Petra Kvitova News and Articles - Page 50 - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

Old Dec 26th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #736
ElusiveChanteuse
Senior Member
 
ElusiveChanteuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 79,400
ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac47 View Post
Planning to win in Melbourne --> no need to defend Paris.
This too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corswandt View Post
She'll apply for a late WC if things go badly down under - those are the perks of being a top player. Paris GDF will be happy to oblige, as they'll probably have a shite field again this year.

Just found out that the Fed Cup tie in Stuttgart will be played on hard. Makes even more sense to end up entering Paris GDF after all.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
Just read the interview at the link you provided. She is again incredibly humble.

What is your schedule before defending the Wimbledon title?
Hopman Cup, Sydney, Australian Open and then I hope that I will be nominated for Fed Cup.

The most talented Czech player since Martina Hingis, the current world No. 2, the reigning Wimbledon, YEC and Fed Cup champ and she hopes that she will be nominated. Incredible.
How humble is she.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meelis View Post
As a top 10 player she is guaranteed to get a wild-card in any non mandatory tournament next year.
ElusiveChanteuse is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Dec 26th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #737
country flag Coconut91
Senior Member
 
Coconut91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,590
Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of Coconut91 has much to be proud of
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Hi guys. When is Petra travelling to Australia? Was it on 27th? That is... tomorrow?

Thank god Christmas makes time go faster... New season is herrre
Coconut91 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #738
country flag Excelscior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,965
Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

ESPN Greg Garber Article
Updated: December 26, 2011, 10:02 PM ET
2011 Awards: Kvitova steals the show


Comments2

Garber By Greg Garber
ESPN.com

It's been more than seven weeks since the last meaningful shot fell to earth in the women's game.

In Moscow, the doubles team of Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke lifted the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup title over Russia. It was the first title for the visitors in 23 years, going back to when the country was known as Czechoslovakia.

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, Ana Ivanovic prevailed in the year-end tournament of champions.

Tweet, tweet

Don't miss a moment of the latest tennis coverage from around the world. Follow us on Twitter and stay informed. Join »

"Very unexpected, actually," Ivanovic said afterward.

A fitting postscript to the 2011 season, actually.

It began conventionally, with a Kim Clijsters victory at the Australian Open. After that, things got delightfully weird. Li Na, Petra Kvitova and Sam Stosur all became first-time Grand Slam singles winners.

For the first time in five years, neither Serena nor Venus Williams won a major.

As a public service -- consider this an early holiday gift -- here's a look back at some of our favorite things from this WTA season:

Player of the Year: Petra Kvitova. Previously, her best major finish was reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon a year ago. This year the 21-year-old lefty from the Czech Republic broke through at the All England Club, beating Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova in the last two matches.

Kvitova later banked $1.75 million in winning the year-end WTA Championships and helped win the Fed Cup. She was ranked No. 34 when the season began, which is why she also won the WTA award for Most Improved Player. She is long -- 6 feet tall -- and has one of the best serves in the game. Kvitova employs a rare combination of brute power and finesse. And she's getting better.

Comeback Player of the Year: Serena Williams. The WTA version of this award went to Sabine Lisicki, who started the year outside the top 200 and overcame an ankle injury to finish at No. 23. Fair enough, Lisicki was terrific.

But … Serena overcame some serious health issues and, after missing nearly a year of tennis, came back to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon and win Stanford and Toronto, plus six matches at the U.S. Open -- beating Azarenka and No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

Lost in the hysteria of her second straight temper tantrum in New York was the fact she competed well before falling to Stosur in the final. Serena won 22 of 25 matches and, although she turned 30 before the end of the season, promises to be a major player in 2012.

The last time Serena failed to win a major in a calendar year? She came back to win the Australian Open in 2007.

Freshest personality: Andrea Petkovic. She speaks a handful of languages, but can also dance. In a sport that historically encourages homogeneity, the Petko Dance constitutes a cultural revolution of sorts.

The 24-year-old German by way of Bosnia reached three major quarterfinals, went 54-17 and finished at No. 10.

Most well-received victory: Li reached her first major final in Australia, then broke through at the French Open, defeating defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final. At the age of 29, she became the first Asian-born player -- man or woman -- to win a Grand Slam singles title. The fact that she lost two of her three remaining major matches did nothing to diminish that sublime win in Paris.

