September 23, 2020
WTA

Petra Kvitova: The first clay match is always difficult

Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova commented on the victory in the second round of the tournament in Stuttgart.

“I started the match well. I was ready for the first draw. I didn’t know anything about the opponent, but I remained focused. It’s not easy to hold the first match on the ground. I like to play in the hall, but there are different conditions compared to other clay courts. Some games aren’t were perfect, but for the first game on the ground is normal. With the score 4/4 I had to fight. It was a very important game.

The opponent was not so much wrong as in the first set. She has a great flat kick from backhand, a wonderful cross. She adds rotation when hitting the forehand and moves great on the court. Minnen has a good feed, especially the first. When it hits, the ball flies very quickly and it is not easy to take, “the Tour press service quotes Kvitova.

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