Linda Noskova

Linda Noskova is a Czech professional tennis player, who has competed professionally since 2019.

Date of Birth: 17 November 2004
Birthplace: Vsetin, Czech Republic
Residence: Prerov, Czech Republic
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2019

Linda Noskova was born on November 17, 2004, in Vsetin, Czech Republic, to Drahos Nosek and Ivana Noskova. She began playing tennis at the age of seven, when she started training in Valasske Mezirici.

Noskova had an accomplished junior career. Her biggest achievement during this period was winning the 2021 girls’ French Open title, which led to her reaching No. 5 in the ITF junior rankings. The Czech had very quick success on the ITF Circuit to get onto the WTA Tour.

She won six ITF titles between March 2021 and July 2022, with four of these coming on hard courts and two being on clay. Noskova made her first two Grand Slam appearances in 2022. These came at the French Open and the US Open. She lost in the first round of each event to Emma Raducanu and her compatriot Marie Bouzkova, respectively.

A bigger breakthrough came for Noskova in 2023. She made her first WTA Tour final at the start of the season at the Adelaide International as a qualifier. Her run in the main draw included triumphs against Daria Kasatkina, Victoria Azarenka, and Ons Jabeur. Noskova was stopped in the final by Aryna Sabalenka.

The Czech reached another final in Prague in August 2023. She was the favorite on this occasion in the final against the lucky loser Nao Hibino. However, Noskova missed out on a first WTA title after a 4-6, 1-6 defeat.

Noskova became known to the wider tennis community at the 2024 Australian Open. She progressed to a maiden Grand Slam third round with wins against Marie Bouzkova and McCartney Kessler. Noskova then pulled off a stunning 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win against the world No. 1, Iga Swiatek, to make the fourth round.

The Czech benefited from Elina Svitolina retiring after just three games to take her into the Australian Open quarterfinal. Her run was ended by Dayana Yastremska. The Ukrainian played an incredible match to win 6-3, 6-4, and knock out Noskova.

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