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Tennis Fool
Mar 17th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Name: Tereza Smitkova
DOB: October 10, 1994

http://www.smitkova.ic.cz/foto/nahled02.jpg

Tennis Fool
Mar 17th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Is Tereza the next Petra in the making?

She just won the 10K Bath indoor, as a qualifier. It was her second title of the year, and her career, after the 10K Stuttgart indoor, which she also won as a qualifier.

Bath was also her third final of year, after the 10K Leimen indoor, where she fell to Melanie Klaffner.

Tereza is currently ranked 640, and has no points to defend until June.

Andiyan
Apr 5th, 2012, 01:48 PM
She's going to be a big thing. Top 100 for sure.

Tennis Fool
Apr 11th, 2012, 01:47 AM
;)

New rank: 582.

Playing 10K Hvar, Croatia. Just upset #6 seed Nicole Clerico,61 62. Now faces another Czech, Tereza Martincova, who Tereza defeated earlier this year.

Tennis Fool
Apr 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Tereza S. defeteated Tereza M., 60 76(3). Now faces qualifier Evegeniya Linetskaya in the quarters.

Tennis Fool
Apr 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Tereza ran over Zhenya, 61 60! Now meets Sofiya Kolavets in the semis.

Tennis Fool
Apr 16th, 2012, 12:12 AM
CONGRATS to Tereza for winning the 10K Hvar, her third title of the year! She did it by defeating Sofiya, 2 & 1 in the semis, then rallying to defeat WC Karla Popovic, 26 64 62 in the final.

Tereza also won doubles with Martina Kubicikova.

Tennis Fool
Apr 16th, 2012, 12:17 AM
Here's Tereza after winning Bath:


http://www.itftennis.com/media/113045/113045.jpg

Tennis Fool
Apr 16th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Next tournament, 10K Bol.

Tennis Fool
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Tereza is the #8 seed. Faces Sofiya Kovalets, who Tereza defeated soundly in Hvar, first round.

Andiyan
Apr 17th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Damn :worship:

juki
Apr 17th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Tereza :cheer:

Here is her protenis.cz page, with all the photos/vidoes/articles of her through the years: http://www.protenis.cz/clanky/tag/Tereza-Smitkov%C3%A1

Tennis Fool
Apr 19th, 2012, 03:38 AM
^ Thanks :D

Tereza defeated Sofiya in the rematch, 64 61. Now faces Barbara Sobaszkiewicz in the second round.

Tennis Fool
Apr 20th, 2012, 02:14 AM
Tereza lost to Barbara 3 & 3! :o At the rate she was going, a loss before the final seems shocking! Maybe she was tired from winning all of the time.

Not sure where she's playing next.

Tennis Fool
May 13th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Tereza got a WC into the main draw of the 100K Prague. Plays #4 Timea Babos first round.

paulmara
May 15th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Lost to Timea Babos(n.66) 6:7 5:7.

Tennis Fool
May 16th, 2012, 01:58 AM
Well, not by much. Good try, tho.

paulmara
May 16th, 2012, 08:34 AM
$100,000 Sparta Prague Open

http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2012/foto-utery-15-5-2012/smitkova.jpg

http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2012/foto-utery-15-5-2012/smitkova_1.jpg

Tennis Fool
Jun 1st, 2012, 01:10 PM
25K Zlin claycourt. Gets a WC into the main draw.

Tennis Fool
Jun 5th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Plays #6 Sarah Gronert opening round.

Tennis Fool
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Upset Sarah in three tough sets, 63 26 75! Now faces Teliana Pereira.

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Upsetting Sarah took out all of the steam from Tereza. Fell easily to Teliana, 2 & 1.

Tennis Fool
Jul 16th, 2012, 08:20 PM
25K Darmstadt qualies. Tereza made the main draw as the #3 seed, after defeating Vojislava Lukic, 3 & 4. Faces WC Anna Zaja opening round.

Tennis Fool
Jul 19th, 2012, 05:27 AM
Upset by Anna in three, 26 76(5) 46. :(

Tennis Fool
Aug 24th, 2012, 09:44 PM
25K Prague. Teresa, entered as a WC, reached the semis after getting revenge on qualifier Anna Zaja, who defeated her Darmstadt, 61 16 63. She now faces qualifier Katarzyna Kawa. Katarzyna leads the h2h, 1-0.

Tennis Fool
Aug 26th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Tereza falls again to Katarzyna, 75 36 46. However, still a good effort this week :)

Matej
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Well, Kawa eventually won the whole tournament in Prague, beating Voracova 6-4, 6-1 in the final ... so it´s pretty good that Tereza played a very close match with Kawa.

She could have won that match, but roughly in the middle of the second set, Kawa found a reliable winning strategy against Smitkova: to play high, looping topspin balls to Tereza´s backhand. Not only Smitkova proved to be unable to cope with these "moonballs" properly, but she was getting visibly frustrated and annoyed as well.

As for the third set, Tereza played very well in her return games (she broke Kawa three times) but unfortunately, she had quite a low percentage of first serves in and as a result she had great difficulties to hold her serve; almost all Kawa´s returns of Tereza´s second serves were high looping balls to Tereza´s backhand. ;) Tereza desperately needed good first serves in order to be able dictate the rallies in her service games.

****

And by the way, Tereza won the doubles title in Prague (with Jesika Maleckova), beating Anastasia Pivovarova / Arina Rodionova 6-1, 6-4 in the final: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100027212

Tennis Fool
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Well, Kawa eventually won the whole tournament in Prague, beating Voracova 6-4, 6-1 in the final ... so it´s pretty good that Tereza played a very close match with Kawa.

She could have won that match, but roughly in the middle of the second set, Kawa found a reliable winning strategy against Smitkova: to play high, looping topspin balls to Tereza´s backhand. Not only Smitkova proved to be unable to cope with these "moonballs" properly, but she was getting visibly frustrated and annoyed as well.

As for the third set, Tereza played very well in her return games (she broke Kawa three times) but unfortunately, she had quite a low percentage of first serves in and as a result she had great difficulties to hold her serve; almost all Kawa´s returns of Tereza´s second serves were high looping balls to Tereza´s backhand. ;) Tereza desperately needed good first serves in order to be able dictate the rallies in her service games.

