2012 London Olympics Profile: Petra Kvitova
In preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, we're profiling 20 of the top medal contenders.
The All England Club's traditional white will be accompanied by the Czech Republic’s red and blue when 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returns to SW19 as a medal contender in her Olympic debut.
“I'm really looking forward to play by my country,”Kvitova said. “It will be very strange and unique to play not with the white but in the colors of our countries and see Wimbledon differently. For me the Olympics is the fifth Grand Slam, it's big event, and I will try my best.”
The left-handed Kvitova and Radek Stepanek, the compatriot she chose over 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych as her mixed doubles partner, form a formidable team capable of playing for a medal. The 33-year-old Stepanek won the Australian Open doubles title in January.
“As an experienced doubles player, Radek will be the leader,” Kvitova said of Stepanek.
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