Petra Kvitova


1.6m fans
Ranked: 1st in Czech Republic

Petra Kvitová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈkvɪtovaː]; born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, Kvitová turned professional in 2006 and has won 25 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her career-high ranking of world No. 2 was reached on 31 October 2011 and as of 25 June 2018, she is ranked world No. 8 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). As such, Kvitová is the current highest-ranked left-hander on the WTA Tour as well as the second highest-ranked Czech, behind Karolína Plíšková.

Kvitová first gained notice upon defeating then-world No. 1 Dinara Safina in the third round of the 2009 US Open. This was followed by her first major semifinal appearance at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships where she came up short to eventual champion Serena Williams. Then, during her breakthrough season in 2011, Kvitová won her first major title at the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Maria Sharapova in the final, thus becoming the first player of either gender born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam tournament title. She also won the WTA Tour Championships, thus becoming the third player to win the tournament on debut, the others being Williams and Sharapova. She also helped lead the Czech Republic to victory in the Fed Cup final that same year. It was the Czech Republic's first Fed Cup title as an independent nation.

In 2012, Kvitová made the semifinals of the Australian Open and French Open, and was also crowned US Open Series champion. That same year, she also won the Hopman Cup alongside Tomáš Berdych, which was the Czech Republic's second and most recent Hopman Cup title. In 2014, she won her second and most recent Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Eugenie Bouchard in the final. In 2015, Kvitová achieved the feat of making the quarterfinals at all four Grand Slams after advancing to her first quarterfinal at the US Open, where she lost to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta. 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-ending championships on debut.

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So proud of these girls, what an amazing weekend. They showed their Czech hearts! Six Fed Cup victories in eight years ❤️🇨🇿💪

Can't believe it's the last Fed Cup tie for both of these girls! Let's try to get the win for them tomorrow 🇨🇿💪❤️

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1 week ago

Petra Kvitová

Who inspires you? #womenunite

Lindsey Vonn and Martina Navratilova - who inspires you?
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Hi beautiful Petra you inspires me!!!😘

You inspire me

Petra Kvitova inspires me most, because she is a survivor of a violent attack. And she came back to tennus and won. Great lady!!

You're awesome and very special ... Petra

Petra you are great for the way you handled the terrible experience it’s nice to watch you play again

Martina Navratilova !!!

Of course, you and my best friend Ivonne Bustamante admiration and respect for never letting yourself be overcome and with great talent like you, my dear Petra Kvitova ❤❤🦁🙈😘

(Is it okay for a man to answer?). Petra Kvitova. For her amazing example as a human and professional recovering from a terrible experience. For her continued outlook in her life, after this experience - determination, strength, fighting spirit, naturalness, positivity, kindness, humour, playfulness, sportsmanship, and passion for her sport.

Mis, Hati ,write about her before,wonder has any found,loved her,knew her in my teens,loved looking into her eyes,still can picture like was yesterday, love you) ⚘

Only you Petra 💪🏻

Petra Kvitovà inspires me the most with her damaged hand came back winning so many games and loosing some but never giving up always a happy personality NEVER GIVE UP 🇨🇿🇨🇿🎾🎾💪💪🏆🏆💕💕💕Petra Kvitova Czech Lioness rules 🇨🇿🇨🇿💕💕

Petra Kvitova is one who inspires me..she is a strong girl..she has very nice attitude..she is fearless against all her situations..Podjjj...

you inspire me

Martina Navratilova no doubt about it You're awesome & very special ...Petra

steffi Graf Petra kvitova very much

My daughter, Sloane Boswell, age 11. Defending Center-Mid for Solar 08G JDL East Kennington. She was a keeper the last two years, worked her butt off to make the FC Dallas JDL Blue squad, made it and three weeks ago decided she no longer wanted to be a keeper because it didn't make her happy. Her new coach wasn't interested in her as a field player so she spent countless hours working on her skills and trying out elsewhere. Turns out she is pretty damn good even after 2 years off the ball. She was just picked up by a better D1 team and couldn't be happier. The sparkle is back in her eye and she was willing to risk everything she worked for to go after what she really wanted. She never gave up even when they told her no. At her age, it was mighty impressive feat after having her home club of two years shut the door in her face when she declined their keeper offer and asked to play field. She inspires me!

