Marie Bouzková

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Marie Bouzková (born 21 July 1998 in Prague) is a professional Czech tennis player.[1]

Marie Bouzková
Marie Bouzková 2018 Roland Garros Qualifying.jpg
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 22)
Prague, Czech Republic
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$897,104
Singles
Career record243–127 (65.7%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (31 August 2020)
Current rankingNo. 47 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2020)
French Open1R (2019, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open1R (2018, 2019, 2020)
Doubles
Career record24–18 (57.1%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 119 (17 August 2020)
Current rankingNo. 121 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2020)
French Open2R (2020)
Last updated on: 16 September 2020.

On 31 August 2020, she attained her career-high WTA singles ranking, at the place of 46. On 17 August 2020, she peaked at No. 119 in the doubles rankings. On tournaments of the ITF Circuit, Bouzková has won 12 singles and three doubles titles.[2]

She won the 2014 US Open girls' singles title, defeating Anhelina Kalinina in the final. She made her WTA Tour debut at the 2015 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, where she lost in the first round to Sesil Karatantcheva. Bouzková rose to prominence following her run to the semifinals at the 2019 Rogers Cup, where she defeated Sloane Stephens, Jeļena Ostapenko, and Simona Halep before falling to Serena Williams; despite losing, she pushed the former world No. 1 to three sets, after winning the first set 6–1.

Early life and backgroundEdit

Bouzková was born in Prague to father (Milan) and mother (Květa), and has a younger brother, Benjamin Milan. She began playing tennis at a club owned by her parents in Prague. She moved to Florida at age 10 – initially trained at Bollietieri Academy for two years, then she continued to work with her dad and then Requeni from 2014. Marie admires the play of Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. She speaks Czech, English, Spanish and some German, and is currently pursuing a degree in business administration through Indiana University East.[3]

Career overviewEdit

2019: Premier-5 semifinal, top 100, three top-10 winsEdit

Marie Bouzková started season at the Brisbane International where she played in qualification, in order to qualify for main-draw. She passed qualification, and in first round faced Samantha Stosur. Bouzková won, but was stopped in next round from Karolína Plíšková. At the Australian Open, she failed to qualify, losing in first round of qualification from compatriot Barbora Krejčíková. On both BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open, she failed to qualify. At the clay-court season, she reached first round of Prague Open, and passed qualification at the French Open, where she lost in first round from Bianca Andreescu. At Wimbledon, she was also forced to play qualification, and she succeeded. In the first round, she beat Mona Barthel, but lost to Maria Sakkari in the second. On the U.S. hardcourt tour, she played at the Silicon Valley Classic, where she failed in the first round. Following week at Canadian Open, she had her first appearance at the qualification of some Premier-5 tournament, and she realized her career-best result so far. On the way to the semifinals, she defeated Leylah Annie Fernandez, former US Open champion Sloane Stephens, former French Open champion Jeļena Ostapenko, and former twice Grand Slam champion Simona Halep, before facing Serena Williams. Bouzková won the first set but then Serena made turnover and won the match. At the US Open, Bouzková had her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, without need for playing in qualification; however, she lost to Ajla Tomljanović. On the Asian swing, she reached the quarterfinals at the Guangzhou Open and the second round at the Wuhan Open, but failed to qualify for the China Open.

In July, she reached the top 100, and she finished year as the No. 57.

At the Canadian Open, she realized her first two top-ten wins, defeating Sloane Stephens and Simona Halep. At the Guangzhou Open, she defeated Elina Svitolina.

2020: First WTA final, top 50Edit

Bouzková didn't have much success at the first tournaments. At the Brisbane International, she failed in the first round, losing to Madison Keys. The following week at the Hobart International, she also lost in the first round. She played at the Australian Open for the first time in the main draw, but was stopped in the first round from former twice Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka. At the Mexican Open in Acapulco, she still didn't make her first win in 2020, but the following week, at the Monterrey Open, it finally happened, and she reached her first WTA Tour final in which she was stopped by Elina Svitolina.

After the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, she had success on her first tournament when she reached the quarterfinals, but lost to the eventual champion, Jennifer Brady. She also had success at the Cincinnati Open, reaching third round, where she lost from Anett Kontaveit. At the US Open, she lost in the first round to Jessica Pegula. During the clay-court season, she played at the Italian Open, making her debut at that tournament. She was stopped in the second round by Elena Rybakina.

