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Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(Czech pronunciation: [ˈlutsɪjɛ ˈʃafaːr̝ovaː]; born 4 February 1987) is a Czech professional tennis player from Brno. She has won seven WTA Tour singles titles and fifteen doubles titles. She reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2007 Australian Open, upsetting defending champion Amélie Mauresmo in the fourth round, her first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
2014 Wimbledon Championships
and her first Grand Slam final at the 2015 French Open. She also won the 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open, 2017 Australian Open
Australian Open
and 2017 French Open
French Open
women's doubles titles partnering with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Contents

1 Playing style 2 Career

2.1 2005–2006 2.2 2007: First Grand Slam quarterfinal 2.3 2008 2.4 2009 2.5 2010 2.6 2011 2.7 2012 2.8 2013 2.9 2014: First Grand Slam semifinal 2.10 2015: Grand Slam doubles titles and singles final, becoming a Top 5 player, struggles with illness 2.11 2016: Continuous struggles with injuries, first Olympic Medal and US Open doubles title 2.12 2017: Australian and French Open
French Open
doubles champion and world No. 1 in doubles 2.13 2018

3 Personal life 4 Career statistics

4.1 Singles 4.2 Doubles 4.3 Grand Slam finals

4.3.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up) 4.3.2 Doubles: 5 (5 titles)

