Klára Koukalová

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Klára Koukalová
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1982-02-24) 24 February 1982 (age 39)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired26 September 2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,084,344
Singles
Career record510–434 (54.0%)
Career titles3 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (15 April 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
French Open4R (2012)
Wimbledon4R (2010)
US Open1R (200308, 201015)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2004, 2008, 2012)
Doubles
Career record105–147 (41.7%)
Career titles4 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 31 (19 May 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2011, 2014)
French Open3R (2012)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2011, 2014)
US Open3R (2014)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–5 (66.7%)

Klára Koukalová (formerly Zakopalová; born 24 February 1982) is a retired Czech tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague.

After the 2014 Miami Masters, she switched back to her maiden name, Koukalová, since she divorced from her husband, Jan Zakopal (see Personal life).[1]

Career[edit]

2003–2009[edit]

Koukalová made her Grand Slam debut at the 2003 Australian Open, defeating fellow qualifier and Grand Slam debutante Maria Sharapova in the first round before going on to upset sixth-seed Monica Seles. Her run ended in the third round.

In January 2006, she played comeback player Martina Hingis, at the WTA Tour tournament in Gold Coast, where she lost in the second round. Koukalová was seeded 29th at the Australian Open, but lost in the first round to Ekaterina Bychkova. In that year, she had ten first-round losses in singles and failed to win a doubles match.

In 2008, Koukalová reached the final of the inaugural Cachantún Cup in Chile. She played the top seed Flavia Pennetta, but was forced to retire due to a sprained ankle. This also forced her to withdraw from the next tournament in Bogotá, where she had made the quarterfinals in 2007.

Koukalová's biggest win came at the 2009 Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella, Spain. She defeated world No. 1 and ten-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, in three sets. Williams was also her first-round opponent at the French Open, Koulalová this time lost.

2010[edit]

She gained another good win over a top-5 player, defeating Dinara Safina in the first round of the Madrid Open.

In the first round of the Warsaw Open, Koukalová caused a big upset by defeating fourth seed and world No. 14, Marion Bartoli. She was then defeated by world No. 205, Gréta Arn, in the second round.

At the Wimbledon Championships, Koukalová advanced to the fourth round for the first time at a Grand Slam. She scored upset wins over 18th seed Aravane Rezaï and tenth seed Flavia Pennetta, before falling to qualifier Kaia Kanepi.

Koukalová made the final at the Danish Open, where she lost to then world No. 3, Caroline Wozniacki. She defeated Rossana de los Rios, Tatjana Malek, Sorana Cîrstea, and Li Na en route to the final. After this tournament, she could not match her performance as she went on to do poorly in her last four tournaments, only advancing to the second round at Linz, where she lost to Patty Schnyder.

2011[edit]

Koukalová at the 2011 US Open

Koukalová started season at the Hobart International. Seeded fifth, she lost in her semifinal match to sixth seed and eventual champion, Jarmila Groth.[2] At the Australian Open, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by 31st seed Lucie Šafářová.[3]

Playing in at Paris Indoor, Koukalová lost in the second round to seventh seed Yanina Wickmayer.[4] She was seeded 31st for the French Open, her first seeding at a Grand Slam tournament since 2006. She was upset in the first round by Taiwanese qualifier Chan Yung-jan.

After her defeat at Roland Garros, Koukalová traveled to Copenhagen to defend her finalist points from the year before. Seeded second, she was upset in the first round by German Kathrin Wörle.

Koukalová then returned to the site of her greatest Grand Slam accomplishment, Wimbledon. Unseeded, she came from a set down to defeat British wildcard Emily Webley-Smith in the first round. In the second round, she avenged her Australian Open loss by upsetting 31st seed Lucie Šafářová in three sets. In the third round, Koukalová fell to eventual finalist Maria Sharapova.

She then made the semifinals in Budapest, where she lost to the eventual champion Roberta Vinci, and then made the quarterfinals in Palermo, where she lost to eventual finalist Polona Hercog.

