For those who have been following the tennis career of Petra Kvitova, they had probably realized that she had potential to win the major tournaments and she has proven that right.
By now she is a proud champion of Wimbledon title, which she achieved twice. This year she has been able to add another achievement feather to her cap. She has obtained a draw at the Aegon Classic Birmingham which has been another achievement for her.
The titles she won were in the singles category, one in 2011 and the other in 2014. Having won two titles at Wimbledon she has displayed her tenacity to hold on and persevere, not allow her playing levels to drop. Having obtained the Wimbledon singles titles she has gained a position among the women players of grass court category, especially of her generation. When the Birmingham tournament came but this year she stated that she was excited to get an opportunity to play again in a venue where she has last played in 2008. The tournament has grown since then. She feels that it also gives her an opportunity to hone her skills in playing on grass courts. Read more »
Petra Kvitova registered a winning percentage of 69 in the recently finished season which was the lowest for her in the last 5 years, but, you can’t quite say that she had a disastrous season or even a poor season for that matter.
But, at the same time, you can’t even say that she did well.
She is such a unique sort of a player, Kvitova. She always does enough for you to stop yourself from saying that she’s in poor form, but, you always feel that she is not doing justice to her potential.
She is such a highly skilled player that there’s no way she should have been outside top 5 at this stage of her career.
She produces pieces of brilliance at times, but, only at times.
She even did so this year. There were tournaments in which she put on outstanding displays and then, there were ones in which she was less than ordinary leading to an up and down season again, something which is not new to her.
It must have been immensely frustrating for her supporters, but, they should now almost be getting used to her inconsistency because it’s always been like this with her.
It’s such a shame for a player of Kvitova’s calibre. She has the potential to absolutely smash her opponent with the kind of power and ability she has, but, somehow, from time to time, she finds a way to fail. Read more »
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 »
After not featuring in Indian Wells at the start of this month, Petra Kvitova has now decided to stay away from Miami as well.
While taking her name out of the Indian Wells, Kvitova had stated that she just wanted a short break to be able to recharge her batteries as she had been feeling quite a bit weary past couple of weeks.
It seems her batteries have not got fully charged yet and that’s why, she has decided to extend her self-imposed break.
The ongoing season is just about 15 weeks long. At this stage, you don’t really expect the players to be withdrawing because of weariness.
So, some eyebrows would have been raised on Kvitova missing two back to back events.
In Kvitova’s case, it’s a little more surprising because she has only played a handful of matches this season. She has not gone that far in any of the tournaments which she has participated in and thus, she has had breaks between her outings already. So, for her to complaint about exhaustion, it’s slightly indigestible.
Maybe she wasn’t full fit coming into the season. She would probably have been carrying niggle somewhere. Read more »