Karolína Muchová is a professional tennis player from Czech Republic. She has achieved a career-high ranking of World no. 19. She reached two finals on the WTA tours, claiming one title. Muchova started playing professionally in 2013. Her first rise to fame was at the 2018 US Open, defeating Garbine Muguruza, a two-time Grand slam champion and world no. 12, in the second round.
The following year, she made it to her first Grand Slam quarter final at Wimbledon by defeating tournament favorite Karolina Pilskova. At the 2021 Australian Open, she also managed to defeat World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty, reaching the semi finals, but then lost to Jennifer Brady. With a feat so big, she is gaining a lot of curiosity and is on her way to becoming a fan favorite. If she continues with similar momentum, she is going to climb up in her career high rankings sooner.
|Coach||Emil Miške, David Kotyza|
|Prize money||US$ 3,160,708|
|Highest ranking||No. 19|
|Current ranking||No. 64|
|Social media profile||Instagram – @karolinamuchova
Twitter – @karomuchova7
Personal Information and Relationships
- Muchová was born on 21st August, 1996 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
- She was introduced to tennis by her father, a former Czech footballer Josef Mucha, at the age of seven.
- Picking up a tennis racket was an easy choice as there were tennis courts within 50 mtrs of her home.
- She has one brother and they have played many sports together as kids.
- She chose tennis over handball at the age of twelve.
- In 2019, she moved to Prague to train and further her career.
- She has had her fair share of injuries during her tennis career, but nothing that could stop her from progressing in the game.
- Though a lot of her fans are curious about her relationship status, there is little or no information about her dating life or relationships that are known to the public. This could easily mean that either she is still single or she is extremely good at keeping her personal life private.
- 2013 – 2018: Aged 17, Muchová debuted on the ITF circuit in October 2013. The following year, in July, she won her first TF title in Michalovce, Slovakia. She won her second singles ITF title in Sharm El Sheik. She also made her main-draw debut at a Grand Slam event at the 2018 US Open, winning 3 qualifying matches. She advanced to the third round of the tournament but lost to Ashleigh Barty.
- 2019: At the Premier-Level Qatar Open, she reached her first WTA quarter final defeating Samantha Stosur and Hsieh Su-wei, but lost to Elina Svitolina. She reached her first WTA final at the Prague Open, but then lost to Jil Teichmann. She performed adequately to make it into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. She finally won her maiden WTA title at the 2019 Korean Open, defeating Magda Linette in the final. She ultimately finished the year at World no. 21.
- 2020: The year’s performance was a combination of mixed results at various matches including the Australian Open, Qatar Open, Cincinnati Open, US Open, French Open and Ostrava Open. Muchová, however, spent the entire year within the top 30, that being a feat in itself.
- 2021: In a surprising turn of events, Muchová beat World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty to reach the semi finals of the 2021 Australian Open, but lost to Jennifer Brady. She reached a career-high ranking of World no. 19 on 17th May, 2021, following her wins over 2nd seed Naomi Osaka and 16th seed Maria Sakkari at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open. Muchová reached the quarter finals for the second time at the 2021 Wimbledon championships defeating 30th seed Paula Bardosa.
Prize Money Earnings and Net worth
Throughout her tennis career, Muchova has earned a total of US$ 3,160,708 as prize money. In 2018, Muchova’s net worth was estimated at $2 million. This has now increased to $3 Million – $4 Million, in 2021.
Endorsements and Sponsored
- Adidas – Karolina has a shoe and apparel sponsorship with Adidas and she presently wears the Adidas SoleCourt Boost shoes while playing on the court.
- Head – As for rackets, Muchova has a racket sponsorship with Head. Currently, she uses the Head Graphene 360 speed MP racket.
- When growing up with tennis, she stated that Roger Federer was her tennis idol.
- Muchova struggled a lot with tennis related injuries during her junior years.
- Following her second quarter finals at the Wimbledon Championships in 2021, she became the only third woman in Wimbledon history to reach the quarterfinals on her first two appearances at the event in 2019 and 2021.
- In her spare time, Muchova likes to hang out with her friends. She also likes music a lot and plays some musical instruments, including the acoustic guitar.
- Muchova considers the wins in Zhuhai and Moscow her most significant wins.