Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sometimes wishes she could ‘be a normal human being'

Petra Kvitova says it is sometimes 'tough' being in the 'public eye'
Petra Kvitova says it is sometimes 'tough' being in the 'public eye' (SIPA USA/PA Images)
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World No 11 Petra Kvitová has revealed the difficulties that come with being a top professional tennis player.

The 30 year-old Czech, who has won two Wimbledon titles in 2011 and 2014, says she sometimes wishes she could be a ‘normal human being’.

She said: “I think we don't really have a real life to be honest.”

“We have to deal with so many things, with our nerves, with the pressure, with the pressure from outside. To be a public person is not easy,” she told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I'm not really the one who wants to be in the public eye and be in the newspapers, so sometimes it's really tough for me to deal with it.

"On the other hand I'm kind of a good tennis player so it should be like this, probably.

"It's really tough sometimes and definitely part of me wants to me to be a normal human being.

“I still love tennis and I still want to play tennis. Winning big tournaments is still the motivation and that's why I'm still playing.”

The star reached the 2019 Australian Open final and has played in the 2012 French Open semi-final. 

She pulled out of the Italian Open which is currently taking place in Rome. 

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