This week we spotlight one of the most beloved players from the past decade, Czech player, Lucie Safarova. Known for her positive attitude and heart of gold, Lucie was able to translate her amazing all-court game into both singles and doubles success throughout her career. Most notably, she would reach a career high of #5 in the world after her masterful run to the 2015 French Open final. As a mainstay in the world's top 30 for the majority of her career, her many highlights include: 7 WTA singles titles, 5 Fed Cup team titles and reaching the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Lucie's doubles success was unparalleled, as she not only won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but she also teamed with American, Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win 5 grand slam doubles titles during their decorated partnership. Her doubles success was rewarded in August of 2017, as she achieved what few in the tennis world have done before her....becoming the #1 doubles player in the world. Join Lucie and host, Jon Guerrica as they start from the very beginning of Lucie's amazing career and work their way to today. Hear what she regrets from that 2015 French Open Final, as well as some amazing stories from her time on tour. that you've never heard before. We also promise if you stick around until the very end, you may even hear something quite surprising. We hope you enjoy the life and times of our favorite new tennis mom, the fantastic, Lucie Safarova. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jon-guerrica/support
05/10/21 • 64 min
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