TENNIS | PROFESSIONAL
Karola got started at 2yrs old with table tennis and quickly become proficient at tennis. Hard work and dedication to her sport meant training every day and results followed – she was ranked 8th at U10 and U12 level in Romania before she moved to Belfast. On arrival in Northern Ireland, she began training with Ulster Tennis and at 14 was training under Przemek Stec, a former juniors champion from Poland and Ulster Champion.
Her first ITF win was in 2013 in Edinburgh and at 15, and as a junior’s tennis player she had great success reaching a ranking of 101 in the world, and played A tennis in Grand Slams (Wimbledon and Roland Garros).
Karola was the second youngest player in Ireland to win the U18 Fitzwilliam LTC Championship. She is ranked in the top 20 in Europe and number 2 in Ireland. Her current ATP ranking is 821 in singles and 644 in doubles. In August 2018 she became the Doubles Champion in ITF Dublin Open and her favourite surface to play on is clay.