2005 IN REVIEW
The Czech Republic native teamed with countryman Pavel Vizner for entire season and compiled a 30-29 match record, winning lone ATP title in 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Cibulec-Friedl), reaching final in Rotterdam (l. to Erlich-Ram) and SF in Barcelona, Metz and Vienna…Best Grand Slam finish was QF at US Open…Finished No. 11 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Vizner) and No. 26 individually in doubles.
1989-Won first ATP doubles title in St. Vincent (w/Cihak)...1990-Doubles SF at three tour stops...1991-Reached five finals (w/Nijssen), winning in Toulouse and Lyon...Won title in Prague (w/Flegl)...Won first mixed doubles title (w/sister Helena Sukova) at Roland Garros...1992-Won titles in Stuttgart-indoor and Basel (w/Nijssen)...1993-Won three doubles titles, Halle (w/Korda), Stuttgart-outdoor (w/Nijssen) and New Haven (w/Vacek)...1994-With Nijssen, won in Oahu and Milan...Qualified for fourth consecutive ATP World Doubles Championship...1995-Won a career-high four titles (Nice, Rome, Long Island, Basel) with Vacek to qualify for fifth consecutive ATP World Doubles Championship, reaching SF...1996-In doubles, won title in Ostrava (w/Stolle) and reached finals in Rotterdam (w/Davids), TMS Cincinnati (w/Stolle) and Indianapolis (w/Korda)... Teamed with sister Helena to win third career Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon...1997-Captured doubles title in Moscow (w/Damm) and finalist in three other ATP stops (w/Stolle)...1998-Won first career Grand Slam title at US Open (w/Stolle), saving two match points in final vs. Knowles-Nestor...Won Scottsdale (w/Tebbutt) in March...Finished No. 7 in Team Race (w/Stolle)...1999-Won at least one title for ninth straight year by winning in Gstaad (w/Johnson)...2000-Won first title of year in 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Damm)... Won only other title of year in Kitzbuehel (w/Albano) in July...2001-Went without a doubles title during year for first title since 1990...Played in final at 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Damm)...2002-Won three doubles titles in a season for first time since 1995 and finished No. 7 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Damm)...Won titles on three different surfaces -Delray Beach, AMS Roma and 's-Hertogenbosch (all w/Damm)…2003- The Czech Republic native teamed with countryman Martin Damm to post a 43-26 match record with three titles (in five finals) on three different surfaces for second straight season...They opened season with title in Doha (d. Knowles-Nestor) and advanced to 3rd RD at Australian Open...Had an up-and-down next four months with a 12-11 record with best result a SF in Rotterdam and TMS Roma...Turned things around in June on grass with runner-up in Halle (l. to Bjorkman-Woodbridge) and repeat title in 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Johnson-Paes)...Followed with QF effort at Wimbledon (l. to Bhupathi-Mirnyi)...Returned to clay in July and advanced to SF in Stuttgart and won title in Kitzbuehel (d. Melzer-Peya)...Played well in North American summer hard court circuit with SF at AMS Montreal, QF at AMS Cincinnati and runner-up in Long Island (l. to Koenig-Rodriguez)...At US Open, lost to eventual champions Bjorkman-Woodbridge in QF...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Houston and went 0-3 in round robin play...Finished No. 8 in ATP Doubles Race standings (w/Damm) and No. 16 individually…2004 - Teamed with countryman Martin Damm to finish in Top 10 for third year in a row and won three titles in four finals…The team qualified for Tennis Masters Cup but went winless (0-3) in round robin play…Opened season by defending their title in Doha (d. Koubek-Roddick)…Advanced to second final of year in Marseille (l. to Knowles-Nestor)…Reached QF at back-to-back ATP Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami…Reached SF at AMS Monte Carlo…On grass, won title in 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Burgsmuller-J. Vacek) and reached 3rd RD at Wimbledon…On clay, reached SF in Kitzbuhel…Lost in 2nd RD of Olympics in Athens to eventual bonze medalists Ancic-Ljubicic…Reached 3rd RD at US Open…Won title in Vienna (d. Etlis-Rodriguez)…Finished No. 16 individually in doubles.
Sister Helena Sukova is a former Top 10 player on WTA Tour and teamed with her to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles...Father, Cyril, was president of Czech Tennis Federation...Mother, Vera, was runner-up at Wimbledon in 1962 (l. to Karen Hantze)...The 1985 world junior doubles champion (w/Korda)...A member of Czech Republic Davis Cup team since 1992 and has a career record of 6-4 in doubles in 10 ties...Selected as captain of team for 2003 season...Captured 1998 US Open doubles crown (w/Stolle) and that night attended Pearl Jam concert at Madison Square Garden and group dedicated a song to the champions...Wife, Lenka (married Mar. 26, 1991); son, Cyril IV (born Oct. 21, 1992); daughter, Natalie Mia (born May 8, 1996).