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Iveta Benešová
Iveta Benešová
(Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvɛta ˈbɛnɛʃovaː]) (formerly Melzer, Czech: Melzerová; born 1 February 1983) is a Czech former professional tennis player. She began playing tennis at age of 7 and turned professional in 1998 in Prague. She has won two WTA Tour events and one Grand Slam in mixed doubles partnering with Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. On 14 September 2012 she married Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
and adopted his family name. She announced her retirement from professional tennis via her Facebook page on August 13th, 2014. In 2015, she divorced Melzer and reverted to using her maiden name.

Contents

1 Career

1.1 2005–2008 1.2 2009 1.3 2010 1.4 2011 1.5 2012 1.6 2014

2 Personal life 3 Grand Slam finals

3.1 Mixed Doubles (1–0)

4 WTA career finals

4.1 Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up) 4.2 Doubles: 26 (14 titles, 12 runners-up)

5 Singles performance timeline 6 Doubles performance timeline 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] 2005–2008[edit] Benešová was the first player to be beaten by Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 2005 Australian Open.[1] At the 2006 Australian Open, for the first time, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam by beating fifth seed Mary Pierce. She lost in the next round to former world number 1 Martina Hingis.[2] Entering as a qualifier in the 2008 French Open, she reached the third round, beating 15th seed and compatriate Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the first round, but lost to Petra Cetkovská. 2009[edit]

Benešová at the 2009 French Open

Benešová started the year by playing the first edition of the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva. A week later, Benešová lost in the final of the tournament in Hobart to fellow-Czech Petra Kvitová. At the Australian Open, Benešová lost in the second round to eventual semifinalist and fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva. Immediately after the Australian Open
Australian Open
Series, Benešová played in front of her home crowd in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against Spain. Despite losing her singles rubber to Nuria Llagostera Vives, the Czech team advanced to the semifinals after winning the tie 4–1. At the 2009 Open GDF Suez in Paris, Benešová lost in the first round to world number 1 Serena Williams. Benešová then reached the semifinals of the tournament in Acapulco, a clay court event. In the quarterfinals, Benešová beat Mathilde Johansson
Mathilde Johansson
before losing in the semifinals to defending champion Flavia Pennetta. On 6 April 2009, Benešová achieved her career-high singles ranking of world number 25. Benešová was seeded sixth at the first edition of the Monterrey Open. She beat fellow Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
in the quarterfinals before losing in the semifinals to unseeded Li Na. Benešová fell to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the third round of the 2009 French Open. At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Benešová beat Britain's Katie O'Brien in the first round, before falling to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the second round. 2010[edit] In singles, she defeated Romanian Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in the final of 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem to win her first WTA Tour trophy since 2004. In doubles, she has won three titles. Along with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, she grabbed the titles in Paris as their opponents Cara Black
Cara Black
and Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
withdrew and Monterrey defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
and Vania King. Partnering with Anabel Medina Garrigues, she won Fes, making her winning both singles and doubles in the tournament.

Benešová at the 2008 French Open

2011[edit] Benešová reached the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open, but was defeated by second seed Vera Zvonareva.[3] Along with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
she won four titles in doubles. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, Benešová won the mixed doubles title with partner and later husband Jürgen Melzer.[4][5] 2012[edit] Benešová once again reached the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, being defeated by eventual champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in straight sets. On 29 April 2012 she won her last title at the Stuttgart doubles, again with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. She paused from playing tournaments until February 2014, mainly due to shoulder problems. 2014[edit] In her first tournament as Iveta Melzer, she and her partner Petra Cetkovska reached the final of the Acapulco doubles which they lost in the third set. At the French Open
French Open
she played the mixed doubles with her husband Jürgen, they lost in the first round against top seeded Alexander Peya and Abigail Spears. It was their last Grand Slam mixed appearance together, at the Wimbledon mixed doubles Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
partnered Anabel Medina Garrigues. Iveta Melzer
Iveta Melzer
ended her career on 15 August 2014, as her shoulder problems prevented her from playing her best tennis. Personal life[edit] On 14 September 2012 she married Austrian tennis player Jürgen Melzer in Austria
Austria
at Laxenburg Castle. The relationship ended in 2015 and Iveta changed her name back to Benešová.[6][7] Grand Slam finals[edit] Mixed Doubles (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 2011 Wimbledon Championships Grass Jürgen Melzer Mahesh Bhupathi Elena Vesnina 6–3, 6–2

WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier II / Premier (0–0)

Tier III, IV & V / International (2–6)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 18 October 2002 WTA Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Maja Matevžič 0–6, 1–6

Winner 1. 7 March 2004 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Flavia Pennetta 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Runner-up 2. 20 April 2004 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Émilie Loit 5–7, 6–7(1–7)

Runner-up 3. 28 August 2004 Forest Hills, Queens, Forest Hills, United States Hard Elena Likhovtseva 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 4. 16 January 2006 Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Michaëlla Krajicek 1–6, 2–6

Runner-up 5. 20 May 2008 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Maria Kirilenko 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 6. 16 January 2009 Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Petra Kvitová 5–7, 1–6

Winner 2. 1 May 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco Clay Simona Halep 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 26 (14 titles, 12 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–3)

Tier II / Premier (5–2)

Tier III, IV & V / International (8–7)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 18 July 2004 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Claudine Schaul Eleni Daniilidou Nicole Pratt 2–6, 4–6

Winner 1. 13 February 2005 Open Gaz de France, Paris, France Carpet Květa Peschke Anabel Medina Garrigues Dinara Safina 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Runner-up 2. 24 April 2005 Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States Clay (green) Kveta Peschke Conchita Martínez Virginia Ruano Pascual 1–6, 4–6

Runner-up 3. 18 June 2005 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Nuria Llagostera Vives Anabel Medina Garrigues Dinara Safina 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(11-9)

Runner-up 4. 15 October 2006 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Carpet Galina Voskoboeva Francesca Schiavone Květa Peschke 4–6, 7–6(7-4), 1–6

Runner-up 5. 6 January 2007 Gold Coast, Queensland, Gold Coast, Australia Hard Galina Voskoboeva Dinara Safina Katarina Srebotnik 3–6, 4–6

Winner 2. 30 September 2007 Fortis Championships Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
City, Luxembourg Hard Janette Husárová Victoria Azarenka Shahar Pe'er 6–4, 6–2

Winner 3. 23 February 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Bethanie Mattek Jelena Kostanić Tošić Martina Müller 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 6. 1 March 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Petra Cetkovská Nuria Llagostera Vives María José Martínez Sánchez 2–6, 4–6

Runner-up 7. 18 May 2008 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay Janette Husárová Chuang Chia-jung Chan Yung-jan 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Winner 4. 3 August 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Petra Cetkovská Lucie Šafářová 7–5, 6–4

Runner-up 8. 2 March 2009 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Mara Santangelo Nathalie Dechy 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 9. 13 July 2009 ECM Prague
Prague
Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Kateryna Bondarenko Alona Bondarenko 1–6, 2–6

Runner-up 10. 29 August 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Lucie Hradecká Nuria Llagostera Vives María José Martínez Sánchez 2–6, 6–7

Winner 5. 25 October 2009 BGL Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Vladimíra Uhlířová Renata Voráčová 6–1, 0–6, [10–7]

Winner 6. 14 February 2010 Open Gaz de France, Paris, France Hard (i) Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Cara Black Liezel Huber w/o

Winner 7. 7 March 2010 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Anna-Lena Grönefeld Vania King 3–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Winner 8. 1 May 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Lucie Hradecká Renata Voráčová 6–3, 6–1

Winner 9. 2 October 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Shahar Pe'er Peng Shuai 6–4, 4–6, [10–8]

Runner-up 11. 24 October 2010 BGL Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Timea Bacsinszky Tathiana Garbin 4–6, 4–6

Winner 10. 14 January 2011 Medibank International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Květa Peschke Katarina Srebotnik 4–6, 6–4, [10–7]

Winner 11. 6 March 2011 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Anna-Lena Grönefeld Vania King 6–7(8–10), 6–2, [10–6]

Winner 12. 1 May 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Natalie Grandin Vladimíra Uhlířová 5–7, 6–4, [11–9]

Winner 13. 25 October 2011 BGL Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Lucie Hradecká Ekaterina Makarova 7–5, 6–3

Winner 14. 29 April 2012 Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Julia Görges Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–4, 7–5

Runner-up 12. 2 March 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Hard Petra Cetkovská Kristina Mladenovic Galina Voskoboeva 3-6, 6-2, [5-10]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L

