 & 0. :awww: :hug: Really bad luck with the draw. :sad:
 

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Zuzana is playing again for the first time since October 2014. Has entered qualies of the 50K Olomouc.
 

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Reached the first round before falling to (7) Vankova, 2 & 2.

Her was her run:

QR1 Zuzana Zalabska (CZE) d. (8)Katerina Kramperova (CZE) 75 63 :yeah:
QR2 Zuzana Zalabska (CZE) d. (wc)Karolina Novotna (CZE) 62 62 :yeah:
QFR Zuzana Zalabska (CZE) d. (3)Adrijana Lekaj (CRO) 61 61 :yeah:

Rd1 (7)Katerina Vankova (CZE) d. (Q)Zuzana Zalabska (CZE) 62 62 :hug:
 

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Zuzana won the 10K Bad Waltersdorf last week, upsetting the top three seeds, including #1 seed and fellow countrywoman Diana Sumova in the final! This was Zuzana's first title since 2011, and third career title.


Here was her full run:

Rd1 (8) Zuzana ZALABSKA CZE d. wc Lisa FRIESS AUT 62 63
Rd2 (8) Zuzana ZALABSKA CZE d. q Anna VRBENSKA CZE 61 62
QF (8) Zuzana ZALABSKA CZE d. (3) Karolina MUCHOVA CZE 60 26 63
SF (8) Zuzana ZALABSKA CZE d. (2) Maria MARFUTINA RUS 75 63
F (8) Zuzana ZALABSKA CZE d. (1) Diana SUMOVA CZE 57 75 61

She'll rise from #757 to to #666 with the new rankings.
 
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