Bartoli: Kvitova impossible to beat when zoning
After Petra Kvitova destroyed her 6-1, 6-1 in just an hour in Montreal yesterday, France’s Marion Bartoli had high praise for the 2011 Wimbledon champion. The sixth-ranked Czech hasn't won a title since the 2011 WTA Championships, but did reach the semifinals of the Australian Open and Roland Garros and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. However, Kvitova — who has complained of bad allergies while playing in North America — has never reached a final of an American hard court outdoor event. "I believe today her performance was extraordinary," Bartoli said "When she plays like this it's almost impossible to play against her. "Against Serena [Williams] I won once and lost once, but I never felt like I couldn't do anything. Against Petra today I was under the impression I just couldn't play. She's able to play a winner from anywhere on the court and whatever ball you send her. She takes your control away. I never felt like this against Serena or [Maria] Sharapova."