Two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova pregnant with first child

Petra Kvitova

Czech tennis player and two-time Grand Slam champion, Petra Kvitova, has announced that she is expecting her first child.

The Czech player started the New Year by announcing her pregnancy in a post on her social media pages in the early hours of Monday.

Sharing photos she wrote, “On the first day of 2024 I wanted to wish you a happy new year and share the exciting news that Jiri and I will be welcoming a baby into our family this summer!”

The 33-year-old tennis star tied the knot with Jiri Vanek, her long-time coach, in a ceremony held in July 2023.

Kvitova, currently ranked 17th, won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.

Kvitova was included on the Australian Open entry list when the tournament released it in early December.

It is uncertain if Kvitova’s pregnancy news will alter her plans for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, scheduled to commence on January 14th.