World No. 11 Petra Kvitova acknowledged that she hasn’t had much success at the Indian Wells throughout her career but she loves the tournament.
Kvitova, a former world No. 2, has only made two quarterfinal appearances in Indian Wells.
Kvitova admitted that it’s hard for her to play in the Indian Wells conditions.
“I didn’t really have the best results here so far. I made quarterfinal, I think, maybe once or twice,” Kvitova said, per the WTA website.
“But for me, this tournament, it’s such a beautiful event, the place and everything, so quiet and everything. But the surface and the balls, it’s nothing for me, unfortunately. It’s not flying at all. It’s very slow. It’s bouncing so high. For me, it’s really difficult to play here, actually. I know it’s not humid, which is good, but it could be very hot as I already had it in my practices. So it’s very, very tough, especially at this time. The weather is just totally different compared to March.”
Kvitova admits it will be tough for her in Indian Wells
Kvitkova is hoping to do well in her last tournament of the season but she is aware that it’s easier said than done.
“And for me, because it’s my last tournament of the season, playing here it’s even tougher. I know it will be physically, mentally, really tough. I know it’s not really suiting my game, so that’s maybe even worse and tougher.”
In her last tournament played, Kvitova made the Ostrava semifinal two weeks ago.
“It’s a bit different and that’s how I am trying to enjoy the end of the season,” Kvitova said in Ostrava.
“I was coming here pretty exhausted. I’m still exhausted but I even think that people have helped me a lot. Every single point, doesn’t matter how the score looks, even in my first match, I’m really appreciating this effort from them.”