Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/24/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Dinara Safina of Russia reacts after a play to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day six of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Petra Kvitova photo courtesy of Getty Images No. 5 Petra Kvitova  qualified for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships – Istanbul 2012. Angelique Kerber and Sara Errani  were also named as qualifying for the year-end on Thursday. Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Agniezska Radwanska had qualified earlier in the year. Kivtova became only the third woman to win the event in her debut in 2011 following in the footsteps of Serena Williams in 2001 and Sharapova in 2004. “I am very proud of Petra, ” said Kvitova’s coach David Kotyza.  “She is always trying to be better, every day, sometimes with success and sometimes not. But it doesn’t matter, after her unbelievable 2011, there are a lot of people around her who take the success as a norm, but it is not possible. She is well grounded, but she is still very young and needs time to progress further. For now, she needs time to recover from her stomach illness in Beijing and then we will start preparing for indoors, Ist...
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