Current WTA singles ranking: No.6
Petra Kvitova burst onto the international tennis scene when she won Wimbledon in 2011. Relatively unknown until that magical moment, the Czech No.1 has since established herself as one of the top players on the planet and became a two-time Grand Slam champion when winning Wimbledon in 2014. Her international profile has exploded as a result and Katie’s work with Petra focuses on the areas of press management, proactive PR, social media and brand messaging. Katie started working with Petra in May 2012.
Petra on Katie:
“Katie is a really important member of my team and most of the work we do together belongs under the radar. She has transformed my approach to media and his given me so much confidence when I step into the press conference room. She has also made me appreciate the importance and value of promoting myself and the sport of tennis away from the court.”
Petra on Twitter
Petra on Facebook
Petra on Instagram
Petra’s Official Website
Current WTA singles ranking: No.63
Christina is an up-and-coming American star from New Jersey, who already boasts a career high ranking of No.24. Still only 23, McHale has enjoyed huge victories over then World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, plus Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Christina reached her first WTA final at 2014 Acapulco, has advanced to the third round of all four Grand Slams and points to her career highlight as representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Christina has Cuban roots, is fluent in Spanish and grew up in Hong Kong, providing a backdrop to her story that is rich in culture and travel. Katie started working with Christina in January 2015.
Christina on Twitter
Christina on Facebook
Christina on Instagram
Current WTA singles ranking: No.179
Jovana started 2013 ranked No.420 in the world, but after her dream run to the final of her first WTA tournament at 2014 Monterrey, she leapt up to a career-high of No.106 in the world, which secured her main draw entry into Roland Garros and Wimbledon
Jovana is incredibly popular in her native Serbia and is hoping to carry on the famous Serbian tennis tradition and follow in the footsteps of her compatriots Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.
Jovana was profiled in the WTA’s Young Guns feature of players to watch out for in 2014 and was included in the voting for the inaugural Rising Stars competition that took place in Singapore in October.
Katie started working with Jovana in July, 2013.
Jovana on Twitter
Jovana on Facebook
Jovana on Instagram
Jovana’s Official Website
Other leading clients of Katie Spellman PR include or have included:
- Tamira Paszek, former WTA No.25
- Radek Stepanek, former ATP world No.8 and multiple Grand Slam doubles champion
- Press operations for the inaugural WTA Tianjin Open (2014)
- The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges
- Tennis Australia (social media support during the Australian Open)
- Olympic Broadcast Services (mixed zone manager at the 2012 London Olympic Games)
- Women’s Tennis Association (communications support)
- Koch Tavares (PR/player support for the official launch of the Gillette Federer Tour in 2013)