Lucie Hradecka
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Lucie Hradecká
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Hradecká at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 36)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$5,513,476
Singles
Career record513-354 (59.2%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 41 (6 June 2011)
Current rankingNo. 424 (15 February 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2015)
French Open2R (2009, 2011, 2015)
Wimbledon1R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
US Open2R (2012)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record558-245 (69.5%)
Career titles26
Highest rankingNo. 4 (22 October 2012)
Current rankingNo. 35 (15 February 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2016)
French OpenW (2011)
WimbledonF (2012)
US OpenW (2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2012)
Olympic Games Silver Medal (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2013)
French OpenW (2013)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US OpenSF (2012)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2011), (2012), (2014), (2015), (2016),
7-5
Medal record
Last updated on: 18 August 2020.

Lucie Hradecká (Czech pronunciation: ['luts?j? '?rad?tska:]; born 21 May 1985) is a Czech professional tennis player who primarily specialises in doubles.

She is a three-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2011 French Open and 2013 US Open alongside compatriot Andrea Hlavá?ková in women's doubles, as well as the 2013 French Open with Franti?ek ?ermák in mixed doubles. Hradecká also finished runner-up at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, 2012 US Open, 2016 Australian Open and 2017 US Open in women's doubles, and the 2013 Australian Open and 2015 French Open in mixed doubles.

She reached her career-high doubles ranking of world No. 4 on 22 October 2012, and has won 26 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including three at WTA 1000 level. Hradecká also won Olympic silver in 2012 alongside Hlavá?ková in women's doubles, and bronze in 2016 with Radek ?t?pánek in mixed doubles. She has won the Fed Cup on five occasions as part of the Czech team.

In singles, Hradecká reached her highest ranking of world No. 41 in June 2011, and has reached seven tour-level finals. Her best result at Grand Slam level was at the 2015 Australian Open, where she defeated former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic en route to the third round.

Career

2002-2008: Career beginnings, first pro tour titles

She won her first doubles title on the WTA Tour in 2006 at Portoro? with partner Renata Vorá?ová, as the fourth-seeded team. In the final, the Czech team defeated Eva Birnerová and Émilie Loit, the second seeds, by walkover. They also had a victory over the top-seeds Maria Elena Camerin and Emmanuelle Gagliardi in the semifinal.

As qualifiers, she reached the third round of doubles competition with Hana ?romová at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships before going down to fifth seeds Meghann Shaughnessy and Anna-Lena Grönefeld. En route they defeated 12th-seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amélie Mauresmo, both Grand Slam singles champions at the time and the previous year's Wimbledon doubles runner-ups by walkover.

In 2007, she made the doubles semifinals of the Indian Wells Masters tournament with Vorá?ová. En route, the team defeated Janette Husárová and Meghann Shaughnessy, the seventh seeds, in the first round, and legendary team and third-seeded Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez in three sets in the quarterfinals, before losing to top seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur.

Later that year, Hradecká and Vorá?ová won at Bad Gastein beating Ágnes Szávay and Vladimíra Uhlí?ová. She again won the 2007 Portoro? title with Vorá?ová, beating Elena Likhovtseva and Andreja Klepa? in the final.

Hradecká reached her very first singles final at Bad Gastein in July 2008, where, as a qualifier, she got to the final, but lost to the fourth-seed Pauline Parmentier 4-6, 4-6, after leading 4-1 in the first set. She also reached the doubles final.

2009-2011: Grand Slam success: 2011 French Open doubles champion; Top 50 singles debut

At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Hradecká held two match points over 13th seeded Ana Ivanovic in the first round. However, she was unable to close it out, losing 7-5, 2-6, 6-8.

At her home tournament, the 2010 ECM Prague Open, Hradecká pleased her fans with a dramatic comeback to defeat Stefanie Vögele in the first round. She came back from 1-5 down in the first set to win 7-6, 6-2. In the second round she crushed fellow double-hander Monica Niculescu, 6-2, 6-1, and reached the semifinals before losing to Ágnes Szávay. A year later at the same tournament, Hradecká was the winner, defeating qualifier Paula Ormaechea in the final.

She paired-up with Andrea Hlavá?ková to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open, defeating Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina in the final.

