“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything”. We cannot help but agree with this phrase of Michael J Fox. Family is the most important aspect of one’s life. In times of success, they are the first one to congratulate, while in terms of failure, they’re the one who gives us courage and comfort to fight back. Two times Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova experienced this wholeheartedly and to her, family means everything.
The 30-year-old professional from the Czech Republic got into an emotional ride after going all the way through to the quarter-finals. Back in 2017, there was a major incident involving Kvitova. Resisting a break-in into her house, she suffered a grave injury in her left wrist. Kvitova who is a left-handed player was left with injuries to her tendons and nerves. She was sidelined for a considerable period of time due to the recovery period. She made her comeback in the French Open 2017, however, she was shown the exit doors in the second round.
Significantly, the French Open 2020 marks her entry to the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros after 2017. Therefore, all the emotions came into play as she was thankful to her family for supporting her.
“It’s been a long ride definitely. Everything came to my mind when I had my whole family, people who I loved to helped me through the tough, tough time. I don’t know, just everything came back to my mind, I just saw them. I was just playing on the Philippe Chatrier”, she said.
“First time into the Roland-Garros quarter-finals since 2012”, Roland Garros tweeted from its official account.
First time into the Roland-Garros quarter-finals since 2012.
Welcome back @Petra_Kvitova.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/WK7z2uFoN2
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 5, 2020
Petra Kvitova regaining her rhythm
Kvitova was in good form prior to the imposition of lockdown. She ventured into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open where she lost to Ashleigh Barty. Following the tournament down-under, she traveled to Russia for the St. Petersburg Open. Repeating her performance, she went on to the quarterfinals. Kvitova improved her result as she went on to the finals of the Qatar Open. However, she had to settle for the runner-up trophy.
Following the return of tennis, Kvitova’s form was a bit sloppy as she managed to climb till the round of 16 in the US Open 2020. Although in the French Open 2020, she’s showing some real skills overpowering her opponents in a spectacular manner. Defeating Zhang Shuai of China, she has set up a quarterfinal clash with Laura Siegemund of Germany. She’ll be hoping to go all the way to the finals to take a chance in winning her first Roland Garros trophy.