Krakow, Poland, ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, Charlie Berszakiewicz Memorial, Grade 3, clay, outdoor: 1R, Radka ZELNICKOVA (SVK) - Rozalia GRUSZCZYNSKA (POL) 6-1 3-6 6-0, 2R: Katerina MANDELIKOVA (CZE) [7] 7-6(7) 6-3, QF: Weronika BASZAK (POL) [1] 6-3 6-3, SF: Hanne VANDEWINKEL (BEL) 6-2 6-2, F: Marketa PANACKOVA (CZE) [4] 2-6 4-6.

Krakow, Poland, ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, Charlie Berszakiewicz Memorial, Grade 3, clay, outdoor: 1R, Radka ZELNICKOVA (SVK) - Rozalia GRUSZCZYNSKA (POL) 6-1 3-6 6-0, 2R: Katerina MANDELIKOVA (CZE) [7] 7-6(7) 6-3, QF: Weronika BASZAK (POL) [1] 6-3 6-3, SF: Hanne VANDEWINKEL (BEL) 6-2 6-2, F: Marketa PANACKOVA (CZE) [4] 2-6 4-6.

Jaroslav Bulant joins coaching staff in the EMPIRE Tennis Academy

Jaroslav Bulant, EMPIRE Tennis Academy

The EMPIRE Tennis Academy hired another experienced international coach, 51-years old Czech Jaroslav Bulant to join coaching staff. He used to coach players like Lucie Safarova, Dominik Hrbaty and Dominika Cibulkova.

Born in Trebic, Jaroslav Bulant heard about the EMPIRE Tennis Academy from the head coach Vladimir Platenik. "He told me about his plans to develop professional academy in Trnava. I do not like coaching individuals without deeper insight and goal. I can clearly see there is straight forward concept and vision, which can lead to successes here in Trnava," said Jaroslav Bulant for www.empire-tennis-academy.com.

Czech coach wants to coach players, who have potential, ambitions and want to make a breakthrough in the international environment. "I do really want to become coach of player with professional ambitions, not only on local club level. I knew about TC EMPIRE club in Trnava before, I used to come here with my players. But only nowadays I came across a system, which suits me. It looks great here and the atmosphere is wonderful also between the coaches," describes first impressions of his stay in the academy Jaroslav Bulant.

Used to coach Lojda, Safarova, Hrbaty and Cibulkova

Jaroslav Bulant had the possibility to take tennis professionally from the age of 17, when he started practising in Jihlava. Despite fact, he missed the junior career, he made it onto the professional circuit and beat several very well-known players like Spaniards Carlos Costa and Albert Portas, Russian Andrei Cherkasov, Romanian Andrei Pavel or compatriots Jiri Novak, Radek Stepanek, Slava Dosedel as well as Slovaks Marian Vajda or Branislav Stankovic. In April 1989 he reached No. 142 in the ATP singles rankings. He won three challengers in singles in Bulgarian Sofia, Cypriot Nicosia and Swiss Zurich.

In 2004 Jaroslav Bulant started with his coaching career in Prostejov. In 2004, he was the coach of talented Czech junior player Dusan Lojda, in 2005 became coach of Czech Fed Cup player Lucie Safarova. In 2008 he was the coach of Slovakian Davis Cup player Dominik Hrbaty, who tried to get back into the ATP World Tour after elbow surgery. At the end of 2009 and in first half of 2010 he was the coach of Slovakian tennis player Dominika Cibulkova. After her, he also coaches Austrian Barbara Haasova. 

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