What is best and worst surface for Kvitova?

Best and worst surface for Kvitova ?

  • Indoor HC - outdoor HC

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Grass - outdoor HC

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • Clay - outdoor HC

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Indoor HC - clay

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Grass - clay

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Outdoor HC - clay

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Grass - Indoor HC

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Outdoor HC - clay

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Outdoor HC - grass

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • other

    Votes: 2 11.1%

  • Total voters
    18

Romismak

Rookie
What do you think which surface is best and which one worst for Petra?
I will give indoor alone - i know it is HC, but i think it is clearly different to play Indoor and outdoor HC. So we have outdoor HC, Indoor HC, clay , grass.

First in poll will be best, second will be worst surface.

So when we look on surfaces :

Grass - Petra seems to be comfortable on grass, can use her lefty serve-slice, also has pretty good volleys for WTA tour and can use slice which is effective on grass. Also the surface is pretty ,,quick,, so she can play her tennis - winning rallies pretty quick.

Indoor HC - She has perfect conditions for her agressive powerfull game, no wind there for missing shots- bad timing, i think indoor conditions really suits here, her serve, her deep groundstrokes are effective, because she can hit them well. Also Indoors courts are generally quicker and she likes fast tennis - 1-2-3 shots.

Clay - Clay is exactly opposite for grass and indoors which are faster surfaces, clay as slowest surface is actually also i think good for PEtra´s game. Maybe her serve isn´t such big weapon here, but she has great return, especially her attack on 2nd serves - return winners are great for clay where she got enough time for good timing and big FH- big BH. Also in rallies she can benefit that has more time for her own deffense, because movement, footwork are not her major strenghts. Also she can dictate with lefty-topspin FH.

Outdoor HC - I think this is her worst surface, worst didn´t mean she can´t play here, but on other surfaces she is i think better. First of all on WTA tour outdoor HC is major surface, about 2/3 of big events are on outdoor HC and all players are comfortable and best on outdoor HC, so the competition here is biggest. Also generally outdoor HC are medium speed surfaces and PEtra likes more faster or slower, not medium fast.

So what do you think? about which surfaces suits here?
 

CocaCola

Professional
Why does she have to scream like that after every point won? I started to like her after Wimbledon but yesterday she was more annoying than Azarenka which is not an easy task. No idea on surfaces.
 

WinNCash

Rookie
Best- Indoor HC for sure, Worst- Clay. When she won Madrid she said she really didn't like playing on it. That doesn't mean she can't win on it though.
 
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Laurie

Guest
What do you think which surface is best and which one worst for Petra?
I will give indoor alone - i know it is HC, but i think it is clearly different to play Indoor and outdoor HC. So we have outdoor HC, Indoor HC, clay , grass.

First in poll will be best, second will be worst surface.

So when we look on surfaces :

Grass - Petra seems to be comfortable on grass, can use her lefty serve-slice, also has pretty good volleys for WTA tour and can use slice which is effective on grass. Also the surface is pretty ,,quick,, so she can play her tennis - winning rallies pretty quick.

Indoor HC - She has perfect conditions for her agressive powerfull game, no wind there for missing shots- bad timing, i think indoor conditions really suits here, her serve, her deep groundstrokes are effective, because she can hit them well. Also Indoors courts are generally quicker and she likes fast tennis - 1-2-3 shots.

Clay - Clay is exactly opposite for grass and indoors which are faster surfaces, clay as slowest surface is actually also i think good for PEtra´s game. Maybe her serve isn´t such big weapon here, but she has great return, especially her attack on 2nd serves - return winners are great for clay where she got enough time for good timing and big FH- big BH. Also in rallies she can benefit that has more time for her own deffense, because movement, footwork are not her major strenghts. Also she can dictate with lefty-topspin FH.

Outdoor HC - I think this is her worst surface, worst didn´t mean she can´t play here, but on other surfaces she is i think better. First of all on WTA tour outdoor HC is major surface, about 2/3 of big events are on outdoor HC and all players are comfortable and best on outdoor HC, so the competition here is biggest. Also generally outdoor HC are medium speed surfaces and PEtra likes more faster or slower, not medium fast.

So what do you think? about which surfaces suits here?

Nice analysis. That looks to be the case so far. But perhaps it's more the US hardcourts because so far she has done well on the Australian continent. Clay should suit her because she likes to take the ball on top of the bounce and punish her opponents, high bouncing balls are just fine, plus she can swing hard and keep the ball in play.

It's looking good for Petra Kvitova isn't it? I'm actually going to make a series of youtube clips called "Petra Kvitova, a Collection of Great Shotmaking". I will make about 3 or 4 parts, about 8 minutes each.
 

Ripster

Hall of Fame
Best surface is clearly grass - her game is perfect for it and her results at Wimbledon speak to that.

Worst surface - probably clay. Not that she's terrible on it because she won Madrid and made the 4th round of the French giving Li Na her toughest match of the tournament. I actually think with today's lackluster field that she can win a French at some point.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Yeah with the joke WTA era (though I think the end of this year is the start of its improvement which will continue in the coming years) there is no reason for Kvitova not to win the Career Slam. I fully expect she will.
 
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1970CRBase

Guest
I do not think Kitty has a worst surface as such, she has a best, indoor fast/Grass, but the other surfaces are about average for her.
 

soyizgood

G.O.A.T.
Kvitova just blows chunks during spring and summer US hardcourt season. Yet she likes the outdoors in Australia. If she can get it together on US hardcourts (yes, I know she was lousy in Beijing), she might not have a true surface weakness.
 
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