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There, she fell short to 26th seed and eventual champion Flavia Pennetta in three sets. However, she managed to secure a spot in the semifinals where she defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets to advance to her second final at the tournament.
This was also the first ever final of the tournament since the inception of the round-robin format between two players with a losing record in the group stage.
However, the Czech team ultimately cruised into the semifinals with the score 3—2. As a result, she dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since September , at world No.
In a rain-interrupted second round encounter against Makarova, however, she succumbed to the Russian in a tight straight-set loss. She came up short to eventual gold medallist Monica Puig in the semifinals, but then defeated Madison Keys in the bronze medal match to win her first ever Olympic medal.
There, she scored her fourth win over a reigning world No. In the quarterfinals, she beat Konta and then in the last four, she went on to score her first win over Simona Halep to reach her first final of the year.
In the final, she beat Svitolina in straight sets to win the tournament on debut, thus lifting her 19th career title and her first title indoors since winning the WTA Finals in Despite losing her only singles rubber against Caroline Garcia, the Czechs went on to successfully defend their title by winning the tie 3—2 to lift their third successive trophy, their fifth in the last six years.
Moreover, she was awarded the WTA Sportsmanship Award for the fourth year in a row, her fifth overall. During the break-in she suffered cuts to her dominant left hand, resulting in injuries to the tendons and nerves.
In the final, she beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets for her milestone 20th career title. She then lost in the first round of Tianjin to Zhu Lin , in three sets.
She lost to Camila Giorgi in the second round. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. She then beat Kristina Mladenovic in the final in a dominating performance to win her 21st career title, thus becoming the first left-handed player to win a singles title in Russia.
There, she moved past Görges via a retirement and then overcame world No. Petersburg a month before. However, she saw that streak expire when she lost to young American wildcard Amanda Anisimova in the following round in straight sets.
There, she beat Görges in straight sets for her 50th main draw win on grass. It was her first defeat in the opening round of the tournament since , and also marks the first season since where she suffered multiple opening-round exits at the Grand Slam tournaments.
Nevertheless, the Czechs won the tie with the score 3—0, making it their sixth Fed Cup title in the last eight seasons. She advanced through the first round after defeating Danielle Collins in a match that lasted over three hours, before losing to Anett Kontaveit in the second round.
She defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei to reach her first quarterfinal on Australian soil since winning here in There, she beat defending champion Angelique Kerber and then moved past Aliaksandra Sasnovich to book her place in the final.
There, she came back from a set down to defeat Ashleigh Barty, winning her 26th career title. Her win over Bencic saw her through to the second week here for the first time since , and for the first time at a Grand Slam outside the US Open since the French Open.
In the quarterfinals, she moved past Barty in straight sets and then beat Collins in straight sets to advance to her first Grand Slam final since , and her first outside Wimbledon.
There, she faced fourth seed Naomi Osaka , with the world No. She then won four consecutive games to claim the set. In the last four, she edged past Hsieh to reach the final where she succumbed to Bencic in three sets.
There, she succumbed to 12th seed Barty in three sets. Seeded third, she saw off the likes of Greet Minnen , seventh seed Anastasija Sevastova and sixth seed Kiki Bertens en route to the final, where she beat eighth seed Kontaveit in straight sets for her overall 27th, and most recent, career title.
There, she lost to 19th seed Johanna Konta in three sets. In Wuhan , she sailed to the last four by scoring wins over Polona Hercog, Sloane Stephens and Dayana Yastremska , all in straight sets, but was then stopped by Alison Riske.
She also became the only player this decade to suffer multiple winless appearances at the tournament, the first since Elena Dementieva, in , and Seeded fifth, she scored back-to-back wins here for the first time in three appearances, and recorded her best result here since winning the title in , by making the semifinals where she lost to eighth seed Madison Keys in three sets.
There, however, she succumbed to world No. Petersburg , after overcoming Alison van Uytvanck in her opener in three sets, thus making at least the quarterfinal stage in her first three tournaments of the season for the first time since There, however, she conceded a walkover to Alexandrova due to illness.
However, she succumbed to ninth seed Aryna Sabalenka in the championship match in straight sets, making it the tenth runner-up finish of her career.
She lost both finals from a set up, to Elina Svitolina in the former and Anastasija Sevastova in the latter. There, however, she succumbed in a tight three-setter to Shelby Rogers, despite having four match points.
Nevertheless, she finished the year ranked world No. As a left-handed player, she executes the shot well by serving out wide away from her opponent, especially on the advantage-side of the court to her opponent's backhand, and then coming forward to finish off the point with a winner down the line.
She is also noted for her exceptional timing. On forehands, she prefers to take the ball early, thus allowing her to produce down-the-line winners effectively.
On backhands, she utilizes all the important muscle groups to produce shots with exceptional amount of power. When returning, she uses a short compact motion which allows her to return aggressively regardless of the serve speed.
She is also known to attack weak second serves by producing powerful winners. She also possesses notable amount of variety in her game.
Her volleys tend to come more from her forehand, her stronger side, which she executes by moving her racket in a straight line, also allowing her to disguise the shot well enough from her opponents.
In the slice department, she has the ability to keep the ball low and performs the shot better on her backhand wing. Due to her tall frame, she is known to make up for her lack of speed by playing close to the baseline.