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Koukalová at the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup

Koukalová began her year at the Shenzhen Open. Despite being the third seed and last year finalist, she lost in the second round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.[5] In doubles, she and Niculescu won the title defeating Lyudmyla Kichenok/Nadiia Kichenok in the final.[6] Seeded seventh at the Hobart International, Koukalová reached the final where she was defeated by qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza.[7] However, in doubles, she and Niculescu won the title defeating Lisa Raymond/Zhang Shuai in the final.[8] At the Australian Open, Koukalová lost in the first round to 17th seed Sam Stosur.[9]

In Paris at the indoor event, she was defeated in the second round by fourth seed and 2012 champion Angelique Kerber.[10] During the Fed Cup tie against Spain, Koukalová won her first rubber over María Teresa Torró Flor, but she lost her second rubber to Carla Suárez Navarro. In the end, the Czech Republic defeated Spain 3–2.[11] At the Qatar Open, she upset ninth seed Ana Ivanovic in the second round.[12] She was defeated in the third round by sixth seed and eventual finalist Angelique Kerber.[13] As the top seed at the first edition of the Rio Open, Koukalová made it to the final where she lost to fifth seed Kurumi Nara.[14] Seeded third at the Brasil Tennis Cup, she won the tournament beating second seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the final; this was her third WTA singles title.[15] Seeded 28th at the Indian Wells Open, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by compatriot Karolína Plíšková.[16] Seeded 27th at the Miami Open, Koukalová lost her second-round match to Caroline Garcia.[17] Seeded fifth at the Katowice Open, Koukalová made it to the quarterfinal round where she was defeated by fourth seed and eventual champion, Alizé Cornet.[18] In doubles, she and Niculescu reached the final where they lost to the pair Yuliya Beygelzimer/Olga Savchuk.

Koukalová began her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She lost in the first round to eighth seed Sara Errani.[19] At the Madrid Open, Koukalová was defeated in the first round by eighth seed and eventual champion, Maria Sharapova.[20] Seeded second at the Sparta Prague Open, she lost in the first round to eventual champion Heather Watson.[21] Seeded third at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, her final tournament before the French Open, she was defeated in the first round by Polona Hercog.[22] Seeded 30th at the French Open, she lost in the first round to María Teresa Torró Flor.[23]

Seeded sixth at the Birmingham Classic, Koukalová reached the quarterfinal round where she was defeated by top seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic.[24] Seeded eighth at the Rosmalen Open, she advanced to the semifinal round where she lost to eventual champion CoCo Vandeweghe.[25] Seeded 31st at the Wimbledon Championships, she was defeated in her second-round match by Madison Keys.[26]

Seeded third at the first edition of the Bucharest Open, Koukalová lost in the first round to Monica Niculescu.[27] Seeded third at the İstanbul Cup, she was defeated in the second round by Kristina Mladenovic.[28]

In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, Koukalová lost in the second round to 11th seed and 2010 champion Caroline Wozniacki.[29] At the Cincinnati Open, she was defeated in the first round by American qualifier Taylor Townsend.[30] Competing at the Connecticut Open, Koukalová lost in the first round to sixth seed Flavia Pennetta.[31] At the US Open, she was defeated in the first round by Petra Cetkovská.[32]

Seeded third at the Korea Open, Koukalová lost in the second round to Maria Kirilenko.[33] Playing at the first edition of the Wuhan Open, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Zarina Diyas.[34] In Beijing at the China Open, Koukalová lost in the first round to Zarina Diyas.[35] At the Generali Ladies Linz, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by Marina Erakovic.[36] She played her final tournament of the season at the Kremlin Cup and retired during her first-round match against fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova due to illness.[37]

Koukalová ended the year ranked 41.

