Petra Kvitova: This Wonderful Journey

What has Petra Kvitova been up to since winning Wimbledon? The World No.4 tells all from her home in the Czech Republic - read her blog right here on wtatennis.com!

Published July 15, 2014 12:15

Petra Kvitova: This Wonderful Journey
Petra Kvitova

Hi everyone,

I wanted to write and let you know what I have been up to since I played that amazing match on Centre Court last Saturday!

The first time I won Wimbledon I didn't really celebrate because everything just happened so quickly. This time I managed to have a couple of glasses of champagne back at the house in Wimbledon village with my team, but then I was so tired that I still ended up going to bed early!

To tell you the truth, I did not sleep well during the second week of Wimbledon so my mind and body were really exhausted and ready to crash.

On Sunday, I had a fun day shopping in London (I bought myself some earrings as a special present) and then it was time to get ready for the Wimbledon ball. They bring in a stylist and the dressing room downstairs at the All England Club is full of dresses to choose from. I picked a classic black and white ball gown and then had my hair and make-up done, it was so much fun to have a girly day.

The ball was at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and it was such a beautiful location. I went with all my team and it was so nice to see them dressed in black tie with big smiles on their faces. I was a bit nervous about doing the speech in front of everyone but it went pretty well and I think I did a good job with my English :)

We got home around 2am and then had to get up at 7am to finish packing up the house and then catch our flight home to the Czech Republic. I carried my trophy with me on the flight and we had a lot of fun taking pictures and celebrating some more :)

Since I got home I have done a couple of press conferences, but I have really tried to keep a low profile and just quietly get some rest and take it all in. Of course one of the first things I did was to watch a replay of the final on TV - I still can't believe how well I played! - and then I just wanted to see my parents again and enjoy all the emotions.

On Sunday I made an appearance in my home town of Fulnek and it was so amazing to see all the support I have from my small town. Lots of people came out to see me, we did a Q and A on the stage and then there was a Czech band playing.

The first time around I wasn't really ready for all of the attention and the media, but this time I am feeling that I know more what to expect and how to cope. I am more experienced and mature and know that I should keep my team and family close to me and go about my life like normal Petra :)

Which means that it's time to get back to training...

Thanks for all your support along this wonderful journey,


Keep following Kvitova on her Road To Singapore on her official website and Twitter page.

Petra Kvitova

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