****

And by the way, Tereza won the doubles title in Prague (with Jesika Maleckova), beating Anastasia Pivovarova / Arina Rodionova 6-1, 6-4 in the final: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100027212
You were there! Thanks for the report!

Kawa must be something to come out of qualies to win a 25K. Never heard of her, but if she's a moonballer :help:

Matej
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Plus a few new Tereza´s photos from this tournament:
http://www.protenis.cz/fotogalerie/image.php?pixid=38671
http://www.protenis.cz/fotogalerie/image.php?pixid=38672
http://www.protenis.cz/fotogalerie/image.php?pixid=38673
http://www.protenis.cz/fotogalerie/image.php?pixid=38674

Matej
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:37 PM
You were there! Thanks for the report!

Kawa must be something to come out of qualies to win a 25K. Never heard of her, but if she's a moonballer :help:

Well, Kawa can play pretty good dropshots and DTL backhand winners as well. :) Her game plan was to play a few high topspin balls to Tereza´s backhand in a row and then - when she finally got a shorter / weaker reply from Tereza - to go for a DTL backhand winner or an unexpected dropshot.

And it was a pretty clever strategy, since it worked very well for her. :sad:

Tennis Fool
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Tereza playing Luxembourg qualies. First WTA-level event, I think!

(3)Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) v Madison Brengle (USA)
Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Marina Melnikova (RUS)
Mallory Burdette (USA) v Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
(wc)Tori Kinard (USA) v (6)Tatjana Malek (GER)

Tennis Fool
Oct 13th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Wow, upset Mallory in three, 75 36 63! :eek:

Everyone's talking in GM about how they'd never heard of her--come on, this cheering thread has been here all year :D

Tatjana next.

Tennis Fool
Oct 14th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Fell to Tadde, 3 & 4. Still, making strides in the right direction. :)

Tennis Fool
Oct 29th, 2012, 12:45 AM
25K Istanbul qualies.

Tereza, seeded #1, qualified into the main draw after defeating WC Define Ozerden, 2 & 0. Tereza, who by the way turned 18 on the 10th, faces #4 Ines Ferrer-Suarez in the opening round.

Tennis Fool
Nov 1st, 2012, 11:43 PM
Tereza reaches the semis, after upsetting #7 Ana Vrljic, 3 & 1!

Now faces #2 Cagla Buyukakcay for a spot in the final. :D

Tennis Fool
Nov 3rd, 2012, 01:30 AM
Fell to Cagla, 57 57. Still a great try.

Tennis Fool
Nov 12th, 2012, 11:49 PM
25K Zawada qualies.

Seeded #3, and made the main draw after defeating WC Natalia Kolat, 2 & 4.

Faces #8 Sandra Zahlavova in the main draw.

paulmara
Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:24 PM
http://www.tkagrofert.cz/galerie/novinky/max_1352203825.jpg

Tennis Fool
Nov 25th, 2012, 12:46 AM
Tereza reached the semis of the 15K Vendryne after defeating qualifier Eva Rutarova, 2 & 2.

She then had a rematch with Sandra Zahlavova, this time taking her to three sets, but it was not quite enough, losing 63 26 46.

I think this might be the last match of the calendar year.

Tennis Fool
Jan 8th, 2013, 11:39 PM
Tereza looks to be starting her season by defending her title at Stuttgart-Stammheim.

Tennis Fool
Jan 14th, 2013, 10:42 PM
She is the #4 seed and draws WC Tamara Korpatsch opening round.

Tennis Fool
Jan 16th, 2013, 02:03 AM
Won her opening match, 64 63. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 03:07 AM
Plays another WC, Verena Schmid, next.

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 10:59 PM
Won that in two tough sets, 63 75. :)

Countrywoman Martina Borecka next. Their h2h is split, with Tereza winning the last match in three. This is the first meeting on h/c.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 10:43 PM
Won that routinely, 4 & 2.

Now faces qualifying Julia Kimmelman in the SF. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Not expecting this upset-- lost to Julia 4 & 1!

Wonder if she can get a SE in the the Andrezieux main draw?

Losing Streak
Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:11 AM
She will play 75K Eilat qualies this week-end, by the looks. :)

Losing Streak
Jan 25th, 2013, 07:15 PM
75K Eilat Q1 vs Saray Sterenbach :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jan 27th, 2013, 02:01 PM
Q1 d. Sterenbach 6-4 6-1 :)
Q2 d. (6)Tinjic 6-1 6-4 :eek: :worship:

Final Q round easier than exepected, against Artamonova who defeated (2)Domachowska in Q2. :)

Losing Streak
Jan 28th, 2013, 10:40 AM
She qualified! Rolled over Artamonova 3 & 1. :worship:

Tennis Fool
Jan 28th, 2013, 08:56 PM
Almost NID that she'd qualify. Faces Maryna Zanevska first round. Tereza has a 1-0 lead over her (defeated her for the title at Stuttgart-Stammheim last year).

Losing Streak
Jan 29th, 2013, 05:09 AM
Maryna has much improved though, will be a touch match! :)

Losing Streak
Jan 29th, 2013, 01:47 PM
Defeated Zanevska 6-3 7-6(1). :eek: That's a good win! :worship:

Tennis Fool
Jan 29th, 2013, 11:17 PM
MLDB next, will be tough!

Losing Streak
Jan 30th, 2013, 11:02 AM
Defeated Michelle 4 & 3! :eek: :bowdown: She's on fire! :eek:

Tennis Fool
Jan 31st, 2013, 04:50 AM
A bit shocking, really :eek:

Next Czech sensation? With that win, breaks Top 300!

