WTA Petra Kvitova was diagnosed with mono last week. However, the Czech who just won her second Wimbledon title last month, has been cleared by doctors.
“[After Wimbledon] I spent a few days off in Monaco as a vacation and then I was trying to practice a little bit,” Kvitova explained. “Unfortunately I found out I was diagnosed with mono. So it’s going to be a little tougher for me to practice in a good way.
“I was just tested and probably I got the mono during the springtime this year,” she said. “I still have a little bit of it. I’m still able to play. My doctor gave me permission to play. But of course I have to be worried about the practice and everything. I will try to be ready for the matches.”
Kvitova has been dealing with heath issues for much of the 2-3 months, and she thinks she was dealing with this illness during the spring clay season.
“It’s tough when I’m looking back,” she said. “Many things are clearer now. But of course I’m not sure if I don’t have mono that I’m going to play well. That’s not something I can say. I still had chances to win anyway. Maybe I can just see why I felt tired.”
Kvitova is the third seed at the Canadian Open. She awaits the winner of the Elina Svitolina/Victoria Azarenka match.
“At first I was a little bit scared,” Kvitova said. “I didn’t know if I could play the US tournaments this summer or maybe if I could play at all for the rest of the season.”
“On the other side I think it’s positive news. I know now why I’m still tired and feeling so badly. That’s the good news for me.”
Other players like Robin Soderling, Christina McHale, Mario Ancic and Roger Federer has dealt with the virus.
Kvitova won the Canadian Open in Montreal in 2012.
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