Marcela Skuherská

Marcela Skuherská-Davidová (born 14 February 1961) is a former professional tennis player who represented Czechoslovakia.

Marcela Skuherská
Full nameMarcela Skuherská-Davidová
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
Born (1961-02-14) 14 February 1961 (age 59)
Přerov, Czechoslovakia
Prize money$148,841
Singles
Career record22–36
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1983)
French Open2R (1982, 1984)
Wimbledon3R (1984)
US Open2R (1983, 1984)
Doubles
Career record26–34
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 45 (30 March 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1983)
French Open3R (1986)
Wimbledon2R (1983, 1985)
US Open2R (1982, 83, 84, 85, 86)

BiographyEdit

Skuherská, who was born in Přerov, played on the professional circuit in the 1980s.

She was a member of the Czechoslovak Fed Cup team in 1983 and 1984, which won the competition both years. All six of her Fed Cup appearances came partnering Iva Budařová in doubles, including the final against West Germany in 1983.[1] In 1984 the pair played in both the quarter-final and semi-final, but stood aside for Hana Mandlíková and Helena Suková in the final.

On the WTA Tour, her best performances in singles included making the final at Nashville in 1983 and reaching the third round of the 1984 Wimbledon Championships. She was more successful in doubles, with her three WTA finals including one title, at Hershey in 1984.

At the 1986 Goodwill Games she and doubles partner Iva Budařová won a silver medal in the women's doubles.[2]

She is married to Czech singer Michal David.[3]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss March, 1983 Nashville, TN, United States $50,000 Hard   Kathleen Horvath 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (1-2)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win January, 1984 Hershey, PA, United States $50,000 Carpet   Kateřina Böhmová   Ann Henricksson
  Nancy Yeargin
6–1, 6–3
Loss May, 1984 Lugano, Switzerland $100,000 Clay   Iva Budařová   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
1–6, 2–6
Loss April, 1986 Wild Dunes, SC, United States $75,000 Clay   Laura Gildemeister   Sandra Cecchini
  Sabrina Goleš
6–4, 0–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czechs Capture Federation Cup". New York Times. 25 July 1983. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Goodwill Games Results". United Press International. 16 July 1986. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Michal David a jeho manželka Marcela: Vědí o sobě všechno?". Blesk (in Czech). 14 February 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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