Petra Kvitova lost to Naomi Osaka in a three-set Australian Open final. The Czech player felt disappointed by her loss. ‘It’s painful, for sure. I don’t know how long will take me to get over it’, said Kvitova.
‘When I look back, I did have my chances in the first set when I had 40-Love on her serve. Did have few breakpoints. I don’t think I played something really badly, but I just think I should maybe go a little bit more aggressive one or two rallies.
I really fight back in the second set. I’m proud of myself in that case. And, yeah, the third set was just one break. That’s how the tennis is. It’s the final. I think you just will get a few chances. When you don’t make it and you make it and you lose.
And I think that also was the case today.’ Kvitova also spoke about women’s tennis: ‘I think women’s tennis is very open. You really never know who going to be there. But definitely, she’s playing a great game.
She’s a really big player, as she showed in the results, winning US Open and Australian Open, it’s an amazing achievement. Definitely, she is a great one. We’ll see what the future will bring. But for sure she has probably everything that to be there and play her best tennis.’
‘I think, I mean, I’ve been through many, many things, not really great ones. As I said on the court, I didn’t know if I going to hold the racquet again. I’m holding it, so that’s good. Still a few things which I can improve, and we’ll do it.’
But the Czech player is confident that she will come back stronger next time around.