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Coached by father, Vladimir Uhlir (was sprinter on Czechoslovakian National Track & Field Team; also an economist) ... Mother, Marie Uhlirova, was volleyball player and veterinarian (deceased 2007); sister, Andrea is paramedic and does tennis and track & field ... Began playing tennis at age 8 when father introduced her to the sport at tennis club on their street ... Serve-and-volleyer whose favorite shot is volley; enjoys all surfaces ... Graduated from University of Texas in 2002 (major in international business, minor in French) ... Speaks Czech, English, French, some German ... Favorite type of music is 1980s; favorite group is Abba ... Other sports interests include motor racing, skiing, cross country running, volleyball, soccer, ice hockey ... Other favorites include animals, smoothies, authors Karel Capek and James Harriot, visiting the Alps and the Mediterranean ... Most memorable moments were playing mixed doubles w/McEnroe, getting to know and practicing with Navratilova and playing doubles SF of US Open on Arthur Ashe Stadium ... Person most admired is Rod Laver ... Favorite things about being a tennis player are travelling the world, discovering new places and meeting new people while doing what she loves ... Favorite events are Acapulco, Budapest and US Open ... Goal is to achieve full potential.
Winner (5): 2011 - Seoul (w/Grandin); 2010 - Portoroz (w/Kondratieva); 2009 - Portoroz (w/Goerges); 2008 - Amelia Island (w/Mattek-Sands); 2007 - Budapest (w/Szavay).
Finalist (13): 2012 - Strasbourg (w/Grandin); 2011 - Barcelona, Strasbourg, Budapest, Cincinnati (all w/Grandin); 2010 - Istanbul (w/Kondratieva), Seoul (w/Grandin); 2009 - Luxembourg (w/Voracova); 2008 - Paris [Indoors], Los Angeles (both w/Hrdinova); 2007 - Paris [Indoors] (w/G.Navratilova), Doha, Bad Gastein (both w/Szavay).
Career in Review
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying seven times.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times; won one WTA doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.
2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.
2007 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.
2006 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played on ITF Circuit.
1997-2001 - Did not play.
1996 - Played first event of career in doubles at ITF/Valasske Mezirici-CZE.