Petra Kvitova and Hope Solo

Only petra kvitova 💗

Yes Petra good choice for girl like

Lindsey Vonn 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


Petro jsi skvělá, krásná žena, drž se!


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2 weeks ago

Petra Kvitová

Happy Monday! So much love for my new @alove_official bracelet ❤️ ... See moreSee less

Happy Monday! So much love for my new @alove_official bracelet ❤️


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You are wonderful...I love You!!!😍

Hi Petra! So much love for you too :)

Looking great with your new bracelet

wonderful. . Happy Monday Beautiful!。。

Hey Petra you're looking pretty & elegant 👌 Have a nice week ahead 👍

Happy Monday and happy week, my dear Petra and the bracelet are as beautiful as you @alove_official and so much love also for you and I'm already hoping to see you soon on the court well recovered and as always all the best my dear Petra Kvitova ❤❤🦁🙈🌎💜😘

Petra you’re so amazing!😘

Happy Monday Beautiful, you're the best! ;)

Same to you my friend..beautiful and so sweet of you.

You are beautiful a hug from Chile.

Happy Monday gorgeous hope your arm is getting better an you will be back on court playing soon .❤❤👍

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Petra Kvitová You are a beautiful person inside out 👏🏻😊

Beautiful photo. I hope that your recovery is going well.

Nice are so beautiful😍

You are so beautiful...

Beautiful woman... I love you 😘 🌹🌹🌹!!!


Your eyes are so beautiful

Looking beautiful sweetheart 😍

God bless you with lots of happiness and success 😍 😍 😍

Hi Petra! You look so lovely!!!

Happy Monday Petra. Have a nice day. You are so cute. God bless you. 🇱🇰 🇱🇰 🇱🇰 🇱🇰 🇱🇰 🇱🇰

Beautiful photo. Mesmeric eyes. is very beautiful..hoping you recover soon..podjjjj!!!

Happy monday Petra Speed recovery.. 👊👊👊👊👊

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3 weeks ago

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Out and about in beautiful Prague...

There are upsides to injuries sometimes 😁
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Out and about in beautiful Prague...

There are upsides to injuries sometimes 😁


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Hi Petra! You have a nice Smile :) Best wishes!!

Great photo Petra love you

Enjoy your stay in Prague Petra.. Hope you recover soon.xx👍👍❤

You certainly know how to identify and take the positives from a deeply disappointing situation, Petra. I hope you continue to find what you enjoy and makes you happy. Prague looks very beautiful, and must have a different beauty with each season. 🌱🌸

Yes Prague is very beautiful. So are you Petra.

Great attitude!! Great picture too!

Very beautiful love you so much..

Rest and recuperate well in beautiful Prague.xx

Beautiful women ❤️

Lovely photo of you Petra. You look great.

Beautiful in beautiful Prague!! :)

You're so beautiful ;)

Beautiful Prague,beautiful woman 😍

God bless you Petra. See you in Wimbledon.

You're a very beautiful woman ... And very sexy too! All the best always!

Beautiful town , beautyful and 💘 lovely girl!! I love it wonder woman Petra##!

Definitely! Everything happens for a reason. Looking beautiful.

Prague is an amazing and beautiful city!!! Loved experiencing its charm!! Hope to do it again!

You make it even more beautiful.

so so beautiful😍😍😍😍😍😍 amazing photo!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I love the city of Prague Petra. Visited twice and ready to come back ❤🇨🇿

Wow.... Petra you are So beautiful. Love your smile

Hello beautiful Petra as always a pleasure to see you and know that you take it in the best possible way your injury in a positive way and it is very good to know that you are enjoying your recovery days in your beautiful Prague and that you are at home with your family wishing that continue in the best possible way in recovery and hope to see you soon on the courts, I miss you and happy week my dear Petra Kvitova ❤❤🦁🙈🌎💜😘

My dear Petra u look sooo beautiful and gorgeous😍😍😘😘

Beautiful Prague as you say in more ways than one. One of my favourite cities, Wenceslas Square, Prazsky Hrad and Karluv Most.

