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Barbora Strýcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbarbora ˈstriːtsovaː]; born 28 March 1986 in Plzeň), formerly known as Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, is a Czech professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 16, which she achieved on 16 January 2017. On 25 January 2019, she peaked at No. 3 in the doubles rankings.

Barbora Strýcová
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceDubai, UAE
Born (1986-03-28) 28 March 1986 (age 33)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDavid Kotyza
Prize money$9,080,475
Official websitebarborastrycova.com
Singles
Career record540–382 (58.57%)
Career titles2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (16 January 2017)
Current rankingNo. 48 (14 February 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open4R (2018)
WimbledonQF (2014)
US Open3R (2014, 2015, 2018)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record447–246 (64.5%)
Career titles25 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 3 (25 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 3 (25 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2015, 2019)
French OpenSF (2018)
WimbledonQF (2013)
US OpenSF (2014, 2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesSF – Bronze (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2010)
French Open2R (2010, 2011)
WimbledonQF (2004)
US OpenQF (2011)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2011), (2012), (2014), (2015), (2016), (2018) record 21–11
Last updated on: 14 January 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Strýcová was a strong junior player, winning two Grand Slams in girls' singles: the 2002 Australian Open and then defending that title the following year. She also won three Grand Slam girls' doubles titles between 2001 and 2003.

She reached world No. 1 in both singles and doubles on the junior rankings, achieving both in 2002, and was named the ITF Junior World Champion that same year.[1] In her junior career, she beat several players who went on to become notable professionals such as Maria Sharapova, Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Maria Kirilenko.

Turning professional in 2003, Strýcová had already worked her ranking into the top 300 after some good results in ITF Women's Circuit events over 2002. She continued to play mostly ITF events throughout the year, and made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, qualifying and losing in the first round to Tatiana Perebiynis. She finished the year ranked world No. 161.

2004 turned out to be the year that Strýcová stepped up considerably. She began the year by qualifying for the Australian Open and then reached the fourth round at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, beating seeded player Eleni Daniilidou before losing to Justine Henin, a result that broke her into the top 100 for the first time. She recorded another notable win over Anna Smashnova in Amelia Island, and won her first two Grand Slam main-draw matches at the Australian Open and French Open. After hitting a rough patch in the middle part of the season, she finished the year strongly by reaching her first WTA semifinal at an event in Guangzhou and winning an ITF event in Saint-Raphaël, France. She finished the season ranked world No. 56.

Strýcová's progress took a step backwards in 2005, dropping out of the top 100 in the world after failing to back up her breakthrough season and winning just 17 matches throughout the season. Despite this, she achieved some notable results in doubles, reaching four WTA doubles finals and winning the title on two of those occasions. 2006 also begun poorly for her in singles, as she struggled to string together wins and subsequently dropped out of the top 200 of the world rankings in April 2006 before recovering slightly after some good results in ITF events. She married her coach between the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2007, Záhlavová-Strýcová played mostly on the ITF circuit once more and achieved some good results, reaching several semifinals throughout the season, but still sat outside the top 100.

After a few years seemingly in limbo, Záhlavová-Strýcová's plugging away at ITF events finally managed to bring with it some results by 2008, winning titles in Fort Walton Beach, Redding (both American events) and Szczecin, Poland, and reaching the second round in WTA events in Amelia Island and Charleston. She qualified for Wimbledon and made the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career thus returning to the top 100, where she remained until the end of the season, her second top-100 year-end finish.

2009Edit

Záhlavová-Strýcová failed to make any progress in her first five tournaments of the season, including at the Australian Open where she lost to Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, but she enjoyed some success in two small tournaments in Mexico, reaching the semifinals in Acapulco and the quarterfinals in Monterrey, beating top 20 player Flavia Pennetta at the latter event.

Following that, she returned to struggling ways, losing her opening match in all but three tournaments up to July. She fell out of the top 100 after Wimbledon, where she was defending third round points, by losing in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova.

Záhlavová-Strýcová's results improved during the latter part of the year, starting with a quarterfinal appearance at the WTA event in Bad Gastein, as well as reaching the doubles final in Prague. She then played a $25,000 in Trnava, Slovakia, where she reached the semifinals, before qualifying and winning her first round match at the US Open, losing to Victoria Azarenka in the second round. She built on these performances in ITF Women's Circuit events at the end of the season, winning the $100,000+H event in Ortisei, Italy, and the $50,000+H event is Ismaning, Germany, and worked her way back into the top 100 for the end of the season. In doubles, she won two straight events at the WTA tournaments in Quebec and Luxembourg, her fourth and fifth WTA doubles titles.

