Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stated Sunday she wouldn’t play the Billie Jean King Cup finals in November as she wants relaxation. The rebranded Fed Cup match shall be held on indoor laborious courts on the O2 Arena in Prague on November 1-6 after the Czech capital changed Budapest because the host metropolis earlier this 12 months.
“I’ve advised the crew captain I wouldn’t play. I’ll play two or three tournaments in the remainder of the season after which I must relaxation,” stated the 31-year-old Czech.
“This 12 months has been powerful mentally and bodily, I’ve had a lot of accidents and my physique can’t address it anymore,” added the world quantity 10.
“Of course, this determination wasn’t simple, however I’ve to consider myself, I’m not the youngest one,” Kvitova advised reporters from the jap Czech metropolis of Ostrava the place she is because of play on the Ostrava Open subsequent week.
The Wimbledon champion from 2011 and 2014 was part of the Czech Republic crew which gained six of the final 9 Fed Cup editions.
The maiden Billie Jean King Cup was on account of be performed in Budapest final 12 months, but it surely didn’t occur due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’ve bought younger ladies and I imagine they may deal with it,” Kvitova stated.
“Of course I wish to play however I want my break day so as to handle the subsequent few seasons.”
“All these bubbles we had been in price me plenty of power, taking part in with out folks is like coaching for me and I’m not precisely the coaching kind,” Kvitova stated.
The Czechs face Germany and Switzerland within the group stage of the Billie Jean King Cup finals.
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