Vlasta Vopičková

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Vlasta Vopičková
Full nameVlasta Kodešová Vopičková
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
Born (1944-03-26) 26 March 1944 (age 77)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1968, 1970)
Wimbledon4R (1970)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1970)
WimbledonQF (1964)

Vlasta Vopičková (born 26 March 1944) is a Czech former professional tennis player.

Biography[edit]

She was born in 1944 as Vlasta Kodešová. Her younger brother is Jan Kodeš, who won three Grand Slam titles.[1] After her marriage to Czech ice hockey player Milan Vopička in 1964, she became Vlasta Vopičková.[2]

Vopičková made her Federation Cup debut for Czechoslovakia in 1964 and appeared in a total of nine ties. She had a 7-2 record in singles, which included a win over Virginia Wade in 1968.[3]

At Grand Slams, she was most successful on the clay courts of Roland Garros, making the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1968 and 1970. She also competed at Wimbledon on several occasions and reached the round of 16 in the 1970 tournament.

She was a semifinalist at the 1973 Italian Open.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lorge, Barry (5 March 1980). "Lendl Coming of Age in Pros". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Proč nevidíme brýle na očích: O panu Precizním, který dnes sežene to, co se sehnat nedá" (in Czech). 15 September 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. ^ "W-FC-1968-WG-M-TCH-GBR-01". fedcup.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Smith, Miss Evert Gain At Rome Net". New York Times. 9 June 1973. Retrieved 7 July 2018.

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