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Barbora Zahlavova Strycova


Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová is a professional female tennis player from the Czech Republic whose highest WTA singles ranking has been world no. 39, a ranking she achieved on 19 July 2010. Záhlavová-Strýcová exhibited great potential as a junior, winning two Grand Slams in girls' singles: the 2002 Australian Open and then defending that title at the 2003 Australian Open. She also won three Grand Slam girls' doubles titles between 2001 and 2003. In 2002, she was named the ITF Junior World Champion that same year. Despite dropping out of the top 100, in 2005, she achieved some notable results in doubles, reaching four WTA doubles finals and winning the title on two of those occasions. A few years of passive performances later, she managed to make a comeback in 2008 by winning titles in Fort Walton Beach, Redding and Szczecin, Poland. In doubles, she won two straight events at the 2009 WTA tournaments in Quebec City and Luxembourg, her fourth and fifth WTA doubles titles. The following year, In February and March, she won three doubles titles in Paris, Acapulco and Monterrey. With her regular partner Iveta Benešová, she won the biggest title of her career at the Premier 5 tournament in Tokyo. In 2011, She defeated New Zealand player Marina Erakovic in the final of Bell Challenge to claim her first WTA singles title.
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