4.4 WTA Tour Championships finals

4.4.1 Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

5 References 6 External links

Playing style[edit] Šafářová plays left-handed with a two-handed backhand[1] and possesses a high topspin forehand. Her timing off the ground allows her to project groundstrokes with power, and she is quick to spot opportunities to take the initiative. Šafářová is notorious for having a volatile return that is capable of hitting clean winners, as well as unforced errors. Her preferred surface is clay.[1] She was coached by Rob Steckley until September 2016 when she split with him, ending a coaching relationship of more than three and a half years, and hired František Čermák. In December 2017, Safarova announced that she is reuniting with Rob Steckley for the 2018 season.[2][3][4][5] Career[edit] 2005–2006[edit] Šafářová won her first WTA Tour event in May 2005 at the Estoril Open in Portugal, where she defeated 4th-seeded Li Na in a three-sets final.[6] In June she lost the final of the Rosmalen grass court tournament to fellow Czech Klára Koukalová
Klára Koukalová
in three sets. She won her second tournament at the Forest Hills Tennis Classic in August, which was played at the historic West Side Tennis Club, after a victory in the final against Sania Mirza. Šafářová started off 2006 by upsetting world No. 6 Patty Schnyder in the semifinals of the Gold Coast tournament and then winning in the final with a straight-set victory. Also in 2006, she made her first Tier II semifinal at Amelia Island, where she upset Nicole Vaidišová in the round of 16. She later lost to eventual champion Nadia Petrova. She then made another semifinal at the Tier-IV tournament at Palermo, where she was defeated by Anabel Medina Garrigues. 2007: First Grand Slam quarterfinal[edit] At the start of 2007, Šafářová elected to represent the Czech Republic in the Hopman Cup instead of defending her Gold Coast title. Due to not defending the points at that tournament, she came into the first Grand Slam of the year ranked No. 70 and unseeded. Yet she made headlines at the Australian Open, when she stunned the defending champion and No. 2 seed Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
in the fourth round. She then lost to fellow Czech Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the quarterfinals. After the Australian Open, her ranking rose from No. 70 to 31. Šafářová continued her good start to 2007 at the Open Gaz de France
France
in Paris. She reached the final by defeating Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets and Nicole Vaidišová, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Justine Henin, all in straight sets. However, she lost the final against Nadia Petrova in three sets. She pulled out of her next event in Antwerp due to a shoulder injury. Šafářová lost in round three of both Indian Wells and Miami to Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
and Serena Williams, respectively. She defeated Daniela Hantuchová in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
vs. Slovak Republic Fed Cup encounter. She then lost in the semifinals of the Tier IV Estoril tournament to Victoria Azarenka. At Roland Garros, Šafářová defeated Mauresmo in the third round in straight sets. It was the second time in a row that she had beaten Mauresmo in a Grand Slam after winning their only previous encounter in January at the Australian Open. In the next round, she lost in three sets to Anna Chakvetadze. As the 25th seed at Wimbledon, she defeated Zuzana Ondrášková
Zuzana Ondrášková
followed by a win over Eleni Daniilidou in three sets. However in the third round, she lost to world No. 3 Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in three sets after coming within two points of another Grand Slam upset. The match was described as the best WTA match of 2007 up to that point and the best women's Wimbledon match in many years.[citation needed] Šafářová entered the US Open as the 20th seed. She defeated Jessica Moore in the first round and Andrea Petkovic in the second round. She fell to Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in the third round. In 2007, she advanced to the third round or better in all four Grand Slams including the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, which was the best Grand Slam result at that point of her career. 2008[edit] At the beginning of 2008, Šafářová again decided to enter the Hopman Cup in Perth. She was ranked No. 23 and took on world No. 56 Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
of Australia. She lost the match followed by a loss with her partner on and off the court, Tomáš Berdych, in mixed doubles. Against the United States, she lost to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets. Šafářová and Berdych lost the first set of the mixed doubles and then retired from the match due to Berdych's health concerns. The Czechs closed the Cup by defeating India
India
2-1. Šafářová won her singles match against Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
in three sets. After Berdych also won his singles match and clinched the victory, Šafářová and Berdych lost the mixed-doubles match. Šafářová's second competition of the year was the Sydney Medibank International. In the first round, she faced Alicia Molik. Šafářová won in two tiebreaks. Both players had set points and match points throughout the tiebreaker, but Šafářová was able to come out on top. She subsequently pulled out of the second round against world No. 1, Justine Henin. Šafářová entered the Australian Open
Australian Open
as the 22nd seed. In the first round, she faced Catalina Castaño
Catalina Castaño
of Colombia
Colombia
and lost in 71 minutes. Later, it was revealed that a gluteal strain was plaguing her during the match. She sustained the injury during her first round encounter against Molik at the Medibank International. Competing at the Pacific Life Open
Pacific Life Open
in the United States, Šafářová, seeded 26th, lost in three sets in the second round to Ashley Harkleroad. Following that, Šafářová played the Sony Ericcson Open, where she lost to fourth seed Jelena Janković. At the Summer Olympics, Šafářová competed in both singles and women's doubles.[7] She reached the third round of the singles by beating Maret Ani
Maret Ani
and Mariya Koryttseva
Mariya Koryttseva
before losing to Sybille Bammer.[7] In the women's doubles, she and partner Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
were knocked out in the first round.[7] She followed the Olympics by winning the Forest Hills Tennis Classic for the second time. She became the first and only player to win the Classic more than once as 2008 was the last edition of the tournament. 2009[edit] Šafářová began the year with a quarterfinal showing at the international hard court event in Brisbane. She defeated the Australians Isabella Holland
Isabella Holland
and Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
before being defeated by second-seeded Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
of Belarus. After failing to qualify for the premier event in Sydney, she reached the third round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
by defeating Sybille Bammer
Sybille Bammer
and Marina Erakovic before losing to Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in three sets. She did not advance past the second round in any of the other Grand Slam tournaments in 2009. 2010[edit]

