Barbora Strýcová

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Barbora Strýcová
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Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Dubai, UAE
Born (1986-03-28) 28 March 1986 (age 32)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right hand (two-handed backhand)
Coach David Kotyza
Prize money $8,987,129
Official website barborastrycova.com
Singles
Career record 536–378 (58.64%)
Career titles 2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 16 (16 January 2017)
Current ranking No. 32 (15 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open 4R (2018)
Wimbledon QF (2014)
US Open 3R (2014, 2015, 2018)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 445–244 (64.59%)
Career titles 23 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 7 (21 May 2018)
Current ranking No. 7 (8 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2015)
French Open SF (2018)
Wimbledon QF (2013)
US Open SF (2014, 2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games SF – Bronze (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2010)
French Open 2R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon QF (2004)
US Open QF (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (2011), (2012), (2014), (2015), (2016), record 21–11
Last updated on: 15 October 2018.

Barbora Strýcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbarbora ˈstriːtsovaː]; born 28 March 1986 in Plzeň), formerly known as Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, is a Czech professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 16, which she achieved on 16 January 2017. On 21 May 2018, she peaked at No. 7 in the doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Strýcová was a strong junior player, winning two Grand Slams in girls' singles: the 2002 Australian Open and then defending that title the following year. She also won three Grand Slam girls' doubles titles between 2001 and 2003.

She reached world No. 1 in both singles and doubles on the junior rankings, achieving both in 2002, and was named the ITF Junior World Champion that same year.[1] In her junior career, she beat several players who went on to become notable professionals such as Maria Sharapova, Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Maria Kirilenko.

Turning professional in 2003, Strýcová had already worked her ranking into the top 300 after some good results in ITF Women's Circuit events over 2002. She continued to play mostly ITF events throughout the year, and made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, qualifying and losing in the first round to Tatiana Perebiynis. She finished the year ranked world No. 161.

2004 turned out to be the year that Strýcová stepped up considerably. She began the year by qualifying for the Australian Open and then reached the fourth round at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, beating seeded player Eleni Daniilidou before losing to Justine Henin, a result that broke her into the top 100 for the first time. She recorded another notable win over Anna Smashnova in Amelia Island, and won her first two Grand Slam main-draw matches at the Australian Open and French Open. After hitting a rough patch in the middle part of the season, she finished the year strongly by reaching her first WTA semifinal at an event in Guangzhou and winning an ITF event in Saint-Raphaël, France. She finished the season ranked world No. 56.

Strýcová's progress took a step backwards in 2005, dropping out of the top 100 in the world after failing to back up her breakthrough season and winning just 17 matches throughout the season. Despite this, she achieved some notable results in doubles, reaching four WTA doubles finals and winning the title on two of those occasions. 2006 also begun poorly for her in singles, as she struggled to string together wins and subsequently dropped out of the top 200 of the world rankings in April 2006 before recovering slightly after some good results in ITF events. She married her coach between the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2007, Záhlavová-Strýcová played mostly on the ITF circuit once more and achieved some good results, reaching several semifinals throughout the season, but still sat outside the top 100.

After a few years seemingly in limbo, Záhlavová-Strýcová's plugging away at ITF events finally managed to bring with it some results by 2008, winning titles in Fort Walton Beach, Redding (both American events) and Szczecin, Poland, and reaching the second round in WTA events in Amelia Island and Charleston. She qualified for Wimbledon and made the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career thus returning to the top 100, where she remained until the end of the season, her second top-100 year-end finish.

2009[edit]

Záhlavová-Strýcová failed to make any progress in her first five tournaments of the season, including at the Australian Open where she lost to Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, but she enjoyed some success in two small tournaments in Mexico, reaching the semifinals in Acapulco and the quarterfinals in Monterrey, beating top 20 player Flavia Pennetta at the latter event.

Following that, she returned to struggling ways, losing her opening match in all but three tournaments up to July. She fell out of the top 100 after Wimbledon, where she was defending third round points, by losing in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova.

Záhlavová-Strýcová's results improved during the latter part of the year, starting with a quarterfinal appearance at the WTA event in Bad Gastein, as well as reaching the doubles final in Prague. She then played a $25,000 in Trnava, Slovakia, where she reached the semifinals, before qualifying and winning her first round match at the US Open, losing to Victoria Azarenka in the second round. She built on these performances in ITF Women's Circuit events at the end of the season, winning the $100,000+H event in Ortisei, Italy, and the $50,000+H event is Ismaning, Germany, and worked her way back into the top 100 for the end of the season. In doubles, she won two straight events at the WTA tournaments in Quebec and Luxembourg, her fourth and fifth WTA doubles titles.

