Czech tennis player Barbora Strycova surprised everyone by announcing that she is expecting her first child. The current number 45 in the world hasn’t played an official match since the last Australian Open and there were many doubts around her future career, as she had previously hinted at a possible retirement.
The first Grand Slam of the season was thought to have ended with an injury to the Czech tennis player. But in the end it didn’t, and it was her pregnancy that prevented her from playing tennis.
Recall that Strycova at the end of 2020 opened the possibility that 2021 could be her last season as a professional tennis player. The tennis star announced the news on social media. Wearing a summer dress and Nik sneakers.
34-year-old Strycova enjoyed the sun in the yard and announced her pregnancy to the world. The Czech exposed her baby bump and said: “There will be three of us” Lucie Safarova, Sania Mirza, Andrea Petkovic, Petra Kvitova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Simona Halep, Donna Vekic were quick to congratulate their WTA colleague on social media.
Her future father will be Petr Matejcek, with whom Barbora has been dating for a few years now, but without being married.
She is an excellent doubler, she in this specialty she has won 31 WTA tournaments, reaching the number 1 position on July 15, 2019, the year in which she won the Wimbledon tournament paired with Hsieh Su-wei.
Her best singles placement in the WTA ranking was number 16, obtained on January 16, 2017. She also won the Fed Cup six times with the Czech Republic (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 ).
She has been known for years as Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová following her marriage to Jakub Záhlava (cousin of another tennis player, Sandra Záhlavová); following her divorce (2015) she reverted to her original name.
Pic by Barbora Strycova’s Instragam page