Šafářová at the 2010 US Open

Šafářová started the 2010 season by reaching the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International, where she lost to eventual champion Kim Clijsters. She then suffered first round losses at the Hobart International, where she retired against Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
in the third set, and the Australian Open, where she lost to sixth seed Venus Williams. She made her first final of the year at the Open GdF Suez in Paris by defeating Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the semifinals. In the final, she won the first set, but could not hold on and fell in three sets to top seed Elena Dementieva. In her next two tournaments, she then suffered two more first round losses. First, at the Monterrey Open, she lost to Julie Coin. Then at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, she lost to Julia Görges. At the Sony Ericsson Open, she was unseeded. She won her first round match against Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
and then defeated María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in the second round in three sets, after being down match points at 5–2 in the second set. She then fell to fourth seed Victoria Azarenka. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Šafářová upset world No. 2 and top-seed Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the second round. She then fell in three sets to qualifier Anna Lapushchenkova in the quarterfinals. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, she upset world No. 9 Agnieszka Radwańska in the third round, but lost to eventual champion María José Martínez Sánchez in straight sets in the quarterfinals. At the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, she upset world No. 12 Maria Sharapova in the first round. She then defeated Olga Govortsova
Olga Govortsova
and Alexandra Dulgheru to advance to the quarterfinals, where she beat world No. 18 Nadia Petrova. She retired due to a thigh injury while trailing Aravane Rezaï
Aravane Rezaï
by a set in the semifinals. At the French Open, she was seeded 24th. She defeated Jelena Dokić
Jelena Dokić
in the first round, but was defeated by Polona Hercog
Polona Hercog
in the second round. The French Open
French Open
would be her best singles result at a Grand Slam in 2010 as she lost in the first round at both Wimbledon and the US Open. 2011[edit] Šafářová began the year at the Brisbane International where she made it to the quarterfinals after tough matches against Akgul Amanmuradova and Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
where she lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. As the 31st seed at the Australian Open, she struggled through her first two rounds, but defeated Zhang Shuai and Klára Zakopalová, respectively. In the third round, she lost in two sets to world No. 2, Vera Zvonareva, despite having had a set point in the second set. Following the Australian Open, Šafářová defeated Daniela Hantuchová of Slovakia
Slovakia
in the 2011 Fed Cup, but retired in her second rubber against Jana Čepelová. Her next tournament was the Open GDF Suez, where she fell to a resurgent Jelena Dokić
Jelena Dokić
in the first round. A week later at the Dubai Tennis Championships, she again exited in the first round by losing to Klára Zakopalová. Her performance at the Qatar Ladies Open was more positive, as she defeated world No. 10 Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in two sets, before losing in three sets in the second round to Flavia Pennetta. She had her best result in 2011 at the Malaysian Open, where she reached the final against an in-form Jelena Dokić. She held two championship points in the second-set tiebreaker, but was unable to convert either chance and succumbed in three sets. She reached the second round in Indian Wells by beating Kristina Barrois, while serving a WTA season-high 18 aces, before losing a close match to 21st seed Andrea Petkovic. The following week as the 31st seed, she had a bye in round one of the Miami Masters. She then defeated Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
and lost to 4th seed Sam Stosur. Šafářová was forced to pull out of the Czech Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against Belgium
Belgium
the following week due to a left thigh problem. She attempted to play at Stuttgart, but lost to Barrois. She pulled out of Barcelona with the same leg injury. Her next tournament was the Premier Madrid event. She defeated Spanish player Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
by coming back from match point down in the third set. She followed this victory with a three-set win over seventh seed Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in round two and a two-set win over Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
in round three. These victories meant that for the second consecutive year, she had made the quarterfinals in Madrid. In the quarterfinals, she lost a hard-fought match to fourth seed Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in three sets. In Rome the following week, she began with a win over Kimiko Date-Krumm. In the second round, she fell to Jelena Janković. Unseeded at the French Open, Šafářová opened with an easy win over Kirsten Flipkens. In round two, she was up a set and a break against 17th seeded German Julia Görges, but eventually succumbed in three sets. In the doubles event, she and Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek
opened with a win over Miami champions Radwańska and Hantuchová, and then defeated Pauline Parmentier
Pauline Parmentier
and Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
before falling to fifth-seeded Madrid Champions Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
and Maria Kirilenko. Reaching the third round marked her best doubles result at the French Open up to that point in her career. As the 4th seed in Copenhagen, Šafářová made a series of tough three-set wins by never winning the first set. However, after beating Johanna Konta, Michaëlla Krajicek, Zhang Shuai, and Petra Martić (after trailing by a set and 4–0), she lost the final to home favourite and world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. She then traveled to Eastbourne, where she lost in the opening round to eventual champion Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
despite holding a match point. At Wimbledon, Šafářová was seeded 31st. She defeated fellow Czech Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
in the first round 2–6, 6–3, 6–3. This victory was her first win at Wimbledon since 2007. She was defeated by another Czech, Klára Zakopalová, in the second round 6–0, 6–7(3), 6–4. She next played on clay in Båstad, but was taken out by Vesna Dolonc in straight sets in the first round. She then pulled out of tournaments in Baku and San Diego before returning to the tour in Toronto. Following wins over Polona Hercog
Polona Hercog
and Simona Halep, she took out 8th seeded Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
to reach her second Toronto quarterfinal. She lost this match to eventual champion Serena Williams in three sets. In Cincinnati the following week, she defeated Klára Zakopalová in the first round, but lost her second round match to the fifth seed, Li Na. Seeded 27th at the US Open, Šafářová began by defeating Magdaléna Rybáriková. The victory was her first US Open win since 2007. She then defeated wildcard Madison Keys
Madison Keys
before a disappointing third round loss to Monica Niculescu. In Quebec City the week following the US Open, she lost in round two to Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
as the second seed. After taking a small break, she re-entered the tour in Beijing, but lost in the first round to Petkovic. She followed this tournament up with a semifinal appearance in Linz, Austria, where she lost to Dominika Cibulková. The following week in the premier Moscow event, she took out second-seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in round two before losing to Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
in the semifinals in three sets. To finish the year, Šafářová was a part of the Czech Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team that had qualified for the final against Russia. Despite losing both her matches to the higher-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, she and the Czech team won 3–2[8] to win their first championship as the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
( Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
had previously won five Fed Cup
Fed Cup
titles). 2012[edit]