2010–2011[edit]

Záhlavová-Strýcová at 2010 US Open

At the Australian Open, Záhlavová-Strýcová won her first round against Regina Kulikova in a match that lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes – breaking the record for longest match in women's Grand Slam history (which itself was broken a year later by Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova). She lost in the second round to Dinara Safina. In February and March, she won three doubles titles in Paris, Acapulco and Monterrey, her sixth, seventh and eighth tournament wins in the doubles discipline.

At the French Open, Záhlavová-Strýcová lost in first round to Rossana de los Ríos, before reaching the third round of a Grand Slam for the second time at Wimbledon, where she beat Elena Vesnina and Daniela Hantuchová and lost to Maria Sharapova. Her Wimbledon performance boosted her confidence and thus at the Prague Open she managed to make the first singles final of her career, dismantling Patty Schnyder with the loss of only two games in the semifinals. In the final, she lost to Ágnes Szávay. As a result of her recent form, she rose into the top 50 for the first time in singles following Prague.

Záhlavová-Strýcová continued to enjoy success in doubles for the rest of the season. With her regular partner Iveta Benešová, she won the biggest title of her career at the Premier 5 tournament in Tokyo, and then partnered Renata Voráčová to win Linz, helping her to finish the season in the top 20 of the doubles ranking. In singles competition, she struggled to build on her strong summer results, failing to advance in six of the ten tournaments she played following Prague, among them a first round loss at the US Open to Maria Kirilenko, thus dropping to world No. 69 by the end of the year.

Záhlavová-Strýcová defeated Marina Erakovic in the final of the 2011 Bell Challenge to claim her first WTA singles title.

2013[edit]

In February Záhlavová-Strýcová was banned for six months, backdated to 16 October 2012 until 15 April 2013, after testing positive for the stimulant sibutramine.[2] The ban disqualified all results during the period of the ban and mandates the return of all prizes won during that period.[3] Záhlavová-Strýcová made her return at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. She lost in first round of qualifying to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. In the first round of doubles, she and partner Julia Görges lost to the pairing of Liezel Huber and Janette Husárová. In May, she won the Slovak Open, a $75,000 ITF event, and her first tournament win since coming back from her ban.

2014[edit]

At the Wimbledon Championships, she defeated reigning Australian Open champion Li Na in third round, in soon-to-be last professional match for world No. 2. Also, she beat Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round in straight sets after a struggle at the end of the second, during which Wozniacki defended four match points. Advancing to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal for the first time, she lost in straight sets to eventual champion, compatriot Petra Kvitová.

2015[edit]

Záhlavová-Strýcová started the year strongly, with a semifinal finish at the ASB Classic in Auckland and a quarterfinal showing in Sydney, losing to Caroline Wozniacki and Tsvetana Pironkova respectively.

Seeded 25th in the women's singles draw of the Australian Open, she lost in the third round to former two-time champion Victoria Azarenka. Unseeded in the women´s singles draw of the Diamond Games Antwerp, she lost in semifinal to eventually winner Andrea Petkovic. Unseeded in the women´s singles draw of the Dubai Championships, she lost in the second round to eventual runner-up, Karolína Plíšková. She also lost her second round match in Doha to former No. 1, Venus Williams after failing to convert a match point.

On 2 March 2015, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 20. It was the first time in the Open Era that the world's top 20 featured four Czech women (also with Petra Kvitová at No. 4, Lucie Šafářová at No. 11, and Karolína Plíšková at No. 15).

2016[edit]

Strýcová celebrating the Czech Fed Cup triumph

After a couple of early losses at Auckland and Brisbane, Strýcová got as far as the last 16 of the Australian Open, where she was beaten by Victoria Azarenka, and in February to the final at Dubai, where she came runner-up to Sara Errani. This latter success took her back to within the top 40. In her next tournament Qatar Open, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round, and then lost to compatriot Petra Kvitová in straight sets.

