Petra Kvitova: I have noticed that the grass is playing slower



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Petra Kvitova: I have noticed that the grass is playing slower

In a column with BBC, former Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova spoke about her first round win over Ons Jabeur along with some other topics. “I'm taking away a lot of positive things from my win over Ons Jabeur - I'm pleased with how I played and I surprised myself as well.

I had only hit for three hours in the past five weeks since I had to pull out of the French Open because of the tear in my left forearm”. She further mentioned, “My serve also surprised me, it helped me a lot and it hadn't been great in practice.

It's also good that I only had to play two sets. But now my arm is going to be sore tomorrow so I'm going to have a day off”. So what does she intend to do with her day then? “No shopping for me tomorrow - well, ok, maybe online!

I'm definitely not doing any hitting on Wednesday but I will do some fitness work. I will do some exercises and have some treatment on my body, especially on the arm. So the work is still there but just not with the racquet or the ball”.

She also noticed, like many players that the grass is playing slower than yester years. “Like some other players, I have noticed that the grass is playing slower here than in previous years, especially on the match courts. For me, it's not great - I like it faster with the type of game plan I have”.