Šafářová in 2012

Šafářová reached the quarterfinals in Sydney, but lost to Li Na in two sets. She was taken out in the first round of the Australian Open by Christina McHale. On 23 March 2012 at the Miami Masters, she lost to Heather Watson
Heather Watson
of Great Britain in a match lasting one hour, 20 minutes. The young British player was ranked No. 129 in the world.[9] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Šafářová competed in the women's singles and the women's doubles, but lost in the first round of both competitions.[7] She reached the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where she lost to Li Na in three sets. With this result, she was ranked well within the top 20 for the first time in her career. In 2012, she also helped the Czech team defend its Fed Cup
Fed Cup
title. She won both her singles matches against Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the final against Serbia. Her victory against Janković clinched a 3–1 victory for the Czechs.[10] 2013[edit] In 2013, Šafářová did not advance past the second round at any of the Grand Slams in singles. She was more successful in doubles. Partnering with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, they reached the quarterfinals at both the Australian Open
Australian Open
and the French Open. The week following the US Open, Šafářová won her fifth WTA singles title at the Challenge Bell. 2014: First Grand Slam semifinal[edit] Šafářová had a match point in the third round of the Australian Open against Li Na, but was eventually beaten in three sets as Li went on to win her second major title.[11] At the Sony Open, she lost in three tight sets to Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the third round. She would go on to lose to Sharapova again in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. At Roland Garros, she was the 23rd seed and defeated the in-form Ana Ivanovic in the third round, but lost in the next round to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in straight sets. At Wimbledon, she reached her first ever Grand Slam semifinal, where she lost in two sets to fellow Czech Petra Kvitová.[12][13] In November Šafárová was a part of the Czech Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team that played the final against Germany. In front of the home crowd at the O2 Arena in Prague, she won her singles match against Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in straight sets, which contributed to a 3–1 victory for the Czech team.[14] 2015: Grand Slam doubles titles and singles final, becoming a Top 5 player, struggles with illness[edit]

Šafářová at the 2015 French Open

Šafářová had a slow start to the year with a first round loss at the Apia International Sydney to Samantha Stosur.[15] At the Australian Open, she suffered another first-round exit to Yaroslava Shvedova. Despite the early loss in singles, she rebounded by capturing her first Grand Slam title in doubles. Partnering with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, they defeated the 14th seeded team of Chan Yung-jan
Chan Yung-jan
and Zheng Jie.