At the BNP Paribas Open, Strýcová won her first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets and came back from 5–7, 1–3 down to defeat 22nd seed Andrea Petkovic, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5. She then came from a set down to defeat Kurumi Nara, who had just upset Venus Williams. In the fourth round, she had to retire from the match against 5th seed Simona Halep in the second set due to a respiratory infection. At Miami Open, she won her first round match easily against Anna-Lena Friedsam. In the second round, she lost to Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets. In the Fed Cup semifinal against Switzerland, she got an easy win over Timea Bacsinszky, 6-0, 6-2. Lost her next match to Fed Cup hero Viktorija Golubic in three sets.

Her first clay tournament was the home tournament JT Banka Prague Open. Strýcová reached the quarterfinals, falling to Samantha Stosur in a tight three set match, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7. She played Madrid next, where she upset then No. 3, Angelique Kerber in straight sets, then lost to Madison Keys in the second round. Her next tournament was Rome, where she reached the quarterfinals with wins over Karin Knapp, Heather Watson, and Eugenie Bouchard. In quarterfinals, she faced Madison Keys, and lost in a tight three setter, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, having been up two breaks in the first set. Yet, this was her best result in Rome. Having not won a main draw match in a decade in Rolland Garros, she reached the third round with wins over compatriot Lucie Hradecká and Polona Hercog. In the third round she faced then No. 2, Agnieszka Radwańska, and lost in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 2-6.

She started her grass season in Birmingham, where she reached the final, facing both her opponents and never-ending rain delays. On her way to the final, she got wins against compatriot, 8th seed Karolína Plíšková, Heather Watson, Tsvetana Pironkova, and CoCo Vandeweghe. She faced Madison Keys in the final, and suffered her third loss to her in less than two months, 3-6, 4-6. She was the 24th seed in Wimbledon, where she reached the third round beating Anett Kontaveit and wildcard Evgeniya Rodina. There she lost to Ekaterina Makarova who had just beaten double champion Petra Kvitová, 4-6, 2-6.

At the Summer Olympics in Rio on August 13 she won her first ever Olympic medal, a bronze in the Women's doubles playoff with her partner Lucie Šafářová.

At Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, she came away with the women's doubles title with her new partner Sania Mirza while defeating Martina Hingis and CoCo Vandeweghe in the finals.[4] It was after this tournament that she reached a new career high ranking of No. 19 in singles.

2017[edit]

In October she won the Linz Open, beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-1. This was her second WTA title.

2018[edit]

In the third round of the Australian Open, she defeated Bernarda Pera in straight sets before losing against Karolína Plíšková in a three-setter. In the 2018 BNP Paribas Open, she lost in the second round to Croatia's Petra Martić in singles. But in doubles, she won the final with Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-wei against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Strýcová reached the doubles final of Rome, Tokyo, and Wuhan. She won New Haven and Beijing, partnering Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková.

In singles, she lost the semifinal in Birmingham and the quarterfinal in Tokyo.

Court demeanor[edit]

She has been known to be vocal with her dissatisfaction during changeovers, and is noted for racket abuse.[5] In a match against Maria Sharapova at the 2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships she threw her tennis racket and yelled at the chair umpire.[5] In 2010 at Wimbledon, in another match against Sharapova, she twice slammed her racket on the ground.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Strýcová was married to former tennis player Jakub Záhlava, a cousin of Sandra Záhlavová. He was also her coach, having been in that position since 2007.[7] Since the couple divorced in 2015, she uses her birth name, Barbora Strýcová, again.[8]

