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Great photo, but Wilson should definitely update the information that goes with the article.

Is it just me, or is she holding the racquet a bit like a baseball bat?



No kidding. And the coloring of the photo reminds me of a 1950s baseball card too.

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Her right hand is about to come off the racquet and she's about start her backswing for a forehand.

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Her right hand is about to come off the racquet and she's about start her backswing for a forehand.
No doubt you are right, but her pose is still pretty funny. Petra rocks!
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First of all, she's looking great in all these pics. Thanks for posting them. I love the way she looks in the black dress with her hair and makeup.
Secondly, I think that's after she's finished a bh. After she's finished over her shoulder and the racquet has rebounded back down again.
Petra tends to release her upper hand from the grip earlier than that on the fh.
She quite likes to slide the upper hand towards the throat as she releases it.
Many two handed players find this a more comfortable position when taking the racquet back for a fh.

I'm actually not sure if that pic is just posed though or from actual play.
If it's posed then she might not be hitting a ball at all.

Anyway, her normal fh backswing with the upper hand movement is visible in many videos, for instance here:

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I didn't look at the video. But I agree with Howard H.

It looks like Petra is in between shots (particularly her backhand; but could be either) during a practice session.

Petra usually holds the racket like that photo in between shots (as she bounces on her toes), awaiting the next ball during practice sessions.
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Is it just me, or is she holding the racquet a bit like a baseball bat?
Looks like a regular "shot line up" to me.

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Petra is currently at the BBC Sport's Personality of the Year awards in Manchester. Adam is also there and Petra presented an award. I'm not sure if there will be any photos, but here are a few screencaps (Only managed to get a few, but better than nothing, I guess).



This one is bad quality but I'll post it here anyway.





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Found a couple, if there's any more I'll add them:




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Interesting photos, Yazoo. She doesn't look as good and relaxed like during the awards in her home country,
but it's probably a big honor for her to have been invited I guess. I also like the fact that she's not afraid
of showing up with her teenage boyfriend.

From Daily Telegraph's live coverage:

"20.59 Ha, there's Petra Kvitova with her 15-year-old boyfriend! I'm not kidding, he is quite literally jailbait. It might be legal in Czech-land, young lady, but try anything funny tonight at the Manchester Malmaison and you may well be getting your collar felt. Actually, Alex Willis tells me he's 16 now. As you were, officers"

And I thought Brits were gentlemen. No wonder that they have so many scandals and problems with tabloids.
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Interesting photos, Yazoo. She doesn't look as good and relaxed like during the awards in her home country,
but it's probably a big honor for her to have been invited I guess. I also like the fact that she's not afraid
of showing up with her teenage boyfriend.

From Daily Telegraph's live coverage:

"20.59 Ha, there's Petra Kvitova with her 15-year-old boyfriend! I'm not kidding, he is quite literally jailbait. It might be legal in Czech-land, young lady, but try anything funny tonight at the Manchester Malmaison and you may well be getting your collar felt. Actually, Alex Willis tells me he's 16 now. As you were, officers"

And I thought Brits were gentlemen. No wonder that they have so many scandals and problems with tabloids.
Yes I would agree, she looked more relaxed at the Czech awards (but it's understandable I guess). She doesn't look bad there (dress wise etc), but I think you would agree with me on this, it's hard to top her look at the Czech awards (one of her best looks all year).

And don't worry about those comments, some 'journalists' have no idea what their talking about - for example the '15-year-old' part. I get that it may be a joke, but still just goes to show they didn't do much research. So all I would say is, whenever you read something like that again just take it with a pinch of salt. You wouldn't believe some of the things these journalists say , even towards their own countrymen.
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No doubt you are right, but her pose is still pretty funny. Petra rocks!
It's still a great picture though. They should fire 'Libido' and hire the guy who took this one.
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Behind the Scenes:http://www.elle.cz/elle-tv/redakcni-...otila-pro-elle

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Interesting photos, Yazoo. She doesn't look as good and relaxed like during the awards in her home country,
but it's probably a big honor for her to have been invited I guess. I also like the fact that she's not afraid
of showing up with her teenage boyfriend.

From Daily Telegraph's live coverage:

"20.59 Ha, there's Petra Kvitova with her 15-year-old boyfriend! I'm not kidding, he is quite literally jailbait. It might be legal in Czech-land, young lady, but try anything funny tonight at the Manchester Malmaison and you may well be getting your collar felt. Actually, Alex Willis tells me he's 16 now. As you were, officers"

And I thought Brits were gentlemen. No wonder that they have so many scandals and problems with tabloids.

You're right Petronius. She does look a little subdued or distracted, maybe even a little tired. Being among all those monolingual English speakers and only using English could have been very tiring for her. She definitely doesn't look thrilled to be there in the least.

Adam is 17 by the way. Tells you about the mentality of those cheeky little wankers over there. Anything for a laugh. Just don't laugh at them.

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