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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 04:30 PM   #2041
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i know this is old news now, but since i just saw it again online...i don't understand WHY petra is playing fed cup AGAIN...wtf...seriously, hasn't she given enough of herself to her country already?!?!

this just further makes me question petra's ambitions...it just seems like she doesn't really care about her career and puts it after everything else...i mean just look at all the top players...azarenka, serena, sharapova...they ONLY play fed cup when it's an olympic year and never would even consider playing it consecutively during non olympic years...cuz they know that their careers and their quest to win GS comes first...i just don't understand Petra's priorities

yes, you can argue that Fed Cup is just one weekend and shouldn't take too much out of Kvitova...but immediately after, she has to play in Doha...i just think logistically, none of it makes any sense...she's already led her country to TWO fed cup titles...what more do they want?!

it's really, really hard for me to see Petra win more slams if she continues to be like this...putting her country before her own career and letting her team make all her decisions...but maybe, she's perfectly content w/ all of this...and having the one wimby title is enough for her...
Don't worry.

I wrote a post regarding the same thing (Petra and Fed Cup), that sounded practically the same with the latest announcement.

I know what you mean/how you feel?
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Don't worry.

I wrote a post regarding the same thing (Petra and Fed Cup), that sounded practically the same with the latest announcement.

I know what you mean/how you feel?
before your response i thought it was you, who wrote that piece
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Is anyone starting to think it wasn't just a coincidence that Coetze wasn't there when she started getting it together again at the Canadian Open.
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Is anyone starting to think it wasn't just a coincidence that Coetze wasn't there when she started getting it together again at the Canadian Open.
He wasn't in Paris and look what happened there.

I don't know if having the crowd against her affected her She's quite a sensitive person isn't she?
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http://www.tenisportal.cz/zpravy/kvi...zitivne-11681/
Kvitová: Teď chci myslet pozitivně
I když v prvních týdnech nové sezony nestraší soupeřky svou formou, Petra Kvitová by o víkendu v utkání proti Austrálii znovu měla být tahounkou českého fedcupového výběru. Jak dvaadvacetiletá hráčka z nedalekého Fulneku řekla, sama ví, že nemá ideální formu, ale nekonečné spekulace na téma její výkonnosti už ji začínají unavovat.

"Už jsem si zvykla, že když se vyhrává, tak je to všechno super, a když se prohrává, tak je to katastrofa. Snažím se to moc neřešit. Jsem na kurtu od toho, abych trénovala a zlepšovala se ve hře, ale možná až moc se to řeší. Už je skoro víkend, možná bychom nemuseli poslouchat ty pesimistické řeči a mohli bychom myslet trošku pozitivně," řekla Kvitová.

Předloňská vítězka Wimbledonu a Turnaje mistryň se po výměně kondičního trenéra na kurtu v úvodu sezony ještě hledá a na prvním grandslamu sezony v Melbourne vypadla už v druhém kole po prohře s mladou Britkou Laurou Robsonovou. Usiluje o zlepšení, které stále nepřichází.

"Výsledky nejsou, jak bych si představovala, ale na druhou stranu pořád věřím, že to bude dobré. Vím, že tenis hrát umím. Mám ráda Fed Cup, ten týden je vždy úžasný, když přijdou fanoušci a podpoří nás. Třeba se chytnu právě tady," řekla Kvitová.

Změny v kondiční přípravě podle ní potřebují čas. "Změna kondičního trenéra byla důležitá. Trénink, který jsem absolvovala, nemám zažitý. Chce to prostě nějaký čas, nějaký měsíc, aby si to sedlo. Kazím teď docela hodně míčů, je jich bohužel víc než těch vítězných, ale nebrečím kvůli tomu, že jsem prohrála. Věřím, že výsledky zase budou," uvedla světová osmička.

Odmítá, že by se na její hře podepisovaly zdravotní problémy. Například astma, které ji trápilo v lednu v Austrálii. "Žádné zdravotní problémy teď nemám. Astma se týkalo v Austrálii hlavně Brisbane, minulý týden v Paříži s tím žádný problém nebyl," vrátila se Kvitová k turnaji ve francouzské metropoli, kde ve čtvrtfinále skončila po prohře s domácí Kristinou Mladenovicovou. "Byly to pro mě dva zápasy k dobru, jsem ráda, že jsem v Paříži mohla hrát," dodala.

