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The Best Tennis Players from Czech Republic

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List of the best tennis players from Czech Republic, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Czech Republic has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Czech tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Czech Republic and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Czech Republic then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Jan Kodeš, Lukáš Dlouhý and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Czech tennis players?" and "Who is the best Czech tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Czech Republic in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Czech tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
  • Martina Navratilova
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    Martina Navratilova (Czech: Martina Navrátilová pronounced [mar'cɪna navˈraːcɪlovaː]; born Martina Šubertová pronounced [ˈmarcɪna ˈʃubɛrtovaː]; October 18, 1956) is a Czechoslovak-born American former professional tennis player and coach. 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 seven times, including a record of five consecutive years, as well as year-end doubles No. 1 five times, including three consecutive years during which she held the ranking for the entire year. She won 18 Grand Slam...  more
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: United States of America, Czechoslovakia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1975
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  • Petra Kvitová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈkvɪtovaː]; born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, Kvitová turned professional in 2006 and has won 27 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her career-high ranking of world No. 2 was reached on 31 October 2011 and as of 19 August 2019, she is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). As such, Kvitová is currently the highest-ranked left-handed player in the world and the second highest-ranked Czech, behind Karolína...  more
    • Birthplace: Bílovec, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
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  • Nicole Vaidišová
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    Nicole Vaidišová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɪkol ˈvajɟɪʃovaː]; born 23 April 1989) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Vaidišová is an Australian Open and French Open semifinalist as well as a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. She started playing tennis when she was six years old, enrolling to train at Nick Bollettieri's tennis academy in Bradenton, Florida. Her serve was considered her biggest weapon. Her powerful groundstrokes, with her serve, collaborated well together to produce an aggressive, all-round game. On 9 August 2006, at the age of 17 years, she became the 12th-youngest player in WTA Tour history to be ranked in the top 10. She achieved a career-high...  more
    • Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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  • Tomáš Berdych (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈbɛrdɪx]; born 17 September 1985) is a Czech professional tennis player. His most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, causing consecutive upsets by defeating top seed and six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. In the final, he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Berdych's biggest career win to date was the Paris Masters in 2005 as an unseeded player, defeating Ivan Ljubičić in the final. Berdych has reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slams. Alongside his Wimbledon performance in the same year, he reached the semifinals of the 2010...  more
    • Birthplace: Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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