Marketa Kochta
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Marketa Kochta
Marketa Kochta
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1975-07-14) 14 July 1975 (age 46)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$375,688
Singles
Career record193-202
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (18 July 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1992, 1997)
French Open3R (1994)
Wimbledon1R (1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open1R (1994, 1997)
Doubles
Career record49-75
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 169 (25 September 2000)

Marketa Kochta (born 14 July 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Early life & family

Kochta was born in Prague, then part of Czechoslovakia, but later emigrated to Munich, where her father Ji?í was a noted ice hockey coach.[1]

As a junior she was coached by her father and in 1991 was a member of the German team that won the World Youth Cup (now Junior Fed Cup).[2]

Her elder sister Renata also played on the WTA Tour.[3]

Professional career

As a 16-year old, Kochta made the third round of the 1992 Australian Open.[4]

In 1993 she made the semi-finals of the Mazda Classic, a WTA Tour tournament in San Diego.[5]

Her 1994 season was the strongest of her career, culminating in a mid-year ranking of 45, which remained her highest. She was nominated for the WTA Tour's Most Impressive Newcomer Award. Highlights for the year included beating Tracy Austin and Katerina Maleeva to make the third round of the 1994 French Open as well as upsetting world number five Gabriela Sabatini at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.[6]

She made the third round of the 1997 Australian Open as a qualifier.[4]

Personal life

Kochta is married to Czech former tennis player Ji?í Van?k[1]

ITF finals

Singles (2-4)

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 August 1989 Neumünster, West Germany Clay West Germany Maja ?ivec-?kulj 6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 16 April 1990 Naples, Italy Clay Italy Katia Piccolini 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 8 October 1990 Salisbury, United States Hard United States Elly Hakami 6-4, 6-7, 3-6
Winner 4. 1 April 1991 Moulins, France Hard France Catherine Suire 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 August 1998 Winnipeg, Canada Hard Israel Hila Rosen 6-1, 4-6, 6-7
Winner 6. 5 September 1999 Spoleto, Italy Clay Italy Gloria Pizzichini 6-2, 7-6

Doubles (1-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 June 1998 Sopot, Poland Clay Germany Syna Schmidle Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Hungary Anna Földényi
1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Runner-up 2. 14 June 1999 Gorizia, ?taly Clay Argentina Erica Krauth Spain Gisela Riera
Spain Mariam Ramon Climent
5-7, 3-6
Winner 3. 14 November 1999 Rungsted, Denmark Carpet Germany Syna Schmidle Germany Mia Buric
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6-4, 7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 25 June 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová Czech Republic Milena Nekvapilová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 5. 10 September 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay Serbia and Montenegro Katarina Mi?i? Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
Bulgaria Desislava Topalova
4-6, 2-6

References

  1. ^ a b "Kochta zvelebuje dùm, který mu sebrali komunisté". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 12 May 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "1991 NEC World Youth Cup Final - Girls". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Renata Kochta". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Results Archive - Marketa Kochta". Official website of the Australian Open. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Graf wins in San Diego". United Press International. 8 August 1993. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Maleeva prepares for last hurrah". The Independent. 5 February 1994. Retrieved 2017.

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