Teď už má Kvitová plnou hlavu australských tenistek. K účasti ve Fed Cupu se prý stavějí obdobně jako Češky - pozitivně. "Ony mají Fed Cup rády, myslím, že se ukážou v dobrém světle. Samantha Stosurová je hráčka první desítky s vyhraným grandslamem a to mluví za vše. Hraje atypický ženský tenis, než na jaký jsme zvyklí. A Jarka Gajdošová je zase schopna vystřílet kohokoliv a taky schopna s kýmkoliv prohrát," dodala Kvitová.
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Kvitová: Teď chci myslet pozitivně
I když v prvních týdnech nové sezony nestraší soupeřky svou formou, Petra Kvitová by o víkendu v utkání proti Austrálii znovu měla být tahounkou českého fedcupového výběru. Jak dvaadvacetiletá hráčka z nedalekého Fulneku řekla, sama ví, že nemá ideální formu, ale nekonečné spekulace na téma její výkonnosti už ji začínají unavovat.

"Už jsem si zvykla, že když se vyhrává, tak je to všechno super, a když se prohrává, tak je to katastrofa. Snažím se to moc neřešit. Jsem na kurtu od toho, abych trénovala a zlepšovala se ve hře, ale možná až moc se to řeší. Už je skoro víkend, možná bychom nemuseli poslouchat ty pesimistické řeči a mohli bychom myslet trošku pozitivně," řekla Kvitová.

Předloňská vítězka Wimbledonu a Turnaje mistryň se po výměně kondičního trenéra na kurtu v úvodu sezony ještě hledá a na prvním grandslamu sezony v Melbourne vypadla už v druhém kole po prohře s mladou Britkou Laurou Robsonovou. Usiluje o zlepšení, které stále nepřichází.

"Výsledky nejsou, jak bych si představovala, ale na druhou stranu pořád věřím, že to bude dobré. Vím, že tenis hrát umím. Mám ráda Fed Cup, ten týden je vždy úžasný, když přijdou fanoušci a podpoří nás. Třeba se chytnu právě tady," řekla Kvitová.

Změny v kondiční přípravě podle ní potřebují čas. "Změna kondičního trenéra byla důležitá. Trénink, který jsem absolvovala, nemám zažitý. Chce to prostě nějaký čas, nějaký měsíc, aby si to sedlo. Kazím teď docela hodně míčů, je jich bohužel víc než těch vítězných, ale nebrečím kvůli tomu, že jsem prohrála. Věřím, že výsledky zase budou," uvedla světová osmička.

Odmítá, že by se na její hře podepisovaly zdravotní problémy. Například astma, které ji trápilo v lednu v Austrálii. "Žádné zdravotní problémy teď nemám. Astma se týkalo v Austrálii hlavně Brisbane, minulý týden v Paříži s tím žádný problém nebyl," vrátila se Kvitová k turnaji ve francouzské metropoli, kde ve čtvrtfinále skončila po prohře s domácí Kristinou Mladenovicovou. "Byly to pro mě dva zápasy k dobru, jsem ráda, že jsem v Paříži mohla hrát," dodala.

Teď už má Kvitová plnou hlavu australských tenistek. K účasti ve Fed Cupu se prý stavějí obdobně jako Češky - pozitivně. "Ony mají Fed Cup rády, myslím, že se ukážou v dobrém světle. Samantha Stosurová je hráčka první desítky s vyhraným grandslamem a to mluví za vše. Hraje atypický ženský tenis, než na jaký jsme zvyklí. A Jarka Gajdošová je zase schopna vystřílet kohokoliv a taky schopna s kýmkoliv prohrát," dodala Kvitová.
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I když v prvních týdnech nové sezony nestraší soupeřky svou formou, Petra Kvitová by o víkendu v utkání proti Austrálii znovu měla být tahounkou českého fedcupového výběru. Jak dvaadvacetiletá hráčka z nedalekého Fulneku řekla, sama ví, že nemá ideální formu, ale nekonečné spekulace na téma její výkonnosti už ji začínají unavovat.

