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“Proud of what I have accomplished”

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 7, 2020

Victorious over Laura Siegemund in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) this Wednesday in the quarter-finals, Petra Kvitova showed her satisfaction to have come out without a hitch in a trap match: “I’m quite proud of everything what I accomplished. Since I woke up this morning, I knew this game was going to be difficult. He is an excellent opponent. It has a lot of variations. I knew this game would be difficult. So, I am very happy to have held up mentally. I resisted the pressure on the court well. I am also happy with my game. I was 100% present and that was extremely important because she let nothing slip. I knew I was going to have to run a lot to get his cushioning back up. I have sometimes managed to do this. Overall I’m very happy with the way I handled this game. “

Back in half eight years later

Here is Kvitova back in the last eight after losing at this stage of the competition against Maria Sharapova. Not always very successful in Grand Slam tournaments in recent years, the Czech is delighted to once again reach the last four of a major: “I think I’m still the same player on clay as in time. But maybe I have a strong enough mind. I can play on clay, on hard, rain or shine. I think eight years ago the conditions were pretty similar. I am very happy to have improved my results in the Grand Slams over the past few years. I am proud of this course and I hope it will continue. “

“The last few years have been difficult but extremely positive”

Kvitova also broke back tears after beating Shuai Zhang in the previous round. Without going into details, the No. 7 seed in the tournament has come a long way after being sidelined for several months following his assault by a burglar in December 2016: “Yes, I was very moved during my last match. . I was moved to tears, but they were tears of joy, I was not sad. Let’s say I saw all these people in the stands who are there for me when I need them. Today I was not so moved, but maybe it will happen in the future. Anyway, when I take a step back and analyze the past few years, they’ve been difficult but overwhelmingly positive as well. It is difficult for me today to reflect on these past years. I will take the time to do this introspection when the tournament is over. “

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