Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova has already claimed one trophy this season. This happened at the competition in Doha, where Petra beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2,6-1 in the final. The victory at these competitions added more than $68,000 to Petra’s account.
In this article, we will tell you where else, besides tennis, Petra earns money
|Net Worth||35 000 000$|
|Born||8 March 1990
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Petra Kvitova Career
Petra Kvitova was born on 8 March 1990 in Bilovec, Silesia, in former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). Her father Jiří, a former schoolteacher, and brothers Jiří jr. and Libor also played amateur tennis, but it was Petra who was able to achieve significant success.
Kvitova’s first coach was David Kotyza, who quickly identified her strengths – playing behind the line and serving. The Czech is left-handed and uses a two-handed backhand on the right side. Remarkably, this feature nearly cost her career: in 2016, Petra was attacked by a robbery at her home and suffered a deep wound to her left hand while trying to defend herself from a robber. The injury was so severe that doctors gave no guarantee of a full recovery, but Petra showed the will and a few months later was able to return to training and then regain the position she had lost in the meantime.
Kvitova made her professional debut at the age of 16. In her first season she won two ITF titles in Hungary and Czech Republic. In 2007 the Czech took part in the junior Wimbledon, but did not make it to the finals. On the whole, the junior segment of her career was not very successful for her – Petra settled for the 27th position in the junior rankings.
After debuting for the national team in the Fed Cup, Kvitova went on to take the WTA series by storm. In 2008, she earned several victories over top-50 players and also played well at Grand Slam tournaments. At Roland Garros in particular the Czech managed to take on three strong opponents before losing in a tough fight to Estonian Kaia Kanepi. Petra finished the season ranked 44th in the world, and at the beginning of the next season she won her first trophy on the Australian courts.
In 2011 Petra added two more WTA titles to her bank account with a convincing performance in Brisbane and Paris. However, the real success came in the middle of the summer. After dropping only two sets, Petra lifted the first Grand Slam trophy of her career. Her opponent in the final match of Wimbledon was the Russian Maria Sharapova, who had no good arguments against the Czech – 6:3, 6:4. Despite a bit of a slump in play, Kvitova has had a successful fall series of tournaments and is being honored as the WTA Tennis Player of the Year. In the fall she was ranked No. 2 in the Women’s World Rankings, aided in no small part by her victory at the WTA Finals.
Throughout the next four seasons Petra constantly reaffirmed her status, staying in the top 10. After nine WTA titles, she again won the Wimbledon main trophy (2014). Two years later, Petra wins a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, beating American Madison Keys.
Shortly before the start of the 2017 season, Petra begins a collaboration with former tennis player Jiri Vanek. However, the long rehabilitation that the tennis player needed after the robbery forced her to abandon much of her plans for the season. Nevertheless, already in June the Czech won a tournament in Birmingham: the victory on her favorite type of court surface was not only important from a psychological point of view, but also helped her to stay in the top ranking and later start fighting for the highest places again.
Despite her age (Petra has crossed the threshold of 30), the tennis player continues to remind herself regularly: in 2019 she reached the finals of the Australian Open and participated in the WTA Final tournament, and a season later she showed excellent results at Roland Garros, making it to the semifinals.
This season, Petra has already won one trophy at Doha, beating Garbine Muguruza in the final in two sets.
— wta (@WTA) March 6, 2021
Petra Kvitova Endorsements
Kvitova has long cooperated with the famous sportswear manufacturer Nike and tennis equipment manufacturer Wilson.
Also among her sponsors are UniCredit Bank and Česká pošta, a Czech postal service operator.
In 2018, Kvitova partnered with TAG Heuer. Petra also acts as an ambassador for the French cosmetics brand L’Occitane en Provence
At the end of 2020 Petra signed a contract with Audi Czech Republic.
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) December 9, 2020
Petra Kvitova Net Worth
During her professional career, Petra Kvitova earned $32,802,802 in prize money. We estimated her net worth at $35 000 000.