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Encyclopedia > Helena Sukova

Helena Sukova (b. February 23, 1965 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. During her career she won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and was a four-time Grand Slam singles runner-up. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Tennis is a racquet sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Player(s) use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball over a net into the opponents court. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments...


Sukova comes from a prominent Czech tennis family. Her mother Vera was a finalist at Wimbledon in 1962. Her father, Cyril Suk, was President of the Czechoslovakian Tennis Federation. Her brother, Cyril Suk Jr., was a professional player on the men's tour and teamed-up with Sukova to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at Wimbeldon and the French Open in the 1990s. Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and is regarded as most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


Sukova turned professional in 1981. Her career-high world rankings were No. 4 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sukova was a singles runner-up at the Australian Open twice (in 1984 and 1989) and at the US Open twice (in 1986 and 1993). This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ...


Sukova was a particularly outstanding doubles player. She won 9 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (4 Wimbledon, 2 US Open, 2 Australian Open, 1 French Open), and 5 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (3 Wimbeldon, 1 US Open, 1 French Open). She was also a women's doubles silver medalist at the Olympic Games in 1988 and 1996. For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Sukova helped Czechoslovakia win the Fed Cup 4 times in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1988, and the inaugural Hopman Cup in 1989. The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ... 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hopman Cup is an annual international team tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early-January (sometimes commencing in late-December) each year. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over the course of her career, Sukova won 10 singles titles and 73 doubles titles. She retired from the professional tour in 1998. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


External links

  • Official Website of Helena Sukova (http://www.sukova.org/Helena.htm)
  • Official WTA Profile (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=190110)

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