Marie Bouzkova

Marie Bouzkova is a Czech professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2014.

Date of Birth: 21 July 1998
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Residence: Bradenton, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (180 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2014

Marie Bouzkova was born on July 21, 2008, in Prague, Czech Republic, to father Milan and mother Kveta, and she has a brother named Benjamin. She moved to Florida at age ten and trained at the Bollietieri Academy for two years.

Her favourite players include Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Bouzkova won the 2014 US Open girls’ singles title as a junior by defeating Anhelina Kalinina in the final. She subsequently made her WTA Tour debut at the 2015 Mexican Open.

After winning her first WTA Tour match in 2018, Bouzkova had a shock run to the semifinal of the WTA 1000 event in Toronto in 2019. That included triumphs against Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko. She lost the semifinal 6-1, 3-6, 3-6 to Serena Williams.

The first WTA final of the Czech’s career came at the Monterrey Open in March 2020. Bouzkova did not drop a set on her way to the final. She was denied a first WTA title by the first seed, Elina Svitolina, who won a very tight match 5-7, 6-4, 4-6.

Bouzkova was then a WTA runner-up on two more occasions. The first was at the Phillip Island Trophy, where she lost to Daria Kasatkina. Her third final loss came at the Abierto Zapopan to Sloane Stephens.

The Czech won a maiden WTA title in her fourth final on home soil at the 2022 Prague Open. She did not drop a set during her run to glory, including a comprehensive 6-0, 6-3 triumph in the final against Anastasia Potapova.

2022 also saw Bouzkova progress to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon. She achieved this by overcoming Danielle Collins, Ann Li, Alison Riske, and Caroline Garcia before being beaten 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 by Ons Jabeur.

Bouzkova had more solid success at Wimbledon in 2023 by making the fourth round, where she was knocked out by the eventual champion, Marketa Vondrousova. Her 2023 season ended with a fifth WTA final appearance, in which she very narrowly lost 6-1, 6-7, 6-7 Katerina Siniakova in a dramatic contest.

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