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Player Profiles

BARBORA STRYCOVA

Czech Republic

Road to Singapore

12th

SINGLES

6th

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Mar 28
1986
Height
5' 4 1/2"
1.64 m
Weight
132 1/2 lbs.
60 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2003
Personal
Coached by Tomas Krupa ... Parents are Jindrich and Ilona; sister, Ivona, studied law and lives in US ... Started playing tennis at age 5 ... Baseliner who prefers grass, clay ... Favorites include movie Into the Wild, book Love Is Just a Word, actor Leonardo Dicaprio, steak, sushi ... Also enjoys swimming, skiing, snowboarding ... Admires Steffi Graf.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2011 - Qu‚bec City.
Finalist (6): 2016 - Dubai, Birmingham; 2014 - Birmingham, Luxembourg; 2012 - Palermo; 2010 - Prague.

DOUBLES
Winner (20): 2016 - Birmingham (w/Ka.Pliskova), Cincinnati, Tokyo (both w/Mirza); 2012 - Stuttgart (w/Benesova), Palermo (w/Voracova); 2011 - Sydney, Monterrey, Barcelona, Luxembourg (all w/Benesova), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Koukalova); 2010 - Paris [Indoors], Monterrey, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (all w/Benesova), Acapulco (w/Hercog), Linz (w/Voracova); 2009 - Qu‚bec City (w/King), Luxembourg (w/Benesova); 2008 - Stockholm (w/Benesova); 2005 - Warsaw (w/Perebiynis), Rabat (w/Loit).
Finalist (13): 2017 - Sydney (w/Mirza); 2016 - Auckland (w/Kovinic), Wuhan (w/Mirza); 2012 - Linz (w/Goerges); 2010 - Bastad (w/Voracova), Qu‚bec City (w/Mattek-Sands), Luxembourg (w/Benesova); 2009 - Monterrey, Prague (both w/Benesova); 2008 - Auckland (w/Mller); 2006 - Auckland (w/Loit); 2005 - Bogot  (w/Kurhajcova), Prague (w/Kostanic Tosic).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2002-04, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2014-16; Czech Olympic Team, 2004, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Third Top 50 season (finishing No.41 - finished 2011 at No.44 and 2014 at No.26); SF twice at Auckland (l. to Wozniacki) and Antwerp (l. to Petkovic); QF four times at Sydney, Prague, Bastad and Luxembourg; reached 3r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Doha - l. to V.Williams 75 36 76(5); held 1mp at 6-5 third set, and Eastbourne - l. to Errani 62 67(1) 76(7); held 2mp at 6-4 in third set tie-break); fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors and Cincinnati - l. to Lepchenko 26 75 76(6); held 4mp - 3mp at 5-4 second set, 1mp at 5-4 third set); made Top 20 debut on March 2 (after Doha; rose from No.22 to No.20).

2014 - Best season to date (finishing No.26); runner-up twice at Birmingham (l. to Ivanovic in final) and Luxembourg (l. to Beck in final); QF three times at Shenzhen, Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Kvitova) and New Haven; reached 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); peaked at No.25 on November 10 (a week after November 3 year-end rankings).

2013 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Osaka; reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Palermo (l. to Errani in final); QF twice at Budapest and Qu‚bec City; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; won two WTA doubles titles.

2011 - First Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Qu‚bec City (d. Erakovic in final); SF at Bastad (l. to Hercog); QF at Brisbane; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon and Paris [Indoors] - l. to Kvitova 64 67(6) 76(9); held mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other two majors and Rome - l. to Dom¡nguez Lino 61 06 76(4); held mp at 5-2 third set) and in qualifying twice; won five WTA doubles titles.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Prague (l. to Szavay in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on July 19 (rose from No.52 to No.39); QF at Bastad; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open - 4h19min 1r win over Kulikova was third-longest women's singles match in Open Era); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying four times; won five WTA doubles titles.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Acapulco (l. to V.Williams); QF twice at Monterrey and Bad Gastein; reached 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Another Top 100 season; reached 3r once (Wimbledon); reached 2r three times; fell 1r five times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title; won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - QF at Bogot ; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - QF at Bogot ; reached 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - First Top 100 season; SF at Guangzhou (l. to Sucha); QF at Strasbourg; reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors and Olympics) and in qualifying once; made Top 100 debut on March 22 (rose from No.116 to No.97); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first WTA main draw at Wimbledon, falling 1r (l. to Perebiynis 11-9 third set); fell in qualifying twice (Australian Open, US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Did not play.

2000 - Played first event of career at ITF/Prostejov-CZE.
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