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier-5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2010 Pan Pacific Open Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Israel Shahar Pe'er
China Peng Shuai
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 2016 Cincinnati Open Hard India Sania Mirza Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2016 Wuhan Open Hard India Sania Mirza United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 4–6
Loss 2017 Miami Open Hard India Sania Mirza Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
4–6, 3–6
Win 2018 Indian Wells Open Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Loss 2018 Italian Open Clay Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2018 Wuhan Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
3–6, 3–6
Win 2018 China Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–3)
International (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2010 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Hungary Ágnes Szávay 2–6, 6–1, 2–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2011 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard (i) New Zealand Marina Erakovic 4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Loss 1–2 Jul 2012 Palermo International, Italy International Clay Italy Sara Errani 1–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2014 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass Serbia Ana Ivanovic 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Oct 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i) Germany Annika Beck 2–6, 1–6
Loss 1–5 Feb 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Premier Hard Italy Sara Errani 0–6, 2–6
Loss 1–6 Jun 2016 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass United States Madison Keys 3–6, 4–6
Win 2–6 Oct 2017 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 40 (23 titles, 17 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (4–4)
Tier II / Premier (7–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (12–11)
Finals by surface
Hard (15–12)
Clay (6–5)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2005 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Tier III Clay Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2005 Warsaw Open, Poland Tier II Clay Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 May 2005 Morocco Open, Morocco Tier IV Clay France Émilie Loit Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Loss 2–2 May 2005 Prague Open, Czech Republic Tier IV Clay Croatia Jelena Kostanić Australia Nicole Pratt
France Émilie Loit
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–3 Jan 2006 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard France Émilie Loit Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Vera Zvonareva
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jan 2008 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard Germany Martina Müller United States Lilia Osterloh
Russia Mariya Koryttseva
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 Aug 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open, Sweden Tier IV Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–5 Mar 2009 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová France Nathalie Dechy
Italy Mara Santangelo
3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–6 Jul 2009 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
1–6, 2–6
Win 4–6 Sep 2009 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard United States Vania King Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
France Séverine Beltrame
6–1, 6–3
Win 5–6 Oct 2009 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–1, 0–6, [10–7]
Win 6–6 Feb 2010 Open GDF Suez, France Premier Hard (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
w/o
Win 7–6 Feb 2010 Mexican Open, Mexico International Clay Slovenia Polona Hercog Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
2–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Win 8–6 Mar 2010 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Vania King
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 8–7 Jul 2010 Swedish Open, Sweden International Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–7(0–7), 0–6
Loss 8–8 Sep 2010 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
1–6, 6–2, 6–10
Win 9–8 Oct 2010 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Premier 5 Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Israel Shahar Pe'er
China Peng Shuai
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 10–8 Oct 2010 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 10–9 Oct 2010 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
4–6, 4–6
Win 11–9 Jan 2011 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Win 12–9 Mar 2011 Monterrey Open, Mexico (2) International Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Vania King
6–7(8–10), 6–2, [10–6]
Win 13–9 May 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Spain International Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
5–7, 6–4, [11–9]
Win 14–9 Jun 2011 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Italy Flavia Pennetta
1–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Win 15–9 Oct 2011 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg (2) International Hard (i) Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
7–5, 6–3
Win 16–9 Apr 2012 Stuttgart Open, Germany Premier Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 7–5
Win 17–9 Jul 2012 Palermo International, Italy International Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Croatia Darija Jurak
Hungary Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 17–10 Oct 2012 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Germany Julia Görges Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
3–6, 4–6
Loss 17–11 Jan 2016 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Montenegro Danka Kovinić Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 18–11 Jun 2016 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Premier Grass Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United States Vania King
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Win 19–11 Aug 2016 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard India Sania Mirza Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
7–5, 6–4
Win 20–11 Sep 2016 Pan Pacific Open, Japan (2) Premier Hard India Sania Mirza China Liang Chen
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6–1, 6–1
Loss 20–12 Oct 2016 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard India Sania Mirza United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 4–6
Loss 20–13 Jan 2017 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard India Sania Mirza Hungary Timea Babos
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
4–6, 4–6
Loss 20–14 Apr 2017 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard India Sania Mirza Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
4–6, 3–6
Win 21–14 Mar 2018 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-Wei Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Loss 21–15 May 2018 Italian Open, Italy Premier 5 Clay Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
3–6, 4–6
Win 22–15 Aug 2018 Connecticut Open, United States Premier Hard Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
Loss 22–16 Sep 2018 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Premier Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Japan Miyu Kato
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Loss 22–17 Sep 2018 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
3–6, 3–6
Win 23–17 Oct 2018 China Open, China Premier M Hard Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Olympic Medal Matches[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 Bronze medal)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2016 Rio de Janeiro Hard Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
7–5, 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2002 Australian Open Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 6–0, 7–5
Loss 2002 US Open Hard Russia Maria Kirilenko 4–6, 4–6
Win 2003 Australian Open (2) Hard Ukraine Viktoriya Kutuzova 0–6, 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2001 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská Russia Anna Bastrikova
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–4
Win 2002 French Open Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–5, 7–5
Win 2002 Wimbledon Grass Belgium Elke Clijsters United States Allison Baker
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 5–7, 8–6
Loss 2003 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Adriana Szili
3–6, 4–4 ret.

