Marketa Vondrousova

Marketa Vondrousova

Personal Information

Full Name Marketa Vondrousova
Date of Birth July 21, 1998
Nationality Czech
Height 1.8 m

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Marketa Vondrousova: A Brief Biography

Markéta Vondroušová
Markéta Vondroušová


Markéta Vondroušová is a professional tennis player who has carried forward the rich legacy of Czech-born Wimbledon women’s singles champions. She followed in the footsteps of Jana Novotna, Petra Kvitova and the legendary Martina Navratilova when she lifted the prestigious shield at SW19 in 2023. Even more remarkably, she became the first-ever unseeded ladies’ singles winner.


Vondroušová is currently ranked No. 6 by the WTA, which is also her career-high. She reached her first grand slam final at the 2019 French Open when she was just 19 years old.


Markéta Vondroušová is a left-handed player similar to Kvitova and Navratilova. She plays a two-handed backhand and is an expert at executing the drop shot. She is also a strong returner of serve. According to the WTA website, her favorite surface is clay because she grew up playing on it, but she believes her style is more suited to hard courts.


Markéta Vondroušová Personal Information

NameMarkéta Šimková née Vondroušová
Age24
DOBJune 28, 1999
NationalityCzech
Mother NameJindřiška Anderlová
Father nameDavid Vondrouš
ProfessionTennis player
Net Worth$5 million
Height5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)
Weight130 lbs (59 kg)
EducationNot known
Relationship StatusMarried to Štěpán Šimek


Table of Content-


Markéta Vondroušová Early Life

Markéta Vondroušová Personal Life

Markéta Vondroušová Family Background

Markéta Vondroušová Husband

Markéta Vondroušová Kids

Markéta Vondroušová Social Media

Markéta Vondroušová Net Worth

Markéta Vondroušová Prize Money

Markéta Vondroušová Brand Ambassador

Markéta Vondroušová Investments

Markéta Vondroušová Achievements

Markéta Vondroušová Best Finish at each Grand Slam

Markéta Vondroušová Titles Won

Markéta Vondroušová Coaching Staff

Markéta Vondroušová Diet

Markéta Vondroušová House

Markéta Vondroušová Car

FAQs


Markéta Vondroušová Early Life

Markéta Vondroušová was born on June 28, 1999 in the town of Sokolov, in the Karlovy Vary region of the Czech Republic. Her father introduced tennis to her when she was four years old. In her early life, she also enjoyed skiing, football, table tennis and floorball, but chose tennis over soccer because the individual nature appealed to her.


Markéta Vondroušová began training in tennis five days a week including two days at Štvanice, a few hours away from her hometown. She won the Nike Junior Tour International Masters in the U.S. at age 12. Three years later, she moved to the Czech capital of Prague for further development.


Markéta Vondroušová Personal Life

According to the WTA website, Markéta Vondroušová considers herself a calm and quiet person. She idolized Roger Federer when growing up. She has a Sphynx cat named Frankie and is also known for her distinct tattoos.


Markéta Vondroušová Family Background

Markéta Vondroušová was born to father, David Vondrouš and mother, Jindřiška Anderlová. Her parents separated when she was aged three, but they individually continued to support her tennis career.


While her father introduced her to tennis, she owes a lot of her athletic background to her mother’s family. Jindřiška Anderlová was a volleyball player for SK Slavia Prague in Extraliga, the top-flight competition in the Czech Republic. Her maternal grandfather František Frk, was the 1935 national pentathlon champion in erstwhile Czechoslovakia.


Markéta Vondroušová Husband

Markéta Vondroušová is married to Czech national Štěpán Šimek. Šimek is a visual effects artist and also played tennis at the junior level but never turned professional.


The pair got engaged in August 2021, a couple of weeks after Vondroušová won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She posted a picture with the ring on her Instagram account. They got married in July 2022 at the Chateau Mcely in their home country. The couple often travel together as indicated by Vondroušová’s social media.


Markéta Vondroušová Kids

Markéta Vondroušová does not have any children with husband Štěpán Šimek or from any of her previous relationships.


Markéta Vondroušová Social Media


Marketa Vondrousova of Team Czech Republic prepares to serve in her singles match against Olga Danilovic of Team Serbia during day five of the 2024...
Markéta Vondroušová


Markéta Vondroušová is active on social media through her official Instagram account @MarkétaVondroušová. She has over 164k followers on the platform where she often shares glimpses of her on-tour action and training. She also shares moments from her personal and holiday life with husband Štěpán Šimek. She also has an account on X @VondroušováM, where she is followed by 4k users.


Markéta Vondroušová Net Worth

Markéta Vondroušová’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million, according to online sources as of September 2023. This figure is driven by her prize money from tennis and brand endorsements.


