|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Born||8 February 1985|
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||423-227 (65.1%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 23 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (18 June 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||4R (2008)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Career record||194-107 (64.5%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 25 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (13 June 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2014)|
Petra Cetkovská (Czech pronunciation: ['p?tra 'ts?tkofska:]; born 8 February 1985) is a retired tennis player from the Czech Republic. Having turned professional in 2000, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 25, on 18 June 2012. Over her career, Cetkovská defeated top-ten players Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva, Angelique Kerber, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwa?ska, Caroline Wozniacki, and Vera Zvonareva.
Cetkovská has been playing tennis since she was five. Her father Petr works at a pro shop in a local tennis club, while her mother Alena is a nurse. She has one younger brother, Mat?j. Petra's father is of Macedonian origin.
When she was 14, Cetkovská was involved in an incident with a friend while playing sport when her friend had accidentally pushed her against a wall. Two years later, she had brain surgery due to the swelling caused by the incident. A year later, she had contracted glandular fever, further hampering her tennis career prospects and the third obstacle had come when she broke her foot playing the junior doubles final at the Australian Open.
In 2000, Cetkovská played the first events on the ITF Circuit, winning one doubles title. The following year, she won two singles titles and one doubles title. In 2002, when she competed in her first WTA Tour qualifying at Palermo, Cetkovská won two singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
She won another singles title in 2003, and three ITF doubles titles in 2004. The following year, Cetkovská fell in WTA qualifying twice; but she won six singles titles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In 2006, she lost in Grand Slam qualifyings three times, at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open; however, she won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF events.
In 2007, she made a breakthrough in her WTA ranking. She won three ITF titles, and her first WTA doubles title with compatriot Andrea Hlavá?ková at the Prague Open defeating Chinese pair Ji Chunmei/Sun Shengnan in the final.
As the 22nd seed in qualifying at the US Open, Cetkovská qualified for the main draw defeating Abigail Spears, Lucie Hradecká, and Anne Keothavong. She made her Grand-Slam debut beating American Jill Craybas in the first round but ended up losing in the second round to 14th seed Elena Dementieva.
Cetkovská ended the season ranked 99.
Cetkovská began her season by playing qualifying at the Hobart International where she lost in the second round to third seed Ashley Harkleroad. At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the first round by world No. 34, Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Cetkovská began the season during the last week of January at the Open GdF Suez. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Anna-Lena Friedsam. The week of 10 February saw Cetkovská compete at the Qatar Open. As the 13th seed for qualifying, she advanced to the main draw defeating wildcard Michaela Hon?ová and Anastasia Rodionova. She had a good run reaching the quarterfinals beating 14th seed Sloane Stephens, Zhang Shuai, and top seed and world No. 3, Li Na. Cetkovská ended up losing in the quarterfinals to sixth seed and eventual finalist Angelique Kerber. She was only able to win one game during the match.
In March, Cetkovská traveled to Indian Wells, California to compete at the Indian Wells Masters. She was defeated in the first round by American wildcard Shelby Rogers. Next week, Cetkovská played at the Miami Masters where she lost in the final round of qualifying to 20th seed Estrella Cabeza Candela. After Miami, Cetkovská stayed in Florida and competed at the Oaks Club Challenger. As the seventh seed, she beat American Melanie Oudin in the first round. Her campaign at the tournament ended as she withdrew from her second-round match versus Kiki Bertens.
Cetkovská started off her clay-court season in Charleston at the Family Circle Cup. She won her first round match over American Varvara Lepchenko. She then lost in the second round to 13th seed Elena Vesnina. During the week of 21 April, Cetkovská competed at the Morocco Open in Marrakesh. She was defeated in the first round by third seed Yvonne Meusburger. Cetkovská qualified for the Madrid Open beating Monica Puig and Mona Barthel. In the main draw, she won her first-round match dispatching Stefanie Vögele. She suffered a three-set loss in the second round to 16th seed Sloane Stephens.
Cetkovská withdrew from the Australian Open due to a hip injury. Cetkovská returned from injury in March at the Indian Wells Open. She lost in the first round to American Christina McHale. At the Miami Open, Cetkovská was defeated in the first round by wildcard Paula Badosa Gibert.
