Petra Kvitova won Wimbledon twice, in 2011 and 2014. But in none of these years, Roger Federer conquered the men’s singles title, as he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2011 quarter-finals and to Novak Djokovic in 2014 final, both times in five sets.
Kvitova would have loved to attend the Champions Dinner with Federer, an eight-time Wimbledon champion. ‘What a shame! But just in these years, Federer did not win. It would have been nice because Roger is a good guy, I like him a lot‘, the Czech told Blick.
Asked if Federer can win his ninth Wimbledon title, Kvitova replied: ‘He definitely can. Because Roger exactly knows how to play on grass. I admire him. He is not younger anymore. But his movement makes him so good.’
On her great grass-court results, Kvitova added: ‘I have a big game for it. Of course, I want to win a third time. But it will be tough. Many things happened since then, I stay realistic.’ Asked if he imagines herself playing until 37 like Federer, Kvitova replied: ‘I would like to play the Olympic Games again, so 2020 Tokyo.
What will happen afterwards, we will see. For example, I also think about starting a family.’ Victoria Azarenka is a mother and still a tennis player. ‘Career and kids: ora hard. For men it’s much easier’, concluded Kvitova.