Petra Kvitová, OLY is a Czech professional tennis player who was born on March 8, 1990. Kvitová has won 29 singles titles in her career. She is known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and her variety. On October 31, 2011, she reached her highest ranking of world No. 2 in her career.
Kvitová first got noticed when she beat Dinara Safina, who was then the world’s best player, in the third round of the 2009 US Open. Then, at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, she reached her first Major semifinal.
As regards to her professional life, fans are now eager to know about her personal life too, as the tennis player recently made an announcement of her engagement.
Here’s everything you need to know about Kvitova’s boyfriend.
Petra Kvitova Announced Engagement To Boyfriend, Jiri Vanek
Vanek, who is 44, and Kvitova, who is also 44, have been said to be dating since the middle of 2020. During the off-season of 2016, they began to work together.
Kvitova confirmed in a interview with Blesk, just before going to the US to play in the 2021 US Open Series, that she is not single and that her boyfriend is, in fact, her coach Jiri Vanek. The 31-year-old said that the rumors about them being a couple from last year was just talk.
Petra Kvitova announced on August 23 that she got engaged to her long-time coach and boyfriend, Jiri Vanek. She did this on social media. The 32-year-old shared the news with her fans on Twitter by posting a picture of them together.
“Happy news we wanted to share with you guys… I said “yes” in my special place ❤️💍”
When Petra Kvitova And Jiri Vanek Relationship Rumors Began?
When Vanek was seen sleeping in Kvitova’s apartment last June, rumors began to spread about the new Czech tennis couple. At the time, the former No. 74 in the ATP world was going through a separation from his wife, Marketa, with whom he has two sons. Karel Tejkal, a spokesman for Kvitova, said that the WTA player was only giving her coach a place to stay because her apartment was big and it was difficult to find a place to stay during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She has also dated Czech tennis players Radek Stepanek and Adam Pavlasek.
Meet Jiri Vanek
Jiri Vanek is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He was born on April 24, 1978. He used to coach the former number one player in the world, Karolna Plková. Now, he coaches Petra Kvitová, who has won Wimbledon twice. Since August 2021, he has been in a relationship with Kvitová.
His highest ranking was No. 74, which he reached in 2000. He is divorced and has two children from his first marriage to Marketa.
In 1995, he was ranked No. 14 in the world for junior singles and No. 21 for junior doubles. In 1996, he reached the semifinals of the French Open and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for boys’ singles.
Vanek turned pro in 1996 and won 11 Challenger tournaments. In October 2000, he was ranked World No. 74, which was his best singles ranking. He went to the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and made it to the second round.