Květoslava Peschke (Czech: Peschkeová, née Hrdličková; born 9 July 1975) is a Czech former professional tennis player who was ranked world No. 1 in doubles.[2]

Květa Peschke
Full nameKvětoslava Peschkeová
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceSarasota, Florida, U.S.
Born (1975-07-09) 9 July 1975 (age 48)
Bílovec, Czechoslovakia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Turned pro27 April 1993
Retired8 April 2022
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachTorsten Peschke
Prize moneyUS$6,147,937
Career record322–213 (60.2%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 26 (7 November 2005)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2000)
French Open3R (1999, 2000)
Wimbledon4R (2005)
US Open2R (1998, 2000)
Career record662–387 (63.1%)
Career titles36
Highest rankingNo. 1 (4 July 2011)
Current rankingNo. 53 (6 December 2021)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2011, 2014)
French OpenF (2010)
WimbledonW (2011)
US OpenSF (2006, 2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2008, 2010, 2011)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2013)
French OpenSF (2008)
WimbledonSF (2019, 2021)
US OpenF (2006, 2010, 2012)
Last updated on: 12 December 2021.

She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 26 in November 2005, winning one WTA singles title in Makarska in 1998, but achieved most of her success in doubles. Peschke claimed her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Katarina Srebotnik.[3] The pair also jointly attained the world No. 1 ranking in doubles for the next ten weeks, and were the 2011 WTA Doubles Team of the Year, having previously reached the final at the 2010 French Open. In mixed doubles, she finished runner-up at the US Open in 2006, 2010, and 2012, alongside Martin Damm, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Marcin Matkowski respectively.

Peschke won 36 doubles titles on the WTA Tour between 1998 and 2021, including seven at WTA 1000 level, and also finished runner-up at the WTA Finals on three occasions. Later in her career, she became well-known for her longevity, returning to the Wimbledon doubles final in 2018 with Nicole Melichar, at the age of 43, and winning her final tour-level title at the 2021 Chicago Classic aged 46.[4][5]

Peschke married her coach, Torsten Peschke, on 5 May 2003 in Berlin.[1]

Career edit

2005–2010 edit

In her first event of the season, she reached the quarterfinals of the Tier-V event in Hobart. At Wimbledon, she reached the fourth round, defeating Vera Zvonareva and Conchita Martínez, a former winner. She reached her first semifinal of the year at the Tier-II-event in Linz, defeating Elena Dementieva, Zvonareva and Ai Sugiyama. She also reached a quarterfinal at another Tier-II-event, in Philadelphia, before losing to Dementieva in three sets.

Peschke's doubles career has been more successful, including her top-10 debut in the doubles ranking in September 2006. In 2005, she won two WTA doubles titles in Paris (Tier II) and in Linz (Tier II) and reached the finals of four WTA Tour doubles events. In 2006, she won WTA doubles titles, defending her 2005 title at Paris and winning in Dubai (Tier II). Her main successes in doubles came at three of the four grand slams, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open, the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, and the semifinals of the US Open. Her partner in each event was Francesca Schiavone. She also lost in the 2006 US Open mixed doubles final with Martin Damm to Bob Bryan and Martina Navratilova.

At the 2007 US Open, Peschke and Rennae Stubbs reached the doubles semifinals, before losing to Nathalie Dechy and Dinara Safina. The Peschke-Stubbs team won their first title in Stuttgart. In the final, the team defeated Chan Yung-jan and Safina in three sets. Other titles included Los Angeles and the 2007 Zurich Open.

Peschke partnered with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan to reach the final of the mixed doubles at the US Open. In the final, Peschke and Qureshi lost to Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber, in straight sets.

2011–2012 edit

Peschke and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik were one of the most victorious doubles teams in 2011. The pair won in Auckland, Doha, Carlsbad, Eastbourne and Beijing. In 2011, they also won their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeating Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur in the final.

Peschke won two doubles titles in 2012, in Sydney with Srebotnik, and in Linz with Anna-Lena Grönefeld.

2022: Retirement edit

Peschke announced her retirement on 8 April 2022, playing her final match at the Charleston Open, putting an end to career that span almost 30 years. At age 46 she was the oldest active player in the WTA rankings. She planned to retire officially at 2022 Wimbledon.[6][7][8]

World TeamTennis edit

Peschke has played eight seasons with World TeamTennis starting in 2008 when she debuted in the league with the Kansas City Explorers. She stayed with the Explorers for another three years (2008-2011), then played a season with the New York Sportimes in 2013, the San Diego Aviators in 2014, the Philadelphia Freedoms in 2017, and the Washington Kastles in 2019.

