Petra” kvitova> has not been having some great months. The Czech player has withdrawn from the French Open, did not play any event prior to Wimbledon and she skipped last week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto. Explaining her physical issues in Cincinnati, Kvitova said: “I had a tear in my forearm and it’s pretty healed, but something around it is going badly.
Maybe the scar with the muscle is doing some bad things. Sometimes it’s getting swollen and there’s pain. I was off after Wimbledon for 10 days and I started to practice and it was swollen like a tennis ball. Since I’ve been here, I practiced an hour a day.
I really have to take care of it. I don’t know what is going to be, so we will see day by day”. Kvitova also admitted that the incident she had in 2016 is probably the reason why she feels pain now: “We thought it might be connected to my hand injury.
The scars on the fingers and the hand are not really 100%. Maybe I’m holding the racquet a little bit different. Maybe that’s why the tear happened, especially on the clay with the heavy balls, with more topspin than I’m normally playing.
Since then it’s probably everything because of this injury. I’m not sure if I started too early, maybe I should skip Wimbledon and have one extra week. But my heart would cry if I missed Wimbledon”.