Petra Kvitova, The Wimbledon Champion 2011– Profile and Biography

Petra Kvitova has become a name since she defeated the former World Champion Maria Sharapova. The first Left hander and the first player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam. To know more about this upcoming Tennis Player, check this article below.

Petra Kvitova's Biography

Petra Kvitova was born on the 8th of March, 1990. She is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Winning five WTA singles title, she has been ranked as the world's Number 7 as of the 4th of July, 2011.
Kvitova won the 2011 Wimbledon Championships singles title making a record of being the first Grand Slam event winner who was born in the 1990s.

Born in Bilovec, Czechoslovakia, Petra's father introduced her to tennis. During her childhood she idolized the Czech player Martina Navratilova. She trained in her hometown until 16 years of age and then went to pursue a professional career.

Petra Kvitova's Personal Profile

Name: Petra Kvitova.
Date of Birth: 8th March, 1990 (Age 21)
Birthplace of Petra Kvitova: Bilovec Czechoslovakia
Residence of Petra Kvitova: Fulnek, Czeck Republic
Height: 1.83m
Hair Colour: Golden
Eye Colour: Brown
Kvitova's Father's Name: Jiri Kvitova
Kvitova's Mother's Name: Pavla Kvitova
Siblings: Not Known
Boyfriend of Petra Kvitova: Still a well kept secret.
Plays: Left Handed (two Handed Backhand)
Favourite surface of Petra Kvitova: Hard surface

Petra Kvitova's Tennis Career

In 2008, Kvitova for the first time qualified to the WTA Tour Main Draw in 2008 Open Gaz De France where she defeated the then Number 30 Anabel Garrigues. At 2008 Cellular South Cup, Kvitova had her biggest win in her small career by defeating the former Number 1, Venus Williams.

In 2009 she won her first career title in the 2009 Moorilla Hobart International. Lost in the Australian Open in 2009 and withdrawing from the 2009 French Open due to an ankle injury, her career suffered a setback. She came back again in the 2009 US Open where she defeated the then World No. 1 Dinara Safina.

In 2010 Australian Open she lost to the champion Serena Williams in her second round. At the 2010 Cellular South Cup, she reached the semifinals and lost to Maria Sharapova. The cards turned and in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships she defeated Maria Sharapova thus winning the Grand Slam title.

Records made by Petra Kvitova

She became the first left- handed player to win the title since Martina Navratilova in 1990, the first Czech player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Jana Novotna in 1998. She is even the first Grand Slam winner of either gender to be born in the 1990s.

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