YearNet Worth
2023$5 million
2022$3 million
2021Not known


Markéta Vondroušová Prize Money

According to the WTA website, Vondroušová has won over $9 million in prize money till date, including over $4.2 million so far in 2023. Her career singles record stands at 260 - 105.


Markéta Vondroušová Brand Ambassador

As a leading figure in women’s tennis today, Markéta Vondroušová has partnered with several big-name brands. She signed a deal in 2023 with Swedish clothing company J. Lindeberg for her apparel and footwear on the court. She first appeared in their sportswear at the 2023 US Open. Previously till her 2023 Wimbledon win, Vondroušová was signed with sporting giants Nike.


Markéta Vondroušová is sponsored by the Japanese company Yonex for her racquet and sporting equipment requirements. She is also a brand ambassador for Stratos Auto, an automobile in her native Czech Republic.


Markéta Vondroušová Investments

There is no information available about Markéta Vondroušová’s investments.


Markéta Vondroušová Achievements

Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic practices ahead of the 2024 United Cup at RAC Arena on December 27, 2023 in Perth, Australia.
Markéta Vondroušová


Markéta Vondroušová turned professional in 2014 and won her first professional title in the doubles event at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in March 2015. Her WTA Tour main draw doubles debut came at home in the Prague Open in April 2015, where she lost the match with partner Kateřina Vaňková. She played her maiden singles match at the same venue in 2016 and progressed to the second round where she lost to Samantha Stosur.


At just 17, Vondroušová won her first WTA singles title in only her second tour event at the Ladies Open Biel Bienne in Switzerland. She soon broke into the top 100 of women’s singles. Vondroušová made it through the qualifiers at her Grand Slam debut at the 2017 French Open, reaching the second round there.


In 2019, Markéta Vondroušová reached her first major final at the French Open. She lost the match to Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. This helped her to enter the top 20 in singles for the first time and end the year at No. 16.


In 2021, Vondroušová won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics after losing the singles final to Belinda Bencic. She won the 2023 Wimbledon women’s singles title despite being unseeded. Her ranking of No. 42 is the lowest for any Wimbledon champion in the Open era. Her first quarterfinal at the US Open in September 2023 took her to a new career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world.


Markéta Vondroušová Best Finish at each Grand Slam

The following table lists Markéta Vondroušová’s best results at grand slam events till the US Open in 2023.


Grand SlamBest singles resultsBest doubles resultsBest mixed-doubles results
Australian Open4th round (2021)Semi-final (2019) -
French OpenFinal (2019)2nd round (2019, 2023) -
WimbledonWon (2023)Quarter-final (2017)2nd round (2021)
US OpenQuarter-final (2023)3rd round (2023) -


Markéta Vondroušová Titles Won

Markéta Vondroušová has won two WTA titles as of September 2023 in her career. She won her first title in her first WTA tournament final at the Ladies Open Biel Bienne in Switzerland on hard court in April 2017. In the final, she defeated Anett Kontaveit in straight sets.


Markéta Vondroušová won her second title and first on grass at Wimbledon in July 2023. She defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets to win her maiden grand slam.


Markéta Vondroušová Coaching Staff

According to the WTA website, Markéta Vondroušová is coached by Jan Hernych, a Czech former ATP professional player. She has previously been coached by Jiří Hřebec, Martin Fassati, Dušan Karol, Zdeněk Kubík and Jan Fuchs. As a junior, her stepfather Tomáš Anderle worked as her physical fitness trainer.


Markéta Vondroušová Diet

Markéta Vondroušová loves to eat sweets and chocolates, according to an ABC News article. She has described herself as “a normal person” who even had a meal from McDonald’s after her Wimbledon quarter-final win in 2023. She famously remarked that she would celebrate her first grand slam win with a beer.


Markéta Vondroušová House

Markéta Vondroušová resides in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. More details about her house are not known.


Markéta Vondroušová Cars

Markéta Vondroušová owns a stylish black BMW X6 provided by Stratos Auto, a Czech car dealership for which she is an ambassador. The luxurious SUV costs approximately $75k.

FAQs

A. Markéta Vondroušová has inked several tattoos on her body. Some of them are in texts like “Let them be them, let us be us”, “Golden”, “It’s okay”, “One day at a time” and “Search and you will find”. She also has tattoos of a fairy, two dice, four aces in poker, a heart, butterflies and a sword on her body.

A. Markéta Vondroušová is 24 years old as of September 2023.

A. Markéta Vondroušová has a highest WTA singles ranking of No. 6 as of September 2023.

A. Markéta Vondroušová stands at 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) tall.

A. Markéta Vondroušová won the 2023 Wimbledon ladies’ singles final, defeating Ons Jabeur in straight sets.

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