And what about Rosol (just out of curiosity)? Isn’t he a member of the Prostejov circle/club? Though I do agree that she should look somewhere else.
I just wanted to know did Vaidisova also belong to the Prostejov club?
Rosol is dating Czech actress/model/news moderater/gold-miner Ochotska
and I think that he maybe trains in Prostejov but he has never been a member of that club and has never played for them in Czech extraliga.
I thought that she should look for her partners elsewhere outside of the tennis/Prostejov/Cernosek's club circus.
It may surprise you (I haven't known that as well) but Nicole trained in Bolettieri's academy in Florida.
He could be a charmer but his companionship comes with a heavy price. And wasn’t it inept to get involved with the husband of your former teammate? Will it not make things awkward between her and Nicole (How Nicole must have felt when this thing first became known)? Maybe I am old school but it is not a very morally correct thing to do (that’s just my opinion, nobody else has to feel that way). But I feel it doesn’t show her in a good light.But apart from that it’s a very unwise thing that could eventually hurt her in her professional life. I mean, when this thing broke out in June, all the media talked about her as being the one responsible for the divorce of Nicole and Stepanek. Was it prudent on her part to get the label of a home wrecker, that too for a guy like Stepanek, the career wrecker, who is not suitable for her in any aspects (age wise, looks wise, achievements, nature, anything)? I am sure somewhere it must have affected her game at Wimbledon. And so far they have avoided getting seen together in the Czech to avoid the media (this could be is plan as he is aware of his reputation back home). But now it’s out in the open, so it will be talked about. And whenever she’s going to perform badly, people will point fingers at this association because of his negative reputation. Won’t it adversely affect her morale even further?
I do feel this is a very unwise and wretched thing done by Petra. But shouldn’t this guy, for once, introspect that ‘I have destroyed enough careers for my lust and randiness. But I should spare this girl. She is a lovely girl with a great talent. I shouldn’t mess with her life and her career.' I wonder how many more Czech girls would have to go through the same circumstances.
That's why I didn't want to believe it for so long, because of her nature and that I've never seen anyone saying anything bad about her.
It's hard to understand it because I guess we will never know enough to make a clear mind of what has happened between Radek,
Petra and Nicole and we will surely never see into Petra's head.
Is this the lowest point of Petra's career so far?
In some ways I want Petra to lose against the lesser Radanska, she needs a real shock, a wake up call. Serena had it, when she lost in the first round of the French open, said she didn't leave the house for two days but look how she came back.
I want this to happen to Petra, she needs a really bad loss, one where she can't use one of her lame excuses. One where she can't do a little shopping and all her problems disappear.
Lisicki posted a message after her loss saying how she needs more matches, needs to cut out silly errors etc. What do we get from Petra after a loss, a picture of her shopping for clothes and no mention of anything she thinks she needs a to work on.
I've not followed her for long really, has she 'ever' admitted she needs to work on any part of her game? Or is she always living in cloud cuckoo land?
She actually has never problem with naming her weaknesses and mistakes after the match, that is one of the advantages that Kotyza has listed why he started to coach her.
I think she doesn't do this anymore is that there were too many losses and upsets that she doesn't perceive it only as individual losses and mistakes but as bad period of her career that she is in and when she loses again it just means that it continues.
It just doesn't have any sense to name all the mistakes, weaknesses and so on over and over again for her. She knows something is bad, she kinda knows what she has to do to change it (or at least it looks that she thinks so
First, what's this "secured 8 seed by skin of teeth" news? Is this her projected USO seeding? Where's the discussion and analysis?
Second, I'm tired of the doom and gloom. I don't care about her results in Cincy and Canada. I do like the fact that she is looking fitter. Ultimately, that's what will help. Petra is a top ten fixture, and even if she falls out of the top ten briefly this year, she will easily regain her spot at the beginning of next year.
Third, it occurs to me as I watch her old 2011 matches that her limbs are considerably more solid now than they were back then. She has possible grown a bit, and has put on muscle in her legs and arms. Yes, she's not yet quite as lean as in 2011 either, but her body doesn't put fat on her legs anyway. If you compare 2013 Petra's build to 2011, you'll see what I mean. I think some really great things could happen as she gets fitter. Those 2011 results happened mostly because of her fitness improvement. Mentality and execution followed. That is just the way it goes. (It's also why Vika is IMO doomed unless she turns her own fitness around.)
I have got used to the roller coaster by now, and I think Petra can have another 2011 year next year if her fitness continues on this new trajectory. She is too talented a player not to win more slams, and her shrinking belly perhaps shows that she is serious, even if results are not yet following. The loss to Cirstea was nothing to be ashamed of, IMO. As for the loss to Caro, who knows. The report from most who watched the match was that Petra didn't play badly. I was disappointed, but I'm happy to keep hoping and remain a dedicated Petra fan.
Good post, mate.
PS: An out of shape, and flawed Vika, bull shittted her way to a final vs a flawed and slightly injured Serena.
This is why I never buy that, "Petra's conditioning" excuse, so many people like to bandy about. That's just what people like to say, cause they see her stomach all the time (though she's really as slim girl to begin with, and has little stomach in person).
Champions, have a strong enough mentality. So they can bull shit and will themselves to wins, in matches that they should/could have lost multiples of times.
Both Serena and (the much more attainable--for Petra) Azarenka, played crappy matches yesterday (and through out the tournament, especially for Azarenka) they both could have lost. However, they both won. Why? Cause they know how to win ugly. Sharapova does to for that matter.
That should be a lesson to all of us. That Petra's not going to just turn into the 2011 version overnight if she's fitter (though you would like to believe, the hard work would mean she's more committed). Petra should be a fighter all the time, and not just cause she can't bully you off the court, and/or win when she wants to; cause the opposition puts up a tough fight.
She used to do this as well in 2011 and parts of 2012.
It is just so much easier if you are naturally born champion (as Serena) or you had great season or couple of seasons (as Vika and Maria).
Of course, girls from top 4 are so much consistent, Petra will probably never be as good as them in terms of consistency, but she has to gain than strong self-belief that she had in 2011 and 2012 to do this again. Plus, it is much more complicated than just the autopilot, it's also much about their game. Vika and Masha can play as defensive baseliners when their strokes are landing behind the baseline, Petra can do this only when she is on top of her movement capabilities or plays against scrubs. Serena has strong serve (among other things) that keeps her in the match and bullshit her to the next rounds even when her game is not on top.
Petra used to have only strong serve to do this, she lost it and is unable to bullshit her way through now.