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Markéta Vondroušová (Czech: [ˈmarkɛːta ˈvondrouʃovaː], born 28 June 1999) is a Czech professional tennis player.

Markéta Vondroušová
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Vondroušová at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceSokolov
Born (1999-06-28) 28 June 1999 (age 20)
Sokolov
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJiří Hřebec & Jan Hernych
Prize money$2,961,959
Singles
Career record156–55 (73.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 14 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 14 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018, 2019)
French OpenF (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
US Open4R (2018)
Doubles
Career record33–15 (68.8%)
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (29 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 91 (10 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2019)
French Open2R (2019)
WimbledonQF (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup3–1
Last updated on: 10 June 2019.

Vondroušová has won one singles title on the WTA Tour as well as seven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 10 June 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 16 and is the youngest player in the top 20. On 29 April 2019, she peaked at No. 91 in the doubles rankings.

In 2015, Vondroušová won the girls' doubles event at the Australian Open with fellow Czech Miriam Kolodziejová, defeating Katharina Hobgarski and Greet Minnen in the final. In the same year, they won the girls' doubles event at the French Open, where they faced Caroline Dolehide and Katerina Stewart in the final.

After a series of troublesome injuries, Vondroušová's career improved in 2019. She was the finalist at the French Open, where she lost in straight sets to Ashleigh Barty.[1]

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Early lifeEdit

Vondroušová began playing tennis aged four with her father, and by ten years old, she was practicing in Prague. She moved to Prague by herself at 15 years old to train.[2]

CareerEdit

2015-2016: The beginnings, injury layoffEdit

Vondroušová made her WTA Tour main-draw debut in doubles at the 2015 Sparta Prague Open, partnering Kateřina Vaňková.[3] The pair lost their first round match against Kateryna Bondarenko and Eva Hrdinová.[3] A year later, Vondroušová made her WTA debut in singles at the 2016 J&T Banka Prague Open, where she defeated Océane Dodin before her second-round loss to eventual tournament runner-up Samantha Stosur.

Vondroušová then played at the Roland Garros junior event, losing in the third round to Olesya Pervushina. Vondroušová did not play for the rest of the year, as she took time out to recover from an elbow injury.

2017: Return to tour, first WTA title, entering the top 100Edit

On her comeback to the tour, Vondroušova immediately reeled off 20 consecutive wins, resulting in one $15,000 title, one $25,000 title, and two more $25,000 finals. In April, she reached her debut WTA singles final at the Ladies Open Biel/Bienne, coming through qualifying and scoring wins over Annika Beck, Kristýna Plíšková, and top 20 player Barbora Strýcová. In just her second appearance in a WTA main draw, Vondroušová got past Anett Kontaveit in the final to clinch her maiden WTA title. This win propelled her close to a top-100 debut.[4][5] Vondroušová became the youngest winner of a WTA title since Konjuh's title at the 2015 Nottingham Open.[6]

Next, Vondroušova made her Fed Cup debut in the semifinals against the United States, where she lost to CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets. In her second match, she earned her first Fed Cup win when she defeated Lauren Davis in straight sets.

After winning an ITF tournament in Trnava, Vondroušová improved her ranking to No. 94 and entered top 100 for the first time.[7][8] She became the youngest player in the top 100 at the time.[9]

2019: First Grand Slam final, top 20 debutEdit

In January, Vondroušová and partner Strýcová reached the women's doubles semifinal of the Australian Open, but were defeated by Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai. In singles, Vondroušová defeated Evgeniya Rodina in the first round, but lost to Petra Martić in the second round. Vondroušová reached final in Budapest, defeating in her way Georgina Garcia Perez, Anna Blinkova, Irina-Camelia Begu and Anastasia Potapova. In the final, she lost to Alison Van Uytvanck.[10] It was a close match, with Vondroušová holding multiple leads, but ultimately Van Uytvanck was able to close it out.

In March, she played very well at tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. At Indian Wells, Vondroušová beat Laura Siegemund in the first round and then she won against the previous years runner-up Daria Kasatkina[11]. In following rounds she took on Jelena Ostapenko and the second seed Simona Halep[12] both in three sets on the way to quarterfinals, where she lost to Elina Svitolina.[13] At Miami, she defeated Strýcová, Ostapenko again, Elise Mertens and Tatjana Maria in two sets on the way to quarterfinals, where she lost to another fellow-Czech Karolina Plíšková.

On April, she decided to play Fed Cup Play-off against Canada. She was successful in her both matches against Leylah Fernandez and Rebecca Marino, which helped the Czechs surviving in the world group. Vondroušová played her third WTA final in Istanbul. On the way, she defeated 5th seed Ajla Tomljanovic, former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Lara Arruabarrena and Barbora Strýcová again. In the final she lost to Petra Martić.[14] It was a close match once again for Vondroušová, but she lost in three sets, in spite of winning first set 6-1.

Because of struggling a knee injury, she could not play in Prague and Madrid, nevertheless, she showed a very good performance in Rome. She met Strycova once again in the first round, where it looked like, Strýcová can conquer Vondroušová for the first time, but Vondroušová won the match in the third set tie-break. In the second round, she shocked the third seed Simona Halep and the match 7-5 in the third. She defeated Kasatkina in the third round, but in quarterfinals lost to eventual finalist Johanna Konta.

