Petra Kvitova Player Profile

Petra Kvitova: Has struggled to recapture the form which saw he win Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova: Has struggled to recapture the form which saw he win Wimbledon

Former Wimbledon champion Kvitova showed signs of improvement last year but has struggled at the grand slams so far in 2014.

Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets at SW19 to claim her maiden grand slam victory in 2011, a year which she ended within sight of the world No 1 spot.

It looked as though the Czech had all the tools to go on to more grand slam victories, but she dropped off at the end of 2012 and endured a difficult start to 2013 before picking up slightly later in the season.

This year her best effort has so far been a semi-final appearance in Madrid. She has not impressed elsewhere, losing in the first round of the Australian Open and third round of the French Open.

The left-hander possesses huge power from the baseline and is a destructive force on grass if she manages to find a rhythm.

Player Details

  • Nationality: CZE
  • Date Of Birth: March 8, 1990
  • Became Pro: 2006
  • Height: 1.83 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
P A WTA Rogers Cup presented by National Bank R3 Won 6-1, 6-1
05/07/14 E Bouchard All England Lawn Tennis Championships F Won 6-3, 6-0
03/07/14 L Safarova All England Lawn Tennis Championships SF Won 7-66, 6-1
01/07/14 B Zahlavova-Strycova All England Lawn Tennis Championships QF Won 1-6, 5-7
30/06/14 S Peng All England Lawn Tennis Championships R4 Won 3-6, 2-6
27/06/14 V Williams All England Lawn Tennis Championships R3 Won 7-5, 6-72, 5-7
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Bouchard eyes Wimbledon prize

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