2012: Wimbledon doubles final, Olympic silver medal, Top 5 doubles ranking

Lucie kicked off the 2012 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She defeated Alberta Brianti and upset second seed Peng Shuai to book a place in the quarterfinals, where she fell to eventual champion Zheng Jie. Then, Lucie went to the Moorilla International, where she was overpowered by Shahar Pe'er in round one.

Going into the Australian Open, Hradecká crushed Evgeniya Rodina in the first round. She lost to Vera Zvonareva in the second. Next, at the Tennis Classic in Midland, she made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Jamie Hampton. At the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Hradecká defeated Anna Tatishvili before falling to Lesia Tsurenko.

She then suffered two-first round defeats at the Premier Mandatory events BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Ericsson Open, falling to Zheng Jie and Irina-Camelia Begu, respectively. Then, at the Oaks Club Challenger in Osprey, Florida, she made it to the quarterfinals, with wins over Melinda Czink and Eugenie Bouchard, where she was beaten by Edina Gallovits-Hall. Next, Hradecká went on to beat Urszula Radwa?ska in the first round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, before losing to Stefanie Vögele.

After losing early in Estoril, Hradecká qualified for Madrid. She caused the two biggest upsets in the tournament by beating both the world No. 4, Petra Kvitová (who also was the defending champion) and the world No. 5, Samantha Stosur, on the way to her first ever semifinals appearance at the Premier level, where she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-7(5-7), 0-6 and won just six points in the second set.

Lucie and Andrea Hlavá?ková reached their second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, losing to the Williams sisters.[1] At the Summer Olympics in London, she and Radek ?t?pánek lost in the first round of the mixed doubles, but she and Andrea Hlavá?ková were much more successful, winning the silver medal.[2]

2015: Singles success: First Grand Slam third round

Hradecká started 2015 ranked 141st in the world, and thus had to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open, which she successfully did with three wins in the qualifying rounds. The first round saw her pitted against world No. 5 Ana Ivanovic. After losing the first set winning only one game, Hradecká would come back to win this match in three sets, marking the biggest victory of her career thus far. She would go on to reach as far as the third round defeating Polona Hercog before falling to Julia Georges as her best career showing in singles at any Grand Slam.

2016: First Australian Open doubles final, top 10 year-end doubles ranking

Hradecká reached the 2016 Australian Open final partnering Andrea Hlavá?ková where they were defeated by Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the final.

2017: Third US Open doubles final

Hradecká reached another final at the 2017 US Open (tennis) partnering with Kate?ina Siniaková, where the pair was defeated by Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan in the final.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.[3]

Singles

Current after the 2021 Wimbledon.

Doubles

Current after the 2021 US Open.

Significant finals

Grand Slam tournament finals

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2011 French Open Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková India Sania Mirza
Russia Elena Vesnina
6-4, 6-3
Loss 2012 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
5-7, 4-6
Loss 2012 US Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4-6, 2-6
Win 2013 US Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4
Loss 2016 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6-7(1-7), 3-6
Loss 2017 US Open Hard Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
3-6, 2-6

Mixed doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2013 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Australia Matthew Ebden
3-6, 5-7
Win 2013 French Open Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
1-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Loss 2015 French Open Clay Poland Marcin Matkowski United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(3-7), 1-6

Tour Championships finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2012 WTA Finals Istanbul Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
1-6, 4-6

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2012 Cincinnati Open Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
China Zheng Jie
6-1, 6-3
Loss 2017 Indian Wells Open Hard Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6-7 (4-7) , 2-6
Win 2018 Cincinnati Open (2) Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6-2, 7-5
Loss 2019 Dubai Championships Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
4-6, 4-6
Win 2019 Cincinnati Open (3) Hard Slovenia Andreja Klepa? Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6-4, 6-1

Olympic Games medal matches

Doubles: 2 (1 silver medal)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 2012 Summer Olympics, UK Grass Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
4-6, 4-6
4th place 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
5-7, 1-6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 bronze medal)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil Hard Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek India Sania Mirza
India Rohan Bopanna
6-1, 7-5

WTA career finals

Singles: 7 (7 runner-ups)