Australian Open LQ 1R LQ 1R 3R 2R LQ 2R 2R 4R 4R 11–8

French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R 7–11

Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 3–11

US Open 1R 1R 2R1 1R 1R 1R 2R2 1R 2R 1R 1R 3–11

Win–Loss 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–4 3–4 2–4 3–3 4–4 2–4 4–4 3–4 24–41

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held 2R Not Held - 1–2

Year-End Championship

WTA Champ's Absent 0–0

WTA Premier Mandatory Tour

Indian Wells

2R 3R 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 9–11

Key Biscayne

1R A 1R 2R 2R A QF 1R 3R 3R 11–8

Madrid Not Held Not Tier 1 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–4

Beijing Not Play 1R A 1R A 0–2

WTA Premier 5 Tour

Dubai Not Held & Tier I

1R 1R 2R 1–3

Rome

2R 1–1

Cincinnati Not Held & Tier I 1R 3R

LQ 2–2

Montreal / Toronto

1R

LQ 0–1

Tokyo

LQ QF

LQ QF 1R

A 5–3

Year End Ranking 81 140 36 54 60 119 43 39 60 54 81

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L

Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R 2R 7–9

French Open 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 7–9

Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 3R 3R 2R 9–9

US Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 2R 10–9

Win–Loss 1–4 2–4 3–4 1–4 4–4 5–4 7–4 7–4 3–4 33–36

References[edit]

^ "Ten years of Djokovic and Ivanovic at the Grand Slams". The Roar. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.  ^ "Venus Oz Open jinx continues, mixed luck for Indians". The Statesman. 23 January 2009.  ^ AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011: Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
bounces out Czech Iveta Benesova to make last eight Mail Online ^ "Melzer-Benesova win Wimbledon mixed doubles title". The Sacramento Bee. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. [permanent dead link] ^ "Straight win in mixed doubles". The Mercury. 5 July 2011. p. 44.  ^ "Jürgen Melzers Ehe ist gescheitert". www.news.at. News Networld. 10 June 2015.  ^ "Open Letter". Iveta Benesova. 15 July 2015. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. 

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Wimbledon (Open Era) mixed doubles champions

(1968) Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Court (1969) Fred Stolle / Ann Haydon-Jones (1970) Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
/ Rosemary Casals (1971) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1972) Ilie Năstase
Ilie Năstase
/ Rosemary Casals (1973) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1974) Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King (1975) Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen
/ Margaret Court (1976) Tony Roche
Tony Roche
/ Françoise Dürr (1977) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Greer Stevens (1978) Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
/ Betty Stöve (1979) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Greer Stevens (1980) John Austin / Tracy Austin (1981) Frew McMillan
Frew McMillan
/ Betty Stöve (1982) Kevin Curren
Kevin Curren
/ Anne Smith (1983) John Lloyd / Wendy Turnbull (1984) John Lloyd / Wendy Turnbull (1985) Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee
/ Martina Navratilova (1986) Ken Flach / Kathy Jordan (1987) Jeremy Bates / Jo Durie (1988) Sherwood Stewart / Zina Garrison (1989) Jim Pugh / Jana Novotná (1990) Rick Leach
Rick Leach
/ Zina Garrison (1991) John Fitzgerald / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie (1992) Cyril Suk / Larisa Savchenko Neiland (1993) Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde
/ Martina Navratilova (1994) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Helena Suková (1995) Jonathan Stark / Martina Navratilova (1996) Cyril Suk / Helena Suková (1997) Cyril Suk / Helena Suková (1998) Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
/ Serena Williams (1999) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Lisa Raymond (2000) Donald Johnson / Kimberly Po (2001) Leoš Friedl
Leoš Friedl
/ Daniela Hantuchová (2002) Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
/ Elena Likhovtseva (2003) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Martina Navratilova (2004) Wayne Black / Cara Black (2005) Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
/ Mary Pierce (2006) Andy Ram
Andy Ram
/ Vera Zvonareva (2007) Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
/ Jelena Janković (2008) Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Samantha Stosur (2009) Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles
/ Anna-Lena Grönefeld (2010) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Cara Black (2011) Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
/ Iveta Benešová (2012) Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
/ Lisa Raymond (2013) Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
/ Kristina Mladenovic (2014) Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
/ Samantha Stosur (2015) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Martina Hingis (2016) Henri Kontinen
Henri Kontinen
/ Heather Watson (2017) Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
/ Martina Hingis

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 84276623 ISNI: 0000 0000 5607 6152

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