Profile

Date of Birth: September 4th 1993

Place of Birth: Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic

Residence: Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic

Nationality: Slovak

Height: 169 cm (5’6’’)

Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs.)

Play: Right handed (double handed backhand)

Career High WTA Singles Ranking: 218th (August 14, 2017)

Career High WTA Doubles Ranking: 116th (January 7, 2019)

Favorite Grand Slam Tournament: Australian Open

Favorite Surface: Clay

Tennis Idols: Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters

Favorite Sports: Hockey, Skiing

Languages: English

Chantal Škamlová belongs among the best Slovak tennis players of the present. She was born on September 4th 1993 in Banská Bystrica. The sport genes were inherited from her father who actively played hockey. She started to play tennis at the Dixon Banská Bystrica tennis club at age of 7. Although, she did not outstretch among the competition in her early career, her breakthrough finally came in, few years later.  She began her preparation at the regional tennis center in Piešťany and the successes did not let her wait long. In Slovakia she started to be one of the best in her age category and became a multiple Slovakian Champion.

Successes have slowly begun to grow, not only in Slovakia, but abroad also. She has become the Junior European Champion with Vievien Juhászova in the category under 16, and together with Jana Čepelová they were one of the best junior doubles teams in the world, in the category under 18 years. They won the Australian Open, the European Championships U18 and became Silver medalist at 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. These achievements catapulted her to the 16th place in the ITF Ranking U18.

Her transition to the female category was marked by serious back injury. The exam was found to have a cracked plate, and the words of doctors said she would probably never be actively engaging in sports. Fortunately, everything went well and Chantal returned to the competition, round-trip after a break. She has won nearly 50 titles in singles and doubles on the women’s circuit. Her most exciting season was season 2017, when she managed to get to the US Open qualification. She is currently one of the top-ranked Slovaks in the WTA Rankings.