New exhibit in Prague serves up stunning photos of Czech women tennis stars

The exhibition, designed to show the real life of a tennis player, also contains match-worn shoes of Martina Navrátilová.

Thomas Smith

Written by Thomas Smith Published on 30.05.2023 11:00:00 (updated on 30.05.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

An exhibition displaying portraits of nine famous Czech female tennis players has officially opened to the public in the garden of the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague. The exhibition will run until July 30 and is free to the public.

As well as displaying images of tennis stars such as Martina Navrátilová or Petra Kvitová, the so-called Tennis Garden exhibition also includes photos of tennis courts and old clubhouses in Czechia, and showcases various accessories – such as Navrátilová’s sneakers. The well-known tennis players were in attendance during the garden’s unveiling Monday. 

Professional photographer Radka Leitmeritz took photos of the Czech players between 2019 and 2022. The gallery also features former and current players Hana Mandlíková, Helena Suková, Barbora Krejčíková, Karolína Muchová, and Markéta Vondroušová.

"I like the book not only because it includes us as tennis players, but I'm glad that it also contains courts that people don't even know exist" 

Barbora Strýcová

A book called ONE:LOVE, which also contains various photographs of the players, has also been launched. It describes the often unglamorous life of a female professional tennis player. It also details the past (and many) successes of female Czech tennis players over the past decades.

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