Rocketed from 108th in the world rankings to number eight in the last two years after reaching the quarter-finals at last year’s Wimbledon and US Open and in the 2003 Australian Open. Also won her debut WTA Tour title at Indian Wells, beating world No.4 Martina Hingis to become the lowest seed to win a Tier One event on the women's tour. Capped her breakthrough year by leading Slovakia to their first-ever Fed Cup title.

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