WTA Player Of The Year: Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitkova Player of the year

Season 2011 is the best season for Petra Kvitova. Czech Republic tennis player who started the season ranked 34th in the WTA, and end the year 2011 with a WTA ranking of No. 2. Incredible, she won six titles – including Wimbledon – this year. Title at Wimbledon was also a first Grand Slam title for 21-year-old tennis player. Accomplishments achieved by this left-hander in this year was the champion at: Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz, WTA Championships. She also led the Czechs to the Fed Cup title. So, it is very reasonable when Petra Kvitova voted Player Of The Year for this season.

“This season has been simply a dream,” Kvitova said. “It is an incredible honor to win the Player Of The Year award and join the ranks of some of the best players that have ever played the sport, especially Martina Navratilova. I will always cherish the 2011 season and look forward to building on it.”

For her on-court achievements, Kvitova was also named Most Improved Player and was further honored with the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, which acknowledges a player’s professionalism, attitude and sense of fair play.

Nine players being honored by fans and media for their outstanding achievements on and off the court, as well as two tournaments being honored by the players. Here is a list of WTA award this year:

PLAYER AWARDS (media vote)
Player Of The Year: Petra Kvitova
Doubles Team Of The Year: Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik
Comeback Player Of The Year: Sabine Lisicki
Most Improved Player Of The Year: Petra Kvitova
Newcomer Of The Year: Irina-Camelia Begu

PLAYER AWARDS (player vote)
Player Service: Francesca Schiavone
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship: Petra Kvitova
Favorite Premier Tournament: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart)
Favorite International Tournament: Abierto Mexicano TELCEL (Acapulco)

FAN FAVORITES (public vote)
Fan Favorite Singles Player: Agnieszka Radwanska
Fan Favorite Doubles Team: Victoria Azarenka & Maria Kirilenko
Fan Favorite Breakthrough Player: Petra Kvitova

WTA players also voted on Tournaments Of The Year, with the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart retaining its crown as favorite Premier event, and the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL in Acapulco named favorite International event. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix has been a player favorite tour stop for years with the event’s close proximity to beautiful Stuttgart and first class accommodations that offer the athletes the best possible experience. The enthusiastic crowds pack the stands full every day. The Abierto Mexicano TELCEL is a joint event taking place on a beautiful beach resort in México, where the players are welcomed by amazing tournament staff and enthusiastic tennis fans.

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