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Regina Maršíková (born 11 December 1958) is a retired tennis player from Czechoslovakia.

Regina Maršiková
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
Born (1958-12-11) 11 December 1958 (age 60)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Turned pro1974
Retired1993
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record369–234
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 11 (1981)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1977Jan)
French OpenSF (1977, 1978, 1979)
Wimbledon4R (1978)
US Open4R (1978, 1979)
Doubles
Career record125–151
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 86 (13 April 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1977Jan, 1987, 1989)
French OpenW (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1977)
US OpenSF (1980)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986)
Wimbledon2R (1978, 1979)
US Open3R (1978)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1985)

CareerEdit

Maršíková won the French Junior Championships in 1975. She had career wins over Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Hana Mandlíková, Tracy Austin, and Virginia Wade.

Her best performances in Grand Slam singles events included three consecutive semifinals at the French Open from 1977 to 1979. She won the 1977 French Open women's doubles title with Pam Teeguarden.

Maršíková was involved in an automobile accident in September 1981 near Prague, Czechoslovakia that caused a fatality. She lost her drivers licence and visa and served several months in detention.[3] She was not allowed to leave the Eastern Bloc until early 1985. Maršíková rejoined the WTA Tour in April that year at the Tournament of Champions in Florida.[2]

She won 11 singles titles and six doubles titles. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 11 in 1981.[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1977 French Open Clay   Pam Teeguarden   Rayni Fox
  Helen Gourlay Cawley
5–7, 6–4, 6–2

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (11–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–1)
Grass (2–0)
Clay (6–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 August 1977 Toronto Clay   Marise Kruger 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 5 December 1977 Brisbane Grass   Helena Anliot 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 27 March 1978 Stuart Clay   Zenda Liess 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 22 May 1978 Rome Clay   Virginia Ruzici 7–5, 7–5
Winner 5. 14 August 1978 Toronto Hard   Virginia Ruzici 7–5, 6–7(9–11), 6–2
Winner 6. 20 November 1978 Christchurch Grass   Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 5 March 1979 Fort Myers Clay   Janet Newberry 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 12 March 1979 Orlando Hard   Kathy Jordan 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 21 May 1979 Berlin Clay   Caroline Stoll 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 8. 4 February 1980 Calgary Hard (I)   Christiane Jolissaint 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 9. 31 March 1980 Edmond Clay   Andrea Jaeger 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 7 April 1980 Hilton Head Island Clay   Tracy Austin 3–6, 6–1, 6–0
Winner 10. 6 October 1980 Phoenix Hard   Wendy Turnbull 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
Winner 11. 18 May 1981 Berlin Clay   Ivanna Madruga 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 12 (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–1)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (1–4)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 May 1977 Hamburg Clay   Renáta Tomanová   Linky Boshoff
  Ilana Kloss
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1. 23 May 1977 French Open Clay   Pam Teeguarden   Rayni Fox
  Helen Gourlay Cawley
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 22 August 1977 Charlotte Clay   Pam Teeguarden   Martina Navrátilová
  Betty Stöve
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 5 December 1977 Brisbane Grass   Helena Anliot   Nerida Gregory
  Naoko Satō
6–3, 3–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1978 Kitzbühel Clay   Florența Mihai   Virginia Ruzici
  Renáta Tomanová
7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 14 August 1978 Toronto Hard   Pam Teeguarden   Chris O'Neil
  Paula Smith
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 30 October 1978 Buenos Aires Clay   Laura duPont   Françoise Dürr
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 24 March 1979 Carlsbad Hard   Marcie Louie   Peanut Louie
  Marita Redondo
6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 20 August 1979 Mahwah Hard   Mima Jaušovec   Tracy Austin
  Betty Stöve
7–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 11 August 1980 Toronto Hard   Andrea Jaeger   Ann Kiyomura
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 13 October 1980 Deerfield Beach Hard   Andrea Jaeger   Martina Navrátilová
  Candy Reynolds
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 16 February 1981 Houston Carpet   Mary-Lou Piatek   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Career SR
Australian Open A A A 2R A A A A A A A A 1R NH 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 4
French Open 1R A QF SF SF SF A 4R A A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A A 3R 1R 4R 3R 2R 1R A A A A 1R 2R A A A A A A 0 / 8
US Open A A 3R 1R 4R 4R 2R 1R A A A 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 9
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 31
Year End Ranking NR 23 20 14 14 18 13 NR NR NR 80 61 71 176 227 359 502 NR NR
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
  • Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 217.
  2. ^ a b c Sarni, Jim (12 May 1985). "Czech bounces back". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ Feinstein, John (29 August 1985). "Maršíková rebounds from prison to Court 18". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 October 2015.

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