It was a very complicated first round match for Petra Kvitova today. The Czech beat Danka Kovinic 7-5 in the third set, but was staring at defeat when Kovinic was serving for the match in the 10th game of the set. According to Kvitova, the heaviness of the court and the balls affected her game in the match.
She said, 'I started pretty well, and I think that the conditions weren't really easy today. I think that in the second set when I was serving 4-1, I missed four easy backhands and I felt like that was kind of the turning point and I was kind of down mentally after that game.
I think she just came back and tried to play more aggressively. I was just, I think, running like too far from the base line. I was just trying to put the ball in, but it's not really my game. So that was kind of difficult.
She started to serve well, as well, and I missed my serve a lot. But in the end, it was a big fight again. I'm happy that I won it.' The world no. 12 also commented that she could try serve-and-volley on clay as well.
She said, 'I'm trying (serve-and-volley) not only today but last couple of weeks. And even on the clay, I think that when I'm playing aggressively I still have chances to go for the net. I think that I still could go more often today, and sometimes serve and volley, it's really paying off, but I think she returned really well today.
I was a little bit scared to go there (to the net). But, yeah, it's one of the situations when I'm trying to put in more.' ALSO READ: ROLAND GARROS - DAY 2 ORDER OF PLAY: Wawrinka, Murray and Radwanska debut