Petra Kvitová


Petra Kvitová, professional tennis player, winner of 29 career singles titles, including two major titles at Wimbledon in 2011 and in 2014. She also won a bronze medal in singles while representing Czechia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Together with other Czech female players, she won the Fed Cup six times. Her career-high ranking of world No. 2 was achieved on 31 October 2011. She has reached the quarterfinals at all four majors. One of the turning points in her career occurred at the end of 2016, when she was attacked by a knife-wielding robber who broke into her home. She suffered cuts to her dominant left hand, necessitating surgery and five months of recovery. Her comeback to tennis courts was successful and she has played many tournaments since, including the Tokyo Olympics, her third in the singles discipline.