Petr Korda is a Czech tennis player who was born in Prague. Petr won the Australian Open in 1998 and was second in the French Open in 1992. He attained a career high of No. 2 in the rankings. He is one of the most well-known tennis players of all time, having won several cups and championships.
|Full Name||Petr Korda|
|Birth Date||23 Jan 1968|
|Birth Place||Prague, Czechia|
|Life & Career|
Petr was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 23rd January 1968. His main career time is split between Monte Carlo and Florida. Petr stands 1.90 metres tall and has a lengthy and productive career that began in 1987 and ended in 2005. Petr has a total of ten professional titles to his credit.
In 1987, Korda made his professional debut of his career. Further, In year 1988, Petr won his first doubles trophy and earned the first title of top singles, all due to his passion. Throughout his career, he appeared in four Grand Slam finals, from which 2 were singles and other two were doubles. After winning a match, he would perform the Scissors Kick, a legendary midcourt leg maneuver.
In the last match of the 1990 season, Korda and Goran Ivanievi were beaten as they were the second runner ups in men French Open. Korda claimed the all of his career-high ratings as No 10, here.
At the French Open, he defeated Christian, Michiel, Jaime, Andrei, Shuzo and Henri Leconte to reach to the men singles final. However, reigning champion Jim Courier defeated him in straight sets. Petr was passionate and hard working in his career despite his failure at some occasions.
The Grand Slam Cup victory in 1993 was the pinnacle of Korda’s career. In 1998, he overcame a number of well-known players to win his first Grand Slam singles championship in 1 hour and 25 minutes. With the winning of this he jumped and moved on to the World’s Number 2, in singles, and this was the extreme honor of his career.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Regina Rajchrtov who is a retired professional tennis player, and Petr tied the knot of marriage. Regina was also born and raised in Czechoslovakia. Jessica, the couple’s oldest child, is the oldest of their 3 children, who was born on 27th of February 1993.
Jessica is currently a professional golfer and as a 15-year-old, she got the honor to finish 19th in the 2008 US Women Open. Another of their daughters, Nelly, who aged 14 at the time of the 2013 US Women Open, was the tournament’s youngest player.
On the other hand, Sebastian, his son, is also a tennis player. While playing for the United States, he was rated first in the junior world championships. In year 2018, Sebastian also won the Australian Open for junior boys.
Petr Korda has a net worth of $12 million dollars. Petr won a total of $10,448,900 in the competition, but that doesn’t include Korda’s revenues from sponsorships, enterprises, and promotions.