A Czech professional tennis player, Petra Kvitová is currently the highest-ranked left-handed player in the world who is currently ranked world No. Seven by the WTA as of November 2019. Turned professional 2006, she won 27 career singles titles. At the international level, she won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Let’s know more about her through this article.
What is Petra Kvitová famous for?
- A Czech professional tennis player who earned a lot of fame and popularity for winning two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. Following her success, she was the number two female tennis player in 2011.
Where is Petra Kvitová born?
Recalling her early life, Petra was born in Bílovec, Czechoslovakia and grew up in the same place. Her nationality is Czech and ethnicity is European. Her parents are Jiří Kvitová and Pavla Kvitová were responsible for her upbringing. She was brought up alongside her brothers, Jiri and Libor.
While she was at a very young age, she started to play tennis as her family insisted she plays. Eventually, she later did very well in it and is a world-class player right now. However, her education and qualifications in detail are still to be disclosed in the coming days.
When did Petra Kvitová begin her tennis career?
- Early in her career, Petra started as a junior and secured world no. 27 on 9 July 2007. Later on, she competed as a professional player. As a result, she secured her first WTA title by beating Iveta Benesova in 2009.
- In the same year, she reached till the fourth round of the U.S. Open but couldn’t make past it. In the following year, she fought very hard to reach the semifinal round at Wimbledon.
- She was one of the best players on the women’s tour in 2011. Her major success came as she crushed Kim Clijsters, who was number 1 at the time, to conquest the Open Gaz de France.
- Afterward, she won the Mutua Madrid Open. Moreover, she defeated Maria Sharapova to earn the women’s singles title at age 21. It proved to be her career-defining triumph.
- Later on, she earned the WTA Tour Championships in 2011. Due to the most successful year in her entire career, she secured the rank of world number 2.
- Next year, she reached semifinals in both the tournaments, the Australian Open, and the French Open. Unfortunately, she failed to defend her Wimbledon title losing to Serena Williams.
- Surprisingly, she regained the title in 2014 by winning over Eugenie Bouchard. However, she couldn’t do well in 2016 due to gastrointestinal illness. Unfortunately, in 2017 too, she suffered from an injury.
- She started 2018 in Sydney, unseeded at a Premier event for the first time since the 2010 Kremlin Cup, having been forced to withdraw from Brisbane the week before due to a viral illness. She lost to Camila Giorgi in the second round. She then fell in the opening round of the Australian Open, succumbing to Andrea Petkovic in three sets despite having served for the match twice.
- She started the 2019 season in Brisbane. She advanced through the first round after defeating Danielle Collins in a match that lasted over three hours, before losing to Anett Kontaveit in the second round.
- She then claimed her second title in Sydney. She defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-Wei to reach her first quarterfinal on Australian soil since winning here in 2015. There, she defeated defending champion Angelique Kerber and then moved past Aliaksandra Sasnovich to book her place in the final. There, she came back from a set down to defeat Ashleigh Barty, winning her 26th career title.
- began 2020 at the Brisbane International. Seeded fifth, she recorded her best result here since winning the title in 2011 by making the semifinals where she lost to eighth seed Madison Keys in three sets.
- She then made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with wins over Kateřina Siniaková, Paula Badosa, 25th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova and 22nd seed Maria Sakkari. This result saw Kvitová record consecutive quarterfinal appearances at the same Grand Slam tournament since the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. There, however, she succumbed to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, her fourth consecutive loss to the Aussie.
Is Petra Kvitová married or not?
Reflecting on her personal life, Petra was in a romantic relationship with Radek Stepánek dating back to 2011 till 2013. Later on, she moved on to her second relationship with Radek Stepánek that lasted less than a year.
Fortunately, she met Radek Meidl in 2014 and decided to engage on 16th Dec 2015. However, their marriage date is still not disclosed. Right now, she is going strong with her fiancé and looking forward to being married happily.
How much is Petra Kvitová’s worth?
Being a tennis player, Petra earns a decent amount of money and fame through her profession in the field of the sports industry. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $24 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Petra Kvitová?
Observing her body physics, Petra has an average body structure with a decent height of 6 feet and weighs around 70 kg. Her body measurement is 39-29-38 inches and wears a bra size of 34D. Her hair color is golden brown and eye color is blue. She wears a shoe size of 11 (US) and a dress size of 10 (US).