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PETRA KVITOVA

Czech Republic

Road to Singapore

27th

SINGLES

D.O.B.
Mar 8
1990
Height
6'
1.82 m
Weight
154 lbs.
70 kg
Plays
Left-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2006
Personal
Coached by Jiri Vanek; fitness trainer is David Vydra; trains at same club as Berdych and Safarova ... Father is Jiri (vice mayor); mother is Pavla; brothers are Jiri (engineer) and Libor (teacher) ... Introduced to tennis by father ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shots are serve, forehand and backhand ... Speaks Czech and English ... Favorite type of movie is comedy ... Favorite types of music are pop, rock ... Favorite foods are sushi, Italian ... Also enjoys basketball and volleyball ... Favorite city to visit is Melbourne; favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Self-described as friendly, happy ... Tennis idol growing up was Martina Navratilova (because she's left-handed like her).
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (20): 2017 - Birmingham; 2016 - Wuhan, Zhuhai; 2015 - Sydney, Madrid, New Haven; 2014 - Wimbledon, New Haven, Wuhan; 2013 - Dubai, Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2012 - Montr‚al, New Haven; 2011 - Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz, WTA Finals; 2009 - Hobart.
Finalist (7): 2016 - Luxembourg; 2015 - WTA Finals; 2014 - Beijing; 2013 - Katowice, New Haven; 2011 - Eastbourne; 2009 - Linz.

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team, 2007-16; Czech Olympic Team, 2012, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Fifth straight Top 10 season (finishing No.6); won three WTA titles at Sydney (d. Ka.Pliskova in final), Madrid (d. Kuznetsova in final) and New Haven (d. Safarova in final); runner-up at WTA Finals (l. to A.Radwanska in final); SF at Shenzhen (l. to Bacsinszky); QF three times at Doha (l. to Su rez Navarro), Rome (l. to Su rez Navarro) and US Open (l. to Pennetta); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r four times (incl. other two majors) and 2r three times; fell 1r once; withdrew from Indian Wells and Miami w/exhaustion.

2014 - Second Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won three WTA titles at Wimbledon (second Grand Slam title; d. Bouchard in final - still first player born in 1990s, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title), New Haven (d. Rybarikova in final) and Wuhan (d. Bouchard in final); runner-up at Beijing (l. to Sharapova in final); SF twice at Sydney (l. to Pironkova) and Madrid (l. to Halep); QF three times; reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r once (Australian Open); fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR).

2013 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.6); won two WTA titles at Dubai (d. Errani in final) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d. Kerber in final); runner-up twice, at Katowice (l. to Vinci in final) and New Haven (l. to Halep); SF twice at Beijing (l. to Jankovic) and WTA Finals (l. to Li); QF seven times (incl. Wimbledon and Carlsbad - l. to Razzano 67(6) 75 76(8); held 2mp at 6-5 and 8-7 in third set tie-break); reached 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r once.

2012 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.8); won two WTA titles at Montr‚al (d. Li in final) and New Haven (d. Kirilenko in final); SF five times at Sydney (l. to Li), Australian Open (l. to Sharapova), Stuttgart (l. to Sharapova), Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova) and Cincinnati (l. to Kerber); QF three times (incl. Wimbledon and Olympics); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once and 2r four times; fell 1r once; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-1 in RR then withdrew from rest of event w/illness).

2011 - First Top 5 season (finishing No.2 behind Wozniacki); won six WTA titles at Brisbane (d. Petkovic in final), Paris [Indoors] (d. Clijsters in final), Madrid (d. Azarenka in final), Wimbledon (first Grand Slam title; d. Sharapova in final - was first player born in 1990s, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title), Linz (d. Cibulkova in final) and WTA Finals (d. Azarenka in final); runner-up at Eastbourne (l. to Bartoli in final); SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Zvonareva); QF at Australian Open (l. to Zvonareva); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r three times and 2r twice; fell 1r twice (incl. US Open); having started season at No.34, made Top 20 debut on January 31 (after Australian Open; rose from No.28 to No.18), Top 10 debut on May 9 (after Madrid; rose from No.18 to No.10), Top 5 debut on October 3 (after Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; rose from No.6 to No.5) and set career-high No.2 on October 31 (after WTA Finals); became third Czech player ever to reach Top 2 (after Navratilova and Novotna).

2010 - Another Top 50 season; breakthrough first Grand Slam SF at Wimbledon (d. Azarenka and Wozniacki en route, l. to S.Williams); also another SF at Memphis (l. to Sharapova); reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying once.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; won first WTA title at Hobart (d. Benesova in final); runner-up at Linz (l. to Wickmayer in final); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once and 2r four times; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; withdrew from Roland Garros w/right ankle injury.

2008 - First Top 50 season; QF twice at Budapest and Zrich; reached 4r once (Roland Garros) and 2r six times; fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on April 14 (rose from No.123 to No.98) and Top 50 debut on October 20 (rose from No.57 to No.44).

2007 - Played first WTA main draw at Stockholm, falling 1r (l. to Domachowska); fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning two singles titles.
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