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Biography

Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player. Petra’s tennis journey started at the age of 3 by picking up tennis balls for her brothers. Petra’s father, a self-taught tennis player, became her coach growing up and used to show Petra videos of Martina Navratilova playing at Wimbledon, which she would watch with great interest.

This is what Petra Kvitova said about Martina Navratilova - 

“I have so much respect for Martina, I watched her on television when I was a child, and that’s where I learnt about Wimbledon and playing on grass. It is nice to know that I have her support and it was special to see her on Centre Court when I won the title”.

  • Born - March 8th 1990 (Bílovec, Czech Republic)
  • Height - 1.83m (6 ft)
  • Nationality - Czech
  • She turned pro in 2006
  • Plays - Left-handed (two-handed backhand)


A picture of Petra Kvitova holding the Champions Trophy at Wimbledon in 2014.

Grand Slams won

Ranking

Did you know that Petra Kvitova?
  • Won WTA Newcomer of the year in 2010
  • Won WTA Player of the year in 2011
  • In 2011 won most improved player of the year

A picture of the Czech Petra Kvitova holding the women's singles trophy in 2011 at the winners ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on July the 3rd in London.
She beat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the final.

Petra Kvitova News > All news

28th of April 2019 - Petra Kvitova has become the first player to win two WTA titles this year! She won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6. To claim her second title of 2019.

26th of March 2019 - The man who stabbed Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Radim Zondra, 33, went to Petra’s apartment in 2016 saying he needed to inspect the boiler. He then grabbed Kvitova from behind and held a knife to her throat.

She suffered severe wounds to her left playing hand in the fight to free herself but returned to tennis five months later. Appearing at a regional court in Brno, Zondra denied all charges against him. Zondra, who is currently serving a prison sentence for another crime, was convicted of serious battery and illegal entry into Kvitova’s apartment.

26th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Petra Kvitova came runner-up to Naomi Osaka in the women's Australian Open final. The result was 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. Read full story >

24th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Petra Kvitova has knocked Danielle Collins out of the Australian Open to reach the final. The first set was extremely tight, needing a tie-break for the Czech to win the set 7-2 in the tie. The second set was pretty much plain sailing for Petra winning it 6-0. The final result was 7-6 6-0. Kvitova will now face the winner of the second semi-final tie between Karolina Pliskova and Naomi Osaka in Saturday's Grand Slam final. This is the first time Petra has reached a Grand Slam final since her stabbing. Read full story on her attack by clicking here >.

12th of January 2019 - Sydney International, Australia. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic pulled off a phenomenal comeback to beat Aussie and crowd favourite Ashleigh Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6. She beat Barty in two hours and 19 minutes. Petra has now won the last eight finals she has played in.

21st of December 2016 - Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for at least six months after surgery following a knife attack at her home, read more >

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What others have said about Petra Kvitova (Below).

After what this young lady has been through in her personal life, the doubt whether she would ever play tennis again it's fantastic to see her playing at the top of the game once again, the willingness to improve is an inspiration for us all, the smile is infectious and she is stunning woman.

Posted on the 27th of March 2019 by TC.

Humble and lovable.

Posted on the 4th of September 2017.