Residence Opava, Czech Republic
Date of Birth May 3, 1980
Birthplace Opava, Czech Republic
Height 5'8 1/2'' (1.74 m)
Weight 123 1/2 lbs. (56 kg)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
WTA Tour singles titles 0 0
WTA Tour doubles titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles 0 15
ITF Women's Circuit doubles titles 0 0
Prize Money $15,135 $266,488
Win Loss Record - Singles 6-4 242-130
Win Loss Record - Doubles 0-1 20-33
WTA Ranking History
Season-Ending Singles 2004-143; 2003-87; 2002-128; 2001-196; 2000-212; 1999-272; 1998-296; 1997-809
Career-High Singles No. 74 (February 9, 2004)
Career-High Doubles No. 295 (August 2, 2004)
Grand Slam (singles) History
WL 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-2 1r 1r - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ROLAND GARROS 1-1 - - 2r - - - - - - - - - - - -
WIMBLEDON 0-2 - - 1r 1r - - - - - - - - - - -
US OPEN 0-1 - - 1r - - - - - - - - - - -
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Ostrava-CZE, ITF/Biarritz-FRA, ITF/Bordeaux-FRA; 2002 - ITF/Redbridge-GBR, ITF/Sutton-GBR; 2001 - ITF/Fano-ITA; 2000 - ITF/Makarska 1-CRO, ITF/Kedzierzyn-Kozle-POL, ITF/Torun-POL, ITF/Valasske Mezirici-CZE, ITF/Makarska 3-CRO, ITF/Makarska 4-CRO; 1998 - ITF/Kedzierzyn-Kozle-POL; ITF/Civitanova-ITA, ITF/Bossonnens-SUI.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Helsinki (w/Chladkova).
CAREER IN REVIEW
1995 - Debuted at ITF/Prerov-CZE
1996 - Did not play
1997 - Reached one ITF Circuit QF
1998 - Won first three singles titles on ITF Circuit; played first Tour qualifying at Prague
1999 - Failed to qualify for Prostejov, Warsaw and Zurich
2000 - Won the ITF/Makarska-CRO and ITF/Kedzierzyn-Kozle-POL; later in the year won four out of five ITF events
2001 - Won six ITF Circuit events in seven finals; made Tour debut at Bol as a qualifier; also qualified for Sopot; played first Grand Slam qualifying at Australian Open
2002 - Won ITF/Redbridge-GBR and ITF/Sutton-GBR; made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon as a qualifier (l. 1r to Sugiyama); qualified for Strasbourg and Helsinki
2003 - Qualified for Tier II events at Antwerp (d. world No. 55 in 1r for career-best win to date) and Warsaw, reaching 2r each time; also reached 2r at Roland Garros, Birmingham and Helsinki; won three ITF Circuit singles titles, bringing career tally to 15; broke into Top 100 on May 5 at No. 95 and reached career-high No. 82 on September 22; reached first Tour doubles SF at Helsinki (w/Chladkova)
2004 - Reached 2r at Canberra (as world No.86, d. No.53 Obata but l. to No.92 Vakulenko) and Sopot (l. to top seed and No.3 Myskina); l. in 1r four times on Tour, plus Australian Open and US Open, and failed to qualify seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon); reached one ITF Circuit singles final; achieved career-high No.74 ranking on February 9
2005 IN DETAIL
JANUARY - Qualified for Australian Open, falling to Randriantefy in 1r.
Coached by Petr Ondrasek (formerly coached by Hynek Fromel)...Nickname is Zuzi...Baseline player who prefers clay courts; favorite shot is her serve...Mother, Vladimira, is a secretary; father, Petr, is a soccer coach; has an older brother, Petr, who is a building engineer...Admires her mother, whom she calls her best friend...Graduated school in 2002...Likes to visit Miami, Florida, USA...Tennis player most admires is Steffi Graf...Hobbies are music and computers, and likes to surf the Internet...Favorites include the movie Rocky, actor Johnny Depp and author is Ernest Hemingway...Favorite tournament is the US Open.
AWARDS • In juniors, was the Czech junior champion in 1992; 1996 Orange Bowl 18s SF
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