"Už jsem si zvykla, že když se vyhrává, tak je to všechno super, a když se prohrává, tak je to katastrofa. Snažím se to moc neřešit. Jsem na kurtu od toho, abych trénovala a zlepšovala se ve hře, ale možná až moc se to řeší. Už je skoro víkend, možná bychom nemuseli poslouchat ty pesimistické řeči a mohli bychom myslet trošku pozitivně," řekla Kvitová.

Předloňská vítězka Wimbledonu a Turnaje mistryň se po výměně kondičního trenéra na kurtu v úvodu sezony ještě hledá a na prvním grandslamu sezony v Melbourne vypadla už v druhém kole po prohře s mladou Britkou Laurou Robsonovou. Usiluje o zlepšení, které stále nepřichází.

"Výsledky nejsou, jak bych si představovala, ale na druhou stranu pořád věřím, že to bude dobré. Vím, že tenis hrát umím. Mám ráda Fed Cup, ten týden je vždy úžasný, když přijdou fanoušci a podpoří nás. Třeba se chytnu právě tady," řekla Kvitová.

Změny v kondiční přípravě podle ní potřebují čas. "Změna kondičního trenéra byla důležitá. Trénink, který jsem absolvovala, nemám zažitý. Chce to prostě nějaký čas, nějaký měsíc, aby si to sedlo. Kazím teď docela hodně míčů, je jich bohužel víc než těch vítězných, ale nebrečím kvůli tomu, že jsem prohrála. Věřím, že výsledky zase budou," uvedla světová osmička.

Odmítá, že by se na její hře podepisovaly zdravotní problémy. Například astma, které ji trápilo v lednu v Austrálii. "Žádné zdravotní problémy teď nemám. Astma se týkalo v Austrálii hlavně Brisbane, minulý týden v Paříži s tím žádný problém nebyl," vrátila se Kvitová k turnaji ve francouzské metropoli, kde ve čtvrtfinále skončila po prohře s domácí Kristinou Mladenovicovou. "Byly to pro mě dva zápasy k dobru, jsem ráda, že jsem v Paříži mohla hrát," dodala.

Teď už má Kvitová plnou hlavu australských tenistek. K účasti ve Fed Cupu se prý stavějí obdobně jako Češky - pozitivně. "Ony mají Fed Cup rády, myslím, že se ukážou v dobrém světle. Samantha Stosurová je hráčka první desítky s vyhraným grandslamem a to mluví za vše. Hraje atypický ženský tenis, než na jaký jsme zvyklí. A Jarka Gajdošová je zase schopna vystřílet kohokoliv a taky schopna s kýmkoliv prohrát," dodala Kvitová.
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In one sentence: Petra is fed up with all that doom and gloom talk about her current form and results and wants to think positively.

Let's hope this attitude will pay off on the court.
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Let's hope this attitude will pay off on the court.
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Well let's hope that the doom and gloom talk that she's been hearing motivates her ...... because something had to
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Well thats good to know! Lets see what she is gonna do to shut up the critics ( me included)
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Interview after the Ivanovic match

Q. That was a high-level match today.
You start off pretty well and fall off. I saw the
entire match. What happened then?
Because you had more troubles for the serve,
I think.

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, yeah, I mean, I
start pretty well and how you said it was very
good match from both of us. I mean, I started
like without a mistake and everything. So I
thought that it can't be like this all match.
Then Ana tried to play quite
aggressively, and then I had some trouble. So
she came back. She served quite well. And,
yeah, how you said already, my serve wasn't that
good as before, and that was a little bit trouble on
my game.

Q. Must be very good for confidence
to get through these kind of tight sets like
this.

PETRA KVITOVA: Yeah, I think so. I
mean, then I had two breaks in the second, and I
didn't hold my serve. So it was quite tough for
my nerves, too.
Yeah, I played quite well in the tiebreak.
The first set when I was up was quite tight in the
end, so I'm glad that I did it in the end.

Q. She's obviously trying to get back
to her best level. She says that she's getting
closer and closer to that. How would you
evaluate her level right now? Do you think
she could be candidate for the top 8 end of
the season the way she played tonight?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, that's a tough
question, because I think in the top it's a lot of
players who can finish being in the top 8 and top
10.
But I think definitely she's coming back.
She's very dangerous player for us.

