11 Facts About Petr Korda


Petr Korda was born on 23 January 1968 and is a Czech former professional tennis player.


Petr Korda won the 1998 Australian Open and was runner-up at the 1992 French Open, reaching a career-high ranking of No 2 in February 1998.


Petr Korda first came to the tennis world's attention as a promising junior player.


Petr Korda won his first career doubles title in 1988, and his first top-level singles title in 1991.


Petr Korda was known for the "Scissors Kick" which he would do at midcourt after winning matches.


Petr Korda was a part of the Czech Republic's team which won the Hopman Cup in 1994.


At four tournaments in 1998, Petr Korda had the world No 1 ranking in his sights, but he lost to Karol Kucera in Antwerp, Marcelo Rios at Indian Wells, Tim Henman in Miami and Richard Krajicek in Monte Carlo.


In January 1999 Petr Korda obtained a ruling in the High Court of England and Wales that the ITF could not appeal, but the High Court ruling was overturned by the Court of Appeal.


Petr Korda married Regina Rajchrtova, a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia.


At the 2013 US Women's Open, Petr Korda caddied for another one of his daughters, Nelly, who was 14 years old at the time and the youngest player in the tournament.


Petr Korda's son, Sebastian, is a tennis player representing the United States and became the top-ranked junior in the world after winning the junior boys' Australian Open title in 2018.