Birth date 2 Jan 1983 (37 years)
Nationality Czech Republic Czech Republic

Iveta Benesova first started playing at age 7. She plays best in clay and considers her backhand shot her most favorite. She turned professional in 1998 at age fifteen and played her first ITF event in the Czech Republic. She also qualified in the Tour in Prague that year.

In 1999, she played only one event in the ITF Circuit in the Czech Republic. She won a doubles title with Babakova in Szczecin-POL in 2000. The next year, she claimed two singles title, one in Presov and another in Opole-POL, both in the ITF Circuit.

In 2002, Benesova finished her year’s best as finalist in Bratislava losing to Matezic. She reached the second round at Roland Garros but was eliminated in the first round at both Wimbledon and the US Open. She ended the year at World No. 95.

By 2003, she finished semifinalist at Hobart and quarterfinal at the Budapest tournament. With Peschke, she claimed the ITF doubles title in Valasske Mezirici. In 2004, she debuted in the top 50 rankings with her performance at her first singles title at Acapulco defeating Pennetta.She also finished second at Estoril and Forest Hills. Her third place finish at Indian Wells and her second ITF singles title at Budapest further boost her rankings. 2005 was also a good year with a Tour doubles title at Paris (again with Peschke), two semifinal finishes (at Hobart and Forrest Hills) and three quarterfinal rounds (Tokyo, Prague and Stanford).

In 2006, Benesova was runner up at Hobart and reached the third round of the Australian Open. She suffered elbow injury later that year. In 2007, she won her second Tour doubles title at Luxembourg and two second round finishes at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Her best finishes in 2008 was another ITF singles title in Latina, Italy.

For the past few seasons, Benesova has boosted her career. Though her rank in singles is still at No. 57 as of September 12, 2011, she held the No. 25 spot in April 6, 2009, which is the highest she has reached as a singles player. For doubles, Benesova has 12 WTA titles with 4 ITF ones, but her greatest achievement so far was the Wimbledon title she won together with Jurgen Melzer in 2011.