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3 weeks ago

Petra Kvitová

Hi guys! Spending time with my niece and nephew is the best kind of recovery! Have a great weekend 🤗 ... See moreSee less

Hi guys! Spending time with my niece and nephew is the best kind of recovery! Have a great weekend 🤗


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Mashallah your family is beautiful

Keep your children safe and happy tomorrow

so sweet beautiful little ones, and you always so beautiful

It is good to know that you are recovering, and that you are enjoying your recovery. It is always special to see you as the aunt.

Wonderful photo..miss kvitova💪💪

Have a good family outing Petra

Have a nice weekend & Best of Luck for the future PetrA...

Have a wonderful time with your niece and nephew, Petra Kvitova ❤... Put Roland Garros behind you ... Concentrate on healing and staying healthy for the next tournement. Of course we missed seeing you on the tennis court, but hey, you made the right decision considering your health as a priority... Recomforting to see the iconic smile on your face ❤

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 so so beautiful, I love you💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

Hello, my dear Petra, very happy to see you and know that you are enjoying your days of recovery with your nephews, that you follow wonderful moment and a happy weekend and Beautiful Picture thank you for sharing such beautiful moments my dear Petra Kvitova ❤❤🦁🙈🌎💜😘

Lovely family pic ... Petra God bless you all

I miss your game... Get well Soon..God bless you Petra 😍

Beautiful and get well soon x

Looks gorgeous Petra, rest and recover to bounce back at Wimbledon

Have a great weekend too Petra!! Lovely photo.xx

Beautiful picture and beautiful family

Very lovely and innocent children

happy children's day

I wish you good luck with kids.

Looking beautiful sweetheart 😍😍

So cute..😍😍 Stay Blessed & Keep Rocking.

Lovely Photo Petra. Precious Family moments.xx

Beautiful photo Petra, enjoy family time missing you at Roland Garros

Good looking charming and so sweet baby

Wow, Petra! You are graceful and gorgeous at once!

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1 month ago

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Dobijim baterky... dikuji Tesla batteries #teslabatteries ... See moreSee less

Dobijim baterky... dikuji Tesla batteries #teslabatteries


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Your love gravity is very faster than light is my discovery!

good morning 2 beautiful kvitova

You're so BEAUTIFUL Petra

Hello Petra, enjoy leisure and very good wishes for your next mission.

To recharge Batteries after a hard and fun training very well done that you enjoy your snack and as always you look beautiful my dear Petra Kvitova and Good Luck in Roland Garros ❤❤🦁🙈🌎💜😘

Your a Beautiful, Lovely and Talented lady ! Good luck with your tennis Petra :)

Lovely ...... looking so beautiful .

Good girl the best looking beautiful

You look wonderful Petra 🌹!!

Beautiful and stunning petra

Petra your so amazing!❤️

Petra my dearest u look so pretty and gorgeous😍😍

😞Roland Garros 😞 Petra You will be able to overcome this injury. the worst has gone. God bless you Petra.

I saw your ability in football. I think you may be the new Cristiano Ronaldo 😊 . A new number one the World but ... playing Tennis of course 😆😆😆 God bless you A hug from Portugal 🇵🇹

Hey beautiful lady enjoy your leisure time.....,

you are so so beautiful😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 I hope you can win Roland Garros🏆 and to be number 🥇this year💪💪💪💪💪💪 you deserve it!!! you are the best❤️❤️❤️

Looking beautiful sweetheart 😘😘😘

Dear Petra, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Hey Petra you look so relax, enjoy ! I will be cheering you on!!!

Talent, power, and beauty! What a combination! Good luck in the French open!

I am unhappy to know you will not play at Roland Garros this year. I wish you come back soon winning. you look so fine. kisses

Good luck in Paris Petra

Good luck in Paris Petra

Vamos con todo que mañana arranca RG 19 exitos y que viva el tenis y el deporte en general.

V mládí jsem dělal kulturistiku dělal jsem chyby o genetiku jse zajímám celý život?Bylo tohle bylo to zakázané stenolon,superanabolon depot,dextriny maltodextriny.cukry s jinoů proponcionalitoů. po odjezdu mi to všechno zachránilo život jiná stavba buňky homeles češi řekli ne!!Ale už je mám rád!!Orintovaný můstek iridiem radičním prvkem v dutině ustní technologie CCCP kdy si, dnes iridium není bylo, fotokompozit.Mozek je pod napětím 3,5 voltů moje baterka!!!

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