She said in a recent interview: 'Now I hope that I can be some kind of inspiration for young kids, by showing them that you can turn things around.
Everyone matures at a different age.' Commenting on publicity about her weight, she added: 'I think there is way too much emphasis on the way we look in sport in general.
She also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2008, her best finish in a Grand Slam.
Hantuchová's first WTA tournament of 2000 was the Australian Open, where she was knocked out in the second qualifying round. At Strasbourg in May, Hantuchová reached her first ever WTA quarterfinal.TENNIS star Daniela Hantuchova serves up an ace posing naked with only a blue dress draped in front to protect her dig-net-y ahead of Wimbledon.The Slovakian, 34, who is famous for her long legs, shows of all 43inches (110cm) of the renowned pegs that see her dubbed the “Queen of 3-setters” for her endurance.She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament.She also reached the quarterfinals of that year's Wimbledon Championships and US Open, ending the year in the top ten.She put her severe weight loss down to a tough training regime.But after slipping down the women's world rankings, she is now not only healthy again but also back in the top ten.She was part of the Slovak team that won the 2002 Fed Cup and the 2005 Hopman Cup.Hantuchová reached her highest ranking of world No.Hantuchová turned professional in this year and took part in several ITF tournaments.She won a ,000 tournament in Jackson in May, beating Milagros Sequera in the final 6–2, 6–1; she won a ,000 doubles tournament in Civitanova Marche in July, where she teamed up with Eva Dyrberg to beat Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez and Conchita Martínez Granados in the final 7–6, 4–6, 6–3; and won a ,000 tournament in Fano in September, beating Flora Perfetti in the final 6–4, 6–7, 6–2.