Kvitova became the champion for the second time, winning the sixth title in the last one year


 J P Singh Follow
India
Tennis  //  13, January 2019
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Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won the title of Sydney Open Tennis Tournament for the second time. Fifth seed Qwetova beat Australia's Ashley Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 in the final. The 28-year-old Quitova also became champion in 2015. This is Quitova's sixth title in the last one year. At the same time, Barty had to face defeat in the final for the second consecutive year.

Kvitova won this match in two hours and 19 minutes. The 22-year-old Barty showed great sports in the match. He took 4-0 lead in the first set and then made his name 6-1. Quitova returned in the second set. One time score was equal to 5-5 Then the match went into the tiebreaker and Quitova won the set 7-5. In the third set, Barty was on 3-0 lead. But Kvitova once again came back and won the match 7-6 and won the match.

Kvitova turned professional in 2006 and has won 26 career singles titles, two of which are Grand Slam titles, the Wimbledon Championships in 2011 and in 2014respectively currently the 2nd highest-ranked Czech player and the 2nd highest-ranked left-handed player, behind Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber.

As a junior, Kvitova achieved in his career high ranking of world No. 27 on 9 July 2007. She also amassed a 35-7and 20-8 record in the singles and doubles discipline respectively.Kvitova's lone Grand Slam tournament as a junior came at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. In singles, eighth-seeded Kvitova advanced to the round of 16 after beating Jocelyn Rae and Malena Gordo before losing to eventual semifinalist Katarzyna Piterin straight sets. In the doubles, she played along side fellow Czech Katerina Vankova but they fell at the first hurdle to Mariana Duque Marino and Michelle Larcher de Brito.

Kvitova started 2011 by winning her second career title at the Brisbane International, defeating the likes of third seed Nadia Petrovaand fifth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova route to the final, where she beated to Andrea Petkovic for the title. With the win, she has achieved the ranking of world No.twenty-eight. This was the 25th seed at the Australian Open, and she reached the quarterfinals where she lost to Vera Zvonareva.  Her strong run there ensured her a top 20 debut in the rankings, at world No. Eighteen.

Kvitova suffered a dismal Asian swing with early exits in Wuhan and Beijing. she became the 4th player to qualify for the WTA Finals.

Kvitova started the 2019 season in Brisbane. She beat Danielle Collins in a match that lasted over three hours before losing to Anett Kontaveit in the second round. She then claimed her second title in Sydney, defeating Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei to reach her first quarterfinal on Australian soil since winning here in 2015. There, she saw off defending champion Angelique Kerber and then moved past Aliaksandra Sasnovich to book her place in the final where she came back from a set down to beat Ashleigh Barty for her twenty-sixth career title.




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