Two-time Wimbledon Champ, Petra Kvitova returned home to the Czech Republic this week to donate a clubhouse to the club where she started playing tennis as a kid.
“Those courts hold special memories for me, so I was really pleased I could help in some way and give back to the place that gave me so much at the beginning of my journey in tennis,” Kvitova said.
“It was great to be back there and of course to see my family and friends. I hope everyone in Fulnek will really enjoy using it!”
The clubhouse was named in honour of Kvitova, the colors inside the clubhouse also pay homage the tournament that turned her into a global superstar, Wimbledon with green floors and purple accents.
Kvitova’s father, the former vice mayor of her hometown, still plays at the club very frequently, while her older brother, Libor, is the head coach and manager of the courts.
World No. 13, Kvitova was a recipient of the sixth annual US Open Sportsmanship Award by the USTA, presented to the players who exemplify exceptional sportsmanship during the US Open Series and US Open.