Q. Serena in Doha said that some of
your shots on your forehand side were just
unreturnable, and she said no one on the
WTA Tour could return it. Ana has just said
the same. I mean, how much confidence
does that give you that a ball comes on one
wing on a fast court and you have the shot
which seemingly no one else has?

PETRA KVITOVA: That's nice to hear it,
anyway. But, yeah, I mean, Doha match I played
against Serena was very good, and that's -- I'm
glad that she said it, for sure.
Yeah, I think from the forehand that it's
my game that I can thinking about and going for
every point for 100% and to have winners from
the side.
I'm really glad that it's working
sometimes. Of course I wish to improve also,
because I have a space what I can improve then.

Q. Speaking of Serena, I assume
you've caught up with the news that she's
withdrawn?

PETRA KVITOVA: Who withdraw?

Q. Serena. Serena is out with a back
injury. With that in mind and given the
impeccable form you're showing here in
Dubai, does that give you I guess a bit of
extra confidence to think you can go all the
way without the top two seeds here?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I don't think so.
I mean, of course it's bad luck for the tournament
that the first two players withdrew, and that's
something for nobody likes.
And for me, like personally, I really don't
care. I mean, I see the next match and that's
important for me right now. It's always like
about the next match.

Q. Speaking of the next match, it's
the defending champ, Agnieszka. How does
that shape up?

PETRA KVITOVA: Yeah, I think it will be
very tough match, for sure. She likes to play
here. She won last year.
I played her last time Istanbul, and I lost
to her. I'm looking for revenge, for sure.
You know, she's really smart player.
She's thinking a lot on the court, so she knows
exactly what she has to play and where I will
play. I have to play my game and not have a
lot of mistakes, but is very like tough if she's
putting every ball back to me. So I have to play
my aggressive game and going for the volleys, I
think.

Q. Just in terms of where your game
is at at the moment, particularly the last two
matches, you're in impeccable form. Can you
put that into some form of context or
perspective? Do you feel you have improved
since Doha? How does it compare to maybe
your best year when you won Wimbledon or
last year? Do you feel you're at the top of
your game, or is there still improvement to
come?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I think that
when I won the Wimbledon, it was my highest
level. It's pretty tough to reach it again.
I'm not thinking like this. I feel very
confident on the court. I feel the balls. My
movement is quite good. Mental side, it's okay,
too. So I don't thinking like where is my level
right now. I know that I have a space what I can
improve, but it's good news for me and for my
coaches. That's always important to know, and of
course that I can really improve everything. I
hope that it's not my highest level right now.

Q. You mentioned the other day in
your press conference that you're feeling
fitter probably than you ever have with your
new fitness coach. Do you still see that as
being an advantage, like you're running
around the court a lot smoother and quicker
and recovering quicker maybe? Would you
say that's a marked difference to previously?

PETRA KVITOVA: You know, I never be
really sprinter on the court. So that's one of the
things what I will never be best in this, for sure.
But I can improve still, and I know that
my movement, it's a little bit better to the sides
but I have to still going for the shorter shots to
the court. I mean, I think that it's everything
together when I am a little bit stronger muscles in
my legs, and then I can be quicker somewhere.
It's everything like together. So I feel quite good.

Q. A question about Barbora
Strycova, did you talk to her or do you know
how she feels?

PETRA KVITOVA: No, I didn't talk to
her.

Q. You're not friends of any kind?

PETRA KVITOVA: We are, we are, but Ididn't talk about that.
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Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Does anyone know where to find the Serena interview? Where she said Kvitova had an unreturnable forehand.
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This one?

Q. Tonight, it wasn't your ‑‑ I mean, maybe you could talk about it. It didn't seem like it was your best tennis out there, but it seemed like when you needed it you were able to ‑‑down 4‑1 in the decider, I mean, you pulled it out. Talk about your game and also what were the keys to winning tonight.
SERENA WILLIAMS: I really don't know. I just think I was stuck in there, and I just never gave up. I always felt like if I can just keep fighting and I can just try to do it‑‑ I definitely did not play great. With that being said, I think Petra played unbelievable, and I think she was just hitting shots I had no chance to get. I don't think anyone on this tour could have gotten.
I'm not slow at all, by any means, and I just couldn't even reach a lot of the shots she hit tonight. That's also encouraging, because I'm going to definitely go home and work harder.
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After the Radwanska match.

