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Player Profile – Petra Kvitova

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This is the player profile of the woman professional tennis player Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.

Basic Details about Petra Kvitova

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Date of Birth: 8th March, 1990

Place of Birth: Bilovec (Former Czechoslovakia)

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height: 6ft (1.82 m)

Professional Details about Petra Kvitova

Turned Pro: in 2006

Playing Style: Left Handed

Coaches: David Kotyza

Highest WTA Ranking: 2 (Achieved on 31st October, 2011)

Grand Slam Singles Performances by Petra Kvitova

Australian Open: SF – 2012

French Open: SF – 2012

Wimbledon: Winner – 2011 and 2014

US Open: R4 – 2009 and 2012

Grand Slam Doubles Performances by Petra Kvitova

Australian Open: R2 – 2011

French Open: R2 – 2010

Wimbledon: R1 -2010

US Open: R1 – 2010

Other Tournaments

WTA Tour: Winner – 2011

Olympics: QF – 2012

Fed Cup: Winner – 2011 and 2012

Hopman Cup: Winner 2012

Early and Personal Life of Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova was born to Jiri Kvita and Pavla Kvitova in Bilovec town of the Moravian-Silesian Region of the former Czechoslovakia. His father introduced her to tennis at an age of 13. As a kid Petra Kvitova always had admiration for the former Czech-American tennis star Martina Navratilova. The entire training of Petra Kvitova was done in her home town of Fulnek and at the age of 16 her parents found a professional instructor or trainer for her.

Professional Career of Petra Kvitova

At the age of 21, Petra Kvitova stunned favorite Maria Sharapova in the final of the 2011 Wimbledon. Again in the same year, Petra Kvitova also won the WTA Tour Championship and that helped her to increase her ranking immensely. A year later Petra Kvitova lost to Maria Sharapova at the Wimbledon final and that was part of her dismal year of 2012. In 2014 Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title by beating the Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.

Apart from winning the Wimbledon tournament twice, Petra Kvitova has not won any other Grand Slam Tournament but she has won many awards for her over all performances too. Here are some of the important awards, which Petra Kvitova has won till date.

  • WTA Newcomer of the Year
  • WTA Player of the Year
  • WTA Most Improved Player
  • Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
  • Fan Favorite Breakthrough Player
  • ITF World Champion
  • Czech Athlete of the year.
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