Born on January 23, 1968, Petr Korda was a professional tennis player who’s greatest claim to fame was winning the Australian Open in 1998, then being suspended when it 2as found that he ingested a banned substance called nandrolone shortly afterwards. The Prague-born tennis player turned professional in 1987, winning his first career doubles title in 1988. He won his top-level singles title in1991.
In 1996, Korda won the Australian Open doubles title after teaming up with Stefan Edberg. In 1998, it was a singles match against Marcelo Rios at the Australian Open that had him dominating and winning straight sets, and ended with him claiming his first Grand Slam singles title. This victory propelled him to no. 2 status in the world. In the same year, Korda fell to Henman at Lipton and Wimbledon, and the first loss caused him to lose the number one ranking. He also failed to go past the first round of the French and US Opens.
Korda was a member of the Czech Republic’s Hoffman Cup team. He won the Grand Slam in 1993 and in 1994 was a part of the team when it won the Hoffman Cup.
The discovery of KOrda’s ingestion of nandrolone led to a ban from the sport for one year. However, Korda never returned to the professional court. He is married to former tennis player Regina Rajchrtová. The couple has a daughter named Jessica Regina who is an amateur golfer. She finished 19th in the 2008 US Open with her father as her caddy.
All in all, Korda has won four Grand Slam finals, two singles and two doubles titles. He is especially known for his scissors kick which he does right after winning a match.