With a career-high singles ranking of 28, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová is quite a sensation. She also won a bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was the first player born in the 1990s to score a Grand Slam tournament win. In 2015, she was named the sixth-highest-paid female athlete by Forbes.
Karolína Plíšková is a Czech tennis player best known for her powerful forehand and serve. A former world No. 1, Plíšková has reached the finals of two Grand Slam singles events so far. Karolína Plíšková has also helped her team win the prestigious Fed Cup on three occasions.
Jana Novotná was a tennis player best remembered for winning the 1998 Wimbledon singles title. She was also renowned as a doubles player as she won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles, achieving the Career Grand Slam twice in the process. Novotná also competed in other important tournaments like the Olympics where she won two silver medals and one bronze medal.
Věra Čáslavská was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast who won 22 international titles, including 11 European Championships, four World Championships, and seven Olympic gold medals. The most decorated gymnast in Czech history, Čáslavská is the only gymnast to have won at least one Olympic gold in each individual event. In 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Jarmila Kratochvílová is a Czech retired track and field athlete known for winning gold medals in the 800m and 400m events at the 1983 World Championships and setting a world record in the process in the 400m event. In 1983, she also set a world record in the 800m event. Kratochvílová also won a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics.
Barbora Krejčíková is a Czech tennis player best known for winning the 2021 French Open singles title. A successful doubles player, Krejčíková has won four Grand Slam doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles so far. Barbora Krejčíková also represented her country in the 2020 Olympic Games where she won the gold medal in the women's doubles event.
Kristýna Plíšková is a Czech tennis player who holds the record for the highest number of aces served in a WTA Tour match, which she set while playing against Monica Puig Marchán at the 2016 Australian Open. Kristýna Plíšková has won one singles title on the WTA Tour so far.
Lucie Šafářová is a Czech retired tennis player best known for her achievements in major doubles events such as Grand Slams. The former world No. 1 in doubles, Šafářová won five Grand Slam doubles, including two Australian Open and two French Open. Lucie Šafářová also earned a bronze medal for her country at the 2016 Olympics along with Barbora Strýcová.
Czech professional tennis-player Kateřina Siniaková won Grand Slam titles at 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2018 French Open, 2021 French Open and 2022 Australian Open; and a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s doubles, all with compatriot Barbora Krejčíková. They became world No. 1 in doubles on October 22, 2018. Siniaková also won the 2018 Fed Cup with the Czech team.
Barbora Strycova is a Czech retired tennis player best known for winning the 2019 Wimbledon in the women's doubles event. She also won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games along with Lucie Šafářová. Strycova was an important member of the Czech Republic team that dominated the Fed Cup for almost a decade; she won six Fed Cup titles.
Karolína Muchová is a Czech tennis player who won the 2019 Korea Open, her first title on the WTA Tour. Over the course of her career, Muchová has scored victories over popular players like Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolína Plíšková, and Ashleigh Barty. Muchová has been praised for her ability to manufacture winners from typically defensive shots like drop shots and lobs.
Hana Mandlíková is a retired tennis player best known for winning four Grand Slam singles titles. She also won the doubles title at the 1989 US Open. Mandlíková won the Fed Cup for Czechoslovakia on four occasions. Counted among the greatest players of all time, Hana Mandlíková was made an inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.
Helena Suková is a Czech retired tennis player who won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles during her illustrious playing career. She also helped her national team win the prestigious Fed Cup on four occasions and the Hopman Cup in 1989. Helena Suková is also an Olympic medalist, winning silver medals at the 1988 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Ester Ledecká is a Czech alpine skier and snowboarder. She is best known for winning gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 Olympics in parallel giant slalom. In the 2018 Olympics, Ledecká also won gold medal in the super-G event, becoming the first person to win two gold medals using two different types of equipment at the same Winter Olympics.
Marketa Vondrousova is a Czech tennis player best known for winning the silver medal in the singles event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the age of 19, she reached the finals of the 2019 French Open, becoming the first teenage Grand Slam finalist since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. Marketa Vondrousova is considered one of the best returners.
Linda Fruhvirtová is a Czech tennis player who has won three singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit so far. Since 2020, she has been climbing up the ladder of the WTA-ranking. Linda Fruhvirtová is also considered a player to watch out for in the future.
Czech figure-skater Vera Ralston represented her nation under her birth name Věra Hrubá at the 1936 European Figure Skating Championships, the 1936 Winter Olympics, and the 1937 European Figure Skating Championships. She later immigrated to the US and became a naturalized citizen. She made her name as an actress appearing in films like Storm Over Lisbon, Dakota, and The Fighting Kentuckian.
