She was born to a school teacher in Bilovic, the Czech Republic on 8 March 1990. Her father encouraged to play tennis and she grew up admiring her compatriot, Martina Navratilova. She comes from a non-sporting background and her siblings are an engineer and a teacher. The Number one Czech tennis player, Petra Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon champion. She has beaten Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard on her way to her Wimbledon titles Also the six feet tall Fulnek native is the pride of Czech tennis with 25 WTA titles in her bag.
Petra Kvitova defeated Iveta Benesova in her maiden WTA final in the year 2009, at the Moorilla Hobart International. The consecutive year she was awarded the WTA Newcomer of the Year with a ranking of World Number 34 and she breezed into last four at the 2010 Wimbledon. She began her 2011 season by winning the title in Brisbane and continued to win the clay court tournament in Madrid. Very soon, she claimed her first Grand Slam title at SW19. Kvitova bowed out Maria Sharapova to became the first left-handed WTA player clinch the Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1990. She emulated her 2011 glory in 2014 again on the courts of the English major. In 2016 she made her maiden appearance at WTA Elite Trophy and landed up being the champion. She became the first tennis player ever to win the year-ending championships on debut. Also, in the same year, she seized the bronze medal at the Rio games. Additionally, she has won six Fed Cup titles for her nation.
Petra Kvitova’s Endorsements
Petra Kvitova wears Nike apparels from head to toe. She plays with the similar racket as Roger Federer, Wilson Pro Staff 97. She is sponsored by UniCredit Bank and IMG. She has also signed up with Beverly Hills-based watchmaker, Ritmo Mundo. She endorses ALO Diamonds. She is also the ambassador for TAG Heuer. She was world’s sixth highest-paid female athlete by Forbes in 2015.
Petra Kvitova’s Charity
She is the Global Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play, which is a global organisation focussing on sports to educate and empower the underprivileged children.
|Prize Money||US$ 27,342,207|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Endorsements||Nike, Wilson, IMG and TAG Heuer.|