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Jana Rychlá (born Jana Pospíšilová on 23 March 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Jana Pospíšilová
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
Born (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 49)
Kostelec u Křížků,
Czechoslovakia
Retired1998
Prize money$237,965
Singles
Career record188-156
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (13 February 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990)
French Open2R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1990)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)
Doubles
Career record138-103
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 83 (13 May 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990, 1991)
French Open2R (1988)
Wimbledon2R (1990, 1992)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)

CareerEdit

As a junior, Pospíšilová was a member of the Czechoslovak team which won the 1986 World Youth Cup in Japan and she was runner-up to Natasha Zvereva in the girls' singles at the 1987 French Open.[1]

In both 1988 and 1989 she competed for Czechoslovakia in the Federation Cup. When Czechoslovakia won the competition in 1988, Pospíšilová featured in all five World Group matches, as the doubles partner of Jana Novotná. The pair were unbeaten until losing in the final to the USSR, but Czechoslovakia had already secured the title after winning both singles matches.[2] In 1989 she played in two ties, again as a doubles player, this time partnering Regina Rajchrtová.

Pospíšilová began competing on the WTA Tour in 1988. In her first season she had an win in over second-seeded Helena Suková in a match at the 1988 European Indoors and lost the final of the Southern Cross Classic to Fed Cup teammate Jana Novotná, to finish at 50 in the year-end rankings.[3] She peaked at 49 in the world early in 1989. Other career highlights include wins over Hana Mandlíková at the 1989 Canadian Open held in Toronto and victory against Pam Shriver at the 1990 NSW Open in Sydney. At the 1990 Athens Trophy, Pospíšilová partnered with Leona Lásková to reach her only career doubles final. The final was decided by a last set tie-break, which they lost 6–8 to Laura Garrone and Karin Kschwendt.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Pospíšilová's is the elder sister of Czech tennis player Jaroslav Pospíšil.[5]

She has been married to Czech actor Petr Rychlý since 2006.[6]

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 runner-upEdit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss November, 1988 Adelaide, Australia Tier II Hard   Jana Novotná 5–7, 4–6

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss September, 1990 Athens, Greece Tier V Clay   Leona Lásková   Laura Garrone
  Karin Kschwendt
0–6, 6–1, 6–7(6)

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (6–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 January 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Catrin Jexell 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 28 September 1987 Bol, Yugoslavia Clay   Karin Kschwendt 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 12 October 1987 Mali Lošinj, Yugoslavia Clay   Karin Kschwendt 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 29 July 1991 Acireale, Italy Clay   Li Fang 0–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 4 December 1995 Přerov, Czech Republic Hard   Petra Rampre 6–2, 7–6(3)
Runner–up 6. 17 December 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic Hard   Katarína Studeníková 4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 19 February 1996 Nürnberg, Germany Carpet (i)   Ekaterina Sysoeva 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 3 November 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard   Laurence Andretto 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 9. 2 June 1997 Bytom, Poland Clay   Miroslava Vavrinec 7–6(4), 6–7(0), 6–1

Doubles (13–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 September 1986 Sibenik, Yugoslavia Clay   Petra Langrová   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Radka Zrubáková
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 6 October 1986 Mali Lošinj, Yugoslavia Clay   Petra Langrová   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Radka Zrubáková
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 13 October 1986 Rabac, Yugoslavia Clay   Petra Langrová   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Radka Zrubáková
3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 3 August 1987 Rheda, West Germany Clay   Hana Fukárková   Nora Bajchiková
  Denisa Krajčovičová
6–2, 6–0
Winner 5. 20 August 1987 Darmstadt, West Germany Clay   Hana Fukárková   Nora Bajchiková
  Denisa Krajčovičová
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 12 October 1987 Mali Lošinj, Yugoslavia Clay   Denisa Krajčovičová   Michaela Frimmelová
  Petra Holubová
5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 7. 17 June 1991 Modena, Italy Clay   Denisa Krajčovičová   Yvonne Grubben
  Stephanie Rottier
6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. 2 September 1991 Arzachena, Italy Hard   Nanne Dahlman   Ilana Berger
  Louise Pleming
3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 30 March 1992 Moncalieri, Italy Clay   Radka Bobková   Elena Makarova
  Kateřina Šišková
4–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 10. 6 April 1992 Caserta, Italy Clay   Radka Bobková   Estefanía Bottini
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–3, 2–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 31 August 1992 Klagenfurt, Austria Clay   Denisa Krajčovičová   Katja Oeljeklaus
  Heike Thoms
w/o
Runner–up 12. 14 September 1992 Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia Clay   Kateřina Šišková   Maria Lindström
  Maria Strandlund
1–6, 2–6
Runner–up 13. 7 March 1994 Prostějov, Czech Republic Hard   Květa Peschke   Lara Bitter
  Maaike Koutstaal
5–7, 3–6
Winner 14. 17 October 1994 Flensburg, Germany Carpet   Kateřina Šišková   Kirstin Freye
  Silke Meier
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner–up 15. 20 November 1994 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i)   Kateřina Šišková   Cătălina Cristea
  Tatjana Ječmenica
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 12 August 1996 Lohmar, Germany Clay   Alena Vašková   Michaela Paštiková
  Jitka Schönfeldová
6–7(1), 6–3, 6–3
Winner 17. 1 September 1997 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Kateřina Šišková   Ana Alcázar
  Eva Bes
6–1, 6–0
Winner 18. 22 September 1997 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Radka Bobková   Maria Goloviznina
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
6–2, 6–3
Winner 19. 17 August 1998 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic Clay   Magdalena Kučerová   Katharzyna Teodorowicz
  Anna Bieleń-Żarska
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(5)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lendl defends title in the French Open". Southern Illinoisan. 8 June 1987. p. 11. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Czechs capture Fedaration Cup". Brandon Sun. 12 December 1988. p. 12. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Czech-mated sets". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 4 December 1988. p. 15. Retrieved 5 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Athens - 10 September - 16 September 1990". ITF. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Asi jsem dozrál, řekl Pospíšil, nová česká tenisová trojka". Deník (in Czech). 3 May 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Exmanželka Petra Rychlého po letech ve společnosti". Blesk (in Czech). 20 May 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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