Losing Streak
Jan 31st, 2013, 05:58 AM
:cheer:

In QF, she will face another qualifier, Ilona Kremen, I'm cheering for Ilona but really think Tereza will roll over her, as Ilona had a draining match yesterday and Tereza is in top form! :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jan 31st, 2013, 12:14 PM
Lost to Ilona 3-6 6-1 1-6 :hug: Really believed Ilona would grab 5-6 games at max :eek: Still a great week! :yeah:

Losing Streak
Feb 19th, 2013, 04:08 PM
25K Moscow

R1 vs. (Q)Olga Doroshina

Losing Streak
Feb 20th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Beat Doroshina 4 & 3 ;)

Losing Streak
Mar 9th, 2013, 11:34 AM
Playing 15K Bath next week :cool:

Losing Streak
Mar 13th, 2013, 01:52 PM
R1 vs. (8)Marta Domachowska. :bounce: She sure can win it! :cheer:

juki
Mar 14th, 2013, 02:03 AM
Tereza beat Domachowska 7-5 6-4 :cheer:
Marta served for the first set and lost 9 straight points :oh:
Next is Tinjic who she beat in Eliat recently.

Losing Streak
Mar 14th, 2013, 04:33 PM
:oh: :yeah:

Losing Streak
Mar 15th, 2013, 02:16 PM
She slayed (3)Carina Witthoeft 4 & 3 :woohoo: :yeah: SF! :bounce:

juki
Mar 15th, 2013, 06:34 PM
:dance:

11 aces in her match today, really proving to be a fast court specialist. Hopefully she can get her ranking up enough to play Wimbledon qualifying. Her game should be perfect for grass, and according to her ITF profile she already considers it a favorite surface. :)

Tennis Fool
Mar 15th, 2013, 10:28 PM
Tereza beat Domachowska 7-5 6-4 :cheer:
Marta served for the first set and lost 9 straight points :oh:


:oh:
:dance:

11 aces in her match today, really proving to be a fast court specialist. Hopefully she can get her ranking up enough to play Wimbledon qualifying. Her game should be perfect for grass, and according to her ITF profile she already considers it a favorite surface. :)
Thanks for the rundown. How good do you think she is?

So far, she's upset every player she's met, including two seeds.

Losing Streak
Mar 16th, 2013, 05:28 PM
She lost 5-7 6-1 4-6 to (JE)An-Sophie Mestach in the semis :hug: Oh well, it was still a great week and An-Sophie is a very promising player too, and it was more experience for Tereza :bounce: :)

juki
Mar 16th, 2013, 05:58 PM
:oh:

Thanks for the rundown. How good do you think she is?

So far, she's upset every player she's met, including two seeds.

It's probably too early to tell how good she'll be, but she does have an upside. Right now she's competing well against and beating players in the 100-150 ranking range, so certainly that's where she can be in the short term :)

Tennis Fool
Mar 16th, 2013, 09:10 PM
She lost 5-7 6-1 4-6 to (JE)An-Sophie Mestach in the semis :hug: Oh well, it was still a great week and An-Sophie is a very promising player too, and it was more experience for Tereza :bounce: :)


That seemed to be quite a match! ASM is a former junior #1, so yeah, carrying the torch for the Belgians into the next generation :lol:

It's probably too early to tell how good she'll be, but she does have an upside. Right now she's competing well against and beating players in the 100-150 ranking range, so certainly that's where she can be in the short term :)

Thanks for your thoughts :D

Losing Streak
Mar 18th, 2013, 12:15 AM
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/1/18/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8225.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/f/f7/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8607.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/3/38/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8608.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/b/be/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8593.jpg

Losing Streak
Mar 25th, 2013, 02:02 AM
She's the top seed in 25K Tallinn qualies, double bagelled (WC)Elisa Mai Koonik in Q1 :lol: Q2 vs. Jelena Ostapenko :) :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Mar 25th, 2013, 10:27 PM
... And double-breadsticked Jelena to make the main draw.

Meets Domachowska again :spit:

Losing Streak
Mar 26th, 2013, 05:49 PM
:oh:

Losing Streak
Mar 27th, 2013, 01:41 AM
Lost 4-6 6-7(4) :sad: :tears:

Tennis Fool
Mar 27th, 2013, 03:18 AM
Wow, wasn't expecting that. :o I guess Marta was doubly prepared.

Losing Streak
Mar 27th, 2013, 11:13 PM
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/f/fb/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8230.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/3/35/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8224.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/0/04/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8223.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/2/2d/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8222.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/a/a0/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8221.jpg

http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/c/c7/Tereza_SMITKOVA_8216.jpg

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2013, 05:38 AM
Tereza's in the q-draw of Katowice. Here's her section:

(3)Shahar Peer v Aravane Rezai
Renata Voracova v Paula Kania
Veronika Kapshay v Anna Schmiedlova
Tereza Smitkova v (8)Chiara Scholl

This actually is a great first round, as ChiChi is on a 10-match losing streak :eek:

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2013, 10:40 AM
On now. Took the first set, 61.

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2013, 11:12 AM
Tougher second set. Tereza served for the set at *5-4, but was broken for the first time in the match.

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2013, 11:18 AM
*6-5. Has another chance to serve for the match.

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2013, 11:22 AM
Gsm, 61 75!

She now meets former junior rival, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. She's 1-4 against AKS, so she'll have to bring something big to beat her.

Kəv.
Apr 7th, 2013, 06:47 AM
:yeah: GL Terezq

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Tennis Fool
Apr 7th, 2013, 09:24 PM
Fell to AKS 4 & 2. Still hasn't figured her out.

Losing Streak
Apr 8th, 2013, 10:18 AM
:awww: :hug:

Losing Streak
Apr 15th, 2013, 04:29 PM
25K Namangan

R1 vs. (Q)Polina Vinogradova

Interesting match... She should win this, but Polina can be tricky too. :)

Losing Streak
Apr 16th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Well, she lost it, quite badly. 0-6 7-6(5) 4-6 :shrug:

Tennis Fool
May 13th, 2013, 01:02 AM
Has a WC into the MD of the 100K Prague.

Gets #5 Johanna Larsson first round.

Tennis Fool
May 14th, 2013, 05:57 PM
Upset JoLa 2 & 4 :eek:

Now faces Maria Sanchez!