2010–2011Edit

 
Záhlavová-Strýcová at 2010 US Open

At the Australian Open, Záhlavová-Strýcová won her first round against Regina Kulikova in a match that lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes – breaking the record for longest match in women's Grand Slam history (which itself was broken a year later by Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova). She lost in the second round to Dinara Safina. In February and March, she won three doubles titles in Paris, Acapulco and Monterrey, her sixth, seventh and eighth tournament wins in the doubles discipline.

At the French Open, Záhlavová-Strýcová lost in first round to Rossana de los Ríos, before reaching the third round of a Grand Slam for the second time at Wimbledon, where she beat Elena Vesnina and Daniela Hantuchová and lost to Maria Sharapova. Her Wimbledon performance boosted her confidence and thus at the Prague Open she managed to make the first singles final of her career, dismantling Patty Schnyder with the loss of only two games in the semifinals. In the final, she lost to Ágnes Szávay. As a result of her recent form, she rose into the top 50 for the first time in singles following Prague.

Záhlavová-Strýcová continued to enjoy success in doubles for the rest of the season. With her regular partner Iveta Benešová, she won the biggest title of her career at the Premier 5 tournament in Tokyo, and then partnered Renata Voráčová to win Linz, helping her to finish the season in the top 20 of the doubles ranking. In singles competition, she struggled to build on her strong summer results, failing to advance in six of the ten tournaments she played following Prague, among them a first round loss at the US Open to Maria Kirilenko, thus dropping to world No. 69 by the end of the year.

Záhlavová-Strýcová defeated Marina Erakovic in the final of the 2011 Bell Challenge to claim her first WTA singles title.

2013Edit

In February Záhlavová-Strýcová was banned for six months, backdated to 16 October 2012 until 15 April 2013, after testing positive for the stimulant sibutramine.[2] The ban disqualified all results during the period of the ban and mandates the return of all prizes won during that period.[3] Záhlavová-Strýcová made her return at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. She lost in first round of qualifying to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. In the first round of doubles, she and partner Julia Görges lost to the pairing of Liezel Huber and Janette Husárová. In May, she won the Slovak Open, a $75,000 ITF event, and her first tournament win since coming back from her ban.

2014Edit

At the Wimbledon Championships, she defeated reigning Australian Open champion Li Na in third round, in soon-to-be last professional match for world No. 2. Also, she beat Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round in straight sets after a struggle at the end of the second, during which Wozniacki defended four match points. Advancing to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal for the first time, she lost in straight sets to eventual champion, compatriot Petra Kvitová.

2015Edit

Záhlavová-Strýcová started the year strongly, with a semifinal finish at the ASB Classic in Auckland and a quarterfinal showing in Sydney, losing to Caroline Wozniacki and Tsvetana Pironkova respectively.

Seeded 25th in the women's singles draw of the Australian Open, she lost in the third round to former two-time champion Victoria Azarenka. Unseeded in the women´s singles draw of the Diamond Games Antwerp, she lost in semifinal to eventually winner Andrea Petkovic. Unseeded in the women´s singles draw of the Dubai Championships, she lost in the second round to eventual runner-up, Karolína Plíšková. She also lost her second round match in Doha to former No. 1, Venus Williams after failing to convert a match point.

On 2 March 2015, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 20. It was the first time in the Open Era that the world's top 20 featured four Czech women (also with Petra Kvitová at No. 4, Lucie Šafářová at No. 11, and Karolína Plíšková at No. 15).

2016Edit

 
Strýcová celebrating the Czech Fed Cup triumph

After a couple of early losses at Auckland and Brisbane, Strýcová got as far as the last 16 of the Australian Open, where she was beaten by Victoria Azarenka, and in February to the final at Dubai, where she came runner-up to Sara Errani. This latter success took her back to within the top 40. In her next tournament Qatar Open, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round, and then lost to compatriot Petra Kvitová in straight sets.

At the BNP Paribas Open, Strýcová won her first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets and came back from 5–7, 1–3 down to defeat 22nd seed Andrea Petkovic, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5. She then came from a set down to defeat Kurumi Nara, who had just upset Venus Williams. In the fourth round, she had to retire from the match against 5th seed Simona Halep in the second set due to a respiratory infection. At Miami Open, she won her first round match easily against Anna-Lena Friedsam. In the second round, she lost to Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets. In the Fed Cup semifinal against Switzerland, she got an easy win over Timea Bacsinszky, 6-0, 6-2. Lost her next match to Fed Cup hero Viktorija Golubic in three sets.

Her first clay tournament was the home tournament JT Banka Prague Open. Strýcová reached the quarterfinals, falling to Samantha Stosur in a tight three set match, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7. She played Madrid next, where she upset then No. 3, Angelique Kerber in straight sets, then lost to Madison Keys in the second round. Her next tournament was Rome, where she reached the quarterfinals with wins over Karin Knapp, Heather Watson, and Eugenie Bouchard. In quarterfinals, she faced Madison Keys, and lost in a tight three setter, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, having been up two breaks in the first set. Yet, this was her best result in Rome. Having not won a main draw match in a decade in Rolland Garros, she reached the third round with wins over compatriot Lucie Hradecká and Polona Hercog. In the third round she faced then No. 2, Agnieszka Radwańska, and lost in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 2-6.

She started her grass season in Birmingham, where she reached the final, facing both her opponents and never-ending rain delays. On her way to the final, she got wins against compatriot, 8th seed Karolína Plíšková, Heather Watson, Tsvetana Pironkova, and CoCo Vandeweghe. She faced Madison Keys in the final, and suffered her third loss to her in less than two months, 3-6, 4-6. She was the 24th seed in Wimbledon, where she reached the third round beating Anett Kontaveit and wildcard Evgeniya Rodina. There she lost to Ekaterina Makarova who had just beaten double champion Petra Kvitová, 4-6, 2-6.

At the Summer Olympics in Rio on August 13 she won her first ever Olympic medal, a bronze in the Women's doubles playoff with her partner Lucie Šafářová.

At Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, she came away with the women's doubles title with her new partner Sania Mirza while defeating Martina Hingis and CoCo Vandeweghe in the finals.[4] It was after this tournament that she reached a new career high ranking of No. 19 in singles.

2017Edit

In October she won the Linz Open, beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-1. This was her second WTA title.

2018Edit

In the third round of the Australian Open, she defeated Bernarda Pera in straight sets before losing against Karolína Plíšková in a three-setter. In the 2018 BNP Paribas Open, she lost in the second round to Croatia's Petra Martić in singles. But in doubles, she won the final with Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-wei against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Strýcová reached the doubles final of Rome, Tokyo, and Wuhan. She won New Haven and Beijing, partnering Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková.

In singles, she lost the semifinal in Birmingham and the quarterfinal in Tokyo.

2019Edit

In January, Strycova and women's doubles partner Marketa Vondrousova reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, but were defeated by Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai.

Court demeanorEdit

She has been known to be vocal with her dissatisfaction during changeovers, and is noted for racket abuse.[5] In a match against Maria Sharapova at the 2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships she threw her tennis racket and yelled at the chair umpire.[5] In 2010 at Wimbledon, in another match against Sharapova, she twice slammed her racket on the ground.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Strýcová was married to former tennis player Jakub Záhlava, a cousin of Sandra Záhlavová. He was also her coach, having been in that position since 2007.[7] Since the couple divorced in 2015, she uses her birth name, Barbora Strýcová, again.[8]

