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.
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Born||24 April 1978|
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 74 (16 October 2000)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2000)|
|French Open||2R (2000, 2006, 2008)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008)|
|US Open||2R (2008)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2000)|
|Highest ranking||No. 94 (6 February 2006)|
|Last updated on: November 5, 2012.|
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.
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.