Tennis Fool
May 16th, 2013, 10:46 PM
Tereza'z run came to an end after being edged by Maria, 46 63 64. Still, she'll take those 18 rankings points!

paulmara
May 17th, 2013, 08:34 AM
http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2013/foto-utery-14-5-2013/smitkova_(2).jpg

http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2013/foto-utery-14-5-2013/smitkova_(3).jpg

http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2013/foto-utery-14-5-2013/smitkova.jpg

http://www.spartapragueopen.cz/res/pic/2013/foto-ctvrtek-16-5-2013/smitkova.jpg

Tennis Fool
Jun 1st, 2013, 11:40 PM
25K Maribor.

Tereza made her third SF of the year, after upsetting Danka Kovinic, 4 & 3. She then fell to 15 y.o. qualifier, the #1 junior, Ana Konjuh, 57 26. Nothing you can do about that, I guess!

Tennis Fool
Jun 8th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Nuremberg qualies. Tereza's section:

(4)Anna-Lena Friedsam v Dia Evtimova
Katarzyna Piter v Tereza Smitkova
Carina Witthoeft v Justine Ozga
Lara Michel v (7)Olga Savchuk

It's the toughest section, but Tereza has a good chance against Kat, who she's 1-0 against. This is their first meeting on clay.

paulmara
Jun 8th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Thanks to Rick ( http://www.tennisgrandstand.com/)

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w67/Rix643/WTAWorld/NVC2013/Smit_q1_004m.jpg

Tennis Fool
Jun 8th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Tereza defeated Kat, 1 & 4! Now faces Friedsam!

Tennis Fool
Jun 9th, 2013, 10:55 PM
Upset Anna-Lena, 76(4) 64 :eek: :yeah:

Now faces Lara Michel for a spot in the main draw! Tereza should do it!

paulmara
Jun 10th, 2013, 06:20 PM
for the first time main draw

Tennis Fool
Jun 11th, 2013, 01:44 AM
Defeated Lara, 4 & 2, now faces Julia Cohen. Interesting match-up.

Tennis Fool
Jun 12th, 2013, 03:37 AM
Fell to Julia, 26 67(9). :hug:

paulmara
Jul 2nd, 2013, 07:05 PM
thanks to Jimmie48

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9068702781_4f1b68a394.jpg (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9068702781_c70aea445f_o.jpg)

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Tennis Fool
Jul 13th, 2013, 01:45 AM
Bad Gastein qualies. Her section:

(3)Olaru v Jurikova
Palmigiano v A.Bogdan
Toljan v BYE
E.Bogdan v (5)Smitkova

Virtual BYE in her first match. May have a fight with Olaru to qualify!

*O.R*
Jul 13th, 2013, 04:09 PM
She lost to Elena, 6-1 6-1 :sad:

Tennis Fool
Jul 13th, 2013, 10:18 PM
Really bad loss, and 5th loss in a row! :o

Wonder if she's carrying a injury? Hope she works out whatever's going on soon! Thought she'd make it to the qualies of the USO, but it's looking more doubtful. :sad:

paulmara
Oct 14th, 2013, 11:22 AM
Luxembourg Open Q

Putintseva Y. Q-1K 6-3, 6-3
Papamichail D Q-OF 7-5, 6-2
Van Uytvanck Q-ČF 6-4, 6-3

elba
Oct 14th, 2013, 01:54 PM
http://www.bglbnpparibas-open.lu/gallery/sunday1/photos/01%20SMITKOVA.jpg

from www.bglbnpparibas-open.lu/

elba
Oct 14th, 2013, 01:55 PM
http://www.bglbnpparibas-open.lu/gallery/sunday1/photos/02%20SMITKOVA.jpg

from: www.bglbnpparibas-open.lu

paulmara
Oct 16th, 2013, 11:19 AM
First WTA win Smitkova def. Mladenovic 75 61 (15 aces)

paulmara
Oct 16th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Thanks to Rick (http://www.tennisviewmag.com/ )

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268835.0/900/p/Smit_r32_001m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268835.0/org/p/Smit_r32_001m.jpg)

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268836.0/900/p/Smit_r32_004m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268836.0/org/p/Smit_r32_004m.jpg)

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268838.0/900/p/Smit_r32_021m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/N1wMcYEjTEY1yD/6268838.0/org/p/Smit_r32_021m.jpg)

paulmara
Oct 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Thanks to Jimmie48 (http://www.womenstennisblog.com/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5521/10314497553_d87840ac27_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/10314336275_074759a68a_b.jpg

Tennis Fool
Oct 17th, 2013, 01:30 AM
:eek: Tereza! Where did this form come from! Already at a projected career high ranking of #231!

GL to her against Sabine!

paulmara
Oct 18th, 2013, 07:58 AM
Thanks to Rick (http://www.tennisviewmag.com/ )

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287499.0/900/p/Smit_r16_003m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287499.0/org/p/Smit_r16_003m.jpg)

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287501.0/900/p/Smit_r16_004m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287501.0/org/p/Smit_r16_004m.jpg)

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287502.0/900/p/Smit_r16_019m.jpg (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/DTgENzOMi1QNh5/6287502.0/org/p/Smit_r16_019m.jpg)

Thanks to Jimmie48 (http://www.womenstennisblog.com/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/10331747906_fd4465d0e0_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10335192914_5d2ea3e03c_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/10335194614_93bf5cf5a9_b.jpg

Tennis Fool
Oct 20th, 2013, 03:47 AM
^ She looks a bit like Dementieva in the last two pics.

