Petra Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon winner but more vitally a fighter who made a full return to the tour despite been attacked by a burglar and suffering knife injuries. Get all the information on Petra Kvitova’s tennis racquet and the specifications attached with it here.
Kvitova played her first WTA tournament in 2007 at the Nordic Light Open but her form at the ITF competitions shone a positive light on her future. She won six titles over her first two years on the circuit and added a seventh and final ITF title in 2008 before kick-starting her fine performances at the highest level.
Having won the Hobart International in 2009, Kvitova went on to have a barren 2010 as far as titles are concerned but was a Wimbledon semifinalist that year – it was her first time in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam – before she lost to the eventual winner Serena Williams (check Serena’s racquet specs here).
A quarterfinal at the Australian Open followed but Kvitova’s crowning glory came at Wimbledon that year when she defeated Victoria Azarenka (check Azarenka’s racquet specs here) and Maria Sharapova in the final two rounds to lift the title.
In the meantime, she kept collecting WTA titles as well, making it six in 2011 including her maiden major victory and five more in 2012 and 2013. And then in 2014, Kvitova repeated her Wimbledon triumph, beating shock finalist Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to make it two Grand Slam titles.
Over the years after that second triumph, Kvitova has continued to win WTA titles, including five in 2018, which was her first full season after the knife-attack in December 2016. At the 2019 Australian Open, Kvitova then reached the final, her only Grand Slam final since her previous Wimbledon triumph, beating Belinda Bencic (Bencic’s racquet specs here), Amanda Anisimova and Ash Barty on the way. She lost to Naomi Osaka.
Kvitova’s service isn’t the most powerful but is consistently accurate and has a strong forehand which she hits early to try and earn a winner down the line. Her two-handed backhand combines the strength of all her muscles to deliver great power, while possessing a great volleying game.
However, her aggression has often led to string of unforced errors, and her weak movement on court also sometimes plays against her.
So, Which is Petra Kvitova’s Racquet?
Petra Kvitova uses a customised version of the Wilson Pro Staff 97 CV but not much is known about what are the tweaks she has made to her racquet. There is a possibility she would have added some weight to it. Kvitova also strings her racquet with Luxilon Alu Power 16L.
Get the Wilson Pro Staff 97 CV racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 97 sq.in./625.81 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.7oz/331.69 g
- Tension: 50-60 Pounds
- Balance: 12.6 in/32 cm/7 pts HL
- Beam Width: 21.5 mm/21.5 mm/21.5mm
- Composition: Graphite braided with aramid + Countervail
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- String Tension: 50-60 pounds
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Petra Kvitova uses, the Wilson Pro Staff 97 Countervail:
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