Anna Karolina Schmiedlova Bio

  • Coached by Milan Martinec; fitness trainer is Ladislav Olasz; trains at Slovak National Tennis Centre
  • Parents are Yuraj and Martina; has two younger siblings, brother Yuraj Jr. and sister Kristina (a highly ranked junior player)
  • Began playing at age 7 when parents introduced her to the sport (didn't like her first lesson but grew to love it); decided she wanted to take it more seriously when she became the Under 12 No.1 in Slovakia
  • Favorite shot is crosscourt backhand; favorite surface is hard; favorite tournament is Roland Garros
  • Speaks Slovak and English
  • Best memory is finishing runner-up to Annika Beck in French Open junior final in 2012
  • Enjoys biology, painting, photography and reading
  • Self-described as quiet and shy.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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