- Date of Birth:
- February 8, 1985
- 5' 8"
Petra Cetkovská (born February 8, 1985 in Prostějov, Czech Republic) is a Czech tennis player. Petra began playing tennis at the age of 5, influenced by her father who works at a pro shop at a local tennis club. Petra turned professional in 2000. Her breakout year came in 2007, when she won three International Tennis Federation titles. That year, she also won her first World Tennis Association title, taking the Doubles title at the ECM Prague Open with Andrea Hlaváčková. In 2008, she almost made it to the fourth round of the French Open, but was completely shut out by Ana Ivanovic in two straight sets. Petra made it to her first WTA final in 2011, beating high-ranked players in the New Haven Open. She lost in the finals to Caroline Wozniacki. In 2012 and 2013, Petra was plagued with injuries, forcing her to pull out of the 2012 US Open and miss the first four months of the 2013 season. In 2014, Petra upset Li Na in the third round of the Open GDF Suez. In 2015, Petra upset the tournament’s No.4 seed, beating Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.
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Petra Cetkovska is best known as a professional tennis player.
When Petra was 14-years-old, she was involved in an accident where a friend pushed her into a wall. She had to undergo brain surgery two years later for swelling caused by the bump. A year after her operation, she contracted glandular fever. She missed the 2014 Australian Open due to a hip injury, one that required surgery. Petra was romantically involved with ATP player Marcos Baghdatis when she was 19.