2015[edit]

Koukalová at the 2015 Aegon International

She began the season at the Shenzhen Open seeded fifth and lost in the first round to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.[38] As the sixth seed and last year finalist at the Hobart International, she was defeated in the first round by Kurumi Nara.[39] At the Australian Open, she beat Australian wildcard Storm Sanders in the first round.[40] In the second round, she lost to Julia Görges.[41]

In Antwerp, Belgium at the Diamond Games, Koukalová was defeated in the first round by qualifier Francesca Schiavone.[42] Koukalová lost in the first round of qualifying at the Qatar Open to Hsieh Su-wei. At the Dubai Championships, Koukalová fell in the first round to Tsvetana Pironkova.[43] Seeded fifth at the Malaysian Open, she was defeated in the second round by Carina Witthöft.[44] At the Indian Wells Open, Koukalová lost to Daniela Hantuchová in her first-round match.[45] In the second round, she lost to 16th seed Madison Keys.[46] At the Miami Open, she was defeated in the first round by Kristina Mladenovic.[47] In Poland at the Katowice Open, Koukalová lost her quarterfinal match to top seed and home crowd favorite Agnieszka Radwańska.[48]

Seeded third at the Slovak Open, she was defeated in the first round by eventual champion Danka Kovinić.[49] At the Italian Open, Koukalová lost in the first round of qualifying to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. In Germany at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by second seed Angelique Kerber.[50] Competing at the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, the French Open, she lost in the first round to Danka Kovinić.[51]

Beginning grass-court season at the Rosmalen Open, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by Annika Beck.[52] Getting through the qualifying rounds at the Birmingham Classic, she lost in the third round to top seed Simona Halep.[53] In Eastbourne, Koukalová was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Lauren Davis. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Ajla Tomljanović.[54]

In Contrexéville at the Lorraine Open 88, Koukalová was defeated in the first round by Kristína Kučová. At the Swedish Open, she lost in her quarterfinal match to Yulia Putintseva.[55] Playing in Austria at the Gastein Ladies, Koukalová was defeated in the second round by second seed and eventual champion, Sam Stosur.[56] Seeded third at the first edition of the Prague Open, she lost in the first round to Laura Pous Tió.

Playing in New York at the US Open, Koukalová was defeated in the first round by 19th seed Madison Keys.[57]

Seeded fifth at the Open de Biarritz, she reached the semifinal round where she lost to sixth seed and eventual champion, Laura Siegemund.[58] In Seoul at the Korea Open, Koukalová retired from her first-round match against Magdaléna Rybáriková due to injury.[59] At the Tashkent Open, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Kateryna Kozlova. Coming through qualifying at the Generali Ladies Linz, Koukalová lost in the first round to Denisa Allertová. Entering the Kremlin Cup as a qualifier, she was defeated in the second round by eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Koukalová played her final tournament of the season at the Al Habtoor Challenge. Seeded second, she made it to the final where she lost to sixth seed Çağla Büyükakçay.[60]

Koukalová ended the year ranked 106.

2016[edit]

Koukalová started season at the Hobart International where she lost in the first round of qualifying to Jana Fett. At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Nicole Gibbs.[61]

Getting past qualifying at the St. Petersburg Trophy, she lost in the first round to fifth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[62] At the Qatar Open, Koukalová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Jana Čepelová.[63] At the Malaysian Open, she lost in her first-round match to Naomi Broady.[64] Playing at the Indian Wells Open, Koukalová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Verónica Cepede Royg. At the Katowice Open, she lost in her first-round match to qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova.[65]

Beginning her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Koukalová was defeated in the first round of qualifying to Laura Robson.[66] Competing in her home country at the Prague Open, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Amandine Hesse. At the French Open, she reached the final round of qualifying where she was defeated by Çağla Büyükakçay.[67]

In the Birmingham Classic, she lost in the second round of qualifying to Kateryna Bondarenko. Competing at the Wimbledon Championships, Koukalová was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Stephanie Vogt.[68]

On September 26, 2016, Koukalová announced her retirement from tennis.[69]

Personal life[edit]

