Ľudmila Cervanová

Ľudmila Cervanová

Ľudmila Cervanová
Country (sports) Slovakia
Residence Piešťany, Slovakia
Born (1979-10-15) 15 October 1979
Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $660,547
Career record 289 - 236
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 58 (1 March 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2003, 2004)
French Open 3R (2002)
Wimbledon 3R (2004)
US Open 2R (2003)
Career record 90 - 85
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF titles
Highest ranking No. 186 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2005)

Ľudmila Cervanová (Ludmila Cervanova) (born 15 October 1979 in Piešťany, Czechoslovakia) is a retired professional female tennis player from Slovakia. She turned professional in 1997.

Cervanová was born in Piešťany and currently still lives in her birthplace.


  • Biography 1
  • Tennis career 2
  • Ranking 3
  • Progress in Grand Slam tournaments 4
  • WTA career finals 5
    • Singles: 2 (0–2) 5.1
  • External links 6


Cervanová graduated from high school in 1997, the same year she turned pro. Her favourite tennis court surface is clay, and her best shot is the backhand. She is coached by Jan Kuval. Apart from tennis, she enjoys reading, swimming and beach volleyball. Her favorite places to visit are Paris and Rio de Janeiro. She also has a great attitude to tennis, as she describes herself as ambitious, hard-working and capricious.

Tennis career

Cervanová is yet to win any WTA Tour titles, her closest being in Acapulco, on February 27, 2005, where she lost in the final to Flavia Pennetta 3–6 7–5 6–3. She has also reached the final of the tournament Casablanca in 2004, where she lost to Émilie Loit of France, 6–2 6–2 and the semi-final of Bratislava in 2001, where she lost to Rita Grande of Italy 6–3 6–2. Recently she reached the semi final of Bogotá in 2006, losing to Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–1 6–3.

She has won 7 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles, and 6 ITF Women's Circuit doubles titles. The ITF Tour is a tier below the WTA Tour.


Currently, she is ranked 211th in the world in singles. She reached a career high of 58 in the world in singles on March 1, 2004 and 186 in doubles on May 5, 1997. To date she has won $655,322 in prize money. She is the Slovak Number 5, with Daniela Hantuchová being the Number 1, Martina Suchá being the 2nd, Jarmila Gajdošová being 3rd and Henrieta Nagyová being 4th.

Progress in Grand Slam tournaments

Cervanová has made little progress in each of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, her best reaching the 3rd round of Wimbledon in 2004, and the 3rd round of the French Open in 2002.

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (0–2)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. April 11, 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Émilie Loit 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 5–7, 3–6

External links