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Crushed by Williams

2011 was an incredible year for Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. She conquered at Brisbane, Paris, Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz and the WTA Championships, was awarded Player of the Year, and received her highest World Ranking at Number 2. It comes as a surprise then, that 2012 has, as of yet, produced very little and as Kvitova was knocked out of Wimbledon yesterday, this year shows no signs of echoing the triumphs of 2011.

January saw her reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open, only to be deterred by Sharapova. Impaired by an Achilles injury and illness she was unable to battle at Doho and Dubai, and after a straight set defeat at Wimbledon yesterday, her quest to hold the trophy once more has come to an end.

Kvitova’s Wimbledon tournament started comfortably, beating Baltacha and Lepchenko in straight sets to take her into the fourth round. She was met by Schiavone, who for the first set at least was able to dominate, rinsing Kvitova of her confidence and game play; Schiavone took the first set 6-4. As the rain poured, game play was stopped, and on commencement of the match, a different Kvitova emerged, much to the dismay of Schiavone. The following two sets saw glimpses of the Czech’s technical brilliance, and the crowd watched in awe as determined, she regained fearlessness, taking the match 7-5, 6-1 and a place in the quarter-finals.

Despite a courageous come-back in the fourth round, Kvitova was unable to compete with the sheer force of Serena Williams, who in straight sets demolished the Czech. Williams’ serve was meticulous, her shots overpowering, and she played with an unrelenting desire to win which Kvitova could not contest. Although unable to defend her Wimbledon title, with the US Open fast approaching, perhaps Kvitova will be able to triumph once more.


Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was defeated comprehensively by former world number one Venus Williams in the Sony Ericsson Open. The tournament is the first time that Venus has taken to the court since being a part of the US Open in 2011 and her win over one of the top female tennis players at the moment could be a signal of intent on the part of the American. However, in spite of all that has been said about the performance of Williams in the match, it must be said that the Czech player Kvitova did very little to enhance her reputation as she almost threw away the match, which finished in three sets.

And it was quite visible that Venus was suffering from fatigue after returning from such a long hiatus and she was lacking match fitness but incidentally, so was the left handed Petra Kvitova who admitted herself that when the match went into the tie-breaking third set, it became extremely difficult for her and she found it very hard to continue.

Kvitova also surrendered game and break points in the first two games of the last set and it was no surprise that she was punished for it by the former world number one. Kvitova said of Venus that she was looking good from the shots that she was making but admitted that she might be lacking  little bit of match practice after being out for such a long time.

But the question is, how can the reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, no matter how tired or fatigued she might be, expect others to count her as a serious threat when she didn’t even manage to defeat a tired and unfit Venus Williams? Only time will give us the answers to this questions when she takes part in the upcoming events.