Popular Tennis Player Helena Sukova

Helena Sukova

Helena Sukova was born in Czechoslovakia in 1965. She started playing tennis at a tender age and started her professional career when she was just 16. She reached World No. 4 in singles while her best ever rank is World No. 1 in women’s doubles. She also won a Grand Slam in doubles and won another four titles at Wimbledon. She also won a title at French Open and another at Australian Open. She won a silver medal in 1988 and 1996 Olympics. Her partner in both the medals was Jana Novotna. Helena Sukova is still considered as a respectable name in the world of Tennis. Her contributions to the game are commendable.

Sukova also represented her country helping it win prestigious Fed Cup four times. One of her career high was winning Hopman Cup in 1989. Overall, she won 10 singles titles and 69 doubles titles during her successful career. She was runner up four times in Grand Slam singles.

She retired in 1988 but entered 2006 Wimbledon through a wild card. Cyril Suk also won a wild card entry to the Wimbledon same year. Unfortunately, both the wild card holders lost their first match and got knocked out straight away.

Although she had some success in her singles career too, her actual strength and achievements were in doubles tennis.

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