Marie Bouzkova is a Czech tennis player who came into prominence in 2014 when she won the US Open girls' singles title. She competes in the WTA Tour and ITF Women's Circuit. Marie Bouzkova currently has 12 ITF singles titles and three WTA doubles titles under her belt.
Anna Kellnerová is a Czech professional showjumper who represented her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Kellnerová achieved national prominence when she became a two-time junior national champion. She has also won two national championship titles under the Young Riders category. In 2017, the Czech Equestrian Federation named her The Women Rider of 2016 under the Young Riders category.
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová competed in the women’s singles tennis competition for Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, however she lost to Leila Meskhi (Soviet Union) in the first round. She achieved a career-high doubles ranking of 45 on August 27, 1990, and her career-high singles ranking of 26 on April 1, 1991.
Nicole Vaidišová is a Czech retired tennis player best known for her powerful serve and groundstrokes. Her best Grand Slam result came in 2006 and 2007 when she qualifid for the semi-finals of the 2006 French Open and the 2007 Australian Open. Nicole Vaidišová won six WTA Tour singles titles before announcing her retirement for the second time in 2016.
Zdenka Podkapova is a Czech actress, adult model, and former gymnast. She achieved international prominence in May 1998 when she was selected as Penthouse Pet of the Month. Her popularity increased in 2001 when she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year, becoming the first model from Czech Republic to win the Penthouse Pet of the Year title.
Eva Bosáková was a Czech gymnast best remembered for winning a gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. She also won two silver medals and one bronze medal at the Olympic Games. A two-time World Champion, Eva Bosáková also won three bronze medals at the European Championships.
Lucie Pudilová is a Czech mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. A former Gladiator Championship Fighting Bantamweight Champion, Pudilová achieved her dream of fighting in the UFC in 2017. Lucie Pudilová has also won two Fight of the Night awards in the UFC.
Czech tennis player Tereza Martincová has won four singles titles on the ITF Circuit, including ITF Heraklion, Greece (2014); ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland (2015); ITF Óbidos, Portugal (2018); and ITF Essen, Germany (2019). She achieved a career-high singles ranking of 40 on February 14, 2022, and a career-high doubles ranking of 79 on March 7, 2022.
Czech former professional tennis player Květoslava Peschke won her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, alongside compatriot Katarina Srebotnik. They jointly achieved world No. 1 ranking in doubles and became the 2011 WTA Doubles Team of the Year. Peschke garnered success mostly as a doubles player winning 36 doubles titles and just one singles title on the WTA Tour.
Štěpánka Hilgertová is a Czech retired slalom canoeist best known for winning a gold medal each at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. She also won seven gold medals at the World Championships and seven gold medals at the European Championships for the Czech Republic.
Fabiana Bytyqi is a Czech professional boxer and the current World Boxing Council (WBC) Atomweight Champion. She won the title in 2018, becoming the first female boxer from her country to win a major world title.
Czech markswoman Kateřina Emmons has 3 Olympic medals in her kitty, including a gold. She has won an ISSF World Shooting Championship gold too. She later also served as a consultant coach of the Czech biathlon team. She is married to American rifle shooter Matthew Emmons.
Sarka Strachova is a Czech retired alpine ski racer who specialized in the slalom event. She achieved national prominence in 2007 when she won the gold medal at the World Championships. In 2010, she won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games, becoming the first Czech alpine racer to win medals at the World Championships and at the Winter Olympics.
Adriana Jelinkova is a Dutch alpine ski racer who specializes in slalom and giant slalom events. She made her World Championship debut at the age of 17 and has since participated in three more World Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Jana Knedlíková is a Czech professional handball player who plays for the Czech Republic women's national handball team. She also competes in the EHF Champions League, winning the prestigious tournament on five occasions so far.
Markéta Jeřábková is a Czech professional handball player who has been competing for the Czech Republic women's national handball team since 2014. She is also a member of the current Vipers Kristiansand team, which is considered the best team in Europe as of now. In 2022, Markéta Jeřábková won the EHF Champions League and Norwegian League with Vipers Kristiansand.
Anna Fernstädtová is a Czech-German professional skeleton racer who represented Germany in the 2017 IBSF World Championships where she won the bronze medal in the mixed team competition. Anna Fernstädtová also competes in Olympic Games and in other prestigious events.
Petra Divisova is a Czech football player who played for the Czech Republic women's national football team from 2007 to 2019, during which she scored 17 goals in 53 games. Petra Divisova currently plays for Slavia Prague in the Czech Women's First League.
Hanna Abrazhevich is a Belarusian pair skater who competes for the Czech Republic in international competitions. She came into prominence in the Czech Republic when she competed alongside her former skating partner, Martin Bidař, in the final segment of the World Championships in 2019.