Lucie Safarova Player Profile

Lucie Safarova: Bidding for a personal best

Lucie Safarova: Bidding for a personal best

In a year which has seen her make her first Grand Slam final, Lucie Safarova will bid to make the last eight for the first time.

Safarova climbed to a career-high ranking after losing title decider in three sets to Serena Williams at Roland Garros, where defending champion Maria Sharapova was among her victims.

It was the left-hander's first Grand Slam final in singles but she has enjoyed success at the highest level in doubles - as shown when she claimed the doubles title in Paris to add to her Australian Open triumph.

While those matches all came on clay, Safarova is far from a red-dirt specialist. She won on hardcourts in Doha earlier this season and has more career victories on the surface than any other.

Her Wimbledon campaign was ended by Coco Vandeweghe at the fourth round but only after two tie-breakers and Safarova's form on the whole has been very strong all season. Indeed she gained a measure of revenge by beating the American in Cincinnati only to lose to Elina Svitolina in round three.

Safarova, who made the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in her career last season, continues to look a threat at the highest level. She'll be aiming for a first appearance in the quarter-finals and maybe more.

Lucie Safarova

  • Nationality: CZE
  • Date Of Birth: February 4, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2002
  • Height: 1.77 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
S Stosur WTA Rogers Cup presented by National Bank R3 Won 6-79, 6-75
15/11/15 A Pavlyuchenkova & E Vesnina Fed Cup World Group Final: Czech Republic v Russia Match 5 Won 6-4, 3-6, 2-6
30/10/15 A Kerber WTA Finals Grp B Won 6-4, 6-3
28/10/15 P Kvitova WTA Finals Grp B Lost 5-7, 5-7
26/10/15 G Muguruza Blanco WTA Finals Grp B Lost 3-6, 6-74
21/10/15 A Pavlyuchenkova WTA Kremlin Cup R2 Lost 1-6, 7-62, 3-6
10 Year Grand Slam History
Australian Open R1R3R2R1R3R1R3R1QFR1
French Open RUR4R1R2R2R2R2R2R4R1
Wimbledon R4SFR2R1R2R1R1R1R3-
US Open R1-R2R3R3R1R1R1R3R2

Lucie Safarova News

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Safarova battling infection

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Lucie Safarova (L) and Bethanie Mattek-Sands kiss the French Open women's doubles trophy

Safarova claims doubles crown

Lucie Safarova bounced back from defeat in the French Open women's singles final to claim the women's doubles title alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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Day 12: Talking Points

Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova will meet in the final of the French Open after very different wins on Thursday.


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Routes to the Davis Cup final

Ahead of the Davis Cup Final, we look back at the route to Belgium.

Most dominant sports star?

Most dominant sports star?

After Novak Djokovic's ATP World Tour Finals win, we look at his rivals for the title of sport's most dominant athlete.

Feaver backs the Brits

Feaver backs the Brits

Former Davis Cup player John Feaver believes GB have the momentum to lift the trophy for the first time in 79 years.