Tennis Fool
Oct 20th, 2013, 03:49 AM
Overpowered by Lisicki in the 2nd round, 4 & 0. Still a great week for her!

paulmara
Nov 8th, 2013, 06:19 PM
50K Istanbul (Hard - Indoor) QF beat Sirotkina 6:3 6:2
She won 91% of first serve points

Tennis Fool
Nov 9th, 2013, 11:51 PM
50K Istanbul-Kemer SF:

Ksenia Pervak (RUS) d. (Q)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 64 64

Fell to Ksenia in the second consecutive week. Still a great run here!

paulmara
Nov 14th, 2013, 04:43 PM
25K Zawada

Tereza SMITKOVA (CZE) [4] 6-4 6-3 Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR)
Tereza SMITKOVA (CZE) [4] 6-1 7-5 Corinna DENTONI (ITA)

paulmara
Nov 15th, 2013, 09:13 AM
http://hart-tenis.pl/wp-content/gallery/hart-open-2013/upload_20131113_DSC_0604.jpg

http://hart-tenis.pl/wp-content/gallery/hart-open-2013/upload_20131113_DSC_0658.jpg

http://hart-tenis.pl/wp-content/gallery/hart-open-2013/upload_20131113_DSC_0673.jpg

paulmara
Nov 15th, 2013, 12:09 PM
(Q)Nina Zander (GER) d. (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 76(6) 41 Ret.

paulmara
Nov 15th, 2013, 06:37 PM
Thanks to Nathii ( http://www.tenislove.pl/)

http://www.tenislove.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tereza-smitkova-zawada-2013.jpg

Eldest
Nov 19th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Tereza is playing 75k Sharm El Sheihk this week.

paulmara
Nov 20th, 2013, 11:27 AM
Smity got LL

Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. (LL)Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO) 63 36 62

288+16 = 200 level

Eldest
Nov 20th, 2013, 12:51 PM
Masa can be a tricky opponent. Good win here for Tereza.

paulmara
Nov 21st, 2013, 04:49 PM
(wc)Yuliya Kalabina (RUS) d. Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 63 21 Ret.

I did a little research. She is introvert and something happened with her father.

Tennis Fool
Dec 5th, 2013, 07:08 PM
Tereza is currently #211-- on the borderline of AO qualies. Hope she makes it!

paulmara
Dec 17th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Thanks to Protenis ( http://www.protenis.cz/)

http://www.protenis.cz/galerie/data/media/333/DSC_2546_.jpg

http://g.denik.cz/59/50/tenis-extraliga-20131_denik-1024.jpg

Tennis Fool
Dec 21st, 2013, 11:37 PM
Tereza is currently two out of AO qualies.

Tennis Fool
Dec 24th, 2013, 07:14 PM
... and Tereza's in!

Tennis Fool
Jan 9th, 2014, 01:52 AM
Tereza began her year at the AOQ, her first-ever Slam event. Unfortunately she drew a resurgent Madison Brengle in the first round. She lost, 57 26. :hug:

No points to defend this week, however. :)

Losing Streak
Jan 9th, 2014, 10:08 AM
:hug:

Eldest
Jan 9th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Oh no :sad:

*O.R*
Jan 9th, 2014, 01:06 PM
She was up a break in the first set. :sad: She's a really talented shotmaker...shame to see her losing.

Eldest
Jan 15th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Next tournament?

Tennis Fool
Jan 21st, 2014, 09:32 PM
She's playing the 25K Sunderland indoor this week :)

paulmara
Jan 23rd, 2014, 04:57 PM
Tereza SMITKOVA (CZE) 2-6 6-4 6-3 Stephanie VOGT (LIE) [3]
Tereza SMITKOVA (CZE) 7-5 7-5 Ana Vrljic (CRO)

Eldest
Jan 23rd, 2014, 05:05 PM
Two good wins in a row :)

paulmara
Apr 16th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Smithy is playing 25K in Uzbekistan

Tennis Fool
Apr 19th, 2014, 06:21 PM
CONGRATS to Tereza on winning the 25K Karshi-- her first title since 2012, and her biggest title to date!

This was her road:

Rd1 (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. (Q)Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 62 75
Rd2 (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. Sabina Sharipova (UZB) 63 62
QF (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. (7)Tara Moore (GBR) 61 63
SF (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. Ana Bogdan (ROU) 61 46 61
F (4)Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. (6)Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) 63 46 76(4)

I believe this win will push her into the Top 200 for the first time!

Tennis Fool
May 21st, 2014, 12:46 AM
RG. Q draw:

(5)Danka Kovinic v (wc)Stephanie Foretz Gacon
Erika Sema v Ana Konjuh
Anabel Medina Garrigues v (wc)Jade Suvrijn
Tereza Smitkova v (17)Victoria Duval

First, CONGRATS to Tereza for appearing at her first-ever Roland Garros! She has an intriguing first-round qualy matchup against Victoria Duval. Tereza has a clay title, but neither she nor Victoria favor the surface. Who will prevail?

Tennis Fool
May 21st, 2014, 12:46 AM
BTW, she has an official WTA photo now:

http://www.wtatennis.com/namedImage/12781/player_318487.jpg (http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/18116)

Losing Streak
May 21st, 2014, 01:04 PM
Won 6-3 7-6(4) :)

Tennis Fool
May 22nd, 2014, 03:13 AM
Tereza :woohoo:

Now meets former Top 20 player, Medina Garrigues. Have no idea what to expect here!

Losing Streak
May 22nd, 2014, 05:35 PM
Well Medina lost a set yesterday against a French nobody. And today she lost! :dance: ;) Tereza won 7-5 6-1! :D

Tennis Fool
May 23rd, 2014, 12:35 AM
Tereza, overachieving here :yeah:

Now, has her hardest task-- Kovinic. She's 1-all against Danka, but Danka won their last meeting earlier this year. Danka also won a claycourt title coming into this FOQ.

Losing Streak
May 23rd, 2014, 02:18 PM
Fell to Kovinic, 0-6 6-4 1-6 :hug:

Tennis Fool
May 24th, 2014, 03:49 AM
From what I understand, Tereza was down 60 41 before giving a battle to take the second set! Tereza really gave a 110% effort in this tournament!

Tennis Fool
May 28th, 2014, 01:56 AM
Tereza provisionally gained 14 points with this effort, and will be at a new career high of #167.

Tennis Fool
Jun 17th, 2014, 12:30 AM
This is Tereza's first appearance at Wimbledon!

(2)Pauline Parmentier v Madison Brengle
Aliaksandra Sasnovich v Ksenia Pervak
Sofia Shapatava v Tereza Smitkova

Tereza had a horrible grass court season, but Sofia didn't attempt to play on grass. Still Sofia qualified for the FO, so we'll see how this match goes for Tereza.