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier-5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2010 Tokyo Hard   Iveta Benešová   Shahar Pe'er
  Peng Shuai
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 2016 Cincinnati Hard   Sania Mirza   Martina Hingis
  CoCo Vandeweghe
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2016 Wuhan Hard   Sania Mirza   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 4–6
Loss 2017 Miami Hard   Sania Mirza   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
4–6, 3–6
Win 2018 Indian Wells Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Loss 2018 Rome Clay   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Ashleigh Barty
  Demi Schuurs
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2018 Wuhan Hard   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
3–6, 3–6
Win 2018 Beijing Hard   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Win 2019 Dubai Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–4
Win 2019 Madrid Clay   Hsieh Su-wei   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–3)
International (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2010 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   Ágnes Szávay 2–6, 6–1, 2–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2011 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard (i)   Marina Erakovic 4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Loss 1–2 Jul 2012 Palermo International, Italy International Clay   Sara Errani 1–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2014 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass   Ana Ivanovic 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Oct 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i)   Annika Beck 2–6, 1–6
Loss 1–5 Feb 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Premier Hard   Sara Errani 0–6, 2–6
Loss 1–6 Jun 2016 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass   Madison Keys 3–6, 4–6
Win 2–6 Oct 2017 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 42 (25 titles, 17 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (6–4)
Tier II / Premier (7–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (12–11)
Finals by surface
Hard (16–12)
Clay (7–5)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2005 Copa Colsanitas, Bogota, Colombia Tier III Clay   Ľubomíra Kurhajcová   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Tina Pisnik
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2005 Warsaw Open, Poland Tier II Clay   Tatiana Perebiynis   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 May 2005 Morocco Open, Rabat, Morocco Tier IV Clay   Émilie Loit   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Loss 2–2 May 2005 Prague Open, Czech Republic Tier IV Clay   Jelena Kostanić   Nicole Pratt
  Émilie Loit
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–3 Jan 2006 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard   Émilie Loit   Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jan 2008 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard   Martina Müller   Lilia Osterloh
  Mariya Koryttseva
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 Aug 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open, Stockholm, Sweden Tier IV Hard   Iveta Benešová   Petra Cetkovská
  Lucie Šafářová
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–5 Mar 2009 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Iveta Benešová   Nathalie Dechy
  Mara Santangelo
3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–6 Jul 2009 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   Iveta Benešová   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Alona Bondarenko
1–6, 2–6
Win 4–6 Sep 2009 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard   Vania King   Sofia Arvidsson
  Séverine Beltrame
6–1, 6–3
Win 5–6 Oct 2009 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i)   Iveta Benešová   Vladimíra Uhlířová
  Renata Voráčová
6–1, 0–6, [10–7]
Win 6–6 Feb 2010 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Premier Hard (i)   Iveta Benešová   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
w/o
Win 7–6 Feb 2010 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico International Clay   Polona Hercog   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
2–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Win 8–6 Mar 2010 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Iveta Benešová   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Vania King
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 8–7 Jul 2010 Swedish Open, Bastad, Sweden International Clay   Renata Voráčová   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
6–7(0–7), 0–6
Loss 8–8 Sep 2010 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard   Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Sofia Arvidsson
  Johanna Larsson
1–6, 6–2, 6–10
Win 9–8 Oct 2010 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Premier 5 Hard   Iveta Benešová   Shahar Pe'er
  Peng Shuai
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 10–8 Oct 2010 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Renata Voráčová   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 10–9 Oct 2010 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i)   Iveta Benešová   Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
4–6, 4–6
Win 11–9 Jan 2011 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard   Iveta Benešová   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Win 12–9 Mar 2011 Monterrey Open, Mexico (2) International Hard   Iveta Benešová   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Vania King
6–7(8–10), 6–2, [10–6]
Win 13–9 May 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Spain International Clay   Iveta Benešová   Natalie Grandin
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
5–7, 6–4, [11–9]
Win 14–9 Jun 2011 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass   Klára Zakopalová   Dominika Cibulková
  Flavia Pennetta
1–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Win 15–9 Oct 2011 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg (2) International Hard (i)   Iveta Benešová   Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
7–5, 6–3
Win 16–9 Apr 2012 Stuttgart Open, Germany Premier Clay   Iveta Benešová   Julia Görges
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 7–5
Win 17–9 Jul 2012 Palermo International, Italy International Clay   Renata Voráčová   Darija Jurak
  Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 17–10 Oct 2012 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Julia Görges   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
3–6, 4–6
Loss 17–11 Jan 2016 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Danka Kovinić   An-Sophie Mestach
  Elise Mertens
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 18–11 Jun 2016 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Premier Grass   Karolína Plíšková   Vania King
  Alla Kudryavtseva
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Win 19–11 Aug 2016 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard   Sania Mirza   Martina Hingis
  CoCo Vandeweghe
7–5, 6–4
Win 20–11 Sep 2016 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan (2) Premier Hard   Sania Mirza   Liang Chen
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–1, 6–1
Loss 20–12 Oct 2016 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard   Sania Mirza   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 4–6
Loss 20–13 Jan 2017 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard   Sania Mirza   Timea Babos
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
4–6, 4–6
Loss 20–14 Apr 2017 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard   Sania Mirza   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
4–6, 3–6
Win 21–14 Mar 2018 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard   Hsieh Su-Wei   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Loss 21–15 May 2018 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Premier 5 Clay   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Ashleigh Barty
  Demi Schuurs
3–6, 4–6
Win 22–15 Aug 2018 Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States Premier Hard   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Hsieh Su-wei
  Laura Siegemund
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
Loss 22–16 Sep 2018 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Premier Hard (i)   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Miyu Kato
  Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Loss 22–17 Sep 2018 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
3–6, 3–6
Win 23–17 Oct 2018 China Open, Beijing, China Premier M Hard   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Win 24–17 Feb 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Premier 5 Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–4
Win 25–17 May 2019 Madrid Open, Spain Premier M Clay   Hsieh Su-wei   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1

Olympic Medal MatchesEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 Bronze medal)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2016 Rio de Janeiro Hard   Lucie Šafářová   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
7–5, 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2002 Australian Open Hard   Maria Sharapova 6–0, 7–5
Loss 2002 US Open Hard   Maria Kirilenko 4–6, 4–6
Win 2003 Australian Open (2) Hard   Viktoriya Kutuzova 0–6, 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2001 Australian Open Hard   Petra Cetkovská   Anna Bastrikova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–4
Win 2002 French Open Clay   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Hsieh Su-wei
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–5, 7–5
Win 2002 Wimbledon Grass   Elke Clijsters   Allison Baker
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 5–7, 8–6
Loss 2003 Australian Open Hard   Petra Cetkovská   Casey Dellacqua
  Adriana Szili
3–6, 4–4 ret.

