Petra Kvitova born 8 March 1990 is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic and the winner of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships women's singles title. Her career high ranking will rise to World No. 7 on 4 July 2011. She has won five WTA singles titles.
Petra Kvitova was born to Jiří and Pavla in Bílovec, Czechoslovakia. Her father Jiří introduced her to tennis.During her childhood, Kvitová idolized Czech player Martina Navratilova.
Petra Kvitová is known for her fast left-handed serve. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, Kvitová had 36 aces the third-most of any woman. Her height is a help in the speed of her serve, there are few female players as tall as Kvitová, and her left-handedness allows unusual shots, such as the slice out wide to the backhand of right handed players. Her body-serve is also effective. Kvitová is known primarily as a groundstroke player, with a game based on flat forehands and backhands, and her specialty is her forehand down the line. Kvitová's weaknesses are considered to be her net play and her lack of speed.
|Residence||Fulnek, Czech Republic|
|Born||8 March 1990 (1990-03-08) |
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career prize money||US$ 4,361,121|
|Career titles||5 WTA, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (4 July 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 7 (4 July 2011)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||QF (2011)|
|French Open||4R (2008, 2011)|
|US Open||4R (2009)|
|Highest ranking||No. 196 (28 February 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 343 (20 June 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011)|
|French Open||2R (2010)|
|US Open||1R (2010)|
|Last updated on: 20 June 2011.|
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