Who is Marketa Vondrousova's husband? Know all about Stepan Simek

Marketa Vondrouosova was runner-up at the 2019 French Open, becoming the tour's first teenage Grand Slam finalist since Caroline Wozniacki over a decade ago.

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By Mahaksh Chauhan | Feb 16, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Marketa Vondrousova (born 28 June 1999) is a Czech tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association has given her a career-high ranking of world No. 14. (WTA). Vondrouosova was runner-up at the 2019 French Open, becoming the tour’s first teenage Grand Slam finalist since Caroline Wozniacki over a decade ago. She has one singles title from four WTA Tour finals and a silver medal from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Vondrousova is a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and former world No. 1 junior. She made her WTA Tour debut at the age of 17, winning the 2017 Ladies Open Biel Bienne in only her second career WTA singles event. Her triumph propelled her into the top 100 of the WTA rankings before she turned 18. Vondrousova has struggled with injuries throughout her career, most recently missing the second half of the 2019 season following her maiden French Open final.

Playing style of Vondrousova

The drop shot is Marketa Vondrousova hallmark shot. In general, she plays with finesse and employs a wide range of shots. She learned this style of play from one of her early tutors, Jan Fuchs, who also played in this manner. Her game frequently consists of long, strategic rallies in which she employs her left-handed topspin forehand. Vondrousova style of play, aside from drop shots, has been described as “I’m just trying to play aggressive and maybe, like, mix the points, and I just want to serve well and move well.”

National representative

After winning the Junior Fed Cup in 2015, Vondrousova made her senior Fed Cup debut for the Czech Republic in a World Group semifinal match against the United States in 2017. She dropped her first match to CoCo Vandeweghe, but came back to beat Lauren Davis to set up a crucial doubles rubber. The Czech team was eliminated after losing the doubles match. Vondrousova returned to the Fed Cup in 2019 to participate in the Czech Republic’s World Group Play-off match against Canada. When the Czech Republic swept the tie, she won two of the first three singles matches, keeping them in the World Group for 2020.

She also competed for her country in the 2020 Olympics, when she shocked home favourite Naomi Osaka (6-1, 6-4) in the third round of play. She advanced to the final after defeating Paula Badosa (by retirement) in the quarterfinals and fourth seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals, securing the Czech Republic’s first Olympic singles final. She was defeated in three sets by Belinda Bencic and was awarded the silver medal.

WTA doubles debut

Vondrousova and partner Kristina Mladenovic reached the final of the Italian Open in doubles, defeating the second-seeded pairing of Barbora Krejková and Kateina Siniaková in the quarterfinals and wildcard pair Sara Errani and Irina-Camelia Begu in the semifinals. They were defeated in the final by the alternate pair and first-time WTA 1000-level winners, Giuliana Olmos and Sharon Fichman.

Marketa Vondrousova and her Parents, Family

Marketa Vondrousova was born on June 28, 1999, in Sokolov, a small town in the Czech Republic on the country’s western border with Germany, to David Vondrousova and Jindika Anderlová. Her father, who had played tennis recreationally, introduced her to the sport when she was four years old. Her mother was a top-flight Extraliga volleyball player for SK Slavia Prague. Despite the fact that her parents split when she was three, Vondrousova’s mother and father, as well as her stepfather, remained in her life and encouraged her development as a tennis player.

Who is Stepan Simek, the husband of Marketa Vondrousova?

Markéta Vondrouová has a husband. Vondrouová, a Czech professional tennis player, married her long-term lover Stepan Simek on July 16, 2022. Stepan Simek is a Czech tennis player as well.

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