Legend
Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier II / Premier (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0-7)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2008 Gastein Ladies, Austria Tier III Clay France Pauline Parmentier 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 May 2009 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay France Aravane Rezaï 6-7(2-7), 1-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 2009 ?stanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard Russia Vera Dushevina 0-6, 1-6
Loss 0-4 Apr 2011 Barcelona Open, Spain International Clay Italy Roberta Vinci 6-4, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-5 Sep 2012 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i) Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 1-6, 5-7
Loss 0-6 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay France Alizé Cornet 6-7(4-7), 0-6
Loss 0-7 May 2015 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková 6-4, 5-7, 3-6

Doubles: 52 (26 titles, 26 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2-4)
Tour Championships (0-1)
Olympic Games (0-1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (3-2)
Tier II / Premier / WTA 500 (2-5)
Tier III, IV & V / International / WTA 250 (19-13)
Finals by surface
Hard (15-17)
Grass (1-3)
Clay (8-5)
Carpet (2-1)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 27 (20 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2003 ITF Pula, Croatia 10,000 Clay Hungary Virág Németh 6-4, 0-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Aug 2003 ITF Enschede, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Netherlands Lotty Seelen 7-5, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Sep 2003 ITF Mestre, Italy 10,000 Clay Czech Republic Lenka ?najdrová 3-6, 6-1, 2-6
Win 2-2 Oct 2003 ITF Tren?ianske Teplice, Slovakia 10,000 Clay Germany Irina Delitz 6-3, 6-2
Win 3-2 Apr 2004 ITF Cavtat, Croatia 10,000 Clay Slovakia Lenka Tvaro?ková 7-5, 6-0
Win 4-2 Apr 2004 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Italy Romina Oprandi 6-4, 6-3
Win 5-2 May 2004 ITF Biograd, Croatia 10,000 Clay Italy Lisa Tognetti 6-3, 6-2
Win 6-2 Jun 2004 ITF Staré Splavy, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay Germany Sabrina Jolk 6-1, 7-6(3)
Win 7-2 Sep 2004 ITF Durmersheim, Germany 10,000 Clay Austria Petra Russegger 6-0, 5-7, 7-6(1)
Loss 7-3 Feb 2005 ITF Biberach, Germany 10,000 Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois 5-7, 4-6
Win 8-3 Mar 2005 ITF Roga?ka Slatina, Slovenia 10,000 Carpet (i) Sweden Kristina Andlovic 6-4, 6-2
Win 9-3 Nov 2005 ITF Pr?honice, Czech Republic 25,000 Hard (i) Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska
Loss 9-4 Dec 2005 ITF P?erov, Czech Republic 25,000 Carpet (i) Poland Joanna Sakowicz 4-6, 4-6
Win 10-4 Feb 2006 ITF Capriolo, Italy 25,000 Carpet (i) Croatia Darija Jurak 6-1, 6-4
Win 11-4 May 2007 ITF Gorizia, Italy 25,000 Clay 6-2, 6-3
Loss 11-5 May 2008 ITF Florence, Italy 25,000 Clay Australia Jelena Doki? 1-6, 3-6
Win 12-5 Aug 2008 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 25,000 Clay Germany Carmen Klaschka 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Win 13-5 Feb 2009 ITF Belfort, France 25,000 Carpet (i) Russia Vesna Manasieva 6-3, 6-2
Win 14-5 Feb 2009 ITF Midland, United States 75,000 Hard (i) Greece Eleni Daniilidou 6-3, 6-3
Loss 14-6 Feb 2010 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i) United Kingdom Elena Baltacha 7-5, 2-6, 3-6
Win 15-6 May 2010 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanovi? 6-1, 7-6(4)
Loss 15-7 Sep 2010 ITF Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrá?ková 3-6, 3-6
Win 16-7 Nov 2010 ITF Nantes, France 50,000 Hard (i) Russia Valeria Savinykh 6-3, 6-1
Win 17-7 Feb 2011 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i) United States Irina Falconi 6-4, 6-4
Win 18-7 May 2011 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 19-7 Apr 2014 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland 25,000 Clay Croatia Tereza Mrde?a 6-3, 7-6(4)
Win 20-7 Feb 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i) Slovakia Kristína Ku?ová 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(0)

Doubles: 50 (35 titles, 15 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

References

  1. ^ "Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles title". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Lucie Hradecká Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Player & Career overview".

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