Wimbledon 2015: Petra Kvitova eases through second round

There is no posh clubhouse or restaurant nearby. Kvitova only needs the one though as Bertens fails to find the court once again with a forehand. The court itself, described as synthetic grass, is decidedly humble, too.


Tara Moore during her first round defeat at Wimbledon in 2014. “I mean, are you asking only me or are you asking other players, as well?”

What then, would Kvitova make of London or New York?

“It’s one of the fastest matches I’ve played but I’m glad how I played today”.

“He changed up his game a tiny bit which made it a tiny bit more hard so it was interesting for me”. Probably wouldn’t have been smart to play here, but I couldn’t pass on Wimbledon. She had only three unforced errors, to go with her nine winners. That would be their first Grand Slam meeting since Serena won the 2009 Wimbledon final, and their earliest matchup at a major in a decade.

She showed no signs of illness Tuesday as she used her big serve and flat forehand to dictate play. She has however felt significantly better coming into Wimbledon, hoping her return to her favorite Grand Slam will prove a strong cure for her physical condition. I think that for normal woman, they know about. Focusing on myself is the most important thing.

Kvitova’s current season has hardly been straightforward.

In keeping with Wimbledon tradition, Kvitova had the honour of playing the first match on Centre Court as the reigning women’s champion.

Halep said she had no expectations of doing well this year.

“It was a really tough decision for me to miss the two big tournaments during March”.

“What can I think about it?”

And, as has also become customary for Williams, she wound up with a victory. My timing was off….

Instead the powerful Czech second seed said world number one Serena Williams has a great chance to complete a calendar year grand slam this year, having already bagged the Australian Open and French Open titles.

Stepping out on to a sun-kissed Centre Court to begin the defence of her title, the Czech confessed to feeling the butterflies churning in her stomach.

No matter what happens at Wimbledon, Kvitova’s future plans likely won’t change.

“Every day is better”. The Chinese superstar quit tennis last September and gave birth to a daughter at the start of this month.


Players like Kvitova, Watson and Moore should be applauded for speaking out on this taboo topic and stimulating discussion about periods and sport, says Hannah Ross, founder of local tampon delivery service Scarlet Delivery.

Wimbledon 2015: Champion Kvitova back on grass and ready to make her mark