Cetkovská at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Born||8 February 1985|
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 23 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (18 June 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||4R (2008)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 25 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (13 June 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2014)|
Petra Cetkovská (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈtsɛtkofskaː]; born 8 February 1985 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia) is a former tennis player from the Czech Republic. Having turned professional in 2000, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 25 on 18 June 2012. Over her career, Cetkovská has defeated top players Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva, Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwańska, Caroline Wozniacki, and Vera Zvonareva.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 WTA career finals
- 4 Grand Slam performance timelines
- 5 Head vs head record
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Cetkovská has been playing tennis since she was five. Her father Petr works at a pro shop in a local tennis club, while her mother Alena is a nurse. She has one younger brother, Matej. Petra's father is of Macedonian origin.
When she was 14, Cetkovská was involved in an incident with a friend while playing sport where her friend had accidentally pushed her against a wall. Two years later, she had brain surgery due to the swelling caused by the incident. A year later, she had contracted glandular fever, further hampering her tennis career prospects and the third obstacle had come when she broke her foot playing junior doubles final at the Australian Open. 
2000-2006: mainly on the ITF Circuit
In 2000, Cetkovská played the first events on the ITF Women's Circuit, winning one doubles title. The following year, she won two singles titles and one doubles ITF title. In 2002, when she competed in her first WTA qualifying at Palermo, Cetkovská won two singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
She won another ITF singles title in 2003, and three ITF doubles titles in 2004. The following year, Cetkovská fell in WTA qualifying twice; but she won six singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In 2006, she lost in WTA qualifying three times at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open; however, she won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF events.
In 2007, she made a breakthrough in her WTA ranking. She won three ITF titles, and her first WTA doubles title with compatriot Andrea Hlaváčková at the ECM Prague Open defeating Ji Chunmei/Sun Shengnan in the final.
As the 22nd seed in qualifying at the US Open, Cetkovská successfully qualified for the main draw defeating Abigail Spears, Lucie Hradecká, and Anne Keothavong. She made her grand-slam debut into the main draw beating American Jill Craybas in the first round 6–0, 7–6(4). She ended up losing in the second round to 14th seed Elena Dementieva 3–6, 2–6.
Cetkovská ended the season ranked 99.
Cetkovská began her season by playing qualifying at the 2008 Moorilla Hobart International. She lost in the second round of qualifying to 3rd seed Ashley Harkleroad 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. At the 2008 Australian Open, she was defeated in the first round by World No. 34 Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(1), 6-0.
Cetkovská did not play for the first four months of the 2013 season due to a recurring left foot stress fracture, having pulled out of nine tournaments. At the French Open, she beat 19th-seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach the third round at the French Open for the first time since 2008.
Cetkovská started her season in March at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open. She lost in the 1st round to American Christina McHale 6-4, 7-5. After Indian Wells, she headed to Miami to compete at the 2015 Miami Open. Cetkovská was defeated in the 1st round by wildcard Paula Badosa Gibert 6-1, 6-1.
Cetkovská began her grass court season seeded 3rd at the 2015 Aegon Surbiton Trophy. After a 1st round win over British wildcard Laura Deigman, she faced another British player, Naomi Broady. Cetkovská ended up losing in the 2nd round to Broady 6-1, 7-5. She had another 1st round loss, this time at the 2015 Aegon Classic, to qualifier Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-2. Cetkovská successfully qualified for the 2015 Wimbledon Championships defeating Renata Voráčová, 15th seed Donna Vekić, and Elise Mertens. Despite qualifying for the main draw, she lost in the 1st round to Tímea Babos 7-6(4), 6-3.
Two weeks later, Cetkovská competed at the 2015 ITS Cup where she was the 3rd seed and the defending champion. She advanced to the final after wins over Rebecca Šramková, Irina Ramialison, 6th seed Akgul Amanmuradova, and Ekaterina Alexandrova. Cetkovská ended up losing in the final to top seed and compatriot Barbora Krejčíková 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(5). During the week of July 27th, Cetkovská traveled to Poland to play at the 2015 Powiat Poznański Open. She would go on to win the title defeating Sofia Shapatava, 7th seed Romina Oprandi, 3rd seed Richèl Hogenkamp, qualifier and compatriot Martina Borecká, and 4th seed Jeļena Ostapenko. The week of August 10th saw Cetkovská playing a tournament in Prague, the 2015 Advantage Cars Prague Open, which was a brand new tournament. Playing as a wildcard, she lost in the semifinals to 7th seed and eventual tournament winner María Teresa Torró Flor 7-6(9), 7-5.
Cetkovská had a great run at the 2015 US Open. She started the tournament off by beating American Christina McHale in the 1st round 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In the 2nd round, Cetkovská had a huge win, upsetting 4th seed and last year finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1). Cetkovská saved 4 match points to complete the upset. In the 3rd round, she lost to 26th seed and eventual champion Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. Nevertheless, this was Cetkovská's best result at the US Open.
After the US Open, Cetkovská played at the 2015 L'Open Emeraude Solaire de Saint-Malo. After winning her 1st round match, she retired during her match with Laura Pous Tió. This ended up being her last tournament of year.
Cetkovská ended her season ranked 131.
WTA career finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Runner-up||1.||27 August 2011||Connecticut Open, New Haven||Hard||Caroline Wozniacki||4–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Winner||1.||13 May 2007||ECM Prague Open||Clay||Andrea Hlaváčková|| Chunmei Ji
|Runner-up||1.||1 March 2008||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco||Clay||Iveta Benešová|| Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
|Runner-up||2.||3 August 2008||Nordea Nordic Light Open, Stockholm||Hard||Lucie Šafářová|| Iveta Benešová
|Winner||2.||28 April 2012||Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Irina-Camelia Begu
|3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]|
|Runner-up||3.||2 March 2014||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco||Hard||Iveta Melzer|| Kristina Mladenovic
|3–6, 6–2, [5–10]|
Grand Slam performance timelines
Head vs head record
- Marion Bartoli 2-0
- Sara Errani 2-1
- Ana Ivanovic 2-1
- Angelique Kerber 2-3
- Li Na 2-1
- Agnieszka Radwańska 4-0
- Caroline Wozniacki 2-2
- Simona Halep 1-1
- Elena Dementieva 1-1
- Sloane Stephens 1-3
- Roberta Vinci 0-2
|1.||Marion Bartoli||No. 10||DFS Classic, Birmingham||Grass||2nd Round||5–7, 6–4, 6–0|
|2.||Elena Dementieva||No. 4||2009 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells||Hard||2nd Round||7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–1|
|3.||Marion Bartoli||No. 9||Connecticut Open, New Haven||Hard||Quarterfinals||7–5, 7–5|
|4.||Li Na||No. 7||Connecticut Open, New Haven||Hard||Semifinals||6–2, 5–7, 7–6(11–9)|
|5.||Vera Zvonareva||No. 10||Mutua Madrid Open||Clay||1st Round||6–2, 6–2|
|6.||Agnieszka Radwańska||No. 3||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome||Clay||2nd Round||6–4, 4–6, 6–1|
|7.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 9||Wimbledon, London||Grass||2nd Round||6–2, 6–2|
|8.||Li Na||No. 3||Qatar Ladies Open, Doha||Hard||3rd Round||7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–4|
|9.||Angelique Kerber||No. 9||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome||Clay||2nd Round||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|10.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 5||US Open, New York||Hard||2nd Round||6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–1)|
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