Lucie Hradecká

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Lucie Hradecká
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Full name Lucie Hradecká
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 29)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed strokes)
Prize money $3,094,610
Singles
Career record 401–253
Career titles 0 WTA, 19 ITF
Highest ranking No. 41 (6 June 2011)
Current ranking No. 200 (26 May 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 2R (2009, 2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
US Open 2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 385–151
Career titles 17 WTA, 33 ITF
Highest ranking No. 4 (22 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 11 (16 June 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open W (2011)
Wimbledon F (2012)
US Open W (2013)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2012)
Olympic Games Silver Medal (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (2013)
French Open W (2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2011, 2013)
US Open SF (2012)
Last updated on: 26 May 2014.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Women's Tennis
Silver 2012 London Doubles

Lucie Hradecká (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlutsɪjɛ ˈɦradɛtskaː]; born 21 May 1985 in Prague) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. In her career, Hradecká has won 17 WTA doubles titles, including two Grand Slam titles, the 2011 French Open and the 2013 US Open, partnered both times by fellow Czech Andrea Hlaváčková. The pair are also the 2012 Olympic silver medallists in doubles. She has also won a mixed doubles Grand Slam title, the 2013 French Open with František Čermák.

Career[edit]

2002–2011[edit]

Hradecká has won 18 ITF singles titles, but no WTA singles titles. She has won 11 WTA and 29 ITF doubles titles.

She won her first doubles title on the WTA Tour in 2006 at Portorož with partner Renata Voráčová, as the fourth-seeded team. In the final, the Czech team defeated Eva Birnerová and Émilie Loit, the second seeds, by walkover. They also had a victory over the top seeds Maria Elena Camerin and Emmanuelle Gagliardi in the semifinal.

She reached the third round of doubles competition with Hana Šromová as qualifiers at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships before going down to fifth seeds Meghann Shaughnessy and Anna-Lena Grönefeld. En route they defeated twelfth seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amélie Mauresmo, both Grand Slam singles champions at the time and the previous year's Wimbledon doubles runner-ups by walkover.

In 2007, she made the doubles semifinals of the 2007 Indian Wells Masters tournament with Voráčová. En route, the team defeated Janette Husárová and Meghann Shaughnessy, the seventh seeds, in the first round, and legendary team and third-seeded Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez in three sets in the quarterfinals, before losing to top seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur.

Later that year, Hradecká and Voráčová won Bad Gastein over Ágnes Szávay and Vladimíra Uhlířová. She again won the 2007 Portorož title with Voráčová over Elena Likhovtseva and Andreja Klepač in the final.

Hradecká reached her very first singles final at Bad Gastein in July 2008, where, as a qualifier, she defeated players such as Patricia Mayr of Austria to get to the final, where she lost to the fourth seed Pauline Parmentier 4–6, 4–6, after leading 4–1 in the first set. She also reached the doubles final. As a result of the singles final, Hradecká rose from her ranking of 237 to about 150 in the world.

At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Hradecká held two match points over 13th seeded Ana Ivanovic in the first round. However, she was unable to close it out, losing 5–7, 6–2, 8–6.

At her home tournament, the 2010 ECM Prague Open, Hradecká pleased her fans with a dramatic comeback to defeat Stefanie Vögele in the first round. Hradecká came back from 1–5 down in the first set to win 7–6, 6–2. In the second round she crushed fellow double-hander Monica Niculescu 6–2, 6–1 and reached the semifinals before losing to Ágnes Szávay. A year later at the same tournament, Hradecká was the winner, defeating qualifier Paula Ormaechea in the final.

Lucie paired-up with Andrea Hlaváčková to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 French Open, defeating the Indian-Russian duo of Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina in the final.

2012[edit]

Lucie kicked-off the 2012 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She defeated Alberta Brianti and upset second seed Peng Shuai to book a place in the quarterfinals, where she fell to eventual champion Zheng Jie. Then, Lucie went to Hobart for the Moorilla International, where she was overpowered by Shahar Pe'er in round one.

Going into the Australian Open, Hradecká crushed Evgeniya Rodina in the first round. She lost to Vera Zvonareva in the second. Next, at the Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Midland, she made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Jamie Hampton. At the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Hradecká defeated Anna Tatishvili before falling to Lesia Tsurenko.

She then suffered two-first round deficits at the Premier Mandatory events BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Ericsson Open, falling to Zheng Jie and Irina-Camelia Begu, respectively. Then, at the Oaks Club Challenger in Osprey, Lucie made it to the quarterfinals, with wins over Melinda Czink and Eugenie Bouchard, where she was beaten by Edina Gallovits-Hall. Next, Hardecká went on to beat Urszula Radwańska in the first round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, before losing to Stefanie Vögele.

After losing early in Estoril, Hradecká qualified for Madrid. She caused the two biggest upsets in the tournament by beating both the world no.4, Petra Kvitová (who also was the defending champion) and the world no.5, Samantha Stosur, on the way to her first ever semifinals appearance at the Premier level. In the semifinals, she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets, 6–7(5–7), 0–6, where she won just six points in the second set.