Losing Streak
Jun 17th, 2014, 07:25 PM
Tereza won 6-3 7-6(5)! :yeah:

And both seeds Parmentier & Arvidsson are out in Q1. So for Tereza it's a golden opportunity in Q2, against (WC)Gabriella Taylor. Pojd! :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Jun 18th, 2014, 02:07 AM
Tereza's doing so well at these slams! :D No way she does a Sofia against unranked Gabriella, right? :unsure:

Losing Streak
Jun 18th, 2014, 12:50 PM
She didn't! :lol: Won 3 & 4. :)

Tennis Fool
Jun 18th, 2014, 11:57 PM
Now meets Madison Brengle.

Madison can play on grass, even though she didn't have a good warm-up to the qualies. Also Tereza lost to Madison in qualifying at the Australian Open. Tereza will want revenge, but Madison seems to be riding an American surge that happening right now in qualies. It will be tough :unsure:

Losing Streak
Jun 19th, 2014, 11:50 AM
Won 6-3 3-6 6-1! :woohoo: :worship: So happy for her, 1st Slam MD! :rocker2: :banana: And she really earned it! :)

Tennis Fool
Jun 19th, 2014, 11:27 PM
Tereza :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

GL to her in the main draw!

Picard
Jun 20th, 2014, 09:50 AM
I watched this match yesterday. I really like her service action - long, loose, whole body being used - she generates a lot of ball speed. She was hitting really well off the ground, in good balance and hitting off her front foot - puts those long levers to good use. I think she was struggling a bit with hayfever though as she was blowing her nose every 5 minutes!

Tereza Smitkova (Serving) - Wimbledon Qualifying 3R - 19.06.14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkEg7ixZdU8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Seyhrmrlc

Tennis Fool
Jun 20th, 2014, 08:55 PM
^ Thanks for the report :D

Tennis Fool
Jun 20th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Wimbledon main draw section:

Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [27]

Well, this is a tough draw. First, she has to get by Su-Wei who is a good grasscourt player. Not impossible, however. One win after qualifying would be great!

Losing Streak
Jun 20th, 2014, 09:51 PM
Pojd! I think she can beat Hsieh. :oh:

Losing Streak
Jun 21st, 2014, 08:25 AM
https://scontent-b-vie.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10415729_10152490257853421_8241111136734935147_n.j pg

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Losing Streak
Jun 23rd, 2014, 09:24 PM
Guess what? She won! :D 3 & 3! :dance: Congrats Terka, that's just great! :hi5:

Tennis Fool
Jun 23rd, 2014, 11:25 PM
Tereza :yeah: Provisionally into the Top 150 with this win.

Coco up next. Coco must be a bit tired, having won her first tournament and going three sets against Garbine...

paulmara
Jun 24th, 2014, 11:42 AM
interview with Smithy : buying a car

http://sport.idnes.cz/tereza-smitkova-0j9-/tenis.aspx?c=A140624_161431_tenis_ald#utm_source=s ph.idnes&utm_medium=richtext&utm_content=top6
http://www.rozhlas.cz/zpravy/tenis/_zprava/tereza-smitkova-se-bala-vyprasku-prvni-zapas-ve-wimbledonu-ale-zvadla--1366316

paulmara
Jun 25th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Smithy wanted a Skoda, now she can buy a BMW, she beat Coco 6-3 7-6

Losing Streak
Jun 25th, 2014, 09:32 PM
Terka! :yippee: Congrats, and thank you for taking out the trash. :drool:

Jovanovski in R3 next. Bojana took out Vika in 3 sets today, playing really great tennis and proving very ressourceful. Terka will have nothing to lose. Hoping for a good match! :)

Tennis Fool
Jun 25th, 2014, 10:49 PM
Tereza :yeah: Overachieving on the big stages! :lol:

Terka! :yippee: Congrats, and thank you for taking out the trash. :drool:
I heard she barely shook Tereza's hand; and didn't shake the ump's hand :oh:

GL against BoJo!

Losing Streak
Jun 26th, 2014, 09:45 PM
I heard she barely shook Tereza's hand; and didn't shake the ump's hand :oh:

That CowCow is such an obnoxious brat, she's unbearable. :o Hopefully her fluke current success will end soon and she will fade out of Top 100 again, where she belongs. :lol:



http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tereza+Smitkova+Wimbledon+Day+3+oclJgjoDjudl.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tereza+Smitkova+Wimbledon+Day+3+DbdVOUgdgBDl.jpg

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tereza+Smitkova+Wimbledon+Day+3+scm9SJfz6Myl.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tereza+Smitkova+Wimbledon+Day+3+lCxlPx8AZV0l.jpg

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 03:19 PM
4-6 7-6(5) against Jovanovski. :cheer:

In set 2, she served for the set at *5-4, but was broken to 15 by Bojana. Then, in TB, it was from 4-0* up to 4-3* to *6-3 to 6-5* to 7-5. :sobbing: How stressful!

Pojd Terka, she's playing well! :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 03:52 PM
She eventually breaks in set 3 on BP7 :sobbing: *4-2 :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 03:56 PM
Broken right back just like when she broke in set 2 too. :smash: :( 4-3*

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:05 PM
5-4* :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:08 PM
30-30 - 2 pts away

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:10 PM
5 all :scared:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:13 PM
Broken again at the worst moment ever :hysteric: 5-6* :sad:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:16 PM
3 BPs!!!

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Missed them 3 :sobbing:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Bp 4!

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Breeeaak 6-6 :sobbing:

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:27 PM
That Jovanoski has got the most ridiculous grunt I have ever heard...

DAAAAHJAAAA!
NYAAAAHJAAAA!
DAAAAHJAAAA!

Every point. That's so distracting for an opponent.

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Oh dear, the tears are flowing from Smitkova....

She seems to compose herself quickly though from what I saw of her last match.

Meelis
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Poor girl :awww:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:29 PM
Broken on a lucky Jovanovski netcord :hysteric: 6-7*

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:32 PM
That fucking ball was OUT.

