Petra Kvitova is engaged to her coach Jiri Vanek

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and his trainer Jiri Vanek got engaged to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, a place particularly dear to the heart of the Czech WTA player since she won her two Grand Slam titles there in 2011 and 2014.

Three days after finishing second at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kvitova, 32, shared the exciting news about her love life on social media:

Good news that we wanted to share with you guys… I said “yes” in my special place.

Jiri Vanek became Petra Kvitova’s coach during the 2016 offseason, following her cooperation with Karolina Pliskova.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic listens to coach Jiri Vanek during her semi-final match at the 2020 Brisbane International WTA Premier tennis tournament

Rumors about the new Czech tennis couple started circulating in June 2020, when Vanek was spotted sleeping in Kvitova’s flat. At the time, the former ATP world No. 74 was in the process of divorce from his wife Marketa, with whom he has two sons.

Petra Kvitova's coach, Jiri Vanek
Petra Kvitova hugs her boyfriend and coach Jiri Vanek after winning the final of the 2022 Rothesay International WTA 500 tennis tournament

Later, Kvitova denied that they were dating at the time, but confirmed that her trainer was her boyfriend, in a interview with Hurt just before heading to the 2021 US Open Series. Word got out that they started dating in May 2021, during the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

Petra Kvitova boyfriend Jiri Vanek
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and her team pose with the champions trophy after winning the final of the 2022 Rothesay International WTA 500 tennis tournament

This is not Petra Kvitova’s first engagement. In December 2015, she announced her engagement to Czech hockey player Radek Meidl, but they broke up a few months later.

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