Petra Kvitová (born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. She has won 27 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. As a junior, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 27 on 9 July 2007. In 2016, she won the WTA Elite Trophy in her first appearance at the tournament. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
About Petra Kvitová in brief
Petra Kvitová (born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. She has won 27 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As a junior, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 27 on 9 July 2007. In 2016, she won the WTA Elite Trophy in her first appearance at the tournament, thus becoming the first player ever to win both categories of year-end championships on debut. In 2019, she reached her first Grand Slam final in almost five years, at the Australian Open where she finished runner-up to Naomi Osaka. She was coached by David Kotyza, from November 2008 till January 2016. Her father Jiří, an engineer, and Libor, a school teacher, introduced her to tennis at the age of 16. She is the daughter of a vice mayor and a former school teacher and grew up in Bílovec, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czechoslovakia. She won six ITF singles titles during the years of 2006 and 2007. She made her Fed Cup debut in 2007, playing alongside Barbora Strýcova in doubles, where they lost to the Spanish team of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Virginia Ruano Pascual. In 2012, she made the semifinals of the Australian and French Opens, and was crowned US Open Series champion. That same year, she also won the Hopman Cup alongside Tomáš Berdych. In 2013, she helped lead the Czech Republic to victory in the Fed Cup final, making it the country’s first Fed Cup title as an independent nation.
In 2014, she defeated Eugenie Bouchard in the final of Wimbledon to win her second and most recent Grand Slam title. She reached her career- high ranking of No. 2 on 31 October 2011. In 2011, she became the first female player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam tournament title, and the only player of either gender to do so until Garbiñe Muguruza triumphed at the French Open in 2016. She played her first WTA tournament at the 2007 Prague Open but lost in the second round to Ekaterina Ivanova. She then made her main draw debut in the 2007 Nordic Light Open. In 2008, she began her career in Paris by upsetting Anabel Medina Garrigues in the opening match of her first ever WTA event, before falling in the fourth round to Elena Domachowska in three sets. In 2009, she beat then-world No. 1 Dinara Safina in the third round of the 2009 US Open. This was followed by her first grand slam semifinal appearance at Wimbledon. In 2010, she came up short to eventual champion Serena Williams in the 2010 Wimbledon Championship. She became the third player to win WTA Tour Championships on debut, the others being Williams and Sharapova. In 2015, she advanced to her first quarterfinal at the US Open, where she lost to eventual winner Flavia Pennetta.