Prague perfection: Three years of champions in the Czech Republic
In 2015, the WTA Tour returned to the Czech Republic for the first time since 1999. Take a look back at the winners and finalists of the Prague Open since then.
The Prague Open in 2015 had an all-Czech final. Top seed Karolina Pliskova won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 over Lucie Hradecka - her fourth three-setter of the week - to capture her sole clay crown to date (Getty)
Qualifier Hradecka had herself come through three three-setters en route to the title round, but fell for the seventh time in as many finals dating back to 2008; she has not played a final since (Getty)
Another year, another Czech champion: Lucie Safarova ousted both of the 2015 finalists (Hradecka in the second round and Pliskova in the semifinals) before winning the final 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Samantha Stosur for her seventh and most recent title (Getty)
For Stosur, the run to the Prague final sparked a superb clay season culminating in a return to her first major semifinal in four years at Roland Garros (Getty)
Mona Barthel's renaissance in 2017 included a run out of qualifying to her fourth career title, and first in three years, here, defeating Kristyna Pliskova 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the final (Getty)
Going into Prague, Kristyna Pliskova's career record in WTA main draws on clay was 1-12 - yet she ousted former Roland Garros semifinalist Jelena Jankovic and future Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the semis to make the final (Getty)