Cetkovská began her grass-court season seeded third at the Surbiton Trophy. After a first-round win over British wildcard Laura Deigman, she faced another British player, Naomi Broady. Cetkovská ended up losing in the second round to Broady. She had another first-round loss, this time at the Birmingham Classic, to qualifier Marina Erakovic. Cetkovská qualified for Wimbledon defeating Renata Vorá?ová, 15th seed Donna Veki?, and Elise Mertens. In the main draw, she lost in the first round to Tímea Babos.
Two weeks later, Cetkovská competed at the ITS Cup in her home country where she was the third seed and the defending champion. She advanced to the final with wins over Rebecca ?ramková, Irina Ramialison, sixth seed Akgul Amanmuradova, and Ekaterina Alexandrova. Cetkovská ended up losing in the final to top seed and compatriot Barbora Krej?íková. During the week of 27 July, Cetkovská traveled to Poland to play at the Powiat Pozna?ski Open. She would go on to win the title defeating Sofia Shapatava, seventh seed Romina Oprandi, third seed Richèl Hogenkamp, qualifier and compatriot Martina Borecká, and fourth seed Je?ena Ostapenko. The week of 10 August saw Cetkovská playing a minor league tournament in Prague, the Prague Open, which was a brand new tournament. Playing as a wildcard, she lost in the semifinals to seventh seed María Teresa Torró Flor.
Cetkovská had a great run at the US Open. She started off the tournament by beating Christina McHale in the first round in three sets. In the second round, Cetkovská had a huge win, upsetting fourth seed and last year finalist, Caroline Wozniacki. She saved four match points to complete the upset. In the third round, she lost to 26th seed and eventual champion Flavia Pennetta. Nevertheless, this was her best performance at the US Open.
After the US Open, Cetkovská played at the Open de Saint-Malo. After winning her first-round match, she retired during her match against Laura Pous Tió. This ended up being her last tournament of the year.
Cetkovská ended the season ranked 131.
Cetkovská was supposed to start her season at the Hobart International, but she withdrew before the tournament started due to a lower back injury. She returned to action by competing at the Australian Open. This had been the first time since 2012 that Cetkovská played this tournament. She lost in the first round to thirtieth seed Sabine Lisicki.
In March, Cetkovská played at the Indian Wells Open. She was crushed in the first round by Denisa Allertová. The week after Indian Wells, she flew to Miami to play at the Miami Open. Cetkovská was again crushed in the first round, this time by British wildcard Heather Watson.
Cetkovská was going to begin her clay-court season at the Charleston Open, but she withdrew from the tournament due to a right thigh injury. She returned in May to play at the French Open. Due to having a low ranking (136), she played qualifying in order to make it into the main draw. She retired in the first round of qualifying to Kristína Ku?ová.
During the week of 11 July, Cetkovská competed at the ITS Cup. Despite being the second seed and last year finalist, she lost in the second round to compatriot Gabriela Pantková. Two weeks later, Cetkovská played another tournament in her country, the Prague Open. There, she was defeated in the first round by Rebecca Peterson.
Cetkovská did not play anymore tournaments for the rest of the season. She ended the year ranked 581.
|Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)|
|Loss||0-1||Aug 2011||Connecticut Open, United States||Premier||Hard||Caroline Wozniacki||4-6, 1-6|
|Legend (pre/post 2010)|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)|
|Tier II / Premier (0-0)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International (2-3)|
|Win||1-0||May 2007||Prague Open, Czech Republic||Tier IV||Clay||Andrea Hlavá?ková|| Ji Chunmei
|Loss||1-1||Mar 2008||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico||Tier III||Clay||Iveta Bene?ová|| Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
|Loss||1-2||Aug 2008||Nordic Light Open, Sweden||Tier IV||Hard||Lucie ?afá?ová|| Iveta Bene?ová
|Win||2-2||Apr 2012||Rabat Grand Prix, Morocco||International||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Irina-Camelia Begu
|3-6, 7-6(7-5), [11-9]|
|Loss||2-3||Mar 2014||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico||International||Hard||Iveta Melzer|| Kristina Mladenovic
|3-6, 6-2, [5-10]|
|Win||1-0||Apr 2001||ITF Hvar, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Sanda Mami?||6-3, 6-1|
|Win||2-0||Nov 2001||ITF Stupava, Slovakia||10,000||Hard||Joanna Sakowicz-Kostecka||6-1, 6-4|
|Win||3-0||Mar 2002||ITF Athens, Greece||10,000||Clay||Tina Hergold||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||4-0||Jun 2002||ITF Tallinn, Estonia||25,000||Clay||Tiffany Davis||6-3, 4-6, 6-1|
|Loss||4-1||Aug 2002||ITF Aosta, Italy||25,000||Clay||Natalia Gussoni||0-6, 2-6|
|Win||5-1||Aug 2003||ITF Sezze, Italy||10,000||Clay||Hanna Nooni||6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2|
|Loss||5-2||Aug 2004||ITF Gdynia, Poland||10,000||Clay||Karolina Kosi?ska||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||5-3||Aug 2004||ITF Jesi, Italy||10,000||Hard||Rita Degliesposti||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||5-4||Mar 2005||ITF Gran Canaria, Spain||10,000||Hard||Carla Suárez Navarro||6-2, 4-6, 3-6|
|Win||6-4||May 2005||ITF Tenerife, Spain||25,000||Hard||Carla Suarez Navarro||6-7(0), 6-3, 6-1|
|Win||7-4||Jul 2005||ITF Zwevegem, Belgium||10,000||Clay||Stefania Chieppa||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||8-4||Aug 2005||ITF Gdynia, Poland||10,000||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||6-3, 6-4|
|Win||9-4||Aug 2005||ITF Kedzierzyn kozle, Poland||$25,000||Clay||Natalia Gussoni||3-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|Win||10-4||Sep 2005||ITF Ibaraki, Japan||25,000||Hard||Erika Takao||2-6, 7-5, 6-3|
|Win||11-4||Oct 2005||ITF Lagos, Nigeria||25,000||Hard||Anne Keothavong||3-6, 6-3, 6-2|
|Win||12-4||Apr 2006||ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates||10,000||Hard||Kateryna Herth||1-6, 7-6(6), 6-2|
|Loss||12-5||May 2006||ITF Antalya, Turkey||25,000||Clay||Romina Oprandi||3-6, 5-7|
|Loss||12-6||Oct 2006||Batumi Open, Georgia||25,000||Hard||Ágnes Szatmári||3-6, 3-6|
|Loss||12-7||Mar 2007||ITF Las Palmas, Spain||25,000||Hard||Angelique Kerber||2-6, 6-1, 4-6|
|Win||13-7||Mar 2007||ITF Tenerife, Spain||25,000||Hard||Angelique Kerber||7-5, 5-7, 7-6(5)|
|Loss||13-8||May 2007||Open Saint-Gaudens, France||50,000||Clay||Tatiana Perebiynis||7-5, 5-7, 5-7|
|Loss||13-9||Jul 2007||ITF Valladolid, Spain||25,000||Hard||Nuria Llagostera Vives||6-7(3), 6-1, 3-6|
|Win||14-9||Jul 2007||ITF Felixstowe, England||25,000||Grass||Neuza Silva||6-2, 6-4|
