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Personal

Coached by Jaroslav Machovsky; trains at the National Tennis Centre in Prostejov ... Father, Pavel, is an English teacher; mother, Marketa, works with fabrics; brother, Jan, studied and did orienteering ... Grew up in Hradec Kralove with family and went to school there as well ... Started playing at age 7 when parents put her in tennis school ... Favorite surfaces are hardcourts and grass ... Very aggressive game on both sides; favorite shot is serve ... Tennis idols are Novak Djokovic and Kim Clijsters ... Also enjoys reading, watching other sports and movies, and being with friends ... If she weren't a tennis player, would work in architecture ... Goal is to reach Top 50.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner: 2014 - 125/Limoges.

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2015.

Career in Review

2015 - QF at Shenzhen; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open and Prague - l. to Hradecka 63 46 76(11); held 4mp in third set, 1mp at 5-4 and 3mp at 6-5, 9-8 and 10-9 in tie-break); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times.

2014 - First Top 100 season; reached 4r once (Wimbledon); made Top 100 debut afterwards on July 7 (rose from No.175 to No.99); fell 1r three times and in qualifying six times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA 125K Series singles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at Nürnberg but reaching 2r at Luxembourg (both as qualifier); fell in qualifying twice; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Played first WTA qualifying at Luxembourg; won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic.