Petra Cetkovská

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Petra Cetkovská
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Cetkovská at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Paris, France
Born (1985-02-08) 8 February 1985 (age 32)
Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 2,027,537
Singles
Career record 422–222
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)
Wimbledon 4R (2011)
US Open 3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 194–107
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)
Last updated on: 15 December 2016.

Petra Cetkovská (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈtsɛtkofskaː]; born 8 February 1985 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She reached her career-high singles ranking world no. 25 in June 2012. Over her career, Cetkovská has beaten 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]

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

Career[edit]

Cetkovská turned professional in 2000. Since then, she has won 21 ITF singles titles and 24 doubles titles.

In 2007, she made a breakthrough in her WTA ranking and won three ITF titles. Also, she won her first WTA doubles title with compatriot Andrea Hlaváčková at the ECM Prague Open.

She made her grand slam debut in 2007 US Open, losing to 14th-seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round.

At the 2008 French Open, Cetkovská upset 23rd-seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round 6-3, 6-0. She eventually reached the fourth round, her best Grand Slam showing at the French Open.

In the second round at the 2008 DFS Classic, she upset world no. 10 Marion Bartoli 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, her first win over a top 10 player.


In 2012, Cetkovská had wins over Vera Zvonareva, Agnieszka Radwańska, and Simona Halep

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 2013 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 2013 Wimbledon Championships, and in the second round, she upset 9th-seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2.

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


At the 2015 US Open, Cetkovská upset 4th-seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1), saving four match points in the final set. In the third round, Cetkovská lost to 26th-seed and eventual champion Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. This was Cetkovská's best showing at the US Open.

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
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 New Haven Open at Yale, New Haven, United States Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 1–6

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 May 2007 ECM Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic 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, Mexico 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, Sweden 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, Morocco 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, Mexico Hard Czech Republic Iveta Melzer France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
3–6, 6–2, [5–10]

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 4–1 3–3 4–3 2–3 2–3 0–1 19–23
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Birmingham, UK Grass 2nd Round 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
2009
2. Russia Elena Dementieva No. 4 Indian Wells, US Hard 2nd Round 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1
2011
3. France Marion Bartoli No. 9 Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States Hard Quarterfinals 7-5, 7-5
4. China Li Na No. 7 Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States Hard Semifinals 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(9)
2012
5. Russia Vera Zvonareva No. 10 Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 6-2, 6-2
6. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 3 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay 2nd Round 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
2013
7. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 9 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass 2nd Round 6-2, 6-2
2014
8. China Li Na No. 3 Doha, Qatar Hard 3rd Round 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-4
9. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 9 Rome, Italy Clay 2nd Round 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2015
10. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 5 US Open, New York City, USA Hard 2nd Round 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The sixth day. Vendetta, Pennetta and Schiavone". 25 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Zvolte miss Roland Garros.
  3. ^ "Rolandgarros.com Profile". Eric Frosio. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "WTA.com Profile". wta.com. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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