Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova, who broke-up with her long-time boyfriend Adam Pavlasek, has been subsequently dating Radek Stepanek since then. Stepanek, another ATP professional, parted ways with former WTA player Nicole Vaidisova, and is currently seeking divorce.
According to USA Today, Kvitova didn't speak much on her new boyfriend, but she showed up during the Czech Republic's semifinal defeat to Argentina last month, to cheer on her man and received a very public smooch from him in the stands.
"It's the first time I was supporting him, and I think he supports me too," USA today quoted Kvitova. "If we are not together, he is watching my matches and I am watching his matches. So I think there is a big support between us, and I think that it's very important for us to have it."
Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon Champion, is currently in Istanbul for WTA Championships. "It's true I'm looking forward to these matches," she said. "Now it's time to show the best again," she added.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.