Petra Cetkovská

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Petra Cetkovská
Cetkovska RG15 (1) (18687388753).jpg
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Paris, France
Born (1985-02-08) 8 February 1985 (age 31)
Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 2000
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)
Current ranking No. 132 (21 March 2016)
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)
Current ranking No. 804 (21 March 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2012)
French Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2008)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008)
Last updated on: 8 February 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, Sara Errani, Simona Halep, 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 was having brain surgery due to the swelling caused by the incident. A year later after that, she had contracted glandular fever, further hampering her tennis career prospects and the third obstacle had come when she broke her foot playing the Australian Open junior doubles final. [3]

She is coached by Stéphane Charret and cites Roger Federer as her favorite player because he's "a great player and a good person." 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 notched 3 ITF titles. Also, she won her first WTA doubles title with compatriot Andrea Hlaváčková at the ECM Prague Open.

She made her grand slam main draw debut in 2007 US Open, going through to the second round by defeating Jill Craybas from USA. She eventually lost to 14th seed Elena Dementieva in her second round match.

2008[edit]

At the 2008 French Open, she upset the 23rd seed Alona Bondarenko in the first round en route to a fourth round showing, her best Grand Slam showing to date. However, on 1 June she suffered the heaviest defeat of her entire playing career, losing to then-World No.2 and eventual French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, 6–0, 6–0.[5]

2009[edit]

Cetkovská started her 2009 year at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. She lost in the first round to 5th seed Shahar Pe'er. At the Medibank International in Sydney, Australia. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Vera Dushevina in three sets. At the Australian Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round to Marina Erakovic. At the Copa Colsanitas, Cetkovská defeated Sandra Záhlavová in straight sets in the first round and in the second round lost to Maša Zec Peškirič in two sets.

2010[edit]

2011: first WTA final[edit]

2012: Highest ranking[edit]

Cetkovská started the 2012 year by playing at the Australian Open where she was the 3second seed. In the first round, Cetkovská beat Ayumi Morita. In the second round, she lost to Mona Barthel. After the Australian Open, Cetkovská played at the Open GDF Suez in Paris,France. In the first round, Cetkovská beat Lucky Loser Alberta Brianti. In the second round, Cetkovská lost to 6th seed Julia Görges in two sets. At the Qatar Total Open, she beat Petra Martić in the first round and in the second round defeated 13th seed Ana Ivanovic in two sets. In the third round, Cetkovská lost to third seed and eventual finalist Samantha Stosur. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Cetkovská lost in the first round to 8th seed Jelena Janković in a two-set match. In March, Cetkovská played at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. She was the 28th seed. She received a bye into the second round.

2013: Return from injury[edit]

Cetkovská did not play for the first 4 months of the 2013 season due to a recurring left foot stress fracture, having pulled out of nine tournaments. She made her comeback at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France. Cetkovská lost in the first round in three sets to Johanna Larsson. Placed in the main draw of the French Open with a protected ranking, Cetkovská won against Olga Puchkova in the first round. In the second round, Cetkovská beat 19th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets to reach the third round at the French Open for the first time since 2008. In the third round, Cetkovská lost to 15th seed Roberta Vinci. Turning to the Grass Court Season, Cetkovská lost in the first round at the Aegon Classic to Mathilde Johansson. Cetkovská qualified for the Wimbledon Championships by beating Olivia Rogowska, Polona Hercog, and Grace Min. In the first round, Cetkovská defeated Donna Vekić in straight sets. In the second round, Cetkovská upset 9th seed and former World Number 1 Caroline Wozniacki in two sets. In the third round, Cetkovská lost to 17th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Sloane Stephens. After Wimbledon, Cetkovská played a challenger in Biarritz,France. She retired in the third set of her first round match against Yuliya Beygelzimer. At the Western & Southern Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round of qualifying to Marina Erakovic . At the New Haven Open at Yale, Cetkovská lost in the first round of qualifying to Ayumi Morita. Cetkovská played with a protected ranking at the US Open. In the first round, Cetkovská lost to Sofia Arvidsson in three sets. At the Tashkent Open, Cetkovská beat Nigina Abduraimova in the first round before losing in the second round to Yvonne Meusburger. At the Guangzhou International Women's Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round to Galina Voskoboeva. Cetkovská qualified for the challenger in Ningbo, China by beating Yuliya Beygelzimer and Vera Dushevina. In the first round, Cetkovská beat Qiang Wang in two sets. In the second round, Cetkovská lost again to Yvonne Meusburger. At the China Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round of qualifying to Galina Voskoboeva. Cetkovská played her final tournament of the year at the HP Open in Osaka, Japan. Cetkovská lost in the first round to Polona Hercog in three sets. Cetkovská ended 2013 ranked 132.