[+] EnlargeFrancesca Schiavone
Greg Wood/AFP/Getty ImagesFrancesca Schiavone made history at the Australian Open with her four-plus-hour win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Wardrobe malfunction: Venus Williams was wearing a modest little black dress for an exhibition in Milan, when -- whaaaap! -- her left strap broke as she hit a running forehand. Venus slowed down, covered her top and watched Flavia Pennetta hit a winner. Venus laughed and the sellout crowd of 11,000 did, too. After a quick change -- Pennetta hit with a ball boy while Venus changed into a more functional outfit -- they continued and Pennetta won in straight sets.

The longest match: Schiavone, ever the scrapper, prevailed over Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 16-14 in the fourth round of the Australian Open. The match ran 4 hours, 44 minutes.

Here's to the victors:

Most titles: Kvitova, Wozniacki (6).

WTA main-draw wins: Wozniacki (63).

Hard-court wins: Vera Zvonareva (44)

Clay wins: Anabel Medina Garrigues (23)

Grass wins: Kvitova, Sabine Lisicki (11)

Most aces: Marion Bartoli (270)

Forward spin: Kim Clijsters, 28, faces a narrowing competition window; it looks like 2012 might be her last season before she retires to have a second child. The four-time Grand Slam singles champion won Down Under, but didn't play an official match after August.

Unofficially, though, she met No. 1 Wozniacki in an exhibition earlier this month and won, 6-2, 7-6 (5). For good measure, Clijsters and her younger sister, Elke, beat Wozniacki and Yanina Wickmayer in doubles.

Sure, it didn't count, but the result suggests Clijsters should be a factor, even early in 2012. Maybe Australia, where she is the defending champion?

Greg Garber is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

PS: I love that "She's Long", and a "Rare combination of Brute Power and Finesse" line. Lol
Excelscior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #739
country flag Petronius
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,592
Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Today, in her last Czech interview before Perth, Petra again repeated that she doesn't care much about the No. 1 spot. "My main goal is to keep improving the quality of my tennis. I don't calculate my ranking points."
Petronius is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #740
country flag Petronius
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,592
Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Excelscior View Post
PS: I love that "She's Long", and a "Rare combination of Brute Power and Finesse" line. Lol
Very fitting description of Petra's game.
Petronius is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #741
country flag Excelscior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,965
Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petronius View Post
Very fitting description of Petra's game.
Yeah. Kool line.

It's good that more and more so called "reporters" and "experts" have started to know/notice this. Petra fans have been saying this for quite some time. That's one of the main reasons why I posted it.
Excelscior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #742
country flag MiiMo
Senior Member
 
MiiMo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,655
MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of MiiMo has much to be proud of
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

http://wtaupdates.blogspot.com/2011/...ate-which.html

Brand new article about Petra's great 2011 season !

Check this out
__________________
Maria Sharapova


World Number One : The One and Only One

PS : Haters gonna hate

Follow me on Twitter : http://twitter.com/UpdateWTA
MiiMo is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #743
country flag Petronius
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,592
Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiiMo View Post
http://wtaupdates.blogspot.com/2011/...ate-which.html

Brand new article about Petra's great 2011 season !

Check this out
Nice article! I hope Petra's 2012 will be equally great or maybe even better.

Good luck to your fave Masha
Petronius is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #744
country flag Sharapovian
RG '14
 
Sharapovian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13,955
Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coconut91 View Post
Hi guys. When is Petra travelling to Australia? Was it on 27th? That is... tomorrow?
She has arrived in Perth

You can see her in the background of this video roughly 0:20-0:30s

Sharapovian is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #745
country flag Sharapovian
RG '14
 
Sharapovian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13,955
Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute Sharapovian has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Article is in Czech but I think it's mainly just talking about how Christmas and New Year/Hopman Cup.

http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/svet-h...ele-adama.html
Sharapovian is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #746
country flag Excelscior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,965
Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

PETRA KVITOVA IS IN ESPN'S NEXT MAGAZINE

For those of you who are unfamiliar, ESPN's NEXT magazine is representative of the "next big thing in sports", according to their editors.

The January 9, 2012 issue with Superb Rookie American Footballer, Cam Newton on the cover (who is already becoming, and will be THE NEXT BIG THING IN THE NFL), includes an article on Petra for tennis. Here it is.

ON HER GOOD SIDE
Petra Kvitova could become the first No. 1 lefty since 1996
By Lindsay Berra
ESPN The Magazine Archive, Updated: December 29, 2011, 5:06 PM ET


Julian Finney/Getty Images
In January, Kvitova will head into the Australian Open poised to land her second slam.

This story appears in the Jan. 9, 2012 NEXT issue of ESPN The Magazine.

