“smile on my face and my head held high”

Over the last couple of years Petra Kvitova has been on a quest to find her best tennis after a horrid attack in her home.

In December 2016 the two time Wimbledon champion was robbed at knife point in her home suffering multiple lacerations to the tendons and nerves in her left hand and fingers. Petra underwent surgery a couple of days later and began to find movement once again in her playing hand.

It was about four months later in March that Petra regained use of her left hand for daily activities and had her sight set on a British summer on the grass courts.

That year I saw Petra in Birmingham and she won the title in her first tournament back beating Ash Barty from a set down. 2018 was another step in the right directing winning five titles, the following year two titles for Petra who was also a few games from becoming world number one and Australian Open champion.

Since that final finding form had been tough for Petra, her 2019 season didn’t kick off from these incredible heights and she continued to search for her best tennis.

These last couple of the weeks we saw Petra back in a Roland Garros semi-final for the first time in 2012 and it was an emotional moment for Petra.

Petra is one of the most humble and likeable players on the court and emotion of making it back to the final eight let alone the final four meant the world to her a few years after her comeback.

Hopefully in 2021 we continue to see more history made by Petra and I don’t see why we wouldn’t see her hit that next level and go a step further!

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