Denisa Chládková

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Denisa Chládková
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979 (age 39)
Prague, Czech Republic
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,343,285
Singles
Career record303–246
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking31 (16 June 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2003)
French Open3R (2001)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open2R (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Doubles
Career record52–61
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking74 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2005)
US Open2R (2005)

Denisa Chládková (born 8 February 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Chládková did not win any WTA titles, but she is probably best remembered for reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1997, playing in only her third Grand Slam main draw. In the second round, she stunned Lindsay Davenport for the first top ten win of her career, but eventually lost to the champion Martina Hingis.

Despite not winning any titles, she reached WTA Tour singles finals. The biggest of these was at the Tier II event held in Hanover, Germany, where she lost to Serena Williams. She also finished runner-up at Knokke-Heist, losing to María Sánchez Lorenzo and Helsinki, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

On 16 June 2003 she ascended to her career high ranking of No. 31 in the world. That same year she advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open, her best Grand Slam result since her memorable Wimbledon quarterfinal run six years previously.

During her career, she earned US$1,343,285 and has wins over Lindsay Davenport, Barbara Schett, Anke Huber, Chanda Rubin, Silvia Farina Elia, Tamarine Tanasugarn and Magdalena Maleeva.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (0–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 August 1999 French Community Championships, Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 7–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 20 February 2000 Faber Grand Prix, Hanover, Germany Hard United States Serena Williams 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 11 August 2002 Nordea Nordic Light Open, Helsinki, Finland Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–0, 3–6, 6–7(2–7)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 4R 2R 2R 8–9
French Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 6–9
Wimbledon QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 8–9
US Open 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 4–8
GS W–L Total 5–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 5–4 2–4 6–4 5–4 1–4 26–35

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