A long, complex season could take a turn for the better for tennis player Petra Kvitova. The two-time Grand Slam champion is hoping for that even before her opening match at the US Open. And it is reinforced by many new positive experiences. “After Wimbledon, I struggled again with my hands. Fortunately, things improved after that,” she explained in an interview with Radiožurnál.
“He definitely turned around, the grass helped me,” Kvitova recalls at Wimbledon. Even though she played with a sore wrist and under the pill, she was already feeling better about her performance than in the early months of the year.
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A little earlier, she won the championship in Eastbourne and did not consider the final on the grass of the Grand Slam after a close defeat by Spaniard Padusova as a failure.
In addition, the next day, she had an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate 100 years on the center court there, along with great champions such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak. Djokovic She entered her favorite tennis venue in a dress, winning in 2011 and 2014.
“Before we went to the stadium, we were in this big room where we were all players without coaches. It was unbelievable,” says Kvitova.
And it wasn’t the only great experience from this year’s Wimbledon, the next thing goes beyond the tennis courts, because her coach and friend Jerry Fanuc made a proposal to her.
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The new tennis player has since managed to recover and, thanks to a successful tournament in Cincinnati, is also smiling a lot on the court.
“After Wimbledon, I struggled again with my hands. And so I’ve been playing all season, but I don’t actually play. It’s amazing with the pain, it’s impossible to train completely. Fortunately, I got better after that, which gave me peace of mind.”
Petra Kvitova will enter her 15th US Open with a match against Andreeva of Russia. The New York Grand Slam is the only one of the four Grand Slams that it has run consistently since its inception in 2008.
“The worst thing is that it is far from the hotel, otherwise it is good,” Kvitova alludes to the fact that she has probably had the most stable results in the past 10 years in the unpopular tournament, with two quarter-finals and three other round-of-16 matches.