After a second round defeat at Roland Garros, Petra Kvitova optimistically looked ahead to her continuing comeback this season.
WTA Staff

After losing in the second round of Roland Garros to qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Petra Kvitova was succinct: you have to walk before you can run.

The World No.16 already has her attention turned to the part of the season which she calls "amazing" for her - the grass courts, culminating at Wimbledon, where she is a two-time champion.

"The fairytale ended. Now, in upcoming weeks, I think it will be business as usual," the Czech said. "That's what I'm looking forward to, just focusing on the tennis and on the game and everything what I do need to improve to my game."

Petra Kvitova (Getty)
Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon (Getty)

"Coming to Roland Garros was one of the things, which we were [doing in] preparing for Wimbledon - we do have a lot of attention here," Kvitova said on the tournament where she is a two-time champion. "Wimbledon should be much more relaxed afterwards. I really am looking forward to being there. It's a really great tournament for me. I have the best memories which I can have.

"I think that, you know, my game still suits the grass, and I will do my best to be there. I will really enjoy the time to be there. We will have a house again in Wimbledon Village and will be similar to other years. I'm happy that I will not miss Wimbledon this year."

Despite winning Wimbledon twice, Kvitova has never won a warm-up event leading into the year's third Grand Slam, having only finished runner-up to Marion Bartoli at Eastbourne in 2011.

Asked about her upcoming schedule, Kvitova said: "I have no idea. We are waiting how everything will go here, if the hand will be fine and everything. So now we have to sit down with the team and think about the schedule before Wimbledon."

One thing remains certain, though - the minute that Kvitova sets foot on the lawns of the All-England Club, she will be thrilled to be back.

"I'm glad that it wasn't taken away from me to be there one more time, at least. I will enjoy much more probably than the other years."

And just what will she enjoy the most?

"I'm really looking forward for my lefty serve wide from the left, as well," she added, with a smile.