Stressed leg extractor, sprained ankle, stomach problems. Petra Kvitová’s health card has risen well this season, so it’s no wonder she already expects a good rest at the end of the year. The Czech tennis player is playing the last tournament in Indian Wells, she flew over half the world here even though the conditions here were not suitable for her at all.
She did her duty and beat her first opponent on Friday. The 31-year-old Czech tennis player faced Dutch Arantxa Rusová and qualified for the third round. And in a place where she hasn’t been successful for a long time.
“I’ve been here about twice in the quarterfinals and that’s it. Hot weather, balls, surface, air, nothing really suits me here. Still, I like it here, it’s a beautiful place, c ‘is calm and big fans, “praises Kvitova.
For her, this is the last event of the year, after all the injuries and health issues, she is already looking forward to rest.
“I can no longer qualify for the Tournament of Champions, so this will be my last event. I am exhausted, I have had a lot of health problems this year, I have to rest before the start of next season”, said explained the Fulnek player.
Although she said at the September event in Ostrava that she was exhausted and only domestic spectators pushed her to a strong performance and make it to the semi-finals, she stole more than half of the world in California.
“It’s weird to fly that far for a single tournament and even here, where it’s not very promising for me. But it’s like that and I take it differently, I try to enjoy it more when it is. ‘is the last tournament of the season, “Kvitová said.
The Indian Wells area typically comes alive in March, which is the first quarter of the year, when the season is just beginning. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers were forced to postpone the event until the fall. The Czech Republic played the 45th game of the year on Friday.
“It’s physically and mentally difficult to pull something out of yourself. It’s really hot in the fall, the balls bounce high, they don’t fly at all, it’s nothing to me,” he said with a shrug. .
In the fight for the round of 16, a more demanding event awaits him, the former world number one in Belarus Viktoria Azarenková. If he succeeds, he will progress among the top 16 tennis players in the California desert.
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