Denisa Chládková

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Denisa Chládková
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979 (age 38)
Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,343,285
Career record 303–246
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 31 (16 June 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2003)
French Open 3R (2001)
Wimbledon QF (1997)
US Open 2R (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Career record 52–61
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 74 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 3R (2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open 2R (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 June 16, 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)

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