At French Open she defeated Wang Yafan, Anastasia Potapova and 28th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets. In the fourth round, she outlasted Anastasija Sevastova by losing only two games in the match. In quarterfinals, she finally defeated Petra Martić after five previous losses and in semifinals, beat Johanna Konta. She became the first teenager to make the French Open final since Ana Ivanovic in 2007 and the first teenager to reach a Grand Slam final since Caroline Wozniacki competed in the final of the 2009 US Open. In the final, she was defeated in straight sets by Ashleigh Barty.[15]

Her grass-court season was short, losing in the second round of Eastbourne to Mertens and in the first round of Wimbledon to Madison Brengle.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2019 French Open Clay   Ashleigh Barty 1–6, 3–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2017 Ladies Open Biel Bienne, Switzerland International Hard (i)   Anett Kontaveit 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 1–1 Feb 2019 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest International Hard (i)   Alison Van Uytvanck 6–1, 5–7, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Apr 2019 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Petra Martić 6–1, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2019 French Open, Paris Grand Slam Clay   Ashleigh Barty 1–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (7–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Vera Lapko 5–7, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2015 ITF Zielona Góra, Poland 10,000 Clay   Natela Dzalamidze 6–3, 6–3
Win 2–1 Jun 2015 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic 15,000 Clay   Ekaterina Alexandrova 6–1, 6–4
Win 3–1 Mar 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Lisa Sabino 6–2, 6–0
Win 4–1 Jan 2017 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 15,000 Hard (i)   Anna Zaja 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 5–1 Feb 2017 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Anna Blinkova 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–2 Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard   Marie Bouzková 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 5–3 Mar 2017 ITF Clare, Australia 25,000 Hard   Beatriz Haddad Maia 2–6, 2–6
Win 6–3 May 2017 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 100,000 Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Win 7–3 Jul 2017 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 80,000 Clay   Karolína Muchová 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 6 (4–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt $10,000 Hard   Vera Lapko   Anna Morgina
  Caroline Rohde-Moe
6–2, 6–4
Win 2–0 May 2015 ITF Zielona Góra, Poland $10,000 Clay   Miriam Kolodziejová   Natela Dzalamidze
  Margarita Lazareva
6–2, 6–2
Win 3–0 Jun 2015 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic $15,000 Clay   Miriam Kolodziejová   Martina Borecká
  Jesika Malečková
6–4, 6–1
Loss 3–1 Aug 2015 ITF Prague, Czech Republic $75,000 Clay   Miriam Kolodziejová   Kateřina Kramperová
  Bernarda Pera
6–7(4–7), 7–5, [1–10]
Loss 3–2 Mar 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Natálie Novotná   Olga Doroshina
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 1–6
Win 4–2 Jan 2017 ITF Stuttgart, Germany $15,000 Hard (i)   Miriam Kolodziejová   Anita Husarić
  Kimberley Zimmermann
7–6(7–3), 7–5

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doublesEdit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 French Open Clay   CiCi Bellis   Ioana Ducu
  Ioana Loredana Roșca
1–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Win 2015 Australian Open Hard   Miriam Kolodziejová   Katharina Hobgarski
  Greet Minnen
7–5, 6–4
Win 2015 French Open Clay   Miriam Kolodziejová   Caroline Dolehide
  Katerina Stewart
6–0, 6–3

Performance timelineEdit

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; (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.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records. This table is current through the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
French Open A 2R 1R F 0 / 3 7–3 70%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open A 1R 4R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Win–Loss 0–0 1–3 4–4 7–3 0 / 10 12–10 55%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 4R QF 0 / 2 7–2 78%
Miami Open A A 1R QF 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Madrid Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[1] A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A A QF 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Canadian Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wuhan Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 7 16 9 33
Titles 0 1 0 0 1
Finals reached 0 1 0 3 4
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 8–6 14–16 27–9 1 / 33 50–32 61%
Win % 50% 57% 47% 75% 60.98%
Year-end ranking 376 67 67

NotesEdit

  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2019 Total
Wins 2 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MVR
2019
1.   Simona Halep No. 2 Indian Wells Masters Hard 4R 6–2, 3–6, 6–2 No. 61
2.   Simona Halep No. 2 Italian Open Clay 2R 2–6, 7–5, 6–3 No. 44

PersonalEdit

Vondroušová has a tattoo above her right elbow; “No rain, no flowers.”[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/vondrousova-its-been-life-changing
  2. ^ https://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/323027/title/Marketa-VONDROUSOVA#bio
  3. ^ a b "J&T Banka Prague Open 2015" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Biel Bienne Open: Czech 17-year-old Marketa Vondrousova wins first tour title". BBC Sport. 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Marketa Vondrousova, 17, wins Biel Ladies Open". ESPN. 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Teen Titans Crash WTA Party: Kasatkina, Vondrousova Take Titles To Start 2017". 17 April 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Ranking Movers: Svitolina soars with Paris in sight". 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Zverev pokořil Djokoviče. Vondroušová vyhrála turnaj ITF v Trnavě" (in Czech). 21 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  9. ^ "The future is female at Roland-Garros 2017". 25 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Van Uytvanck completes battling Budapest defence with comeback over Vondrousova". WTA Tennis. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Indian Wells roundup: Vondrousova ousts last year's finalist Kasatkina". WTA Tennis. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Vondrousova holds on to shock Halep in epic Indian Wells upset". WTA Tennis. 12 March 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Svitolina vaults past Vondrousova into Indian Wells semifinals". WTA Tennis. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  14. ^ "'It's the best day of my career' - Martic marvels to score the first title in Istanbul". WTA Tennis. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/barty-vondrousova-womens-singles-final-roland-garros
  16. ^ https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/vondrousova-next-great-czech-hope

External linksEdit