Sandra Zahlavova Bio

  • Coached by Donald Rathavsky
  • Father is Jan Zahlava (doctor); mother is Michaela Zahlavova (nurse); sister is Linda (student)
  • Cousin, Jakub Zahlava, is married to fellow player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
  • Started playing at age 4 when introduced to the sport by parents
  • Aggressive baseliner who likes to come to net; favorite surface is hardcourt; favorite shot is forehand
  • Speaks Czech, English
  • Favorite band is U2
  • Other interests are reading and playing basketball
  • Likes travelling; favorite tournament is Bad Gastein; favorite city to visit is Rome
  • Admired Monica Seles (liked her aggressive style of play)
  • Goal is to reach Top 50.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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