‘I’ll solely play Grand Slams to any extent further’, jokes Kvitova | Tennis Information

PRAGUE: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova jokingly instructed she may solely play Grand Slams sooner or later after ending a “very, very profitable” Grand Slam season on Thursday.
The 30-year-old world quantity eight reached the quarter-finals on the Australian Open and the last-16 section on the US Open earlier than dropping within the semi-finals of the French Open final week.
“I assume I’ll solely play Grand Slams to any extent further,” a smiling Kvitova informed reporters in Prague, wanting again at her finest Grand Slam season in years.
“I am going to simply prepare and go to a Grand Slam,” chuckled the left-handed huge hitter, who switched from the US Open hardcourt to the French Open clay with out taking part in a single match in between.
“The season appeared doomed, but it surely turned out a really, very profitable one at Grand Slams,” Kvitova stated in regards to the yr closely affected by the coronavirus pandemic which had torn up the match calendar.
“Sadly, Wimbledon was cancelled. I am nonetheless unhappy, it is a pity, as a result of Wimbledon may be very particular,” added Kvitova, who received the match in 2011 and 2014.
“However I am wanting ahead to subsequent season and Wimbledon particularly.”
“I hope subsequent season will not be as powerful as this yr, that issues will settle down and that the world will get again to regular at the least a bit,” she added.
Kvitova stated she was now planning to relaxation after which prepare in Dubai earlier than leaving for the Australian Open, the place she can be wanting to make use of her psychological enchancment from the virus-plagued season.
“We did not play tournaments for 3 months and the motivation was actually poor, I did not actually really feel like coaching… however I might prepare for the vital occasions,” Kvitova stated.
“I assume I simply set my head proper, I made myself work exhausting to win every level, and even after I wasn’t taking part in nicely, I might discover a approach out,” she added.
It marks a exceptional resurgence from Kvitova who suffered a career-threatening damage to her taking part in hand when she fought off a knife-wielding burglar at her house in 2016.
“Since 2017, I have been grateful for having the ability to play at this degree. I name this my second profession,” Kvitova stated.
“Even when I hadn’t reached the French Open semi-finals, I might nonetheless be right here and be joyful.”
“Generally there are extra vital issues in your life than simply hitting the ball.”

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