Petra Kvitova will start her 2013 season by participating in the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January. Kvitova had participated in this tournament twice in the past as well.
In 2009, she was knocked out of the tournament from the very first round after being defeated by Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. While in 2011, she won this tournament by defeating Nadia Petrova of Russia in the final.
Kvitova didn’t participate in Brisbane International this year and decided to begin her 2012 season by participating in the Hopman Cup. She performed quite well in the Hopman Cup and won four matches to help her team win the title.
She continued her form in the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament and the Australian Open as well and reached the semi finals of both these events. It was a great start for the Czech superstar and it seemed that she was on her way to become the no. 1 player in the world. But, unfortunately, she got injured and had to remain out of action for six weeks. After getting fit, she made a comeback by participating in the BNP Paribas Open, but, she didn’t manage to perform well in that tournament and was knocked out from the third round after being defeated by Christina Mchale of USA.
In the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships, Kvitova’s performance was quite decent. She reached the semi final in the French Open, while in the Wimbledon Championships; she managed to make her way into the quarterfinals.
After that, she won the Rogers Cup which was played at Montreal and then, grabbed her second title of the year by winning the New Haven Open. In the US Open, Kvitova performed decently and reached the fourth round where she was defeated by Marion Bartoli.
Overall, 2012 was not one of the best seasons for Kvitova and she would definitely like to improve her performance in the next season.