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Iveta Benesova

BornFebruary 1, 1983

Iveta Benešová is a professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia. She has won two WTA Tour events and one Grand Slam in mixed doubles partnering with Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Iveta turned professional in 1998. In the 2006 Australian Open, for the first time, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam. On 6 April 2009, Benešová achieved her career-high singles ranking of World No. 25. In singles, she defeated Romanian 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. Teaming up with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, she grabbed the titles in Paris as their opponents Cara Black and Liezel Huber withdrew and in Monterrey defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Vania King. Partnering with Anabel Medina Garrigues, she won Fes, making her winner of both singles and doubles in the tournament.
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