DURING THE EARLY ROUNDS of Wimbledon in June, 18-time grand slam winner Martina Navratilova and reporter Joel Drucker sat in the Tennis Channel's broadcast booth discussing the legacy of the lefthanded tennis player. The great male lefties came to mind quickly: Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Rod Laver, Goran Ivanisevic, Rafael Nadal. The women were tougher. Beyond Navratilova herself, Monica Seles and 1969 Wimbledon champ Ann Haydon Jones came to mind. Those three had been the only lefthanded women ever to win a grand slam singles title in the Open era. But by the end of the fortnight, Petra Kvitova had changed that.

It was a victory that Navratilova and Drucker probably saw coming. The 21-year-old Kvitova had climbed from No. 34 at the close of 2010 to No. 8 at the start of Wimbledon. There at the All England Club, the Czech lost just two sets en route to her first major title, dazzling opponents and fans alike with her steep lefthanded spin on an already heavy serve. Wimbledon became the crown jewel in a Cinderella season that included six tournament wins, a Fed Cup title and the prestigious WTA Player of the Year Award. Kvitova ended her season in the No. 2 spot, and in January she'll head into the Australian Open poised to land her second slam.

The ultra-aggressive Kvitova, who modeled her game after her ultra-aggressive compatriot Navratilova, spent the year establishing herself as the deadliest member of the WTA triumvirate -- along with No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 3 Victoria Azarenka. She dominated the more defensive Wozniacki during their lone meeting in 2011 at the WTA Championships in Istanbul, and she compiled an impressive 30 match record against Azarenka. Each time they faced off, Kvitova used her penetrating ground strokes to keep the athletic Azarenka on her heels and repeatedly forced the issue at the net. "Petra is really going for it," says Azarenka. "I think she can beat anybody, any day, because right now she has a really good game."

If -- or more likely when -- Kvitova claims the top spot from Woz, she'll become the first No. 1-ranked lefty since Seles held the seat in 1996. It's a fact that speaks as much to Kvitova's skill as it does to the scarcity of southpaws in the world of professional tennis. The Czech is one of only seven lefthanded players in the WTA's top 70; there are also just seven in the men's top 50. "I started playing tennis when I was 4 or 5 years old," Kvitova says. "Even then, my father told me there was an advantage for the lefties."

It's simple physics. When a righty plays another righty, the spin on the serve and forehand causes the ball to go to the dominant forehand side of nearly every tennis player on the planet. But when a southpaw serves, the opposite happens. The ball spins to the weaker backhand side, making returns by righties more difficult. In an effort to emulate the lefty spin, many righties, including Sam Stosur and Andy Roddick, have developed kick serves that spin to the backhand side. But even the best kick serve cannot duplicate what a lefthander does naturally and with more power. "Petra would be hard to play whether she was lefthanded or righthanded," says Stosur. "But her serve is especially difficult because there just aren't many lefthanders out there."

The benefit of being lefthanded is so undeniable that Nadal's Uncle Toni, his longtime coach, forced 8-year-old Rafa, a natural righty, to hold his racket in his left hand. "I always hated playing lefties," Toni Nadal told the The Telegraph in June. "I thought he should at least try it." Of course, now Rafa's scorching lefthanded forehand is the one shot that can consistently break down Roger Federer's perfect one-handed backhand.

Kvitova's forehand shows similar potential, and she has two advantages Nadal does not: She was born a lefty, and she's tall. At six feet, she uses her extra reach to get more on top of the ball and create even more spin. Imagine a mirror image of Venus Williams' killer serve. "The longer you are, the longer the arc, the steeper the angle, the more spin you can put on the ball," Navratilova says. "Petra has a great slice, and it's not because of the wind, you know?"

But even with all of Kvitova's weapons, the 115-point spread that separates her from No. 1 is larger than it seems, and overtaking Wozniacki by February will be difficult. If Kvitova has a weakness, it's her play on outdoor hardcourts. In her past six events on that surface, Kvitova has logged a weak 66 match record. And nowhere do heat and wind wreak more havoc than on the courts Down Under. "No. 1 is very close," Kvitova says. "But it's still a big step."

Momentum, however, is on Kvitova's side. She hasn't lost a match since the first week of October and plans to continue her 12-match winning streak in Australia. If not? She'll still go down as one of the best female lefties in the history of tennis.

Linsday Berra is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. Follow The Mag on Twitter, @ESPNmag, and like us on Facebook.
Excelscior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #747
country flag Petronius
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,592
Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute Petronius has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Kvitova refuses to hype up Wozniacki rivalry

30 December 2011, 10:34


Czech Petra Kvitova stands a thin 115 points behind No 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the women's tennis rankings as both prepare to start 2012 at the Hopman Cup.

But the formidable Czech challenger is apparently not focused on her chances of overhauling the top woman on the WTA list - still without a Grand Slam title to validate her standing.

