Petra Kvitova

A Czech professional tennis player, Petra Kvitová is currently the highest-ranked left-handed player in the world who is currently ranked world No. Seven by the WTA as of November 2019. Turned professional 2006, she won 27 career singles titles. At the international level, she won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Let’s know more about her through this article.

What is Petra Kvitová famous for?

A Czech professional tennis player who earned a lot of fame and popularity for winning two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. Following her success, she was the number two female tennis player in 2011.

Where is Petra Kvitová born?

Recalling her early life, Petra was born in Bílovec, Czechoslovakia and grew up in the same place. Her nationality is Czech and ethnicity is European. Her parents are Jiří Kvitová and Pavla Kvitová were responsible for her upbringing. She was brought up alongside her brothers, Jiri and Libor.

While she was at a very young age, she started to play tennis as her family insisted she plays. Eventually, she later did very well in it and is a world-class player right now. However, her education and qualifications in detail are still to be disclosed in the coming days.

When did Petra Kvitová begin her tennis career?

Petra began her career as a junior and reached world no. 27 on July 9, 2007. She went on to participate as a professional player later on. As a result, she won her first WTA title in 2009 by defeating Iveta Benesova.

In the same year, she made it to the fourth round of the US Open but was unable to advance. The next year, she fought valiantly to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

In 2011, she was one of the top players on the women’s tour. Her breakthrough came when she defeated Kim Clijsters, the world number one at the time, to win the Open Gaz de France.

She then went on to win the Mutua Madrid Open. She also won the women’s singles title at the age of 21 by defeating Maria Sharapova. It turned out to be her career-defining victory.

She went on to win the 2011 WTA Tour Championships. She was ranked world number two after having the most fruitful year of her career.

She advanced to the semifinals of both the Australian Open and the French Open the following year. She was unable to defend her Wimbledon title, falling to Serena Williams.

Surprisingly, she won the title back in 2014, defeating Eugenie Bouchard. Owing to stomach disorder, she was unable to perform well in 2016. Unfortunately, she was injured again in 2017.

After being forced to withdraw from Brisbane the week before due to a viral illness, she began 2018 in Sydney as an unseeded player at a Premier event for the first time since the 2010 Kremlin Cup. In the second round, she was defeated by Camila Giorgi. She then lost in the first round of the Australian Open, losing in three sets to Andrea Petkovic after serving for the match twice.

In Brisbane, she began the 2019 season. She advanced through the first round after beating Danielle Collins in a three-hour battle, but lost in the second round to Anett Kontaveit.

In Sydney, she went on to win her second title. She advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since winning in Australia in 2015. She beat Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-Wei. She beat defending champion Angelique Kerber in the semifinals and then advanced past Aliaksandra Sasnovich to reach the final. She won her 26th career title after coming back from a set down to beat Ashleigh Barty.

Beginning in 2020, the Brisbane International will host the event. Seeded fifth, she advanced to the semifinals for the first time since winning the title in 2011, losing in three sets to eighth seed Madison Keys.

She then advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with victories over Kateina Siniaková, Paula Badosa, Ekaterina Alexandrova, and Maria Sakkari. Since the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Kvitová has made consecutive quarterfinal appearances at the same Grand Slam tournament.

She lost to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty there, her fourth loss in a row to the Australian.

Is Petra Kvitová married or not?

Reflecting on her personal life, Petra was in a romantic relationship with Radek Stepánek dating back to 2011 till 2013. Later on, she moved on to her second relationship with Radek Stepánek that lasted less than a year.

Fortunately, she met Radek Meidl in 2014 and decided to engage on 16th Dec 2015. However, their marriage date is still not disclosed. Right now, she is going strong with her fiancé and looking forward to being married happily.

How much is Petra Kvitová’s worth?

Being a tennis player, Petra earns a decent amount of money and fame through her profession in the field of the sports industry. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $24 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Petra Kvitová?

Observing her body physics, Petra has an average body structure with a decent height of 6 feet and weighs around 70 kg. Her body measurement is 39-29-38 inches and wears a bra size of 34D. Her hair color is golden brown and eye color is blue. She wears a shoe size of 11 (US) and a dress size of 10 (US).

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