[254] Li then retired in August 2014. [78] It was the first time Kvitová exited a Grand Slam tournament in the opening round since the 2011 US Open. [270] Later that month, Czech police revealed during an update briefing on the ongoing investigation that Kvitová was slashed as part of a blackmail plot. There, she came back from a set down to defeat Ashleigh Barty, winning her 26th career title. [8], The following week, Kvitová competed in St. Petersburg where she was the defending champion, defeating Victoria Azarenka in her opener to reach the quarterfinals where she lost to Donna Vekić. She then won four consecutive games to claim the set. The news was subsequently confirmed by both Meidl and Kvitová. [4] She was coached by David Kotyza, from November 2008 till January 2016. [117][118] As the defending champion at the Connecticut Open, second-seeded Kvitová received a bye in the opening round and safely advanced to the semifinals after defeating Keys and Agnieszka Radwańska. 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Kvitová was the defending champion in New Haven and made the final once more but was defeated by the rising Simona Halep. Kvitová trained in her hometown Fulnek until the age of 16, and was then encouraged by an instructor to pursue a professional career in tennis. She overcame CoCo Vandeweghe in the first round in three sets before receiving a walkover from Yaroslava Shvedova. [99] Nevertheless, Kvitová ended the year as world No. In 2016, she won the WTA Elite Trophy in her first appearance at the tournament, thus becoming the first player ever to win both categories of year-end championships on debut. [58] Kvitová was the eighth seed at the Australian Open. 1 ranking. Their final encounter came in the 2015 Fed Cup final, where Sharapova edged past Kvitová in three sets. Seeded fifth, she scored back-to-back wins here for the first time in three appearances, and recorded her best result here since winning the title in 2011, by making the semifinals where she lost to eighth seed Madison Keys in three sets. Sharapova then retired in February 2020. She is known for her inconsistencies, inability to maintain focus on and off during matches as well as impatience mid-rally. [23] She made her top 10 debut after the tournament at world No. She won all of her singles matches but they did not advance to the final, finishing second in their group behind eventual champions France. She currently uses the Wilson Pro Staff 97 racquet, a similar version to Roger Federer's. There, she was upset by 24th seed Bacsinszky in three sets. [72] At the US Open, she fell to Alison Riske in the third round, causing her to drop out of the top 10 for the first time since May 2011. 1, Serena Williams. [96] With this victory, Kvitová became the fourth player to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore. When returning, she uses a short compact motion which allows her to return aggressively regardless of the serve speed. 14. [138] Seeded 10th at Wimbledon, she easily defeated Sorana Cîrstea in the first round. [8] She then made the quarterfinals of the Connecticut Open where she retired to Carla Suárez Navarro after dropping the first set due to a shoulder injury. [55] Kvitová ended 2012 as world No. Kvitová subsequently went on a three-match winning streak – in the Tokyo semifinals in 2013, the second round of Doha and the third round of the Wimbledon Championships,[256] the latter two in 2014. Their first meeting came in the semifinals of the 2009 Linz Open which Kvitová won in straight sets. 1 ranking. Kvitová was named the sixth qualifier for the Tour Championships following the China Open. This was followed by her first Grand Slam semifinal appearance at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships where she came up short to eventual champion Serena Williams. [236] At the end of the year, the two met in the third round of the China Open where Wozniacki beat Kvitová comfortably once more and ensured herself the world No. [171] However, she bounced back by winning the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. [84] Kvitová began her clay court campaign in Stuttgart, losing to Alisa Kleybanova in her opening match. 7, her first top 10 finish since 2015. She also possesses notable amount of variety in her game. [181] The winning streak ended at the French Open, when she crashed out in the third round to 25th seed Kontaveit in straight sets. 1 Dinara Safina in the third round of the 2009 US Open. En route to the final, she saw past the likes of Elena Vesnina, Irina-Camelia Begu, Jeļena Ostapenko and Julia Görges. The 2011 Petra Kvitová tennis season officially began at the 2011 Brisbane International, the first of two simultaneous events which opened the official 2011 season. [8] Furthermore, she was awarded the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award for the seventh year running, her eighth overall, and ties Kim Clijsters for most Sportsmanship Award wins. [95], The following month at the inaugural Wuhan Open, third-seeded Kvitová cruised into the third round on an upset-filled day by defeating Karin Knapp in her opening match in straight sets. [2] Kvitová trained in her Moravian hometown, Fulnek,[3] until the age of 16, and was then encouraged by an instructor to pursue a professional career in tennis. [64] During the Fed Cup semifinal tie against Italy, Kvitová lost to Vinci once again in her first match before managing to overcome Errani in three sets. [167] The loss meant that for the first time since 2010, Kvitová did not win a Premier Mandatory or Premier 5 title during a season. 2 (31 October 2011). [123] Seeded fourth, she lost her round-robin matches to Angelique Kerber and Garbiñe Muguruza but scored a win over Šafářová. [292], Kvitová was named world's sixth highest-paid female athlete by Forbes in 2015, ranking fifth among tennis players. [116] During the US Open Series, Kvitová lost her openers in Toronto and Cincinnati. [113] Nevertheless, following the tournament's conclusion, Kvitová returned to the world No. [8] At the Fed Cup where Czech Republic faced Germany for the title, she prevailed over Andrea Petkovic in straight sets and Angelique Kerber in a thrilling three-setter. 