In the professional circuit, there are players with extraordinary potential who would simply take your breath away and then, there are players with average skills, but, there are not too many who are like Petra Kvitova.
It’s very frustrating to be a Kvitova fan to be honest.
When you achieve glory at the Grand Slam level for a couple of times, it means you are a World Class player and thus, consistency is expected from you.
But, Kvitova has been a different case altogether. There is a huge difference between her best game and the worst. She can be a world beater today, but, you shouldn’t be surprised if you see her putting up an absolutely lethargic performance the other day. That’s her. That’s the way her career has shaped up till date.
If it’s her day, any opponent would find her hard to stop, but, if she is off colour, her game sees a significant drop and she just throws the towel in. There is just so much of irregularity in her game.
Of course, in sports, there is no guarantee. Every player suffers shocking defeats. But, the kind of inconsistency Kvitova shows in her game despite being so talented, it’s mind boggling. Read more »