Petra Kvitova will not play in Ostrava: her 2020 season therefore ended with the semifinal at the Roland Garros.
In a press conference in Prague, Petra said: "For three months I trained very little, we didn't know when we would be back on the pitch and the stimuli were underground. Then, suddenly, the tour restarted with two consecutive Grand Slams on two continents. different, it was like being in a blender, I was no longer used to such intense physical and mental effort.
And now I am exhausted. I am very happy with what I have achieved this year. The season seemed doomed by the pandemic, instead we played and on balance it was one of my best years at Major level. After what happened to me I never thought I would be able to return to certain levels, and even if I hadn't reached the semifinal at Roland Garros I would have been equally happy. more important in life than hitting a ball."
In this 2020 Kvitova did not win even a title, playing only the final in Doha, losing to Aryna Sabalenka. However she will finish the year in the top 10 of the WTA Ranking.
Kvitova's last press at the French Open 2020
After eight years since the last time, Petra Kvitova has reached the semifinal of Roland Garros. In the quarters she beat Laura Siegemund in three sets with the final score of 6-3 6-3, and now she will wait Sofia Kenin in the best 4 of the women's singles.
In the press conference she talked about her achievement: "Eight years ago I was young, I had already won a title at Wimbledon and I was a favorite. I lost to Maria who then won the tournament. I felt I had a lot of pressure , but even if I didn't play my best on clay, I managed to make it to the semifinals.
So it was a very important result. To be honest though, being in the semifinal after all I've been through probably means a lot more because I never imagined going back to semi-final in a Grand Slam as well as making it to the final in Australia last year. Another miracle is happening to me."
German Laura Siegemund could have been a very tricky opponent, but Kvitova played an excellent match. Abouth the match and her opponent the Czech said: "In the second set, I felt I had a much better chance of keeping the match in balance. On 2-3 or something like that I did two, three really bad moves with my back and I'm not more successful in serving."