"Not really," was Kvitova's lukewarm response on Friday as preparation for the eight-nation Hopman event entered its final phase at the Burswood arena. "My ultimate goal is only focus on my improving game."

Wozniacki will arrive late in Perth after playing a Thai exhibition in aid of recent flood victims. Kvitova has been getting accustomed to the surface upon which the next month of tennis will be played.

Kvitova said that when the Czechs face Denmark next week, it won't be anything special for her.

"I'm looking forward to every match I play here and for the mixed too. It doesn't matter who will be on the other side.

"The opponent doesn't matter for me. I know that against Caroline it's always tough to play," she said of the opponent whom she defeated in the Wimbledon final as well as in group play at the season-ending championships in Istanbul.

The Czech is partnered by men's No 7 Tomas Berdych, who played the 2010 Wimbledon final but still prefers his steady performances from 2011.

"In 2010 I had a Grand Slam final, I had semis from Paris. But it was just a few results during the season and a bit of up and down. This season was much more consistent.

"The (2011) results were much better. I won another title (Beijing) during the year so I think that this season was better than 2010," he said.

"I can say that I feel good. To have a long season that means you are playing well. After the World Tour Finals in London there was only time for a few weeks off. You are then getting ready for a new season."

Berdych said he is hoping to lift his ranking to improve upon his all-time best of sixth obtained in 2011.

"Last year was the first time that I moved into the top 10. For this season, the goal will be to try to hold the position and maybe move a bit higher," he said.

Play begins on New Year's Eve, when France composed of Hopman debutant Richard Gasquet and Marion Bartoli face China, which boast women's French Open champion Li Na and men's number 421 Wu Di.

Australia, with Lleyton Hewitt and Jarmila Gajdosova, open on New Year's Day against Spain, comprising Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Petronius is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #748
country flag Excelscior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,965
Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Petra is Tennis Magazines Women's Player Of The Year.

Though I feel Steve's writing style can be over dramatic at times, here it is.

Women's Player of the Year: Petra Kvitova
By Steve Tignor - Friday, December 30, 2011

Until the middle of 2011, it was hard to know exactly what to make of Petra Kvitova. The 21-year-old lefthander from the Czech Republic could belt the ball with the best of them, maybe even better than the best of them when she had a moment to set up for a shot. But just when she reached a point where you thought she might break through and do something significant, she didn’t.

Kvitova began the year ranked No. 34, and she looked menacing through the first week in Australia. Then she didn’t show up for her quarterfinal with Vera Zvonareva. She looked very good again in the early stages at Roland Garros, before collapsing with a one-set lead over eventual champion Li Na.

All this time, though, Kvitova’s ranking had been rising, and she came to Wimbledon at a career-high No. 8. That number didn’t do justice to her potential, though, and she finally proved it over the course of the fortnight. Swinging with the self-assurance of a veteran, Kvitova rolled over Maria Sharapova in her first Grand Slam final.

The roller coaster wasn’t over, though, and that startling upswing on Centre Court was followed by an equally startling downer at the U.S. Open, where Kvitova was sent out in the first round. By the year-ender in Istanbul, though, she had found her game again. More crucially, she seemed to have found, for the first time, a way to win when she wasn’t playing her best. Kvitova went undefeated in five matches against the Top 8 players in the world, and reclaimed the future of women’s tennis.

—Steve Tignor
Excelscior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #749
country flag Excelscior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,965
Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute Excelscior has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Shane Lambert wrote an article for Bleacher Report titled 7 Predictions for the 2012 WTA Season.

In his article about the top woman players, he says several things about Petra and makes a Grand Slam prediction that many people who watch Petra closely have said or agree with before. The article's interactive; so I'll provide a link:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...012-wta-season

Shane Lambert was the writer for Crunch Sports Betting Service, who predicted Petra would win Wimbledon at the beginning/after the first round.
Excelscior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #750
country flag TimeyWimey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,353
TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of TimeyWimey has much to be proud of
Re: Petra Kvitova News and Articles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Excelscior View Post

Kvitova began the year ranked No. 34, and she looked menacing through the first week in Australia. Then she didn’t show up for her quarterfinal with Vera Zvonareva. She looked very good again in the early stages at Roland Garros, before collapsing with a one-set lead over eventual champion Li Na.

—Steve Tignor
how does he know? her early round at Roland Garros was not even broadcasted

I doubt Steve has watched any Petra's match other than the Grand Slams/Istanbul cuz I'm very surprised he pointed "looked very good again" at Roland Garros, not Madrid
TimeyWimey is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios