Hana Mandlikova Biography

Hana Mandlíková is a former Czech professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia and later Australia. During her career, she won four Grand Slam singles titles – two at the Australian Open, one at the French Open, and one at the US Open. She was the runner-up at four Grand Slam singles events and won one Grand Slam women's doubles title, the US Open in 1989 with Martina Navratilova. Beginning with the 1980 US Open and extending through Wimbledon in 1981, Mandlíková played in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals.

Mandlikova led Czechoslovakia to three consecutive Fed Cup titles from 1983-1985. After a short lived marriage to Australian, Jan Sedlak, she obtained Australian citizenship.

Mandlikova was only the third woman to win grand slam titles on grass, clay, and hard courts joining Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. She defeated both Evert and Navratilova on consecutive days to accomplish this feat at the 1985 US Open. Since then, only Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova have joined this exclusive group.

Known as a breaker of streaks, Mandlikova first snapped Evert's 72 match win streak on clay in the 1981 French Open semis en route to that title. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Hana Mandlikova
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Tennis player
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1962 (57)
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
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