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LUCIE HRADECKA

Czech Republic

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10th

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D.O.B.
May 21
1985
Height
5' 10"
1.77 m
Weight
159 lbs.
72 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed both sides
Status
Pro
Personal
Coached by Jiri Fencl ... Father's name is Karel (was a chef, now a tennis coach); mother's name is Pavla (a nurse); sister is Petra (10 years older); has a pet rabbit ... Started playing tennis at age 4 when father and sister took her to local courts (sister was already playing) ... Aggressive style of play; favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Czech, English and a little bit of German ... Favorite types of music are pop, house and electronic ... Favorite movies are Mamma Mia and Pretty Woman; favorite TV show is Friends ... Favorite type of food is Czech ... Also enjoys swimming, roller skating and skiing ... Favorite city to visit is hometown of Prague; also likes New York City.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Finalist (7): 2015 - Prague; 2013 - Strasbourg; 2012 - Qu‚bec City; 2011 - Barcelona; 2009 - Strasbourg, Istanbul; 2008 - Bad Gastein.

DOUBLES
Winner (21): 2016 - Qu‚bec City, Moscow (both w/Hlavackova); 2015 - New Haven (w/Goerges); 2014 - Qu‚bec City (w/Lucic-Baroni); 2013 - Budapest, US Open (both w/Hlavackova); 2012 - Auckland, Memphis, Cincinnati, Luxembourg (all w/Hlavackova); 2011 - Roland Garros (w/Hlavackova), Bad Gastein (w/Birnerova); 2010 - Brisbane (w/Hlavackova), Bad Gastein (w/Medina Garrigues); 2009 - Bad Gastein (w/Hlavackova), Istanbul (w/Voracova); 2008 - Prague, Bad Gastein (both w/Hlavackova); 2007 - Bad Gastein, Portoroz (both w/Voracova); 2006 - Portoroz (w/Voracova).
Finalist (19): 2017 - Taipei City (w/Siniakova); 2016 - Australian Open (w/Hlavackova); 2015 - Acapulco, Birmingham, Linz (all w/Hlavackova), Bad Gastein (w/Arruabarrena); 2014 - Auckland (w/Krajicek), Luxembourg (w/Krejcikova); 2013 - Qu‚bec City (w/Hlavackova); 2012 - Wimbledon, Olympics, New Haven, US Open, WTA Finals (all w/Hlavackova); 2011 - Memphis (w/Hlavackova), Luxembourg (w/Makarova); 2010 - FŠs (w/Voracova); 2009 - New Haven (w/Benesova); 2006 - Budapest (w/Voracova).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2013 - Roland Garros (w/Cermak).
Finalist (2): 2015 - Roland Garros (w/Matkowski); 2013 - Australian Open (w/Cermak).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2010-16; Czech Olympic Team, 2012, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.53); runner-up at Prague (l. to Ka.Pliskova in final); SF at Charleston (l. to Keys); QF at Qu‚bec City; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying six times; also won one WTA doubles title.

2014 - QF at Qu‚bec City (l. to V.Williams); reached 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying six times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Runner-up at Strasbourg (l. to Cornet in final); reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; won two WTA doubles titles (both w/Hradecka - incl. second Grand Slam doubles title at US Open); won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Roland Garros (w/Cermak); also won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.46); runner-up at Qu‚bec City (l. to Flipkens in final); SF at Madrid (l. to S.Williams); QF twice at Auckland and Luxembourg; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Memphis - l. to Tsurenko 36 64 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Indian Wells - l. to Begu 46 75 62; held 3mp at 64 54) and in qualifying once; won four WTA doubles titles (all w/Hlavackova); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; made doubles Top 10 debut on March 19 (rose from No.11 to No.10) and set doubles career-high No.4 on October 22.

2011 - Near-Top 50 season (finished No.51); runner-up at Barcelona (l. to Vinci in final); SF at Memphis (l. to Rybarikova); QF twice at Strasbourg and Luxembourg; reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors); made Top 50 debut on May 9 (rose from No.52 to No.45); won two WTA doubles titles (incl. first Grand Slam at Roland Garros w/Hlavackova); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - SF at Prague (l. to Szavay); reached 2r twice; fell 1r 14 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying once; won two WTA doubles titles; also won two singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - First Top 100 season; runner-up twice at Strasbourg (l. to Rezai in final) and Istanbul (l. to Dushevina in final); QF twice at FŠs and Prague; reached 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. US Open and Wimbledon - l. to Ivanovic 57 62 86; held 2mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on February 16 (rose from No.115 to No.92); won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Runner-up at Bad Gastein (l. to Parmentier in final); fell 1r twice and in qualifying five times (incl. all four majors); won two WTA doubles titles; also won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); won two WTA doubles titles; also won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching 2r at Budapest but falling 1r at Portoroz; fell in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; also won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played WTA qualifying eight times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); won two singles titles and nine doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Won five singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic.
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