|Win||15-9||Jul 2007||ITF Zwevegem, Belgium||25,000||Clay||Lenka Wienerová||6-1, 5-7, 6-0|
|Win||16-9||May 2008||ITF Bucharest, Romania||50,000||Clay||Sorana Cîrstea||7-6(5), 7-6(3)|
|Win||17-9||May 2008||ITF Saint-Gaudens, France||50,000||Clay||María José Martínez Sánchez||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||18-9||Jun 2010||ITF Périgueux, France||25,000||Clay||Margalita Chakhnashvili||2-6, 6-1, 6-1|
|Win||19-9||Jul 2010||ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France||25,000||Clay||Elitsa Kostova||6-2, 6-2|
|Win||20-9||Oct 2010||Jounieh Open, Lebanon||100,000+H||Clay||Mathilde Johansson||6-1, 6-3|
|Win||21-9||Apr 2011||Torneo Conchita Martínez, Spain||50,000||Hard||Kirsten Flipkens||5-7, 6-4, 6-2|
|Loss||21-10||Apr 2011||ITF Johannesburg, South Africa||100,000||Hard||Valeria Savinykh||1-6, 2-6|
|Loss||21-11||Jun 2011||Nottingham Challenge, Great Britain||100,000||Grass||Elena Baltacha||5-7, 3-6|
|Loss||21-12||Jul 2011||ITF Pétange, Luxembourg||100,000||Hard||Mathilde Johansson||5-7, 3-6|
|Win||22-12||Jul 2014||ITS Cup Olomouc, Czech Republic||50,000||Clay||Denisa Allertova||3-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|Loss||22-13||Jul 2015||ITS Cup Olomouc, Czech Republic||50,000||Clay||Barbora Krej?íková||6-3, 4-6, 6-7(5)|
|Win||23-13||Aug 2015||ITF Sobota, Poland||75,000||Clay||Je?ena Ostapenko||3-6, 7-5, 6-2|
|Win||1-0||Aug 2000||ITF Vala?ské Mezi?í?í,
|10,000||Clay||Pavlina Tichá|| Petra Pla?ková
|Win||2-0||Apr 2001||ITF Cavtat, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Pavlina Tichá|| Natasha Galouza
|Loss||2-1||Nov 2001||ITF Stupava, Slovakia||10,000||Hard (i)||Libu?e Prová|| Galina Fokina
|Win||3-1||Apr 2002||ITF Makarska, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Tina Hergold|| Daniela Casanova
|Win||4-1||Jun 2002||ITF Tallinn, Estonia||25,000||Clay||Joanna Sakowicz-Kostecka|| Petra Rüssegger
|6-2, 4-6, 6-4|
|Loss||4-2||Oct 2002||ITF Hallandale Beach,
|25,000||Hard||Barbora Strýcová|| Gisela Dulko
|Loss||4-3||May 2003||ITF Biograd, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Paulina Slitrová|| Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
|Loss||4-4||Jun 2003||ITF Vaduz, Liechtenstein||25,000||Clay||Jana Hlavá?ková|| Zsófia Gubacsi
|Win||5-4||Sep 2004||ITF Durmersheim, Germany||10,000||Clay||Janette Bejlková|| Carmen Klaschka
|Win||6-4||Sep 2004||ITF Jounieh Open, Lebanon||50,000||Hard||Hana ?romová|| Nuria Llagostera Vives
|Win||7-4||Nov 2004||ITF Cairo, Egypt||10,000||Clay||Pauline Parmentier|| Galina Fokina
|Win||8-4||Feb 2005||ITF Mallorca, Spain||10,000||Clay||Olga Brózda|| Adriana Gonzalez-Peñas
|Win||9-4||Feb 2005||ITF Las Palmas, Spain||10,000||Hard||Katia Sabate|| Bibiane Schoofs
|6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1|
|Loss||9-5||May 2005||Torneo Conchita Martínez,
|25,000||Hard||Gabriela Velasco Andreu|| Olena Antypina
Surina De Beer
|Win||10-5||Jun 2005||ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland||10,000||Clay||Martina Lautenschläger|| Diana Vrânceanu
|Loss||10-6||Jun 2005||ITF Davos, Switzerland||10,000||Clay||Sandra Martinovi?|| Zuzana Hejdová
|Loss||10-7||Jul 2005||ITF Zwevegem, Belgium||10,000||Clay||Gabriela Velasco Andreu|| Leslie Butkiewicz
|Loss||10-8||Aug 2005||ITF Gardone Val Trompia,
|10,000||Clay||Mandy Minella|| María Corbalán
