Iveta Benešová (born on 1 February 1983 in Most, Czechoslovakia) is a professional tennis player. She began playing tennis at age of 7 and turned professional in 1998 in Prague. She has won two WTA Tour events2006–2008

In the 2006 Australian Open, for the first time, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam by beating 5th seed Mary Pierce 6–3, 7–5. She lost in the next round 6–4, 6–1 to former No.1 Martina Hingis.

Entering as a qualifier in the 2008 French Open, she reached the third round, beating 15th seed and compatriate Nicole Vaidišová 7-6(2), 6-1 in the first round, and losing to compatriate Petra Cetkovská 6-3, 6-3.
Benešová started the year by playing the first edition of the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2. A week later, Benešová lost in the final of the tournament in Hobart, Australia to fellow-Czech Petra Kvitová. At the Australian Open, Benešová lost in the second round to eventual semifinalist and fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva 6–4, 6–1.

Immediately after the Australian Open Series, Benešová played in front of her home crowd in the Fed Cup tie against Spain. Despite losing her singles rubber to Nuria Llagostera Vives 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, the Czech team advanced to the semifinals after winning the tie 4–1.

At the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris, Benešová lost in the first round to World No. 1 Serena Williams 6–1, 6–4. Benešová then reached the semifinals of the the tournament in Acapulco, a clay court event. In the quarterfinals, Benešová beat Mathilde Johansson 6–1, 6–3 before losing in the semifinals to defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 6–3.

On 6 April 2009, Benešová achieved her career-high singles ranking of World No. 25.

Benešová was seeded sixth at the first edition of the Monterrey Open. She beat fellow Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the quarterfinals 7–5, 6–4 before losing in the semifinals to unseeded Li Na, 6–3, 6–3.

Benešová fell to Ana Ivanović in the second round of the 2009 French Open.

At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Benešová beat Britain's Katie O'Brien in the first round, before falling to Jelena Janković in the second round.

In singles, she defeated Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-2 in the final of 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem to win her first WTA Tour trophy since 2004.

In doubles, she has won three titles. Along with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, she grabbed the titles in Paris as their opponents Cara Black and Liezel Huber withdrew and Monterrey defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Vania King. Partnering with Anabel Medina Garrigues, she won Fes, making her winning both singles and doubles in the tournament.

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