“I think it will be all right tomorrow. I have just stiff back, so I hope it will be all right.
I play from the beginning and I knew what I have to play. I have good tactics plans. Yeah, it seems very easy from the beginning, but some games was really close. I try to win the big points.
Then the second set I started to feel a little bit my back, so that’s why probably I didn’t play so well as the beginning.”
I can’t say I’m surprised to hear that Kvitova has back problems. I covered her match against Wozniacki at the Hopman Cup and you could see when her lack of postural and thoracic control would impact her game. She would go through periods where should could barely rotate her thorax and instead swatted at the ball with her arms (which really don’t need the extra strain).