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Petra retires from third-round match in Rome

Greek youngster Maria Sakkari proved her clay court mettle on Thursday, winning her second match of the day to reach the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarterfinals as No.2 seed Petra was forced to retiring trailing, 7-5, 5-7, 4-0.

Petra was doing double duty after Wednesday’s washout, dropping just one game to Putintseva and winning the first three games to kick off her clash with Sakkari.

The unseeded Greek star soon settled, levelling the set after saving a pair of break points in the sixth game and held steady as she turned the tables on the two-time Wimbledon winner, breaking to grab the opening set.

Kvitova began the second set in similar fashion to the first, breaking early only to see Sakkari even things up at three games apiece, but this time it was the Australian Open runner-up who held her nerve, forcing a decider as Sakkari served for a tie-break.

Sakkari, who reached the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open semifinals back in 2017, quickly reclaimed the initiative in the final set, breaking at love twice to take a double break lead as Kvitova faltered physically, calling a medical time-out at 3-0.

The 29-year-old Czech nonetheless made a valiant final push on the Sakkari serve, holding a break point in the very next game, but ultimately was forced to end the contest after the fourth game.

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2019

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova
getting-to-know
Petra received two pieces of advice from Martina Navratilova before the 2011 Wimbledon final: don’t be too happy that you are in the final; don’t think of it as the Wimbledon final but treat it as a normal match
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Petra’s favorite surfaces is grass, but she also loves to play indoors
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The most important person in Petra’s career is her father, Jiří, who introduced her to tennis and honed her talent at a young age
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Getting To Know

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Coach: Jiri Vanek

Jiri Vanek is a former ATP player who reached a career-high singles ranking of No.74 in October 2000 and amassed 11 titles on the Challenger circuit. After retiring in 2011, Vanek coached Czech No.1 Karolina Pliskova to five WTA titles and her first Grand Slam final in 2016. He is married to Marketa Kochta, also a former pro player, and has two sons, Jiri Giorgio (13) and Tom Nicolas (9).

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PR manager: Katie Spellman

Working together since 2012. Katie is from England but lives in Toronto, Canada. Katie spent the first seven years of her career as a sports journalist on the Sunday Mirror and The Times before joining the communications team at the WTA, where she worked closely with Petra and other top WTA players as part of the communications team. Katie set up her own PR consultancy business in 2012 with Petra as her first client.

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Agent/Manager: Marijn Bal

Marijn Bal has been Petra’s manager at IMG since August 2014 and represents Petra globally. A former collegiate tennis player, Marijn is originally from The Netherlands, and currently works out of the IMG office in Bradenton, Florida, where he has been based since 2008 and takes care of Petra’s day-to-day business related matters.

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Fitness trainer: David Vydra 

Petra has been working with David, who is from Prague, since June 2015. Before working with Petra, David spent 7 years working with Tomas Berdych and several months working with Lukas Rosol.

WTA

Winner (25):

2019

Sydney, Stuttgart

2018

Doha, St. Petersburg, Prague, Madrid, Birmingham

2017

Birmingham

2016

Wuhan, Zhuhai

2015

Sydney, Madrid, New Haven

2014

New Haven, Wuhan

2013

Dubai, Tokyo

2012

Montréal, New Haven

2011

Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Linz, WTA Championships

2009

Hobart

Finalist (8):

2019

Dubai

2016

Luxembourg

2015

WTA FINALS

2014

Beijing

2013

Katowice, New Haven

2009

Linz

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