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On her good side

Petra Kvitova could become the first No. 1 lefty since 1996

Updated: January 2, 2012, 11:44 AM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

DURING THE EARLY ROUNDS of Wimbledon in June, 18-time grand slam winner Martina Navratilova and reporter Joel Drucker sat in the Tennis Channel's broadcast booth discussing the legacy of the lefthanded tennis player. The great male lefties came to mind quickly: Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Rod Laver, Goran Ivanisevic, Rafael Nadal. The women were tougher. Beyond Navratilova herself, Monica Seles and 1969 Wimbledon champ Ann Haydon Jones came to mind. Those three had been the only ...

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