After her good performance at the Monterrey Open, where she reached her first WTA Tour final, she entered top 50 on 9 March (No. 47). On 31 August, she reached her highest singles position so far, as the 46th.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2020 US Open.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[4]
Australian Open A A A Q3 Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A Q2 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A Q2 Q2 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
US Open A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–3 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A A A Q2 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A A Q2 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canadian Open A A A A SF NH 0 / 1 4–1 80%
Cincinnati Open A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Wuhan Open A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Career statistics[5]
Tournaments 1 0 2 3 10 10 Career total: 26
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 Career total: 1
Hard Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 8–7 8–8 0 / 20 17–20 46%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 9–10 9–10 0 / 26 19–26 42%
Win (%) 0%  –  0% 25% 47% 47% Career total: 42%
Year-end ranking[1] 378 260 187 142 57 $897,104

Notes

  • 1 2013: WTA Ranking – 1195,
    2014: WTA Ranking – 497.

DoublesEdit

Current through the 2020 US Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Premier 5 tournaments
Cincinnati Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 4 7 Career total: 11
Titles 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 1 Career total: 1
Overall Win–Loss 1–4 7–7 0 / 11 8–11 42%
Win (%) 20% 50% Career total: 42%
Year-end ranking

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2020 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Elina Svitolina 5–7, 6–4, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2020 Lexington Challenger, United States International Hard   Jil Teichmann   Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani
1–6, 5–7

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2019 Abierto Zapopan, Mexico Hard   Veronika Kudermetova 2–6, 0–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 16 (12 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (10–3)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 ITF Hilton Head, United States 10,000 Clay   Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7–5, 6–1
Win 2–0 Jun 2015 ITF Grand-Baie, Mauritius 10,000 Hard   Lou Brouleau 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–0 Jun 2015 ITF Grand-Baie, Mauritius 10,000 Hard   Jaeda Daniel 7–5, 6–2
Win 4–0 Jul 2015 ITF La Possession, France 10,000 Hard   Ilze Hattingh 6–2, 6–3
Loss 4–1 Aug 2015 ITF Pörtschach, Austria 10,000 Clay   Julia Grabher 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss 4–2 Jan 2016 ITF Fort-de-France, France 10,000 Hard   Irina Ramialison 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win 5–2 Jan 2016 ITF Petit-Bourg, France 10,000 Hard   Théo Gravouil 6–4, 6–1
Win 6–2 Feb 2016 Morelos Open, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Lauren Albanese 0–6, 6–0, 6–1
Win 7–2 May 2016 Torneo Conchita Martínez, Spain 10,000 Hard   Jessika Ponchet 6–4, 6–4
Win 8–2 Jun 2016 ITF Puszczykowo, Poland 10,000 Hard   Valeria Savinykh 6–2, 6–0
Win 9–2 Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard   Markéta Vondroušová 1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 10–2 Mar 2017 ITF Orlando, United States 15,000 Clay   Victoria Rodríguez 7–5, 5–7, 6–0
Loss 10–3 May 2017 ITF Monzón, Spain 25,000 Hard   Georgina García Pérez 1–6, 3–6
Loss 10–4 Sep 2017 ITF Stillwater, United States 25,000 Hard   Aleksandra Wozniak 5–7, 4–6
Win 11–4 Mar 2018 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Kristína Kučová 6–4, 6–0
Win 12–4 Jul 2019 President's Cup, Kazakhstan 80,000 Hard   Natalija Kostić 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 ITF Grand-Baie, Mauritius 10,000 Hard   Rosalie van der Hoek   Ilze Hattingh
  Madrie Le Roux
6–3, 7–5
Win 2–0 Apr 2019 Lale Cup, Turkey 60,000 Hard   Rosalie van der Hoek   Ilona Kremen
  Iryna Shymanovich
7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–5]
Win 3–0 Jul 2019 President's Cup, Kazakhstan 80,000 Hard   Vivian Heisen   Vlada Koval
  Kamilla Rakhimova
7–6(10–8), 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2014 US Open Hard   Anhelina Kalinina 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Wimbledon Grass   Dalma Gálfi   Tami Grende
  Ye Qiuyu
2–6, 6–7(5–7)

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2019 Total
Wins 3 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MBR
2019
1.   Sloane Stephens No. 8 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 2R 6–2, 7–5 No. 91
2.   Simona Halep No. 4 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard QF 6–4, ret. No. 91
3.   Elina Svitolina No. 3 Guangzhou International, China Hard 2R 6–4, 4–3 ret. No. 63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Profile".
  2. ^ "ITF Profile".
  3. ^ "Bio".
  4. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  5. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External linksEdit