Career statistics edit

Grand Slam tournament finals edit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups) edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2010 French Open Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
2–6, 3–6
Win 2011 Wimbledon Grass   Katarina Srebotnik   Sabine Lisicki
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 6–1
Loss 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Nicole Melichar   Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
4–6, 6–4, 0–6

Mixed doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups) edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2006 US Open Hard   Martin Damm   Martina Navratilova
  Bob Bryan
2–6, 3–6
Loss 2010 US Open Hard   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi   Liezel Huber
  Bob Bryan
4–6, 4–6
Loss 2012 US Open Hard   Marcin Matkowski   Ekaterina Makarova
  Bruno Soares
7–6(10–8), 1–6, [10–12]

Grand Slam performance timelines edit

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles edit

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W–L
Australian Open A 1R 3R A 2R A A 1R A A 0 / 4 3–4
French Open 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 9 8–9
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A 2R A A 4R 2R A 0 / 6 5–6
US Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R A 0 / 7 2–7
Win–loss 2–3 2–4 5–4 0–2 2–4 0–0 1–1 4–4 1–3 1–1 0 / 26 18–26

Doubles edit

Tournament 1994 ... 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Australian Open A 3R 1R A QF A A 1R A A QF 3R 2R SF 2R 2R SF 1R A 3R 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 16 28–15
French Open 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 3R QF 3R 3R 3R F QF QF 2R QF A 1R 1R 3R QF A 2R 0 / 21 36–20
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 2R A A 1R QF QF 3R A QF W 2R SF 1R A QF SF F QF NH 1R 1 / 18 39–17
US Open A 2R 2R 3R 1R A A 1R SF SF 1R A 3R QF QF 3R QF A 1R 1R 1R 2R QF 2R 0 / 19 29–19
Win–loss 1–2 4–4 3–4 4–1 4–4 0–0 0–1 2–4 9–3 9–3 7–4 4–2 11–4 16–3 8–4 8–3 10–4 0–1 3–3 6–4 9–4 9–4 3–2 2–3 1 / 74 132–71

Mixed doubles edit

Tournament 2002 ... 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Australian Open QF A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R 1R A A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 12 8–11
French Open A 2R 1R 1R SF 1R A 2R QF 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R NH A 0 / 12 7–12
Wimbledon 2R 2R 3R 3R QF A A 2R 3R QF 3R A A 2R 2R SF SF 0 / 13 12–13
US Open A 1R F 2R 2R A F A F QF QF A A 2R 2R QF A 0 / 11 22–11
Win–loss 3–2 1–3 5–3 2–3 7–3 0–2 4–2 1–3 7–4 6–4 4–4 0–1 0–0 1–3 2–4 5–4 0–1 1–1 0 / 48 49–47


  • At the 2008 Australian Open, Peschke and Martin Damm withdrew before their quarterfinal match, this is not counted as a loss.
  • At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Peschke and Pavel Vízner received a third-round walkover, this is not counted as a win.
  • At the 2013 Australian Open, Peschke and Marcin Matkowski received a second-round walkover, this is not counted as a win.
  • At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Peschke and Kevin Krawietz received second and third-round walkovers, these are not counted as wins.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Květa Peschke Biography". WTATennis.com. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Players: Info: Kveta Peschke". World Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Peschke and Srebotnik win women's doubles". RTE. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Sock helps Bryan to 17th Grand Slam win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Muguruza overcomes Jabeur in Chicago, wins second title of the year". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Kveta Peschke: At the age of 46, it's slowly coming to an end". 11 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Former doubles No.1 Kveta Peschke to end tennis career after Wimbledon - Women's Tennis Blog". 9 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Former doubles No.1 Peschke plays last WTA event". 9 April 2022.

External links edit

Preceded by WTA Doubles Team of the Year
(with   Katarina Srebotnik)

Succeeded by
Preceded by
  Gisela Dulko &
  Flavia Pennetta
ITF World Champion
(with   Katarina Srebotnik)

Succeeded by
  Sara Errani &
  Roberta Vinci