Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles
That match with Kuznetsova was incredible. Petra was under incredible pressure, and you could see it in her body language and facial expressions, yet she kept coming up with great shots. There were some must-hold games in the third set where she hit nothing but service winners and never had to play a second shot.
It's this kind of performance that convinces me that she will continue to come up big in the big tournaments and the marquee matches when there's a lot of pressure. If she can beat an on-fire Sveta while feeling physically uncomfortable (look how she hunches over frequently in that match) and in front of thousands of Russian fans, and despite being down 0-3 in the third, then she can beat Serena, Kim, anyone the tour has to offer.
"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005
P. Kvitova def. S. Williams 6-2, 6-3