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Wimbledon, Czech, knife attack horror: Everything you always wanted to know about Petra Kvitova (but never had time to find out) – updated with Eastbourne title

A two-time Wimbledon champion who has fought back from horrific injury to reach the top of the game again – answers to some questions you might have about Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova Eastbourne AI / Reuters / Panoramic

How old is Petra Kvitova?

Kvitova was born on March 8, 1990, in Bilovec in what was then Czechoslovakia. That makes her 32 years old as of August 2022.

How tall is Petra Kvitova?

Petra Kvitova is 6ft tall (1.83m).

Who are Petra Kvitova’s family?

Kvitova’s parents are Jiri and Pavla. She has two brothers, both older than her, Jiri and Libor. Kvitova’s current coach is Jiri Vanek.

Who are her tennis heroes?

As a child, Kvitova admired Martina Navratilova – another great left-handed player who was also born in Czechoslovakia.

Martina Navratilova, 18 Grand Slam titles

When did Kvitova begin her tennis career?

The Czech played her first ITF events in 2006, and won two singles titles. She played in her first WTA main draw in 2007, losing in the Stockholm first round to Marta Domachowska of Poland.

How many Grand Slams has Kvitova won?

Kvitova is a two-time champion at Wimbledon. She first won the title in 2011 by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4, and repeated the feat in 2014 when she beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0.

She also reached the final of the Australian Open in 2019, losing to Naomi Osaka, and has made the semi-finals at Roland-Garros twice in her career – 2012 and 2020.

Why did Kvitova miss the first half of the 2017 season?

Petra Kvitova was attacked by an intruder with a knife at her own home, and suffered severe injuries to her left hand. She underwent remedial surgery and returned to action in May 2017. The man who stabbed her has since been jailed for 11 years.

How many titles has Petra Kvitova won?

The Czech left-hander has won 29 WTA singles titles as of August 15, 2022. Her most recent title came in Eastbourne in June 2022, when she beat Jelena Ostapenko in the final.

What is her career-high ranking?

Her career-best ranking is world No 2, which she achieved for the first time on October 31, 2011. You can find her current ranking and her ranking history on her WTA Tour profile page.

How much prize money has she won?

The Czechwoman has accumulated total prize money of more than $34 million over the course of her career. You can find her updated prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.

Is Kvitova on social media?

The Czech is on Twitter and has more than 670,000 followers. She is also on Facebook, with 793,000 likes there, and on Instagram, with 642,000 fans.

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