Iveta Benesova life and biography

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Iveta Benesova biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Most, Czech Republic
Nationality : Czech
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-10
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Grand Slam

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Iveta Benešová is a professional tennis player. She began playing tennis at age of 7 and turned professional in 1998 in Prague. She has won two WTA Tour events.

Iveta Benesova, a native of the Czech Republic, is a consistent Top 100 player with a solid backhand.


In singles, she defeated Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-2 in the final of 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem to win her first WTA Tour trophy since 2004.

In doubles, she has won three titles. Along with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, she grabbed the titles in Paris as their opponents Cara Black and Liezel Huber withdrew and Monterrey defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Vania King. Partnering with Anabel Medina Garrigues, she won Fes, making her winning both singles and doubles in the tournament.

Singles Titles:
2010: Fès
2004: Acapulco

Doubles Titles:
2010: Paris, Monterrey, Tokyo, Fes
2009: Luxembourg
2008: Bogotá, Stockholm
2007: Luxembourg
2005: Paris


Coached by Petr Luxa
Began playing at age 7 when father introduced her to the game
Favorite surfaces are clay, hard; favorite shot is backhand
Father's name is Vlastimil Benes; mother is Irena Benesova; sister is also Irena; no one in family other than Iveta plays tennis
Favorites include the movie Forrest Gump, actors Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett and Italian cuisine
To relax, enjoys shopping and watching movies.

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