Lenka Cenkova
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Lenka Cenkov%C3%A1
Lenka Cenková
Country (sports) Czech Republic
Born (1977-01-24) 24 January 1977 (age 43)
T?inec, Czechoslovakia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$140,669
Singles
Career record148-114
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 95 (13 January 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
French Open1R (1997)
WimbledonQ1 (1997, 1998)
US OpenQ1 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
Doubles
Career record91-51
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 105 (11 November 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
WimbledonQ3 (1997)
US Open2R (1996)
Last updated on: 1 October 2008.

Lenka Cenková (born 24 January 1977) is a former professional Czech tennis player.

Singles

In 1996 she achieved her best WTA Tour result by reaching the semifinals at the ECM Prague Open held at Karlovy Vary. She lost the semifinal match to Patty Schnyder 7-5, 6-7, 6-7. She also reached the quarterfinals at the 1996 Meta Styrian Open held at Maria Lankowitz in Austria, beating the No. 2 seed Judith Wiesner in the first round and eventually losing to Italian Sandra Cecchini 3-6, 7-5, 2-6.

In 1997, Cenková played in her first Grand Slam singles draws at the Australian Open and French Open, losing in the first round of both to Meilen Tu and Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, respectively. She did however reach the quarterfinals at the Moorilla Hobart International tournament in Australia, after wins over Barbara Rittner and Florencia Labat, succumbing to Dominique Van Roost in the quarterfinals in straight sets. Van Roost eventually went on to win the tournament.

She also played at the DFS Classic in Birmingham in 1997, losing in the second round to Magdalena Maleeva.

Doubles

She managed to reach a WTA Tour doubles final at the 1996 Meta Styrian Open with Kate?ina Kroupová-?i?ková. She also reached the 2nd round at the 1996 US Open.

WTA career finals

Doubles (0-1)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-1)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 11 August 1996 Linz, Austria Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina ?i?ková Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
4-6, 5-7

ITF finals

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

Singles (4-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 October 1993 Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Netherlands Kim de Weille 2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 16 May 1994 Katowice, Poland Clay Austria Elisabeth Habeler 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 13 June 1994 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili 2-6, 0-6
Winner 4. 31 October 1994 Nicosia, Cyprus Clay Hungary Kira Nagy 2-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 11 December 1994 Vítkovice, Czech Republic Hard (i) Czech Republic Alena Va?ková 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Winner 6. 9 July 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Julia Jehs 6-4, 6-1
Winner 7. 5 May 1996 Szczecin, Poland Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 8 September 1997 Samara, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Tatiana Panova 0-6, 2-6
Runner-up 9. 26 July 1999 Les Contamines, France Hard Germany Adriana Barna 6-7, 2-6

Doubles (9-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 October 1993 Burgdorf, Switzerland Hard Czech Republic Alena Va?ková Switzerland Geraldine Dondit
Switzerland Natalie Tschan
1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 16 May 1994 Katowice, Poland Clay Czech Republic Alena Va?ková Slovakia Nora Kovaíková
Slovakia Zuzana Nem?áková
w/o
Runner-up 3. 13 June 1994 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Alena Va?ková Czech Republic Martina Hautová
Czech Republic Monika Kratochvílová
4-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 10 October 1994 Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Czech Republic Adriana Ger?i Israel Ilana Berger
Israel Tzipora Obziler
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 31 October 1994 Nicosia, Cyprus Clay Czech Republic Gabriela Netíková Hungary Kati Kocsis
Bulgaria Borislava Tzvetkova
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 6 May 1996 Szczecin, Poland Clay Czech Republic Adriana Ger?i Ukraine Elena Brioukhovets
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
2-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 7 July 1996 Vaihingen, Germany Clay Czech Republic Adriana Ger?i Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Netherlands Seda Noorlander
6-2, 3-6, ret.
Runner-up 8. 15 July 1996 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová Germany Adriana Barna
Germany Anca Barna
6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 4 October 1997 Oto?ec, Slovenia Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina ?i?ková Hungary Petra Mandula
Hungary Katalin Marosi
7-5, 7-6(3)
Runner-up 10. 19 October 1997 Southampton, England Carpet (i) Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
2-6, 1-6
Winner 11. 26 April 1998 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina ?i?ková Ukraine Olga Lugina
Germany Elena Wagner
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 12. 21 September 1998 Bucharest, Romania Clay Austria Karin Kschwendt Spain Eva Bes
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6-4, 6-7(6), 0-6
Winner 13. 25 October 1998 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Eva Martincová France Amélie Cocheteux
France Émilie Loit
3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Winner 14. 5 December 1998 New Delhi, India Hard Netherlands Amanda Hopmans Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Austria Karin Kschwendt
W/O
Runner-up 15. 21 June 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Romania Magda Mihalache
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 16. 25 July 1999 Valladolid, Spain Hard Germany Meike Fröhlich Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Andrea van den Hurk
6-2, 3-6, 6-7
Runner-up 17. 11 October 1999 Rhodes, Greece Clay Spain Alicia Ortuño Italy Tathiana Garbin
Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
6-4, 0-6, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 18. 28 January 2001 Båstad, Sweden Hard (i) Germany Adriana Jerabek Czech Republic Blanka Kumbárová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 19. 26 May 2001 Guimarães, Portugal Hard Czech Republic Magdalena Zd?novcová Russia Galina Fokina
Brazil Vanessa Menga
2-6, 1-6

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