Denisa Chladkova
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Denisa Chládková
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979 (age 42)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1997
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,343,285
Career record303-246
Career titles7 ITF
Highest ranking31 (16 June 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2003)
French Open3R (2001)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open2R (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Career record52-61
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking74 (9 January 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2005)
US Open2R (2005)

Denisa Chládková (born 8 February 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Chládková did not win any WTA Tour titles, but she is probably best remembered for reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1997, playing in only her third Grand Slam main draw. In the second round, she stunned Lindsay Davenport for the first top-ten win of her career, but eventually lost to the champion, Martina Hingis.

Despite not winning any titles, she reached WTA Tour singles finals. The biggest of these was at the Tier-II event held in Hanover, Germany, where she lost to Serena Williams. She also finished runner-up at Knokke-Heist, losing to María Sánchez Lorenzo and Helsinki, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

On 16 June 2003, she ascended to her career-high ranking of No. 31 in the world. That same year she advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open, her best Grand Slam result since her memorable Wimbledon quarterfinal run six years previously.

During her career, she had wins over Lindsay Davenport, Barbara Schett, Anke Huber, Chanda Rubin, Silvia Farina Elia, Tamarine Tanasugarn and Magdalena Maleeva.

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (runner-ups)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-1)
Tier III, IV & V (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Aug 1999 French Community Championships, Belgium Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 7-6, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 2. Feb 2000 Faber Grand Prix, Germany Hard United States Serena Williams 1-6, 1-6
Loss 3. Aug 2002 Nordic Light Open, Finland Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0, 3-6, 6-7(2-7)

ITF finals

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 April 1995 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay France Karolina Jagieniak 6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 14 May 1995 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Austria Christina Habernigg 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 3. 14 July 1995 ITF Puchheim, Germany Clay Germany Sandra Klösel 6-3, 5-7, 7-6
Winner 4. 11 August 1996 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová 6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 3 November 1996 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Hard (i) Switzerland Emanuela Zardo 7-6, 6-0
Runner-up 6. 10 August 1997 ITF Sopot, Poland Clay Poland Magdalena Grzybowska 3-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 13 September 1998 ITF Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 28 September 1998 ITF Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 6-1, 1-6, 1-6
Winner 9. 21 July 2002 ITF Modena, Italy Clay Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6-2, 6-3

Doubles (4-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 December 1994 ITF Vítkovice, Czech Republic Hard (i) Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová Czech Republic Jindra Gabri?ová
Czech Republic Dominika Gorecká
6-4, 0-6, 7-6
Winner 2. 3 April 1994 ITF Athens, Greece Clay Slovakia Patrícia Marková United States Corina Morariu
Greece Christina Zachariadou
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1995 ITF Carthage, Tunisia Clay Belgium Daphne van de Zande United States Corina Morariu
Greece Christina Zachariadou
4-6, 6-7(7)
Winner 4. 4 March 1996 ITF Prost?jov, Czech Republic Hard (i) Czech Republic Helena Vildová Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva
Ukraine Olga Lugina
7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5
Winner 5. 17 June 1996 ITF Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Radka Pelikánová Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
7-6(0), 6-4
Runner-up 6. 22 July 1996 ITF Rostock, Germany Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová Austria Elisabeth Habeler
Poland Katarzyna Teodorowicz-Lisowska
4-6, 6-4, 1-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 4R 2R 2R 8-9
French Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 6-9
Wimbledon QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 8-9
US Open 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 4-8
Win-Loss 5-4 0-3 0-4 2-4 5-4 2-4 6-4 5-4 1-4 26-35

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