Mirka Koželuhová

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Mirka Koželuhová
Full nameMiroslava Bendlová-Koželuhová
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
Born (1951-12-16) 16 December 1951 (age 67)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1978)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1975)

Miroslava "Mirka" Koželuhová (born 16 December 1951) is a Czech former professional tennis player. She has also been known by her married name Mirka Bendlová.


Koželuhová is the great-niece of tennis player Karel Koželuh, who is an inductee to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[1]

During her career she featured in four editions of the French Open, the first in 1973.

In 1975 she was a member of the Czechoslovak squad which won the country's first Federation Cup title, then sat out of international tennis for two years when the authorities took away her passport as a reaction to Martina Navratilova's defection to the United States. During this time she got married and had a child.[2]

She made a comeback in 1978 when she was allowed to compete in the French Open and had to win her way through qualifying as she had no ranking points. Once in the main draw she had the best performance on her career, reaching the quarter-finals.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kdo dřinu nedělá rád, tak to nemůže nikam dál dotáhnout, i když to je talent" (in Czech). Valašský deník. 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Bendlová-Koželuhová pomohla k prvnímu "Fed Cupu", letos bude jen u televize" (in Czech). Česká televize. 14 November 2015.

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