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Name: Szávay Ágnes
Date of birth: 1988. december 29.
Place of birth: Kiskunhalas
Height: 171
Weight: 60
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Professional from: 2004

Born in Kiskunhalas on 29 December 1988. Started playing tennis at age 6 in Soltvadkert, first coaches and managers were her parents.  Speaks Hungarian and English. 171 cm tall, 60 kg, plays right-handed and has a two-handed backhand.
   
Played first ITF tournament in Portugal in 2003, reaching 2nd round. In 2004, at first WTA event in Budapest didn't manage to qualify in singles, but was a finalist in doubles. She wasn't even 16 at that time. In the same year won an ITF title in Italy.
   
In 2005 in Modena at a WTA tournament reached the semifinal as a qualifier (ranked 301). In the semifinal lost to Tathiana Garbin who is 10 years her senior. Defeated first seed Francesca Schiavone en route to the semifinal. In doubles, partnering Michaella Krajicek, won an ITF tournament in Dinan (France) and was a finalist in Hasselt.
   
In the meantime she won the junior European Championship, won the junior Roland Garros title (both singles and doubles) and a Wimbledon junior doubles title. At the Australian Open juniors, she was a finalist both in singles and doubles.
   
In 2006 in Bogota she reached the second round, while in doubles reached the final with her partner Jasmin Wöhr. This year she lost in the qualifying of both the Australian Open and Roland Garros. In Vittel she won an ITF doubles title with Yuliya Beygelzimer. She was continuously sick in the first half of the year and she had to stop competing because of a late-discovered mononucleosis. She won the Hungarian championship in August and in autumn started competing at ITFs again.
   
Her break-through year was 2007, qualified for the main draw at WTA events in Paris and in Doha, and was a semifinalist in Budapest. Her ranking improved week after week. After winning an ITF in Zagreb and reaching the second round at Roland Garros, she hit TOP100 in June.
   
But the year wasn't over yet, she won her very first WTA title in Palermo.
   
 After the clay season, she had a great run in New Haven (Tier II), reached the final as a qualifier. In the final she won the first set against first seed Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), but was forced to retire at 6:4 0:3 because of a back injury. Played 8 matches in 8 days and captured her first TOP10 win by defeating Daniela Hantuchova en route to the final.
   
The story continued at the US Open a week later. More and more people followed her matches and she reached the quarterfinal in New York, defeating 7th seed Nadia Petrova and old friend and rival Michaela Krajicek en route.
   
 In the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her life, she faced Svetlana Kuznetsova again, but was exhausted by then and lost 6:1 6:4. With this great run she rose as high as No. 23 in the rankings, having started the year ranked No. 189. In doubles she was a semi-finalist at the US Open with her Czech partner Vladimira Uhlirova.
   
Her biggest result came on 23 September 2007, she won a Tier II title in Beijing. The final was a very exciting, dramatic match, she played very well, saved a match point, and defeated world number 3 Jelena Jankovic 6:7 (5-7), 7:5, 6:2. With this win she entered TOP 20.
   
She didn't play the European indoor tournaments because of injury.
   
In December, she was elected Hungarian sportswoman of the year.
   
 In 2008, her first great results came in Gold Coast, where she won the doubles tournament with Dinara Safina. In singles, she was a finalist in Paris.
   
In January she played Fed Cup and won 3 out of her 4 singles matches.
   
She was a finalist at Paris indoors, defeating 4th seed Elena Dementieva and 2nd seed Daniela Hantuchova en route. In the final she lost in three sets (3:6, 6:2, 2:6) to Anna Chakvetadze (1.) in a very high-quality match
   
She was elected WTA Newcomer of the year for her 2007 results. She received the award in March in Miami, together with Henin, Davenport and Ivanovic.
   
At the green clay Amelia Island (Tier II) tournament she reached the quarterfinal, where she lost to former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport. She rose to No. 13 in the rankings, which is her career-high ranking.
   
Her next tournament was Charleston (Tier I, green clay), she reached the quarterfinal, defeating her doubles partner, Dinara Safina en route. She lost to young Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet in the quarterfinal.
   
 In Berlin, she reached her second Tier I quarterfinal of her career, where she lost to defending champion and world No. 2 Ana Ivanovic 6:3 4:6 3:6 in a 3-setter, which was suspended due to darkness and continued on the next day.
   
She was seeded 12th at Roland Garros. She defeated Japanese Ayumi Morita in three sets in the first round, and German Sabine Lisicki in two sets in the second round. In the third round, she faced her third 18-year-old opponent in a row, and Czech Petra Kvitova defeated her in three sets.
   
 In Wimbledon, she showed how hard she can fight, she won the first two rounds because she wanted to win so badly. In the third round, she played well and defeated Spaniard Medina Garrigues. She faced Chinese Zheng for a place in the quarterfinal, but the Chinese, who defeated Ana Ivanovic, won the math.
   
In the second half of the year, her most important tournament was the Olympics, but she lost in the first round to Zheng.
   
2009 didn't start well for her, so she played smaller tournaments, and in Acapulco she forced Venus Williams into a three-setter.
   
In Miami she defeated former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.
   
 In Madrid she reached the quarterfinals defeating Pennetta and Azarenka en route. In the quarterfinal she lost to Mauresmo, she was injured.
   
 At Roland Garros she defeated Venus Williams in the third round, she won the first set 6:0 against the former world No. 1 and Grand Slam-winner. With this win she reached her third Grand Slam 4th round.
   
Her most precious win was winning the GDF Suez Grand Prix title in Budapest in July, in front of her home crowd. In the final she defeated former TOP10 player Patty Schnyder.
   
With this title she secured her place at the Champions' tournament in Bali at the end of the year. However, she lost both round robin matches.