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Championship 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R A A A 1R 2R 3R 2R A 2R 3R 4R 4R 4R 1R 17–12
French Open A 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 4R 7–12
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 3R 2R 3R 16–15
US Open A 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q1 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R 8–12
Win–Loss 0–1 2–4 1–4 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–2 7–4 4–4 7–4 6–4 10–4 0–1 48–51
WTA Tier I / Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 4R 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R A 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 2R 13-13
Miami Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 3R 2R 2R 4R 2R 1R 8–12
Madrid Open Not Held A A 1R Q1 A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 4–6
China Open NH Not Tier I A 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 4–7
WTA Tier I / Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens Not Tier I A A A 1R A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3-6
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 1R QF 2R 1R 4-5
Canadian Open A 1R A A A A A A A Q2 A 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 5–6
Cincinnati Open NH Not Tier I A A A A A 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–5
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 10–8
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 161 56 142 164 156 76 69 67 44 92 92 26 41 20 23 33

DoublesEdit

Championship 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R 2R A 2R SF 3R 3R QF SF 0 / 13 23–13
French Open A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF 2R A SF 0 / 13 15–13
Wimbledon A 3R 2R 2R A 3R 3R 3R 2R QF 2R 3R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 13 23–13
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R SF 3R QF SF 3R 0 / 14 22–14
Win–Loss 0–0 3–3 3–4 1–4 2–3 5–4 7–4 7–4 3–4 4–3 7–4 11–4 8–4 8–3 11–4 4-1 0 / 52 82–52
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A SF 2R 1R QF QF 2R SF A QF 2R 1R QF W QF 1 / 13 24–12
Miami A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R QF F 1R 2R 0 / 12 11–12
Madrid Not held A 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R SF W 1 / 8 7–7
Beijing Not Premier Mandatory A QF 2R QF 2R A 1R 2R QF W 1 / 8 12–7
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha[1] Not Premier 5 A A A A 2R A A 1R 2R SF 2R 1R 0 / 6 4–6
Rome A A A A A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R 1R F 0 / 5 4–5
Montreal / Toronto 1R A A A A QF QF 1R 1R QF QF 2R 2R SF 2R 0 / 11 12–11
Cincinnati Not Premier 5 A A 1R 1R SF 2R 2R W SF QF 1 / 8 12–7
Tokyo / Wuhan[2] A A A A A A W 1R SF QF 2R A F 1R F 1 / 8 13–7
Career statistics
Year-end Ranking 179 43 54 80 66 35 20 22 20 44 32 28 17 15 5 No. 5

Notes

  • 1 The first Premier-5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier-5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier-5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

TeamEdit

Levels of Fed Cup in which Czech Republic did not compete in a particular year are marked "Not Participating" or "NP".

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Fed Cup
World Group A A 1R Not Participating A A W W A W W W SF 10–8
World Group Play-offs W W W A A PO A Not Participating 6–2
World Group II Not Participating A W W A Not Participating 3–0
Win–Loss 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 19–10

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score B(Z)S Rank
2014
1.   Li Na No. 2 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 3rd Round 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5) No. 43
2015
2.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 8 Sydney International, Australia Hard 1st Round 6–4, 1–1 ret. No. 25
3.   Eugenie Bouchard No. 6 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1st Round 0–6, 6–3, 6–3 No. 22
4.   Maria Sharapova No. 3 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2nd Round 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–4), 1–2 ret. No. 41
2016
5.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Australian Open, Australia Hard 3rd Round 6–3, 6–2 No. 48
6.   Angelique Kerber No. 3 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1st Round 6–4, 6–2 No. 33
2017
7.   Johanna Konta No. 7 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 2nd Round 7–5, 7–6(7–5) No. 25
8.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 1 China Open, China Hard 1st Round 6–1, 2–0 ret. No. 29
2018
9.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Grass 2nd Round 6–2, 6–4 No. 24

ReferencesEdit

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