Petra Kvitová Bio: Ranking, Medals, Olympics & Injury

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Petra Kvitová is a skilled tennis player from Czech, known for her exceptional left-hand strokes. Moreover, since her debut, Petra has won 28 career singles titles.

Nevertheless, the Czech star also won the bronze medal for her country in the 2016 Olympics.

Kvitova used to be the World No.2 player around 2011. Notably, she has won tournaments like Grand Slam, Wimbledon Championship, etc.

Petra Kvitova Tennis
Petra Kvitova is a Czech Tennis Player

Furthermore, Petra is presently coached by Jiří Vaněk; however, previously, she has also trained under coaches like David Kotyza (2008–2016) and František Čermák (2016).

Interestingly, her current ranking in the tennis world is No.17 (as of January 2022).

Quick Facts

Full Name Petra Kvitová
Birth Date 8 March 1990
Birth Place Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Nickname Petra 
Religion Not Known
Nationality Czech Republican 
Ethnicity White
Training Not Known
Horoscope Capricon 
Father’s Name Jiří Kvitova
Mother’s Name Pavla Kvitová
Siblings Libor Kvita- Brother
Age 33 years old
Height  1.82 m (6 feet)
Weight Unknown 
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Dress Size Not Known
Build Athletic
Eye color Black and Brown 
Hair Color Blond
Hairstyle Normal
Profession Tennis Player – Left Handed
Playing style Unknown 
Active years  (Senior Career) 2010 – present
Highest Ranking (Singles) No. 2 (26 September 2016)
Current Position  No. 17 (10 January 2022)
Association Unknown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried 
Husband Name  unknown 
Children None 
Net Worth $25 Million
Salary $500,000
Endorsements Adidas, Nike 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch I’m your biggest fan (Notebook), Tokyo Olympics 2021 Items
Last Update February, 2024

Petra Kvitová Net Worth and Salary

Petra is indeed a wealthy athlete woman who has earned millions of dollars throughout her professional career.

As of 2022, Petra estimated net worth is a staggering $25 million.

However, according to the source, her total career income is more than $50 million.

Nevertheless, Petra has won many tittle and tournaments through which she has amassed millions of dollars.

Likewise, in 2010, after winning back-to-back WTA tournaments, she gained $218,000 accumulatively in 2012.

Nevertheless, after winning the U.S Open, she received a massive $270,000. Moreover, Petra also won Australian Open, where she received $150,000.

Furthermore, Petra has also won the Auckland Open, a Canada open where she must have received prize money of $100,000 to $250,000.

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Petra Kvitová | Sponsorship And Endorsement Deals

Regarding her endorsement arrangements deals, Kvitova earns massive money through sales.

Nevertheless, the Wilson Pro Staff 97 is the racquet Petra presently uses. Moreover, by doing that, Wilson is paying her millions of dollars.

Other than that, Petra is also endorsed by Nike, UniCredit Bank, and Ceská pota.

By promoting them, she must be receiving checks in six-digit figures. Then in January 2015, she was named Right To Play’s Global Athlete Ambassador.

In April of the same year, she signed a multi-year deal with Ritmo Mundo, a Beverly Hills watchmaker.

Furthermore, through these deals, Petra receives $1.5 million.

Her endorsement contract with ALO Diamonds was inked in June of the following year. In a similar vein, she became an ambassador for TAG Heuer.

Petra Kvitová | Professional Career 

Petra, a Czech tennis player, attained a career-high 27 on July 9, 2007.

Moreover, as a junior, she only competed in one Grand Slam tournament, the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. Petra’s six ITF singles championships have come in her own country.

Furthermore, Petra’s Fed Cup debut came in April when she defeated the Israeli Shahar Pe’er in three sets.

The same year, she also won her eighth and most prestigious ITF championship.

Nonetheless, during the final of 2009, Petra defeated opponent Iveta Beneová to win her first career title.

In the following weeks, she failed to win in the Australian Open, the GDF Suez Open, and the Dubai Championships. 

Early Career

Australian Open champion Petra beat Andrea Petkovic in the final to win her second career championship.

Likewise, her excellent performance propelled her into the top 20 rankings then.

Meanwhile, Petra also debuts as world No. 18 through her exceptional performance. However, at the Australian Open, Petra faces defeat by Zvonareva.

Nonetheless, Petra took her revenge with  Varvara in the second round of the Miami Open.

