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Player Profiles

LUCIE SAFAROVA

Czech Republic

Road to Singapore

42nd

SINGLES

1st

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Feb 4
1987
Height
5' 9"
1.77 m
Weight
137 lbs.
62 kg
Plays
Left-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2002
Personal
Coached by Frantisek Cermak ... Father is Milan; mother is Jana; has one sister, Veronika; also has one dog, Kuba ... Began playing at age 3 ... Favorite surface is clay ... Tennis players most admired are Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport ... Speaks Czech, German and English ... Enjoys comedy movies; favorite actress is Angelina Jolie ... Also enjoys basketball, table tennis and swimming.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (7): 2016 - Prague; 2015 - Doha; 2013 - Qu‚bec City; 2008 - Forest Hills; 2006 - Gold Coast; 2005 - Oeiras, Forest Hills.
Finalist (9): 2015 - Roland Garros, New Haven; 2012 - Charleston; 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Copenhagen; 2010 - Paris [Indoors]; 2009 - Qu‚bec City; 2007 - Paris [Indoors]; 2005 - 's-Hertogenbosch.

DOUBLES
Winner (13): 2017 - Australian Open (w/Mattek-Sands); 2016 - Miami, US Open, Wuhan, Beijing (all w/Mattek-Sands); 2015 - Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Toronto (all w/Mattek-Sands); 2014 - Sydney (w/Babos); 2013 - Charleston (w/Mladenovic), Madrid (w/Pavlyuchenkova); 2012 - Charleston (w/Pavlyuchenkova).
Finalist (3): 2016 - Charleston, WTA Finals (both w/Mattek-Sands); 2008 - Stockholm (w/Cetkovska).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2004, 2006-15; Czech Olympic Team, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Breakthrough first Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won one WTA title at Doha (d. Azarenka in final); runner-up twice at Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to S.Williams) and New Haven (l. to Kvitova in final); QF four times at Antwerp (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Dubai (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Madrid (l. to Kuznetsova 57 76(5) 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Cincinnati (l. to Svitolina); reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once and 2r six times; fell 1r five times (incl. other two majors); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2); made Top 10 debut on June 8 (after French Open; rose from No.13 to No.7) and Top 5 debut on September 14 (after US Open; rose from No.6 to No.5); won four WTA doubles titles - including first two Grand Slam titles of any kind - at Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros and Toronto (all w/Mattek-Sands); having started year at No.15 in doubles, set doubles career-high No.4 on September 14 (after US Open); missed Asian swing w/bacterial infection (withdrew from Wuhan and Beijing).

2014 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.17); SF twice at Wimbledon (l. to Kvitova) and Moscow (l. to Begu); QF three times at Sydney (l. to Kvitova), Charleston (l. to Petkovic) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Ivanovic); reached 4r twice (Roland Garros and US Open), 3r eight times (incl. Australian Open - l. to Li 16 76(2) 63; held 1mp at 61 65) and 2r three times; fell 1r five times; won one WTA doubles title.

2013 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.29); won one WTA title at Qu‚bec City (d. Erakovic in final); SF at Nrnberg (l. to Halep); QF five times at Paris [Indoors], Charleston, Eastbourne, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Beijing; reached 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); won two WTA doubles titles; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.17); runner-up at Charleston (l. to S.Williams in final); SF at Montr‚al (l. to Li); QF four times at Sydney, Doha, Eastbourne and New Haven; reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors and Olympics); made Top 20 debut on August 13 (rose from No.23 to No.19); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Another Top 30 season; runner-up twice at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Dokic 26 76(9) 64 in final; held 2mp at 6-5 and 8-7 in second set tie-break) and Copenhagen (l. to Wozniacki in final); SF twice at Linz (l. to Cibulkova) and Moscow (l. to Kanepi); QF three times at Brisbane, Madrid and Toronto; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r six times (incl. Eastbourne - l. to Bartoli 63 36 76(7); held mp at 7-6 in third set tie-break).

2010 - Another Top 50 season; runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Dementieva in final); SF three times at Madrid (ret. vs. Rezai w/thigh injury), Bastad (l. to Rezai) and Qu‚bec City (l. to Mattek-Sands); QF three times at Brisbane, Stuttgart and Rome; reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors and Moscow - l. to Kleybanova 62 67(4) 76(1); held 3mp at 5-4 third set).

2009 - Another Top 50 season; runner-up at Qu‚bec City (l. to Czink in final); QF six times at Brisbane, Memphis, Monterrey, Barcelona, Toronto and Linz; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to V.Williams 67(5) 62 75; held mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying once.

2008 - Another Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Forest Hills (d. Peng in final); QF at Barcelona; reached 3r twice (incl. Olympics) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - First Top 30 season; runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Petrova in final); SF at Estoril (l. to Azarenka); QF at Australian Open (l. to Vaidisova); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r twice.

2006 - Another Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Gold Coast (d. Pennetta in final); SF twice at Amelia Island (l. to Petrova) and Palermo (l. to Medina Garrigues); reached 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); withdrew from Wimbledon w/rib injury.

2005 - First Top 50 season; won two WTA titles at Oeiras (d. Li in final) and Forest Hills (d. Mirza in final); runner-up at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Koukalova); reached 2r twice; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on June 6 (rose from No.106 to No.77) and Top 50 debut on November 7 (rose from No.52 to No.50).

2004 - Played first WTA qualifying at US Open and Philadelphia; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Did not play.

2001 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
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