List of Famous people born in Slovakia

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks as doubles world No. 1, holding both No. 1 rankings simultaneously for 29 weeks. She won five Grand Slam singles titles, thirteen Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty-five major titles. In addition, she won the season-ending WTA Finals two times in singles and three times in doubles, an Olympic silver medal, and a record seventeen Tier I singles titles.

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Mirka Federer

Miroslava Vavrinec

Miroslava "Mirka" Federer is a Swiss former professional tennis player.

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David Dobrik

Dávid Julián Dobrík
First Name David
Last Name Dobrik
Born on July 23, 1996 (age 27)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Dávid Julián Dobrík is a Slovak-born YouTube personality. He found early success on the video sharing platform Vine, before starting his vlog on his YouTube channel in 2015. Dobrik is known for being the leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad, which features prominently in his vlogs and comprises rotating selections of his friend group. As of September 2020, Dobrik's vlog channel had accumulated 18 million subscribers and 7.7 billion views. The channel was the fifth-most viewed creator channel on YouTube in 2019, with 2.4 billion views that year. In March 2020, he was called "Gen Z's Jimmy Fallon" by The Wall Street Journal.

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Zdeno Chára

Zdeno Chára is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, and Boston Bruins.

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Peter Sagan

First Name Peter
Last Name Sagan
Born on January 26, 1990 (age 34)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Peter Sagan is a Slovak professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe. Sagan had a successful junior cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing career, winning the Junior Mountain Bike World Championship in 2008, before moving to road racing.

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Marek Hamšík

Marek Hamšík is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional and the Slovakia national team, for which he is captain.

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Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Strapáková

Zuzana Čaputová, is a Slovak politician, lawyer, and environmental activist who has been President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.

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Dominika Cibulková

Dominika Cibulková is a Slovak former professional tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she won eight WTA Tour singles titles and two on the ITF Circuit.

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Magdaléna Rybáriková

First Name Magdaléna
Last Name Rybáriková
Born on October 4, 1988 (age 35)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Magdaléna Rybáriková is retired Slovak professional tennis player. She has won four WTA singles titles and reached the semifinals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She broke into the top 30 for the first time in September 2017 and reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 17, in March 2018.

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Stan Mikita

Stanislav Guoth
First Name Stan
Last Name Mikita
Born on May 20, 1940
Died on August 7, 2018 (aged 78)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Stanley Mikita was a Slovak-born Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League, generally regarded as the best centre of the 1960s. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. He was the first Slovak born player to win the Stanley Cup, which he did in 1961.

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