|Barbora Strýcová Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1986|
Barbora Strýcová is a Czech professional tennis player who has been well-recognized as one of the top tennis players with multiple winning streaks for both singles and doubles tournaments. Among all of her achievements, her best ones were from the doubles and singles Grand Slam performances which she had both won during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Before she made her debut as a professional, she was already a strong player back in her junior years during which she had a combined victory of 5 Grand Slams awards from 2002 to 2003 from both girls’ singles and girls’ doubles tournaments. She turned professional in 2003 and managed to reach the top 300 after playing on ITF Women’s Circuit events. From 2005 to 2007, she had her ups and downs in her playing career, which dropped her out of the top 100 in the world’s ranking. In 2008, she managed her way back to the top 100 world’s ranking after hitting multiple wins and bringing great results during the season. She had won titles from various events and was qualified for Wimbledon, keeping her position in the top 100 in that same year.
In the early 2000s of her career, Strýcová’s records were in limbo with combined wins and losses as well as falling under the top 100 more than once. Despite that little downside, she was able to bring herself back in her winning state in the years 2014 to 2018. In 2017, she won her 2nd WTA title after defeating Magdalena Rybarikova in the final rounds of the Linz Open. In 2018, Strýcová won against Bernarda Pera in straight sets but lost again to Karolína Plíšková in a three-setter round. She played for the 2018 BNP Paribas Open during which she lost the second round to Croatia’s player Petra Martić in a singles match. On that same year, she won the final round of the doubles in a match against Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. In January 2019, she played for doubles with partner Markéta Vondroušová and reached the semifinal rounds of the Australian Open. However, they were beaten by their opponents Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai. Strýcová played again for singles and doubles in July 2019, during which she had attained a career-best record in a Grand Slam tournament for both singles and doubles matches.
Plzeň, Czech Republic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Professional Tennis Player
- Siblings – Ivona Strýcová (Sister)
Barbora Strýcová is represented by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Florida, United States.
Right-handed (Two-handed Backhand)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Barbora Strýcová had dated –
- Jakub Záhlava (2006-2015) – Barbora Strýcová was previously married to retired tennis player, Jakub Záhlava, who also turned out to be her former coach. After 9 years of marriage, the former beaus decided to call it quits and got officially divorced in 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Czech descent.
- Small Lips
- Oval Shaped Face
- Thin Eyebrows
Best Known For
- Building quite a reputation in her playing career as a professional with multiple winning streaks and Grand Slam achievements for both singles and doubles tournaments
- Achieving a career-high ranking of the world’s no. 20 in 2015 alongside other well-known Czech professional tennis players such as Petra Kvitová at top 4, Lucie Šafářová at top 11, and Karolína Plíšková at top 15
- Reaching no. 16 for WTA worldwide rankings in singles in 2017 and hitting the no. 1 spot in doubles in 2019
First Tennis Match
In April 1999, she made her professional tennis match debut during the Slovakia Cup tournament.
First TV Show
Other than the broadcast of her tennis matches, she made her TV show debut on Show Jana Krause in 2014.
She’s not just an ordinary athlete but also a professional sports player. With that, Strýcová might have been following her own workout plan and healthy diet routine to keep her fitness goals intact. Though she has not specifically mentioned any training parameters and workout plan, whenever she’s preparing for an upcoming match, she often tends to post photos of herself taken at a gym.
Aside from working out, having field sessions and training in preparation for her tournaments are probably a part of her routinary checklist as a professional tennis player.
Barbora Strýcová Facts
- She represented the Czech Republic during the 2004 Olympics.
- She won the 2015 Fed Cup.
- As of July 2019, Barbora Strýcová has a career record of 540–382 (58.6%) for singles and 447–246 (64.5%) for doubles.
- She ranked 16 for WTA rankings worldwide in singles in 2017 and had taken the no. 1 spot in doubles in 2019.
- In 2002, Strýcová was named the ITF Junior World Champion after defeating numerous players including Maria Sharapova, Anna-Lena Grönefeld, and Maria Kirilenko, who also later became professional tennis players.
- In 2003, she made her way to her first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, but she lost the game to her opponent, Tatiana Perebiynis, during the first round.
- She finished her 2003 season with a world’s ranking of no. 56.
- In 2014, she defeated the reigning champion Li Na and Caroline Wozniacki and in 2015, she had gained a career-high ranking of the world’s no. 20 which placed her next to her fellow Czech professional tennis players, Petra Kvitová at top 4, Lucie Šafářová at top 11, and Karolína Plíšková at top 15.
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