Her game suits the fast courts and she cites grass as her favourite surface. However, due to her high-risk game and aggressive style of play she is known to produce a high number of unforced errors in matches.
Movement is another weakness in her game though it has shown significant improvement over the last couple of years as she is now able to run down more balls than before.
She is known for her inconsistencies, inability to maintain focus on and off during matches as well as impatience mid-rally.
Against such opponents, she has been shown to break down physically due to her opponent's use of court craft, consistency and patience on court.
Their first meeting came in in the second round of the Swedish Open with Wozniacki winning comfortably. Wozniacki exacted revenge by winning their next two meetings — in the third round of Cincinnati in and the round-robin stage of the WTA Finals.
Sharapova then went on a five-match winning streak — in the semifinals of the Australian Open , the Women's Stuttgart Open and the French Open , all in , and then in , in the quarterfinals of Miami and the final of Beijing.
Sharapova then retired in February Kerber then won their two next clashes in the quarterfinals of Rome and the semifinals of Cincinnati , both in three sets.
That same winning streak then turned to Kerber's favour — in the round-robin stage of the WTA Finals in , the semifinals of Stuttgart and the fourth round of the US Open , the latter two in They met thrice in Williams exacted revenge four years later in the opening round of the Miami Open.
Their two most recent meetings have come in the United States, with Williams emerging victorious in both encounters, the US Open quarterfinals, and the second round of the Indian Wells Open.
At Indian Wells, Williams came back from a set and double break deficit to win the match. She then went on to record a further three consecutive victories — in the quarterfinals of the China Open , in the round-robin stage of the WTA Finals ,  and in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open , a rematch of their quarterfinal clash here a year ago, the latter two in straight sets.
Her psychological recovery was also on track, and she had completed fitness training in the Canary Islands.
Almost a year after the attack, on 16 November , Czech police announced that they had shelved investigations on the attack since they had still not identified the attacker.
Making her debut in the Top 10 on January 27, , Halep has stayed put in every week since. With neither showing signs of slowing down, count on these two champions to remain formidable foes come You can only have breakfast, lunch or dinner for the rest of your life.
Which meal are you keeping? Click here to find out more info. Father is Jiri vice mayor ; mother is Pavla; brothers are Jiri engineer and Libor teacher Introduced to tennis by father Aggressive baseliner; favorite shots are serve, forehand and backhand Speaks Czech and English Favorite type of movie is comedy Favorite types of music are pop, rock Favorite foods are sushi, Italian Also enjoys basketball and volleyball Favorite city to visit is Melbourne; favorite tournament is Wimbledon Self-described as friendly, happy Tennis idol growing up was Martina Navratilova because she's left-handed like her.
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Muguruza in final , Prague d. Sofia Kenin . Laura Siegemund [Q]. Nicole Gibbs [W]. Johanna Konta [Q]. Flavia Pennetta . Caroline Garcia .
Venus Williams . Did not qualify. Dinara Safina. Won 6—4, 2—6, 7—6 7—5 at US Open. Won 3—6, 6—3, 6—4 at Doha. Lost 3—6, 4—6 at WTA Finals.
Won 6—2, 7—6 7—3 at St. Won 7—5, 7—5 at US Open. Lost 5—7, 6—3, 2—6 at WTA Finals. Venus Williams. Lost 6—4, 5—7, 4—6 at Indian Wells.
Won 6—4, 2—6, 6—4 at Doha. Won 6—4, 6—1 at Sydney. Ana Ivanovic. Won 3—6, 6—0, 6—0 at Miami. Lost 6—3, 4—6, 2—6 at Fed Cup Final. Won 6—4, 6—3 at Paris.
Serena Williams. Won 6—3, 2—6, 6—3 at Cincinnati. Won 6—1, 6—2 at Wuhan. Lost 6—7 1—7 , 6—4, 4—6 at WTA Finals. Lost 6—7 2—7 , 3—6 at Montreal. Won 6—1, 7—6 7—3 at New Haven.
Won 6—2, 6—4 at WTA Finals. Lost 4—6, 2—6 at WTA Finals. Nadia Petrova. Won 4—6, 6—4, 6—3 at Doha.
Lost 3—6, 3—6 at WTA Finals. Sloane Stephens. Won 6—3, 6—3 at Wuhan. Elena Dementieva. Lost 6—7 7—9 , 2—6 at Paris.
Won 6—3, 5—7, 6—2 at Beijing. Francesca Schiavone. Won 6—4, 2—6, 6—2 at Australian Open. Won 6—1, 6—1 at Wuhan. Lost 3—6, 6—1, 4—6 at WTA Finals.
Sofia Kenin. Lost 4—6, 5—7 at French Open. Caroline Garcia. Won 6—3, 6—3 at Madrid. Johanna Konta. Lost 6—4, 2—6, 4—6 at Wimbledon.
Lost 2—6, 3—6 at Madrid. Won 6—1, 1—0 ret. Won 6—3, 6—2 at New Haven. Anna Chakvetadze. Won 6—3, 6—4 at Australian Open. Lost 6—2, 2—6, 3—6 at Madrid.
Lost 5—7, 4—6 at Beijing. Won 6—2, 5—7, 6—1 at Doha.