Kvitova Still Hurting From Australian Open 1st Round Loss


Petra Kvitova says her Australian Open First Round defeat to Andrea Petkovic still hurts as he appreciates fans’ support in Melbourne.

“I’m already home. While Australia feels a long way away, believe me the loss still hurts. But this is what drives me on. It meant the world to me to that I could play there and I really felt your support on the court. It wasn’t just the winning I missed when I was away last year, it was the competing, the game, and yes even the losing. So I will do what I always do, have courage and belief and work hard to come back stronger. Thanks for being with me ❤,”Kvitova stated on twitter on Thursday.

Petkovic overcame disappointing warm-up form and a run of defeats to Kvitova, holding firm to defeat the No.27 seed 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 in a thrilling first-round upset.