This is a French Open briefing from Petra's PR agent Katie Spellman.
Petra Kvitova, the No.7 seed at 2013 Roland Garros, will face world No.187 Aravane Rezai in the first round. Petra holds a 0-1 head-to-head record against Rezai, with the Frenchwoman winning their only encounter at 2010 Montreal.
Petra said: "It is always difficult and tricky to play someone from France at Roland Garros. I played Rezai three years ago and she plays very aggressive and risky. She can beat anybody on her day so I will have to be ready for every point from the beginning. It won't be easy, but I'm looking forward to getting out there."
2013 Clay-Court Season
Petra has gone 8-4 in her 2013 clay-court season, with the highlights coming in a final appearance at Katowice (l. Vinci) and a quarterfinal at Stuttgart (l.Li)
Petra lost in the third round at Rome (l. Stosur) and second round at Madrid (l.Hantuchova)
Six of Petraâ€
s last seven matches have gone to 3 sets
Roland Garros Quick Hits
Petra arrived in Paris on Thursday and is accompanied at Roland Garros by her coach David Kotyza
This is Petraâ€
s fifth appearance at Roland Garros. Petraâ€
s best performance came in 2012 when she reached SF (l. to Sharapova).
She reached the 4r in 2008 (l. to Kanepi) and 2011 (l. to Li)
Petra holds an 11-4 record at Roland Garros
Petra has won 5 of 8 matches against top 10 players (d. Radwanska, Wozniacki, Errani in Dubai, d. Stosur and Errani in Fed Cup, l. to S. Williams in Doha, l. to Li in Stuttgart, l. to Stosur in Rome)
Petra won her 1st title this year and 10th career title in Dubai
Petra currently lies 7th in the race to the WTA Championships in Istanbul
Petra on the Internet
s followers have reached over 38,600 on Twitter: @petra_kvitova
Petra has more than 123,000 fans on Facebook:
Petra just joined weibo and has more than 134,000 Chinese fans: http://www.weibo.com/PetraKvitovaTennis