Lucie and Andrea Hlaváčková reached their second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, losing to the Williams sisters.[1]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 French Open Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková India Sania Mirza
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2013 US Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4

Mixed Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic František Čermák Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Australia Matthew Ebden
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2013 French Open Clay Czech Republic František Čermák France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
1–6, 6–4, [10–6]

Olympic finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 silver medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 2012 London Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
4–6, 4–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2008 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay France Pauline Parmentier 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 18 May 2009 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay France Aravane Rezaï 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 2 August 2009 Istanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Vera Dushevina 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 30 April 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Roberta Vinci 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 16 September 2012 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 25 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay France Alizé Cornet 6–7(4–7), 0–6

Doubles: 30 (18 titles, 12 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–2)
WTA Tour Championships (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (15–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 July 2006 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Slovakia Janette Husárová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 24 September 2006 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, Portorož, Slovenia Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
France Émilie Loit
W/O
Winner 2. 29 July 2007 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. 23 September 2007 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, Portorož, Slovenia Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
5–7, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 4. 3 May 2008 ECM Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Jill Craybas
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
1–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 5. 20 July 2008 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva
Serbia Nataša Zorić
6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 26 July 2009 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Germany Tatjana Malek
Germany Andrea Petkovic
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 1 August 2009 Istanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Germany Julia Görges
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Runner-up 2. 29 August 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
2–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 9 January 2010 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Hungary Melinda Czink
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–4]
Winner 9. 25 July 2010 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
6–7(2–7), 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 19 February 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Belarus Olga Govortsova
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 10. 3 June 2011 French Open, Paris, France Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková India Sania Mirza
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 18 July 2011 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Germany Julia Görges
4–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Runner-up 4. 25 October 2011 BGL Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Russia Ekaterina Makarova Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
5–7, 3–6
Winner 12. 7 January 2012 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Germany Julia Görges
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–7(2–7), 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 13. 25 February 2012 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Russia Vera Dushevina
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 6 July 2012 The Championships, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 5 August 2012 Summer Olympics, London, United Kingdom Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
4–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 19 August 2012 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
China Jie Zheng
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 25 August 2012 New Haven Open at Yale, New Haven, United States Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, 0–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 8. 9 September 2012 US Open, New York, United States Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 21 October 2012 BGL Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 28 October 2012 WTA Championships, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
1–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 14 July 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Russia Nina Bratchikova
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
6–4, 6–1
Winner 17. 8 September 2013 US Open, New York, United States Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 15 September 2013 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 4 January 2014 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Maria Sanchez
6–2, 0–6, [4–10]
Winner 18. 14 September 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
6–3, 7–6(10–8)
Runner-up 12. 18 October 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Germany Kristina Barrois
6-3, 4-6, [4-10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 25 (18–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 May 2003 Pula, Croatia Clay Hungary Virág Németh 6–4, 0–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 24 August 2003 Enschede, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Lotty Seelen 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 7 September 2003 Mestre, Italy Clay Czech Republic Lenka Šnajdrová 3–6, 6–1, 2–6
Winner 2. 4 October 2003 Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia Clay Germany Irina Delitz 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 5 April 2004 Cavtat, Croatia Clay Slovakia Lenka Tvarošková 7–5, 6–0
Winner 4. 18 April 2004 Bol, Croatia Clay Italy Romina Oprandi 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 30 May 2004 Biograd, Croatia Clay Italy Lisa Tognetti 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 13 June 2004 Staré Splavy, Czech Republic Clay Germany Sabrina Jolk 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 7. 12 September 2004 Durmersheim, Germany Clay Austria Petra Russegger 6–0, 5–7, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 3. 20 February 2005 Biberach, Germany Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois 5–7, 4–6
Winner 8. 13 March 2005 Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia Carpet (i) Sweden Kristina Andlovic 6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 19 November 2005 Průhonice, Czech Republic Hard (i) Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(10–8)
Runner-up 4. 10 December 2005 Přerov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Poland Joanna Sakowicz 4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 12 February 2006 Capriolo, Italy Carpet (i) Croatia Darija Jurak 6–1, 6–4
Winner 11. 27 May 2007 Gorizia, Italy Clay Spain Eloisa María Compostizo de Andrés 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 10 May 2008 Florence, Italy Clay Australia Jelena Dokić 1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 3 August 2008 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Germany Carmen Klaschka 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 8 February 2009 Belfort, France Carpet (i) Russia Vesna Manasieva 6–3, 6–2
Winner 14. 15 February 2009 Midland, US Hard (i) Greece Eleni Daniilidou 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 14 February 2010 Midland, US Hard (i) United Kingdom Elena Baltacha 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 16 May 2010 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanović 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. 19 September 2010 Mestre, Italy Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 3–6, 3–6
Winner 16. 7 November 2010 Nantes, France Hard (i) Russia Valeria Savinykh 6–3, 6–1
Winner 17. 13 February 2011 Midland, US Hard (i) United States Irina Falconi 6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. 8 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 4–6, 6–3, 6–2

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records. This table is current through the 2013 US Open.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R SF 2R 3R 0 / 8 11–8
French Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R W SF SF 1 / 8 17–7
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R F QF 0 / 8 10–8
US Open A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R QF F W 1 / 8 16–7
Win–Loss 0–0 1–3 0–4 2–4 2–4 5–4 10–3 18–4 14–3 2–1 2 / 32 54–30
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held S NH 0 / 1 4–1
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships A A A A A A A F A 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A SF A 1R 2R 1R SF 2R 0 / 6 8–6
Miami A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 2–6
Madrid Not Held A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 0–2
Beijing Tier II A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Doha Tier II A Not Held P A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Montréal / Toronto A A A A 2R 2R QF A A 0 / 3 4–2
Cincinnati Tier III A 2R 2R W A 1 / 3 7–2
Tokyo A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Career Statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 No.
Tournament Played 7 7 11 12 17 18 19 16 13 120
Titles 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 17
Finals 0 2 2 2 3 3 4 9 3 28
Overall Win–Loss 4–7 7–6 15–9 16–9 22–15 25–15 30–16 47–12 24–11 190–100
Year-End Ranking 87 53 67 51 42 38 15 4 14

Singles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through the US Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open LQ 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3–5
French Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2–5
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–5
Win–Loss 1–3 0–4 1–4 2–4 1–4 1–1 6–20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles title". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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