Petra Kvitova didn't make it. The two-time Wimbledon champion lost as favorite against Italy's Flavia Pennetta in three sets in the US Open quarter-finals played on Wednesday in Flushing Meadows. The Czech was tied at 3-3 against Pennetta in the Head-2-Head, but had won all last three matches.
Petra - seeded at No.5 - seemed very tired on court, unable to run full speed to the ball and most of the time looking out of breath. Speaking to the media after the defeat, the Czech was calm and relaxed. "I had no injury, I was just very tired, I am tired.
What you saw around my leg was just something done out of precaution and it was there since my first match. It is nothing too serious. I don't think I felt 100% right from the beginning of the match today. I am just glad that I left the court knowing I gave everything I could today.
I suffered a lot, but I am still here, so that's good" said Petra with a smile. Thinking of the match however, Petra agrees she could have done something better today against the Italian. "I could have served better, but you can also say that on the other side she returned well.
I had too many double faults today, it was just presents to her" agreed the Czech. Despite the loss Petra said she was proud of the way she handled on court today and then praised her opponent. IN THE NEXT PAGE KVITOVA TALKS ABOUT FLAVIA PENNETTA ----->