Tennis player Petra Kvitova has an extraordinary title defense in Stuttgart. The traditional Porsche car won the indoor court championship the year before last, but last year it couldn’t have happened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s definitely strange,” Kvitova said at a press conference on the Internet, “but I don’t think it’s been two years. Time is running out.” “The defense is always tough and the pitch here is incredibly strong, and each of us can win. Now it doesn’t really look like he’s winning the title again, I deal with it day in and day out.”
Follow the top ten tradition and travel to Stuttgart from the Czech Republic. Kvitová said: “I love to drive and the road goes fast. I don’t have to think about what to take, because there is so much to fit in the car, and you stop for coffee. It’s comfortable.” According to them, on German motorway lanes at an unlimited speed, they whistle at a speed of about 160 km / h. She said, “I am not an acrobat.”
It will be held in Stuttgart again without the crowd attending. The 31-year-old Kvitova hopes the audience will return to the hall soon. “I am one of those who would mind. Personally, I feel like I’m training without them, and it’s hard to power and encourage,” she repeated, adding, “Sometimes it’s embarrassing when I shout” Come on! “Everywhere I am afraid of myself.”
After the tournament in Miami, Kvitova tested the Green Clay in Charleston for the first time, pulling out in the round of 16. She was vaccinated against Coronavirus before leaving home.
“Like about 80 percent of the guys. Then I had symptoms, chills, I started sweating, heaviness in the legs and general fatigue. Besides moving home and changing the time, he was doing something, I was slower, but after hours passed I heard that this was what I should be.” That it be like, “said the tennis player.
Thanks to vaccinations, he hopes for ease of travel and conditions in tournaments where players are in what is called a bubble. “I will not have to go into solitary confinement and wait in the closed room all day after the tests. They might allow us to leave the hotel one day to keep me locked up,” she said.
Kvitové always takes some time to get used to the clay. She could be helped by the fall memory of Roland Garros last year, as she reached the semi-finals. “I’m still thinking about it. I’ll try to continue,” she said.
“Like every year, I struggle with a little mud at first. I need time, matches to get used to, top turns and slides here and there, even if they don’t slip much. I have to switch in my head” She said with a smile, “I can play mud really well.” But it takes time. “
Grandslam will not be playing at Paris stadiums on schedule again this year and will start in a week due to France’s coronavirus measures (May 30). This will shorten the prep time on lawn in front of Wimbledon by one week.
“For those who like turf, it will be painful,” said the twice winner of the All England Club. “But two weeks is still enough time to prepare for the lawn.”
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