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Coached by Lukas Dlouhy ... Parents are Jindrich and Ilona; sister, Ivona, studied law and lives in US ... Started playing tennis at age 4 ... Baseliner who prefers grass, Favorites include movie Once upon time in Hollywood . book biographies. actor Leonardo Dicaprio, Likes Italian food ... Also enjoys cooking, podcast U Baru (my own), figure skating, AnimalFlow ... Admires Steffi Graf and Michael Jordan ... Supports the charity ‘Debra’, working to help those suffering with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (2): 2017 - Linz; 2011 - Québec City.
Finalist (6): 2016 - Dubai, Birmingham; 2014 - Birmingham, Luxembourg; 2012 - Palermo; 2010 - Prague.

DOUBLES
Winner (31): 2020 - Brisbane, Dubai, Doha, Rome (all w/Hsieh); 2019 - Dubai, Madrid, Birmingham, Wimbledon (all w/Hsieh); 2018 - Indian Wells (w/Hsieh), New Haven, Beijing (both w/Sestini Hlavackova); 2016 - Birmingham (w/Ka.Pliskova), Cincinnati, Tokyo (both w/Mirza); 2012 - Stuttgart (w/Benesova), Palermo (w/Voracova); 2011 - Sydney, Monterrey, Barcelona, Luxembourg (all w/Benesova), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Koukalova); 2010 - Paris [Indoors], Monterrey, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (all w/Benesova), Acapulco (w/Hercog), Linz (w/Voracova); 2009 - Québec City (w/King), Luxembourg (w/Benesova); 2008 - Stockholm (w/Benesova); 2005 - Warsaw (w/Perebiynis), Rabat (w/Loit).
Finalist (19): 2020 - Australian Open (w/Hsieh); 2019 - WTA Finals (w/Hsieh); 2018 - Rome, Tokyo, Wuhan (all w/Sestini Hlavackova); 2017 - Sydney, Miami (both w/Mirza); 2016 - Auckland (w/Kovinic), Wuhan (w/Mirza); 2012 - Linz (w/Goerges); 2010 - Bastad (w/Voracova), Québec City (w/Mattek-Sands), Luxembourg (w/Benesova); 2009 - Monterrey, Prague (both w/Benesova); 2008 - Auckland (w/Müller); 2006 - Auckland (w/Loit); 2005 - Bogotá (w/Kurhajcova), Prague (w/Kostanic Tosic).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2002-04, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2014-18; Czech Olympic Team, 2004, 2016.

Career in Review

2019 - Posted sixth successive Top 50 season (finishing No.33); SF four times at Istanbul (l. to Vondrousova), Prague (l. to Teichmann), Birmingham (l. to Barty) and Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams); QF at Doha (l. to Kerber); reached 2r four times at Auckland (l. to Anisimova), Indian Wells (l. to Halep); the Bronx (l. to Pera) and Wuhan (l. to Halep); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once; won four WTA doubles titles, including maiden major at Wimbledon (w/Hsieh) – afterwards rose to No.1 in doubles (on July 15) – and reached title match at WTA Finals in Shenzhen (w/Hsieh).

2018 - Posted fifth successive Top 50 season (finishing No.33); SF once at Birmingham (l. to Rybarikova); QF four times at Auckland (l. to Hsieh), Sydney (l. to Barty), Tokyo (l. to Osaka) and Linz (l. to Van Uytvanck); reached 4r twice at Australian Open (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and Roland Garros (l. to Putintseva), 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r three times; fell 1r nine times; won three WTA doubles titles and secured first qualification for WTA Finals in Singapore (w/Hsieh; RR).

2017 - Posted tenth successive Top 100 season (at No.23); won a career-best 43 matches; clinched second tour-level singles title at Linz (d. No.1 seed Rybarikova in F); SF three times, at Sydney (l. A.Radwanska), Biel (l. Vondrousova) and Prague (l. Barthel); QF four times, at Auckland, Eastbourne, Tokyo [PPO] and Beijing; 4r at Australian Open; qualified for WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, going 1-1 in RR; posted career-high singles ranking of No.16 on January 16, 2017.

2016 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.20); runner-up twice at Dubai (l. to Errani) and Birmingham (l. to Keys); QF three times at Prague (l. to Stosur), Rome (l. to Keys) and Wuhan (l. to Cibulkova); reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 3r twice (Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r eight times; fell 1r four times (incl. US Open); qualified for WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, going 1-1 in RR; won three WTA doubles titles.

2015 - Third Top 50 season (finishing No.41 - finished 2011 at No.44 and 2014 at No.26); SF twice at Auckland (l. to Wozniacki) and Antwerp (l. to Petkovic); QF four times at Sydney, Prague, Bastad and Luxembourg; reached 3r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Doha - l. to V.Williams 75 36 76(5); held 1mp at 6-5 third set, and Eastbourne - l. to Errani 62 67(1) 76(7); held 2mp at 6-4 in third set tie-break); fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors and Cincinnati - l. to Lepchenko 26 75 76(6); held 4mp - 3mp at 5-4 second set, 1mp at 5-4 third set); made Top 20 debut on March 2 (after Doha; rose from No.22 to No.20).

2014 - Best season to date (finishing No.26); runner-up twice at Birmingham (l. to Ivanovic in final) and Luxembourg (l. to Beck in final); QF three times at Shenzhen, Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Kvitova) and New Haven; reached 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); peaked at No.25 on November 10 (a week after November 3 year-end rankings).

2013 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Osaka; reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Palermo (l. to Errani in final); QF twice at Budapest and Québec City; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; won two WTA doubles titles.

2011 - First Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Québec City (d. Erakovic in final); SF at Bastad (l. to Hercog); QF at Brisbane; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon and Paris [Indoors] - l. to Kvitova 64 67(6) 76(9); held mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other two majors and Rome - l. to Domínguez Lino 61 06 76(4); held mp at 5-2 third set) and in qualifying twice; won five WTA doubles titles.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Prague (l. to Szavay in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on July 19 (rose from No.52 to No.39); QF at Bastad; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open - 4h19min 1r win over Kulikova was third-longest women's singles match in Open Era); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying four times; won five WTA doubles titles.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Acapulco (l. to V.Williams); QF twice at Monterrey and Bad Gastein; reached 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Another Top 100 season; reached 3r once (Wimbledon); reached 2r three times; fell 1r five times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title; won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - QF at Bogotá; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - QF at Bogotá; reached 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - First Top 100 season; SF at Guangzhou (l. to Sucha); QF at Strasbourg; reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors and Olympics) and in qualifying once; made Top 100 debut on March 22 (rose from No.116 to No.97); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first WTA main draw at Wimbledon, falling 1r (l. to Perebiynis 11-9 third set); fell in qualifying twice (Australian Open, US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Did not play.

2000 - Played first event of career at ITF/Prostejov-CZE.