Daniela Hantuchová is a former Slovak professional tennis player and commentator who achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 5 on January 27, 2003, and a doubles ranking of World No. 5 on August 26, 2002. Turning professional in 1999, Hantuchova had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament. She has won seven WTA tournaments, including the Indian Wells Masters for a second time in 2007, with the 2015 Thailand Open being her last victory. Hantuchová had her best Grand Slam result by reaching the semifinals of the 2008 Australian Open, where she lost to Ana Ivanovic. Her biggest career wins include victories over defending champion Serena Williams in the third round of the 2006 Australian Open and world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the third round of the 2011 French Open. She was part of the Slovak team that won the 2002 Fed Cup and the 2005 Hopman Cup. Hantuchova retired from professional tennis on July 6, 2017, and has been active as a tennis commentator and pundit, covering big tournament events as the US Open and Wimbledon for Amazon Prime, as well as serving as a commentator for Fox Sports.
Born on April 23, 1983 in Poprad, Slovakia, her mother, Marianna Hantuchová, is a toxicologist and her father, Igor Hantuch, is a computer scientist. Her older brother, Igor Hantuch Jr., is an architect in Bratislava.
Daniela Hantuchova Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: April 23, 1983
Birth Place: Poprad, Slovakia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Birth Name: Daniela Hantuchová
Nicknames: Dani, D
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Tennis player, Commentator
Race/Ethnicity: White (Slovakian)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Daniela Hantuchova Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 139 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 63 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 11¼”
Height in Meters: 1.81 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: 33-24-35 in (84-61-89 cm)
Breast Size: 33 inches (84 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32A
Feet/Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Daniela Hantuchova Family Details:
Father: Igor Hantuch (Computer scientist)
Mother: Marianna Hantuchová (Toxicologist)
Siblings: Igor Hantuch Jr. (Older Brother) (Architect in Bratislava)
Others: Helena (Grandmother) (Former Slovak national champion)
Daniela Hantuchova Education:
Year Turned Pro: 1999
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
High Rank for Singles: No. 5 (27 January 2003)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 5 (26 August 2002)
Singles Career record: 570–415 (57.9%)
Singles Career titles: 7 WTA, 3 ITF
Doubles Career record: 288–234 (55.2%)
Doubles Career titles: 9 WTA, 1 ITF
Coach (s): Angel Gimenez, Eduardo Nicolas, Giovanni de Lorenzi
Daniela Hantuchova Facts:
*She was born on April 23, 1983 in Poprad, Slovakia.
*She was introduced to tennis by her grandmother Helena, a former Slovak national champion.
*She trained at Bollettieri Academy between ages 16 and 18.
*She turned professional in 1999.
*She won the 2005 Hopman Cup playing for the Slovak Republic with Dominik Hrbaty.
*She retired from professional tennis on July 6, 2017.
*She trained as a classical pianist.
*She is fluent in Slovak, Czech, English, German and some Croatian and Italian.
*She enjoys skiing, skating, roller blading, swimming and jet skiing.
*Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.