Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) 7-6(3) 6-1 SECOND WTA CHALLENGER TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) 6-1 6-2 FIRST ITF TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) 7-6(3) 6-1 SECOND WTA CHALLENGER TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) 6-1 6-2 FIRST ITF TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Karol Beck

Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Age: 35 years (03.04.1982)

Birthplace: Zvolen, Czechoslovakia

Residence: Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Turned Pro & Retired: 2001 & 2014

Coach since: 2015

Players: Artem Dubrivnyy, Viktor Banczi

  • Slovakian coach and former professional player
  • coach of the International EMPIRE Tennis Academy in Trnava
  • on August 22, 2005, he has achieved 36th in ATP singles ranking
  • played 11 matches in Davis Cup for Slovakia in singles and 7 in doubles
  • overall 29 Challenger titles – 10 singles and 19 in doubles
  • in 2004, on ATP circuit reached the final in St. Petersburg
  • many grand slam appearances – career highest 4th round in 2004 US Open
  • in 2015 coach of Slovakian Davis Cup player Lukas Lacko

“Miroslav Hlavna and his team are doing fantastic job for the academy. They are trying to create facilities for top domestic and foreign players and build a great European club. We have agreed very quickly, after a week. I called head coach Vladimir Platenik, if there is a possibility to co-operate with the academy. He told me all the details about the work in the tennis club. There are great coaches in the academy and that is one of the main reasons for me to join. I am also member of TC EMPIRE Trnava club since 2009, played Slovak Extraleague for the club in the past. Together with Miloslav Grolmus we will coach Andrej Martin. We will also help Hans Podlipnik. It’s impossible to make tournaments with both. On top of that, they will not have the same schedules. Therefore we will take care of both of them together.“

  • started playing tennis at age of six
  • December 18, 2000, No. 24 in the junior ranking in singles
  • July 24, 2000, No. 19 in the junior ranking in doubles
  • singles quarterfinalists and doubles semi-finalists (with Michal Kokta from Czech Republic) at junior Wimbledon in 2000
  • August 22, 2005, No. 36 in the ATP singles rankings
  • October 17, 2005, No. 62 in ATP doubles rankings
  • played 11 matches in Davis Cup for Slovakia in singles – won 5, lost 6; played also 7 doubles matches, three wins and four losses
  • 29 challenger titles overall during his career, 10 in singles and 19 in doubles
  • 14 Futures titles, 7 in singles and 7 in doubles.
  • in 2004 played in St. Petersburg final at the ATP tournament
  • played at many grand slam tournaments – career best 4th round in singles at 2004 US Open
  • 3rd singles round in Wimbledon 2004 and 2011 and Australian Open 2005
  • career maximum in doubles at grand slam – Australian Open and Wimbledon 2005 round of 16
  • played doubles semi-final (with Jaroslav Levinsky from Czech Republic at ATP tournament in Nottingham in 2005
  • doubles final with Harel Levy from Israel at ATP 250 tournament in Johannesburg in 2010
  • doubles final with David Skoch from Czech Republic at ATP 250 tournament in Queens Club in 2010
  • doubles semi-final with Dudi Sela from Israel at ATP 250 tournament in Johannesburg in 2011
  • 2014 was his last professional season
  • in 2015 coach of Slovakian Davis Cup player Lukas Lacko
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Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com
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Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach, Andrej Martin, player
Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach, Andrej Martin, player
Karol Beck, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach, Andrej Martin, player

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