Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles
Ex, you seem bit upset about Petra's (or her team's) decision to play in challengers like Prague or Bahamas, however, Prague 100K is a very decent ITF event with lots of good players, and TBH, a 100K level challenger is not so bad compared with international event
to me, i have no problem at all as long as she's happy playing there, and in fact, it's the mandatory thing that really bugs me, i do wish Petra could withdraw from IW, Miami or Beijing, Dubai, Doha if she is not feeling good, for her, playing more premiers does not mean she will get more than playing 100K or international level
she's not an all around player, and there will be ups and downs for sure, here and there, GS or not, let's not forget her early round defeat this year, and i see no sign she would overcome that next year, and she will inevitably lose in an indoor event as well
it may sound like i do not have any expectation for Petra next year, well, I do have one
If for some reason she loses an early round in some competition, just let it go and move on, if, she plays well and reaches SF or final, then win the most important match, it doesn't matter if she wins Prague or loses RG in the first round
at least to me, her ability to win the most important matches (she's 6-2 in finals and 8-1 in SFs in 2011) this year is real gift, and that's why she's year-end no 2 and no 1 in prize money (GS final is 600 points and 0.8M, equivalent of reaching the final in a Premier 5 in terms of ranking points, or winning a Premier Mandatory in terms of prize money)
Last edited by TimeyWimey; Nov 15th, 2011 at 07:31 PM.