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Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« on: July 02, 2011, 02:09:47 PM »
She is GS champion, she deserve her topic  :cool:









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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 02:13:10 PM »
Winner of Wimbledon 2011




Road to the title:
R1 : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [Q] Alexa Glatch 62 62
R2 : [8] Petra Kvitova def. Anne Keothavong 62 61
R3 : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [29] Roberta Vinci 63 63
R4 : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [19] Yanina Wickmayer 60 62
QF : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [32] Tsvetana Pironkova 63 67(5) 62
SF : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [4] Victoria Azarenka 61 36 62
Final : [8] Petra Kvitova def. [5] Maria Sharapova 63 64

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 02:32:32 PM »
Wimbeldon 2011 Final Petra Kvitova Vs Maria Sharapova

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Wimbeldon2011final.Kvitova.v.Sharapova.1.set.avi
Wimbeldon2011final.Kvitova.v.Sharapova.2.set.avi
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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 02:34:01 PM »
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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 05:08:04 AM »
I've waited a while for this topic now.. Petra caught my eye in last year's Wimby!! There was the game - big and bold.. but also a steely determination which fascinated me. Honestly, though.. she is so beautiful too.. like one of those ladies in paintings from the 17th century.. It's in the eyes.. Hmmm :)

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 10:15:05 AM »
I've waited a while for this topic now.. Petra caught my eye in last year's Wimby!! There was the game - big and bold.. but also a steely determination which fascinated me. Honestly, though.. she is so beautiful too.. like one of those ladies in paintings from the 17th century.. It's in the eyes.. Hmmm :)
Yeah I also noticed her at Wimb.last year and since that I watch most of her matches. I really like this girl

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
All I hope is that Petra stays healthy.. As long as she is playing, she has a shot in any field, at the title. Nevertheless, I want to see Petra keep on improving and focus on the future.

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 08:26:56 PM »
I wrote an article about Kvitova last week, I reckoned its the start of a new era:

http://burnstennis.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 2 July 2011
Petra Kvitova's Wimbledon triumph - Start of a New Era
 
Today we witnessed a start of a new era with Petra Kvitova defeating Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 in the Wimbledon final.  It was a sensational performance for a first time finalist.  Maria Sharapova was outplayed in the 1st set and even though Sharapova fought hard in the 2nd set and got a couple of breaks, Kvitova broke back each time and held her composure well.  Kvitova fought off the nerves to serve out the match to love, even serving her first ace on match point.


I saw Kvitova for the first time two weeks ago. I travelled to Eastbourne to watch the Aeagon International final between Kvitova and Marion Bartoli of France.  That final lasted 2hrs and 30 minutes and was an interesting match just before Wimbledon.  Kvitova lost the match in 3 sets but I was very impressed with her game and attitude.


The first set went by like a flash as Kvitova lost the 1st set 6-1 in 29 minutes.  Kvitova was hitting shots all over the place and couldn’t get the ball in court for more than three shots at any one time.  It was surprising as she’d played her semi final just two hours earlier due to rain the day before.  So you would have expected her to be in good form from the off. 


Kvitova started the 2nd set much the same way going a break down early with Bartoli hitting her trademark groundstrokes.  Then, all of a sudden, literally, Kvitova started making her serves and hitting winners, and the whole match turned around with Kvitova breaking back and winning the 2nd set 6-4.  The 3rd set was also tight but in the end Bartoli’s desire and greater experience came through to take the title.


Even though Kvitova lost the match, a few things were quite impressive about her performance.  Despite losing the 1st set so convincingly, Kvitova was willing to go for her shots and once her shots went in, she was very dangerous.  Kvitova also has a great lefty serve which she uses to advantage on both deuce and ad courts.  She also likes the one two punch combination of getting a quick serve and hitting a winner on the next shot. 


Kvitova has definitely grown since losing the 2010 Wimbledon semi final to Serena Willians, she’s now 6 feet tall.  That affected her on low balls as she was reluctant to really get down low to shots.  However, she has a great slice and has very good volleying skills and always prepared to slice the short ball and attack the net.  I found myself really enjoying watching Kvitova when she gets it right.  She’d already won a couple of tournaments this year including Brisbane on hard courts, Paris indoors and Madrid on clay. 


In the Wimbledon semi final against Victoria Azarenka, Kvitova played some of the best Tennis not seen for years in the womens game.  Kvitova won the 1st set 6-1 and Azarenka had no chance.  In fact, Azarenka played reasonably well with not too many errors but was blown away by a serving exhibition and the ability to hit winners anywhere on the court in an absolutely effortless manner, always the sign of a naturally talented player.


Kvitova tightened up in the 2nd set, allowing Azarenka to get back in the match.  However, Kvitova got her mind back together in the 3rd set and once again her shotmaking proved too much for Azarenka. 


One of the reasons for that is that Kvitova possesses that rare gift which we haven’t seen in the womens game for some time, the match is often on her racquet.  If Kvitova plays well, she will win more often than not because her opponent will be overwhelmed.  That hasn’t really happened since the likes of Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin came through as teenagers ten years ago.  In the last few years we’ve had a succession of players who don’t really have extra skill or an x factor.  Some may point to Ana Ivanovic but Ivanovic doesn’t possess the serving ability of Kvitova which is one of the reasons her game has fallen away so dramatically.


Kvitova certainly has the opportunity to become the best player in the world as long as she has the desire to keep improving and become more consistent on all surfaces, whilst keeping the spontaneity in her game which the crowd loves to see in naturally talented players.  Now with a Wimbledon triumph under her belt, this really is the start of a new era. 

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 08:29:23 AM »
Allez, Queen Petra!

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 06:25:56 AM »
I can't wait to see her at US open

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Re: Petra Kvitova! All about Petra
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 12:49:00 AM »
i personally have a lot of expectations for kvitova. i think shes going to win at least 5-6 slams in her career.