Wimbledon 2015: Petra Kvitova wastes no time beginning title defence
Petra Kvitova breezes into the second round of Wimbledon with a 35-minute win over Kiki Bertens
Petra Kvitova revealed her delight after easing her way into the second round of Wimbledon with a lightning quick 6-1 6-0 win over Kiki Bertens in just 35 minutes.
The defending champion made light work of the world No108 as she raced to victory to book her place in round two at the All England Club, winning 100 per cent of her first serve points.
Kvitova admitted to suffering from nerves before beginning her title defence but was thrilled with the way she ended up performing.
“I’ll be quite happy if every time I’m nervous I play like this,” said Kvitova.
“It was better than 2012 when I was defending my first title but nerves are healthy. I like them! I handled it. I was sick a few days ago and still played very well. Focusing on myself is the most important thing. There are so many great opponents here.
“I served very well. I’m glad how I played. But before the match you never know how it’s going to be. In the first round you are the big, big favourite to win.
“You’re standing on the court with a lot of expectation, not only from yourself but from all the people around, the media and everyone.
“You have to handle it well, so it’s always a struggle at the beginning of these tournaments. Opponents are more relaxed. It’s kind of tricky.”