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Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitova Final Wimbledon 2011.jpg
Petra Kvitová at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Kintra Banner o Czech Republic Czech Republic
Residence Fulnek, Czech Republic
Born 8 Mairch 1990 (1990-03-08) (age 24)
Bílovec, Czechoslovakia
Hicht 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Left-handit (twa-handit backhand)
Prize money $ 8,302,633
Singles
Career record 245–107
Career titles 9 WTA, 7 ITF[1]
Heichest rankin No. 2 (31 October 2011)[2]
Current rankin No. 8 (15 Februar 2013)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open SF (2012)
Wimbledon W (2011)
US Open 4R (2009, 2012)
Ither toornaments
Tour Finals W (2011)
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Doubles
Career record 9–24
Career titles 0
Heichest rankin No. 196 (28 Februar 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010)
Last updatit on: 24 September 2012.

Petra Kvitová (born 8 Mairch 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. As o 10 Januar 2012, she is ranked Warld No. 2.

Durin the 2011 season, 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 life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Petra Kvitová wis born tae Jiří Kvita[3] an Pavla Kvitová in Bílovec, Czech Republic (in 1990 still in Czechoslovakie). Her faither Jiří introducit her tae tennis.[4] 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.[5]

Playin style[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kvitová is kent for her fast left-haundit serve. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, she haed 36 aces, the third-maist o ony wumman.[6] She is an aw notit for her hivy forehand, backhaund, variety, an timin, an is kent tae mak up for her lack o speed bi playin close tae the baseline.[7][8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "WTA – Players – Stats – Petra Kvitova". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "WTA Rankings". wtatennis.com. 
  3. "Jiří Kvita si vychutnal atmosféru Wimbledonu". denik.cz. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  4. "Player Profile". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. Robson, Douglas (3 July 2011). "Kvitova looks like a grass-court natural in capturing Wimbledon". USA Today. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  6. "Event Statistics; Aces; Ladies' Singles". All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  7. Mouratoglou, Patrick (3 July 2011). "Kvitova: the next big boss". Yahoo!. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  8. Mitchell, Kevin (2 July 2011). "Petra Kvitova comes out of left field to shock Maria Sharapova". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011.