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THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. That was a very good match from you. Did you expect this kind of performance, very quick match?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, not really. I didn't expect that ‑‑ like of course that I wanted to win and play this game what I played. It's, I mean, aggressive game and going for the balls harder.
I think that was the key, to play an aggressive game today.

Q. She said that the balls were flying. It was very fast conditions. Do you share the same feeling?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I felt a little bit different. I mean, it was a little bit windy, so maybe it's a little bit help to flying the balls.
I mean, for me was quite okay because I'm playing fast. I think it can help for me.

Q. When you look at the game today, what would you say was effective? You had a great forehand, 37 winners to like 6 for her. What was different? Was it the power of tennis?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I think we are a little bit different players, that she's trying to run and to catch every ball. I'm the player who is not running a lot but going for the winners. (Smiling.)
That's I think was really different players on the court today, and my game just suits better.

Q. You seem, compared to yesterday when it got toward the end of the set, you closed it out much better and no doubts, no tiebreakers, things like this.
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, actually when I was 5‑4, I was on the bench and thinking about last match, just try not to have the nerves as yesterday. So I'm glad that I did it quite well (smiling).

Q. Do you feel like the four break points you had in second set that was important?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, really, I mean, that was really to come back for me. I had 40‑Love down, and I had like three or four backhand winners down the line. So it was really helpful for me.

Q. When you look at these last two weeks your play is very well, and if you compare, in terms of challenging the top two, especially with Serena, you have been the one that challenged. Do you sense that there are some big things in the future in terms of another Grand Slam, these kind of things for you the way you're playing?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, of course that I have still motivation. That's for me to replay something what I felt after the Wimbledon was something special. So for sure I have a motivation.
But I'm not thinking about a Grand Slam right now. I mean, in the beginning of the season wasn't good results, so I'm really glad that I can play matches, and that's important for me right now.

Q. What turned it around for you after the slow start this season?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, like I said already in the past press conferences, that I changed a little bit my fitness preparation, so I think that it need sometimes to show on the tennis court.

Q. Czech Republic's performance in Fed Cup and Davis Cup, was that the boost you needed, you know, that sort of vindication?
PETRA KVITOVA: You mean as Czech Republic?

Q. Yeah, but also your role in it, that you got, you know, the Czech Republic on the map almost in terms of tennis? Did that give you the vindication to perform like this?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I mean, it's not like only for me, but for sure for all Czech Republic that we have a big bomb last November. It's only one time in the history that we can win like Hopman Cup, Davis Cup, and Fed Cup.
And for me, personally, I love to play Fed Cup. It's always fun all week, and if it's happy end, that's always nice. And we won two times already, so it's something really special for us. It's give me always a little bit of confidence then.

Q. In the semifinal you will play against Caroline Wozniacki, probably same type of player as Radwanska. Same type of game plan for tomorrow?
PETRA KVITOVA: Yeah, for sure it will be very similar to today that I have to play my aggressive game again.
I hope that I can a little bit improve my serve and not have that many double faults. But, anyway, I think it will be very similar and I think that I have to do the same.

Q. Also, the unforced errors, though you won the first set, you really had a lot. Is that something you will reduce significantly, or is that important when you're hitting so many winners?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I think it's important for sure to have less unforced errors. But anyway, I think it's part of my game. I am player who is going for the winners, so I have to accept the unforced errors, too. I remember few what wasn't really tough ones, and I shoot bullet to the court next time.
I think of course that I can have less a little bit.

Q. To beat a top‑5 player, obviously you have been there yourself, but what does it mean in terms of your progress? Kind of a return to the top 5 or even higher? To beat someone like Radwanska, what does it mean?
PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I think to beat Agnieszka here it means something more because she's defending champion, so she's playing well here.
So that's a good sign for me, for sure, but I'm not thinking like about of some top numbers.
But, anyway, that's important that I won. That's it.

Q. The surface, last year it was among the fastest on the tour, but this year they have repainted it, seems to be a bit slower and a bit more gritty. Could it be faster? How fast is it?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, I didn't play last year, so I can't compare it, but what I heard from other players, they said the same what you said.
For me, I think, you know, a little bit faster surface suits me well. But anyway, I don't care. I play semifinals, so I'm okay.
I think that it's really similar to Doha when we played before or I feel like this. So for me it's fine.
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