Kvitova Thanks Navratilova for Advice That Helped Her Win Wimbledon

Written by: on 20th June 2012
Print This Post Print This Post
Tennis WTA tournament in Stuttgart
Kvitova Thanks Navratilova for Advice That Helped Her Win Wimbledon

epa03199617 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in action against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their semi final match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, 28 April 2012. EPA/MARIJAN MURAT  |

Czech star Petra Kvitova says it was advice from her role model (tennis legend Martina Navratilova) that helped her to win Wimbledon last year.

When asked what Navratilova had said to her, Kvitova just smiled and said: “It’s a secret. I’m not going to tell anyone.”

And Martina Navratilova is keeping the secret too. Asked if she had given Kvitova advice about her tennis and how to win Wimbledon, she said: “Sure, sure, I came to her before the final and said a few things. I think coming from somebody that has been there makes a big difference. You can talk all you want about psychology, but if you have not felt it yourself, how do you really know what is going on?”

Navratilova, also originally from the Czech Republic, was asked if she felt Kvitova could win Wimbledon again this year. She said: “Petra does play an attacking game. She is very forceful from the base line of course, and when there is an opportunity to come to the net she comes to the net more than Maria Sharapova or even Serena Williams.

“Petra should feel great about being the defending champion at Wimbledon this year. It gives you a little extra power and confidence when you are the defending champion. It is a good kind of pressure that you feel there because Wimbledon makes you feel more like a defending champion than any other tournament. That is how I felt and it really makes you feel good about yourself. So that should help.

Topics: , , , , , , ,





10sBalls Top Stories

In Case You Missed It

TENNIS RESULTS AND ORDER OF PLAY FOR CINCINNATI WTA AND ATP thumbnail

TENNIS RESULTS AND ORDER OF PLAY FOR CINCINNATI WTA AND ATP

ATP World Tour doubles players will take part in the "Doubles Showdown" at 3 p.m. on Court 4. This interactive exhibition of doubles will also include a special appearance by members of FC Cincinnati.
TENNIS NEWS – ATP AND WTA NUMBER 1 RANKING TO BE DECIDED AT THE WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN • RAFA • ROGER • OR WHICH OF 5 LADY STARS? thumbnail

TENNIS NEWS – ATP AND WTA NUMBER 1 RANKING TO BE DECIDED AT THE WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN • RAFA • ROGER • OR WHICH OF 5 LADY STARS?

Five women have a chance to hold the WTA’s No. 1 ranking after this week’s Western & Southern Open, while either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer will return to No. 1 on the ATP World Tour when the tournament concludes at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV DEFEATS ROGER FEDERER IN ROGERS CUP MONTREAL TENNIS FINAL, 10SBALLS SHARES PHOTOS FROM THE MATCH thumbnail

ALEXANDER ZVEREV DEFEATS ROGER FEDERER IN ROGERS CUP MONTREAL TENNIS FINAL, 10SBALLS SHARES PHOTOS FROM THE MATCH

Click here to see the latest photos from the men's tennis final in Montreal, Canada.
10SBALLS SHARES A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE WTA FINAL AT THE ROGERS CUP TORONTO thumbnail

10SBALLS SHARES A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE WTA FINAL AT THE ROGERS CUP TORONTO

Click here to see the latest photos from the women's tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada.
10SBALLS SHARES PHOTOS FROM THE MATCH BETWEEN ALEXANDER ZVEREV & DENIS SHAPOVALOV AT THE ROGERS CUP TENNIS IN MONTREAL thumbnail

10SBALLS SHARES PHOTOS FROM THE MATCH BETWEEN ALEXANDER ZVEREV & DENIS SHAPOVALOV AT THE ROGERS CUP TENNIS IN MONTREAL

Check out some of the latest photos from the men's tennis tournament in Montreal, Canada.