Sure, I can't complain. At least we have a PM event, so they are all forced to come
I plan to go to Madrid to watch Petra play next year.
I heard about the casino massacre... I hope Petra goes there some day though. People seem to be more interested on womens tennis than here. But I'd rather she went to Acapulco, as Monterrey is Pavs' sanctuary
You know what? I'm getting very impatient with that, and I don't have any Petra highlights left to watch on YT...
You getting very tired of being attacked, not having tennis to watch, or both?
So try some of the full matches
(unless you watched those to) on PetraKvitova'sFanClub on Youtube?
A lot of times, when you watch the full matches, you get a different perspective (if you have the time, patience and can stay awake), than by just watching the highlights.
I actually was pleasantly surprised for example, how well Petra played (even in the second set that she lost 6-2), against Serena at Wimbledon
Though I had seen the match initially, Serena lovers tried to convince me it was worse than I remembered (though I suspected that wasn't true). But after looking at the full match, I realized that Petra played just as good if not better than I thought, but still had areas of improvement, that she's already addressed, corrected and/or is working on now. Plus, as good as they are, you miss things from the highlights (like timely errors, and good shot making, where the receiver gets a racket on the ball, but it doesn't make it over the net; so it probably won't make the highlight reel).
Petra did a lot of good things (serve, return, volley, ground strokes). And Serena won that match, strictly from her first serves, and Petra errors (Serena 67% 1st, Petra 51%; Petra missed a easy sitter, up 5-3, 40-30, to close out the first set, and other silly errors). Petra clearly won the battle off the ground, returned and served well. She wasn't smoked. That's an honest assessment.
Her full match against Mayr at Linz
, was a very interesting match on PetraKvitovaChannel, as well. You actually got to see Petra's transition from being in not so great form; to being INFORM; as it was a third round match and Petra was just rounding into form. It was certainly a near miraculous transition from the first to second set, along with Simon Reed's crazy Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde commentary. Thank god, the always excellent and Petra knowledgeable-loving Sam Smith was in the booth, to offer balance, Petra's history and perspective.
I also watched the full match with Zvonareva in Tokyo
there, as well. And the most interesting/positive thing I noticed (Kinda like watching Petra with Serena match at 2010 Wimby) was Petra served exactly the same way when she was 5-1 up, as she did when she lost the lead (in the first) and in the second set. Petra just didn't put away Vera's returns and flubbed her ground strokes. Vera did nothing on Petra's lefty slice serve out wide. She just tried to get it back in the court (as she did in the first set, when she was down 5-1), but Petra blew most of them, as Vera tried to run to the spots/play harder.
Speaking about Tokyo
, you can also watch the Petra vs Masha match
(up until it was stopped 4-3 Petra).
And of course you can watch the full Wimby matches
on their sister site, PetraTheWimbyQueen site
And no; I'm not affiliated with them. Lol. There just one of the few sites that show the full matches. All in all; you learn a lot watching the full matches, and have a better appreciation for Petra's timeline, growth, deficiencies, temperament, competitive nature, and match dynamics.
The time also goes by a lot faster than a highlight, if you're trying to kill some!