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August 14, 1:30 PM ET
Chat with Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova
  (1:30 PM)

Hello everyone!

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Who is the Hardest Tennis Player that you have Faced?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:31 PM)

Serena, because when I played her at Wimbledon, she was amazing.

Abigail (St. Pete, FL)

I read somewhere that you were reading books to help you learn English. What books have you read recently? And what book are you reading now?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:31 PM)

I have some books to help with my English, and they definitely help. I'm reading "The Secret Garden" right now.

Wasim Mohamed (Dubai)

How was the overall experience at the Olympics ?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:32 PM)

It was a great experience for me to play in the Olympics and to be part of the Czech Republic.

Arrin Villareal (Philippines)

Who is your tennis idol?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:33 PM)

When I was growing up, it was Martina Navratilova, because she's from my country and was amazing. Now, I don't have any particular idols.

Charlotte (Marseille , France)

What is your favorite destination for holidays?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:33 PM)

I don't get the chance to go on many holidays, but for my next one, I'd like to go someplace warm!

Don (Lindenhurst, IL)

Did you grow up playing any other sport besides tennis?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:34 PM)

I played volleyball and basketball as a child. My father was the coach of our volleyball team, so I played a lot of it.

Ricky T Michael (via Facebook)

What is your goal for the rest of the season?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:35 PM)

I don't have any specific goals beyond staying healthy and improving my game. I will be very happy if I keep playing well!

Enri Mihali (Tirana,Albania)

Im a big fan of yours and I wish you win all the tournaments you take part :) How is it that you have such a good return ? Its amazingg

Petra Kvitova
  (1:36 PM)

Thank you! I try to improve where I have weaknesses. My coach has me work on exercises specifically for my return.

Jeffrey (France)

What is the little thing that you miss when you're not at home ?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:36 PM)

My family, my friends, and my boyfriend!

Charlotte (Marseille , France)

Congratulations Petra for your title in Montreal. Very good before the U.S. Open ! you have had good results on grass , hard and clay . What surface will you feel the best?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:37 PM)

I think that it's grass. My game translates very well on that, but I also like playing on the hardcourt.

Ace (Alabama)

Congratulations on winning the Rogers Cup yesterday. What adjustments did you make in your match against Na Li in the final set ?

Petra Kvitova
  (1:38 PM)

She played very aggressively, and I knew that I had to attack the ball more in order to counter that. I had to match her aggressiveness.

Tommy (Madison, WI)

How much do you study your opponents' game before you play them??

Petra Kvitova
  (1:39 PM)

Not that much. My coach knows the strengths and weaknesses of different players, and I'll get that information before the match itself.

Petra Kvitova
  (1:39 PM)

Thank you for all your support!