2014[edit]

Cetkovská missed the Australian Open due to a hip injury. The first tournament of the year Cetkovská played in was the Open GDF Suez in Paris, France. She played qualifying in order to be in the main draw. In the first round of qualifying, Cetkovská beat Alison Van Uytvanck in three sets. In the second round of qualifying, Cetkovská defeated 4th seed Lourdes Domínguez Lino. In the final round of qualifying, Cetkovská lost to Anna-Lena Friedsam in straight sets. Next, Cetkovská played at the Qatar Total Open in Doha. She played qualifying to be in the main draw. She beat Michaela Honcova and Anastasia Rodionova. In the first round, she beat Sloane Stephens in straight sets. In the second round, she beat Shuai Zhang. In the third round, Cetkovská upset World Number 2 Li Na in three sets to hand Li Na her first loss of the year. In the quarterfinal, Cetkovská lost easily to eventual finalist Angelique Kerber, winning one game. At the BNP Paribas Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round to American wildcard Shelby Rogers. Next, Cetkovská played an ITF tournament in Osprey Florida. In the first round, Cetkovská beat Melanie Oudin but then needed to withdraw before her second round match against Kiki Bertens. At the Family Circle Cup, Cetkovská beat American Varvara Lepchenko in the first round. In the second round, she lost in a three-set match to Elena Vesnina. At the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Cetkovská lost in the first round to Yvonne Meusburger. At the Madrid Open, she qualified and beat Stefanie Vögele in the first round before losing in the second round in three sets to Sloane Stephens. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Cetkovská qualified and beat Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round. In the second round, Cetkovská upset 7th seed Angelique Kerber in three sets. She lost in the third round in two sets to home crowd favorite, and 10th seed Sara Errani. At the French Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round to Varvara Lepchenko.

Cetkovská started her grass court season at the Aegon Classic. Cetkovská beat Alexandra Cadanțu in the first round and Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round. She lost in the third round to eventual semifinalist Shuai Zhang in straight sets. At the Wimbledon Championships, Cetkovská beat Jovana Jakšić in the first round but lost in the second round to 25th seed Alizé Cornet in three sets. After Wimbledon, Cetkovská played at the BRD Bucharest Open in Bucharest, Romania. Cetkovská defeated Romanian Alexandra Cadanțu in the first round and Kiki Bertens in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist Roberta Vinci in two sets. Next, Cetkovská played a Challenger in Olomouc, Czech Republic. She won the tournament by beating Zuzana Zálabská, Amandine Hesse, Sofia Shapatava, Barbora Krejčíková, and Denisa Allertová. At the US Open, Cetkovská beat compatriot Klára Koukalová in the first round in three sets. In the second round, Cetkovská lost to compatriot, third seed, and two-time Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová in straight sets. Cetkovská ended the year ranked 59.

2015: More injuries[edit]

Petra Cetkovská at the 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying

Cetkovská withdrew from the Australian Open due to a hip injury. Cetkovská returned in March to play at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. She lost in the first round to American Christina Mchale in straight sets. At the Miami Open, Cetkovská lost easily in the first round to Wildcard Paula Badosa Gibert. At the French Open, Cetkovská lost in the first round to Misaki Doi. In the US Open, Cetkovská achieved her career best showing by reaching the third round. In the 1st round, she defeated Christina Mchale in 3 sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and was scheduled to face Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. She won their last meeting at the Wimbledon in straight sets. As an underdog, she saved 4 match points and won the match 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1). She then faced the eventual champion Flavia Pennetta in the third round and took the first set 6-1, however she lost the next two sets and exited the tournament. Nevertheless, this was her best showing at the US Open.

2016[edit]

Cetkovská was supposed to start her 2016 year at the 2016 Hobart International, but she withdrew due to a lower back injury. Cetkovská then played at the 2016 Australian Open. This is the 1st time since 2012 that Cetkovská played at the Australian Open. In the 1st round, she lost to 30th seed Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-4.

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 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

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 2–5
Win–Loss 0–3 0–3 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–17

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