Tennis - Petra Kvitova and Tomas Berdych are both the top ranked Czech players in the world. While Kvitova has won a grand slam singles title, Berdych is yet to get the grand slam monkey off his back - having reached the finals at Wimbledon once a few years ago.
Kvitova had a disappointing year in 2012 - failing to reach another grand slam final while Berdych, although being conistent, was unable to go deep in a slam either.
The two train at the same academy back home but Kvitova recently told the BNP Paribas Open website that they do not talk much about tennis when they see each other. The two did play Hopman Cup togther last year and won the event.
"We are too different and we donít see each other a lot in Prostejov. He has a different schedule. Sometimes we practise next to each other on the courts
. We have never spoken to each other about the pressure and expectation we face at home. We played Hopman Cup together and that was a very nice week there, in Perth. It was great to share winning with him, but we didnít speak much about tennis."
Kvitova and Berdych are both still in the BNP Paribas Open. Kvitova is through to the quarter finals of the womens event while Berdych is through to the fourth round of the men"s singles event
Quite useless article, but Petra's comments are interesting. No word about hitting against each other, they only practise next to each other