Lucie Safarova 2015

Šafářová then played at the Diamond Games and lost in the quarterfinals to fellow countrywoman Karolína Plíšková. She next traveled to Dubai where she made it to the quarterfinals by upsetting defending champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
along the way. However, in the quarterfinals she lost again to Plíšková.[4] At the Qatar Total Open, she defeated former Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur, 5th seed Ekaterina Makarova, 6th seed Andrea Petkovic, and 9th seed Carla Suárez Navarro en route to her first final in over a year. In the final she defeated former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in straight sets to win her first WTA Premier tournaments
WTA Premier tournaments
title.[4] She then lost early at both the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Open to Elina Svitolina and Johanna Larsson, respectively. Next, she played for the Czech Republic in the semifinals against France
France
at the Fed Cup, where she beat Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in three sets after saving five match points. The Czech Republic
Czech Republic
would go on to win the tie to advance to the finals for the fourth time in five years. Šafářová began her clay season in Stuttgart where she lost in the second round to eventual finalist Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in straight sets, but she would go on to win the doubles title with Mattek-Sands. She then played at the Prague
Prague
Open and lost in the first round to Tereza Smitková. Next, she played at the Madrid Open and made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets. In that match, she had been up 5–2 in the second set tiebreak and also failed to convert two match points on her own serve in the third set. She then lost in the second round at the Italian Open to Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
in three sets. Šafářová started her French Open
French Open
singles campaign by defeating long time friend Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in two tiebreakers. She went on to defeat Kurumi Nara
Kurumi Nara
and 20th seed Sabine Lisicki, which set up a clash with the defending champion Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the fourth round. She won the match in straight sets. It was Sharapova's earliest French Open loss since 2010. In the quarterfinals, she played the 21st seed Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
and won in straight sets to advance to her second semifinal in a Grand Slam. With her quarterfinal win, she secured her place in the top 10. She then defeated former champion Ana Ivanovic in two tight sets to advance to her first ever Grand Slam final, which she lost to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets.[16] In doubles she and Mattek-Sands claimed their second Grand Slam title of the year by beating Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
and Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
in three sets in the final.[17] With this win she moved up to No. 5 in doubles. Šafářová began the grass court season by playing in Aegon International. However, she lost her first match to Dominika Cibulková in straight sets. Next, she played at the Wimbledon Championships. She reached the fourth round, but was then defeated by unseeded Coco Vandeweghe in two tiebreakers. In the North American hard court season, Šafářová participated in the Rogers Cup, but lost in the second round to Daria Gavrilova after receiving a first round bye. This loss occurred despite having a 6–4, 5–5, 30–0 lead on her serve. She then reached the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Open, where she lost to Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
in three sets. She reached the final of the Connecticut Open, but lost to defending champion and compatriot Petra Kvitová. She then lost in the first round of the US Open to Lesia Tsurenko in straight sets. The rest of Šafářová's season was blighted by a bacterial infection which hospitalized her. As a result, she was unable to play for most of the autumn and early winter. However, she managed to play in the Linz Open and the Moscow Open, but she lost her opening matches in both tournaments. Since Serena Williams
Serena Williams
withdrew from the tournament, Šafářová was able to play the WTA Finals for the first time in her career. She failed to advance to the semifinals as she lost to Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in round robin matches, but she did get a win by beating eventual world No. 1 and 2 time Grand Slam Champion Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in straight sets to finish the round with a record of 1–2. She closed the year once again in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Finals, where the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
won their fourth title in five years. However, she was not chosen to play in any of the matches. 2016: Continuous struggles with injuries, first Olympic Medal and US Open doubles title[edit] Šafářová skipped the whole Australian Open
Australian Open
Series, including the Australian Open
Australian Open
and thus failing to defend her doubles title, due to the same bacterial infection which hospitalized her at the end of 2015.[18][19] She returned to tennis at the Qatar Total Open,[20] where she was the defending champion. However, she lost to Turkish wildcard Çağla Büyükakçay. In Indian Wells, Šafářová lost to Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in the second round after receiving a bye as the 11th seed. Šafářová then partnered Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
in doubles as the 5th seed, but they lost to Andreja Klepač
Andreja Klepač
and Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
in the first round. As the 11th seed in the Miami Open, Šafářová received a bye into the second round where she faced Belgian Yanina Wickmayer. However, she lost the match in straight sets. For doubles, Šafářová partnered with her usual partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
for their first tournament together in 2016.[21] They defeated Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