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[263] In December 2015, it was officially announced by the Czech media that the couple were engaged. At Indian Wells, Williams came back from a set and double break deficit to win the match. [101][102], Kvitová kicked off 2015 in Shenzhen as the second seed, where she lost to eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals. [26] Thus, she became the first left-handed female player to win the singles title since Martina Navratilova in 1990, the first player of either gender born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam tournament title and the first Czech player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Jana Novotná won Wimbledon in 1998. [231][232], However, due to her high-risk game and aggressive style of play she is known to produce a high number of unforced errors in matches. Their next two encounters came in 2011, the first in quarterfinals of Eastbourne where Kvitová came back from a set down to beat Radwańska, and then in the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships which Kvitová won in straight sets. Her father Jiří introduced her to tennis.During her childhood, she admired Czech American player Martina Navratilova. Then, at the Australian Open, where second-seeded Kvitová was the favourite for the title, she defeated Vera Dushevina, Carla Suárez Navarro, Maria Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic to reach her second consecutive quarterfinal of the tournament. There, she was upset by Kirilenko in straight sets. Their two most recent meetings have come in the United States, with Williams emerging victorious in both encounters, the 2017 US Open quarterfinals, and the second round of the 2019 Indian Wells Open. P. Kvitova savo karjeroje laimėjo keturiolika titulų vienetų varžybose, įskaitant du Didžiojo kirčio titulus Vimbldone. [63] This was followed by a loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the third round of Miami. There, she dominated Dominika Cibulková in straight sets for her 18th career title, thus putting an end to a 13-month title drought. The loss ended Kvitová's hopes of qualifying for the WTA Finals, having recorded five straight appearances at the event dating back to 2011. Kvitová and Caroline Wozniacki met 14 times. At the Qatar Open, third-seeded Kvitová cruised into the quarterfinals with two tough three-set victories over Venus Williams and Šafářová before falling to Jelena Janković in straight sets. [269], In early January 2017, it was reported that Kvitová's recovery was going according to plan, and that she had gradually begun doing exercises with her injured fingers. [40] She scored those wins over the likes of Germans Julia Görges and Sabine Lisicki,[41] and Italians Francesca Schiavone and Errani. At the US Open, Kvitová was the fifth seed and reached the fourth round after defeating Laura Siegemund, wildcard Nicole Gibbs and 32nd seed Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, all in straight sets. [8] She then represented her nation in the Fed Cup final where they took on France. 10. They met thrice in 2013. [47] Kvitová was seeded fourth at the French Open. Kvitová and Venus Williams have met seven times with Kvitová currently leading the head-to-head 4–3. [182], Starting the grass-court season in Birmingham where she was the defending champion, Kvitová saw off the likes of Johanna Konta and Daria Gavrilova to record her fifth quarterfinal appearance of 2018. [70] She was the defending champion at the Canadian Open and defeated Eugenie Bouchard and Stosur to reach the quarterfinals but failed to defend her title when she lost to eventual finalist Sorana Cîrstea in three sets. [75] As the fifth seed, she qualified for the semifinals after recording victories over Radwańska and Kerber in the round-robin stage but there, she lost to Li in straight sets. There, she succumbed to 12th seed Barty in three sets. [8] Furthermore, Kvitová was awarded the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award for the second time. [114] As the defending champion and the second seed, she handily defeated Kiki Bertens in the first round in 35 minutes, losing just one point on serve via a double fault. [89] Kvitová was seeded sixth at Wimbledon. Kvitová was scheduled to play the Open GDF Suez, but withdrew prior to her opening match because of a respiratory illness. A year later, also in the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships, Radwańska scored her first win Kvitová, thus exacting revenge for her loss from a year ago by winning comfortably in straight sets.[240]. As o 11 Mey 2015, she is ranked Warld No. Petra Kvitová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈkvɪtovaː]; born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. 1 ranking as a result.[237]. [34], At the beginning of 2012, Kvitová was widely expected to reach the world No. She defeated Gréta Arn, Zheng Jie, and Vania King in straight sets, before losing to eventual champion Li Na in the fourth round, despite having led 3–0 in the deciding set. 4. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets to move into the final, where she outlasted fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets to capture her 22nd career title, thus guaranteeing her return to the top 10 for the first time since June 2016. [160], During the US Open Series, Kvitová posted a quarterfinal appearance in Stanford,[161] but then lost early in Toronto and Cincinnati, both at the hands of the resurgent Sloane Stephens,[162][163] before bowing out in the opening round of New Haven to Zhang Shuai. [76] She ended the year as world No. Privatni život. The famous journalist was born on 8 March 1990 in Bílovec, Czechoslovakia. [137], Kvitová suffered a dire grass court season as she failed to produce a winning record on the surface, falling early to Jeļena Ostapenko and Johanna Konta in Birmingham and Eastbourne respectively. She then suffered an early exit in Madrid to Hantuchová. Petra Kvitová is a Czech professional tennis player; Founded: 1990: How old is Petra Kvitová in 2020? [149], Despite not making the cut for the WTA Finals, Kvitová qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy. [33] She concluded 2011 by helping the Czech Republic win its maiden Fed Cup title as an independent nation, winning her singles rubbers against Maria Kirilenko and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her lone Grand Slam tournament appearance as a junior came at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. Petra Kvitová: Petra Kvitová 2018 in Birmingham : Nation: Tschechien Geburtstag: 8. She defeated Stefanie Vögele to reach the quarterfinals where she was upset by Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets. [77] At the Australian Open, she succumbed to Luksika Kumkhum in the first round in three sets. 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