When compared with her rivals, Petra Kvitova gets her biggest edge with the forehand. She makes on average the double of points with that shot than her opponents and this is especially on her first forehand after her serve that she is the most effective. In her case, we could say that she is a flat Puncher.
Puncher / High
Even though Petra Kvitova gets better results with her forehand than her backhand, she is not only a Puncher but also a Tempo player. Her court position is close to the baseline, she takes risks with the return and the backhand and plays flat like most of the Tempo players.
Tempo / High
Taking risks with every possible shots, Petra Kvitova is nothing but a Retriever. Only 35% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this results is far below average.
Retriever / Low
Petra Kvitova has one of the most effective Serve on the WTA tour. She makes 30% more aces/service winners than her rivals and when her first Serve is in 29% of the time it is unreturned (above average). Her best serve direction is the lefty wide slice that she plays on ad court.
Server / High
When she has a chance, Petra Kvitova often follows her forehand or backhand to the net. In total 17% of her points are won coming in and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.