Klára Zakopalová

Klára Zakopalová

Klára Zakopalová (born as Klára Koukalová on February 24, 1982 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional female tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague, the capital.

Career

In her career Zakopalová has reached eight singles finals and won two, in 2005 on the grass of Rosmalen (Netherlands) and in September of that year on the hard courts of Portorož (Slovenia).

In January 2006 she played a comeback player Martina Hingis, at the WTA Tournament in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, whom she lost to in the second round of the tournament.

Zakopalová was seeded No.29 at the 2006 Australian Open tennis tournament but lost in the first round to Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia. Klara has not had a successful year in singles or doubles, with over ten first-round losses in singles and not a single victory in doubles. Many people are confused as to why she has yet to regain the form that took her to no. 27 in the world in March 2006. However Zakopalova started 2008 very well and she has reached the final of the inaugural Cachantun Cup in Chile. She played the top seed Flavia Pennetta and was forced to retire from this hard fought match due to a nasty ankle sprain and lost 6–4, 5–4. It was only the first time Klara had retired from a match since February 2003, when she retired in an ITF event to Mara Santangelo. This injury also forced Klara to withdraw from the next tournament in Bogotá, a tournament where she was a quarterfinalist at in 2007.

Personal

On 6 June 2006, Klara married Czech soccer player, Jan Zakopal. They are a happily married couple.

WTA Titles

Singles

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV & V (1)
ITF Circuit (6)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 4, 1999 Alkmaar Clay Janet Bergman 6–2, 6–1
2. June 25, 2000 Sopot Clay Syna Schmidle 7–6, 6–3
3. August 27, 2000 Maribor Clay Angelika Roesch 7–5, 6–4
4. June 17, 2001 Marseille Clay Karina Habšudová 6–4, 4–6, 7–6
5. June 9, 2002 Caserta Clay Mariana Díaz-Oliva 7–6, 5–7, 7–5
6. June 18, 2005 's-Hertogenbosch Grass Lucie Šafářová 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
7. September 25, 2005 Portorož Hard Katarina Srebotnik 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
8. June 17, 2007 Zlín Clay Petra Kvitova 6–4, 6–1

Singles finalist (7)

Singles performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through the Wimbledon, which ended on July 6, 2008.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3–6
French Open 1R 2R 2R 1R A 2R 3–5
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1–5
U.S. Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–6
Grand Slam Win-Loss 2-4 2-4 2-4 0-4 0-2 1-4 7-22
Tournaments Won 0 0 2 0 0 2
Year End Ranking 62 46 36 125 63 N/A

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