Saturday 23 February 2013

Petra Kvitova wins Dubai - Twitter Reacts

Petra Kvitova defeated Sara Errani to lift her first trophy in 6 months. The reaction was evident on twitter. It was not long ago when Kvitova was just 2 matches away from the top spot in the world, but since then she has fallen to world no.8 in the rankings.

Although WTA twitter accounted posted about Kvitova's win late, still let us start with WTA's tweet.

Here is what Matt Cronin had to say about Kvitova's win

 Erik Gurdis was right about the unpredictable nature of Petra Kvitova.

The match was clearly a see saw kind of battle with Petra winning a lop-sided first set, Errani taking a lop-sided second set and Kvitova finding her mojo and range just in time to win another lopsided 3rd set.


Nonetheless it was an entertaining final.

This clearly caught my attention as one of the witty tweets (witty in a good way) after Kvitova's win.

Petra Kvitova hit 46 winners to 36 unforced errors in her win over Errani.

Rafael Nadal fan congratulating Petra Kvitova after her victory.

Let us now walk through the tweets from the start of the match

Twitter was quick to react just as the match started and Kvitova was in no time up a double break.

This tweet came at the right time to jinx Petra, though not jinx her enough to lose the first set. It was after this tweet that Kvitova lost her serve, although she broke right back to win the first set.

The reaction was evident as Kvitova won the first set 6-2.

The second set started with Kvitova breaking Errani, but that was the only game Kvitova won in the second set as Errani won  6 straight games to win the second set 61. Panic was clearly evident.

Some admired Errani's change in tactics which rattled Kvitova, while others got nervous for Kvitova.

Some interesting tweets came in after the second set. Most of them urging Kvitova to get hold of her game.

Kvitova and Errani held their serves to start the 3rd set, but in the very next service game Kvitova found herself down 0-40 on her serve, had to dig deep to come out of that hole and hold.

As Errani served at 1-2 30-15, a Kvitova forehand went long, there was a mixed call from the line man, which resulted in a little argument between Kvitova, Errani and chair umpire. Chair umpire called the line man to clarify as the drama unfolded.

The line man jogged to the Kader (Chair umpire) and told him he corrected the out call.

Errani challenged the call and won the point, but lost her focus and lost 10 straight points from then on to go down 1-4, was broken again when serving at 1-4, and Kvitova held her serve to win her 10th career title.

The tweet below summed up what the match missed. The match had everything from clean winners by Kvitova to successful serve and volley tactics from Errani, and the drama.

Kvitova's coach was on vacation and she was by herself in Dubai as she won her first title of 2013.

Errani's never give up attitude was highly lauded and her change of tactics was smart tennis that reap benefits for her in the second set.

Finally to end the article, there was some discussion regarding the Kvitova's shriek that she lets out after winning big points. To me it is a good way of showing yur emotions and letting go of your emotions especially when the intensity of the game is high, after all players are humans too, and it shows how much effort they are putting in and how much it means to them.

That is all for today from twitter regarding Kvitova's win. I hope you liked the idea of the article. Stay tuned for more.