Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has taken a wild card into next month's WTA indoor event in Paris.
Kvitova has struggled in the first month of the new season losing early in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. She won nly 2 matches in the three events. The Czech has dropped to no. 8 in the rankings and could fall further after failing to defend her quarter final points from Melbourne last year.
Needing match practice, Kvitova's decision to take a wild card seems like the right one.
Kvitova has an enviable record indoors and won this event in 2011 where she went unbeaten in indoor matches
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.