Posts tagged: Wimbledon


Petra Kvitova, the tennis star who was attacked last year is doing everything humanly possible to ensure that she gets back in the game and competes in the French Open coming up soon.

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion was forced to remain out of the game after an intruder broke into her name and slashed her left dominant hand back in December last year.

In the aftermath of the attack, she immediately went in for an emergency surgery which helped in repairing the damage done to her nerves and tendons. Ever since then, she has been working her way slowly back into fitness.

As a major part of her rehabilitation process, the player took out time to train in the Canary Islands in a bid to recover in time so as to get back into the game.

Feeling that she is seemingly fit to compete once again, Kvitova has entered her name for the French Open Draw which is to be held on Wednesday in Paris. She has however warned that the tournament may come too early for her and as such, there should be no raised hopes. Read more »


There seems to be no fuse as two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova switches coach with her Czech Republic team mate, Karolina Pliskova.

Kvitova now ranks 11th and will work with Jiri Vanek, Pliskova’s former coach as she prepares for the 2017 season. Kvitova splits with her coach David Kotyza last month, ending a seven-year partnership. Meanwhile the 6th ranked Pliskova has hired David Kotyza.

Both coaches made remarkable achievements with their former players as Vanek was phenomenal to Pliskova’s ascend to the 10th position, and reaching the US open final. Kotyza on the other hand, has seen Kvitova to winning 17 WTA titles including Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, during their seven year partnership.

However, Petra Kvitova will obviously be spending much of the off season tending a stress fracture in her right foot. The Czech Republic tennis player had to withdraw from the game on the final day of Fed cup finals because of a foot injury. The WTA season was not a total lost for her though as she finished by winning 16 of her 18 matches.

She spoke on the extent of her injury on a Facebook post, saying: “unfortunately I have a stress fracture in my right foot and need to wear a brace for two weeks. While my 2017 preparation is inevitably delayed, I hope to able to start my season on time at Hopman Cup.” Read more »

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Kvitova says Serena a Great Champion

Former Wimbledon women’s champion Petra Kvitova saw her reign as the champion of the All England Club ended by a resurgent Serena Williams, but the Czech Republic player believes that Williams deserved her title on the back of some tremendous form since she made her comeback to the court.

Williams, who went on to defeat newly crowned world number one Victoria Azarenka in the semi final of Wimbledon and Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the final to claim her 5th title at the All England Club deserved to be crowned the champion, according to the former world number two.

Kvitova stated that the performances Williams has put up since returning to the court after spending almost 10 months off the court due to injury and health issues deserved the title simply because of the sheer desire and hunger that she displayed to return to the pinnacle of tennis. And Petra Kvitova has no qualms about getting beaten by Williams, who, according to her, was the worthy winner of their match. Read more »

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.