; born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player.Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, Kvitová turned professional in 2006 and has won 25 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014. Clijsters in SF, falling to Henin in final); SF three times, at Miami (l. Henin 26 63 64 in final); was first French Wimbledon champion in Open Era; now 2-1 in Grand Slam singles finals; other two Tour singles titles of season came at Paris [Indoors] (d. Clijsters in final); runner-up three times, at Doha (l. to Kuznetsova in final) and Tour Championships (went 2-1 in RR; d. Clijsters in final; third straight title there, winning diamond-studded racquet); runner-up three times, at Dubai (l. to Petrova); QF twice, at Sydney and Beijing; eight pre-QF losses in 15 events, incl. Coached by Hugo Lecoq; formerly coached by Loic Courteau (from Rome in May 2002 until September 2008) ... to Clijsters); QF six times, most notably Australian Open (l. Myskina in final); runner-up four times, at Paris [Indoors] (l. first QF in nine Roland Garros tries, also US Open); returned from four-month injury break to begin year in February at Paris [Indoors]; was only player in 2003 to beat both Williams sisters; won all eight of her Fed Cup matches, leading France to its second Fed Cup title; withdrew from Wimbledon w/right rib muscle injury.2004 - Another Top 5 season; after US Open on September 13, rose to No.1 (first player from France male or female to achieve the feat, staying there five weeks before Davenport took it back on October 18); won five Tour singles titles, at Berlin (won when V.
Roland Garros, US Open, Australian Open (withdrew prior to QF vs. Dementieva in final) and finally Tour Championships (went 2-1 in RR, only loss coming to Pierce; d.
other three majors); fell in RR stage at Zhuhai (went 1-1); made Top 10 debut on April 6 (after Miami; rose from No.12 to No.10) and set career-high No.8 on May 18 (after Rome); also won two WTA doubles titles.2014 - Second Top 20 season; won first WTA title at Oeiras (d. to Pennetta); QF seven times at Sydney, Dubai, Stuttgart, Rome, Roland Garros (fourth Grand Slam QF; l.
Roland Garros) and 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl.
Shaughnessy and Serna in those finals) and doubles title at 1996 Wimbledon (w/Barabanschikova); named 1996 ITF Junior World Champion.- Tour mentor was Karine Quentrec-Eagle in Partners for Success program. to Mart¡nez); QF twice, at Prague and New Haven; played all four Grand Slams for first time, best results being 3r at Australian Open and US Open.1999 - First Top 10 season; reached first Grand Slam final at Australian Open (saved mp in 1r win over Morariu, then made it all the way to final; l. to Hingis); best Grand Slam was 4r at Roland Garros (l. in Indian Wells 2r w/back injury and was off Tour for seven weeks; withdrew from all events in July and August (incl. to Hingis; snapped 16-match win streak) before winning Berlin (d. to Dokic in final); made Top 5 debut afterwards on May 21 (rose from No.6 to No.5); fell 1r at Roland Garros (l. Davenport w/back injury); QF three more times, at New Haven, US Open (l.
SINGLESWinner (25): 2009 - Paris [Indoors]; 2007 - Antwerp; 2006 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp, Wimbledon; 2005 - Antwerp, Rome, Philadelphia, Tour Championships; 2004 - Berlin, Rome, Montr‚al, Linz, Philadelphia; 2003 - Warsaw, Philadelphia; 2002 - Dubai, Montr‚al; 2001 - Paris [Indoors], Nice, Amelia Island, Berlin; 2000 - Sydney; 1999 - Bratislava; 1997 - ITF/Thessaloniki-GRE; 1995 - ITF/St. Finalist (23): 2007 - Dubai, Strasbourg, Eastbourne; 2006 - Doha, Beijing, Tour Championships; 2005 - Paris [Indoors], New Haven, Filderstadt; 2004 - Sydney, Amelia Island, Olympics, Filderstadt; 2003 - Paris [Indoors], Rome, Moscow, Tour Championships; 2001 - Rome; 2000 - Bol, Rome; 1999 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors]; 1998 - Berlin. Australian Open).1997 - Played six Tour main draws, reaching 2r four times, incl. to Graf); fell in Australian Open and Wimbledon qualifying; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on December 22 (at No.100).1998 - First Top 100 season; reached first Tour singles final at Berlin (ranked No.65, saved mp vs. to Hingis); also won first Tour singles title at Bratislava (d. US Open) w/back injury and from Tour Championships w/left leg injury.2001 - Second Top 10 season; won four Tour singles titles, first three in a row at Paris [Indoors] (d. to Capriati) and Filderstadt; fell 1r at Tour Championships (l.
to Safarova); QF eight times at Brisbane, Sydney, Dubai, Indian Wells, Stuttgart, Madrid, Birmingham and Moscow; reached 3r three times (incl.