It’s hard to say if this quartet could’ve taken the next step into legitimate slam contenders, or even champions, more than five years removed from their days in the sun.
Following a steady rise, she won her biggest career title at the Tier I event in Moscow in late 2006; on the back of a quarterfinal in Australia in 2007, she made her top 10 debut in February.
Likes reading, watching movies, yoga, bike riding ... ADDITIONALCzech Fed Cup Team, 2004-08; Czech Olympic Team, 2008.2003 - Played and won first event of career at ITF/Plzen-CZE.2004 - First Top 100 season; won first Tour singles title at Vancouver (as qualifier and in only third Tour main draw, d. to No.15 seed Cornet in 3s in 1r); member of Czech Fed Cup team that d.
Favorite city is New York because of its constant activity.- Signed deals in 2007 with Citizen Eco-Drive and Play Pumps International; was already prominent member of Reebok's "I Am What I Am" ad campaign.- Has two wins over reigning world No.1s, both over Mauresmo (in 2006).- With Sharapova, Haynes, Kirilenko, Stubbs, state Governor Jeb Bush and Capriati, participated in a tennis exhibition in Tampa, Florida on December 18, 2004, to raise funds for the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.- Junior highlights include runner-up finish at 2005 Australian Open (l. SINGLESWinner (6): 2006 - Strasbourg; 2005 - Seoul, Tokyo [Japan Open], Bangkok; 2004 - Vancouver, Tashkent, ITF/Columbus-USA; 2003 - ITF/Plzen-CZE. Semifinalist (13): 2008 - Sydney; 2007 - Sydney, Australian Open, Z�rich, Linz; 2006 - Sydney, Roland Garros, Stanford, San Diego, Moscow, Linz; 2005 - Memphis, Philadelphia.
Peng in final); SF six times, most notably first Grand Slam SF at Roland Garros (l. to Petrova at both); QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; strong showings at other majors, reaching 4r at Australian Open (l.
to Kuznetsova 57 76(5) 62, having led 75 53; was sixth-youngest player in Open Era to reach Roland Garros SF) but also Sydney (l.