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Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova Czech Republic

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Height: 6'0" / 1.83m
  • Weight: 154 lbs / 69.9 kg
  • Born: 3/8/1990
  • Career Highlights: The 2011 Wimbledon champion, Kvitova will head back to the All-England Tennis Club as one of the favorites to win Olympic gold. She dropped two sets along the way to her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, beating Maria Sharapova in the final. Kvitova also captured the year-ending WTA Tour Championships, becoming the third player to win that event in her first try. Her ranking climbed to as high as No. 2 in the world, and Kvitova will be making her second Olympic appearance. Her first one wasn’t quite memorable as she teamed with Lucie Safarova in doubles as the Czech duo fell 6-1, 6-0 to Australia’s Sam Stosur and Rennae Stubbs. Kvitova, though, has already led her country to glory by helping the Czech Republic win the Fed Cup for the first time in 13 years in 2011. Heading into the semifinals of that competition this year, Kvitova has won eight straight Fed Cup singles matches and 13 in her career. Her participation in the 2012 Olympics has been set, and she has already opted to play in the inaugural mixed doubles event, choosing doubles specialist Radek Stepanek as her partner over top-10 player Tomas Berdych. Said Kvitova: “As an experienced doubles player, Radek will be the leader.” Kvitova has an opportunity to become the first player to win three tennis medals at the Olympics.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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