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Daja Bedanova

Country Czech Republic
Tour Debut 4
Daja Bedanova (die-yah bed-ANN-yoh-vah) - (CZE) Residence: Leonberg, Germany Birthdate: March 9, 1983 Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic Height: 5' 7 3/4" (1.72 m) Weight: 119 lbs. (54 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (2000) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 1 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 0 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 1 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES FOURTH ROUND: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST: Canberra (w/H. Inoue) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 AUSTRALIAN 4r -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r -- -- UNITED STATES -- 1r -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (1 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2000 - Bratislava, ITF/Rockford-USA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST (1): 2001 - Canberra (w/H. Inoue) ADDITIONAL: Czech Republic Fed Cup Team 1998, 2000. Czech Republic Olympic Team 2000. QUICK FACTS * In her third Grand Slam tournament, reached the fourth round at the 2001 Australian Open with a career-best win over world No. 11 Elena Dementieva * Defeated Syliva Plischke 6-2, 6-0 in the first round of 2001 Canberra before falling to 28th-ranked, seventh seed Nathalie Dechy in three sets and reached the doubles semifinals * Enjoyed a breakthrough on the Sanex WTA TOUR in late 2000, upsetting Top 20 players Amelie Mauresmo and Amy Frazier to reach the semifinals at Tokyo [Princess Cup] as a qualifier, and then capturing first singles title on the Sanex WTA TOUR at Bratislava by winning the last five games in the final after trailing 1-3 in the third set against Miriam Oremans * Following three rounds of qualifying, won first pro tournament at a 2000 ITF event in Rockford (USA); defeated Francesca Schiavone in the final * Reached first Grand Slam main draw at 2000 Wimbledon after successfully defeating Janette Husarova, Anna Foldenyi and Vanessa Webb in qualifying; lost to Anne-Gaelle Sidot in first round * Also qualified into main draw at 2000 U.S. Open, losing to Nadejda Petrova in first round * Defeated Karina Habsudova, Nadejda Petrova and Maureen Drake to reach main draw of 2000 Los Angeles where she upset Nathalie Tauziat in straight sets in the first round before falling to Lisa Raymond * Reached second round of 2000 Olympics; lost to Julie Halard-Decugis * Won two doubles matches to help the Czech Republic advance to the 2000 Fed Cup semifinals, where she won a doubles match and stretched world No. 9 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain to three sets before falling * Successfully qualified into main draw of first Sanex WTA TOUR event at 1999 Philadelphia; defeated Cara Black in first round before falling to Venus Williams 6-4, 6-1 * Named the 2000 Sanex WTA Tour Newcomer of the Year * Coached by father, Jan Bedan * Started playing tennis at age six PERSONAL Born in Ostrava, Czech Republic; has lived in Leonberg, Germany, near Stuttgart, since 1993...Given name is Daniela; nickname is Daja...Father's name is Jan; mother's name is Alena; has younger sister, Lucka...Entire family plays tennis...Enjoys skiing, skating, listening to music and astronomy. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-54; 1999-292; 1998-783 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 50 (November 6-12, 2000)

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