“A Difficult Year”: Petra Kvitova Calls off 2020 Tennis Season

World No.8 Petra Kvitova has made it official that she would not be featuring in any other tournaments in 2020. The French Open 2020 was the last tournament she played this year. She informed that fans by writing a message on Twitter. Now, the Czech tennis player will be seen in action in 2021.

“It’s the end of my 2020 season. It has been a difficult year for everyone and we can only hope that 2021 will be better,” wrote the 30-year-old on Twitter.

and realise what is important in our lives. Thank you to the people around me and to those who have supported me no matter what. I look forward to a restful off-season and then I can’t wait to see you all in 2021. I’m excited for what’s ahead 😘 Petra

— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) October 16, 2020

In a couple of tweets, she also thanked her fans for supporting her throughout the year. She revealed that she learned a lot of things in the year and was now excited about her journey in 2021.

“I wanted to say a big thank you to you all. I have learned many new things from it. It has helped change our perspective and realize what is important in our lives. Can’t wait to see you all in 2021. I’m excited for what’s ahead,” concluded Kvitova.

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Petra Kvitova in the year 2020

Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her quarter-final match against Germany’s Laura Siegemund REUTERS/Charles Platiau

If not a good year, it was a pretty fair and decent year for Kvitova. She managed to reach the quarters of the Australian Open 2020 but lost to World No.1 Ashleigh Barty in straight sets there. She took revenge from Barty by defeating her in the semis of the Qatar Open 2020. But, she couldn’t keep her calm in the finals of the tournament where Aryna Sabalenka thrashed her in straight sets.

Wimbledon 2020 couldn’t take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s surely her favorite Grand Slam as she has so far won 2 Grand Slams in her career and both were Wimbledon Championships titles.

When tennis resumed after the long break, she played some great tennis at the US Open 2020. But, there too she lost to Shelby Rogers in the Round of 16 stage in a close contest. She didn’t take part in the Italian Open 2020 and tried her luck straight at the French Open 2020.

She was completely dominant in the tournament until she faced Sofia Kenin in the semi-finals. Before that match, she had not lost a set. But Kenin defeated her in straight sets denying her the opportunity to play her first French Open final.

Kvitova has decided not to play any other tournaments before 2021. She will be surely eyeing on the Australian Open title in 2021. It is still 3 months away. Fans definitely expect Kvitova to bounce back in 2021.

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