Athletes Famous Female Athletes from Czechoslovakia

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List of popular female athletes from Czechoslovakia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Czechoslovakia has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Czechoslovakia female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Czechoslovakia in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Czechoslovakia in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

This list contains athletes like Milena Duchková and Milada Skrbkova.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Czechoslovakia?" and "Who are the greatest female Czechoslovakia athletes?"
Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Czechoslovakia
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Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins has called Navratilova "arguably, the greatest tennis player of all time." Navratilova was World No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, making her the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles and doubles for over 200 weeks. She was year-end singles No. 1 ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: United States of America, Czechoslovakia

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Regina Maršíková is a former Czechoslovakian tennis player. Maršíková's single titles were at Rome, Toronto and Christchurch in 1978, Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 and Berlin in 1981. In Grand Slam competition she never went further than the semifinals. Maršíková's major doubles win was at the French Open in 1977 with Pam Teeguarden. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

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Milena Duchková is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Czechoslovakia
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Milena Duchková is a diver from the Czechoslovakia and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a gold medal in Platform Diving. She received a silver medal in 1972. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czechoslovakia

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Věra Pužejová Suková was a tennis player from Czechoslovakia. She was the women's singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1962, losing to Karen Hantze Susman 6–4, 6–4. Suková was a women's singles semifinalist at the French Championships in 1957 and 1963. She teamed with Jiří Javorský to win the mixed doubles title at that tournament in 1957. They were the runners-up in 1961. According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Suková was ranked in the world top ten in 1957, 1962, and 1963, reaching a career high of World No. 5 in those rankings in 1962. Suková was the Czechoslovakian national women's singles champion 11 times between 1952 and 1964. After retirement from tennis, ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czechoslovakia

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