Former doubles No.1 Kveta Peschke to end tennis career after Wimbledon

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Former doubles world No.1 Kveta Peschke has just played the last WTA tournament in her long career, losing in the first round of doubles at the Credit One Charleston Open. Having spent 29 years on the WTA Tour, the Czech player will retire after Wimbledon 2022.

Kveta Peschke
Kveta Peschke

Peschke and her doubles partner Tereza Mihalikova lost to Anna Danilina and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the Credit One Charleston Open on Friday. It was the last WTA match of the 46-year-old’s career, while her final tournament will be Wimbledon.

Having turned pro back in 1993, Peschke has won 36 doubles titles and reached an additional 42 doubles finals. The veteran’s last doubles titles came at the 2021 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, where she triumphed with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, a first-time doubles champion.

When it comes to the WTA doubles rankings, Peschke appeared in the Top 10 every year between 2006 and 2015 and finished in the year-end Top 10 on five occasions. Following her Wimbledon 2011 title which she won teamed up with Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, Peschke ascended to the No.1 doubles ranking for the first time.

Kveta Peschke Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic of Germany & Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic with their trophies after winning the doubles final of the 2021 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic WTA 500 tennis tournament

In singles, Pesche’s career-high ranking was No.26, which she reached back in 2005. Her one and only WTA singles title came in Makarska in 1998. Following that triumph, she made a Top 100 debut. The next year, she reached the final of Leipzig. (source: Hologic WTA Tour)

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