Petra Kvitova will wrap up the season in the top-10 for the seventh time in the last nine seasons, winning the titles in Sydney and Stuttgart and having the opportunity to compete at the WTA Finals. The 29-year-old left-hander was the leader of the pack in the first part of the season before losing ground a little bit due to injuries, still doing enough to finish in the elite group, in the same position she had a year ago.
After an early exit in Brisbane, Kvitova won the title in Sydney and advanced into the third Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, dropping 28 games in the first six matches and battling hard against Naomi Osaka who prevailed 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the title match.
Belinda Bencic toppled the Czech in the final in Dubai and the results were not that good at Indian Wells and Miami (quarter-final loss to Ashleigh Barty), bouncing back in Stuttgart where she won the second and the last WTA title of the season, backed by the quarter-final run in Madrid.
An arm injury forced Petra to skip Roland Garros, unable to find the form on her beloved grass and suffering early losses at Wimbledon, Cincinnati and the US Open before raising the level again at the end of September, advancing into the semi-final in Wuhan and the quarter-final in Beijing.
Following a three-set loss to Ashleigh Barty in the Chinese capital, Kvitova deciding to skip Linz and Moscow, doing her best to recover in time for the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. The Czech was in the draw of the premium WTA event but with no luck, suffering three losses against Ashleigh Barty, Belinda Bencic and Naomi Osaka before taking some well-deserved rest ahead of the new season that will start in Brisbane.
Petra will travel to Australia with two new physical trainers (Ivan Trebaticky and Florian Zitzelsberger) to achieve the best possible shape and try to avoid injuries in 2020.