Petra Cetkovská

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Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovska (24400739746).jpg
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceParis, France
Born (1985-02-08) 8 February 1985 (age 33)
Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,056,672
Singles
Career record423–227
Career titles0 WTA, 23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 25 (18 June 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open4R (2008)
Wimbledon4R (2011)
US Open3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record194–107
Career titles2 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (13 June 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Wimbledon1R (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014)
US Open2R (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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1][2]

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. [3]

Cetkovská speaks Czech, French and English. She was involved in a relationship with ATP player Marcos Baghdatis when she was 19.[4]

Career[edit]

2000-2006: mainly on the ITF Circuit[edit]

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.

2007[edit]

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.

2008[edit]

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.[5]

2012[edit]

Cetkovská played her 1st tournament of the year at the 2012 Australian Open. As the 32nd seed, she won her 1st round match over Ayumi Morita 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.[6]

2013[edit]

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 successfully qualified for the Wimbledon Championships, and in the second round, she upset 9th-seed Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–2.

2014[edit]

In 2014, she had wins over Angelique Kerber, Li Na, Sloane Stephens, and Monica Puig.

2015[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Cetkovská suffered a 1st round loss at the 2015 French Open to Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

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).[12] 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.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15] 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).[16][17][18] 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.[19] 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[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 August 2011 Connecticut Open, New Haven Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 13 May 2007 ECM Prague Open Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková China Chunmei Ji
China Shengnan Sun
7–6(9–7), 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1 March 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open, Stockholm Hard Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
5–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 April 2012 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes Clay Russia Alexandra Panova Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Runner-up 3. 2 March 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco Hard Czech Republic Iveta Melzer France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
3–6, 6–2, [5–10]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A Q1 2R A A A 1R 1–4
French Open Q2 Q2 4R 1R A Q3 2R 3R 1R 1R Q1 6–6
Wimbledon Q2 Q3 1R 1R A 4R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 7–7
US Open Q2 2R 1R Q1 Q2 2R A 1R 2R 3R A 5–6
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 3–4 0–3 0–0 4–2 3–3 4–3 2–3 2–3 0–1 19–23
Year-end ranking 219 103 82 149 142 31 55 132 59 131 581

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R A 2R A A A 1–2
French Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R 0–6
Wimbledon 1R 1R A Q1 1R A 1R A 0–4
US Open 1R 1R A 1R A 2R 2R A 2–5
Win–Loss 0–3 0–3 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–17

Head vs head record[edit]


Top-10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2008
1. France Marion Bartoli No. 10 DFS Classic, Birmingham Grass 2nd Round 5–7, 6–4, 6–0
2009
2. Russia Elena Dementieva No. 4 2009 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Hard 2nd Round 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–1
2011
3. France Marion Bartoli No. 9 Connecticut Open, New Haven Hard Quarterfinals 7–5, 7–5
4. China Li Na No. 7 Connecticut Open, New Haven Hard Semifinals 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(11–9)
2012
5. Russia Vera Zvonareva No. 10 Mutua Madrid Open Clay 1st Round 6–2, 6–2
6. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 3 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay 2nd Round 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
2013
7. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 9 Wimbledon, London Grass 2nd Round 6–2, 6–2
2014
8. China Li Na No. 3 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha Hard 3rd Round 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–4
9. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 9 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay 2nd Round 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2015
10. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 5 US Open, New York Hard 2nd Round 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–1)

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