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Helena Sukova was very talented. In 1993 at the US Open she was losing finalist to Steffi Graf, and won both the Womens, and Mixed Doubles. A very rare feat.

She played until 1998 and won a large number of singles and doubles titles. She parthered Jana Novotna in doubles for a long time.

Birthdate: 23.2.1965

Singles: Australian Open - Finalist : 1984, 1989
US Open - Finalist : 1986, 1993
French Open - Semifinalist : 1986
WTA Championship - Finalist : 1985

Doubles: Wimbledon - Winner : 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996
Australian Open - Winner : 1990, 1992
US Open - Winner : 1985, 1993
French Open - Winner : 1990
WTA Championship - Winner : 1992

Mixed Doubles: Wimbledon - Winner : 1994, 1996, 1997
US Open - Winner : 1993
French Open - Winner : 1991

Federation Cup: Member of the winning team : 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988

Olympic Games: Silver Medals- Doubles:1988 (Seoul), 1996 (Atlanta)


Birthplace: Praha, Czechoslovakia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 188cm (6'2'')
Weight: 68 Kg (150lbs)
Professional Tennis Career: 1981 - 1998
Highest WTA Rankings:
Singles: No.4, Doubles: No.1
 

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I think Helena suffered the curse of nerves - especially on the very big occasion. So she never took a GS singles title. In doubles, she always had a partner for support and to steady her in a crisis.

She had a good serve for the era, but liked to play a lot of "touch" shots - precise lobs and the like. Despite her height, she wasn't really a power player.
 
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