|Win||11-8||Mar 2006||ITF Abu Dhabi, UAE||10,000||Hard||Andreja Klepa?|| Katerina Avdiyenko
|Win||12-8||May 2006||ITF Caserta, Italy||25,000||Clay||Sandra Záhlavová|| Silvia Disderi
|Win||13-8||Oct 2006||Batumi Open, Georgia||25,000||Hard||?pek ?eno?lu|| Vasilisa Davydova
|6-4, 3-6, 6-4|
|Win||14-8||Feb 2007||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||25,000||Hard (i)||Veronika Chvojková|| Katarína Kachlíková
|Loss||14-9||Mar 2007||ITF Tenerife, Spain||25,000||Hard||Veronika Chvojková|| Andrea Hlavá?ková
|Win||15-9||Mar 2007||ITF La Palma, Spain||25,000||Hard||Andrea Hlavá?ková|| Arantxa Parra Santonja
|Win||16-9||Apr 2007||ITF Calvià, Spain||25,000||Clay||Andrea Hlavá?ková|| Arantxa Parra Santonja
María José Martínez Sánchez
|Loss||16-10||Jul 2007||ITF Les Contamines, France||25,000||Hard||Sandra Záhlavová|| Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
|Loss||16-11||Oct 2007||Open de Touraine, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Barbora Strýcová|| Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
|Win||17-11||May 2008||BCR Open, Romania||50,000||Clay||Hana ?romová|| Sorana Cîrstea
|Win||18-11||Oct 2008||Internationaux de la Vienne,
|100,000||Hard (i)||Lucie ?afá?ová|| Akgul Amanmuradova
|Loss||18-12||Jul 2009||International Country Cuneo,
|100,000||Clay||Mathilde Johansson|| Akgul Amanmuradova
|7-5, 1-6, [7-10]|
|Loss||18-13||Oct 2009||ITF ?stanbul, Turkey||25,000||Hard (i)||Renata Vorá?ová|| Nina Bratchikova
|Win||19-13||May 2010||ITF Jounieh, Lebanon||50,000||Clay||Renata Vorá?ová|| Ksenia Milevskaya
|Loss||19-14||May 2010||Prague Open, Czech Republic||50,000||Clay||Eva Hrdinová|| Ksenia Lykina
Ma?a Zec Pe?kiri?
|Win||20-14||Jun 2010||ITF Szczecin, Poland||25,000||Clay||Eva Hrdinová|| Veronika Kapshay
|Win||21-14||Sep 2010||L'Open de Saint Malo, France||100,000||Clay||Lucie Hradecká|| Mariya Koryttseva
|Win||22-14||Oct 2010||ITF Jounieh Open, Lebanon (2)||100,000||Clay||Renata Vorá?ová|| Eva Birnerová
|Win||23-14||May 2011||Prague Open, Czech Republic||100,000||Clay||Michaëlla Krajicek|| Lindsay Lee-Waters
|Win||24-14||Jun 2011||Aegon Nottingham Challenge,
|100,000||Grass||Eva Birnerová|| Regina Kulikova
|Loss||24-15||Oct 2012||Open Nantes Atlantique,
|50,000||Hard||Renata Vorá?ová|| Catalina Castaño
|Win||25-15||Jul 2014||ITS Cup, Czech Republic||50,000||Clay||Renata Vorá?ová|| Barbora Krej?íková
|6-2, 4-6, [10-7]|
|1.||Marion Bartoli||No. 10||Birmingham Classic||Grass||2nd round||5-7, 6-4, 6-0|
|2.||Elena Dementieva||No. 4||Indian Wells Open||Hard||2nd round||7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1|
|3.||Marion Bartoli||No. 9||Connecticut Open||Hard||Quarterfinals||7-5, 7-5|
|4.||Li Na||No. 7||Connecticut Open||Hard||Semifinals||6-2, 5-7, 7-6(9)|
|5.||Vera Zvonareva||No. 10||Madrid Open||Clay||1st round||6-2, 6-2|
|6.||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||No. 3||Italian Open||Clay||2nd round||6-4, 4-6, 6-1|
|7.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 9||Wimbledon||Grass||2nd round||6-2, 6-2|
|8.||Li Na||No. 3||Qatar Open||Hard||3rd round||7-6(2), 2-6, 6-4|
|9.||Angelique Kerber||No. 9||Italian Open||Clay||2nd round||4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|10.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 5||US Open||Hard||2nd round||6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1)|