DATE OF BIRTH
March 8, 1990
PLACE OF BIRTH
Fulnek, Czech Republic
Winner of 22 career WTA Titles, including two Wimbledon Singles Championships, 5 Fed-Cup Titles for the Czech Republic, and Bronze Medal winner at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Women’s singles.
For Petra Kvitova, the road to the elite of world tennis began before she could even hold a racket. From the age of three, the future champion was passionate about the small yellow ball on the courts of the Fulnek club in the Czech Republic.
Both determined and industrious, Petra Kvitova learned to hit her first ball with her self-taught father.
The harsh climate in eastern Czech Republic favors training on very fast indoor surfaces. Fascinated by Czech tennis legend Martina Navratilova, Petra Kvitova developed offensive play, a powerful forehand and a formidable serve.
Full of energy, she began her professional career by winning the prestigious junior tournament in Pardubice. She was only 16 then.
The young Czech was quick to win a series of victories. In 2011, she reached the Top 10 after winning her first clay court tournament in Madrid. Two months later, she was awarded the prestigious Venus Rosewater Dish Trophy at Wimbledon, as her role model, Martina Navratilova, had been 20 years earlier.
Petra Kvitova is now writing history. As the first player—regardless of sex—born in the 90s to win a Grand Slam, she reached the second place in the WTA World Ranking, the elite of tennis.
Combative in all trials, altruistic and determined to always surpass herself, Petra Kvitova shares the #dontcrackunderpressure spirit and the values daily, carried by the great family of TAG Heuer ambassadors which she is now part of.
Admired for her play and elegance on and off the court, Petra Kvitova has become a symbol for women around the world.