On fire: Iveta Benesova

Czech player Iveta Benesova has enjoyed a perfect month of April. Benesova, who reached her best ranking at #33 in 2005, suffered a big slump during late 2007 and early 2008 which took her out of the Top 130, but she has recovered in such a way.
She started April with an impressive win in the ITF tournament of Latina ($50,000, clay), where she just dropped 10 games in 5 matches. Then she went to Belgium and reached the final in the ITF of Torhout ($75,000, hard). Back on clay and on WTA Tour, she was again runner-up in the WTA of Estoril, defeating 1st seed and Top 30 Flavia Pennetta on her way. Finally, she came to the rescue of Czech Republic in the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs, that had a very complicated tie in Israel with 1-1 after the first day. And Iveta not only defeated Israel's no.1 and WTA Top 20 Shahar Peer, but also got the decissive doubles point which sealed the Czech's victory. 14 victories, 2 defeats, and back into Top 100 is a great balance for only 4 weeks.

And with the European clay season in progress we can expect more from her. This week she is one of the favourites to take the title in Prague. All her rivals should be worried, because right now Iveta is on fire.

Iveta is also one of the hottest players on Tour, watch her gallery here

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