Petra Kvitova is on the cover of the August issue of Forbes magazine in the Czech Republic. The accompanying interview reveals the Czech’s future plans, the consequences of the 2016 attack, and more.
Did you know that the two-time Wimbledon champion plans to open a beauty salon in Prague? She’s already looking for suitable premises, a 200 m2 space near the city center, with parking available.
Even though Petra wants to make smart moves with her wealth, in the interview she reveals that prize money was never her motivation at tournaments, as she never played tennis to get rich. It’s so good when you do what you love and earn $30,137,342 before the age of 30.
The Czech also touched on the topic of the home robbery she survived in December 2016. Even though her playing hand has physically recovered and she’s won as many as eight WTA titles since the comeback (she even played the Australian Open final earlier this year), Kvitova doesn’t trust strangers any more, so she doesn’t even take taxis, and occasionally has flashbacks of the knife attack.
The 29-year-old Kvitova is currently on an injury layoff and will not play the upcoming Rogers Cup, a Premier 5 tournament in Toronto, Canada. The reason is a nagging forearm injury — the Czech skipped Roland Garros because of that problem, then played Wimbledon where she reached the fourth round, but the tear continues to hamper her game.