STANFORD, CA, USA - Petra Kvitova has spoken of her surprise at how well her comeback has gone. The Czech returned in May after a five-month absence and won the Aegon Classic in Birmingham within a month, as well as reaching the second round at both the French Open and Wimbledon.
"It's amazing," the 27-year-old told wtatennis.com. "I didn't really know what to expect after such a long time. I was surprised how everything worked [like] before. I was ready to try and play Wimbledon [as my comeback] and I was already playing the French Open.
"For me it was a big surprise that I won at Birmingham. It felt great over there, and unfortunately I couldn't show it at Wimbledon but, on the other hand, it's a great comeback so far."
Kvitova continues her comeback against either Francesca Schiavone or Kateryna Bondarenko in her opening match at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford after being awarded a wildcard as second seed.