Roland Garros: Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals

Petra Kvitova, Wednesday October 7, in Paris.

It was eight years ago. In the spring of 2012, Petra Kvitova reached the semi-finals at the Roland-Garros tournament. She bowed to the Russian Maria Sharapova, the future winner. Thursday, the Czech, 30 years old, will regain this “last square. She will face Sofia Kenin (6th player in the world) or Danielle Collins (57th).

On Wednesday October 7, the one ranked eleventh in the world, easily qualified for the semi-finals by beating in straight sets (6-3, 6-3), the German Laura Siegemund. The Czech left-hander has still not lost a single set since the start of the tournament.

The two-time Wimbledon winner (2011 and 2014) almost saw her career cut short at the end of December 2016 following a knife attack during a burglary at her home in the Czech Republic. Her injured left hand had required a fairly heavy operation and had been taken away from the courts for five months. Since then, she had not passed the round of 16 on Parisian clay.

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