Moreover, her wins against Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens brought the Czech team to the Fed Cup final.

Petra Kvitova Career
Petra Kvitova at the 2018 U.S. Open.

Afterward, she lost her first match to Ayumi Morita in Dubai but won her next two.

Interestingly, Petra is the first Czech woman to win Wimbledon since Jana Novotná in 1998; she defeated Maria Sharapova.

Moreover, it was also the first time in years that a player born in the 1990s won at Wimbledon.

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Petra Kvitová Career In Grand Slam 

Petra beat Andrea Petkovic in the final to win her second career championship at Brisbane International.

Moreover, in the global rankings after that game, Petra debuted in the top 20 at world No. 18.

Nevertheless, to go to the Fed Cup final, Petra defeated Dominika Cibulková and Daniela Hantuchová.

Likewise, Petra’s third win of the year came at the Madrid Open, which was also her maiden Premier Mandatory level title.

Similarly, at Indian Wells and an ITF event, Petra lost her next two opening sets to Barbora Záhlavová-Strcová and Kristina Barrois, respectively.

Moreover, after that, Petra then lost against Ayumi Morita in Dubai. Similarly, Petra is the first left-handed tennis player to win a Grand Slam single.

Not to mention, a straight-set victory against Maria Sharapova earned her her maiden Grand Slam finals appearance at Wimbledon.

Nonetheless, Dulgheru stunned Petra in the first round of the U.S. Open, becoming the only champion to fall without winning a set.

Likewise, Petra won her fifth season victory at the Tour Championships in Istanbul, becoming the third player to accomplish so on their debut.

Fall And Rise Of Petra

Before 2016, Kvitová was injured during a break-in at her House in the Czech Republic.

Moreover, she damaged the tendons and nerves of her dominant left hand due to cutting.

Nevertheless, Petra declared that she would return to action at the French Open a month ahead of plan in late May.

However, Julia Boserup of the United States defeated her in the first round of the Paris Open. In the next game, she fell to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.

Furthermore, she reached her first quarterfinal of 2017 at The Birmingham Classic, which was also her first match on grass in four years.

Nonetheless, Petra of the Czech Republic completed the season ranked 29th in the world after losing in the semifinals of the Finals against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. 

Petra received her fifth consecutive and sixth in the previous seven seasons, receiving the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award.

Career Prominence

In January, Czech tennis star Petra won her first two matches of 2018. Moreover, St. Petersburg was her 21st career championship.

Likewise, Petra became the first left-handed singles champion in Russia after beating Kristina Mladenovic.

Furthermore, Petra defeated Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva in Indian Wells in the first round. Nevertheless, Petra had equaled her career-long winning streak of 14 matches.

In the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open, Petra lost to American wildcard Amanda Anisimova.

Meanwhile, it took the Czech Republic until the final of Indian Wells to overcome world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and earn her 22nd career championship.

Czech Republic’s Petra won her first championship of the season in Prague.

Evidently, before her third-round loss at the French Open, she had won 13 straight matches.

Nevertheless, in Madrid, the Czech won the third title a week later, giving her two titles in two weeks.

Since 2009, this was her first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event.

Petra Kvitová’s Playing Style

When she serves, Kvitová does it wide and away from her opponent.

Moreover, after serving her opponent, Petra comes forward to win the point with a down-the-line smash.

Nevertheless, Petra prefers grass courts; her game is suited to fast-paced surfaces. But she was owing to her high-risk game and aggressive attitude.

Not to mention, she is known to make a lot of unforced errors in matches.

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Petra is also known for her impeccable timing, which makes her a valuable asset. 

Likewise, Petra loves to take the ball early on her forehands, which allows her to hit winners successfully down the line.

And to create powerful backhands, Petra uses all her major muscle groups.

Regardless of the serve speed, she returns forcefully with a quick, compact stroke. Nevertheless, serves are her go-to weapons for taking down her opponent.

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Quotes

  • “Probably, definitely, I love to play finals. I love playing in the big stadium; this is something special. It doesn’t feel like just a normal tournament – it’s something more.”
  • “Maybe It’s magic. I was prepared for everything. I knew I had to go for every shot, but I also think it wasn’t easy for her.”

FAQs

How many titles does Petra kvitová win?

As of 2021, Petra has won 28 career singles titles. Moreover, she has won two Grand Slam singles titles, one WTA Tour Championship, three premiers Mandatory titles, and Five WTA titles.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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