and Madison Keys
Madison Keys
and then Daria Kasatkina Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
to set up a blockbuster meeting with Australian Open
Australian Open
finalists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká, who are known as "The Silent-Hs". Mattek-Sands and Šafářová prevailed in straight sets,[22] and dominated Chinese pairing Xu Yifan
Xu Yifan
and Zheng Saisai
Zheng Saisai
in the semifinals. They then defeated the fourth seeds Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
and Yaroslava Shvedova in the final, winning their first title together of the year.[23] Šafářová's next tournament was the Charleston Open. As the 4th seed in singles, she lost to Louisa Chirico
Louisa Chirico
in her opening singles match after receiving a first round bye. Top-seeded in doubles, Šafářová and Mattek-Sands proceeded to the final after winning all their matches in straight sets, but then lost to Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
and Kristina Mladenovic.[24] Next, she played in the Stuttgart Open and lost in the first round to Karolína Plíšková. Šafářová turned her season around by winning her seventh career title at the Prague
Prague
Open. She won her first singles match of the year in the first round against Duque Marino, whom she beat in three sets 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. She followed this result up with a second-round win over compatriot Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 2–0 (ret.). In the quarterfinal she beat Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
in straight sets 7–6, 7–5. In the semifinals she avenged her Stuttgart defeat to compatriot Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
by beating her in straight sets 6–4 7–6. In the final she delighted a home crowd by coming from a set down to beat grand slam champion Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–1, 6–4. This result ended her title drought of more than a year since her Doha win. Next, she played in the Madrid Open. She defeated CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in the first round, but withdrew from the tournament, both from singles and doubles due to gastrointestinal illness. At the Summer Olympics in Rio, she won her first-round singles match, but retired in her second round match after losing the first set. However, she recovered in time for doubles and on 13 August 2016, she won her first ever Olympic medal, which was a bronze with her partner Barbora Strýcová. At the US Open, Šafářová was unseeded in singles. She won in the first round against Daria Gavrilova, but lost in the second round to 5th seed Simona Halep. In doubles, she teamed once again with Mattek-Sands. They were seeded 12th and would go on to win their third Grand Slam title together. In the semifinals they defeated the 5th seeded Russian team of Makarova and Vesnina, who had just defeated Mattek-Sands and Šafářová the month before in the semifinals of the Olympics and gone on to win the gold medal. In the final, Mattek-Sands and Šafářová defeated the French team of Garcia and Mladenovic, who had won the French Open
French Open
earlier in the year. Šafářová and Mattek-Sands would team up to win two more tournaments in 2016, Wuhan and Beijing. Their performance during the season qualified them for the WTA Finals, where they made the finals, but lost to Makarova and Vesnina. Šafářová ended the year ranked 6th in doubles. 2017: Australian and French Open
French Open
doubles champion and world No. 1 in doubles[edit] In Hobart, Šafářová defeated Viktorija Golubic
Viktorija Golubic
in the first round,[25] but then she lost to qualifier Risa Ozaki.[26] At the Australian Open, Šafářová defeated Yanina Wickmayer in the first round, after defending nine match points.[27] In the second round, she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams.[28] In doubles, Šafářová and Mattek-Sands won their fourth Grand Slam title, defeating Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
in the final.[29] Šafářová reached the semifinals in Taipei, where she lost to Peng. She played for the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
quarterfinals against Spain
Spain
in a dead rubber alongside Kateřina Siniaková. They lost to María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
and Sara Sorribes Tormo.[30] In Budapest, Šafářová lost in the final to Tímea Babos.[31] These two players were the two top seeds of the tournament. They also partnered in doubles, where they withdrew before the semifinal match.[32] Šafářová and Mattek-Sands would continue their doubles success in the spring. They won at Charleston and then won another Grand Slam title at the French Open. Šafářová would not have as much success in singles during this time. She lost in the first round at the French and then in the second round at Wimbledon. Also at Wimbledon, Mattek-Sands injured her knee in a singles match causing the duo to withdraw from the tournament after winning a first round match. At US Open Šafářová defeated Anett Kontaveit, Nao Hibino
Nao Hibino
and Kurumi Nara, before losing to CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in the fourth round.[33] 2018[edit] Šafářová started new season in Sydney. In singles she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.[34] In doubles she played alongside Barbora Strýcová, they withdrew before their semifinal match against Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
and Xu Yifan.[35] At Australian Open, Šafářová defeated Ajla Tomljanović
Ajla Tomljanović
and Sorana Cîrstea, before losing to Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
in the third round.[36] In doubles, Šafářová and Strýcová lost in the quarterfinals to Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Peng Shuai. Personal life[edit] Šafářová speaks three languages: Czech, German and English.[1] She was in a relationship with fellow Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych until they broke up in 2011.[37]. Career statistics[edit] Main article: Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
career statistics Singles[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH

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

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A Q1 1R QF 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R A 2R 3R 0 / 12 14–12

French Open A 1R 1R 4R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 4R F 3R 1R

0 / 13 19–13

Wimbledon A 1R A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R SF 4R 4R 2R

0 / 12 16–12

US Open Q2 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 4R 1R 2R 4R

0 / 13 15–13

Win–Loss 0–0 0–3 1–3 11–4 1–4 3–4 1–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 13–4 9–4 6–3 5–4 2–1 0 / 50 64–50

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 2R 1R QF QF W A W 2 / 10 21–8

French Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R QF 1R W 1R W 2 / 12 19–10

Wimbledon 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 1R 2R 0 / 12 8–12

US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R A W SF 1 / 12 15–11

Win–Loss 0–2 0–3 0–4 1–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 0–4 8–4 7–4 15–1 6–2 17-2 5 / 46 63–41

Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 2015 French Open Clay Serena Williams 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6

Doubles: 5 (5 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score

Winner 2015 Australian Open Hard Bethanie Mattek-Sands Chan Yung-jan Zheng Jie 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Winner 2015 French Open Clay Bethanie Mattek-Sands Yaroslava Shvedova Casey Dellacqua 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 2016 US Open Hard Bethanie Mattek-Sands Caroline Garcia Kristina Mladenovic 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Winner 2017 Australian Open
Australian Open
(2) Hard Bethanie Mattek-Sands Andrea Hlaváčková Peng Shuai 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3

Winner 2017 French Open
French Open
(2) Clay Bethanie Mattek-Sands Ashleigh Barty Casey Dellacqua 6–2, 6–1

WTA Tour Championships finals[edit] Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score

Runner-up 2016 Singapore Hard (i) Bethanie Mattek-Sands Ekaterina Makarova Elena Vesnina 6–7(5–7), 3–6

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Women's Tennis Association
(WTA) world No. 1 doubles players

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(1984/1990 – 237 w) Pam Shriver (1985/1986 – 48 w) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
(1990/1993 – 68 w) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
(1990/1999 – 67 w) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
(1991/1995 – 80 w) Natasha Zvereva
Natasha Zvereva
(1991/1999 – 124 w) Larisa Neiland (1992 – 4 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(1992/1997 – 111 w) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
(1997/2000 – 32 w) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(1998/2018 – 90 w) Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova
(1999/2000 – 10 w) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
(2000 – 7 w) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
(2000/2012 – 137 w) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
(2000 – 3 w) Julie Halard-Decugis (2000 – 14 w) Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
(2000/2003 – 45 w) Paola Suárez
Paola Suárez
(2002/2004 – 87 w) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
(2003 – 4 w) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
(2003/2005 – 65 w) Cara Black
Cara Black
(2005/2010 – 163 w) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
(2006/2007 – 61 w) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
(2007/2012 – 199 w) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
(2010/2011 – 24 w) Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
(2011 – 18 w) Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
(2011 – 10 w) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
(2011 – 10 w) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
(2012/2015 – 87 w) Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
(2012/2015 – 110 w) Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
(2014 – 20 w) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
(2014 – 5 w) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(2015/2017 – 91 w) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(2017 – 32 w) Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(2017 – 6 w) Latisha Chan
Latisha Chan
(2017/2018 – 24 w)

WTA rankings incepted on September 4, 1984 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of April 2, 2018[update]

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ATP singles ATP doubles WTA singles WTA doubles

Rafael Nadal     Roger Federer Marin Čilić Alexander Zverev Grigor Dimitrov Juan Martín del Potro Dominic Thiem Kevin Anderson John Isner David Goffin

Łukasz Kubot Marcelo Melo Mate Pavić Henri Kontinen John Peers Oliver Marach Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Nicolas Mahut Ivan Dodig

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki Garbiñe Muguruza Elina Svitolina Jeļena Ostapenko Karolína Plíšková Caroline Garcia Venus Williams Sloane Stephens Petra Kvitová

Latisha Chan Elena Vesnina Ekaterina Makarova Tímea Babos Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Ashleigh Barty Lucie Šafářová Kateřina Siniaková Casey Dellacqua Gabriela Dabrowski

