I think it’s quite remarkable that we are about half way through the season and one of the tours top players is still searching for some momentum and consistency to get their season going.
Petra Kvitova’s season has been surprising and disappointing. The two time Grand Slam champion came into the second Grand Slam of the year with a win/loss record for the year of 11/11 and a third round exit at Roland Garros only pushes that up to 13/12.
Kvitova has had injury and illness problems throughout the last season or more and of course surprisingly split with her coach David Koytza at the beginning of the year after seven years today.
A first round shock exit looked on the cards in round one but with Petra’s form this year I never really considered her as a favourite to win the title despite previous Grand Slam success and her defeat to Shelby Rogers was completely baffling as the former world number two lost 0-6 7-6 0-6 to the American…
These next few weeks are pretty crucial for Petra. She is very good on the grass court however last year went straight from Roland Garros to Wimbledon where as I think it will be good to see her feature in a warm-up event ahead of the third major of the year where she has been champion twice before in her career.
With just one top 10 win so far this season and not a title to her name so far this year the pressure will be on her in this upcoming grass court season after a dissapointing clay court season finishing in a third round defeat at Roland Garros. Kvitova is currently outside the top 10 in the world and down at 28 on the Road to Singapore so will need a big couple of months to get to Singapore at the end of the season where she lost in the final last year to Agnieszka Radwanska.