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Championship 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R A A A 1R 2R 3R 2R A 2R 3R 4R 4R 4R 17–11
French Open A 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 4R 7–12
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 3R 2R 3R 16–15
US Open A 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q1 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R 8–12
Win–Loss 0–1 2–4 1–4 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–2 7–4 4–4 7–4 6–4 10–4 48–50
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 4R 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R A 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 12-12
Miami Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 3R 2R 2R 4R 2R 8–11
Madrid Open A A 1R Q1 A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 4–5
China Open A 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 4–7
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens 2009 A A 1R A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 3-5
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 1R QF 2R 1R 4-5
Canadian Open A 1R A A A A A A A Q2 A 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 5–6
Cincinnati Open A A A A A 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–5
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 10–8
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 161 56 142 164 156 76 69 67 44 92 92 26 41 20 23

Doubles[edit]

Championship 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R 2R A 2R SF 3R 3R QF 0 / 12 19–12
French Open A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF 2R A SF 0 / 13 15–13
Wimbledon A 3R 2R 2R A 3R 3R 3R 2R QF 2R 3R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 13 23–13
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R SF 3R QF SF 3R 0 / 14 22–14
Win–Loss 0–0 3–3 3–4 1–4 2–3 5–4 7–4 7–4 3–4 4–3 7–4 11–4 8–4 8–3 11–4 0 / 51 78–51
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A SF 2R 1R QF QF 2R SF A QF 2R 1R QF W 1 / 12 22–11
Miami A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R QF F 1R 0 / 11 10–11
Madrid Not held A 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R SF 0 / 7 2–7
Beijing Not Premier Mandatory A QF 2R QF 2R A 1R 2R QF W 1 / 8 12–7
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha[1] Not Premier 5 A A A A 2R A A 1R 2R SF 2R 0 / 5 4–5
Rome A A A A A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R 1R F 0 / 5 4–5
Montreal / Toronto 1R A A A A QF QF 1R 1R QF QF 2R 2R SF 2R 0 / 11 12–11
Cincinnati Not Premier 5 A A 1R 1R SF 2R 2R W SF QF 1 / 8 12–7
Tokyo / Wuhan[2] A A A A A A W 1R SF QF 2R A F 1R F 1 / 8 13–7
Career statistics
Year-end Ranking 179 43 54 80 66 35 20 22 20 44 32 28 17 15 No. 7

Notes

  • 1 The first Premier-5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier-5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier-5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

Team[edit]

Levels of Fed Cup in which Czech Republic did not compete in a particular year are marked "Not Participating" or "NP".

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Fed Cup
World Group A A 1R Not Participating A A W W A W W W SF 10–8
World Group Play-offs W W W A A PO A Not Participating 6–2
World Group II Not Participating A W W A Not Participating 3–0
Win–Loss 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 19–10

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score B(Z)S Rank
2014
1. China Li Na No. 2 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 3rd Round 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5) No. 43
2015
2. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 8 Sydney International, Australia Hard 1st Round 6–4, 1–1 ret. No. 25
3. Canada Eugenie Bouchard No. 6 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1st Round 0–6, 6–3, 6–3 No. 22
4. Russia Maria Sharapova No. 3 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2nd Round 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–4), 1–2 ret. No. 41
2016
5. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Australian Open, Australia Hard 3rd Round 6–3, 6–2 No. 48
6. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 3 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1st Round 6–4, 6–2 No. 33
2017
7. United Kingdom Johanna Konta No. 7 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 2nd Round 7–5, 7–6(7–5) No. 25
8. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 1 China Open, China Hard 1st Round 6–1, 2–0 ret. No. 29
2018
9. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Grass 2nd Round 6–2, 6–4 No. 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITF Junior World Champions". International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  2. ^ Courtney Nguyen (14 February 2013). "Barbora Zahlavova Strycova docked with 6-month doping ban for testing positive". Sports Illustrated.
  3. ^ "Decision in the case of Barbora Zahlavova Strýcová". International Tennis Federation. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Doubles Champs Crowned in Cincinnati". www.wsopen.com. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  5. ^ a b Lindsay Davenport wins opener; Maria Sharapova into 3rd round. New York Times. 9 April 2008
  6. ^ Sharapova to face Serena: Sport: Tennis: Wimbledon. Sport24.co.za. Retrieved on 13 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Q&A: Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová". tennishead.net.
  8. ^ "Rozpad tenisového manželství! Strýcová poslala manžela Záhlavu k vodě". sportstory.cz (in Czech). 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Svetlana Kuznetsova
ITF Junior World Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Kirsten Flipkens