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Petra Kvitova Biography & Latest News

Petra Kvitova Biography

Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player known for her powerful left-handed shots and variety. She reached her career-high ranking of world no. 2 in October 2011, and is currently ranked world no. 7. She has won a number of tournaments including ten career singles titles. Kvitová won the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and the 2011 WTA Tour Championships singles titles, becoming the third player to win the WTA Championships in her first attempt. She also reached the semifinals of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, the 2012 Australian Open, and the 2012 French Open. Kvitova started her career in 2008 by upsetting Anabel Medina Garrigues in France and former world no. 1 Venus Williams in Memphis. She won her first career title at the 2009 Moorilla Hobart International. In 2011, Kvitova won her her second career title at the Brisbane International, defeating Andrea Petkovic in the final. She won her second title of the year by defeating newly crowned world no. 1 and 2011 Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters in Paris. She followed the feat up with a victory at the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open. Kvitová won her first Grand Slam title at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. She then won the 2011 WTA Tour Championships in Istanbul, and concluded 2011 by helping the Czech Republic team win the Fed Cup. She was named WTA Player of the Year and ITF Women's World Champion in 2011. Kvitova continued her long run of wins in singles matches indoors (32 straight matches) with her four victories in Fed Cup against Germany and Italy in 2012. In 2012, Kvitová won the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada by defeating Marion Bartoli.

Petra Kvitova Latest News & Articles

Fed Cup: Czech Republic clinch their fifth title in six years in a dramatic win over France

This was the 10th victory for the Czech team overall.

Inspired by Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova sets sights on the No.1 ranking

Kvitova won her second title of the year at Zhuhai on Sunday.
Konta, Kvitova advance to Zhuhai WTA semis

New format proposed for women's tennis; Rafael Nadal unhappy with suggested changes

WTA CEO Steve Simon announced some major changes to be looked at for the sport to make it more 'TV friendly.'

With a masterclass in the Wuhan final, Petra Kvitova reminds us what she is capable of

This was Kvitova's first title of the season.

Video: Epic 41-shot rally between Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova

Kerber won an epic rally but that wasn't enough for her to beat Kvitova.

Wuhan Open: Simona Halep reaches semi-finals, qualifies for WTA Finals

This is the third consecutive year that Halep has qualified for the WTA Finals.

A full list of the tennis stars who have been named in the WADA hacks

Several high profile names like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been implicated in this leak.

2016 US Open: Top 5 dark horses for the Women's Singles tournament

With only hours to spare before the US Open commences, let's take a look at some of the dark horses at the Women's Singles tournament.

Monica Puig: The 22-year-old who brought cheer to a small US territory at Rio 2016

Monica Puig's inspirational gold has brought cheer to a debt-ridden Caribbean island.

Rio Olympics 2016, Tennis: Petra Kvitova clinches bronze in women’s singles

The bronze is the lone bright spot this season for a struggling Kvitova.

Wimbledon 2016: Five biggest upsets from Week 1

A lot of big names fell in Week 1 at Wimbledon, and we look at the five biggest upsets.

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza loses in Mallorca opener

Muguruza joined Angelique Kerber in losing her first WTA match since winning a Slam.

2016 French Open: Highlights from the first week

A recap of the action-filled first week of the 2016 French Open that was dominated by Nadal's withdrawal.

French Open Round-up: Rafael Nadal withdraws; Petra Kvitova shocked

The Spaniard was scheduled to play his third round match against Marcel Granollers on Saturday.
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