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Ági Szávay is the most successful Hungarian tennis player in the past 25 years. She was ranked 1st amongst the junior tennis players and has several junior grand slam championships. As a professional, Szavay had a WTA ranking of 13th and during her career she has won 7 WTA events and 6 ITF tournaments. She has also participated in two Olympic games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012). During her career, she had several important winning matches during highly ranked tournaments. She has beaten former number 1 players: Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina and Victoria Azarenka.

Due to a serious back injury in 2012, Szavay was forced to retire from her professional tennis career. However, she did not stray far from the game of tennis. She runs her own tennis school and she is the leader of the Elizabeth tennis camp, an ambassador of the Special Olympics and a co-founder of Happy Tennis.

Due to her exceptional career, she has received several awards such as Women’s Sports Person of the Year, Junior Prima Primissima Award, Career Achievement Award and WTA Discovered Player of the Year.


Junior Career

  • Junior European Champion
  • Hungarian National Champion in age group
  • 2005 Australian Open Grand Slam Finalist (singles and doubles)
  • 2005 Roland Garros Grand Slam Champion (singles and doubles)
  • 2005 Wimbledon Grand Slam Semi-Finals Singles and Doubles Champion
  • World Junior Ranking: 1


Professional Career


  • 5 WTA tournament titles
  • 3 ITF tournament titles
  • Best WTA Ranking: 13
  • Hungarian National Champion
  • Hungarian FED Cup team member (4 years)
  • 2005 Modena - WTA Semi Finalist
  • 2007 Zágráb – ITF Champion
  • 2007 Palermo - WTA Champion
  • 2007 New Heaven - WTA Finalist
  • 2007 Beijing – WTA Finalist
  • 2008 Paris – WTA Finalist
  • 2009 Budapest – WTA Champion
  • 2010 Budapest – WTA Champion
  • 2010 Prague – WTA Champion

Grand Slam:

  • US Open Quarter Finalist (2007)
  • Wimbledon 4th Round  (2008)
  • Roland Garros 4th Round (2009)
  • Australian Open 2nd Round (2010)


  • 2 WTA tournament titles
  • 3 ITF tournament titles
  • WTA Doubles Ranking: 22
  • 2007 Budapest - WTA Champion
  • 2007 US Open Semi Finalist
  • 2008 Gold Coast – WTA Champion

Olympic Appearances:

  • 2008. Beijing
  • 2012. London


  • 2007 Hungarian Women’s Sports Lady of the Year
  • 2007 WTA Newcomer of the Year
  • 2007 Junior Príma Primissima Award
  • 2013 WTA Career Achievement Award

She was the ambassador for years for the Hungarian Red Cross and the international Habitat for Humanity.