Petra Kvitova: 'I couldn't breathe, I am glad it's over'


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Petra Kvitova: 'I couldn't breathe, I am glad it's over'

Petra Kvitova's run at Wimbledon ended. The Czech player lost to Madison Brengle 6/3 1/6 6/2. At the end of the match Kvitova said: 'All day I felt a little bit tired, but always I'm saving the energy. So I thought, OK, it's OK.

Then from the beginning I felt, OK, in the warm-up or beginning of the match I felt not really anything badly. But then when the match get longer and longer, I felt a little bit sick and tired. So I couldn't really move. I was so slow.

I felt like, I don't know, like an animal. But a very slow animal. I fought, and I'm not sure what's happening, actually. I could not just breathe, and I was feeling a bit sick, as well.' Kvitova was supposed to come back in the grass-court season and not at Roland Garros: 'No one knows how hard I had to work to be back, so probably that's feels more disappointing than normally it is.

But on the other hand, it's been great to be here again. I mean, it was my goal to play this event this year, and that's what I did'. 'I'm glad it’s over, actually. I mean, it was really tough, and I feel just really empty right now.

I know my body, it’s not great, but mentally I'm really glad that it's over. I mean, it was kind of fairy tale, but on the other hand it was very tough. I just need to, you know, look forward and look to the future how everything will be, be focusing on the next tournaments.'