Klara Zakopalova life and biography

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Klara Zakopalova biography

Date of birth : 1982-02-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Prague, Czech Republic
Nationality : Czech
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Grand Slam

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Klára Zakopalová is a Czech professional female tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague, the capital.


In the first round of the 2010 Polsat Warsaw Open, Zakopalova caused a big upset by defeating 4th seed and World No.14 Marion Bartoli 4–6, 6–1, 6–2. She was then defeated by World No.205 Gréta Arn in the second round 6–4, 6–4.

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Zakopalova advanced to the 4th round for the first time at a Grand Slam. She scored upset wins over 18th seed Aravane Rezaï and 10th seed Flavia Pennetta before falling to qualifier Kaia Kanepi.

Zakopalova made the final at the 2010 e-Boks Danish Open where she lost to World No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki. Zakopalova defeated Rossana De Los Rios, Tatjana Malek, Sorana Cîrstea, and Li Na en route to the final. After this tournament, could not match up her performance as she went on to do poorly her last four tournaments, only advancing to the second round in the 2010 Generali Ladies Linz where she lost to Patty Schnyder 6–2, 6–0.


Coached by David Kunst
Married on June 6, 2006 (formerly Koukalova); husband, Jan Zakopal, is a Czech soccer player
Baseliner who prefers clay; favorite shot is backhand
Father, Jiri Koukal, is a taxi driver; mother, Jana Koukalova, is bartender at a golf resort
Both parents play tennis
Most memorable experience was reaching first Tour final at 2001 Antwerp
Lucky charm is stuffed animal turtle
Describes herself as quiet, good, impatient
Admires Martina Hingis
Favorites include the movie The Bodyguard, author Arthur Hailing and the book Airport
Other sports interests are in-line skating, running
Likes to visit Waikiki Beach.

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