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Wimbledon SF: Kvitova def. Kvitova

Q. Do you think you can win the tournament here? Do you think you can be Wimbledon champion?

PETRA KVITOVA: No, I don't think. I don't think so, no (laughter.)

Q. Why not?

PETRA KVITOVA: So maybe it's two matches. But, yeah, maybe I can lose in the Serena. I don't know what I can tell. I don't think so, yeah.

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Q. Do you think you can win the tournament here? Do you think you can be Wimbledon champion?

PETRA KVITOVA: No, I don't think. I don't think so, no (laughter.)

Q. Why not?

PETRA KVITOVA: So maybe it's two matches. But, yeah, maybe I can lose in the Serena. I don't know what I can tell. I don't think so, yeah.

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You know that Petra does not speak English well

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Re: Wimbledon SF: Kvitova def. Kvitova

i think "I don't think so" is pretty clear
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Shes playing it quiet... laying a trap so that Serena comes out thinking she has the match won, then WHAM, Kvitova hits about a million fucking winners!

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well we know she's confident....seriously though, I think there is a bit of a language problem here

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well we know she's confident....seriously though, I think there is a bit of a language problem here
Definitely. Seems as though what is represented as Serena means semifinal.

Well, she'll get better at English, but it must be hard trying to understand the questions and answering them in another language.
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Kvito Playing Mind Games vs Serena...

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I when I read this hours ago on the Wimbledon site.

Kvitova laying ground for this massive upset already. False sense of security befalls Sarina.

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if you watch the video interview i think she really meant what she said.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Kvitova def. Kvitova

Yeah, I don't think Petra expects she is going to beat Serena and I don't see anything wrong with that. Very few people do expect Petra to beat Serena.

It is very important that a tennis player feels confident enough to go for their shots. But beyond that, I would say confidence is overrated anyway. I would say, the right mindset to take to a match involves as little projection towards the outcome of the match as possible. As soon as you start thinking about either winning or losing a match, you lose focus on the present which is about simply winning the next point.

Petra was asked realistically if she though she was likely to beat Serena and said no. That's fine as long as once the match starts she gives it everything she has point after point. If she does that she gives herself the best chance she has of winning the match. Telling yourself or telling others that you think you are going to beat someone doesn't make it happen. A tennis match is played between the time the umpire first says "time" and the time the "umpire" says "game set match". You don't win or lose a match before it starts.

I think its really best to think about both winning and losing during a match as little as possible. Just play hard, focus on the point at hand, and let the chips fall where they may is the best attitude to take to the court and I see no reason why Petra shouldn't be able to do that.

I suspect both Petra and Tsvetana both expected to win one or two matches this Wimbledon at most. But that expectation hasn't stopped them from getting to the semifinals.

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