The two-time Wimbledon Champion, Petra Kvitova, has admitted she sometimes wishes she could have lived life as a more “normal human being”.
This comes after she spoke of the “real life” negatives that come with being one of the best tennis players in the world.
“It’s tough to find friends, honest friends I mean. It’s tough to spend time with your family,” she admitted.
Despite the difficulties, the 30-year-old Czech claims she is still in love with the game, and remains motivated to continue winning accolades at the highest level in women’s tennis.
“If I don’t have the motivation to be great I will not play.
“I think we don’t really have a real life to be honest.
“Because we are still on the road, we are still practising, playing matches, eating, sleeping.
“I love the game itself so for me I can enjoy it, for sure, when I am on the court itself. I love matches. I don’t really like practice but that’s how it is.
“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.”
A cash out from Coral option on Kvitova’s success at the next Grand Slam could be profitable, should she show any signs of losing her way during a match, and you want to take the money you are being offered.
Kvitova won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, but has since returned to the top of the game following a robbery in the Czech Republic in December 2016, which left her with a stab wound in her playing hand.
Since returning to the sport five months later, Kvitova has gone on to win eight WTA titles.