29-year-old tennis player Petra Kvitova also decided to move to Monaco and to enjoy all the pleasures of life in this country. However, her journey to obtaining Monegasque residency was not without controversy.
In fact, after she won her second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, her return home was unusually lacking in warmth. Social Democrat MP Stanislav Huml accused her of avoiding income taxes and suggested she should be deprived of her Czech citizenship. «I am not sure if it is worth moving to Monaco just to pay less tax when the Czech Republic actually helped her to achieve some of her success», the deputy said in his interview for Czech radio. Nevertheless, Petra did not change her mind and settled in the Principality. In 2020, Petra Kvitova played in the Australian Open quater finals and lost to her rival.
Interesting fact: in 2016, Petra was robbed at her apartment in the Czech Republic. The robber damaged her left hand (Petra is a left-handed player) while she tried to defend herself. She underwent surgery to repair the damage.