Alenka Hubacek

  • Age25
  • Born24 November 1990
  • LivesGreenvale, Victoria
  • Height170 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachLouise Field

On court

  • learned to play tennis by tagging along with her parents Peter, a VCE maths teacher and tennis coach, and Robyn, a remedial masseur, when they played
  • began competing at eight years of age
  • played her second full season on the senior circuit in 2010, elevating her ranking to a career-high 460
  • overcame a lean Australian summer to reach the quarterfinal of the Antalya ITF event, but was unfortunately forced out with injury, which also ruled her out of the doubles final
  • tournaments she most looks forward to are Wimbledon, because grass is her favourite surface, and the Australian Open, because it is in her home town and was the scene of her girls’ doubles semifinal showing in 2008 with Jade Curtis
  • tennis heroes are Sam Stosur and Alicia Molik because of their playing styles and composure
  • plays an attacking style of tennis and her dream is to become world No.1

Off court

  • enjoys surfing, listening to music and dancing
  • a chick-flick connoisseur, her favourite films are A Walk to Remember and Step Up
  • favourite TV show is Friends
  • favourite colour is blue

Year-end singles ranking history

2012 840
2011 845
2010 583
2009 477
2008 651
2007 826
2006 909

Alenka Hubacek in the news

Rodionova, Starr and Holland join the winners’ list
Arina Rodinova, Melbourne, 2011. MATT WREN
6 December, 2011

Arina Rodionova stormed past Alenka Hubacek in the opening round of the women’s Australian Open 2012 Play-off today, coming away with a convincing 6-2 6-0 win.
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Australian Open 2012 play-off wildcards announced
Chris Guccione plays a forehand
30 November, 2011

With the Australian Open 2012 Play-off just days away, another group of wildcards into the 6–11 December event has been announced.
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