Last Updated on October 5, 2022
One of the biggest hopes of Czech and world tennis, part of a new sisters’ tennis duo on WTA tour that would probably inherit the Williams sisters is Czech tennis player Linda Fruhvirtova.
Linda Fruhvirtova was born on 1st May 2005 in Prague, Czech Republic in a family of Hynek and Martina Fruhvirtova. She has two years younger sister Brenda, who is also a professional tennis player and occasionally they train together and play in doubles at tournaments. Linda started playing tennis at the age of three, in childhood was also involved in athletics, gymnastics and skiing. She has excelled on the tennis courts since early childhood when her parents recognized her immense talent and exchanged the home interior business for full-time education of tennis hope. Her home club is TK Sparta Prague and in Czech Extraliga she played for Spartak Jihlava. Also, she played in Germany for Stuttgart tennis club. For her playing style has already earned comparisons with the biggest star, Maria Sharapova. She admires Federer and Serena Williams.
“Roger Federer and Serena Williams are my favorite players, but I don’t model my game on anyone. I play the way I do.”
Who Is Linda Fruhvirtova’s Current Coach?
Since July 2020 Linda is coached by Pavel Snobel
Pavel Snobel was born on 28th February in Havirov, Czech Republic. She started his tennis career on the ATP circuit in 1997 where he won two challengers, at 2007 Ho Chi Minh and 2008 Fergana. He also won several ITF tournaments, was fourth time men’s champion of Czech Republic and his best ATP ranking was World No.154.
After his retirement he started coaching and was mentor of players like Karolina Muchova and Monika Klinarova, but best succes made while training Barbora Krejcikova who won mixed doubles at the 2019 Australian Open as well as three singles titles in a row on the ITF circuit.
As for the time coaching Linda, she won six Junior titles out of which two playing doubles alongside her sister Brenda. During their collaboration, on the ITF circuit she won two singles and two doubles titles at Monastir I and Monastir II Tournament in 2021 and also singles title at Cancun Open early this year. She achived an ITF Junior career-high ranking of World No.2.
Linda made her debut on the WTA tour at Miami Open, thanks to a wild card and immediately drew attention to herself by defeating Viktoria Azarenka in the third round. Next, she reached quaterfinal at Charleston Open but the real gem came in September in Chennai, India where by defeating Magda Linette in the final she celebrate her first WTA title. After this success she entered top 100 players and reached her best ranking ever, World No.74.
Former Linda Fruhvirtova’s coaches
Since she was ten-years-old, talented girl completed several internships at the prestigious Mouratoglou Academy, where Patrick Mouratoglou was a coach himself.
Patrick Jean Andre Mouratoglou, a French tennis coach with Greek descent, was born 8th June 1970 in Neuilly-sue-Seine, France. He founded the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 1996 near Paris and coached many top tour players, among them Marcos Baghdatis, Grigor Dimitrov, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Jeremy Chardy and Serena Williams. Currently he is coach of Stefanos Tsitsipas together with his father Apostolos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, and Simona Halep.
He has achieved the greatest success with Serena Williams, guided her to her fifth, sixth and seventh Wimbledon titles, the Olympic gold medal, her fourth, fifth and sixth US Open titles, her second and third French Open titles, three consecutive year-end championships titles, her sixth and seventh Australian Open title.
Considering his mentee Linda, Patrick said – “A lot of players say they want to become world No.1 but only some playeers beleive it deep inside and Linda is one of them. She wins because she’s just stepping in, hitting, hitting until you crack. She has one main quality, which is the mental side. She’s incredible competitor, an incredible fighter. She’s feisty and is giving 100percent every time she’s stepping on the tennis court. This is all mental assets and I think mentalyshe has the full package.”
“I come there a few times a year for a week of training, for example. We talk with Patrick, he gives me excellent advice on what to improve.” said Linda about her experience with Mouratoglou.
From October 2017, Linda Fruhvirtova was cooperating with Daniel Filjo, a head coach at her home club TK Sparta Prague
During his coaching career he changed many tennis clubs and was coach of a different players mainly juniors, who are now part of the WTA tour. He was coach at TC Bolton in England, TK Olymp Prague, TK Agrofert Prostejov and since 2009 until present, at TK Sparta Prague. For eight years from her junior days was Katerina Siniakova’s coach who currently is World No.1 player in doubles.
While coaching Linda since she was twelve, in 2019 she won Les Petits As tournament both in singles and in doubles, 2019 Junior Piestany tournament also plaing single and in doubles and Junior Sarawak.
“She plays fast, wants to win points herself, which I like. She doesen’t wait for what her opponent will do to her, which is very important for development in tennis.She is not affraid to make her own decisions, she is combative and does not lose faith in herself when she loses. He knows how to win lost matches.” said Filjo about his trainee.
For a few weeks in 2021 she was training at the Evert Tennis Academy.
“She practiced at my Academy for a few weeks in January and was very impressive, playing sets with WTA pros and competing with them showing confidence and skills. She’s got it.” announced Chris Evert at her Twitter account.
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Linda Fruhvirtova’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Linda Fruhvirtova under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Pavel Snobel||July 2020 – ongoing||2019 Junior Piestany 2019 Junior Piestany (in doubles) 2019 Junior Sarawak 2021 Junior Bradenton 2021 Junior Guadalajara 2021 Junior Guadalajara (in doubles) 2021 Junior Roehampton 2021 Junior Santo Domingo 2021 Junior Santo Domingo (in doubles) 2021 ITF Monastir I 2021 ITF Monastir I (in doubles) 2021 ITF Monastir II 2021 ITF Monastir II (in doubles) 2022 ITF Cancun 2022 WTA Chennai Open|
|Daniel Filjo||October 2017 – June 2020||2019 Les Petits As 2019 Junior Piestany 2019 Junior Piestany (in doubles) 2019 Junior Sarawak|