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Blows 3 BPs, saves a MP. :sobbing:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Breaks on BP4 :woohoo: 7 all :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:38 PM
8-7* :cheer:

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Really strong couple of games by Smitkova. I like how fluid she is hitting the ball. Good long strokes, body behind the ball, most of the time in good balance, hitting off the front foot etc. Looks effortless.

Jovanovski doesn't deserve to win because of that weird yelling!

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:42 PM
2 MPs!!!

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:43 PM
Missed :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Mp3!

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Smitkova just looking a fraction tight on key points....battle of nerves now between these two...

Cracking BH DTL by Smitkova....followed by a silly attempted drop shot...

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Missed too :sobbing:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:47 PM
They're killing me :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:48 PM
8 all

paulmara
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:49 PM
Mp3!

one of them was sitter

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:50 PM
My money's on Smitkova. Simply the better ball striker.

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:54 PM
2 more MPs!!!!!!

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:55 PM
Terrific win :)

Thoroughly deserved. Haven't watched her (or even heard of her) before but I've now seen three matches in succession involving her. Given how relatively poorly she played in the two Nottingham grass court events, this is a terrific turnaround. Well done. She's striking the ball very well.

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:56 PM
:woohoo: 4-6 7-6(5) 10-8 :sobbing: on MP5! So fucking happy for her! :inlove: Congrats Smithy! :yippee:

Eldest
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:57 PM
My new fave. :inlove: Lovely girl and phenomenal talent. Keep winning please.

paulmara
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:57 PM
So fucking happy for her! :inlove: Congrats Smithy! :yippee:

new Porsche

Meelis
Jun 27th, 2014, 04:59 PM
Top 100 too.

Eldest
Jun 27th, 2014, 05:00 PM
You know she is someone special if even Meelis cheers for her. :oh:
Next is Safarova. I keep my fingers crossed.

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 05:02 PM
Glad she earned some new fans! :cheer: She deserves them. :D

nimble kitty
Jun 27th, 2014, 05:06 PM
Definitely earned a new fan in me today after I fell in love with her game.:drool: Always felt as though the match was on her racket. She wears her heart on her sleeve, bless her. :hug:

Picard
Jun 27th, 2014, 05:10 PM
That's a guaranteed £100k in prize money.....and double that if she can reach the QFs.

Not bad work if you can get it :)

Lufa
Jun 27th, 2014, 06:27 PM
Great fight and great result.
Congrats!
I even switched from Kvitty/Venus to watch her blow matchpoints and to finally win.
She cried few times because she is a often very nervous as she said in interview, but also looks like very nice girl.

Tennis Fool
Jun 27th, 2014, 07:32 PM
new Porsche

:lol: She's upgraded three times now! :rolls:
Glad she earned some new fans! :cheer: She deserves them. :D

And new haters :oh: That's really when you know a player's arrived!

nimble kitty
Jun 27th, 2014, 07:37 PM
It's funny to think she lost to Freya Christie a few weeks ago and is now in the 4th round of Wimby. :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jun 27th, 2014, 07:39 PM
It's funny to think she lost to Freya Christie a few weeks ago and is now in the 4th round of Wimby. :lol:
Yeah, this was her weakest surface by far... until it wasn't :eek:

JustPetko
Jun 27th, 2014, 09:48 PM
She owned me with her game and her emotions showed on court. From crying to laughing, from laughing to being angry, from being angry to being focused. And all of that in 30-40 seconds? :spit:

And new haters :oh: That's really when you know a player's arrived!

No haters, but pressed Bojana's fans.

Eldest
Jun 27th, 2014, 10:30 PM
For once I agree with JustPetko. :lol:
Safarova can destruct herself, or at least offer Tereza some chances. Just good luck, Queen. :inlove:

Losing Streak
Jun 27th, 2014, 10:55 PM
It's gonna be a really exciting match against Lucie, hoping for great ballstriking and a good showing! :hearts: :cheer:

elba
Jun 28th, 2014, 08:13 AM
Starting position 239 to 31.12.2013 and now TOP 100 and if she win Wimbledon TOP20. :)

Tennis Fool
Jun 29th, 2014, 05:18 PM
Ha, I love this!

50K Versmold withdrawals
Tereza Smitkova LWM 26 Jun 2014

Picard
Jun 30th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Ha, I love this!

50K Versmold withdrawals
Tereza Smitkova LWM 26 Jun 2014

:)

Going to be a tough and awkward match up against Safarova though. Lefty as well.

Match starts in 1 hour!

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Bagelled in set 1 of R4 by Lucie. :sobbing: Lucie playing really well, Tereza too nervous. :( But a bagel is cruel. :sad:

Hopefully, she'll play more freely in set 2 and feel like she has nothing to lose after the bagel.

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:06 AM
She won her 1st game! :woohoo: :lol:

1-0* in set 2. :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:12 AM
She's slowly starting to play her game again. :D 2-1* :cheer:

Picard
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Safarova just kills anything which lands short or midcourt.

Irrespective of the result, its been a great performance thus far by Smitkova. 1st Grand Slam, 4th round etc.

Tears coming again from Smitkova at the moment. Don't think she's played too bad in the 2nd set but everything landing slightly long or wide and not quite working...Safarova simply played very well today.

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Broken. :tears: 2-3* Not enough 1st serves in, and Lucie returning unusually well. :(

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Broken again, 2-5*. :sad: :hug:

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:30 AM
0 & 2. :hug: No chances today against this Lucie, way too strong. Still disappointing she couldn't express her game at all mainly because of her nerves, but it's understandable, first time at such an important stage of a prestigious tournament, she's learning. :hug: She looked so upset with herself. :awww: :hug:

Congrats on this amazing run Terka! :cheer: :yeah:

Eldest
Jun 30th, 2014, 03:33 PM
:hug: She was very nervous today. Next time she will get her revenge, hopefully.