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Women's Tennis Association: Top Czech female singles tennis players as of 19 March 2018

1. Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(6 1) 2. Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
(9 ) 3. Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
(24 1) 4. Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(35 1) 5. Markéta Vondroušová
Markéta Vondroušová
(50 4)

6. Kateřina Siniaková
Kateřina Siniaková
(54 6) 7. Kristýna Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
(80 3) 8. Denisa Allertová
Denisa Allertová
(99 12) 9. Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
(138 ) 10. Tereza Martincová
Tereza Martincová
(146 3)

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Women's Tennis Association: Top ten European female doubles tennis players as of 2 April 2018

1. Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
(2 1) 1. Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
(2 1) 3. Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
(4 1) 4. Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
(5 1) 5. Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(7 1)

6. Kateřina Siniaková
Kateřina Siniaková
(8 4) 7. Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
(11 3) 8. Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
(14 3) 9. Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
(15 ) 10. Kiki Bertens
Kiki Bertens
(17 3)

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Women's Tennis Association: Top Czech female doubles tennis players as of 19 March 2018

1. Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
(6 ) 2. Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(8 1) 3. Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
(11 9) 4. Kateřina Siniaková
Kateřina Siniaková
(12 3) 5. Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
(24 )

6. Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
(26 10) 7. Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
(32 1) 8. Renata Voráčová
Renata Voráčová
(33 1) 9. Kristýna Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
(108 2) 10. Markéta Vondroušová
Markéta Vondroušová
(166 3)

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Australian Open
Australian Open
women's doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
/ Margaret Court (1972) Kerry Harris / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1976) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Jan)) Dianne Fromholtz
Dianne Fromholtz
Balestrat / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley & Mona Schallau Guerrant / Kerry Melville Reid (1978) Betsy Nagelsen / Renáta Tomanová (1979) Judy Connor Chaloner / Diane Evers
Diane Evers
Brown (1980) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betsy Nagelsen (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Patty Fendick / Mary Joe Fernández (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1997) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mirjana Lučić (1999) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2000) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2001) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2002) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2003) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Alicia Molik (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
/ Kateryna Bondarenko (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2011) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Flavia Pennetta (2012) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Vera Zvonareva (2013) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2014) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2018) Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Kristina Mladenovic

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French Open
French Open
women's doubles champions

(1968) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Ann Haydon-Jones (1969) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Ann Haydon-Jones (1970) Gail Chanfreau / Françoise Dürr (1971) Gail Chanfreau / Françoise Dürr (1972) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Olga Morozova (1975) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Martina Navratilova (1976) Fiorella Bonicelli / Gail Chanfreau (1977) Regina Maršíková / Pam Teeguarden (1978) Mima Jaušovec / Virginia Ruzici (1979) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Wendy Turnbull (1980) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1981) Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Tanya Harford (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Anne Smith (1983) Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Candy Reynolds (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Andrea Temesvári (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Natalia Zvereva (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Jana Novotná (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1996) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Mary Joe Fernández (1997) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2000) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mary Pierce (2001) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2002) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2003) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Ai Sugiyama (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2006) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2007) Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
/ Mara Santangelo (2008) Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
/ Virginia Ruano Pascual (2009) Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
/ Virginia Ruano Pascual (2010) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2011) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Lucie Hradecká (2012) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2013) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2014) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
/ Peng Shuai (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2016) Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
/ Kristina Mladenovic (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová

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US Open women's doubles champions

(1968) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Margaret Court (1969) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Darlene Hard (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Rosemary Casals / Judy Tegart Dalton (1972) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1975) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1976) Delina Boshoff / Ilana Kloss (1977) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betty Stöve (1978) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1979) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Wendy Turnbull (1980) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
/ Helena Suková (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Robin White (1989) Hana Mandlíková
Hana Mandlíková
/ Martina Navratilova (1990) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Martina Navratilova (1991) Pam Shriver / Natalia Zvereva (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1994) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1996) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1997) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Jana Novotná (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2000) Julie Halard-Decugis / Ai Sugiyama (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2003) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2006) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Vera Zvonareva (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Dinara Safina (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Vania King
Vania King
/ Yaroslava Shvedova (2011) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Lisa Raymond (2012) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2013) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Lucie Hradecká (2014) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/

.