Jiří Vaněk (tennis)

Jiří Vaněk (born 24 April 1978) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He was a coach of former world #1 player Karolína Plíšková and is the current coach of two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová.

Jiří Vaněk
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1978-04-24) 24 April 1978 (age 42)
Domažlice, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Turned pro1996
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,600,503
Career record68–122
Career titles0
11 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 74 (16 October 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
French Open2R (2000, 2006, 2008)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008)
US Open2R (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Career record16–32
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 94 (6 February 2006)
Coaching career
Last updated on: November 5, 2012.

Tennis careerEdit


He was an impressive junior, reaching as high as No. 14 in the junior singles world rankings (and No. 21 in doubles) in 1995, making the semifinals of the French Open and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open boys' singles in 1996.[1]

Pro tourEdit

Vanek turned professional in 1996, winning 11 Challenger events and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 74 in October 2000.

He competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, reaching the second round.


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