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January 18, 2022

Petra Kvitova

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Press Conference

S. CIRSTEA/P. Kvitova

6-2, 6-2

Q. Tough match out there today; take us through it.

PETRA KVITOVA: Actually I don't think I have much to say. Yeah, it wasn't really going my way the whole month. That's how it is, I think. It's a sport, and I just have to fight through and be better at it.

Q. Did she beat you second round here last time? Was that the same opponent?


Q. Was it a similar sort of match? What was different? Is there something about her that gives you trouble?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, it was different for sure. It was first round. Last year was second round. So that's the most.

Yeah, I think that she likes my game, that she just is going to it and she has to risk, and everything was in. I think for her I think it's a little bit tougher when she has to create the game, and this time it was just there and putting fast balls back.

Q. Final here in 2019; what's the difference right now? Do you feel your game is still there?

PETRA KVITOVA: Yeah, I think it's still there. It's just I think I didn't play a lot of matches at the beginning of this year. I did have some health issues the whole month, as well, so it was tough to practice during home month. Yeah, it wasn't really as easy this beginning of the season, but the season is long, so I hope that it will turn around.

Q. You mentioned you weren't able to practice properly; I'm curious, are you going to plan on maybe having like another preseason training before the upcoming periods?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, tough to say. I think I need the matches on the other side. It's really tough to see the future right now after this loss. I know I have to, first of all, calm down and see clearly more after some days. Definitely I have to have like a few days off to make my rest better, so that definitely will be one of the main goals, and then for sure some preparation before the next tournaments.

Q. I'm curious at this point in your career, is it more difficult dealing with losses or maybe easier? How would you deal with a month like this in Australia?

PETRA KVITOVA: Well, it's never easy I would say. I mean, of course this loss is very painful, in the first round after like a whole month. It wasn't ideal, a whole month. Yeah, on the other side, not surprised really how everything ended, but on the other side, of course, when I play a match I always want to win. Yeah, always to lose is not good. It doesn't matter what age you are probably. Maybe when you are younger you are just oh, don't think too much about it I think. Yeah, maybe when you are a little bit more experienced you know everything is together and what it's bringing. Maybe it's a little bit different, yeah.

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