Petra Kvitova is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic who currently plays on the WTA Tour. Known for her powerful left handed volleys, the Czech beauty is one of the most decorated active players on the WTA circuit at the moment with a record of 14 singles titles which includes two famous victories at Wimbledon.
Kvitova broke through the tennis circuit in 2011 and during that first season, she won her first major singles titles, winning the Wimbledon and becoming the first and only active tennis player, male or female to become a Grand Slam winner who is born in the 1990s. 2011 was a highly successful year in terms of success for Petra Kvitova as she went on to win the year ending WTA Championships as well before leading the Czech Republic team to the Fed Cup title.
The Czech player turned professional at the tender age of 16 years in 2006 but it took her almost a couple of years to find her feet in the professional level as she took her time to settle down. But once she did, her blistering talent was there for all to see as she became a regular in the WTA events, winning matches with ease but it was not until her Grand Slam success at Wimbledon that she became a household name throughout the tennis world.
Apart from winning Wimbledon twice, the second of which came in 2014, Petra Kvitova is alos a two time semi finalist of the French Open and Australian Open but she has never managed to breach the fourth round barrier of the US Open. Her win at Wimbledon in 2011 saw her reach a career high ranking of world number two in October 2011 and she is currently ranked as the fourth in the world.
Petra Kvitova will be seen playing in the forthcoming finale of the Fed Cup tennis tournament. Her availability is a huge boost for her side Czech Republic which has won the title twice in the last 3 years.
Kvitova perhaps would not have been included in the Czech squad if she had gone to the latter stages of the WTA Finals.
But, since she was knocked out from there early, she was available to represent her country and Petr Pala, the skipper of the Czech side, had no hesitation at all in naming her in the 4-member group.
As far as the other finalist Germany is concerned, they have not won the title in the last 22 years, but, they have a great chance to end the drought this time around as they are going to play with a very strong side.
Players like Angelique Kerber and Lisicki will play the singles matches for them and to support them, if needed, Andrea Petkovic is there too.
So, the German side is looking no lesser in terms of capability, at least on paper, but, because of the fact that they have been away from glory for so long, they might feel a little bit of pressure and that might make them crumble. However, if they soak it all in, it will be an interesting tussle.
Czech side seems to be relying on Kvitova’s form. She has to do the most of the work. Basically, she will have to win the tie for her team because the other players that are there in the squad are not the most experienced ones.
Apart from Kvitova, it’s Pliskova who will perhaps be the other singles player for the Czech. She will be making her first appearance in the Fed Cup. So, it will be unfair to expect too much from her.
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