Kvitova Falls Out Of French Open

Petra Kvitova’s journey in the ongoing French Open came to an end yesterday when she lost to the Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova in an epic encounter. She completely fell apart in that match after winning the opening set.

The Czech player was struggling with leg injury and thus, was not playing with her full capacity, but, despite that, she would be disappointed with the fact that she couldn’t get through. She was so close to make it to the round of 16.

Kvitova only has herself to blame for the defeat though. The no. of unnecessary mistakes committed by her during the match was very large and that’s the reason she ended up on the wrong side at the end of the day.

The third set of the match was the most exciting. The pendulum kept swinging from one side to the other throughout that set. Kvitova first got the opportunity to seal it in the 10th game. She was ahead by 5-4 and all she needed was a serve hold, but, she failed and the proceedings got tied to 5-5.

Then, in the 12th game, Kuznetsova got the opportunity to finish off the match. She was leading by 6-5 and she got a couple of break points. But, she wasted both of them and Kvitova held the serve to tie the scores again.

In the very next game, the Czech player got a breakthrough and she again found herself just a serve hold away from the win, but, for the second time consecutively, she lost the chance and the scores became 7-7.

Thereafter, Kuznetsova lifted her performance in the next couple of games and won both those games to pull off the contest. It was one hell of a match.

It was, in total, the 4th match between these two players. All the previous 3 matches had gone Kvitova’s way.