On 6 June 2006, Klára married Czech footballer Jan Zakopal,[70] but they divorced in January 2014.[71] From June 2006 to March 2014, she used her married name Zakopalová while competing, switching back to Koukalová in April 2014.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 15 (3 titles, 12 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier M. & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–12)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (0–7)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 May 2001 Belgian Open Clay Germany Barbara Rittner 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 14 July 2002 Morocco Open Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch 7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 2 August 2003 Warsaw Open, Poland (1) Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 19 June 2004 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,
Netherlands
Grass France Mary Pierce 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 5. 14 August 2004 Warsaw Open, Poland (2) Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 1. 18 June 2005 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,
Netherlands
Grass Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 24 July 2005 Internazionali di Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 4–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 25 September 2005 Slovenia Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 17 February 2008 Cachantún Cup, Chile Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 4–6, 4–5 ret.
Runner-up 8. 8 August 2010 Danish Open Carpet (i) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 9. 26 September 2010 Korea Open Hard Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 6 January 2013 Shenzhen Open, China Hard China Li Na 3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Runner-up 11. 11 January 2014 Hobart International, Australia Hard Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 23 February 2014 Rio Open, Brazil Clay Japan Kurumi Nara 1–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 3. 1 March 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup Hard Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 4–6, 7–5, 6–0

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier M. & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 September 2001 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) Czech Republic Alena Vašková United States Samantha Reeves
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
5–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 25 July 2009 Slovenia Open Hard France Camille Pin Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 24 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) Russia Maria Kondratieva Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 18 June 2011 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Italy Flavia Pennetta
1–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Runner-up 4. 16 July 2011 Internazionali di Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 22 June 2013 Eastbourne International, UK Grass Romania Monica Niculescu Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 21 July 2013 Swedish Open Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–4
Winner 3. 4 January 2014 Shenzhen Open, China Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 11 January 2014 Hobart International, Australia Hard Romania Monica Niculescu United States Lisa Raymond
China Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 6. 13 April 2014 Katowice Open, Poland Hard (i) Romania Monica Niculescu Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
4–6, 7–5, [7–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 12 (7–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 July 1999 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay United States Janet Bergman 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 14 February 2000 ITF Pécs, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Petra Raclavská 4–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 3. 25 June 2000 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay Germany Syna Schreiber 7–6(7), 6–3
Winner 4. 27 August 2000 ITF Maribor, Slovenia Clay Germany Angelika Rösch 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 11 June 2001 ITF Marseille, France Clay Slovakia Karina Habšudová 6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 6. 9 June 2002 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 7–6(4), 5–7, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 10 June 2007 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic Clay Germany Angelique Kerber 3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Winner 8. 17 June 2007 Zlín Open, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 31 October 2009 Ortisei Internazional, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová 6–7(4), 3–6
Runner-up 10. 20 May 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 3–6, 5–7
Winner 11. 13 June 2010 Open de Marseille, France Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 14 November 2015 Al Habtoor Challenge, UAE Hard Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 7–6(4), 4–6, 4–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 6–14
French Open Q2 Q1 1R 2R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R Q3 7–12
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R Q1 11–12
US Open Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0–12
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–4 2–4 2–4 0–4 0–2 1–4 0–3 4–4 3–4 5–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 0–1 24–50
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held A 0–3
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 1R A 2R A 2R 1R A 1R 4R1 4R 2R 2R A 6–9
Miami A A 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 4R 2R 1R A2 5–11
Madrid Not Held A 2R 1R 2R 1R3 1R A A 2–5
Beijing Not Tier I A 1R 2R A 1R 1R A A 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–4 3–3 4–4 0–4 1–2 0–0 14–29
Tournaments won 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Year-end ranking 138 120 62 46 36 125 62 75 95 41 41 28 35 41 106 292

1 At the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, Vera Zvonareva withdrew from her third-round match against Koukalová.

2 Koukalová had to withdraw from the 2016 Miami Open due to a shoulder injury.

3 Koukalová had to retire from her first-round match at the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open against Maria Kirilenko due to asthma problems.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open A 1R A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–8
French Open 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4–9
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–10
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 4–10
Win–Loss 0–3 0–4 0–2 1–4 0–1 2–3 3–4 3–4 0–4 5–4 0–4 14–37

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