Petra Kvitová (born 8 Mairch 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. As o 11 Mey 2015, she is ranked Warld No. 4.

Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitova Final Wimbledon 2011.jpg
Petra Kvitová at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Kintra Czech Republic
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1990-03-08) 8 Mairch 1990 (age 30)
Bílovec, Czechoslovakie
Hicht1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handit (twa-handit backhand)
Prize money$ 21,033,271[1]
Singles
Career record547–239
Career titles16 WTA, 7 ITF[2]
Heichest rankinNo. 2 (31 October 2011)[3]
Current rankinNo. 14 (15 August 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2012)
French OpenSF (2012)
WimbledonW (2011, 2014)
US OpenQF (2015)
Ither toornaments
Tour FinalsW (2011)
Olympic GemmesQF (2012)
Doubles
Career record13–35
Career titles0
Heichest rankinNo. 196 (28 Februar 2011)
Current rankinNo. 256 (15 August 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2011)
French Open2R (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010)
US Open1R (2010)
Fed Cup
Hopman CupW (2012)
Last updatit on: 15 August 2016.

Durin the 2011 saison, Kvitová wan the singles titles at Wimbledon an the WTA Tour Championships. She became the first Grand Slam event winner born in the 1990s, an the third player tae win the WTA Championships in her first attempt.

Early lifeEedit

Petra Kvitová wis born tae Jiří Kvita[4] an Pavla Kvitová in Bílovec, Czech Republic (in 1990 still in Czechoslovakie). Her faither Jiří introducit her tae tennis.[5] Durin her childhuid, she liked Czech American player Martina Navratilova. Kvitová trained in her hametoun till the age o 16, an wis then encouraged bi an instructor tae pursue a professional career in tennis.[6]

Playin styleEedit

Kvitová is kent for her fast left-haundit serve. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, she haed 36 aces, the third-maist o ony wumman.[7] She is an aw notit for her hivy forehaund, backhaund, variety, an timin, an is kent tae mak up for her lack o speed bi playin close tae the baseline.[8][9]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Petra Kvitová". WTA. Retrieved 8 Februar 2016.
  2. "WTA – Players – Stats – Petra Kvitova". Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. "WTA Rankings". wtatennis.com.
  4. "Jiří Kvita si vychutnal atmosféru Wimbledonu". denik.cz. Retrieved 4 Julie 2011.
  5. "Player Profile". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 1 Julie 2011.
  6. Robson, Douglas (3 Julie 2011). "Kvitova looks like a grass-court natural in capturing Wimbledon". USA Today. Retrieved 3 Julie 2011.
  7. "Event Statistics; Aces; Ladies' Singles". All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 3 Julie 2011.
  8. Mouratoglou, Patrick (3 Julie 2011). "Kvitova: the next big boss". Yahoo!. Retrieved 4 Julie 2011.
  9. Mitchell, Kevin (2 Julie 2011). "Petra Kvitova comes out of left field to shock Maria Sharapova". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011.