Petra Kvitova -Top Tennis Players

May 5, 2012

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Name: Petra Kvitova

Birthdate: March 8, 1990   (22 years old)

Birthplace: Bilovec, Czech Republic

Residence: Fulnek, Czech Republic

Height: 6’0” (183 cm)

Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)

Plays: Left-handed

Turned Pro; 2006 (7 yrs on tour)

Petra kvitovaThe fast left-handed server and top tennis player, Petra Kvitova was born in Bolovec, Czech Republic. Her father is the one who introduce her to tennis. She had been training in her hometown until the age of 16 and was convinced to pursue tennis as her profession.

She is an all-court player. She has a heavy, powerful forehand, backhand, timing and varied style of play. To make up for her lack of speed, she is known to play closed to the baseline.

She already won seven WTA singles title. She made it to rank No.2 worldwide in October 201. Unfortunately, she went down to No. 3 this year.

In her first attempt in the WTA Championship, she was victorious and became the third tennis player to win in this title. Also in the same year of 2011,she was announced to be the winner of the 2011 Wimbledon championships and in the WTA Tour Championships single title.

She experienced a breakthrough in 2011 when she won her second career title at the Brisbane International upsetting Andrea Petkovic, 6-1, 6-3. Because of this, she reached her World No.28 rank. She competed at the Autralian Open, making her moved up to rank No.18 then No.14 after she played in Paris, defeating Kim Clijsters who is the World No. 1 and 2011 Australian Champion. She ended 2011 as the WTA Player of the Year, ITF World Champion; making Czech Republic team attained the Fed Cup.

As the 2012 began, Kvitova was rumored to reach the top spot.  She would love, she said, but she wants that improving her game is his top priority. She chose to join in the Hopman Cup exhibition with Berdych and decided not to defend her title and rank in Brisbane. She lost to Li Na in 2012 Sydney International yet she defeated Vera Dushevina, Carla Suarez Navarro, Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic and Sarah Errani in the 2012 Australian Open. Unfortunately, she was defeated in three sets to Sharapova.

In February 2012, she has two wins in Fed Cup versus Germany and then she continued to win in singles matches indoor over 30 straight matches.

Singles Titles Match Record

2011: Istanbul, Linz, Wimbledon, Brisbane, Paris, Madrid
2009: Hobart

 

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