Latent heat: Petra Kvitova

Although she had just entered the Top 100, there were already big expectations around 18 years old Czech Petra Kvitova, and her breakthrough was just a matter of time.
She had already won some ITF titles and collected some good victories on WTA tournaments over Anabel Medina, Katerina Bondarenko, on Fed Cup over Shahar Peer and the most noticeable over Venus Williams in Memphis. But in Roland Garros 2008 she has finally got into the spotlight, reaching the 4th round and beating experimented players such as Morigami, Stosur and 12th seed Szavay on her way.

1.81 metres high and left handed, her powerful serve and forehand are her greatest weapons and her gamestyle reminds of Sharapova. If she gets some regularity, she definitively has the potential for reaching very high goals.

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