Denisa Chládková

Denisa Chládková (born 8 February 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Denisa Chládková
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979 (age 43)
Prague
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,343,285
Singles
Career record303–246
Career titles7 ITF
Highest ranking31 (16 June 2003)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (2003)
French Open3R (2001)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open2R (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Doubles
Career record52–61
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking74 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2005)
US Open2R (2005)

Chládková did not win any WTA Tour titles, but she is probably best remembered for reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1997, playing in only her third Grand Slam main draw. In the second round, she stunned Lindsay Davenport for the first top-ten win of her career, but eventually lost to the champion, Martina Hingis.

Despite not winning any titles, she reached WTA Tour singles finals. The biggest of these was at the Tier-II event held in Hanover, Germany, where she lost to Serena Williams. She also finished runner-up at Knokke-Heist, losing to María Sánchez Lorenzo and Helsinki, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

On 16 June 2003, she ascended to her career-high ranking of No. 31 in the world. That same year she advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open, her best Grand Slam result since her memorable Wimbledon quarterfinal run six years previously.

During her career, she had wins over Lindsay Davenport, Barbara Schett, Anke Huber, Chanda Rubin, Silvia Farina Elia, Tamarine Tanasugarn and Magdalena Maleeva.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1999 French Community Championships, Belgium Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo 7–6, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2000 Faber Grand Prix, Germany Hard   Serena Williams 1–6, 1–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2002 Nordic Light Open, Finland Clay   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–0, 3–6, 6–7(2–7)

ITF finalsEdit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 April 1995 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay   Karolina Jagieniak 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 14 May 1995 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay   Christina Habernigg 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 14 July 1995 ITF Puchheim, Germany Clay   Sandra Klösel 6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 4. 11 August 1996 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay   Eva Martincová 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 3 November 1996 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Emanuela Zardo 7–6, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 10 August 1997 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay   Magdalena Grzybowska 3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 13 September 1998 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay   Joanne Ward 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 28 September 1998 ITF Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Rita Kuti-Kis 6–1, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 21 July 2002 ITF Modena, Italy Clay   Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (4–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 December 1994 ITF Vítkovice, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Sandra Kleinová   Jindra Gabrišová
  Dominika Gorecká
6–4, 0–6, 7–6
Winner 2. 3 April 1994 ITF Athens, Greece Clay   Patrícia Marková   Corina Morariu
  Christina Zachariadou
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1995 ITF Carthage, Tunisia Clay   Daphne van de Zande   Corina Morariu
  Christina Zachariadou
4–6, 6–7(7)
Winner 4. 4 March 1996 ITF Prostějov, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Helena Vildová   Svetlana Krivencheva
  Olga Lugina
7–6(5), 4–6, 7–5
Winner 5. 17 June 1996 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay   Radka Pelikánová   Eva Martincová
  Lenka Němečková
7–6(0), 6–4
Runner-up 6. 22 July 1996 ITF Rostock, Germany Clay   Eva Martincová   Elisabeth Habeler
  Katarzyna Teodorowicz-Lisowska
4–6, 6–4, 1–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 4R 2R 2R 8–9
French Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 6–9
Wimbledon QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 8–9
US Open 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 4–8
Win–loss 5–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 5–4 2–4 6–4 5–4 1–4 26–35

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