Picard
Jun 30th, 2014, 09:37 PM
0 & 2. :hug: No chances today against this Lucie, way too strong. Still disappointing she couldn't express her game at all mainly because of her nerves, but it's understandable, first time at such an important stage of a prestigious tournament, she's learning. :hug: She looked so upset with herself. :awww: :hug:

I think the experience will put her in good stead and give her belief that reach majors in the future. Based on what I've seen of her in qualifying and MD R1-4, I still think Safarova would have won even if Smitkova had been playing better. I like Smitkova's serve and how well she can hit ground strokes when she's in balance but I think her movement could be better. Safarova, in comparison seemed the more dogged and tough(er) competitor, and used the whole court very well today. There are some useful learning points here for Smitkova. At 19 years old, there's a ton of potential upside :-)

Picard
Jun 30th, 2014, 09:44 PM
From the Wimbledon site:

by Michael Beattie
Monday 30 June 2014

After two weeks, seven matches, and another teary-eyed finale, Tereza Smitkova’s Wimbledon odyssey is over.

The 19-year-old qualifier finally met her match against fellow Czech Lucie Safarova, who marches on to the quarter-finals of The Championships for the first time, after a clinical 6-0 6-2 win.

Unlike Bojana Jovanovski, beaten by Smitkova in three tight sets after ousting Victoria Azarenka, Safarova managed to carry the momentum of her own surprise win into a match she was widely expected to run away with. Smitkova’s fine serve and forehand have carried her far at the All England Club, but was disarmed by the world No.23’s movement and depth.

Smitkova got off to a nervy start on Court 18, firing a forehand that barely bounced before the backstop to give up a break in the opener, but settled down with a series of fine returns in the next game. Safarova was in no mood for charity, however, and peppered the baseline to move two breaks clear at 3-0. Try as she might, Smitkova was overwhelmed by Safarova in all departments, and the first set was over in 21 minutes.

The crowd produced its loudest cheer of the match when the world No.175 held serve at the start of the second, finally finding a way to soften up Safarova with a barrage of cross-court forehands into the left-hander’s backhand before picking her spot off the short ball. But it was a brief respite; a double fault handed the No.23 seed a break at 3-2, and from there the result was a formality. When Smitkova, teary-eyed towards the end of the encounter, hooked a forehand wide, Safarova yelled in delight and looked skyward before meeting her compatriot, smiling at last, at the net.

Both players had reason to be cheerful. Safarova now awaits her first Grand Slam quarter-final since the 2007 Austalian Open, where she will face 2013 Wimbledon semi-finalist Agnieszka Radwanska or No.22 seed Ekaterina Makarova. For Smitkova, there is the consolation of £117,000 in prize money – almost treble her career earnings to date – and 240 ranking points that will lift her within sight of the world’s top 100.

elba
Jun 30th, 2014, 10:12 PM
Tereza Smitkova’s Wimbledon odyssey is over.



I hope for a successful continuation. :)

Losing Streak
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:10 PM
Based on what I've seen of her in qualifying and MD R1-4, I still think Safarova would have won even if Smitkova had been playing better.

I like Smitkova's serve and how well she can hit ground strokes when she's in balance but I think her movement could be better. Safarova, in comparison seemed the more dogged and tough(er) competitor, and used the whole court very well today. There are some useful learning points here for Smitkova. At 19 years old, there's a ton of potential upside :-)

Agree with both points! :) :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Jul 1st, 2014, 12:51 AM
Tereza. Saw part of the match--overwhelmed by the occasion and FH was misfiring. Still EXCELLENT tournament, where she can now by a Porsche (better use that money wisely though :unsure:), and see her ascension into the Top 100, provisionally at #98!

Put into perspective, she lost one game more than Aga, a former Wimbledon finalist and top 3 player :eek:

Now, will someone please post her match against BoJo, so I can watch her at top form!

Tennis Fool
Jul 3rd, 2014, 08:21 PM
On the Q-list for Bad Gastein :)

Losing Streak
Jul 6th, 2014, 12:30 AM
She's seed 5 there, Q1 vs. Daniilidou. :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jul 6th, 2014, 12:31 AM
and see her ascension into the Top 100, provisionally at #98!

Awesome! :hearts:

vendulkabendulka
Jul 6th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Tereza won first round quallies in Gastein (250) againgst Danildou 6:2 6:3

Losing Streak
Jul 6th, 2014, 02:34 PM
:dance: :cool:

Losing Streak
Jul 7th, 2014, 12:59 PM
Destroyed Gabrowski in Q2, 2 & 0. :hearts: - qualified! :yeah:

Glad she seems to be keeping her grass form on clay. :dance: GL in MD Smithy! :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jul 8th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Lost to (6)Yvonne Meusburger in R1, 6-7(9) 6-4 5-7. :sad: :hug:

She had the match in her racket, was 5-3* up in final set, served for it at *5-4 and at this moment lost 3 games in a row. :sad:

Poor thing, she was heavily sobbing into her towel after the match was over. :awww: :hug: Heartbreaking but this is new experience at WTA level for her, hopefully she will take something from it. :hug:

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paulmara
Jul 8th, 2014, 04:58 PM
Cry Me a River

Tennis Fool
Jul 9th, 2014, 02:49 AM
It's very hard to upset a high-ranked player usually (although this was not the case for Tereza at Wimbledon). She'll learn, but I hope she turns down the waterworks. Maybe she should hire Demekhine :p

dos Santos
Jul 9th, 2014, 07:06 AM
vZeuvvTAUKQ

Eldest
Jul 9th, 2014, 08:56 AM
Those tears make me love her more and more. :lol:

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Those tears make me love her more and more. :lol:

IKR :awww: :hug:

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:29 AM
She's seed 4 at WTA Istanbul qualies right now, Q1 vs. Eguchi.

0-1* -> 4-1* :yeah: -> *4-4 :smash:

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:31 AM
4-5* :sobbing: :o

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:34 AM
4-6 :sad:

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:46 AM
0-3* in set 2. :hysteric: That's 8 games lost in a row now. :sobbing: What the hell is happening? :o

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Score hasn't progressed in minutes now. MTO for Terka I'm guessing. :unsure: :sad:

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:59 AM
*0-4 :[

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 12:03 PM
0-5*...

Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 12:12 PM
4-6 0-6. :sad: :hug: I have no idea on what happened, but there was definitely something wrong, I mean you don't lose 11 games in a row like that without any reason. :sobbing:

Terka. :hug: Hope she's ok. :sad: