Nick Bollettieri : Your crazy lefty have to slow down
What did you say that Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost her first round in Us Open ?
She was in a great form in Wimbledon. Everybody expected the same here. But she is still young. How old is she exactly?
You see. Most top women players are older, from 23 to 30 including Williams sisters. Atp it is the same. Now it is much tougher for younger players to get to the top than 15 years ago.
So you think Petra can improve?
When your Miss is hot she is unbeatable. Her service is hard to return. Nobody knows its direction. For sure it can not last forever, but she mustn´t have extreme ups and downs.
What would you advice her now ?
She showed us she can win Grand slam. That she is able to do that. Now from my opinion she should slow down little bit. Her team should analyze what happened and get ready a plan.
She need to change her style?
It´s fact she made a lot of errors here. She will never only try to keep the ball in the court. On the other side she can not try to hit a homerun everytime. Because there are days when you not hitting lines. She should realize that. She need stability to be dangerous evreytime she is playing.
You think she can retain more big titles or was it a fluke ?
Until Serena will finished her career it will be very difficult for anybody else. But Serena will play for 2 years maybe and then. Kvitova is very talented and she is lefty. You know lefties are little crazy.
Yes. That´s why they are so good. The most talented player I´ve worked with was Marcelo Rios. She could be one of the best but his head was not able to work with his talent. Kvitova should understand, that she could not play bombs every time. She need a plan B.
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