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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.

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5 most heartwarming tennis moments in 2016
5 most heartwarming tennis moments in 2016
Here are five times tennis touched our hearts in 2016.
Christmas With The Stars: How the top tennis players celebrated Christmas
Christmas With The Stars: How the top tennis players celebrated Christmas
The top stars from the ATP and WTA took to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their Christmas escapades.
Petra Kvitova attacked: Tennis players who were victims of criminal violence
Petra Kvitova attacked: Tennis players who were victims of criminal violence
Petra Kvitova wasn't the only tennis player subjected to violence, here are a couple more players who have been subjected to the same.
Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for 'at least six months', say surgeons
Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for 'at least six months', say surgeons
Kvitova will likely be absent for most of the 2017 season, with her surgeons revealing more about her condition.
What have your favourite tennis stars been up to online? The Stars on Social 14 Dec - 21 Dec
What have your favourite tennis stars been up to online? The Stars on Social 14 Dec - 21 Dec
Catch up with your favourite tennis stars as they celebrate the holiday - and the off-season!
Petra Kvitova attacked in own home, undergoes four hour surgery
Petra Kvitova attacked in own home, undergoes four hour surgery
The World No. 11 will miss most of the 2017 season as she recovers.
Fed Cup: Czech Republic clinch their fifth title in six years in a dramatic win over France
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
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
Konta, Kvitova advance to Zhuhai WTA semis
New format proposed for women's tennis; Rafael Nadal unhappy with suggested changes
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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