Petr Korda

Petr Korda

Country (sports)
Czechoslovakia (1987–1993)
Czech Republic

Residence
Monte Carlo, Monaco & Bradenton, Florida

Born
(1968-01-23) 23 January 1968 (age 49)
Prague, Czechoslovakia

Height
1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

Turned pro
1987

Retired
July 1999[1]

Plays
Left-handed (one-handed backhand)

Prize money
$10,448,900

Singles

Career record
410–248

Career titles
10

Highest ranking
No. 2 (2 February 1998)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open
W (1998)

French Open
F (1992)

Wimbledon
QF (1998)

US Open
QF (1995, 1997)

Other tournaments

Tour Finals
RR (1992)

Grand Slam Cup
W (1993)

Doubles

Career record
234–160

Career titles
10

Highest ranking
No. 10 (11 June 1990)

Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open
W (1996)

French Open
F (1990)

Wimbledon
2R (1990, 1991)

US Open
3R (1989, 1991, 1995)

Team competitions

Davis Cup
SF (1996)

Hopman Cup
W (1994)

Last updated on: July 1999.

Petr Korda (born 23 January 1968) is a Czech former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 2 singles ranking on February 2, 1998. He tested positive for doping in June 1998 at Wimbledon, was subsequently banned from September 1999 for 12 months, although he retired shortly before the ban.[2]

Contents

1 Tennis career

1.1 Juniors
1.2 Professional career

1.2.1 Suspension and retirement

2 Personal life
3 Grand Slam finals

3.1 Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
3.2 Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

4 ATP career finals

4.1 Singles: 27 (10 titles, 17 runners-up)
4.2 Doubles: 24 (10 titles, 14 runners-up)

5 Performance timeline

5.1 Singles
5.2 Doubles

6 References
7 External links

Tennis career[edit]
Juniors[edit]
He first came to the tennis world’s attention as a promising junior player. In 1985, he partnered with fellow Czech Cyril Suk to win the boy’s doubles title at the French Open. Korda and Suk ranked the joint-World No. 1 junior doubles players that year.
Junior Slam results:
Australian Open: –
French Open: 3R (1986)
Wimbledon: QF (1986)
US Open: QF (1986)
Professional career[edit]
Korda turned professional in 1987. He won his first career doubles title in 1988, and his first top-level singles title in 1991. Korda was involved in four Grand Slam finals during his career – two in singles and two in doubles. Korda also was known for th